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Event Archive - Tower of Song, Oliver Swain,

Fri. May 9th 2014 @  St. James Community Hall (All Ages)
$24 ($20 members)
Tickets at:, Rufus Guitar Shop, Highlife Records
Presented by: The Rogue Folk Club
Tower of Song is a creative tribute to the music of Leonard Cohen, presented by two celebrated BC singers and songwriters: Oliver Swain and Glenna Garramone. A night of rare and classic selections from the Leonard Cohen cannon fearlessly interpreted by these artists, with a few original compositions and readings, round out an evening that celebrates Canada's greatest bard and his influence on modern songwriting. Hear Cohen’s timeless songs arranged for two voices, banjo, string bass, piano and guitar. Together Swain and Garramone have crafted vocal arrangements of the great works of Cohen that will satiate and astonish the die-hard Cohen fan in everyone.

Produced by Garramone for the first time in June of 2011 at Vancouver’s Media Club, Tower of Song gave Swain and Garramone the chance to collaborate on Cohen’s rich material, and the chemistry was obvious -- to them and to the packed house at the Media Club. In the spring of 2012 they teamed up again for a sold out show at Victoria’s Hermann’s Jazz Club, with production duties and the artistic direction being shared as collaboration between the two artists. They frequently collaborate with special guest artists to showcase the broad range of Cohen’s writing.

This show features several special guests including Reid Jamieson, Big Machine, Hilary Grist, Corbin Keep, Adrian Glynn and shayne avec i grec.


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