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Event Archive - Michael Averill, Sadie Campbell, Kristina Lao , Joline Baylis, Chicken Like Birds

Thu. November 17th 2016 The Rogue Folk Club (All Ages)
8:00PM doors at 7:00PM
Presented by: The Rogue Folk Club
The Acoustic Guitar Project is a global music platform and concert series that inspires musicians to write an original song and record it live in one week. This project is taking place in over 50 cities around the world. Five artists are chosen to share one acoustic guitar. Each artist has one week to write and record a brand new song with the guitar. They sign it, take their photo with it, and then pass the guitar onto the next artist.

The purpose of the project is to inspire creativity by simplifying its process to the bare essentials, to encourage a deeper connection between the artist and their art, and to tell truthful, meaningful stories. It features Michael Averill, Sadie Campbell, Kristina Lao, Joline Baylis and Chicken-Like Birds. Come and celebrate the end of the project on Thursday November 17th, where you’ll meet the chosen songwriters, hear the new songs, and the stories behind them. This concert showcases a wide range of musicians all using the same instrument – from raggy-time blues, soulful folk, acoustic rock, to heart-warming roots. Experience what one acoustic guitar can create!

Michael Averill: An adventurous Canadian troubadour who delivers stories and songs of serendipity around the country by foot. Through heartfelt Roots, Folk, and Blues, Michael captivates his audiences and invites them to connect deeper within themselves and their communities. (Michael has recently taken over the role of Vancouver curator of the project from local songbird Lydia Hol.)

Sadie Campbell: From gospel to gritty rock n’ roll to swampy Southern blues and back again, the songstress's sound blends traditional standards with a modern edge, letting loose a creative force that can't be suppressed.

Kristina Lao: A nerdy, wordy, folk-loving singer-songwriter and actor. Featuring rich Brit-lilt vocals and long, lyrical walks in a poetry park. Adores Paul Simon, Tracy Chapman, Joni Mitchell, and a well-steeped cup of tea.

Joline Baylis: Joline Baylis is a Vancouver-based singer-songwriter poised to take her music far beyond the city that has shaped her. With a voice reminiscent of Eva Cassidy and Ani Difranco, her original material is fresh, haunting, and deeply personal. - or -

Chicken-Like Birds: A sweet and silly duo, with an acoustic guitar, a double-bass, and a suitcase, Chicken-Like Birds bring their twist on sloppy blues-ragtime-folk. Jasmin and Ari will have your feet stompin', mouths smiling and you might even feel downright decent.


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