Sunday, June 7, 2009
May 12 Richard Carnegie, Matt Epp, Ann Vriend
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
RICHARD CARNEGIE, Conversations with my double bass
The performances of double bassist/spoken word artist Richard Carnegie are the one night stand between a poetry slam and the classical avante garde that have turned into an unlikely but loving relationship. Richard has recently been spending less time with Bach and a little more time exploring the small but rich repertoire of music for solo double bass with simultaneous narration. Performing May 12th at "The Hayloft", Richard will premiere his new composition "Requiem for Radio and Radio Dramas" as well as performing audience favourites "B.B. Wolf" and "Failing".
Elle magazine claims “Ann Vriend sings with the heart-stopping intensity of Aretha Franklin, plays piano with the ease of Norah Jones and writes songs as powerful in their simplicity as those of Paul Simon and Leonard Cohen.” Performing with Ann is Matt Epp:"Not unlike Ryan Adams, Epp has this weighty pitch that travels right to the core, and can either make your heart feel incredibly heavy or lift you right to your feet. If you like music, you'll like this."- Jared Story (UPTOWN magazine review A+)
PICTURES FROM THE CONCERT! PHOTOGRAPHY BY CANDACE EPP
FOR THIS SHOW, WE FEATURED VISUAL ART BY MATT PROCTOR. When I introduced his work to the audience, there was an audible gasp of appreciation! For more information about Matt and the Sherbrook Community Centre (where Matt lives), visit their website.