Ticket Sale day change, Neko Case…

Edmonton Folk Festival eNews – Febuary 2014

We would like to give you all a quick “heads up” about a change in our Ticket Day timing. We are making a change from our tickets going on sale on June 1st, to having them always on sale the first Saturday in June – this year June 7th.

“We always get a lot of feedback from people who say ‘We have to take the morning off from work (to get passes’),” says festival producer Terry Wickham. “Fewer people work on Saturday.” This policy will also allow for continuing with the lottery in TELUS field that had overwhelmingly positive feedback last year.

For further info check out the recent Edmonton Journal Article.



The April 10th The Head and the Heart show that was moved into the Winspear Centre is now sold out.



Just Announced:

LIVE AT THE WINSPEAR, in partnership with Union Events is pleased to present:
May 19th, 2014
w/ guests: The Dodos

Tickets will be available on Friday, February 7th, 2014 at 10:00am via the Winspear box office. Purchases can be made through the box office’s toll-free number at 1-800-563-5081, or online: www.winspearcentre.com.

On May 19th, 2014, seasoned songwriter and performer Neko Case will return to Edmonton to make her Winspear Centre debut. Touring her latest album–the distinctly titled The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You–Case will be joined by The Dodos, an energetic indie pop band from San Francisco.

Praised for her unconventional song structure and use of stark imagery, and known for her trademark vocals, the 46 year-old musician has achieved much critical acclaim for both her solo career and her involvement with the New Pornographers, one of Canada’s most prominent indie rock bands.

Case’s 2009 release, Middle Cyclone, garnered two Grammy Award nominations and debuted a No. 3 on the Billboard charts during the first week of its debut–the highest an album from an independent record company had ever ranked at the time of its release. Most recently, The Worse Things Get was nominated in the Best Alternative Music Album category at the 2013 Grammy Awards.

While the majority of Case’s lyrics focus on metaphorical narratives, The Worse Things Get comprises of much more personal material. Music became an all-important staple in Case’s life at a young age, a force she refers to as “the benevolent voice in the dark that says, ‘it’s okay, I’m here for you.’” As the alt-country singer shared with the Calgary Herald last week, this latest album emerged from a four-year bout of depression, through which the singer reflected heavily on her tumultuous childhood.

Despite the heavy subtext, the new album maintains a magnetic charm. “I had to kind of dress these songs up in a way that was more joyful for me,” shares Case. “You have to laugh at being that depressed after a while. It’s rather like putting on your suit and clocking in every day.”

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James Vincent McMorrow,
w/ guests
Presented in Partnership With JCL Productions

McDougall United Church
10025 101 Street
Sun, March 23
All Ages – Doors @ 7 pm
Tickets moving quickly!
Advance tickets available Sat, Jan 11 at 10 am at YEG Live and Blackbyrd Myoozik

Dublin singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow has just unveiled an extensive North American headlining tour in support of his highly anticipated and critically-acclaimed, sophomore album Post Tropical, including a night at McDougall Church here in Edmonton, AB on March 23rd, 2014. The Guardian has called his live show “unstoppable” and Consequence of Sound wrote this about his last tour, “I’ve seldom seen a singer command a room with such a subtle whisper.”

Post Tropical which drops January 14, 2014 through Dine Alone Records in Canada, is the follow-up to McMorrow’s acclaimed 2011 debut album, Early in the Morning which earned McMorrow a #1 debut, a Jools Holland performance, and platinum certification in Ireland.

Described as “breathtaking” (Vice) and “achingly beautiful”, Post Tropical is currently streaming on MTV and CBC and is available to pre-order now. To listen to the album visit: MTV and CBC. McMorrow recently posted a gorgeous falsetto-piano version of the track “Cavalier” that he recorded in Ireland last month. Watch it here: http://youtu.be/JOYAXJpjyYw



The Edmonton Folk Music Festival in partnership with JCL Productions are pleased to announce:
Thursday, May 15th 2014
McDougall United Church (10025 101 Street NW, Edmonton, AB)

Check out their recent appearance on Austin City Limits:

Following a successful appearance at the 2013 Edmonton Folk Music Festival as well as a recent Grammy nomination for best Folk Album for Ash and Clay, The Milk Carton Kids will be returning to Edmonton in May of 2014 for an intimate show at the McDougall United Church.

Flat-picking harmony duo, The Milk Carton Kids, have emerged in the last three years as a powerful voice defining the continuing folk tradition. A refreshing alternative to the foot- stomping grandeur of the so-called “folk revival”, an understated virtuosity defines The Milk Carton Kids, to the delight of traditionalists and newcomers to the folk movement alike. Indeed, Garrison Keillor has called them “absolute geniuses in close-harmony”, while cultural purveyors like T Bone Burnett and Billy Bragg continue to refer to the importance of The Milk Carton Kids among a group of new folk bands expanding and contradicting the rich tradition that comes before them.

ALL AGES event, Doors @ 7 pm
Advance tickets on sale at YEG Live, or Blackbyrd Myoozik (10442 Whyte Avenue)
Direct Link: http://yeglive.ca/events/milk-carton-kids/may-15-2014/mcdougall-united-church



Live at the Winspear presents:

Brandi Carlile with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Wednesday April 9th and Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:30 pm

Edmonton Folk Festival favourite returns for 2 very special shows with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

Over the last eight years Brandi Carlile has enjoyed groundbreaking success, headlining and selling out major shows and venues across North America and the rest of the world. Working her way up from busking at Pikes Place Market to leading the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall, Carlile has earned her reputation as a fearless and consummate performer.

Brandi Carlile returns to the Winspear Centre with her eclectic blend of country, rock and folk, this time backed by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, for two very special performances.

Tickets for all Live at the Winspear shows are available by clicking the link: http://www.winspearcentre.com/live-at-the-winspear/2013-2014-live-at-the-winspear/

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