September 20th, 2018
Guelph, Ontario folk duo Tragedy Ann inspire chills, provoke smiles, and remind you to breathe. With occasional nods to alt. blues and handshakes with contemporary folk-rock, Liv Cazzola and Braden Phelan intertwine the storytelling power of Tom Waits with the musical nuance of Mandolin Orange, crafting something simultaneously familiar and fresh.
Rooted in passionate vocal harmony, Tragedy Ann’s songs tackle topics from love-drunkenness to hospital visits with equal intimacy. Cazzola’s multi-instrumental menagerie and Phelan’s dynamic guitar flavours provide lush backdrops to these powerful narratives, reminding you that you do indeed love the accordion—you just never heard it played this sweetly.
Jack Pine takes his name from that of a ragged little tree who's shape was made famous in a Tom Thompson painting of the same name. He chose this name not for the tree's fame or imperfect figure, but because it's a tree who's seeds may only be sown by the intense heat of a devastating forest fire. It is a namesake who's fated destruction and rebirth is one of many inspirations that lead him to perform acoustic folk music, writing original songs that point to the beauty within the wreck, and the heart within the wretch.
220 Elgin st. 2nd Floor
Doors at 8:00pm | Showtime at 8:30pm
$10 Advanced | $15 at the door