$8 in advance/$10 at the door
9pm doors/9:30pm showtime
Armed with her violin, loop pedal and voice, sonic weaver Hannah Epperson arranges beautiful musical landscapes without indulgence or over-saturation. As a stirring solo performer and talented collaborative artist, she has joined forces with a versatile cast of collaborators across a spectrum of genres, including poet Shane Koyczan, Julianna Barwick, Porcelain Raft, We Are The City, and numerous others. More recently, these creative explorations have included composing and performing for interdisciplinary film and dance companies across the country and in New York, where she now resides. Hannah's breadth as a collaborative and compositional powerhouse stems from from an eclectic experiential and educational background: from learning Appalachian folk tunes by ear with a cowgirl in Utah to travelling through Scandinavia and Europe as an accompanist; or from touring her solo project by sailboat with permaculturists to accompanying Flamenco dancers in Spain, before finishing her honours degree in Human Geography and representing Canada at World Championships for ultimate frisbee in 2015.
The versatile and collaborative journey of this Salt Lake City born violinist informs the creative compositions she offers in her solo projects. Hannah's unique songwriting and performance earned her one of British Columbia's Peak Performance Project awards in 2013 and international recognition as a powerful songwriter whose compositions weave classical emotion together with the raw energy of indie music. Her warm voice sits perfectly within the tone of her four acoustic strings layered together and affected electronically, evoking references to Andrew Bird turned with vocal melodies by Feist; or Owen Pallett reinterpreted by Lykke Li. Hannah’s sound crosses genres and will continue to offer various levels of musical and emotional exploration to the same listener at different times.
Hannah will be touring her upcoming album - //upsweep - produced alongside LA-based producer STINT, in Europe and North America in the fall of 2016.
Jelloslave, which originally formed as a duo in 2003 by cellists Jacqueline Ultan and Michelle Kinney, has since become an established quartet with the addition of drummer Greg Schutte and Gary Waryan on tablas. Known for their dynamic improvisational compositions, the foursome pours heart and soul into an eclectic original repertoire ranging from mesmerizing fusions of jazz, Afro-Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Indian rhythms, to surprising pop music interpretations. Jelloslave’s two critically acclaimed CD’s, Touch It, released in 2006, and Purple Orange, released in April 2010 feature original compositions by cellists Michelle Kinney and Jacqueline Ultan, as well as arrangements of compositions by other artists such as Leonard Cohen and Astor Piazolla. Jelloslave has been a featured act at some of the Twin Cities most prominent festivals and venues, including St. Paul’s Concrete and Grass and Sur Seine Festivals, The Northrop Summer Music Series, Macy’s Day of Music, Mill City Live Summer Concert Series, Walker Art Center, Cedar Cultural Center, Southern Theater, and many more.
Toronto’s Omhouse plays progressive art-rock with a flair for the melodramatic. They’ve been compared to artists such as XTC, Peter Gabriel and “an over caffeinated Dirty Projectors”.
“Foster weaves his songs as though dreams have come to life and started making your morning coffee for you." -Sled Island Festival
“The trail blazed by Omhouse is one of holes in wire fences and scaled brick walls. When the songs could so easily take the simple path, they insist on producing something more genuine and alive with ideas.” - Greyowl Point