Expanding our boundaries of what we think of as folk music, we bring to Desboro, Dana Sipos. In fact her album, “Roll up the Night Sky” was nominated for a 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards in the “Pushing Boundaries” category. Her varied life experiences help influence many of these songs. She has lived in Yellowknife, toured full time for four years, performed on a tall boat with The Caravan Stage Company (starting the show off by zip-lining overtop of the audience to the boat!) and been on the Jerry Springer podcast. Come out Aug 11 to hear more of her amazing stories. .Check out her video “Night Sky”.
Our June show has a double bill and the second half is the wonderful Sarah MacDougall.
Sarah MacDougall is a Swedish born Canadian singer-songwriter, currently living in Whitehorse, Yukon. She is, as many would say, on the rise.
Described by the magazine Rootstime in Belgium as ‘One of the greatest talents of our era”, and listed as the “2nd best gig” by the major UK newspaper The Independent, becoming the #1 most played artist on Canadian Galaxie Folk/Roots radio, Western Canadian Music Award (2012 Solo Roots Album of the year) winning artist Sarah MacDougall is getting known for her honest and poetic songs, passionate performances, and unique voice. Born in Sweden, Swedish magazine Nöjesguiden declared her “One of Sweden’s best singer/songwriters”.
She has toured extensively throughout Canada and Europe and has released 3 albums, Across the Atlantic (2009), The Greatest Ones Alive (2011) and Grand Canyon (2015).
Her music can be gritty, sweet, thoughtful and honest. Her latest album Grand Canyon has definite pop-folk influences compared to her two previous albums and shows she’s not afraid to stretch the boundaries of her music. The song “I Want to See the Light” is about a sombre topic, an incident that happened in her hometown in Sweden in 2010 where a gunman was targeting only dark haired people to shoot.
“It is a song about finding our spark again. Finding our passion and spirituality again in a world that is alienating and full of growing violence, ” said MacDougall. “It is a song about my personal experience as a woman walking down a quiet street at night, ‘flaneuring’ like artists have done for centuries. It’s a song about racism. It’s a love song. Feel free to dance.”
She brings her unique voice and outlook to Desboro Music Hall. Check out the video and come see her live on Sat June 17. She heads a double bill with Ben Kunder with Rob Elder opening.
Desboro Music Hall 2017 Concert Series
Doors Open: 7pm, Music Starts: 7:30pm