Event type: All Ages / Licensed
Sunparlour Players consists of songwriter Andrew Penner on lead vocals, guitar, bass, banjo, bass organ pedals, percussion, and kick drum and Michael "Rosie" Rosenthal on drums, glockenspiel, banjo, backing vocals, keyboards and bass. They come from Ontario. Andrew Penner grew up on a farm near Leamington in the region nicknamed Canada's "Sun Parlour". Sunparlour Players are two unique and creative individuals who embrace both the dark and light in their songs. Dusty landscapes, rural backdrops and desolate times: themes that wouldn't be out of place in a Cormac McCarthy novel are matched with the fervour and joy of a gospel revival, usually all within one song. On stage, Sunparlour Players take their fans through a roller coaster of emotion and energy, thunderous stomping one moment and delicate strumming the next, always backed by the duo's boundless energy. Enjoy the ride.
This Canadian songstress has a voice that can pierce a heart of stone. Her superbly crafted songs often tell stories of troubled souls who rebel against their circumstances to attain a quiet dignity. These are tales of longing and love, of small town joys and pains, of our simple feelings and strong passions. These are tales that look into our beautifully flawed human hearts.
Performing since 1996, Oh Susanna has released eight critically acclaimed albums. She is the recipient of a Genie Award for Best Original Song and a Canadian Folk Music Award for English Songwriter of the Year. She has also been nominated for two Juno Awards each for Best Roots and Traditional Album of the Year, as well as two Canadian Folk Music Awards for Best Solo Performer and for Best Contemporary Singer of the Year. This year she released A Girl in Teen City, an album of songs set in 1980s Vancouver starring a teenage punk girl named Suzie. Oh Susanna lives in Toronto with her husband and son.
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February 2, 2018 - June 1, 2018
Cutoff for Online Ticket Sales is Friday, May 4, 2018 4:59 pm EST unless the event sells out earlier.