Sarah Jane Scouten, Ben Doerksen & Joel Saunders
Thursday, November 20, 2014
2014 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee for Traditional Album of the year "The Cape" and Traditional Singer of the Year, Sarah Jane Scouten returns to Guelph for a show at the eBar.
A traditionalist at heart, Sarah Jane once again shows her signature flair for the roots of roots music, ranging from Western-swing, honky-tonk, Cajun and Appalachian string band music and a hint of the Maritimes. With respect for these roots, she writes from her own perspective, rather than taking on a persona or copying a style, and only writes about what she knows profoundly. As such, the album hits hard and close to home, but also takes off into fiction with songs like “Black Strap Sadie,” “Our Small Town” and “I Had To Be Right.” There are songs about the North, the South, the East and the West and songs like “When I Told You I Loved You” about traveling in between. The album finishes with an original French-language song/fiddle tune called "Change of Heart Waltz," written in a Cajun style.
You may know Ben Doerksen from his band "Your Neck of the Woods". Ben's powerful voice makes him a distinctive performer and a favourite on the Guelph Music scene.
Joel Saunders is a gifted Guelph singer songwriter guitarist who plays acoustic fingerstyle, jazz and blues.
eBar, 41 Quebec St., Guelph
9PM - early show!
$8 at the door