Sisters Riverine in concert with the Arntzen family and Thereafter quintet

Elfi Shaw

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Monday, January 28 2013

Sisters Riverine are Emily Adam (Darbazi, The Blackest Crow) and Andrea Vargas (The Contemporary Lovers, The No Shit Shirley’s). Called to study appalachian, sacred harp and folk traditions, what comes of them is a mix of old time song and timeless lyric peering into human story through the bare and raw inquiries of human voice. Their performance will rouse you and stir your heart.

Sisters Riverine has the quintet Thereafter touring with them. With flute, fiddle, cello, cajon and guitar from the celtic, jazz and classical traditions, Thereafter are able to range far and wide in their exploration of world music and the vivid arrangements of their original songs and instrumentals. Members have collectively played with the likes of Cleia, Fond of Tigers, Fintan the Fish, Pugs and Crows and Alicia Hansen.

Eighty-four year old clarinetist/soprano saxophonist/vocalist/songwriter and Gabriola resident, Lloyd Arntzen is joined by his grandsons, Evan  (The October Trio, Company B) and Arnt (Brothers Arntzen) who together will woo you with the verve of their sweet, hot jazz. The Arntzens are a musical family three generations strong and it is their pleasure to take to the stage for your listening delight.

Come join us on Friday, February 1. Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm and entry is $12. Contact Elfi for tickets and venue info at 1.877.247.9504.