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Leaf Rapids with special guest Elli Hart

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Oak Bay Recreation Centre - Upstairs Lounge

1975 Bee Street

Oak Bay, BC V8R 5E6

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Fronted by husband & wife Keri & Devin Latimer, Leaf Rapids came out of their popular indie folk band, Nathan, which spent the early 2000’s signed to major label Nettwerk. Winning 2 Canadian Folk Music titles and the 2008 Juno award (Canadian Grammy) for Roots Traditional Album of the Year, Keri and Devin’s outstanding talents grabbed the attention of industry heavy weights, including Canadian roots music producer Steve Dawson. Dawson, a prodigious multi instrumentalist, was eager to work with Keri and Devin on their new project Leaf Rapids via his renowned record labelBlack Hen Music. As a five time Juno award-winning producer, Dawson brought his powerful talents on a wide variety of instruments, from pedal steel to electric guitar, crafting a full band sound for this duo that borders on indie roots.

Named for a small Manitoba town, Leaf Rapids is primarily a reflection of landscape – miles and miles of grass or snow in any direction, and the northern lights dancing above. Their sound resembles the Canadian grasslands, as beautiful as they are harsh, taking notes from Canada’s soft tones and tough seasons. From Keri Latimer’s sweet, Dolly Parton-esque vocal styling, to Devin Latimer’s slow-and-steady bass lines, andSteve Dawson’s ruff-rider Nashville guitar riffs, Lucky Stars wears a three-piece searsucker suit that’s been rubbed in the mud. Featuring Dawson’s dazzling dobro and electric guitar, songs like “April” and “Healing Feeling” are as much country roots as they are atmospheric pop while “Vulture Lullaby” and the title track find focus with a more cosmopolitan Americana sound. “Welcome Stranger” and “Everything in Between” even incorporate a doo-wop sound that drives home the band’s refreshing sonic diversity.

www.leafrapids.org

With special opening guest, Elli Hart. Elli's exceptional guitar playing and soulful voice, well crafted songs and charismatic and personable stage presence make her a stand out. You can check her out here

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