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Matt Holubowski / Tanika Charles / Kaia Kater

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200 Caroline St. N. (off Barton St. W.)

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Bridging the Gap featuring Matt Holubowski, Tanika Charles, and Kaia Kater – Live At Bridgeworks!

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Matt Holubowski's career has really taken off since the 2014 release of Old Man , a collection of folk songs inspired by his many trips and experiences around the world. The watershed moment would be the release of Solitudes (Audiogram) two years later. Produced by Connor Seidel, just as the previous and upcoming ones, the album introduced him to a wide audience who discovered his mercurial voice and captivating songs. Matt earned a Gold record for Solitudes as well as two ADISQ nominations. The Solitudes tour that followed the album's release had him criss-crossing Canada, the United States and Europe, to perform nearly 200 concerts. In the Spring of 2018, he signed with the German label Motor Musik and the French label Yokanta, distributing Solitudes in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and Belgium. Soon after, he participated in the Printemps de Bourges, toured Europe as support for Ben Folds, and performed in London's Meltdown Festival at the invitation of The Cure’s Robert Smith. Returning to North America, Matt played summer dates at Bonnaroo, the Festival d'été de Québec, the Regina, Ottawa and Winnipeg folk festivals, and Osheaga, then a fall tour of the eastern US. In early 2019, Matt opened for singer-songwriter Dan Mangan in eastern Canada, a last waltz before retreating to the woods in Banff, Alberta, to write the songs for his recent album Weird Ones (released Feb 21, 2020). Slowly moving away from folk, he explores new sounds and fleshes out his songs' arrangements in collaboration with his musicians, guitarist Simon Angell, bassist Marc-André Landry, drummer Stéphane Bergeron, and cellist/keyboardist Marianne Houle.

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Formerly the best kept secret in soul music, Toronto-based Tanika Charles has become a known staple of the genre both at home and abroad. Her music revels in honesty and attitude, her live show is high energy and endearing, and she continues to win audiences over one stream, one Shazam and one encore at a time. In 2016, Tanika independently released her debut album Soul Run, which would be re-released through the Italian label Record Kicks in 2017. Soul Run was long-listed for the 2016 Polaris Music Prize and nominated for the 2017 Juno Award for best R&B/Soul Recording of the Year. Tanika’s 2019 sophomore album The Gumption picks up where Soul Run left off, continuing her tradition of marrying classic soul with modern production and instrumentation. She was again long-listed for the 2019 Polaris Music Prize and had the honour of being named the inaugural Polaris artist-in-residence for 2020 at the Studio Bell National Music Centre. In early 2020, The Gumption was nominated for the JUNO 2020 R&B/Soul Recording of the Year. Backed by her band The Wonderfuls, Tanika has embarked on five international tours since releasing Soul Run, performing in front of many thousands of fans across nine countries. Tanika’s live show oscillates between faithful recreations of her studio recordings and revealing influences of rock, gospel and country.

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It’s been a few years since the release of Kaia Kater’s Grenades, an album that was nominated for a 2019 JUNO Award, long-listed for the 2019 Polaris Music Prize, and received two nominations for the 2020 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Now, she is sharing the first new single since the release of Grenades. “Parallels” is “about destruction,” says Kater. “It’s about ripping out harmful beliefs that have grown and taken root inside many of us like weeds. I wanted to create a sense of sonic chaos—as if anything could happen—because mine and my friends’ experiences in the last few years have been to show up and care for each other amidst the chaos of job loss, financial instability, mental health crises, environmental disasters and more. I would like 'Parallels’ to be a welcoming for whatever folks feel—be it sadness, rage or whatever else.” Co-produced by Kater and Andrew Ryan, “Parallels” features Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah on trumpet with Kevin Matthews on drums. Kaia draws on her diverse influences in Quebec, the Caribbean, and Appalachia, bringing them together to present an exciting musical direction. Known for her prowess as a songwriter and tradition bearer who performs with “the skill of a folk-circuit veteran” (Rolling Stone), Grenadian-Canadian artist took a decidedly different direction for Grenades. What started out as a search to discover the roots of her identity became a physical and emotional exploration of history, in particular her paternal ancestry, and has led to bold new heights of imagination and creative expression. She grew up between two worlds: one her family’s deep ties to the Canadian folk music scene; the other the years she spent soaking up Appalachian music in West Virginia. Her father grew up in Grenada, fleeing to Canada in 1986 as part of a youth speaker program, after the U.S. invasion. Starting her career early, Kaia released her first EP Old Soul (2013) when she was just out of high school. Since then, she’s gone on to release two more albums, Sorrow Bound (2015) and Nine Pin (2016). Her most recent album weaves between hard-hitting songs that touch on social issues like the Black Lives Matter movement and more personal narratives speaking to life and love in the digital age. Nine Pin won a Canadian Folk Music Award, a Stingray Rising Star Award, and sent Kaia on an 18-month touring journey from Ireland to Iowa, including stops at The Kennedy Center, Hillside Festival and London's O2 Shepherd's Bush.

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In an effort to mitigate the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will be required for entry. This policy will be added to the mandatory public health measures already in effect.

The province of Ontario requires attendees to supply government-issued proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (with Government of Canada approved vaccines, completed at least 14 days before gate time). Government issued photo ID matching details on vaccination must also be presented for validation purposes. If you were vaccinated outside of the province of Ontario or outside of Canada, please provide a digital PDF or printed copy of your government issued vaccination confirmation receipt for your Government of Canada approved vaccine. Electronic vaccine receipt can be obtained using a green Ontario health card via covid19.ontariohealth.ca.

Active screening, contact tracing, proper face masking and PPE, physical distancing from individuals outside of one’s household, and capacity limits all have important roles to play in enhancing the safety of our performance spaces, limiting viral spread, and improving health metrics in the wider community.

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Bridgeworks

200 Caroline St. N. (off Barton St. W.)

Hamilton, ON L8R 0A6

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Sonic Unyon is a Canadian indie record label, festival promoter, venue operator, and community partner in Hamilton, Ontario.

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