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Winterruption 2019 - Royal Wood, Justin Nozuka, Zachary Lucky

Presented by: Regina Folk Festival
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The Regina Folk Festival's Winterruption is back for 2019! Day 2 features Royal Wood

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Regina Folk Festival Presents: Winterruption 2019

Royal Wood

with Justin Nozuka & Zachary Lucky

Doors @ 7:30

Show @ 8:00

The Artesian is wheelchair accessible, all-ages, and a proud supporter of positive spaces initiatives with a zero-tolerance policy towards hate, harassment, and/or discrimination. We reserve the right to remove any patron creating an unsafe environment. The accessible entrance is available via a lift, Please ask staff for help if necessary.

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$2 of every ticket fee goes to support Regina Folk Festival's free daytime programming at our summer festival. Learn more at reginafolkfestival.com/donate

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ROYAL WOOD

Life has a way of knocking on our door on the days we least expect it. For singer songwriter Royal Wood, life knocked pretty damn hard. For in the same year that he lost his father to illness, he also fell in love and got married. 

“I read once that you can’t get wet from the word water. That it isn’t the word that allows for the knowing to take place, but rather the experience itself that removes the veil. Life showed me first hand that I had never felt true grief before, nor did I understand love either until now. It’s been a year of true paradigm shifts.”

As an artist, Royal channeled these polar opposite emotions into his new album Ever After The Farewell. Recorded in London, UK, with Jamie Scott (known for his work with renowned artists like Rag’n Bone Man, Michael Kiwanuka, Niall Horan and Ed Sheeran), Royal’s album is not only deeply inspired by both loss and love, but is an ode to the classic styles of both Tin Pan Alley and Laurel Canyon.

“Jamie and I worked on the album over the course of three writing trips to the UK. The very first thing Jamie and I worked on was ‘Something About You’. It began with me playing the basic chord progression, and then Jamie started riffing on the idea that it should be about a girl you see and instantly fall for, and the lyrics should be based on the silly dialog you say to yourself in your head. We wrote the song in about 30 minutes from end to end. To me, it ended up being a call out to the Universe because 1 week later I met my wife for the first time and fell instantly in love.”

To capture the rawest possible sound, most of the songs on the album were recorded the day they were written, with Royal playing the majority of the instruments. As fate would have it, Royal recorded the album on the Beatles EMI console that made Abbey Road possible. “Every day I walked into the studio in London UK with the ghosts of my musical heroes sitting beside me,” said Royal. “All of my life I wanted to make music with the Beatles, and now I feel like I have,” he joked.  

“All artists have their influences and sometimes I think we channel them more than others. For me, Lennon and McCartney were definitely with me when I wrote ‘Hardest Thing Of All’". 

When asked about the album title and artwork, Royal said “I called the album ‘Ever After The Farewell’ because I wanted the title to encompass the polar opposite emotions I felt in my life while creating the music. I said farewell to my father, but I started the journey of ever after with my wife. We used the man and woman’s hands on the cover because they represent both my hand taking my wife’s hand in marriage, and my father’s leaving my mother’s.”

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JUSTIN NOZUKA

Since 2007, Toronto local Justin Nozuka has released three albums and earned two JUNO nominations, one for Breakthrough Artist of the Year and one for Adult Alternative Album of the Year. His self-produced third album titled Ulysees (2014) demonstrated his talent for thoughtful exploration and bold reinvention. AllMusic rightly noted: "How he managed to unpretentiously transform himself from gentle soul-pop balladeer to ambient semi-classical song composer is just part of the mystery of this extremely talented young artist."

He has toured the world extensively and has played with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, John Mayer and Jason Mraz. Justin continues to impress with the recent release of his critically acclaimed Run To Waters featuring the singles “All I Need” and “Warm Under the Light”.

Nozuka's wistful crooning is a delight; he's an artist of relevance.

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ZACHARY LUCKY

Zachary Lucky is unapologetically old-school country, armed with a husky, baritone voice - he carries himself like a younger Richard Buckner or a heartier Doug Paisley and often receives comparisons to songwriters such as Gordon Lightfoot and Kris Kristofferson. He sings of Canadian places and people as knowingly as he might Townes van Zandt or the Rio Grande. It's a relatable show on many levels, and conjures universal feelings that have passed through our collective timelines. Already hailed as a master storyteller by outlets ranging from no depression to the globe and mail, and recently nominated best solo artist of the year at the 2017 Canadian folk music awards, Lucky’s everywhere a man can be is his most powerful statement to date.

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