Date:Fri, Oct 12th, 2018
Time:9:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Presented by: Gonzo Okanagan Host: Gonzo Okanagan
Hailing from a dairy farm in central Saskatchewan, young hip-swinger-folk-singer Ellen Froese is not Joan Baez or a sheep, but the vibrato in her voice may suggest otherwise. As a folk artist performing solo and with a backing band, and a member of bluegrass/folk group In With The Old, Froese has been balancing multiple projects for the last few years. Ellen released her second solo album in Fall 2017, and followed it up by touring Western Canada. In music blogger Andy Mcnab’s words, the album “…finds a certain amount of world-weary self awareness that proves comforting in the face of the weight of the world. At the end of the day the highest compliment I can give is that these are great songs, boiled down to their core essence that really cut straight to the heart in all the best ways. It’s really that simple”. Terry Pugh of Clark’s Crossing Gazette says of Ellen, “[she has] superb songwriting skills, versatile musicianship, and an unforgettably sweet voice”. Whether performing a folk traditional, a rock ‘n’ roll classic, or her own tunes, Froese does it with an air of authenticity – all tempered with a healthy dose of self-deprecation. Recent performances include Breakout West, Halifax Pop Explosion, and Folk Alliance International.
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