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Showtime

Sunday 9:00 pm

Origin

Regina, Saskatchewan

Genres

Folk, Indie, Pop, Rock

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Andy Shauf

Andy Shauf’s mastery of nuance and detail has made him one of the most buzzed-about Canadian artists of the past few years. In the tradition of songwriting greats such as Randy Newman and Paul Simon, Shauf’s latest album The Party has been praised worldwide for its captivating arrangements and honestly human songwriting. He has been nominated for the Polaris Prize as well as a Juno. He has toured Europe with indie-folk stars The Lumineers. He has won the praises of critics and artists alike, including Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy. This year, Shauf brings The Party to Northern Lights.

Awkward characters show up “Early to the Party,” and either reveal life-changing secrets (“To You”) or try their hardest to reveal nothing at all (“The Magician”). In “a city the size of a dinner plate,” everyone knew the guy who keeled over dead after smoking what he promised would be his last pack of cigarettes (“Alexander All Alone”). The girl dancing by herself, unselfconsciously, in the middle of the room, with the “Eyes of Them All” upon her. One moment you’re dancing with someone who bears an uncanny resemblance to your ex (“Martha Sways”), and later you start slagging your best friend as way of endearing yourself to his recently dumped ex (“Quite Like You”).

Did that all really happen in the same night? It certainly happens in the space of this tightly narrated thirty-eight minutes, all set to ornate arrangements of fuzzed-out guitars, string sections, clarinets and dreamy synths, all draped over delicate piano, acoustic guitars and rainy-day drums. What better way to close out the weekend than to float away peacefully on a bed of lush melodies and simple, honest lyricism.

 

A Tribe Called Red

Ottawa, Ontario

Aerialists

Vancouver, British Columbia

Andy Shauf

Regina, Saskatchewan

Annie Sumi

North Bay, Ontario

Ansley Simpson

Toronto, Ontario

Barry Miles & The Congregation

Sudbury, Ontario

Bboy Redsky

Bixiga 70

São Paulo, Brazil

Black Bull Moose Singers

Sudbury, Ontario

Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie

Sudbury, Ontario

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Qu'Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan

Chris Thériault

Sudbury, Ontario

Christian Cirelli

Sudbury, Ontario

CKLU Open Stage

Sudbury, Ontario

Clayton Windatt

St. Catharines/Sturgeon Falls, Ontario

Cyanotype Workshop with Leesa Bringas

Sudbury, Ontario

Dale Pepin

Sudbury, Ontario

Don Ross

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Dr. Tom’s Travelling Medicine Show

Sudbury, Ontario

Emmanuel Gasser (Meltdown Winner)

St. Charles, Ontario

Espanola Fibre Arts Festival

Espanola, Ontario

Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band

Waterloo, Ontario

Fred Penner

Toronto, Ontario

heARTworks

Sudbury, Ontario

Hidden Roots Collective

North Bay, Ontario

Jeff Stewart’s Community Drums

Sudbury, Ontario

Jenny Ritter

Vancouver, British Columbia

Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Joy Harjo

Albuquerque, New Mexico

La Bronze

Montréal, Québec

Leonard Sumner

Little Saskatchewan First Nation, Manitoba

Les Frérots Rochers (Meltdown Winner)

Sudbury, Ontario

Louis-Philippe Gingras

Montréal, Québec

M.D. Dunn (Meltdown Winner)

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Mclean

Sudbury, Ontario

Miss Sassoeur & Les Sassys

Montréal, Québec

Mob Bounce

British Columbia

Music by Jake

Whitby, Ontario

Myths & Mirrors Community Arts

Sudbury, Ontario

Nick Sherman

Sioux Lookout, Ontario

Nico Glaude

Sudbury, Ontario

No Reservations

Sudbury, Ontario

Party Cannon Pirate Cruise ft. TUNS & The Ape-ettes

Sudbury, Ontario/East Coast, Canada

Paul Elter, Photographer

Ontario

Plugged Nickel String Band

Sudbury, Ontario

Quantum Tangle

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Rabbit and Bear Paws

Peterborough, Ontario

Rae Spoon

Montréal, Québec

Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar

Toronto, Ontario

Sarah King Gold

Sudbury, Ontario

Short Film: Four Faces of the Moon

Vancouver, British Columbia

Short Film: Hipster Headdress

Short Film: Lifeblood – that which connects us

Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, Ontario

Shotgun Jimmie

Brandon, Manitoba

Stephanie Fyfe

Sudbury, Ontario

The Ape-ettes

Sudbury, Ontario

The Jerry Cans

Iqaluit, Nunavut

The Turbans

London, United Kingdom

Trad

Sudbury, Ontario

TUNS

East Coast, Canada

Whitehorse

Toronto, Ontario

Workshop: Art of the Electric Guitar

Various

Workshop: Canadian Songwriter Challenge

Northern Ontario

Workshop: Fiddle Styles

Various

Workshop: Improvisation & Soundscapes

Various

Workshop: Instrumentalism

Various

Workshop: Land of Songs

Various

Workshop: Sad Song Sunday

Various

Workshop: Songs of Love and Hate – A Tribute to Leonard Cohen

Various

Workshop: Songs of Praise & Joy

Various

Workshop: That Ol’ Time Feel

Various

Workshop: Tradition Evolves…

Various

Yukon Blonde

Vancouver, British Columbia