April Verch Band will be performing at the Chaffey’s Lock Community Hall on September 14th and September 15th at 7:30PM, Pembroke Festival Hall on September 17th at 7:30PM and the Morton Community Hall on September 18th at 3:00PM.
April Verch steps, sings, and fiddles with a fresh and feisty approach to deep North American traditions. Touring the world to share songs from her milestone 10th album (The Newpart), Verch and her band – featuring bassist and clawhammer banjo player Cody Walters, and guitarist and mandolinist Alex Rubin – keep the community-fired celebratory side of their traditional music at the forefront, honing a keen awareness of how to engage contemporary listeners. At the heart lie Verch’s delicate voice, energetic footwork, and stunning playing, a trifecta of talents she brings together simultaneously to jaw-dropping effect. Even as she plays with the tradition she inherited in her native Ottawa Valley, Verch’s energetic and breathtaking performances speak to the heart of roots music with mature and reflective songwriting, interpreting, and storytelling.