Get ready for an uplifting and lively benefit concert featuring The Lemon Bucket Orkestra & The Weather Station. With an opening act by the local Kingston band The Gertrudes.
Here’s some more info about the bands and the benefit concert:
The Lemon Bucket Orkestra
Equal parts exhilarating precision and reckless abandon, Lemon Bucket Orkestra’s live shows are a truly immersive experience – ranging from the ecstatic to the cathartic, and all points in between. Tracing their genesis to busking on the streets of Toronto, an original quartet of street troubadours quickly amassed a battalion of like-minded musical souls and the full-blown dozen strong Orkestra was born!
The award winning ensemble has been heralded as a groundbreaking, genre-bending phenomenon by fans and media alike, and over the past 9 years they have performed on streets and stages around the world, leaving a trail of new friends and dedicated fans in their wake. The dramatic theatrical nature of the bands’ live shows are a natural extension of the lead couple’s other artistic interests. They are co-creators of the award winning immersive folk opera “Counting Sheep” which exploded out of Edinburgh’s 2016 Fringe Festival and has just finished a 2-month run headlining London’s Vault Festival.
The band’s touring schedule is always busy an this year they will have major debuts at the New Orleans Jazz Festival and the WOMAD festival in the UK. Their latest album – If I Had The Strength – was released worldwide on the Six Degrees Records label.
The Weather Station
The Weather Station is the fourth—and most forthright—album by The Weather Station, the project of Toronto songwriter Tamara Lindeman. Her most fully realized statement to date, it is a work of profound urgency, artistic generosity, and joy. Self-titled and self-produced, the album unearths a vital new energy from Lindeman’s acclaimed songwriting practice, marrying it to a bold new sense of confidence.
“I wanted to make a rock and roll record,” Lindeman explains, “but one that sounded how I wanted it to sound, which of course is nothing like rock and roll.” The result is a spirited, frequently topical tour de force that declares its understated feminist politics, and its ambitious new sonic directions, from its first moments. On past records, Lindeman has been a master of economy. Here her precisely detailed prose- poem narratives remain as exquisitely wrought as ever, but they inhabit an idiosyncratic, sometimes disorderly, and often daring album that feels, and reads, like a collection of obliquely gut-punching short stories.
Her previous album Loyalty was recorded at La Frette Studios in France in the winter of 2014 with Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas) and Robbie Lackritz (Feist). Nominated for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize, it earned praise from The Guardian, Pitchfork, NPR Music, Uncut, and MOJO, among many others, who celebrated its delicate, carefully worded verse, filled with double meanings, ambiguities, complex metaphors, and rich details of the everyday.
Lindeman and her band have toured extensively in North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan, both as a headliner and as support for artists such as The War on Drugs, The Mountain Goats, Damien Jurado, Bahamas, and Basia Bulat.
“Timeless… Measured, perceptive storytelling. A singer with an unmistakable & communicative voice, able to convey hope & hurt with equal clarity.” – Pitchfork
“She writes literate songs with unusual precision & sings them in an understated, open-hearted way that lends good poetry the directness of conversation.” – Uncut
“Bob Dylan aside, the singer-songwriter I’ve listened to most over the past year, & to whom I expect to be paying attention for many more to come, is Tamara Lindeman, who, under the name the Weather Station, performs songs notable for a conversational fluency, a diarist’s powers of observation, & a quiet refusal of emotional simplicities.” – Richard Williams, The Guardian
A lively and fun local band from Kingston, Ontario you won’t want to miss!
“The Gertrudes sound like an ol’ time saloon party in deep space … experimental noise beds with down home folk passengers, frolicking through original material, played by a veritable orchestra of instruments.”
“My favourite folkestra – The Gertrudes”
– Charles Spearin (Broken Social Scene)
“The Gertrudes are a tidal wave of great vibes, a super soulful celebration, a Canadian gem! Their new disc Till The Morning Shows Her Face To Me picks up where Dawn Time Riot left off and blasts off into the stratosphere. Don’t get left at the side of the road on this one. Get on for the ride. The Gertrudes will blow your mind.”
– Dave Clark (Rheostatics, Woodshed Orchestra)
Proceeds from this benefit concert will go to The Doula Support Foundation, a local non-profit working to provide prenatal, birth, and postpartum doula care for low income families in Kingston, Ontario.
For tickets visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/lemon-bucket-orkestra-the-weather-station-benefit-concert-tickets-64621774467