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0403 – An Evening with Great Lake Swimmers featuring Megan Bonnell
April 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location: Haskell Free Library | 193 Caswell Avenue, Derby Line, VT 05830 | 1 rue Church street, Stanstead, QC J0B 3E2
Tickets: $20 CAN online
Canadian indie darlings Great Lake Swimmers are thrilled to announce new tour dates on the heels of a very busy 2016 and their latest EP, Swimming Away. After successful tours in Europe and Western Canada last year as a trio, the band will be taking their ‘Floating Through The Forest’ show to the East Coast of Canada and the Midwestern US this spring. The band will be revisiting the quiet side of their fourteen-year, seven-album catalogue, and have shows planned in Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. The U.S. leg will begin on April 12th in Pittsburgh and will take the band through Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois before wrapping up in Fort Wayne, Indiana on April 23rd.
Their latest full-length record, A Forest Of Arms, was released via Nettwerk in 2015 and they also released an EP, Swimming Away, in March of 2016, which included two covers, a Tom Waits classic, “Innocent When You Dream” and the aching PJ Harvey song “The Desperate Kingdom Of Love.” It also featured two new songs, the starkly beautiful “Condition White,” which was commissioned for the series Torn From The Pages and is based on the novel Sleep by Nino Ricci, and finally the hypnotic title track “Swimming Away,” which is an unreleased outtake from A Forest Of Arms.
Toronto-based singer-songwriter Megan Bonnell is set to head out on an east coast tour this March alongside Great Lake Swimmers. Her sophomore album, Magnolia, was released on April 15 2016. The record was produced by Chris Stringer and Joshua Van Tassel.
"Magnolia started to take shape back in 2013. I was touring my first album 'Hunt and Chase' and as I did, new songs started to arrive, and thank goodness for that. It was in the making of this record that I was able to make a certain kind of sense of the world around me. Love came and went, and then came again, and my family found itself blessed by the birth of my beautiful sister's first little girl. Things were changing. I wanted to move forward, but I didn't want time to diminish history's meaning." Megan continues, "It is in these songs that I captured what these moments have meant to me, and who we were together. All of us. Just the two of us. Me. Magnolia holds within it a chapter of my life. Reflections of times and places, of heartbreak and happiness."
Magnolia is dynamic, and emotionally endowed. Its songs are honest, and do not steer away from being raw and vulnerable/