Derek Miller, Kristi Lane Sinclair and The Northwest Kid at Vangelis
May 20, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Guitarist/ singer/ songwriter Derek Miller is a journeyman musician with eclectic taste & a knack for roots inflected rock. Whether you catch him live or listen to his studio albums, you can get a real sense of an artist striving for the pursuit of perfection in his work & life.
Kristi Lane Sinclair
Fierce and feisty, Haida/Cree singer-songwriter Kristi Lane Sinclair is emblematic of a new wave of Canadian aboriginal artists who are turning perceptions upside down. Raised in British Columbia’s backwaters, and drawing more from a DIY/indie esthetic than traditional or mainstream music, Sinclair’s musical roots create a darkly intoxicating mix of grunge, folk and classical. Her ‘smoky folk’ is rich and orchestral, underpinned with alternately snarling guitars and warm cello. Through the richly unpredictable mélange her hoarse, blade-edged voice and serrated wordplay weave smoke around irreconcilable longings, great love and the sea.