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Jenny Berkel, Sarah Farthing and Junipers at Underground Cafe
July 28, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Saskatoon Songwriter Showcase is a monthly event that takes place at Underground Cafe. We focus on the art of songwriting in an intimate concert setting.
This month’s showcases features: Jenny Berkel, Sarah Farthing, and Juniperus
Doors 7:30pm. Show 8:30pm
$10 Cover. All Ages
At the Underground Cafe
430 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK
Since releasing her debut album, Canadian singer-songwriter Jenny Berkel has been enchanting listeners with her evocative songs and voice. Both on her own and as part of Daniel Romano’s Trilliums band, her consistent touring has garnered fans across the country and ocean.
Born in the heart of Ontario’s lush forests and fields, Berkel’s music has drawn her from rural Ontario to Winnipeg to Toronto and now, finally, to Montreal. This constant shifting finds its rest in her songs: dreamy and piercing, Berkel’s lyrics shimmer with memories of childhood, place and home.
Berkel’s new sophomore album, Pale Moon Kid (Pheromone Recordings) was recorded with gifted producer Daniel Romano. Described by Exclaim! Magazine as “a smouldering sound to behold” and “acutely poetic,” this glowing new collection reveals writing that has grown even sharper and more lyrical.
Singer-songwriter Sarah Farthing has a clutch of songs and a thirst for adventure. Her music matches her propensity for being both earnest and goofy, sometimes at the same time. From the sardonic self-pity of “Oh Why Did You,” to the gentle optimism of “Love Songs,” to the jubilant determination of her debut EP’s title track “Uh Oh (The Elephant Song),” these songs run the gamut of human emotion. Her sound nestles into the sweet spot between folk-rock and pop, with just enough swagger to avoid the usual clichés of the female singer-songwriter.
Juniperus is a project designed to create a smile for the audience. It is a project to both impress and bring light to the heart. With playful character voices and poetic narration, the songs based on Aesop’s fables are accessible by all ages and demographics of light-heartedness. Adding shadow puppetry to the performances pushes the show to the next level.