Kristina Olsen & Bill Coon in Concert
CONCERT @ St. Paul's United Church, 2410 Malaview, Avenue Sidney
7:30 PM (doors at 7:00) FRIDAY, MAY 26
Tickets $20 advance (brownpapertickets, Tanners and Lyle's Place)
Kristina Olsen is one of the most entertaining and compelling performers on the international acoustic circuit. A superb multi-instrumentalist (acoustic guitar, steel-body slide guitar, saxophone, concertina, banjo, mandolin and piano) as well as an award-winning songwriter with a big bluesy voice, Kristina has audiences around the world coming back for more. Her mix of powerful songs ranging from sassy bottleneck blues to lilting ballads to swing jazz to raunch and roll (as well as her hilarious storytelling) makes for a diverse and satisfying musical experience, on stage, on disc and in book.
Olsen is the modern day troubadour, touring up to ten months a year. She regularly tours to Australia, Scotland, England, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. In more exotic locations, she has performed concerts in, Bangladesh, Norfolk Island, New Caledonia and once caught a snow-mobile drawn sled over a frozen lake to a concert in Aleknagik, Alaska. Olsen has been part of a songwriters' group for over three decades and has taught songwriting, slide guitar and dance for musicians at adult music camps from Alaska to NYC to the UK to Australia for over a twenty years. Olsen is a frequent contributor to Acoustic Guitar magazine, writing articles on guitar and performance technique.
Kristina has 11 recordings under her belt (four on the Philo/Rounder label), and an enhanced eBook with music, (They Paid Us in Tub Time), 2014 saw the release of Chemistry a live in studio recording with guitar wizard Pete Snell.
She will be joined by Vancouver Jazz Guitarist, Bill Coon. Juno nominated guitarist/ composer /arranger Bill Coon is one of Canadas most highly respected and sought after musicians. He has been performing professionally for over twenty-five years and has worked with numerous jazz artists including Jimmy Heath, Louis Stewart, Chuck Israels, Eddie Daniels, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Campbell Ryga, BradTurner, PJ Perry, Fred Stride, Denzal Sinclaire, Karin Plato and Dee Daniels. His quartet performed at the Orpheum, opening for Dave Brubeck during the Vancouver International Jazz Festival.
Kristina will be joined by Juno nominated guitarist, Bill Coon.
Bill is a member of the Jill Townsend Big Band, Wow Jazz Orchestra and the Brazilian Choro group Gostosinho. Bill released the critically acclaimed CD, Speakeasy with his quartet featuring Juno award winners Ross Taggart and Dave Robbins and more recently teamed up with legendary guitarist Oliver Gannon on a Cellar Live release entitled Two Much Guitar.
In the warm acoustics of St. Paul's United Church in Sidney, they will weave their magic.
St. Paul's United Church (View)
2410 Malaview Avenue
Sidney, BC V8L 2G3
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