An Evening With The April Verch Band
Part of the Storm King School Acoustic Music Series, acclaimed Canadian fiddler and step-dancer April Verch and her band bring their authentic performance to this intimate 240 seat theatre on the Storm King School campus.
April Verch has never sounded more comfortable in her skin than she does now, in the second decade of her career as an internationally touring Canadian fiddler, step dancer and singer-songwriter. Her ninth album, Bright Like Gold, captures a woman who's fleshed out her identity and is in full command of her gifts, a woman who's grown from a prodigy into an enduring artistone of music's most unforgiving public transitionswith grace and grit to
The April Verch Bandrounded out by bassist and clawhammer banjo player Cody Walters and guitarist Hayes Griffin, who has a Masters in jazz improv from the New England Conservatoryis an energetic, virtuosic, tradition-celebrating outfit, not to mention one that's not soon
forgotten when they depart the stage. It doesn't hurt that the thrilling grand finale involves Verch fiddling and step dancingand often executing two entirely different intricate rhythmic patternsat once.
It's a wonder to behold Verch pulling off those pristine double-time triplets with her feet, and the myriad other ways she's made good on the promise she showed at a tender age by becoming an artist in touch with roots and in her element. She won't be the one to mention her championship titles to you, or even the fact that she represented Canada's fiddling tradition by performing in the Opening Ceremonies at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. "The
accolades are important and noteworthy and special to me," she says, "but what I think is most impressive to me is that I've been doing this full time since 2000. We make a living playing music that we love and it touches other people. I feel like we're extremely lucky to do that, but also I work really hard, not just at the music, but at every aspect of our career, to make that happen. That we find a way to make it work, and have had that kind of
longevity, that's impressive to me."
And rightfully so. Verch has perfected the art of winning fans for life.
Only 100 tickets will be sold to the public because the performance will be attended by students and faculty of Storm King School, a college preparatory boarding school in the Hudson River Valley.
314 Mountain Road, Cornwall on Hudson, NY 12520
Walter Reade Jr. Theatre at The Storm King School (View)
314 Mountain Road
Cornwall on Hudson, NY 12520
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