International songcrafters Saskia and Darrel (sometimes the touring band of Gary Fjellgaard), are taking flight with their Songbirds tour and a brand new album through the Purcell and Monashee mountains to bring their unique sound to the good folk of the East Kootenays this autumn, including a stop at Creston’s Snoring Sasquatch on Sept. 24.
Their latest album, Songbirds, is their ninth collective recording and their third as a duo, following on the success of Sailing Saskatchewan in 2009, Burlap and Bindertwine, also in 2009, and the highly acclaimed Laura’s Kitchen in 2007.
You will be enchanted by folk melodies, entertained by Celtic ballads, enriched by storytelling, enraptured by soulful pop, and enlightened by gospel R&B.
And the amazing part is, while this delightful duo have dared to throw all caution to the wind and amass an agglomeration of different styled songs together in one show, there is a continuity that runs through the tunes that weaves them all together so that the listener hardly notices any genre-bashing going on at all.
“People like us love to be on stage,” said Saskia at her website. “We will always end up in theatre groups, choirs or as midway carnies. Entertaining is as much a part of our psyche as singing and playing, and after awhile, the two get intertwined seamlessly.”
On their own, they are a powerful presence in their field, winning top 5 people’s choice awards, hitting the No. 4 spot on MSN Radio’s National Top 30 Countdown, and being nominated for album of the year, aboriginal artist of the year (times three), as well as songwriter of the year in Saskat-chewan. Saskia and Darrel remain a perennial favorite on the indie Euro stations.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30. Tickets are $12 in advance at Kingfisher Used Books or Black Bear Books, and $14 at the door.