The Big Sociable 2 -With Dust Rhinos, The Reverend Rambler, and more!

The Big Sociable 2 -With Dust Rhinos, The Reverend Rambler, and more!

The New Customs, Murray Pulver, Daniel Roa

Sat · March 18, 2017

Doors: 7:15 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:45 pm)

$15.00

Dust Rhinos
Dust Rhinos
If your band consists of fiddles, mandolins, and something called a bodhran, and your audience looks like it could hold its own at a soccer hooligan convention, you’d bloody well better be able to use those instruments to mercifully bludgeon that rumbly bunch with a Celtic sonic assault that will leave them pounding on the bar, picking each other up off the Guinness-soaked floor, and screaming for one more song.

It also wouldn’t hurt if your combined weight is roughly that of the Canadian women’s hockey team in full gear.

Fortunately the Dust Rhinos have both. They’re big men with a monster sound. A sound rooted in an ancient time and a faraway place. Using traditional airs, reels, and jigs the Rhinos conjure up the Ireland of olde with leprechauns, shamrocks, tweed caps, and “sure and begorrah.” And then, like a shillelagh wrapped in a potato sack, they knock the bejeebers out of that green and lovely image and unleash a freight train loaded with banshees and the furious ghost of Cuchulainn.
The Reverend Rambler
The Reverend Rambler
The Reverend Rambler (AKA Matt Colpitts) might not be an ordained man of God, but his passionate rhythm and blues inspired tunes will have you feeling the spirit something fierce. Catch him performing as a one-man-band or flanked by sister Karli Colpitts on vocals and brother Sean Multan on harp. Either way, The Rev's live shows are guaranteed to have you foot stompin' and testifyin' all night long.
Scott Nolan
Scott Nolan
His music earnest and expectant, if a little weatherworn and weary, Winnipeg-based songwriter and performer Scott Nolan has earned the esteem his works have rendered. Some have called him noteworthy, even acclaimed - but the smart money cites Nolan as a voice rarely heard this side of the century, a musician who shrugs away any five-dollar-cover singer-songwriter motifs before he unsnaps his guitar case. His are the songs sung for people with a past, sturdily backlit with unswerving musicianship and a disposition rooted in the best of rock n' roll, roots and Americana.

Born in Toronto and raised in Winnipeg, Nolan hasn't been without an instrument in his hands as far back as he can remember. His efforts in several bands, including Leaderhouse and Motel 75, soon directed him toward a strong solo career that has secured him a place in the ranks of the country's finest songwriters and performers. A seasoned multi-instrumentalist, Nolan has recorded (alongside bandmate and drummer Joanna Miller) with several modern Americana tastemakers, including the Holmes Brothers, Hayes Carll and Gurf Morlix.
The New Customs
The New Customs are the compelling pairing of Emma Cloney and Dale Brown. Hailing from the prolifically musical city of Winnipeg Manitoba Canada, the duo is poised to take the world by storm with their solid songwriting, heart-stirring harmonies and outstanding instrumentation. The splendid pairing of guitarist Emma Cloney's haunting voice and the playing of award-winning, sought-after multi-instrumentalist Dale Brown make up the heart of their sound. In writing together, the pair effortlessly crafts tunes that range in flavour from folk to celtic to blues, yet always sound uniquely like themselves. "These guys are gonna go places!" - Leonard Podolak, The Duhks In the wake of a conversation in the parking lot of Winnipeg's cultural capital, the West End Cultural Centre, and a surprise offer of a Western Canadian tour, Cloney and Brown formed The New Customs to challenge each other to explore new creative paths. Instantly, they were struck by how well their diverse musical backgrounds and writing styles meshed together. Songs flowed forth, arrangements fell into place with ease, and their style formed so naturally that it seemed predestined. While The New Customs are a new name, the pair has more than 20 years of professional musical experience between them. Equally at home at concert halls, house concerts, or festival stages, they are a diverse and dynamic presence. Driving guitar work, soaring fiddle lines, and two perfectly matched voices all combine to create a larger than life sound, oddly familiar yet entirely new, making it hard to believe there are only two people on the stage. Together, they are truly greater than the sum of their parts. On stage, Cloney and Brown are a complimentary pair. Their charming quirky sense of humour and endearing storytelling creates an instant bond between them and their audiences. Combine that with the musical "oneness" of their seemingly shared artistic brain, you can feel the energy in the room each time the duo takes the stage. "...that kind of chemistry don't come cheap, so stash that in a bottle in the trunk and run with it" - Daniel Peloquin-Hofner, Red Moon Road Hitting the ground running at a breakneck pace The New Customs have already graced the stages of several festivals, as well as recorded and released their debut EP album with folk music aficionado Scott Nolan and Juno Award winner Jamie Sitar. With their full length album slated for release in early 2017 and coast to coast touring, the two delight in bringing their unique sound to audiences across the country. Constantly creating and gaining momentum by the day, the group's future is bright and the possibilities are limitless. "Love the new project!" -David Landreth, the Bros. Landreth - See more at: http://www.manitobamusic.com/thenewcustoms#sthash.IMPkheTY.dpuf
Venue Information:
The Park Theatre
698 Osborne Street
Winnipeg, MB, R3L 2B9
http://www.parktheatervideo.com/