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April Verch Band returns to the Capitol

April Verch Band plays the Capitol Theatre this coming Saturday. - Sandlin Gaither photo
April Verch Band plays the Capitol Theatre this coming Saturday.
— image credit: Sandlin Gaither photo

The Capitol Theatre Season Series is proud to present the April Verch Band on Saturday, February 22 at 8 p.m.

April Verch performed to a full house on the Capitol Theatre stage during her Steal The Blue tour in 2011. She is back with her new album and all of the spunk and precision that goes into her breathtaking fiddle playing, percussively infectious step dancing and sweet singing.

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 has grown from a prodigy into an enduring artist — one of music’s most unforgiving public transitions —with grace and grit to spare.

Verch has become the first woman to win both the Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championship and Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Competition; she represented Canada’s fiddling tradition performing at the opening ceremonies at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

April Verch tours as a trio with Cody Walters on bass and new member Hayes Griffin. Hayes is a phenomenal young player who just completed his master’s degree in contemporary improvisation at the New England Conservatory.

The April Verch Band is an energetic, virtuosic, tradition-celebrating outfit. It is Ottawa Valley meets Old-Time Appalachia — crack fiddling, electric step dancing, sweet singing!

Tickets are $25 for adults or $20 for student and Capitol season subscribers. Buy online at capitoltheatre.bc.ca or phone 250-352-6363.

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