April Verch Band to perform in FF [UPDATED]Published 11:02am Thursday, November 1, 2012 Updated 1:03pm Thursday, November 1, 2012
Internationally renowned Canadian fiddler/singer/songwriter/stepdancer April Verch doesn’t just perform music, she exudes it.
She will be performing with her band at A Center for the Arts’ Fergus Theatre, 124 W. Lincoln Ave., downtown Fergus Falls at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. This is the third performance of the AC4TA’s Center Series. About 80 general seating tickets are available for $18 for adults and $5 for children/students.
If you are a Series ticket holder and cannot come to the show, please give your seats to a friend. They just have to give us your name and we will tell them where your seats are. If you really can’t find anyone to give your seats to, we would appreciate it if you would call us and let us release your seats for sale to the general public. Please call us at 218-998-ARTS (2787) to release your reserved tickets.
April Verch has a passion for performing. Her goal is to touch the lives of those who are listening at any given moment. “The world is this amazing puzzle that we can’t fully understand and music is the joy that pulls it all together and helps us make sense of it,” says Verch, with a dynamic excitement and confidence that makes you believe her in a heartbeat.
The April Verch Band features world-class musicians Hayes Griffin on guitar and Cody Walters on upright-electric bass and banjo.
Together, these three passionate musicians tour tirelessly across Canada, the United States, the U.K., Europe and Australia. They have established a reputation as consummate performers, winning over audiences not only with sheer virtuosity on their respective instruments, but also with charm, humor and boundless energy on stage.
On her eighth CD, “That’s How We Run,” April explores the Southern mountain traditions known as old time music, but always brings her Northern roots with her. Plucky, straight-backed Canadian tunes fit so snugly beside ancient Appalachian airs that you’d think they’d been neighbors for centuries. When she sings her own songs, you feel sultry Southern air blowing through every wet, bluesy slide of “That’s How We Run,” just as you feel the tight-shouldered Northern chill in her heartbroken “Still Trying.”
Through sinewy old time American reels or crisp Canadian hops, singing the happy Ontario chestnut “Moonshine Mac,” or swapping hot licks with the cream of old time’s new breed, like Dirk Powell, Riley Baugus, and Rayna Gellert, April is always being April.