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Title:
Cam penner and Jon Wood
When:
Tue, Oct 24
Where:
The Slice - Lethbridge
Category:
Folk

Description

Time: 9 p.m.

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Cam Penner doesn’t so much sing songs as summon them up like a medium calling up spirits. His gentle growl can become a Delta howl, as if he is the conduit, a mere medium articulating the blues of a whole continent, emanating from a bottomless well of shared everyman experience. His remarkably sympathetic foil and musical cohort, electric guitar and lap steel sound sculptor Jon Wood, conjures up sound and colour, building spaces where ghosts dwell and shadows beckon. The distinctive flow, the masterful musical bonding and the overall atmosphere they create is both endearing and humbling. They make you want to listen closely to every word and each hand-crafted note. Their unrivaled attention-demanding presence marks this duo apart from other acts.
Cam Penner & Jon Wood have been moving audiences for the last ten years. They have toured their traveling show extensively through Canada and Europe. The symphony of sound and lyricism showcase the inevitable evolution of this duo. The live show is as fragile as it is grand. Like watching a tight rope walker or a trapeze artist at work. It’s folk. It’s rock n’ roll. It’s Cam Penner and Jon Wood breathing fire into every note and lyric.

Cam Penner http://www.campenner.com

Look no further than the opening track of the new album Gypsy Summer to understand Cam Penner. "It's going to get worse before it gets better" Penner chants on the powerful opener Driftwood. This album is a rallying call. It reaches out, boldly and magnanimously into present-day existence. With Gypsy Summer, Penner continues to successfully roam from his comfort zone into new territory.

His fourth and first self produced album finds Penner exploring new textures and bolder sounds. It is his most self assured outing to date. Even though his fractured rootsy persona still creeps into the mix, this isn't a depressing record. Gypsy Summer is full of hope. It's full of love. It's electrifying and provoking. It's full of everything we should be looking for, not only musically, but in life.

In a complicated world, Cam Penner finds beauty in simplicity, with an honest, spare approach to folk music that is refreshing in an age filled with so much insincerity and irony. Singing uncompromising songs about redemption and truth, Penner is a voice for the disenfranchised, a storyteller for those who never reach their destination. Penner's fiercely personal lyrics are complemented by a gentle acoustic guitar style, and the defiant heroes of his songs are weary, but they are never defeated.

Jon Wood

Venue

The SliceMap
Venue:
The Slice   -   Website
Street:
314 - 8th Street South
ZIP:
T1J 2J6
City:
Lethbridge
State:
AB
Country:
Country: ca

Description

403-320-0117

Not only do we have the best pizza in town, we are also the center of Lethbridge's NightLife.

We are the only bar in town featuring live music every day of the week. Canadian touring artists, local legends and new emerging artists, everyone stops here.

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