Declan O'Donovan

The West End Cultural Centre presents Declan O'Donovan w/Leaf Rapids

Declan O'Donovan

Leaf Rapids

Thu, May 31, 2018

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

$15.00 - $20.00

Declan O'Donovan
Declan O'Donovan
A masterful songwriter collects life's experiences and artfully turns them into songs that
capture the imagination of a listener. Declan O’Donovan is that songwriter and
contemporary troubadour who utilizes a broad palate of voice and piano to tell intriguing
stories through the music he creates. At home in the rural environs of Whitehorse, Yukon and equally at home in the urban centers of Montreal and Toronto, this broad sense of place comes into play in the songs Declan has written for his newest release, Broken Sky. “Overall, the sound of the album strikes a balance between the rural and roots, and the urban and contemporary influences that contributed to the sound and the songwriting,”says O’Donovan.

Produced by Jean Massicotte (Patrick Watson, Lhasa, Adam Cohen), Broken Sky was
recorded at Studio Masterkut in Montreal. “Jean gave my songs a landscape to live in
and explore. He brought with him a sound and an approach that gave every note warmth
and direction, and he gracefully coaxed out performances from everyone involved that at
once made the songs both grounded and unrestrained.” Featured among the many
outstanding musicians on Broken Sky is Brad Barr of The Barr Brothers, and Joe Grass,
Mishka Stein, and Robbie Kuster of Patrick Watson.

Declan released Broken Sky on June 2nd and has been touring nationally and
internationally in support throughout 2017. As a full 4-piece band, he has travelled
multiple times to Germany, across Canada, and to Japan with appearances at Canadian
Music Week, Sofar Hamburg, Atlin Music Festival, Fuji Rock Festival, and Breakout
West, with dozens of theatre and club shows throughout.
Leaf Rapids
Leaf Rapids
Keri and Devin Latimer’s latest musical project, “Leaf Rapids” is inspired by the wildly isolated nature of Manitoba, Canada. The lyrical themes explore the inner workings of people left too long inside their cabins in the dead of winter, and where spring explodes. Think of a warm layered blanket of bass, guitars and drums, and add the voice of Keri Latimer and the haunting sound of the Theremin.

Recently signed to Black Hen Music, Leaf Rapids just finished recording a dozen songs in Nashville, TN with producer/musician Steve Dawson (who’s accolades include a long list of Awards and nominations, including Juno’s, WCMA’s and CFMA’s), engineer Bil Vorndick (Ralph Stanley, Alison Krauss, Béla Fleck) and drummer Gary Craig (Bruce Cockburn, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings).
Venue Information:
West End Cultural Centre
586 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1Z8
http://www.wecc.ca/