Prairie Kitchen Party

West End Cultural Centre presents the 8th annual Prairie Kitchen Party

Prairie Kitchen Party

Madeleine Roger, Andrew Neville, The Reverend Rambler, JD Edwards

Sat, April 28, 2018

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

$20.00 - $25.00

The New Customs
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
Madeleine Roger
Madeleine Roger
Madeleine Roger is a contemporary folksinger from Winnipeg, Canada. While accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, it is her artistry as a songwriter that can silence a room, uniting her captivating voice with vivid lyricism and a maturity beyond her years. A former thespian and a lifelong traveler, she is prone to absorbing stories and questioning the way that things are, creating songs with imaginative melodies and honesty that bares truths about being alive.

Appearing often in the folk/roots duo Roger Roger with her twin brother Lucas, Madeleine has performed at music festivals across Canada, sung as a musical guest on CBC Radio's DNTO, and released their debut album Fairweather locally and overseas which reached the No. 1 spot on the Canadian national folk/roots/blues charts, garnering acclaim for its exceptional songwriting. She has also toured as backing vocalist with Carly Dow, Kevin Roy, and Logan McKillop.

"Madeleine’s voice stays with you, reminiscent at times of a young Joni Mitchell."
- Mojo

Madeleine’s work reflects whatever is on her mind. curious characters, natural beauty and decay, historical events, the human condition, artistic influences, and daily goings-on inspire her impressive catalogue of songs.
The Reverend Rambler
The Reverend Rambler
The Reverend Rambler might not be an ordained man of God, but his passionate rhythm and blues inspired tunes will have you feeling the spirit something fierce. The music itself draws from the entire gamut of Americana music ranging from the gospel blues of Blind Willie Johnson to the hillbilly fingerstyle of Merle Travis, all injected with the high octane energy of punk rock. The Reverend preaches tales of hope, shame, degradation and salvation with an undeniable fervor.
Watching The Reverend, AKA Matt Colpitts, in action is a singular experience. As a solo performer, he is able to create a sound that is often mistaken for a full band by simultaneously wailing on vocals, performing intricate finger picking on guitar and holding down the rhythm by playing percussion with his feet.
Venue Information:
West End Cultural Centre
586 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1Z8
http://www.wecc.ca/