The Fugitives

The West End Cultural Centre presents The Fugities

The Fugitives

Kerji Stephens

Sat, May 5, 2018

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

$20.00 - $25.00

The Fugitives
The Fugitives
The Fugitives, established in 2007, have released four records, which have been nominated for multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards and a Western Canadian Music Award. Their previous album, Everything Will Happen, spent ten weeks on the top ten Canadian folk charts, and earned them a support slot across Western Canada with Buffy Sainte-Marie and an appearance at UK’s Glastonbury Festival. Their follow-up, “The Promise of Strangers”, is set for release on January 26th on Borealis Records.

A folk collective headed by songwriters Adrian Glynn and Brendan McLeod, the band has toured extensively through Canada, Western Europe, and the UK, often joined by renowned multi-instrumentalist Steve Charles, violinist Carly Frey (Echo Nebraska), and banjo player Rob McLaren (Union Duke). Over the past ten years, they’ve earned a reputation for unforgettable live shows, brimming with complex harmonies, infectious storytelling and top-notch musicianship. As the CBC has it: “This show is simply brilliant”. Performance highlights include major folk festivals across Canada, headlining slots in overseas americana festivals, and a recently sold out run across the UK on its rural touring circuit. In 2018, the band will tour across both Canada and the EU, and venture into the United States via an official showcase at Folk Alliance.
Kerji Stephens
Kerji Stephens
Kerji Stephens released her self-titled debut and follow up album ‘Where We Were’ in 2007 and 2008 respectively. Kerri Woelke (self titled) was released through Avante Records and was nominated for ‘Folk Album of the Year’ and ‘Art Design of the Year’ through the GMA’s and ‘Gospel Album of the Year’ through the Western Canadian Music Awards. ‘Where We Were’ was released through Signpost Music (Steve Bell) and was followed up by an eight month tour opening for and singing in Steve Bell’s band across Canada in 2008-2009.


After forming Winnipeg roots duo Last Ditch On The Left with Brent Warren in 2009, LDotL took part in two HomeRoutes tours in Western Canada and multiple Western Canadian tours before going to Toronto to record with Juno award winning producer David Baxter in 2014. They released their self-titled album at the West End Cultural Centre in November of 2014. International Songwriting Competition Grand Prize winner - artist Matt Epp invited LDotL to open for him and act as his backing band on a European tour of Germany and Switzerland in April/May of 2014. Last Ditch on The Left has since acquired a sponsorship from Doc Marten’s for their project ‘Walk A Mile In Our Shoes’ which told the story of aspiring artists travelling Canada and Europe performing their music.

2015 and 2016 held multiple festival performances, Winnipeg Folk Fest in the City and another two European tours mainly in Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands and France with their most recent being in fall of 2016 and bringing along local Winnipeg artist Vince Andrushko, to introduce him to and mentor him in touring Europe.

Just coming out of the studio recording an EP produced by award winning singer/songwriter Matt Epp, Kerji has high hopes for 2017-2018 including the release of a single 'Hunted & Hunter'in December 2017 and a roll out of single releases throughout 2018 that include co-writes with Winnipeg artists Justin Lacroix & Dave Quanbury as well as Ontario based songwriter, Matt Epp.
Venue Information:
West End Cultural Centre
586 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1Z8
http://www.wecc.ca/