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Join Northern Lights Folk Club for their double bill presentation of Braden Gates and Matt Patershuk on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at Parkview Community League, 9135 146 Street NW. Doors open at 7PM, show at 8PM.
Edmonton's own Braden Gates is a folk singer, through and through, and in the best possible sense of the word. His songs are full of stories that flow through him easily, and with all the grace, empathy and nuance that masterful story-telling requires. Born and raised in Sturgeon County, Braden grew up listening to his father Troy playing old-time tunes on the fiddle, and then playing himself. It was getting into John Hartford in his mid-teens (for the fiddle, at first) that turned him on to the craft of songwriting, leading him to the great storytellers of the firmament - Guy Clark, John Prine, Todd Snider.
Matt Patershuk is a singer and songwriter first. He values simplicity, but also loves to incorporate the small details that bring a story to life, and make it relatable. Though his songs aren’t devoid of metaphor, you’ll not be left guessing about what the song is about when you’re done listening. Matt lives near the hamlet of La Glace, Alberta, Canada with his wife, 2 daughters, several dogs, cats horses and sheep. While not blessed with an abundance of natural ability in his endeavours, he’s always willing to give things a good try, and never lets a lack of experience or formal training get in his way. He applies the same ethic to his self-taught song writing and music as he does to fixing a furnace, installing a stock waterer, building a jewelry box, or taking a picture. He loves words as much as he does music.
Advanced Tickets: $27
Tickets at the Door: $32
No physical or electronic tickets will be provided. You will need to have your order confirmation ready at the door.
Free street parking is available, as well as limited on-site parking. ETS routes 2 and 904 are within a 5-minute walk.