26. January 2018 - 20:00 till 23:00
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Rose-Erin Stokes Album Release Show w/ Benjamin Hermann | Churchill's | Friday, 26. January 2018

Come celebrate the release of my new album: Wherever I Go. This will be a full-band performance featuring musicians: Andrew Sowka, Sully Sullivan & Vince Aquilina. With an opening set from very special guest: Benjamin Hermann!

DOORS: 7.30PM I SHOW: 8.00PM

TICKETS: AVD: $10 @DOOR $15 (more info tba)

BENJAMIN HERMANN I

“Benjamin Hermann's music hits the sweet spot with folk music lovers. His newest album 'Windows Wide Open' released on Roaring Girl Records mixes subtlety and directness, blending distant instrumentation and strong finger-style guitar playing into a soundscape that compliments vocals delivered with careful nuance.”

Benjamin Hermann is a songwriter and accompanist currently living in Toronto ON, working, performing, collaborating, and creating from this city as a launching pad. Originally from North Bay, ON, Ben has since lived in Whitehorse, YT, travelled through Germany and Russia, considering these Northern and Eastern places to be the source of his artistic considerations. Eventually Ben landed in Toronto where he came to study and continue his music career. Ben also considers himself a recording artist, mainly composing with guitar, voice, and piano. His newest release a full length album titled 'Windows Wide Open' was released on Roaring Girl Records in the fall of 2015 - MapleMusic/Fontana North. His previous projects include - 'Red Sky In Morning' from 2012, recorded in Old Crow, YT – and 'Will Return' from 2011, recorded near Ottawa, ON.

ROSE-ERIN STOKES I

When listening to the hauntingly beautiful melodies on Wherever I Go, the debut full-length album by Rose-Erin Stokes, you can’t help but be transfixed by every lilting note, every phrase and every plucked string. There is a quiet stillness to some songs, and within others one can sense an emotional tumult just rippling under the service.

Wherever I Go was produced by friend and Juno-nominated producer/engineer Ben Leggett in his home studio in North Bay. The two previously collaborated on Stokes’ debut EP in 2014, as well as on the first Hidden Roots Collective album, Come Up, Honey, which came out in 2016. That side project saw Stokes join musical forces with singer/songwriters Annie Sumi, Holly Cunningham and Brigitte Lebel – all of whom has strong North Bay connections. The album was nominated for a 2017 Canadian Folk Music Award.

With Wherever I Go, Stokes has demonstrated a dynamic range of emotional textures as an artist, from vulnerability, quiet hopefulness to graceful sad resignation and much more, all beautiful bound up with tasteful, ethereal melodies. She has just begun to mine the depths of her creative spirit and there are undoubtedly many more musical treasures yet to come.