16. February 2018 - 20:00 till 23:00
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Paper Shakers + Rose-Erin Stokes at LIVE on Elgin | LIVE on Elgin | Friday, 16. February 2018

Come on out for an evening of indie & folk music!

Doors: 7.30 PM / Show 8.00 PM

Tickets: Adv: $10 @ door $12

Paper Shakers is Michael and Whitney Hall. Forming in 2016, the duo with their backing band deliver dynamic performances, full of energetic-indie-rock anthems that sear with a heart thumping beat. Together they write songs about anger, grief and happiness with grace. Where many struggle to succeed, the two achieve balance between the release of frustration with the world around them and smooth, powerful vocals. Paper Shakers establishes what it means to have a thought provoking dance party.


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.