The New Customs: Emma Cloney & Dale Brown @ Sugar Nightclub
Sunday, August 13 at
1110 Hillside Avenue
This event is expired ( Aug 13, 2017 )
Victoria Folk Music Society: The New Customs: Emma Cloney & Dale Brown, after Open Stage, 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside), $7.
Hailing from the prolifically musical city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, The New Customs are the compelling pairing of Emma Cloney and Dale Brown. The splendid mix of guitarist Emma Cloney’s haunting voice and the playing of multi-instrumentalist Dale Brown (fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki, cigar box guitar, stomp) make up the heart of their sound. In writing together, the pair effortlessly crafts songs that range in flavour from folk to celtic to blues, yet always sound uniquely like themselves.
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 on top of a seemingly complete rhythm section to create a larger than life sound, making it hard to believe there are only two people on the stage. Together, they are truly greater than the sum of their parts, their sound oddly familiar yet entirely new.
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.
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