October 24th 2018 08:00 PM - October 24th 2018 11:59 PM

SARAH MACDOUGALL BAND

15.00
306 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

SARAH MACDOUGALL BAND

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The Casbah presents,
Western-Canada Folk Award Winner,
SARAH MacDOUGALL (with band)
 
8PM || $15, available on-line at www.casbahlounge.ca
CASBAH | 306 King St W | 905-741-7625
 
Has toured with Cat Empire, Tallest Man on Earth, Lee Harvey Osmond & Passenger
 
Both a continuation and an evolution, All The Hours I Have Left To Tell You Anything is MacDougall’s fourth record, following 2015’s Western Canadian Music Award winning album Grand Canyon.
 
The first single from All The Hours I Have Left To Tell You Anything, EMPIRE was created at an artist retreat in an abandoned silver mine town in the Yukon shortly after the death of her grandfather and the dissolution of a long-term relationship. The song is as catchy as it is mysterious, ambitious, and heroic.
 
All The Hours I Have Left To Tell You Anything conjures up themes of identity, death, breaking down of relationships, birth, and the ghosts we carry throughout. MacDougall’s writing deftly captures the urgency of life and surrendering to its immediacy. Epic while remaining intimate, lush while staying stark, and melancholy while still managing to celebrate, the record is undoubtedly influenced by MacDougall’s Swedish roots and the vast and dark beauty of the North.
 
All The Hours I Have Left To Tell You Anything builds and evolves from MacDougall’s unique sound adding dance rhythms, atmospheric guitars and synths to augment her haunting vocals and poetic lyrics. She called on some of her favorite musical friends to join her on the record including Anna Ruddick (Bry Webb) on bass, and Loel Campbell (Wintersleep) on drums. Production, engineering and additional instrumentation was done by Marcus Paquin (Arcade Fire, The National). Additional production and engineering work by Vancouver based Nygel Asselin and LA based Rich Jaques and Bill Lefler, all combine to make this a truly special record.
 
Sarah has been described as a mesmerizing performer, and she has played festivals such as Iceland Airwaves, Edmonton Folk Festival, Reeperbahn, and has shared the stage with artists such as Bruce Cockburn, Cat Empire, Tallest Man on Earth, Passenger, and more.
 
Awards and nominations:
 
2015 Canadian Folk Music Award, Contemporary Singer of the year- Nominee
2015 Western Canadian Music Award, Roots solo album of the year- Winner
2012 Western Canadian Music Award, Roots solo album of the year- Winner
2012 Western Canadian Music Award, Songwriter of the year- Nominee
 
Selected reviews:
 
‘Sarah MacDougall’s beautiful new record is as vast and as varied as its namesake’- CBC
 
Grand Canyon is a refreshing addition to Canada’s singer-songwriter genre, but it’s also so much more. The album is filled with Sarah MacDougall doing what she does best: taking indie-pop expectations and shooting them full of fresh turns and honest lyrics- Greyowl point= Proud hoot (really good)
 
“an excellent and an accomplished album and augers well for Sarah’s future as a distinctive writer with a unique voice. A sterling effort.”- NE:MM
 
“an album of darkness and light, the spring and sun after a long, arctic winter” Exclaim!:: 8/10

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The Casbah

The Casbah (located at the corners of King St West & Queen St North in the Central Neighbourhood of downtown Hamilton Ontario) opened it’s doors in January 2001. The debut event was none other than Seminal Pixies frontman Frank Black and his band the Catholics. The sold out concert was presented by the venue, and in association with a new local promoter who would one day become a more significant component to the Casbah as a live music club.



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