Strings On Kings Presents: The Karpinka Brothers

The Karpinka Brothers nostalgic and pastiche songwriting lands the Saskatchewan based folk group in a genre all of their own. Joel Plaskett once described their sound as “Buddy Holly boogie meets Crowded House.” Their fourth album, Talk Is Cheap, is set for release in the fall of 2017.

Talk Is Cheap feels like a call to arms. It finds a seemingly impossible balance of sincerity and positivity. When they sing lines like “Where would I be without music in my heart?” You not only believe them, you relate without a trace of irony. The brothers have a longstanding reputation of putting their money where their mouth is, finding a delicate balance between professional musicians and community volunteers. In addition to sharing the stage with influential artists like John K. Samson and Gordon Lightfoot, they’ve played dozens of concerts for residents of a local long-term care residence.

Produced and recorded by Grammy nominee Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Leonard Cohen, Vic Chestnut) at his legendary Hotel2Tango in Montréal, Talk Is Cheap is the most realized and expansive Karpinka Brothers album to date. Their eloquent blend of timeless folk and 60s pop songs are complimented by an impressive list of contributing musicians including Mathieu Charbonneau (Timber Timbre) on piano and keys, Jamie Thompson (Unicorns/Islands) on drums and percussion, Sophie Trudeau (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) on violin, Joel Kerr (Sara Slean) on bass, and backing vocals by Krista Muir.

http://www.k-bros.ca/

 

Blue Bridge Theatre Opening Night!

Born Yesterday

by Garson Kanin
directed by Janet Munsil
May 30th to June 11, 2017

“I want everybody to be smart. As smart as they can be. A world of ignorant people is too dangerous to live in.”

An uncouth, remorseless junk dealer arrives in Washington DC with his showgirl mistress by his side. His mission – to buy a congressman. When her ignorance and audacity threatens his business dealings, he hires a journalist to educate her. It turns out she has an incredible natural intelligence, which she uses to turn the tables on the under -the-table proceedings…

Blue Bridge Theatre Season Opener!

The Caretaker

by Harold Pinter
directed by Jacob Richmond
April 27 – May 7, 2017

 

“A wild comedy of deluded misfits” – The Guardian

Power, allegiance, innocence and corruption are under the spotlight, as two brothers take in a homeless person who pushes them to the social limit. The Caretaker is one of Pinter’s most celebrated and oft-performed plays. .