Friday, Sept 8, 2017
Digging Up Alchemy
Garton's diverse background fuels his music at AE Sept 22
By Acoustic Emporium
teeped in the solitude of the mountains and islands of the Pacific Northwest, raised in the boisterous and irreverent East Vancouver arts community, Jack Gartonís music is a dance party for the vulnerable at heart.
In the lineage of Weird and Wonderful Canadian songwriters Leonard Cohen, k.d.Lang, Corb Lund and Geoff Berner, Gartonís songs alchemize brokenness and pride, and celebrate the sheer ďabsurd difficulty of being aliveĒ (Geoff Berner) with wit and grace.
Over the last ten years while touring Canada, the USA and Europe, Garton has developed a distinctive voice on the accordion, mixing Cajun, European and country styles with ease into an exciting roots music feast. Whether backed by his powerful band the Demon Squadron or solo, armed with an accordion and trumpet, his shows are theatrical, fluid, confessional, and fun. They reflect a lifetime of devotion to the art of live music as well as an impressive breadth of life experience including his roles as a father and husband, local gravedigger, theatre artist and music teacher.
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