Market Hall Performing Arts Centre presents
Saturday October 20, 2018 - 8:00 PM
JJ & The Pillars
(Featuring Alyssa Morrissey)
Special guest opener: Hillary Dumoulin
Formed in 2013, JJ and the Pillars are a four-piece, folk-rock band originally hailing from Peterborough, Ontario. In May 2014, the band took first place in 102.1 the Edge’s Next Big Thing competition, and soon after released their debut album, The Wolves (with the help of Dine Alone Records.) Airplay on 102.1 the Edge, a Sugar Beach Session, and various live performances followed, playing alongside artists such as Arkells, USS, Dear Rouge, Tokyo Police Club, and Billy Talent.
In early 2017, JJ and the Pillars began recording their second album, Daisy, with producer Kevin Dietz (The Cranberries, The Glorious Sons, Circa Survive) The resulting effort is the band’s best work to date, with strong songwriting, energetic performances, and powerful delivery making the album a standout in its genre.
(standing room + limited seating)
General Admission: $15 incl fees
**AT THE DOOR: $20 incl fees**
Sunday October 21, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Featuring special guest opener: Annie Lou
Fiddler, singer, and stepdancer April Verch has never been content to stand still. One of the most esteemed fiddlers of her generation, Verch has been immersed in a deeply explorative musical journey since the age of three, with new chapters unfolding each step of the way. On February 17, 2017, Verch released The April Verch Anthology (Slab Town Records), an 18-track collection celebrating her life’s work.
Verch began her full-time touring career in 2000, and has since performed at elite festivals and performing arts centers worldwide. One might suspect a performer with as many talents as Verch would pause to take a breath, or need to somewhat compartmentalize her skills during a live performance. But on stage, Verch is almost superhuman, flawlessly intertwining and overlapping different performative elements. She stepdances while fiddling. She sings while stepdancing. Sometimes she sings, steps and fiddles all at once, with apparent ease and precision. Verch is - as they say - a triple threat in performance, her live show a beautiful companion to her music: versatile, robust, and masterfully executed.
With eleven albums and years of touring under her belt, Verch has moved from upstart prodigy to mature and reflective songwriter, interpreter, and storyteller. The April Verch Anthology is a stunning collection of this lifetime of songs and experiences. The story is in these tracks, and together they bring joy, enlightenment, and proof of just how relevant an old tune can be.
- Cabaret Table Seats are ASSIGNED
- GENERAL ADMISSION section includes row seating & balconies
Regular: $25 incl fees
Cabaret Table Seats: $28 incl fees