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Les Productions le Moulin présentent Sheesham & Lotus & 'Son chez Evelina le samedi 14 mai à 8h
Billets: 22$ à l’avance; 25$ à la porte; en vente chez Evelina; Saulnierville Pharmacy; Weymouth Drug Store; Ocean Blue Music (Yarmouth)
En donnant des spectacles qui sont à la fois très visuels et drôles, Sheesham, Lotus & 'Son évoquent l'époque de vaudeville et des juke joints du sud des États-Unis. Vers les débuts du 20e siècle les musiciens des Appalaches se sont réunis avec les bluesmen du Mississippi. Ensemble, ils jouaient une musique qui deviendra la source de plusieurs genres tels que le country, le bluegrass, le blues, le jazz, le rock'n'roll, et le folk. Sheesham & Lotus & 'Son sont des musiciens très habiles et aux talents variés. Le choix d'instruments (dont certains sont insolites) et le répertoire attrayant assurent que leurs spectacles sont uniques et fort amusants.
Les Productions le Moulin presents Sheesham & Lotus & 'Son at Evelina’s (Little Brook); Saturday, May 14 at 8pm
Tickets: $22 in advance; $25 at the door; tickets on sale at Evelina’s; Saulnierville Pharmacy; Weymouth Drug Store; Ocean Blue Music (Yarmouth)
Sheesham, Lotus & 'Son performances, whose shows are visually compelling as well as humorous, have their roots in vaudeville and the juke joints of the American South. In the early 20th century Appalachian musicians and Mississippi bluesmen got together and made music that became the roots of country, bluegrass, blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll, and the 60s folk revival. Sheesham & Lotus & 'Son are skillful and versatile musicians who play vintage (and occasionally unusual) instruments, and draw from a timeless repertoire, which make their performances unique and highly entertaining!
The following two videos were filmed a few days ago at the Shetland Folk Festival. Please remember that the sound quality is poor, as is often the case with videos of live performances, but they offer a glimpse at the spirited energy that the trio generates in a live setting.
Sheesham and Lotus & 'son SFF 2016 - Youtube
Sheesham and Lotus & 'Son at Shetland Folk Festival, Carnegie Hall Sandwick - Youtube
Ce que les diffuseurs et les critiques disent du trio en spectacle/What presenters and critics have to say about their live show:
"We had a blast. Best act I’ve put on in a very, very long time." – Chris Jones, Selby Town Hall, England
"If there’s a more vintage/authentic act that’s so damn entertaining, then in 29 years as a music promoter, I ain’t seen them!" – Graham Anderson, Jumpin’ Hot Club, England
"Such an excellent show – those guys really know what they are doing and audience members were stunned – as if they were glimpsing another world." – Lauren Glasgow, The Cat Strand Arts Centre, Scotland
"The audience was packed, and there was so much applause at the end of the first set, it was like they wanted an encore at the intermission - amazing!" - Rudie Humphrey, Americana UK (Jumpin Hot Club, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
"Hugely entertaining - they stole the show!" -John Lees (Maverick Magazine) about a show at The Atkinson Theatre, Southport, England
"A cracker, thank you. Very enthusiastic response on the night here, and I have to say we were delighted." – Sally Harrison, South Holland Centre, England
"The Canadian trio may be solely, acoustic, old-timey and use a host of vintage instruments but the entertainment they serve up is electrically charged!" – music writer Maurice Hope
Un grand merci à nos commanditaires/A big thank you to our sponsors: Caisse populaire de Clare; Comeau’s Sea Foods Ltd.; Saulnierville Pharmacy; Yarmouth Mazda; Heritage Canada; Arts NS; Atlantic Presenters Association