Rae Spoon and Kim Barlow are two seasoned musical nonconformists who have teamed up with newcomer Mohammad Sahraei for a Canada-wide tour in March 2020 that will take them from Yukon to Wakefield, Quebec. The eclectic trio performs arrangements of Kim’s and Rae’s songs for setar and banjo, guitar, keys, percussion and electronics. Kim and Mohammad have been finding the places where banjo and setar overlap, and joyfully meshing their musical worlds for the past year. These new versions of Kim & Rae’s indie pop songs, with traditional tunes peppered through two sets, make for a live performance that is vibrant, diverse, and beautiful.
March 6 Dawson City Workshops at KIAC
March 8 in Atlin at The Globe Theater Facebook
March 12 in Camrose at Fika Coffee Facebook Pick Up Tickets At Fika Coffee
March 14 in Lethbridge at Acoustic Owl Facebook
March 15 in Calgary at The Ironwood Facebook
March 17 Peterborough at The Garnet Facebook
March 19 Kingston at Musikki Cafe Facebook
Rae Spoon is a nonbinary musician and author in Victoria BC. They have released ten solo albums and have toured across Canada and internationally. Rae owns and runs an indie record label called Coax Records that has released thirty-seven albums by Canadian and international artists. They have been nominated for two Polaris Prizes, a Lambda Literary Award and a Western Canadian Music Award.
Kim Barlow is an enduring presence in the Canadian indie scene, Yukon-based but now back in Nova Scotia, starting fresh. Her newest album, How to Let Go features some of the East Coast’s best, produced by Mark Adam with Old Man Luedecke guest vocals. It was nominated for a 2019 Nova Scotia Music Award for Folk Recording of the Year. Barlow recently joined the Coax Records label.
Mohammad Sahraei is an ethnomusicologist, skilled with many traditional Persian instruments. His ensemble, Open Borders, a group of 30 international musicians, have performed at the Halifax Jazz Festival, Obey Festival, Upstream, Multicultural Festival, Feast Festival, and Iranian and Indian Festivals. Mohammad teaches and holds master classes and workshops
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Access Info: As much info as we can get from venues is posted below. If you have any specific requests please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the venue. We’re happy to try to accommodate any requests that make it so that everyone can go the the shows.
March 5 Whitehorse at The Yukon Arts Centre Access Info
March 6 Dawson City at The KIAC Ballroom Accessibility info: All bathrooms are gender-neutral (3 on the ground floor, 3 upstairs in the venue). 1 private washroom on the ground floor is accessible, and 1 private washroom upstairs in the venue is accessible. There is a set of stairs getting into the building and a flight of stairs to the venue. The ramp into the building comes through the back door. Please email email@example.com or contact KIAC so someone can open the door for you that evening.
March 8 in Atlin at The Globe Theater Access Info: Accessible entrance and washroom. Outdoor ramp into building. email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Globe Theatre with any questions.
March 12 in Camrose at Fika Coffee Access Info: There are 5 steps at the front of the building to get in. Both washrooms (one upstairs, one main floor) are gender neutral.
March 13 Edmonton at The Aviary Access Info: Accessible entrance through the back. Wheelchair accessible washrooms. Please contact email@example.com or The Aviary If you have any questions. We can reserve seats for you if you need them for access.
March 14 in Lethbridge at Acoustic Owl Access Info: No stairs on entrance. No grab bars or large bathroom stalls. Bathrooms are gender neutral.
March 15 in Calgary at The Ironwood Access Info: The Ironwood is accessible from the front door. No steps in or to the room with the stage. There is an accessible, all-gender washroom to the left of the stage.
March 17 Peterborough at The Garnet Access Info: There are two large gender neutral washrooms, the front entrance is accessible. More info on grab bars coming!
March 18 Toronto at The Burdock Access Info: The entrance to the Burdock is no step. No stairs to the stage. No accessible washroom. Washrooms are down a flight of stairs in the basement of the venue.
March 19 Kingston at Musikki Cafe Access Info: There’s a large staircase (27 steps) to get to the main performance area. There are two gender neutral washrooms with no large stalls or grab bars.
March 20 Ottawa at The Black Sheep Access Info: Ramp into venue. No large washrooms with grab bars. Will try to change the washrooms signs. Not normally gender neutral.