Live Music: Diemm Trio & Oliver Swain
iemm on tour in BC as a Trio, with folk-roots artist Oliver Swain and percussionist Ben Johnson. Double bill, featuring Oliver Swain solo.
Diemm and Oliver Swain have been performing together since 2017, and the mystical combination of voices and instruments (harp, acoustic bass, and banjo) weave a stunning and innovative tapestry of dreams. They will be joined on stage by world percussionist Ben Johnson, on drums and udu.
Advance Tickets $15 via Eventbrite, until 5pm Oct 24th. Tickets $18 at the Door. Doors open 7pm. Concert 7:30pm.
Diemm plays original Chamber Folk music, with lyrics that tugs at the layers between conscious and subconscious mind. "Diemm has the incredible ability to discuss heavy, sad, or even complicated topics in a manner that makes them sound light," wrote Alana Ballantyne, of Two Story Melody. www.diemm.ca
Oliver has as been a celebrated musician for years, held in high regard in acoustic and folk music styles for both his astonishing instrumental and vocal abilities, though he seldom gives the genre a fully traditional treatment. Oliver Swain strays towards the whimsical, the spiritual, and the socially conscious side of what he likes to refer to as "chamber folk odyssey", and it's these beguiling and provocative elements that make him unique as an artist and songwriter. Devon Leger even called him "The Zen Rock Garden of old time music. www.oliverswain.com
This tour is sponsored in part with funding from Columbia Basin Trust and the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, and support from Kul Niijjar Realtor, Angry Hen Brewing, Kaslo Adventure Centre, Oso Negro Coffee, and Hall Printing.