Concert - April Verch
Date: April, 10th 2013 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
April Verch performs at 7:30 pm at the Kayhi Auditorium. Doors open at 7:00 pm. This is part of the Arts Council’s Torch Nights series. http://ketchikanarts.org/event/april-verch-torch-night-performance
April Verch doesn’t just perform music, she exudes it. The internationally renowned Canadian fiddler, singer, songwriter and step dancer has a passion for performing and her goal is to touch the lives of those who are listening at any given moment. “The world is this amazing puzzle that we can’t fully understand and music is the joy that pulls it all together and helps us make sense of it,” says Verch, with a dynamic excitement and confidence that makes you believe her in a heartbeat. That desire to share music is why she’s among the most in-demand performers in roots music today, both with her own crack three-piece band and Bow Fire, with whom she occasionally tours.
She became the first woman in history to win both of Canada’s most prestigious fiddle championships, the Grand Masters and Canadian Open; and when Canada hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics, she was asked to represent her country’s music at the opening ceremonies.
The April Verch Band consists of April at the helm and world-class musicians Hayes Griffin on guitar and Cody Walters on upright-electric bass and banjo. Together they have established a reputation as consummate performers with boundless energy on stage that brought Ketchikan audiences to their feet in 2010!
Torch Nights Benefits Card Holders: $15