Concert – Sarah Beatty w/guitar virtuoso Peter Horvat from Vienna, AT – Acoustic Roots

Date: 

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Venue: 

Char's Landing

4815 Argyle Street, Port Alberni

Sat, Jul 22nd, 8-10pm, Concert – Sarah Beatty w/guitar virtuoso Peter Horvat from Vienna, AT– Acoustic Roots

http://www.albernivalleynews.com/entertainment/soulful-singer-sarah-beatty-plays-chars/ 

"Inspiring, engaging, and fun" - Canadian Spaces

Quirky and captivating, songwriter and scientist Sarah Beatty sounds a bit like Dusty Springfield coming off a science bender. With a voice as sharp as a silver-spur and dangerous as a diamond-backed sidewinder (Raw Ramp), she's a curious observer and constant inquirer. Her new album, Bandit Queen, released in February of this year peaked at #1 on Canada's Roots charts, has become a staple in Top 30 charts across the country, and keeps on being recognized by bloggers and industry insiders as one of those albums that people need to hear. Far beyond the mainstream, it has landed on international playlists all the way from Nashville to The Netherlands and as an enchanting live performer, she's known for lighting up stages with warmth, wit, and messages that make people think. She’s joined by guitar virtuoso Peter Horvat from Vienna, AT.

http://www.sarahbeatty.ca/  

https://youtu.be/dhcPJi8BQSI

Advance $10 (Showdate $15 / Senior $10 / Kids $10) now @Char’s from 4pm daily, charge by phone (778) 421-2427, online http://bpt.me/3020072

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VIDEO (LINKS): 

Cold Night duo (Live in Studio): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhcPJi8BQSI

Fee Fi Fo FUm duo (Live Outdoors): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFTBnXCWkZM

Cold Night solo (Live Show): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UC0y0z_LbUI

Wild Rose full band (Live Show): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ss_SR1mzs0

PRAISE FOR BANDIT QUEEN:

“one outlaw women’s call for all to dance upon the everyday mythologies that bind us to our perceived identities and to be whoever the hell we want to be”

— A Journal of Musical Things

“Smart, idiosyncratic, generous songwork”

— Running After My Hat

 “Sarah Beatty’s vocals soar in every way”

— Sawdust and Gin

“A striking mashup of psychroots and left field countryfolk”

— Cashbox Magazine

“Sarah Beatty is a citizen of multiple sound territories as she weaves Blues, Rock, Jazz, Soul, and Country into her Roots music.”

— The Alternate Root

“A sassy, rootsy, bluesy delight”

— Folk Roots Radio

“Sarah Beatty has created one very fine album that takes the listener on a musical journey that mixes Americana with Folk Rock, Blues and pretty much every genre in between. Final song is the acoustic version of the title track 'Bandit Queen' and is one of thirteen fabulous tracks. This is one of those albums that deserves to be heard, and hopefully many will do just that.”

— Beehive Candy

PERFORMANCE PRAISE:

“Wow you slayed us all Sarah Beatty!” – Lori Yates

“Sarah Beatty is bad ASS!” – Corin Raymond

”Parked on the lawn @stratuswines listening to @sarahbeatyca. Just about perfect. – Matt Galloway (CBC)

”The energy of this woman is awesome! It was like watching heat waves above an old radiator on a cold day. You could feel it. And the sounds that emanated from that gentle, beautiful face left me tingly! Make room, Corin Raymond, Justin Rutledge, Samantha Martin, Shawna Caspi, I have a new music-crush!”

– Frank Lacobucci (Gerrard Art Space, Toronto)

"We are incredibly grateful to have had Sarah Beatty performing here at 'Komm du', spreading magic all over our place with her unique voice and this beautiful mix of her own artistic style and a hint of country sound in her music." - Britta Barthel and Mansen Chu (Kulturcafé Komm du, Hamburg)

Even her protest song, Boomerang Kid had the room laughing out loud. Simply sublime." – Homegrown Hamilton

Wir haben uns doch glatt ein bisschen verliebt – Sarah Beatty verzauberte uns mit ihrer wundervollen Stimme, die uns mal zart, mal kraftvoll die unterschiedlichsten Geschichten erzählte. Virtuos begleitet vom Gitarristen Peter Horvat.” – Café Book (Jesteburg, DE)

BANDIT QUEEN COPY (150 words):

The thing about Hamilton, ON (CAN) artist Sarah Beatty is that there are many things about Sarah Beatty. A songwriter and a scientist, Beatty embarks on a conceptual adventure in the follow up to her award winning and Top 10 national roots charting debut album Black Gramophone. Kick ass, clever, and groove driven, Bandit Queen is a modern day folk fable with eclectic cinematic stylings. It’s a live off the floor spaghetti western starring Beatty as the sometimes brooding, sometimes bodacious, and sometimes beautiful assassin in a shipwrecked epic journey across land, sea, and swamp. Co-conspiratorial sojourners include Justine Fischer on upright bass and Matty Simpson on electric guitar (both of The Fred Eaglesmith Band), and Dave Clark on drums (The Woodshed Orchestra, Rheostatics). Existential dealings, unconventional science, human vulnerabilities, picture painted characters and social commentary haven’t sounded this fun, funky, or adventurous in a long time.

 

BIOGRAPHY

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Sarah Beatty is a songwriter and scientist from Hamilton, ON (CAN). Sounding a bit like Dusty Springfield coming off a science bender, Beatty’s got a knack for exploring complicated topics with warmth and wit. Smart, soulful, and engaging. She’s joined by guitar virtuoso Peter Horvat from Vienna, AT.

 

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Quirky and captivating, songwriter and scientist Sarah Beatty sounds a bit like Dusty Springfield coming off a science bender. With a voice as sharp as a silver-spur and dangerous as a diamond-backed sidewinder (Raw Ramp), she's a curious observer and constant inquirer. Her new album, Bandit Queen, released in February of this year peaked at #1 on Canada's Roots charts, has become a staple in Top 30 charts across the country, and keeps on being recognized by bloggers and industry insiders as one of those albums that people need to hear. Far beyond the mainstream, it has landed on international playlists all the way from Nashville to The Netherlands and as an enchanting live performer, she's known for lighting up stages with warmth, wit, and messages that make people think. She’s joined by guitar virtuoso Peter Horvat from Vienna, AT.

 

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With a voice that skips and soars, Hamilton, ON based Sarah Beatty is one hard artist to pin down. Writing and singing about life along white pine northern shorelines and post-industrial gentrifying geographies, this is no flash in the pan, pomp-and-circumstance-snake-oil-side-show experience. Consumable by firelight, hers is a show and tell for the perpetually curious and equally incredulous. Calling up confrontational connections, a spoonful of honey sweet syrup is all that accompanies the idiosyncratic insights, hard won sentiments, and possible sage advice she’s been working into song ever since her grandpa’s funeral in 2001. Her debut solo record Black Gramophone came 11 years later after a sinuous path through various musical collaborations, as did the Hamilton Music Award nomination and Top 10 roots charting that followed. Now, with Bandit Queen and a healthy dose of self-reflected energy, fact, fable, fiction, folklore and make-you-wanna-move-grooves get soaked in oak and subterranean landscapes. Stones get turned over. Answers get questioned. And more gets revealed...

Bandit Queen, released this February, offers anchor to her most recent history. “The recording began at a transitional time for me and my place was basically empty. I figured it would be a good idea to fill the place up with music rather than with furniture.” The critically acclaimed album is a genre-defying 13 track cinematic adventure that recounts tales of truck drivers, religious figures, prehistoric geology, upside down turned around folk tales, millennial graduates, and other characters Beatty’s met or made up along the way. But the root line is one woman’s stories, vitality, and wisdoms passed on in the most musical ways she could bring to bear, with friends and musical allies.

Snaked wires ran throughout her near-empty abode during a snowy December when Justine Fischer (upright bass), Matty Simpson (electric guitar), Dave Clark (drums), and Joe Lapinski (general wizardry) parked on Beatty’s snow covered lawn. All with notable and fabled music histories of their own (which include The Fred Eaglesmith Band, Rheostatics, The Woodshed Orchestra, Bronx Cheerleeder), the crew hunkered down and let ‘er go with Beatty and her songs at the centre, recording 12 live off the floor songs in two days.

In the months that followed, some of Hamilton’s most active players got involved, including Greg Brisco, Steve Deeps, Troy Dowding, Sal Roselli, Steve Collette, Bob Doidge, Ross Wooldridge, Michel Dequevedo, Chris Skrzek, and Mary Simon for horns, keys, and background vocals. And what began as a pivot in transition reappeared as a mythological supersonic expansion machine calling “for all to dance upon the everyday mythologies that bind us to our perceived identities and to be whoever the hell we want to be” (A Journal of Musical Things). Written and produced by Beatty, it is through her own telling and guiding hand that Bandit Queen, the folk-fabled, “striking mashup of psychroots left-field countryfolk” (Cashbox Canada) shines a light on looking deeply at what has come before, and quite bodaciously, at what can come to pass. 

Born in Canada and raised by an American Mom and Canadian Dad, Sarah had home towns on both sides of the border. Feeling at home in both and neither country quite entirely, it’s rumoured that a wayfarer’s notch was written into her DNA. It wasn’t until she decided to study science, however, that she began to really understand the often unscientific and nebulous worlds of writing songs and doing science. Little did she realize the respective rabbit holes of either of those things, so, she’s been set out and messing about in those boats ever since, earning a PhD in Environmental Science from McMaster University, presenting her works at international conferences, publishing in peer reviewed journals, and touring extensively in Canada, Europe, and the US.

Along the way, she’s played world famous clubs (The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, Molotow in Hamburg, Lido in Berlin, and Ani Difranco's very own Babeville in Buffalo, NY), cafes, living rooms, and festival stages (Falcon Ridge, Summerfolk, Mariposa Folk Festival, Eaglewood Folk Festival, Festival of Friends), dropping jaws and invoking smiles in those who go lightly or fearlessly with her. Known for engaging and inspiring live performances, she takes audiences to new places, exploring and examining life’s offerings with warmth and curiosity. She’s opened for and shared stages with big time troubadours including Bruce Cockburn and Ani Difanco, up and comers My Son The Hurricane and Sean Rowe, and small time artists living and singing below the poverty line. All working to help make this especially strange spaceship a more hospitable place for its inhabitants.     

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