- Tickets or $22 day of show
THE APRIL VERCH BAND
Call in your reservations for our March 24 show with The April Verch Band to 401-725-9272.
Bow. Feet. Vox. A trifecta of talent, keeping tradition feisty. While April Verch is perhaps best known for playing traditional fiddle styles from her native Ottawa Valley, Canada, her performances extend into old-time American and Appalachian styles and beyond, for a well-rounded tour-de-force of North Americana sounds. Verch tours with world-class musicians as a trio, featuring acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass and clawhammer banjo in addition to Verch’s vocals, fiddle and foot percussion. One might suspect a performer with as many talents as Verch would pause to take a breath, or need to compartmentalize her skills during a live performance. But on stage, Verch is almost superhuman, flawlessly intertwining and overlapping her talents. She step dances while fiddling. She sings while step dancing. Sometimes she sings, steps and fiddles all at once, with apparent ease and precision. Touring the world to share songs from her 11th album (The April Verch Anthology), April returns to Blackstone River Theatre with her band featuring bassist and clawhammer banjo player Cody Walters, and guitarist Alex Rubin. Even as she plays with the tradition she inherited in her native Ottawa Valley, Verch’s breathtaking performances speak to the heart of roots music with mature and reflective songwriting, interpreting, and storytelling.
*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge