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Title:
Piper and Carson
When:
Sat, Aug 11
Where:
The Slice - Lethbridge
Category:
Folk

Description

Time: 9 p.m.

Cover:$10

Piper and Carson http://www.pipersings.com

On Saturday August 11, Piper & Carson will be performing at The Slice Bar & Grill in Lethbridge, AB. $10 at the door.

Never ones to stay put, Piper & Carson are going back out on the road. Their summer travels kicked off in June on the East coast of Canada, with dates in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. Continuing the journey cross country, the duo will be boarding the train to Winnipeg at the beginning of August, where they will begin their month-long tour of the West Coast. Piper & Carson are connecting with fans where ever they go through their inspired and relevant personal, social and political music, the deep love and respect that they have for each other, and the real-life stories that people just relate to.

Born in New York, raised in Toronto, and now residing in Hamilton since 2015, critically acclaimed folk singer, songwriter and social activist Piper Hayes is truly authentic. On December 8, 2017, Hayes celebrates the release of her first full-length album ‘Piper & Carson’.

Nowadays, Hayes (who is a two-time nominee for the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, 2017 and 2018) performs and writes closely with her partner Carson Ritcey-Thorpe and, after a 2017 western Canada tour, many prime showcases at Folk Music Ontario, Folk Alliance International and South East Regional Folk Alliance (SERFA), they have become beloved darlings of the folk music scene.

‘Piper & Carson’ is available at shows, via Hayes’ website, Bandcamp, iTunes and more. The album was recorded live off the floor at Thorpe’s Organic Produce farm in Millgrove, ON (near Hamilton) in the summer of 2017. It was captured in the living room of the century-old Ritcey-Thorpe family farmhouse, with Toronto multi-instrumentalist Chris Bartos as producer (Kaia Kater, The Barr Brothers, Jonathan Byrd). It features Piper Hayes (lead vocal, rhythm guitar), Carson Ritcey-Thorpe (vocal, lead guitar), Kevin Neal (pedal steel), Leah Ritcey-Thorpe (back-up vocals) and Chris Bartos (upright bass, piano, electric and acoustic violin, electric guitar, Moog, vocals).

The first single “For All We Know” is about the celebration of life and death. Hayes states, “It is important to seize the moment. To live fully we must embrace life’s unknowns, because for all we know…we only get one chance.”

Hayes got her start in legendary venues in Toronto including The Horseshoe Tavern, The Rivoli and The Cameron House (playing with artists including Abigail Lapell, Julian Taylor and Kevin Hearn). She has toured all over Canada and the USA, headlined three international tours (visiting Nepal, India, Holland, Scotland, Ireland, England, Iceland, Denmark, Italy, France, Spain and Greece), performed many times on VIA Rail’s national ‘Artists on board’ program and played many folk conferences.

Piper also teams up with the Canadian Mental Health Association (going into schools, conferences and outreach programs to dispel stigma around mental illness), she established a music-therapy-based class for Hamilton Adult Community Support Program and gives workshops on mental health, well-being, music and songwriting.
 
Previously, Hayes has released her Danny Garcia produced ‘Live in NYC’ in 2013, her Mike Schlosser produced debut EP ‘Ain’t Nothin’ Like...’ in 2014 and her acclaimed 2016 EP ‘Goodbye Mister Nice Guy’ (“we couldn’t keep it off our charts” – Rachel Connell, CFMU FM).

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‘Piper & Carson’ reflects the couple’s last few years together, and it is an album that they encourage people to listen to start to finish. It comes complete with lyrics and a detailed booklet insert, which includes stunning images taken at the farm by renowned Toronto photographer Lisa MacIntosh. “Carson’s sister Leah did a drawing of us as two lil’ manatee merpeople, and we used the caricatures for the album cover. I would love ‘Piper & Carson’ to grab people with not only the music, but also with the total artistic package,” says Hayes.

Fashioned like a day’s cycle in nature, these tracks weave a seamless story of life and death, compassion, kindness, standing up for what one believes, action and honouring ancestors. ‘Piper & Carson’ is dedicated in loving memory to Piper’s mother Maggie Thompson Hayes, who passed away suddenly almost one year ago on November 25, 2016.

Artist Statement: Hayes states, “I am incredibly proud, overjoyed and more excited than ever to release this piece of work to the world. It's amazing to be a part of every single aspect of creating this album.

“The new album is different because three years ago I met Carson Ritcey-Thorpe. We began performing, dating and eventually writing together. We love making music together and this album reflects the life we've built. ‘Piper & Carson’ is a collection of intentioned songs that are popular at our live shows; songs to heal and remember. I titled the album ‘Piper & Carson’ because that's just what it is. It’s me and ‘Big Red,’ and it’s how we live, it’s how we love.”

Venue

The SliceMap
Venue:
The Slice   -   Website
Street:
314 - 8th Street South
ZIP:
T1J 2J6
City:
Lethbridge
State:
AB
Country:
Country: ca

Description

403-320-0117

Not only do we have the best pizza in town, we are also the center of Lethbridge's NightLife.

We are the only bar in town featuring live music every day of the week. Canadian touring artists, local legends and new emerging artists, everyone stops here.

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