On Sunday, October 25th, London Ontario’s Olenka & The Autumn Lovers (http://myspace.com/olenkalovers) return to St. Pat’s Church to provide the soundtrack for a late fall evening. Olenka stunned a packed house this past May with a beautiful and evocative sound reminiscent of a traditional Polish Gypsy ensemble that had been listening to Woody Guthrie records on the road in their covered wagon. The six-piece folk instrumentation complete with string trio, sounded perfectly at home in the 19th century stone church as a hushed audience sat entranced.
Joining Olenka will be friends Timber Timbre who are making their debut Cape Breton appearance. Recently picked up by indie mavens Arts & Crafts (Broken Social Scene, The Constantines) Timber Timbre’s latest record Timber Timbre has been getting spun to dizziness onCBC radio and garnering international acclaim as a new tone for an old sound. Dubbed “Death Country” Timber Timbre uses the traditional sounds of theSouthern US as a vessel for lyrics and melodies that are eerily warm and unsettling.
Fresh off the recording of his new album, Singer/Songwriter and Northender Steve Fifield will open the show with his band The Branch 12 Singers. If you haven’t had a chance to check out this hometown poet/guitarist, don’t miss the chance to hear him inSydney’s finest acoustics.
The show kicks off at7pmat St. Pat’s Church, 87 Esplanade in the Northend.