Popular winter music festival also rolls out back-to-back December shows.
With it’s sixth edition in the works, Shivering Songs 2016 initial lineup is set for an announcement early November 2015.
‘We had an amazing festival last January and presented some favourites of ours throughout the year like Bahamas & Wintersleep,” says Zachary Atkinson, a member of the organizing team. “In 2016 we are working to bring you some of our old favourites and great new music we’ve discovered over the year. We have formed new partnerships which will further enhance the festival experience.”
While audiences have to wait for the 2016 lineup to be announced, the organizers are extremely happy to announce two back to back album release shows featuring Ben Caplan and Great Lake Swimmers in Fredericton at The Wilmot United Church.
Ben Caplan will perform on December 11 in support of his new album, Bird With Broken Wings. Caplan has earned a strong following through the Maritimes and beyond thanks to his seemingly endless tour schedule. His new album features over 30 guest musicians and was recorded with producer Josh “Socalled” Dolgin.
Although both musicians lived in Eastern Canada, the partnership that shaped his latest recording came about through a chance meeting in Europe.
“I met Socalled at a festival in Poland,” explains Caplan. “I found out he was playing the next day and I had been trying to answer the question of who was going to produce my album for months at that point. The way that he unpretentiously glided between different styles, from bebop jazz to Cuban to musicals to klezmer really captured my attention. There was this extensive musical genius, but in a really unassuming way. And after seeing his set, I knew I had to work with this guy.”
Canadian indie rockers Great Lake Swimmers will take the stage the following evening in support of their latest release, A Forest of Arms, released last spring through Nettwerk. The album debuted at #62 on the Canadian Top 200 and rose to #11 on the Alternative Album Top 100 chart.