soso with Rob Crooks, Nestor Wynrush & Lonnie Ce
Thursday, April 23, 2015
The Cavern, Winnipeg
soso accompanied by Maybe Smith and economics
with Nestor Wynrush, Rob Crooks & Chaps
Friday, May 22, 2015
Amigos Cantina, Saskatoon
For my first solo show in Saskatoon in more than a year, I have solicited the contributions of venerable duo Maybe Smith and economics. This has been my favourite incarnation of my live show with reverby guitars, beats, turntable noises and other electronic gadgetry. I’m also bringing in two Winnipeg artists who I greatly admire: Nestor Wynrush and Rob Crooks. Chaps will be flipping records to get us all fired up.
Born in Winnipeg, and raised in Mississauga, Nestor Wynrush taps into his West Indian roots. His music is personal, sincere and unvarnished. It’s storytelling music informed by love, sorrow, and the overall immigrant experience in Canada. His live performances are nothing short of cathartic. In 2009, we worked together on the release of his album Trinnipeg !78. It’s a project I am proud to have been connected to and I’m pleased to say that he has an incredible new record coming out soon.
Rob Crooks (real name) makes unconventional hip hop music. Despite his credentials as a battle mc, within the ultra conservative rap genre, Crooks use of live electronics, rapping and singing puts him in weirdo territory. By any other standard however, his creative hybrid approach is super fresh. Download his newest project for free!