Rob Knaggs farewells Manitoba in December, throws a party with Two Crows for Comfort.
After four years of calling Manitoba home, whale-whispering cellist Rob Knaggs is heading back to Australia for the indefinite future. Before his departure, Rob Knaggs is teaming up with Stonewall folk darlings, Two Crows for Comfort, for a double headline show on December 8that Artspace in Winnipeg’s Exchange District.
“Since I got back from Churchill, Erin, Cory (of Two Crows…) and I have been chatting about doing a show together and it just so happened we both have a new release to celebrate. As it’s my last show in Canada, we’re treating this show like a party and everyone’s invited! Expect balloons!”
Recorded in Winnipeg’s West End at Collector Studio and mastered by Birgir Jon Birgisson of Sigur Ros’ home studio Sundlaugin, the new EP titled Foreshoreis a continuation of Rob’s cello driven compositions that are equal parts cinematic soundtrack and enchanting post rock. Influenced by the ethereality of Bjork and the epic orchestrations of Arcade Fire, Knaggs runs his cello through an array of effects and a loop station to compose his works that have sent shivers down the spines of audiences across Australia and North America.
Filled with rich harmonies, genuine, heart-warming (and breaking) lyrics, folk-roots duo Two Crows for Comfort spins stories into songs and songs into stories. Though debuting in early 2017, the Two Crows are no strangers to the stage. Having played in several popular Winnipeg groups, Erin Corbin and Cory Sulyma - often joined on stage by local, notable musicians Ben Mak-Wiebe and Lachlan McLean - finally joined forces to begin a journey of their own. After a soft release in the summer, Two Crows are excited to officially celebrate their debut full- length record, 17 Feet.
Rob Knaggs and Two Crows for Comfort are performing at The Output, the 2nd floor of the Exchange District’s ArtSpace in Winnipeg, MB on Saturday, December 8that 7pm.
Tickets are $15 and will be available from robknaggs.com and twocrowsforcomfort.com or can be arranged in person.