Riding the Rails!

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After a long Canadian winter tucked away in cabins and churches, scribbling new scores and composing new tracks, Miss Emily Brown and Ingrid Gatin are about to launch their 2009 Great Lake Train Tour. Sponsored in part by Via Rail, the tour kicks off in Winnipeg on May 7th, 2009. The Train Tour will feature several onboard performances as well as venue stops, as the duo travels vial the rails through Toronto, London, and culminating in Montreal. And we've got the Winnipeg half, Ingrid, coming down for an chat and live performance in the (204) studio.

Ingrid Gatin, formerly of Winnipeg's Magnificent 7s, is the roots treat of the summer. Layering accordion, mandolin and piano, Gatin's work combines French-inspired accordion and Balkan rhythm. Back from a month in a Northern Saskatchewan cabin sponsored by the Winnipeg Arts Council, Ingrid will premiere her new songs on the Great Lakes Train Tour, beginning in her hometown. Her eclectic sound is said to be:"A little bit gypsy, a little bit soul, a little bit of a lot of things; Ingrid's voice shines."

Starting in Winnipeg at the Time Changed High and Lonesome Club right behind the Transcona Train Yards, the duo will play at Call the Office in London opening up for San Francisco folk band Vetiver, The Cameron House in Toronto, Montreal long-standing folk venue, The Yellow Door, lucky Via Rail train cars and many other stops along the way. The result: a gorgeous tapestry of emerging pop-folk, revisiting our nostalgia for Canadian stories and our passion for song.

DATES and VENUES:
May 3 - 5 - Performances on Via Rail Train Cars
May 7 - Winnipeg MB - Times Changed High & Lonesome Club
May 9 - Brandon MB - Brandon Folk Festival Society, Elephant Room, Brandon University
May 10-12 - Performances on Via Rail Train Cars
May 13 - Guelph ON - Red Brick Cafe
May 14 - London ON - Call the Office with Vetiver & Paper Cuts
May 15 - St. Catharines ON - Pan Cafe with Bryson Waind
May 16 - TBA
May 17 - Toronto ON - The Cameron House with Theresa Sokyrka
May 18 - Toronto ON - The Tranzac
May 20 - Kingston ON - Chameleon Nation
May 21 - Kingston ON - The Mansion with Sara Ciantar
May 23 - Montreal - The Yellow Door with Sara Ciantar & James Finnerty

Listen to:
The (204) with Wabanakwut Kinew
Saturdays 5-6 p.m. on CBC Radio 1
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