I will be going on tour with the fabulous kele Fleming (Visit website) who will be taking her new album no static on the road again in Ontario in late May/early June. I get to share the stage! Yippeeeee.
Lara Kroeker is an accomplished performing violin player and singer who is embracing the electronic age while re-inventing her traditional classical and folk roots.Lara builds foundations of familiar and discovers new sounds by looping violin and vocals to build song structures and the results are sounds of lush orchestral madness.
She has played and toured across Canada and The US with indie groups Attics and Cellars, Sparrow (North America 2007), The Beauticians (Folk Festivals), The Insomniacs, The Mudlarks. She played with K-OS backup on the George Strombolopolis show, played festival stages with the legendary Odetta, performed on Canada Live on CBC Radio 2 with Attics and Cellars and in the Vancouver Philharmonic.
She also hosts a bi-monthly live concert series called the "Eastside Music Series". This started from a recording party where musicians would come from different communities, genres, ages and backgrounds and record a few songs in one take with CBC Engineer Derek Bird. The recording was a gift to each other and had no other purpose. It has evolved into a night of live music that hosts many of these same musicians.
I’m going to finally put together a CD of all of my music this summer. I’m not sure why I always leave my own stuff to last but I am going to make music a priority this summer.
People need food, water, shelter, clothing, medicine. But more than anything, people need hope, empathy, connection and community. Music creates empathy, builds connection and gives hope.