An intimate concert and event venue on Gabriola Island
Shawna Caspi (June 18th, 2020)
Another first-timer at Birdsong, Shawna Caspi comes to us from Toronto and is a mighty singer, a fingerstyle guitarist, a story sculptor, and a truth teller. Let's hope that Shawna's visit coincides with good weather so we can host her on the outdoor stage!
Toronto-based singer-songwriter Shawna Caspi performs solo but there’s a whole band under her fingertips. She believes in poetry and the power of one person and one instrument, accompanying herself with a remarkable lyrical fingerpicking guitar style. Her performances capture audiences with grace and intimacy, whether the setting is a living room, a festival stage, or the bar car of a passenger train. Shawna loves the landscapes of her travels, and while weaving them into her songs, she has also been portraying them on canvases, painting one-of-a-kind works of art inspired by the rich scenery she sees on tour. Shawna’s fourth album Forest Fire is a collection of songs about burning things down and building them up again. When the words get heavy, they are held up to the light of love and gratitude. Shawna strives to be unafraid, to embolden quieted voices, to tell the truth above all else.
Thursday, June 18th 7:00 PM
Living room show or Outdoors if the weather co-operates!
Early Spirit (July 3, 2020)
We are excited to kick off our summer concert series with Early Spirit - a band out of Vancouver that is sure to blow you away!
Early Spirit is a Vancouver based, Celtic folk-rock powerhouse, featuring Jay Knutson (Spirit of the West), Ben Kelly (Carmanah, Fish & Bird), Gabriel Dubreuil & Will Chernoff. They have spent the last year touring in support of their debut album Unrelated.
You will not want to miss this show on our outdoor stage - there is lots of room for dancing which we know you will want to do.
"This is a hot example of Celtic music and jazz fused together by superb musicians." - The Celtic Connection
"A delicate balance between electric and acoustic songs,dark and catchy rhythms, soft and the ethereal" -The Ottawa Citizen
"The sound is a unique blend of rock and roll energy, of folk lyrical conventions centered around various facets of Canadian life" - Vancouver Province.