The McDades with Eric Larocque
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Talk about a power trio! Although they started out as kids in the Edmonton-based McDade Family Band, siblings Shannon Johnson, Solon McDade, and Jeremiah McDade have been on their own for awhile now – and have a Juno and two Canadian Folk Music Awards to show for their efforts.
The McDades are musical virtuosos who have deep Celtic roots but are also strongly influenced by jazz improvisation as well as the music of the Middle East and India. Maybe it’s the family connection, but it is impossible not to marvel at the instrumental and vocal closeness shared among these three dazzling and highly energized performers. Their acclaimed third CD, 2021’s The Empress, uses tarot symbolism to express ideas of creativity and artistic growth. It clearly shows the journey of these remarkable performers, whose genre-bending musical path travels from tradition to transformation.
They’ll be coming to Summer Kicks as a 5 piece band direct from the Canmore Folk Music Festival.
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Kicking Horse Culture presents about four dozen cultural events and activities throughout the year in Golden, B.C., the traditional unceded territory of the Ktunaxa and Secwépemc Nations which is also home to Métis Nation Columbia River.