Leslie Alexander to perform in Masset, Queen Charlotte

  • Mar. 24, 2008 10:00 a.m.

Submitted by the QCI/Haida Gwaii Arts Council –Leslie Alexander grew up on a sheep farm and couldn’t wait to get to the city. She hit the road, made a bunch of mistakes and wrote songs about them. She wound up singing on a street corner in Vancouver for spare change. But she does not consider this a mistake.Her influences are many and very diverse, from lyric-based folk tunes to kick-ass roots-rock. Her CD’s feature guest tracks from Harry Manx, and Sam Parton (Be Good Tanyas), and she has had help from friends Jane Siberry and Barney Bentall . Her voice is warm and perfectly suited to her folk-country style, reminiscent of Rosanne Cash or Mary Chapin Carpenter. All this as well as being a compelling storyteller who sings about the seasons of human experience, love and loss, happiness and sorrow, life and death.She is accompanied by John Ellis (Be Good Tanyas) whose inspired riffs would have justified a set of his own. You won’t want to miss this evening of world-class entertainment. 7:30 pm – Friday April 4 at the Green Church, Masset and Saturday April 5, the Legion in Charlotte. Non-members – $15.00, Members $10.00, Students $5.00.