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.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Skidegate Saints return to top of the Seniors Division with comeback effort against Metlakatla AK

Jesse Barnes wins MVP as Saints get revenge on Alaska side in All Native finale

Haida Gwaii teams well in contention at All Native

Haida Gwaii teams well in contention at All Native

Northern Health recommends self-quarantine for people returning from Hubei

The healthcare provider said it isn’t neccessary for healthy children to wear face masks

Wet’suwet’en return to camps near Houston, Coastal GasLink workers move through: First Nation

Opponents of a pipeline who support the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs have reoccupied camps at centre of arrests

Man hooks massive fine fishing in MPA of Haida Gwaii

Fishing in a glass sponge of coast of Haida Gwaii reef nets a large fine

VIDEO: Minister reports ‘modest progress’ after blockade talks with First Nation

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say Coastal GasLink does not have authority to go through their lands

Trudeau cancels Caribbean trip amid pipeline protests across Canada

Protests against Coastal GasLink have disrupted rail service

B.C. VIEWS: Inaction on pipeline protests not a viable response

Columnist Frank Bucholtz on how the Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute got so bad

PHOTOS: Top 10 memories of the 2010 Olympics

Black Press Media’s Jenna Hauck, shares some of her most memorable images of 2010 Winter Games

#FoxForFiver: Support grows in B.C. to put Terry Fox on new $5 bill

Terry Fox’ Marathon of Hope raised money for cancer research

Registration opens soon for BC 55+ Games in Richmond

2020 55+ Games have been officially scheduled for Sept. 15 to 19

Trudeau confers with cabinet ministers as rail blockades continue

The Trudeau government has been criticized for not doing more to end the blockades

Canadian nurses’ unions warn national standards for coronavirus protection too low

President says safety protocols nationwide are inadequate compared to those in Ontario and other countries

Most Read