Launching The Spring Canoe Season With a Live Music Performance by Kate Weekes

The snow has melted, the ice is receding or fully out and the paddling season is finally here! Let's gather for music, drink, and food to celebrate the spring! Join Kate and the Canoe Museum on Thursday April 30th at 8pm.  The concert will take place on the Grande Portage in the galleries. Food and cash bar on site.

A bit about Kate:

Eleven years ago, Kate Weekes stood on the Trans-Canada Highway.  She stuck out her thumb and headed north to Whitehorse in Canada’s Yukon Territory.   Soon, deeply embedded in the Yukon’s music scene, Kate moved into a little orange cabin on Squatter’s Row and became a dog musher.  The fall of 2014 saw Kate release her second solo album “Frost on Black Fur”.  The album features original songs that weave tales of dog mushing and paddling on remote rivers in the Yukon's Peel Watershed.  Kate's stories send the listeners as far away as Ireland and China, where she has performed twice at the Nanjing Jazz and World Music Festival.  Her music is folk-based and original with hints of swing and driven by bold guitar playing.

Tickets: $15. Tickets can be purchased online, in person at the Canoe Museum or over the phone 705.748.9153

“Kate Weekes has the ability to capture the Canadian state of being with deftly placed imagery like a painter covers the canvass in extraordinary colour. Kate can use a few well-placed words to describe the most complex of ideas in the most transparent way. Totally an engaging human being, she is one of the new generations of young artists that have shaken the older generation of songwriters and music fans with clarity of purpose.”
-Mitch Podolak
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