The Shivering Songs festival is extremely pleased to add an impressive slew of artists to its 2018 line-up: Timber Timbre, Reeny Smith, Fiver, Laurie Brown‘s Pondercast taping with Joshua Van Tassel, and Motherhood, as well as Bob Mersereau, Mike Trask, Julie Aubé, Camille Delean, Loic April, and The Montgomery Street Band. Now celebrating its eighth edition, Shivering Songs runs January 18-21 in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
These artists join previously announced acts Bahamas, David Myles, Catherine MacLellan, Sandro Perri, Hillsburn, and festival founders The Olympic Symphonium.
Festival organizers are particularly excited about these additions: “We’re thrilled to feature so many diverse voices of this next generation of the Canadian songwriting tradition,” said Shivering Songs co-organizer, Zach Atkinson. “We couldn’t be happier about the schedule we’ve assembled for our community.”
Make a long awaited Fredericton debut in support of venerable fourth album Sincerely, Future Pollution, Timber Timbre uses cues from the past to fuse the sound of a distant, haunted now. Commonly referred to as the “Canadian Alicia Keys,” award winning chanteuse Reeny Smith will add gospel stylings to the annual Shivering Songs Bluegrass Brunch. Known for helming beloved acts One Hundred Dollars and The Highest Order, Toronto’s Simone Schmidt brings her solo project Fiver to Fredericton. As their genre remains illusory, local darlings Motherhood have carved out a palpable aesthetic and tremendous following over two full-lengths, an EP, and a split tape. Shivering Songs 2018 will also feature a special taping of Pondercast, an arresting new podcast from Laurie Brown and Joshua Van Tassel. One of Canada’s finest broadcasters, Brown recently wrapped-up a ten year tenure as the host of CBC’s The Signal. Something of a musical chameleon, Van Tassel has created his own critically acclaimed albums and supported such diverse artists as Donovan Woods, Rose Cousins, Doug Paisley, Great Lake Swimmers, Royal Wood, and Justin Rutledge. Together, the pair will present a special taping of Pondercast, featuring music from Van Tassel and fellow 2018 headliner Sandro Perri.
A midwinter celebration of songwriting and storytelling, and flagship partner of Fredericton’s FROSTival, Shivering Songs hosts internationally renowned artists in historic and intimate spaces throughout Downtown Fredericton.
Shivering Songs passes and select individual tickets are on sale now at shiveringsongs.com. $1 from each ticket or pass sold in 2017-2018 will be donated to the United Way of Central New Brunswick’s annual fundraising campaign.