Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Bronson Centre Theatre
This event is all ages
Due to overwhelming demand, this show has been moved to the Bronson Centre Theatre, 211 Bronson Ave. All original tickets will be honoured at the door, more tickets are now available! Note the following changes:
1. the show is now open to all ages (with a licensed bar for those over 19 with government-issued ID)
2. doors are now at 7pm, with Mikaela Davis kicking off the show at 8pm.
3. the theatre is general admission, however access to the standing room only area in front of the stage is first-come first-served. The rest of the floor is seated, but actually sitting is optional.
tickets also available at Vertigo Records and both Compact Music locations
lineup, date, venue, times and ticket price subject to change without notice.http://www.spectrasonic.com/event/1368513/
Though Davis is clearly well-versed in the classical canon and is accustomed to performing in a recital setting, her approach to the harp is an unorthodox one. She often employs her instrument as a pulse, a rhythm or as texture as muscular as a guitar's. Her sound is seamlessly integrated into a rock-band context, or, on a track like "Interlude in the Sky" from her 2014 EP 'Fortune Teller,' as part of a beautiful and dynamic orchestral arrangement. On "Feels Like Forever," from the same EP, the harp functions like a loop in a dreamy groove, layered with vocal harmonies and synths. Even in high school, Davis was thinking outside the box in regards to her instrument: Despite her rigorous schedule, she often managed to do a little weekend outdoor busking at a local market with a ukulele-playing friend.
The young Davis -- who has garnered opening slots with such artists as Punch Brothers, Jukebox the Ghost and My Brightest Diamond, among other artists -- is now splitting her time between her Brooklyn home and a Nashville recording studio, where she is completing her second full-length recording with her long time band mates Alex Cote, Cian McCarthy and Shane McCarthy. ("They've also helped me develop my sound a lot," Davis notes. "I would be a very different performer without them.") She recently wrote and performed a piece for the new Joywave album and, in turn the Rochester-based indie rockers remixed a track from 'Fortune Teller' for her. Nickel Creek singer-violinist Sara Watkins also asked Davis to contribute harp to her new disc. Davis's own forthcoming album, produced by Konrad Snyder and Jeremy Lutito, promises a sound even more intriguing than what she's created already: "It's a big step for my songwriting." she declares. The new material, she promises, will be her most ambitious work to date.
Bronson Centre Theatre
211 Bronson Avenue
Ottawa, ON, K1R 6H4