July 29: The Bills

HORNBY FESTIVAL PRESENTS: THE BILLS
Friday, July 29 at the Farm

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See you tonight – Tickets at the Gate!

The Bills – folk/roots – doors at 7/show at 7:30

With two JUNO nominations and multiple Western Canadian Music Awards under their belts, expect the musical magic you’ve come to love from this extraordinary quintet. The Bills are renowned for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, evocative songwriting, and refreshing sound that transcends musical boundaries and defies simple categorization. Strings, bellows, keys, voices, skin and bows–these are the vehicles for their unique sonic approach. With individual band members sporting world-class credentials in folk/roots, jazz, classical and world music, The Bills truly are a Canadian acoustic music super-group, and their combined creative studio talent and explosive live shows have made them legendary folk/roots entertainers. The Bills’ brand-new album Trail of Tales sees all five of these storied musicians contributing compositional talents in a truly collaborative offering. Trail of Tales winds from infectious, grooving folk/pop vocal numbers to beguiling, hypnotic instrumentals.

Chris Frye – guitar and lead vocals

Rich Moody – fiddle, viola, mandolin, lead vocals

Adrian Dolan – fiddle, accordion, vocals

Marc Atkinson – mandolin, guitar, vocals

Scott White – bass, vocals

“The Bills are the biggest blast of fresh air to come out of Canada since The Band” —Glasgow Herald

“Their sound is panoramic, mischievious, fiercely unpretentious – and musically splendid”  —Boston Globe

http://thebills.ca/video

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Ashae Samuel, opening for The Bills

Ashae Samuel has played the fiddle since she was seven years old. Now sixteen, she has studied with many musicians, including Calvin Cairns, Marc Atkinson, June Cannon, Trent Freeman, André Brunet, Alasdair Fraser, Adrian Dolan, and many more. She has recently started composing her own tunes and will perform some of them for you.

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