Don't miss Mark Berube in concert!
Location: The Exchange
Doors open at 7:30 PMShow starts at 8:00 PM
Advance tickets - $15.00Tickets at the door - $25.00
with CBC emcee Dan Reynish, host of Saskatchewan Weekend
Though he's been called a "young Leonard Cohen" for his lyrical skill, Mark Berube's true calling goes beyond words. He's a multi-instrumentalist, a curator of many-layered compositions and a master of marrying pop, Afro-beats and strings. He comes by the ability to craft sonic blends honestly -- he was born in Manitoba, raised in Swaziland; his roots are braided. Cohen is a fair comparison, but so are Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Beirut and Andrew Bird. Berube has just released his third full-length album, June in Siberia, a work that focuses more closely on his soaring vocals and fully incorporating the band's instrumentation.
Supporting Mark will be Regina's own Belle Plaine. Belle Plaine's voice silences noisy taverns. Born and raised on a farm near the village of Fosston, Saskatchewan, Belle Plaine is a true prairie girl. A performer by the age of five, she was the ringer for every local musical event. After years of waiting tables and focusing on the more technical aspects of sound recording in Calgary, Victoria and Australia, in 2006, Plaine returned to her home province of Saskatchewan. She had not planned to live in Regina, but quickly found a home in the city's arts community. The scene was small and welcoming. She decided to stay. By this time, Plaine's notebooks were filled with words and melodies. She left her job to perform full-time in early 2010. "It just feels good to sing for people. It's what I do the best, more than anything. It's about time I'm doing it for a living," Plaine says.
CBC is proud to sponsor the Regina Folk Festival concert series.