A Nelson local and an Edmonton native are teaming up for an unforgettable night of music at The Arts Station. Christa Couture and James Lamb are co-heading a show that promises remarkable voices, fuzzy guitar, bluegrass style picking, soulful cello, quirky chorus-like vocal arrangements, and just a touch of cabaret.
Growing up in Edmonton with a mother who sang in a folk trio and a father who performed First Nations ceremonial music, Couture was destined to sing from a very young age. Honing her skills by performing in local choirs and musical theatre, Couture relocated to Vancouver to study at Vancouver Film School. After a decade of working in film and television, Couture returned to music, releasing Fell Out Of Oz in 2005 to critical acclaim. Three EP’s and four albums later, Couture is still going strong. Her most recent release, The Living Record, is a bright, beautifully-orchestrated indie folk album that showcases her sweet, idiosyncratic vocals along with a luscious palette of sonic styles.
Lamb is a Canadian singer-songwriter-guitarist born into a musical family hailing from Nelson, B.C. Known for his fascinating compositions and tasteful, highly regarded musicianship, James is known for performing in urban centres and tiny rural nooks. You can find him playing his music in art spaces, established venues, yoga studios, stranger’s houses, on festival stages, and the Via rail lounge car. His live presentation is said to haunt a room with thoughtful joy and his unique voice and commanding stage presence can plunge even the noisiest bar goers into mesmerized silence.
Don’t miss this duo when they take the stage at The Arts Station Thursday, Feb. 20, 8 pm. Tickets are available at the door, Carosella, Freshies, and online at www.noob.eventbrite.ca.