Concerts at White Gull Inn: April Verch Band
February 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm$25
Concerts start at 8pm. Concert Tickets: $25
Optional Pre-Concert fixed-price dinner at 6pm. Menu: Coq au Vin served over mashed Yukon golds, salad of winter greens with fennel, with classic French green salad, steamed chocolate pudding for dessert.
Call for reservations (specify concert only, or add dinner): (920) 868-3517
While April Verch is perhaps best known for playing traditional fiddle styles from her native Ottawa Valley, Canada, her performances extend into old-time American and Appalachian styles and beyond, for a well-rounded tour-de-force of North Americana sounds. Verch tours with world-class musicians as a trio, featuring acoustic guitar, bass and clawhammer banjo in addition to Verch’s vocals, fiddle and foot percussion.
One might suspect a performer with as many talents as Verch would pause to take a breath, or need to somewhat compartmentalize her skills during a live performance. But on stage, Verch is almost superhuman, flawlessly intertwining and overlapping different performative elements. She stepdances while fiddling. She sings while step dancing. Sometimes she sings, steps and fiddles all at once, with apparent ease and precision. Verch is – as they say – a triple threat in performance, her live show a beautiful companion to her music: versatile, robust, and masterfully executed.