Beating a path across Canada last year, these two Vancouver songwriters made fans from Victoria to Montreal and every major city in between during an epic 2 month tour. Since then, Tandy relocated to Nashville, writing for, and with, some of the world’s most exciting emerging artists, while Kleisinger recorded and self released I Hope its Calm, Then – his most accomplished work yet. The pair are scheduled for 20 dates across Western Canada this July.
Entry is free, but tipping musicians is suggested.
About Larissa Tandy:
Hailing from rural Australia, Larissa came up from the underground of Melbourne’s world class music scene, mining her difficult life for potent stories and spinning them into songs that made their way onto radio in America, the UK, and Canada where the CBC ordained them as “songs you need to hear”.
Filtering the urgent poetry of Patti Smith and the untamed cool of Liz Phair, Tandy is carving her own path in the world of modern americana. With blazing showcases at Americanafest and Folk Alliance, her momentum continues to gather. Her acclaimed debut The Grip spent 4 months in the US Americana charts and reached number 2 in Canada. She recently made the move to Music City Nashville as the recipient of the prestigious Nashville Songwriter Residency, where she now lives and works as an in-demand songwriter.
“Songs you need to hear” CBC
“as forthright and profound as artists like Janis Ian or Toni Childs.. melodies as accessible as the best of Carole King or Fleetwood Mac” RHYTHMS
“Exquisite.. 4 stars” SPILL
“Larissa Tandy is a gem, a hard cobalt blue crystal” BEATROUTE
STREAM The Grip on Spotify, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, or Apple Music
About Zach Kleisinger:
This young, crooning troubadour from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan has spent the last three years on the road, taking his Dylan-esque, folk infused blues to every bar he could find between Vancouver and Montreal. His earnest optimism, poetic musings, gravelly baritone and tasteful guitar playing have won him an audience, show by show, and song by song. With his new EP, I Hope It’s Calm, Then, Kleisinger comes of age, showcasing his mature songwriting and sonic muscle.
“Zach Kleisinger invokes artists like Tom Waits, Kris Kristoﬀerson, even hints of the boss, in an utterly contemporary, yet timeless, oﬀering” – NMS
STREAM I Hope It’s Calm, Then on Spotify, Bandcamp, or Apple Music