About Twisted Vine House Concerts:
Twisted Vine Farm is a rural eco-homestead south of Duncan in the Cowichan Valley. Genevieve is a singer-songwriter and heads up two bands “Genevieve and the Wild Sundays” (https://wildsundays.ca) and the house band, “Twisted Vine String Band”, who often open up the house concerts with a short set. In the summer concerts are held outside in our garden stage (near the firepit). In the winter, concerts are held inside our living/dining area.
Concerts generally begin with optional potluck desserts/tea/byo drinks, then we sit down for concert which is usually two sets with a break. There is almost always a jam afterwards so bring your instrument if you like (lateness depends on weekday/weekend).
We welcome music lovers of all ages into our home regularly, with tri-annual concerts, and our summer musical weekend Jamboree.
Keep in mind we are a long ways out a gravel road. Watch winter driving conditions.
***Eco means that along with our earthen houses and large permaculture gardens, there are no flushing toilets on the property (composting toilets/outhouses only).
CARRIE ELKIN- CD RELEASE “The Penny Collector” with Danny Schmidt
“I have never seen a performer so in love with the act of singing. That’s the gospel truth, and from what I’ve subsequently learned I’m not the only one to believe or state that. Onstage Elkin was simply a force of nature….”
FRIDAY AUGUST 18, 2017
7:30 potluck desserts, 8pm show
$20 suggested donation, kids free
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire, or book now and ensure a seat here:
About Carrie:To have Carrie (and Danny) come to Twisted Vine has been a dream of ours since we fell in love with their music at Islands Folk Fest about 6 years ago. This concert is not to be missed!!!
Carrie Elkin is one of those rare artists with a tidal wave singing voice, and a stage whisper writing voice that brings you to the edge of your seat, emotionally. Like Patty Griffin or Brandi Carlile, she straddles the Americana, Folk, and Indie Rock worlds, where meaningful songs meet the fierce-yet- fragile voices of powerful women. Like these other seminal artists, Elkin has the gift of projecting very personal intimate moments into transcendent universal experiences that move us all.
The voice, the stories, the images, the grace and infectious enthusiasm, it’s a complete package. But it’s the power of her live performances that really have been creating an incredible buzz around this young artist. Maverick Magazine said it best, after a recent festival performance: “I have never seen a performer so in love with the act of singing. That’s the gospel truth, and from what I’ve subsequently learned, I’m not the only one to believe or state that. Onstage, Elkin was simply a force of nature.”
The Penny Collector is Elkin’s seventh record and is the long awaiting first solo release since her acclaimed Call It My Garden album was released in 2011 on venerable roots label, Red House Records. But she’s been busy in that time period, releasing a duo record with her husband, songwriter Danny Schmidt, performing as a featured vocalist in the Sam Baker Trio, and touring as the musical guest with the hit podcast Welcome To Night Vale. So it’s very exciting to have this new collection of her solo work. There’s just something stunning about hearing a celebrated vocalist step forward and deliver her own songs. Like hearing Emmylou Harris sing Red Dirt Girl, it reminds you what an incredible voice the Incredible Voice has.
Written in a year that was bookended by the birth of Elkin’s first child and the process of caretaking her father through the dying process, The Penny Collector is a poet’s momentous stroll full circle around the human lifecycle in one single year. It’s a journey that is beautifully told, fragile and heartbreaking at times, joyous and raucous in others. And Elkin once again delivers the powerhouse vocal performance that people have come to expect, with delicate waves of intimacy that build to astonishing crests and crashes of intensity.
THE LONESOME ACE STRINGBAND- Feb 4, 2017
SARAH JANE SCOUTEN AND THE HONKEYTONK WINGMEN- Dec 9, 2015
QRISTINA AND QUINN BACHAND, House Concert, Aug.12/15
ANNIE LOU, House Concert, July 21st, 2015
THE SWEET LOWDOWN, House Concert, FULL HOUSE April 17, 2015
CHRIS COOLE and ANNE- LOUISE GENEST- Awesome Concert- biggest house yet!
GENEVIEVE AND THE WILD SUNDAYS played to packed house Nov.30th, 8pm! A fantastic time was had by all!
JENNY RITTER and JAMES LAMB
Tuesday, Sept.24th, 6:30 potluck desserts/snacks, 7pm show.
Musical Week-end Extravaganza: JULY 6-7, 2013. Gen’s birthday and family-friendly musical based weekend. Jamming, workshops, band-swaps, song writing, kids activities, jamming, food, campfires, more jamming….
The RAKISH ANGLES!! August 10th, 2013
Our location is in the Cowichan Valley, and we draw on a community of rural neighbors and young families. Depending on the draw of the genre, we can expect between 25-50 people for an indoor show, and 50-75 for an outdoor show on the beautiful stage set in our terraced garden (weather permitting). We are discerning and only feel comfortable promoting music we feel passionate about – generally but not limited to: folk/old time/bluegrass/hiphop/jazz/singer-songwriter/rock/blues/world. We provide a fantastic supper and drinks, a good crowd and private but rustic accommodation (please browse the website).