The second performance of Open Space Saturdays features Coldwater Road and Norine Braun
Lyrically rich with steady drive, Coldwater Road gives storytelling a reason to move. Swinging between love songs and foot-stomping murder ballads, CwRoad covers a lot of ground; their songs often rooted in Canadian History and the Western Frontier. Their style reaches across Folk, Americana, Rock, and Country with the timelessness of James Taylor and the energy of The Lumineers. The band performs with 2-5 players depending on the occasion. Gritty and acoustic or rich in texture, Coldwater Road has something for the delicate and desperate alike.
Coldwater Road always features Patrick Spencer (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica) with Charles Wesley (electric guitar, vocals), Max Kashetsky (vocals, keys) and Stephanie Hodgins, featuring percussion extraordinaire Sam McKinnon.
Emotional, heartfelt and eclectic: Norine Braun in 3 words. A Vancouver based singer-songwriter Norine Braun is an award winning artist (2018 Western Canadian Music Award Nominee, Banff Centre Musician in Residence, Canada Council For the Arts Award, Los Angeles Music Awards, Artists For Literacy) who has a slew of festival appearances under her belt. Her music blinks an eye to the past, while firmly looking forward, blending timeless elements such as blues, folk and soul, presenting them to the audience with a freshness and balance that are in tune with today’s sensibilities. Norine’s eclectic approach to songwriting and her prowess as a heartfelt performer are the fundaments of her solid reputation within her local scene, and beyond.