With humour, grace, and warmth, Annie Lou takes the stage with banjo and guitar, inviting you in to a world of original music rooted in melodic traditions and delivered with an inspired energy and spark. With a palette of old folk, oldtime, country and bluegrass she paints vibrant landscapes, where we can laugh, cry, dance, reflect and connect with ballads, tunes, and songs inspired by our lives and times, our ups and downs. All of this is delivered with Genest’s vocal warmth, evocative of the sweet tones of Kate and Anna McGarrigle blended with the raw emotion of Hazel Dickens.
This is new music, relevant to a modern audience, but finding its inspiration in a time when there was little separation between performer and audience – where everyone played something, or danced to it – and where music was clearly connected to the everyday lives of the people who played it.
Vancouver Island based (and former Yukoner!) Annie Lou has been touring major festivals and stages nationally and internationally for several years. A Juno, WCMA, and past CFMA nominee, and a caller of southern-style dances, Annie Lou pays joyful homage to tradition with a modern acoustic feel that connects and celebrates the past and the present. For Kluane 2019, Annie Lou will be joined onstage by Sarah Hamilton on fiddle and vocals.