Kim Churchill presented by Winnipeg Folk Festival & WECC @ Winnipeg Folk Festival, Winnipeg [6 March]

Kim Churchill presented by Winnipeg Folk Festival & WECC


53
06
March
20:00 - 23:00

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Winnipeg Folk Festival
203-211 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3P2
Hear All Year! We are thrilled to bring Kim Churchill back to Winnipeg for a concert March 6 at the West End Cultural Centre. Ticket are on sale now for $20.50 through Ticketmaster and at the Winnipeg Folk Festival office — which is closed Nov. 10-13 — at 203-211 Bannatyne Ave.

When you first encounter him, soft-spoken Kim Churchill seems like an archetypal blond, blue-eyed surfer from southern New South Wales. But behind his laidback demeanour and even tone, the 26-year-old singer-songwriter has a secret: he’s an extreme risk-taker.

Churchill spent 18 months working on the follow-up to his breakout LP, 2014’s Silence/Win, and received a stamp of approval from his record label. Album-release plans were drawn up and Churchill began to field offers from festivals and concert promoters around the world. But the new record – polished and accessible – didn’t quite feel right. At the last minute, Churchill decided to throw it out and start again.

“I worked really hard on the follow-up record for a long time,” he explains – “and it sounded good. But some very subtle layer of my consciousness was saying to me, ‘It’s not all that inspiring.’”

So Churchill picked up his guitar. He wrote a second version of the album in one frenetic week, then spent two months piecing together the new recordings with ARIA-winning producer Ian Pritchett in a garage in Western Sydney. The resulting LP, Weight_Falls, is a kaleidoscopic collection that is bound to take both fans and critics by surprise.
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