Saturday, December 14, 2019 8:00 PM
Oakville Centre, AEG Liebherr Auditorium
$57 Regular Seating
$50 Big Ticket Members
$46 Big Ticket Plus Members
Celebrate the season with an adventurous musical trip around the world! Three time JUNO Award nominees Sultans of String deliver an exuberant performance featuring band originals, world-music inspired classics, and seasonal favourites to warm your heart on a cold winter’s night. Sultans of String are joined on stage by Canada’s shimmering guest vocalist Rebecca Campbell, Lynn Miles, Donné Roberts, Shannon Thunderbird and Ken Whiteley.
Rebecca Campbell is an acclaimed and prolific singer who also serves up percussion, Stella guitar, melodica, and harmonica. Bred in the Maritimes and Ottawa, educated in Montreal, and now based in Toronto, Rebecca has performed with Jane Siberry, Lynn Miles, Porkbelly Futures, Parachute Club, Royal Ottawa, Ian Tamblyn, among countless others. Her gorgeous voice has graced both the big and small screen, and on over 120 recordings.
With 12 albums to her credit, the winner of multiple Canadian Folk Music awards and a JUNO award, the acclaimed Lynn Miles has had a career that has seen her move from Ottawa to L.A. and back again, with stops in Nashville and Austin, not to mention regular tours through the US, Europe and Canada. Lynn’s song “Three Chords and the Truth” was recently chosen as the closing song on the popular BBC TV series “Case Histories”.
Donné Roberts is a passionate performer who performs mainly in Malagasy, his mother tongue from his birthplace of Madagascar. Yet this never proves to be a barrier to the audience, providing living proof that music truly does transcend language. Donné came to wider recognition for his solo release and his contribution as one of the members of the African Guitar Summit, which won a JUNO and as a member of Okavango The African Orchestra that also won a JUNO Award.
Shannon Thunderbird is proudly descended from the northern British Columbia Coast Tsimshian People: Gilut'sau Band of the Royal House of Niis'gumiik, Gispudwada (Orca) Clan. She is an Artist/Educator, Professional Singer/Songwriter, Recording Artist (“May Your Spirit Be Strong”, “Wind Centre”), Actor and Author. She is also a well-known Speaker/Storyteller; her fireside talks and original music opens the minds and hearts of audiences to the power, importance and majesty of Canada's First People.
Ken Whiteley is one of Canada's most respected “roots" musicians and producers. Drawing on his incredibly rich background in blues, gospel and folk styles, this 7x Juno award nominee has performed and recorded with such legends as Pete Seeger, John Hammond Jr, Tom Paxton, Blind John Davis, Stan Rogers, Guy Davis, Raffi, and countless others. A powerful singer/instrumentalist, Whiteley's music communicates themes of freedom, love, spiritual aspiration and social comment.