Fresh and wonderfully lively traditional fiddling!
April Verch doesn’t just perform music, she exudes it. The internationally renowned Canadian fiddler, singer, songwriter and stepdancer has a passion for performing, and her goal is to touch the lives of those who are listening at any given moment. In the words of the Star-Phoenix of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, April plays her instrument "with a kind of controlled aggression." With nine albums to her credit, April is steeped in the fiddling and step-dancing traditions of her native northeastern Ontario with their vibrant mixture of Anglo, French, and Celtic roots. But, after studying fiddling at Boston's Berklee College of Music with inveterate innovators Matt Glaser and Darol Anger, she began to follow an incredible variety of musical inspirations, and the result is a concert evening that might include anything from Canadian fiddle traditions to music of Louisiana. April has drawn comparisons to Natalie MacMaster and Mark O'Connor, but her fiddle show has an energy that's all her own. She's coming to Michigan with an as-yet-untitled new release.