The Muskoka Pride Committee & the Trillium Lakelands DSB Positive Spaces Subcommittee
Kate Reid - Acoustic Concert in Bracebridge
Sunday, November 25th 2:30 - 4:30
Tickets are $20 at the door
Bracebridge United Church (46 Dominion Street)
Reserve your tickets via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Like so many musicians before her, Reid really is "Doing it for the Chicks." What else but quadruple-entendre humour, cherry flavored cigars and a hilarious album cover that paints her as a misogynistic femme rapper can one expect from one of the queerest straight-shooters in contemporary music these days. "I’m merely on a divine plan to convert you to the dark side of the bedroom," she sings on the title track of her eagerly anticipated third album. "The music's all just extra-curricular, I’m just doing it for the chicks."
Given the all-persuasions crowds drawn to her shows, Reid is doing it for the ladies and everyone else with a yen for her fiery performances and rare ability to glide from laughaloud sing-alongs to intense tales about the price some pay in staying true to their own trailblazing sexual identities. Critics have been cheering her on as much as her diehard fans and the new album follows the wave of acclaim that greeted 2009's "I’m Just Warming Up". Indeed, Reid was voted Favourite New Discovery of 2009 by Penguin Eggs Magazine (Canada's Folk, Roots and World magazine) critics, received a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination for Best New/Emerging Artist of the Year (2009), a Toronto Independent Music Award nomination for Best Acoustic Album (2010). In the interim she has toured like a flame-haired banshee while nurturing a grassroots audience that now stretches east across Canada and south into the U.S.
Praise for Kate Reid:
Pride, poignancy, power abound amongst carefully crafted gem after gem that don't mince words but never preach. Kate Reid is uplifting, life-affirming and she's a magnificent singer and writer of beautiful songs. - Sean McGhee, Rock 'N' Reel, UK, Dec. 2011
(Kate Reid) is back to her winning ways right from the opening track of her latest release "Doing it for the Chicks", telling the tale of a cross-dressing tugboat skipper chasing down love in one of Nanaimo’s rougher drinking holes in "Captain Cupcake and the Cambie Hotel"...nothing but the finest in contemporary Canadian folk music. - Stuart Derdeyn, Vancouver Province, Sept. 2011
Kate Reid is, quite simply, one of the best songwriters to emerge from the Canadian folk roots scene since David Francey. - Tim Readman, Penguin Eggs Magazine, January 2010
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