We are very pleased to say that Roxanne Potvin and Nick Zubeck will make their respective debuts at The Carleton with a show on Wednesday, June 6th. Show time is 7:30 PM and tickets are $12.50 advanced, or you can pay $15 at the door.
From the bright, candy-striped grooves that lure us in at the outset of For Dreaming, to the darkling lavender hues of mélancolie that infiltrate the album like stiff spirits in our pink lemonade, Roxanne Potvin reminds us that, not only will she always carry a stash of R&B to hit us up with, but she also has a few other tricks up her sleeve.
Roxanne’s music career grew out of an early love of classic blues and R&B, and she received her first significant attention with her 2006 Colin Linden-produced album The Way It Feels, which earned a JUNO nomination for Blues Album of the Year. Not to be typecast, Potvin experimented with new sounds on her subsequent albums No Love For The Poisonous, produced by Dave MacKinnon of alt-folk outfit FemBots, and Play, recorded in Vancouver with folk/roots producer Steve Dawson.
For Dreaming opened a new chapter for Potvin as a singer/songwriter with pop smarts, undeniable soul, and a ceaseless drive to keep pushing herself in uncharted directions. She’s now finished work on the follow-up EP titled All it Was, to be released in 2018.
Nick Zubeck is a songwriter, guitarist, singer, teacher and recording artist from Toronto, and is currently living and working in Guelph, Ontario. He has recorded and released five full length albums under his own name, and has been involved with many other artists and projects over the last 15+ years.
As a guitarist and sideman, Nick has contributed to many projects including Polmo Polpo/Sandro Perri, Barzin, Great Lake Swimmers, Royal Wood, Old Maps, and Western Terrestrial. Nick was the guitarist with San Francisco’s Sun Kil Moon from 2014-2016, touring Europe, Asia and the U.S. multiple times, playing Pitchfork Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, La Route De Rock, and many other festivals and concert halls.