Braden Lam – along with special guests The Gilberts and John Muirhead – celebrates his new Strange Paradise EP with a release party at The Carleton on Thursday, April 20th. Show time is 7:30 PM and tickets are $15 + HST, or $20 + HST at the door.
On Strange Paradise, Halifax indie-folk upstart Braden Lam explores a relationship in its entirety, an independent redemption story that takes his lived experience and expands it into a fictional narrative that traces the early blush of infatuation to the hard-won moment of acceptance that it’s over. Lam pulls his collaborators into a cohesive album that keeps his lyrical prowess, honey vocals, and catchy melodies as its center, while nudging out toward the margins with lush arrangements and surprising darkness. Much like the record’s theme, this approach strikes a unique balance between experimental naivete and the ever-familiar comfort sounds of Canadian folk and rock.
Multi award-winning indie-folk sibling trio The Gilberts bring vibrant three-part harmonies, soulful lyricism and diverse influences to their songs, performances and recordings. Frieden, Reuben and Maisie emigrated to Canada in 2003, growing up on muddy folk festival fields, stepping up to open mics, performing at small events and soon touring soft seat theatres and playing major folk festivals.
John Muirhead is a Canadian troubadour and a big-hearted folk-rocker based in Toronto, Ontario. From fingerpicked folk confessionals to roaring full band singalongs, John’s songs have touched audiences around the world, with a community of over 50,000 supporters across his social channels and hundreds of shows across Canada and Europe.