Willow Street Station with Rudy & The Pacè Family Orchestra and Braden Lam & The Driftwood People combine forces for a show at The Carleton on Friday, February 1st. Show time is 10 PM and admission is $10 at the door.
Immersive, introspective and bold – Willow St. Station weaves together intricate vocal hooks and harmonies with beautiful instrumentals; cherry-topped with honest lyrics that breathe. These sonic elements come together along with a hypnotic and powerful stage show to create an experience that brings the listener through a journey that starts at the heart and ends at the soul.
Rudy & the Pacè Family Orchestra are the East Coast’s latest urban folk band to hit the scene in 2018. Eager to produce great music, live performances and all around great content, this band is dedicated to the East Coasts music community and its home town of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Rudy & the Pacè Family Orchestra is made up of members Christiana Armstrong (keys), Will Robbins (guitar), Ivan Annandale (bass), Jesse MacLeod (drums) and Rudy Pacè (vocals/guitar). All members are familiar with the local scene, playing in separate bands before this including Social Smokers Club, norc, exiled to Sea and Electric Spoonful.
The band’s name the Pacè Family Orchestra is a tribute to front man Rudy Pacè’s great grandfather Emilio, who migrated from Italy to Canada in the 1920s and became a well known act in the Maritimes as Emilio Pace and his Family Orchestra.
Braden Lam seems to mend every situation with his delivery of feel-good hooks and warm vocals. The folk-pop songwriter from Halifax, NS builds upon influences such as Hey Rosetta! and Dallas Green to create the refreshing and upbeat anthems of his life. His sophomore EP Driftwood People (September 2018) is an intimate look at the social disconnect of life on the road and the reconciliation of lost relationships. Growing up in rural Ontario, Braden’s honest lyrics reflect the many landscapes of his upbringing. He made his debut in 2016 with The Coast EP before settling upon Nova Scotia’s salty shores; where he has since been inspired and shaped by the allure of the ocean.