Ottawa Valley fiddler, singer, and stepdancer April Verch has never been content to stand still. One of the most esteemed fiddlers of her generation, Verch has been immersed in a deeply explorative musical journey since childhood, with new chapters unfolding each step of the way.
As for Verch, she stepdances while fiddling. She sings while stepdancing. Sometimes she sings, steps and fiddles all at once, with apparent ease and precision.
With eleven albums and years of touring under her belt, Verch has moved from upstart prodigy to mature and reflective songwriter, interpreter, and storyteller.
Verch’s live performances are not only a testament to her musical versatility, but also illustrate her deep understanding of traditional music and songcraft from the broad North American tradition. There are exuberant fiddle reels, contemplative Canadiana originals, old-time tunes rife with clawhammer banjo, plenty of intricate Ottawa Valley dance steps, and the list goes on.
"Absolutely captivating!" - Toronto Star.
Artist Weblink: www.aprilverch.com
Showcase Artist: Pacific Contact 2010
Home Base: Ontario
Touring Schedule: Click here
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