Fiddle, Cello, and two voices winding together to create a completely unique sonic experience.
TICKETS: $20, available from Fernie Distillers and Online from Eventbrite.
Oliver the Crow's Kaitlyn Raitz and Ben Plotnik’s chameleon-like ability to skip between genres stems from their roots as classically-trained performers - Kaitlyn has a masters degree in classical cello from McGill University and Ben has performed as a soloist with the Calgary Philharmonic - but also from their love of bluegrass, gypsy jazz, everything from Hank Williams to Prince.
Raitz is a founding member of folk duo Bride & Groom, tours with The Bombadils and has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to the Station Inn. Ben is a primary member of the JUNO award-winning folk string quartet, The Fretless, and has contributed to hundreds of recordings as one of North America’s elite fiddle players.
One thing is certain: Oliver the Crow cannot be defined by genre, and yet is timeless, indelible. Kaitlyn and Ben have mastered the art of anchoring a folk song in epic pop sensibility, and it is so fun to hear them smash all the rules.
Don't miss this amazing experience presented by the Old Type Music Society and Fernie Distillers.