Sunday, 6 October 2019

Fall BobCat: Kerri Ough with Christine Bougie OCTOBER 26

BobCat’s fall offering is a familiar face in a new format.

Kerri Ough (photo: Ryan Nolan) 
Kerri Ough is a writer and musician, most known for being 1/3 of the band Good Lovelies who have spent the last 13 years touring around the world and releasing eight albums in that time.

But this time, Kerri’s coming to BobCat as a solo artist as she does a series of house concerts across Ontario in support of her debut solo album, One Day Soon. She released that record in February and toured Atlantic Canada opening for Royal Wood before resuming her duties as a Lovely. About her album One Day Soon: "Anchored by an airy, intimate take on pop-tinged folk, the album is ripe with compelling foils – sometimes somber, sometimes sweet; sometimes wistful, others whimsical."

You will hear elements of Good Lovelies in her solo songs, of course. But you’ll also hear new sounds and musical ideas that are uniquely her own.

Kerri is touring this time with guitarist Christine Bougie. Christine is a sought after side-player who you may have seen alongside Bahamas on tour or on one of the late-night talk shows, or on her own. Her style is more on the atmospheric than the virtuosic, creating musical textures and colours on electric guitar or lap steel that complement the music, rather than show off technical wizardry. 

As a solo artist and composer, Bougie has released four albums of instrumental music. In August 2019, she released Love Songs with the Queer Songbook Orchestra on 7” vinyl, which features two of her lap steel compositions, backed by a 10 piece chamber orchestra.

Kerri and Christine will make an evening of musical friendship that you will remember for a long time.

Not convinced? Here's a little taste of solOugh:
THE DETAILS:
Who: Kerri Ough with Christine Bougie
Where: BobCat House Concerts, 214 Northwestern Avenue
When: Saturday, October 26; 7:00 mingling and 8:00 music
What: (to bring) a sweet or savory snack to share at intermission; your own booze
Suggested donation: $20, ideally in advance by Paypal or e-transfer.

A reminder: BobCat has one cat in residence; if you’re allergic, a little Benadryl goes a long way