Indie Inside: Maria In The Shower

Maria In The Shower: Waldorf

Take a trip out West this month for our newest installment of Indie Inside:

You may not find a woman or a shower next time you see Maria 
in the Shower, Vancouver's favourite vaudevillian quartet. 
But then again, they are a band that embraces contradiction 
wholeheartedly. The quartet revels in the fun and challenge 
of making old music feel new, writing and performing 
material that is as fresh as it is traditional.

Simultaneously humorous and apocalyptic, human and 
otherworldly, these four young men have the entertaining 
power of a traveling circus with the musical depth to back 
it up. 

Described as "part Vaudeville, part cabaret, part punk and 
part folk" (Vancouver Sun), their musical approach is a 
simple but potent alchemy, marrying traditional folk and 
jazz with lyrics that explore fundamental human questions 
and delivering it with pure fun and energy. 

With more than 300 performances in the past four years, 
including 30 festival appearances, these traveling showmen 
have won the hearts of cities and communities across Western 
North America.  Audiences of all ages have come to expect a 
unique kind of healing in the generosity and scope of their 
live show, which the band believes is the cornerstone of 
their art form. 

Maria in the Shower has shared the stage with Buffy Sainte- 
Marie, Fred Penner, Veda Hille, Tanya Tagaq, Ken Whiteley, 
Jim Byrnes, Geoff Berner, Cadence Weapon, Frazey Ford, 
Digging Roots, Bernard Adamus, and many others.  Highlights 
include Vancouver Jazz Fest, Kaslo Jazz Fest, Yellowknife 
Folk on the Rocks, Komasket Music Festival, Atlin Arts and 
Music Fest, North Country Fair, Robson Valley Music Fest, 
Sled Island Music Fest, Brandon Folk Festival, Kispiox 
Valley Music Fest, Vancouver Fringe Festival, and over a 
dozen municipal arts councils and folk & jazz societies 
across BC and Alberta.

If you're in town, don't forget to come out to Maria in the Shower's free outdoor show at the Vancouvery Art Gallery this coming monday!


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