The Hinton Performing Arts Society is excited to continue the 2017-2018 Hinton On Stage Concert series with a performance by Union Duke.
Union Duke will be performing at the West Fraser Guild (Home of the Performing Arts Theatre of Hinton) on Friday April 6, 2018.
Sweat flies and floorboards tremble – Union Duke is a Toronto folk quintet with an explosive live show. Bridging soulful indie rock with bluegrass and country, the group belts out soaring harmonies with three, four and even five voices. The songs are irresistible, the perfect fit for the heatwave of the dance hall or the cool breeze of the park. These five guys have been making a commotion in one way or another since they were kids, and years of making music together have brought them to this: a heartbreak of twang and a bootshake of rock and roll. Union Duke is two fifths city, two fifths country, and one fifth whiskey.
For their third record, Golden Days, Union Duke recorded live off the floor to capture the raw, joyful energy of their concerts. Then they brought in Grammy award-winning mix engineer Mark Lawson (Arcade Fire, Basia Bulat, Timbre Timber) to bring the mixes to life. Golden Days will take you back to your warmest memories: nights by the lake, passing a bottle around the fire, or singing with your friends at the top of your lungs. It also looks forward, reaching for those long, lazy summer days that will keep you going through the winter. It’s a record of pain and struggle, lessons learned – and of laughter between friends, tenderness between lovers. One minute you’re following banjo music rambling down a country lane. The next minute you feel the pulse and pound of the amplifiers.
The band works hard, travelling back and forth across the country playing to fans young and old from coast to coast. They’ve played sold out shows where crowds know all the words. They’ve performed at countless festivals including TURF, Mariposa, and Summerfolk, topping the list of must-see acts. Their enthusiasm is infectious, and they leave every audience smiling – maybe the golden days aren’t so distant after all.
Union Duke is making their Hinton On Stage debut and we are pleased to bring live music to the new stage at the Performing Arts Theatre of Hinton!
For more information about Union Duke, visit their website at http://unionduke.com/.
Tickets for this show are $25 adult, $15 student, available now at The Hinton Voice, The Wild Orchid and Hinton Municipal Library. The show starts at 7:30pm at the West Fraser Guild (Performing Arts Theatre of Hinton) with doors opening at 6:30pm. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone/message Byron @ 780-865-0135.