Winnipeg, MB, CA
Venue Address (Get Directions)Ironwood Stage & Grill
Date and Time
Sunday, May 18th, 2014 at 8:00pm
The dark, sad song of the White Throated Sparrow can be heard just about everywhere on the Canadian prairie, and like that bird's melancholy melody, Zdan's rich voice echos that similar theme, and has guided her on a musical migration across Canada, The States, and Europe.
Emerging for the first time as a solo artist in 2013, Zdan is anything but a rookie. In 2003 Zdan co-founded Twilight Hotel with Dave Quanbury and together they recorded 2 JUNO nominated albums (Canada's Grammy equivalent) --2008's Highway Prayer and 2010's When the Wolves Go Blind-- forging a sound that critics likened to "old leather, worn and soft" and earned them the handle "rulers of their own genre."
In 2011, Zdan was recruited as a triple-threat side woman by Austin-based female super-group The Trishas for her six string, lap steel, and accordion skills. "Be it fronting her own projects or backing other artists, Zdan infiltrated the boys only club that permeates most country and Americana musician crowds by mixing a humble personality with hard-earned chops to truly by envious of." - Galleywinter.com
His music earnest and expectant, if a little weatherworn and weary, Winnipeg-based songwriter and performer Scott Nolan has earned the esteem his works have rendered. Some have called him noteworthy, even acclaimed - but the smart money cites Nolan as a voice rarely heard this side of the century, a musician who shrugs away any five-dollar-cover singer-songwriter motifs before he unsnaps his guitar case. His are the songs sung for people with a past, sturdily backlit with unswerving musicianship and a disposition rooted in the best of rock n' roll, roots and Americana.
Born in Toronto and raised in Winnipeg, Nolan hasn't been without an instrument in his hands as far back as he can remember. His efforts in several bands, including Leaderhouse and Motel 75, soon directed him toward a strong solo career that has secured him a place in the ranks of the country's finest songwriters and performers. A seasoned multi-instrumentalist, Nolan has recorded (alongside bandmate and drummer Joanna Miller) with several modern Americana tastemakers, including the Holmes Brothers, Hayes Carll and Gurf Morlix.