204 FM

204FM, a new radio series by One Trunk Theatre

In the early 1900s unfortunate and irreversible mistakes bind Hermes, the god of travel, in gold. Now a statue, Hermes is passed from one continent to the next bringing bad luck and a feeling of "stuckness" everywhere he goes. World powers unite and decide the only solution is to send him as far away as possible to a place that no one cares about... a place in the middle of nowhere... Winnipeg, Manitoba. For over a century Hermes has perched atop the Legislature and we call him the golden boy, a statue reeking a feeling a apathy through the city and not letting anyone leave, even after they have passed away. Enter our heroes, regular every day Winnipeggers who feel stuck but are sucked into an adventure exploring the city and meeting an infamous cast of characters (from Stephen Juba to the Grey Nuns and from Nellie McClung to Burton Cummings) who give them a new perspective. A hilarious roller coaster ride through time, winters, socials, mysteries and many vacant floors of the Downtown Bay, 204FM is a uniquely Winnipeg buffet, created by top Winnipeg comedians and theatre artists for the citizens of our one great city.

Written by: Gwendolyn Collins, RobYn Slade, Toby Hughes, Ross McMillan and William Jordan.

Performed by: Gwendolyn Collins, RobYn Slade, Toby Hughes, William Jordan and Gordan Tanner

Slow Leaves is the project of Winnipeg’s Grant Davidson. His music calls to mind a 1970s California country-folk record newly discovered in your parent's attic. Slow Leaves writes deeply personal songs — reflections on an ordinary life where meaning is invented and comfort is found in the realization that there are no answers. Known for his easy delivery of sincere, poetic lyrics and lilting melodies, Slow Leaves’ songs linger in the timeless spaces where heart and humility endure.

Enough About Me is Davidson’s most personal album to date. Self-produced and born of the demos Davidson had recorded in his Winnipeg basement, these ten songs represent a true distillation of his influences while acknowledging, as the self-referential title suggests, that no man (or record) is an island. The album’s instrumentation is fleshed out by frequent bandmates and collaborators Jason Tait (Bahamas, Weakerthans), Rusty Matyas (Imaginary Cities, Sheepdogs), and Julie Penner (Broken Social Scene, Do Make Say Think), among others.

Davidson cut his teeth in Winnipeg’s coffeehouses. After three albums released under his own name, Davidson shifted to the moniker Slow Leaves for the 2014 critically lauded release Beauty Is So Common. In 2015, Slow Leaves garnered further attention for his selection in the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class. With Enough About Me, Slow Leaves continues to spare nothing in creating vivid images and heartfelt connections — the culmination of where he’s been and where he’s going.

"It is Canadian music at its finest." - VIES Mag

Carly Dow writes beguiling, clever songs and delivers them with insight and a powerful voice pulled from the place where grit meets beauty. Hailing from the heart of Canada, she'll give you a reason to dance, something to think about, and the nudge you need to embrace the wild - surrounding and within. Bring a compass, Carly will take you places.

Carly's multi-layered and magnetic music is built on clawhammer banjo or guitar, evoking comparisons to the likes of Gillian Welch and Abigail Washburn - and much like her own stage presence, her songs are quietly captivating, confident, and moonbeam-illuminating.

Her debut release, Ingrained, reached the National Top 10 Roots/Blues charts and took her on extensive touring throughout Canada, Europe and the UK. Comet is Carly's sophomore full-length album and is available everywhere on October 19, 2018.

"Dow is a talent... there is nothing, not a chord or note that you won't really really love.." - Americana UK

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In the early 1900s unfortunate & irreversible mistakes bind Hermes, the god of travel, in gold. Now a statue, Hermes is passed from one continent to the next bringing bad luck & a feeling of "stuckness" everywhere he goes. World powers unite & decide the only solution is to send him as far away as possible to a place that no one cares about Winnipeg, Manitoba. For over a century Hermes has perched atop the Legislature, a statue reeking apathy through the city and not letting anyone leave, even after they have passed away. Enter our heroes, regular every day Winnipeggers who feel stuck but are sucked into an adventure exploring the city & meeting an infamous cast of characters (from Stephen Juba to the Grey Nuns & from Nellie McClung to Burton Cummings) who give them a new perspective.
Written & performed by: Gwendolyn Collins, RobYn Slade, Toby Hughes, Ross McMillan William Jordan, & Gordan Tanner
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