The West End Cultural Centre presents Slow Leaves
Slow Leaves presented by the West End Cultural Centre w/special guest Carly Dow
586 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1Z8
Doors 7:15 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
Watch & Listen
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.
Carly Dow’s music will leave you charmed and haunted. Her wildcrafted soul-folk
blends inspiration from wordsmiths Gillian Welch and Amelia Curran, with an edge reminiscent of Neko Case. Dow’s songwriting reflects a deep appreciation of beauty and darkness balanced throughout personal, physical and natural histories. The depth, space and stark allure of her home province of Manitoba seep into her music as main influences, which is apparent in the delivery of her striking, smoky vocals. Soft and sultry, pretty and gritty - this music has it all.
“…a folk powerhouse” (Winnipeg Folk Festival)
“her pipes are as rich and full-bodied as a fine red wine” (The Uptown)
Ingrained is Dow’s first solo studio recording and was co-produced herself along with Darwin Baker and Jesse Matas (Crooked Brothers) at Private Ear Recording in Winnipeg and the historical log-built Visitor’s Centre in Riding Mountain National Park.
Dow has performed locally and nationally as a solo act, a duo, or with a band - giving her a rich and adaptable musical style. She has performed with the Winnipeg Folk Festival’s Young Performers Program on multiple occasions, the National Artist Program at the 2011 Canada Games, and at various other renowned venues and festivals in Manitoba and throughout the rest of Canada.
Dow has co-produced and recorded 3 additional albums with several projects, including Lost in the Woods (Bog River, 2010), Hands in the Ground (Bog River, 2011), and her solo demo (2013).
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