It’s Celebrating Our North day at Coldsnap today with two performers taking to the stage tonight – Kym Gouchie and Mark Perry.
The show will be live-streamed, starting at 7 p.m. with performances starting at 7:30 p.m.. For more information check out www.coldsnapfestival.com or on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @coldsnapfest.
With ancestral roots in the Lheidli T’enneh, Cree and Secwépemc Nations, Kym Gouchie is fostering change through her music and art. Her music brings awareness to First Nations and women’s issues, promoting reconciliation and community building while reminding us that we are all in this together.
Her stories are a testament to the human spirit, weaving together threads of her own journey from personal tragedy to triumph. Kym’s traditional hand drum, clean, crisp acoustic guitar and full-bodied voice make her a powerful solo artist. Traditional First Nations, folk, and country tones alongside poignant and inspirational lyrics capture the hearts of young and old — her genuine and heartfelt performances have a profound and often emotional impact on all audiences.
A dozen albums strong, Mark Perry is deeply loved in regions across Canada for his good-humoured, thought-provoking performances and socially-narrative songs.
He is a storyteller of time and place, sweeping you up in emotional and animated tales of sinking ferries, springtime floods, NHL dreams, or buying a car for “two cords of wood and 24 beer.” Towns dying, towns being born, small planes going down, from Halifax to Haida Gwaii this Canadian singer-songwriter draws us in and connects us from coast to coast.