Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
100 Jackson Ave.
Saltspring Island BC V8K 2V8
Four ferocious players, masterful composition, and a genre-bending sound — Juno award-winning The Fretless is a Canadian quartet making its mark in progressive folk music.
A supergroup of celebrated solo artists, The Fretless has been creating a singular and signature sound that expands the idea of what a string music quartet can be — transforming fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate, beautiful, high-energy arrangements. With a simple and classical construct — two fiddles, a viola, and a cello — The Fretless offers a sound that is distinctly rich, multi-layered, and uniquely percussive, pushing traditional music to fresh new heights.
Trent Freeman – fiddle/viola Karrnnel Sawitsky – fiddle/viola Ben Plotnick – fiddle/viola Eric Wright – cello
Thank you to Mouat’s Old Salty for sponsoring this performance.
Photo: Matthew Burditt