Matt Foster & Annie Sumi

  • Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Venue: Forth, 171 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg MB
  • Admission: $10 advance / $12 door
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Matt Foster (Crooked Brothers) & Annie Sumi have come together to put on a unique "front-porch" folk show at Forth in Winnipeg, MB. Joined by their friends Quintin Bart and Gabriela Ocejo, these storytellers will spend the night unraveling in front of you. 

Music sung and arranged for hurdy gurdy, acoustic guitar and voice.
The hurdy gurdy, an indescribable instrument from medieval times, haunts the songs with dark ghostly qualities - droning and rattling strange sounds that seem to come from elsewhere. A synth from before the time of synths. Lyrically, the songs are puzzles, stories and Polaroids snapped from the moments and moods where words have failed. 
Queer love. Love in cars and fields. Dying somewhere you’d want to die. The taste of a moment in a motel. Listening and hearing a lover and seeing them truly. The end of frustration. Saying it out loud. Pissing in the wind. NBD.

"Blackbird In The Snow could be my song of the year, it is perfection." - Jonathan Aird (AMERICANA, UK) 

Sumi is an Ontario-based ethereal-folk artist that plays with melodies inspired by the Canadian landscape; dynamic, serene, striking and expressive. Her live performance challenges the audience to expand and stand in the unknown. Grappling with tales of love and loss and the journey of being-human, her lyrics inspire feelings of connection and coexistence. 

"Annie Sumi wins you over before she finishes her first song." - GB Folk Music Society