The Highest Order and Eric Landry
with Faun Fables
From the Promoter
Feast In The East is an east end music, food & art installation series.
This edition features a free dinner by Keithen Codner
THE HIGHEST ORDER (highest-order.online)
Psychedelic country folk act fronted by Simone Schmidt (Fiver), pays tribute to a long tradition while also keep it on edge. Borrowing elements from folk traditions, country ramblings and the trails of psych rock, The Highest Order slips through deep jammers with ease, weaving in glistening guitar passages under Schmidt's vocals. The band cooks with full blow swizzling psych riffs as Simone's voice curls around the dripping chords. Melting together powerful vocals shake against percussion stomping forward in a haze of warped twang.
ERIC LANDRY (youtube.com/watch?v=S-YiM80v8_I)
Sudbury based Indigenous folk musician Eric Landry returns to Toronto following up his performances at the Native North America Gathering & Burdock with an apt outdoor appearance at Feast In The East. Making music since the 80's Eric's song writing & storytelling pulls influence from folk and rock traditions of the 60's & 70's, while drawing in his own Innu and Mikmaq heritage. His guitar playing is intricate & deliberate, while still feeling off the cuff and casual. Plucked notes glisten in his hands move like wind across the strings. Landry captures the beauty of life in his songs, but never without an honest glance hardships & the lessons they imparted. Eric comes ready with a wealth of songs & stories to pass along with his beautiful guitar work & buoyant approach.
FAUN FABLES (faunfables.com)
Drag City freak folk duo of Dawn McCarthy (Bonnie Prince Billy / Will Oldham collaborator) and Nils Frykdahl (Sleepytime Gorilla Museum) return to Toronto. Dawn’s voice leads their music, strong and unwaning, full of subtle detail & care, as Nils fills in the lower register. Gentle string configurations & intricate guitar work occupy the space between rough strumming & sparse percussion. Like a still dense forest reacting to someone traversing it’s land, Faun Fables songs swell, blooming with intricate flourishes, only to be reduced to a chorus of vocals levitating on top of junkyard percussion. Moulding folks songs with flute notes, pulling stories from old log cabins buried in the woods on some hidden land. For fans of Carla Bozulich, Josephine Foster and bon fires.
Allison Burda & Cam G. (allisonandcam.tumblr.com)
Ted Gudlat (instagram.com/tedgudlat)
Kristina Guison (kristinaguison.net)
James Kirkpatrick (jameskirkpatrick.org)
Nathalie Quagliotto (nathaliequagliotto.com)
Jackfruit "pulled pork style" Sandwich on a Vegan Gluten-Free Bun
Coconut Curry Stew
Cabbage & Carrot Slaw
RAIN DATE: Saturday, July 14th
This Feast In The East is made possible through the support of Arts in the Parks Toronto, Toronto Arts Council and Toronto Arts Foundation.