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April Verch in Concert

Cuyahoga River Concerts
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On Friday, April 6, fiddler, singer and stepdancer April Verch performs in the Cuyahoga River Concert Series. Suggested ticket price is $15 and can be purchased at the door or online at https://squareup.com/market/UUCK. The concert takes place at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent, located at 228 Gougler Ave. Doors open at 7:30, music begins at 8:00.

While Verch is perhaps best known for playing traditional fiddle styles from her native Ottawa Valley, Canada, her performances extend into old-time American and Appalachian styles and beyond, for a well-rounded tour-de-force of North Americana sounds. Verch tours with world-class musicians as a trio, featuring acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass and clawhammer banjo in addition to Verch’s vocals, fiddle and foot percussion.

One might suspect a performer with as many talents as Verch would pause to take a breath, or need to somewhat compartmentalize her skills during a live performance. But on stage, Verch is almost superhuman, flawlessly intertwining and overlapping different performative elements. She stepdances while fiddling. She sings while stepdancing. Sometimes she sings, steps and fiddles all at once, with apparent ease and precision. Verch is - as they say - a triple threat in performance, her live show a beautiful companion to her music: versatile, robust, and masterfully executed.

For more information about April Verch: http://aprilverch.com/

The Cuyahoga River Concert Series began in 2011 and brings top quality professional performers from the folk and world music scene to the greater Kent area at an affordable price. The Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent is a wonderful, intimate venue offering some of the warmest, friendliest acoustics around. More information on performances and musicians can be found at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cuyahoga-River-Concerts/270446576301561.