Arrow Lakes District Arts Council Presents:
Award-winning Roots Artist Oliver Swain and Harpist Diemm
Doors open at 6:30, music starts at 7.
Oliver Swain and Diemm have been performing together since 2017, and the mystical combination of voices and instruments (harp, acoustic bass, and banjo) weave a stunning and innovative tapestry of dreams. They will be joined on stage by world percussionist Ben Johnson, on drums and udu.
Diemm plays original Chamber Folk music, with lyrics that tugs at the layers between conscious and subconscious mind. Oliver has as been a celebrated musician for years, held in high regard in acoustic and folk music styles for both his astonishing instrumental and vocal abilities, though he seldom gives the genre a fully traditional treatment. Oliver Swain strays towards the whimsical, the spiritual, and the socially conscious side of what he likes to refer to as “chamber folk odyssey”, and it’s these beguiling and provocative elements that make him unique as an artist and songwriter. Devon Leger even called him “The Zen Rock Garden of old time music.” www.oliverswain.com
““Diemm has the incredible ability to discuss heavy, sad, or even complicated topics in a manner that makes them sound light,” wrote Alana Ballantyne, of Two Story Melody. www.diemm.ca
Diemm Live Video, feat Oliver Swain. Song ‘Want To Want To’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AAXQAUFllg
Diemm Live Video, feat Oliver Swain. Song “Silence Becomes Song’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5liEr5o-Mc
Diemm Live Video, feat Oliver Swain & Ben Johnson. Poem ‘Mythmaker’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEbwwllWkRw
Diemm ALBUM: Ten Thousand Miracles (2018): https://open.spotify.com/album/02244EBF2rW8SV3QfUzNs1?si=yp-FBbHUQAOR_tAbtxiv7w
Oliver Swain Live Video: ‘Take Me Up’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnCTeTB7PUQ
Oliver Swain Live Video: ‘Oh Death’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJCe7vQmO-o
Oliver Swain Live Video: ‘I’m on Fire’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh8AkpcS_VA
Oliver Swain ALBUM: In A Big Machine (2011) https://open.spotify.com/album/4iD5fVgC6PEAJHzTrQ258c?si=EdNJ5VYIR-6nJ8NirXVBBQ
Oliver Swain ALBUM: Never More Together (2015) https://open.spotify.com/album/3xFf3WYwqMHxm1oO5Wi7tX?si=zOJDMTYoR-iguOH1hTxk0Q