The Harrison Festival Society is proud to present Juno-nominated roots duo Madison Violet on Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. in the Harrison Memorial Hall.
More than just "pretty vocals," Madison Violet (a.k.a. Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac) have been wowing alt-country and roots music crowds since they formed in 2004.
Finding the good in goodbye is always bittersweet. Madison Violet can attest to that with their latest release, The Good in Goodbye. An album born from their growth, both together and apart, The Good in Goodbye is an open diary of their personal and professional experiences together as friends and musicians: two very unique relationships that affect each other in profound ways.
Since releasing their last album, No Fool for Trying (2009), Madison Violet won the 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for their track "The Ransom" (the only Canadians to win this contest), took home the 2009 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, and were nominated for multiple East Coast Music Awards and a 2010 Juno Award for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year.
As a follow-up to their breakthrough successes in 2010, The Good in Goodbye captures the duo's growth and musical maturity. Their distinct take on iconic Americana-inspired up-tempo melodies beautifully contrasts with their breathtakingly sweeping and personal lyrics, creating songs that blend nods to Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch. Though Madison Violet seemingly made their mark in the last year or so, success was hard-earned as the pair spent up to eight months a year on the road, winning fans and champions the old-fashioned way, one song at a time, one gig at a time.
The duo has sold out venues across North America and Europe, had the prestigious dis-
tinction of touring with Stuart McLean's Vinyl Cafe, and has shared stages with contemporaries such as Chantal Kreviazuk, Ron Sex-smith and the Indigo Girls. With their newest effort, Madison Violet prove they are among Canada's brightest singer/songwriters.
? Tickets are $22 and can be purchased by phone at 604-796-3664, online at www.harrisonfestival.com or in person at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison, or Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart.