Based out of St. John's, NL, Rube & Rake deliver folk songs with sparse and beautiful harmonies.
Performing in Southern Manitoba April 2019
Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous house concert network is thrilled to present Rube & Rake on the Agassiz Circuit house concert series this April touring Southern Manitoba. The tour kicks off March 31 in Winnipeg. Full schedule is below, and online → homeroutes.ca
Agassiz Circuit (Southern Manitoba) Dates- Rube & Rake
March 31, 2019 Winnipeg
April 2, 2019 St.Clements
April 4, 2019 Niverville
April 5, 2019 Altona Gardens on Tenth
April 6, 2019 Cartwright
April 7, 2019 Wawanesa
April 9, 2019 Birtle
April 10, 2019 Kelwood
April 11, 2019 Baldur
April 12, 2019 Winnipeg
April 13, 2019 Winnipeg
To attend any of these shows, please contact Home Routes/ Chemin Chez Nous HERE or via email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call: (204) 480-3380, Toll-free in Canada: 1 (866) 925-6889. The full Home Routes schedule can be accessed online at homeroutes.ca.
To call Canada your home can be a very vague statement. From the Rockies, all the way to the eastern shores of the Atlantic, there are many places one can lay their head. It’s not only the sheer distance between the two coasts, it’s the cultural differences that exist within them. Rube & Rake’s debut album, Back and Forth, explores this theme with a subtle grace, giving space in their arrangements to explore the issues they sing about. By performing as a two-piece, they’ve found a way to put an emphasis on their lyrical delivery. Whether a song is performed with a four-piece string band, or just a banjo and a guitar, the duo has stories to tell.
Every song has a story behind it. Whether it’s the acceptance that there are loved ones you will never see again, the memories you make having to hitchhike on highways with no town in sight, or a series of natural disasters, there is a definite stamp of “Canadiana” on this album. Using these subjects as muses have helped set a tone to their live show. Often described as a darker Simon and Garfunkel, Rube & Rake’s performances engage audiences with a mixture of stories, intricate guitar work, and rich vocal harmonies. After working together for the past 5 years out of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Josh Sandu and Andrew Laite have fused an intimate musical cohesion that is only achieved through getting to know each other’s tendencies. Their music is an exercise in creating something beyond the sum of their parts.
The Agassiz Circuit is a project of Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous, presenting Canadian and international artists to audiences in Southern Manitoba and throughout Canada. Home Routes’ programming emphasizes artistic excellence, and diverse and entertaining performances that leave audiences breathless and wanting more.
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Rube & Rake Links:
Tour Schedule: https://homeroutes.ca/homeroutes-artists/rube-rake/