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Moonfruits and Lotus Wight

A toe-tapping, star-gazing folk pop adventure at Gallery in the Attic, with the earnest and irresistible folk sounds of Ottawa husband-and-wife duo Moonfruits. Joining them will be LOTUS WIGHT, a banjo player and lover of folk history, best known from beloved group Sheesham and Lotus.

Friday, March 18
Doors at 7:30, show at 8:00pm
Gallery in the Attic
$10 at the door

Dotted with percussion instruments and draped in maroon and gold, Moonfruits’ live shows are childhood imaginings set ablaze by romance. Escorted by a banjo, a piano, a parlour guitar, and sometimes nothing at all, Moonfruits’ soaring harmonies tell stories of coming undone and of knitting together.

The married couple, Alex Millaire and Kaitlin Milroy, “are quickly finding a place among Ottawa’s stand-out performers. Their revitalized take on folk music is earnest and engaged. Their energy, their attitude, and their smiles are irresistible. And then, of course, there is their music.’’
(Jared Davidson, Ottawa Showbox)

Lotus is a banjo folklorist, bluesman, poet, fiddler and father. His thought-provoking show includes stories, jaw-harps and his controversial contrabass harmoniphoneum. Lotus has produced recordings for children’s television, animation projects, and JUNO award winner Jenny Whiteley.

In the decades which book-ended the turn of our century, Lotus Wight embraced the music over which he had obsessed since his childhood. He dwelled in the cradles of their conception and birth. The Carolinas, the Mississippi Valley, West Virginia, Kentucky, and New England fed him the sounds of tradition and helped to form his musical life.

Earlier Event: March 18
Briannah Cotton: At The TankHouse
Later Event: March 18
The Citiots Improv