Sarah Jane Scouten


Ben Plotnick & James McEleney


GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present old-timey country singer-songwriter Sarah Jane Scouten in concert.

Sarah Jane's music features a contemporary rendering of the deepest roots of Americana music.

Opening set by Devon Floyd & Ian Cameron

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $15 at the door

"Her voice is pure classic country."
Vancouver Sun

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Sarah Jane Scouten was born in Vancouver and spent her formative years living in an artistic community on Bowen Island, British Columbia. She started writing songs, in a serious way, around 2009. She went on to hone her craft in the vibrant Vancouver folk scene, but eventually moved to Montreal and is currently making her home in Toronto..

With flavours of Patsy Cline, Lucinda Williams and Nanci Griffiths and a wealth of old-time and bluegrass music, the two-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee's songs are faithful to a long-standing folk music tradition. Her tunes often spill over into modern themes that are outspoken and edgy, from homelessness to midwifery to tongue-in-cheek heartache songs and unabashed Canadiana.

Sarah Jane released her debut album, Magpie Waltz, in 2011 followed by The Cape in 2014 and an EP, The Railtown Sessions in 2016. She will be releasing a brand new full-length album in February of this year. The album includes ten original songs, ranging in style from classic honky-tonk to Western swing to indie folk-rock, and two traditional Western Canadian songs.

For her Regina show, Sarah Jane will be accompanied by:

Ben Plotnick (fiddle). Benhas performed, as a soloist, with The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and has played on more than a hundred professional folk, bluegrass and country albums. He has worked with Raffi, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Anne Murray and countless others. Ben spends most of his time these days on tour with The Fretless, Sarah Jane Scouten and as a duo with Kaitlyn Raitz.

James McEleney (upright bass). James is active in the Toronto jazz and bluegrass/country music scenes. He works regularly as a member of A Sondheim Jazz Project, The Unseen Strangers, and The Andrew Collins Trio.

Tunes & Videos here.

Web site here.