Spending more days on the road than at home is no easy feat that is unless touring is in your blood.
As is the case for Canada’s emerging roots-rock band Sister Speak, which will be at Ashton Creek’s Lorenzo’s Cafe Friday.
Canadian core members Sherri Anne(singer, songwriter, guitarist) and Lisa Viegas(drummer/percussionist) have endured an exceptional touring schedule throughout North America in 2015, performing more than 200 shows this past year, with most shows performed on tour.
After a month long rest, Sister Speak returns to B.C. this summer with their full band to perform at 20 venues across the province at B.C. festivals, summer night concerts and intimate settings.
In addition to opening for Chris Isaak and Air Supply in 2014, recent highlights for Sister Speak include supporting Xavier Rudd in southern California May 3, performing on board Canada’s Via Rail from Toronto to Kamloops, showcases at Canadian Music Week and Junofest, and a week-long run of shows in Cabo, Mexico in June.
CBC Radio has picked up Sister Speak’s lead single Chicago Dream, along with several commercial stations in southern California.
Radio host Rowley of 91XFM, one of San Diego’s leading commercial stations says, “These are some of the hardest working musicians I’ve met. Always on the road and never without a smile on their faces.”
In response to Sister Speak’s success this past year and consistent touring, Machudo Cajons of Califonia has endorsed drummer Lisa Viegas with her own self-named cajon model, the Bonobo Blue, and Taylor Guitars has partnered with Sherri Anne, providing a GS mini Taylor Guitar for international touring. Sister Speak’s third member, Tolan Shaw(guitar/vocals), has a rising career of his own, with recent highlights including song placements in TV and film and a feature at the renowned Kaaboo Del Mar Festival in August.
Along with Sister Speak at Lorenzo’s will be an opening set by Tolan Shaw.
Sister Speak will perform songs from their new live EP and Rise Up For Love album, featuring dynamic rhythms, mesmerizing harmonies, and elements of folk-rock world and blues.
Friday’s performance at Lorenzo’s Cafe (901 Mabel Lake Rd.) is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and reservations can be made at 250-838-6700.