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Rosier Sat 10/25 8pm $12/$15

$12 advance
$15 door
Sat Oct 25  8pm


Formerly Known as Les Poules À Colin, Montrèal-Based Jazz World Band 
 Oct. 26  8pm

Rosier, a Montrèal-based jazz world band fronted by five women that was formerly known as Les Poules À Colin, will provide the folk music traditions of Quebec, Canada and Appalachian heritage when they stage a special 8 pm concert at White Horse Black Mountain on Saturday, Oct. 26
Tickets are priced at $12 in advance and $15 the day of the event.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 

Rosier, founded as Les Poules À Colin in 2009, explores the relationship between Quebec folk and the mix of indie, jazzy, pop, bluegrass and contemporary styles. feature original compositions, sophisticated arrangements, harmonic progressions and reinvented traditions. The bilingual all-women band takes the roots that they have grown from and creates their foundations into a movement. The result is mature, well-controlled music filled with emotion and a surprising freshness relevant in today’s shifting climates.
Band members include Colin Savoie-Levac (mandolin, banjo, lapsteel), Marie
Savoie-Levac (bass), Sarah Marchand (vocals, piano), Éléonore Pitre (guitar) and
Béatrix Méthé (violin, vocals). The group has been together since they were kids and inherited a musical proclivity from
their folk musician parents. The quintet has performed in major cities and small towns in Canada, the US, Europe, the U.K., Australia, and Africa, amassing impressive international experience. Incorporating nostalgia with their original compositions they have created a layered sound that connects generations through origin and craft. This summer, the band celebrates their 10th year together, announcing a rename and self-titled EP release reflective of the band's new identity — Rosier. Despite their youth – they range in age from 23 to 28 – the five women have won awards such as Young Trad Vermont and Grand Prix Desjardins. They followed up their first recording, an EP titled Anabel by recording two albums, Hébertisme Nocturne (2011) and Ste-Waves (November 2014). Launched to rave reviews, the second album charted in Quebec and was nominated for a FELIX (Québec) award. Rosier’s sound is a seamless blend of their strong folk upbringing and North American influences that range from old-time to jazz, with some provocative and moody effects. Their repertoire is a mix of original and traditional pieces, primarily in French but with some English compositions, and reveals gorgeous vocal, instrumental and rhythmic prowess. Their adaptations of traditional songs speak eloquently to their generation while retaining the beauty of timeless music. Fiddle, guitar, lap steel, banjo, mandolin, piano, bass and foot percussion form a rich and varied backdrop for their inventive arrangements.

White Horse Black Mountain (105 Montreat Rd.) is a 215-seat music and arts venue that
has staged more than 2,500 concerts and other events during its 10-year history. It offers state of-the-art sound, cabaret-style (table) seating, and bar/concession area that serves beer, wine,Kombucha, Shanti Elixers, soft drinks and snacks.