Mo Kenney with Sophie Noel
August 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Co-presented by the Yukon Arts Centre / Northwestel Hanging Sky Tour
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General Admission $25.00 + GST
KIAC Members $22.00 + GST
Youth under 19 & SOVA Students $12.00 + GST
Doors open 7:30 / Showtime: 8:00
Sophie Noel, FKA Magnolia, is a West Coast-born contemporary folk artist who is currently based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Centred around values of connection and communication, Sophie’s folk music sensibilities are expansive, vulnerable, and innovative.
Sophie Noel released her first EP, Sisterly, independently in 2019. In 2020, Sophie began working with Juno-award-winning producer Hill Kourkoutis to create her debut EP under the name Magnolia, Confluencer (2022), after being awarded funding by Canada Council for the Arts, FACTOR, and the Yukon Government. Confluencer comprises five songs written in the depths of a Northern Yukon winter, orbiting themes of loss and renewal. The songs span topics of grief and miscarriage, to dreamlike stories of giddy new love on cross-continental road trips. Inspired in both composition and production by a Yukon winter, Confluencer is a celebration of contrast.
Garnering attention from CBC Music, CBC North, and numerous Canadian indie music blogs, Confluencer also resulted in Sophie’s signing to Atlantic label LHM Records. In October 2022 Sophie toured Eastern Canada in support of the EP release.
Just like a mask—that so-called disguise which, in fact, often reveals something profound and otherwise secret about the individual who wears it—Mo’s upcoming release “Covers” offers a glimpse into the molecular musical composition of the artist interpreting them.
Kenney’s willingness to unflinchingly pursue their artistic impulses on their own terms has resulted in numerous accolades over the past decade, including a 2013 SOCAN Songwriting Prize for the song “Sucker,” a nomination for the 2016 Adult Alternative Album of the Year JUNO for In My Dreams, and too many East Coast Music Awards and Nova Scotia Music Awards to count. And despite the uncertainty of live music in 2020, the year will find Kenney exploring new and innovative ways to connect with their fans.
All ages/ Licenced event with cash bar for 19+
Thanks to our funders Yukon Government, Government of Canada, and Canada Council for the Arts. Special thanks to the Yukon Arts Centre and Northwestel for travel support. Thanks to our local sponsors the Dawson City Bunkhouse and the Klondike Experience.
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