Spotlight Ottawa Interview

Spotlight on Marvest: Étoile Noire

September 14th, 2017 by Scott Martin  |  Published in Interviews, News, Show Announcements

 

Spotlight on Marvest will introduce you to the talented music makers in Ottawa performing FREE! shows as part of the Marvest offshoot of CityFolk.

Étoile Noire

Friday Sept 15, 2017 – 7:00 PM – The Papery (850 Bank St)
Friday Sept 15, 2017 – 8:15 PM – Whole Foods Market (951 Bank St)

What was your reaction to the news you’d be a part of Marvest and who was the first person you told?
Justin: I was quite excited and actually surprised considering the youth of our project.
Fabian: I was in a drive-thru when the call came in and a little frazzled. But the people at Marvest were very nice and pleasant to work with. I am excited to be part of the artists performing, and looking very much forward to our shows.

Please describe your sound.
Justin: Like indie rockers trying their hand at country
Fabian: Southern style grooves. Organic beats. Folk, country, indie, etc. Sounds like Steve Earle, Gordon Lightfoot, to arena rock like Kings of Leon and The Black Keys.

How did you get started on your musical journey?
Justin: As a young boy I borrowed the “Stevie Ray Vaughn Live at the El Mocambo”. I haven’t been able to put my guitar down since.
Fabian: I grew up with music around me. I grew up in a large family of musicians in the maritime of Canada. I enjoy helping people. I believe music is the number one source of healing energies, emotional distress, and brings people together in harmony.

What can music fans expect from your show? Will you be playing or releasing any new music?
Justin: People can expect a sense of intimacy and truth. Perhaps even surprise as well as a temptation to tap a foot.
Fabian: Groovy, organic beats and sounds using only acoustic guitars. Bilingual Canadian poetic lyrics. Unique yet familiar compositions in dynamic arrangements. Listenerscan expect to be taken for a musical journey.

What artists are you hoping to catch during this year’s Cityfolk and Marvest?
Justin: Looking forward to catching, Jack Johnson, Nathaniel Ratliff
Fabian: Very much looking forward to Jack Johnson, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Amanda Marshall, Father John Misty, Broken Social Scene, Danielle Allard and Matt Mayes. I am also looking forward to hearing these other artists I haven’t heard before.

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