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Gig Pick: The Acorn at St. Alban’s Church – 04.22.17

By Greggory Clark on April 19, 2017

The Acorn will perform seminal album Glory Hope Mountain to coincide with a 10th anniversary re-issue on Paper Bag Records.

Led by songwriter Rolf-Carlos Klausener, The Acorn will perform Glory Hope Mountain front to back with live video projections by Hard Science and featuring special guest musicians from Ohbijou, FET.NAT, Scattered Clouds, The Holy Gasp, Fevers, plus Glory Hope Mountain album alumni.

Lauded by music critics when released in 2007, Glory Hope Mountain is a biographical concept album which recounts the remarkable life of Klausener’s mother, Gloria Esperanza Montoya, a Honduran refugee who overcame surreal and traumatic challenges before fleeing to Montreal in 1972. Based on months of conversations with his mother, Klausener wrote 12 songs which, inspired by experimental folk and the indigenous music of Honduras, The Acorn recorded in Ottawa during the winter and spring of 2007.

Both Glory Hope Mountain (2007) as well as The Acorn’s most recent album Vieux Loup (2015) were nominated for the Polaris Music Prize.

The special anniversary tour has already been to Toronto, Kingston, and Montreal, and ends with a hometown show on Saturday April 22 at St. Alban’s Church.

The Acorn play at St. Alban’s Church (454 King Edward) on Saturday April 22 at 8pm. Tickets cost $10 online or $15 at the door (all ages). 

Win tickets: Apt613 will give a pair of tickets to one lucky reader. Leave a comment below with the title of your favourite track on Glory Hope Mountain. The winner will be contacted by email following a random draw at noon on Friday April 21.