The pair left snowbound Winnipeg behind on December 29th, and hopped on the VIA Rail train, entertaining the pants off the passengers with a ballin' New Years Party on board. Next stop was Vancouver's Railway Club for a rousing and raucous performance on Jan. 1. That surefire morning-after cure saw Gatin partnering with Vancouver’s own Accordion Noir Festival to promote a local accordion-based radio show and highlight Gatin's own style of gypsy-French café accordion. Three tour stops on Vancouver Island were followed by another Vancouver gig before train-hopping to Jasper and Edmonton.
“The train was always something that intrigued me, growing up in small town Saskatchewan, listening to the sound of the train every night before falling asleep," says Gatin. "I wanted to try to integrate my music with my travel, and the train seemed like the perfect way, and fortunately VIA Rail was into the idea too.”
Gatin now returns home to start work on her new album and prep for a Toronto showcase at Canadian Music Fest in March. Gatin is already receiving attention for her upcoming album, releasing one of her new tracks exclusively to Exclaim! online. Before she hides herself away, Gatin will be performing on Jan. 22 at The Exchange Community Church in Winnipeg, MB as part of Twin's new EP release party. This evening will also be a screening of Los Angeles filmmaker Thea Lucia Mercouffer's short films and Delf Gravert, a Winnipeg film maker and photographer, will be showing photos from this past summers Assiniboine River Music Armada.
Ingrid Gatin "How Did I Get So":
"An amalgamation of stirring lyrics, haunting harmonies and distinctive instrumentation. She will lure you in with her unassuming vocals, will hold you in with her mind-boggling musicality and will leave you with your own gypsy soul laid bare... one to watch in the landscape of Canadian music." – Beatroute
"Ingrid Gatin is like a soulful, blues-like Emily Haines...her show will surely make you feel like you're in the streets of Paris." – BeyondRobson
ABOUT INGRID GATIN: Ingrid Gatin makes eclectic beautiful. Reaching top 20 on Earshot Charts across Canada, Ingrid is taking Canada by storm. She recently wrapped her journey across Canada on the epic Trash Can Romance Tour in support of her latest album Broken Tambourine. The 28 tour stops included more than 12 in Ontario alone, not to mention inspired in-the-moment collaborations with artists of all disciplines along the way. Ingrid’s multi-disciplinary focus has evolved quite naturally as she’s been working in many kinds of art: teaching visual and performance art to children in Winnipeg at the Graffiti Gallery and collaborating with artists to create one-of-a kind shows with visuals, dance, and the fusion of many styles of music. Touring by train, writing music in a cabin in the woods, and making art in the Exchange District of Winnipeg all are influences that can be heard in the sounds of Ingrid's music. With accordion, piano, vocals, handclaps, foot-stomps, and tambourine, Ingrid has crafted her own eclectic and beautiful sound in the indie/roots music genre.
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