Published Nov 01, 2010Never one to stop working, Weakerthans frontman John K. Samson has been exceptionally busy as of late. Aside from his ongoing solo project, the Weakerthans recently teamed up with Jim Bryson for a new LP. Somehow, Samson has also found a way to squeeze one more project into 2010: the Correction Line Ensemble. Along with Samson, the ensemble include cellist Leanne Zacharias, violinist Cristina Zacharias, percussionist Ed Reigel, singer-songwriter Christine Fellows and composer Robert Honstein.
As Honstein explains on his website, "We represent a wide range of musical backgrounds – composer, classically trained instrumentalist, rock star, songwriter, baroque specialist, freelance percussionist – and together we try to make music that synthesizes these backgrounds into something greater than the sum of our parts."
The Correction Line Ensemble performed a series of shows in Manitoba in January of this year (see below). At those events, they played new arrangements of some of Sampson and Fellows' solo work alongside a Bach chorale and other classical pieces.
Those who weren't fortunate enough to catch the show can check out the Correction Line Ensemble on their upcoming Canadian tour, which includes dates in Ontario, Quebec and, of course, Manitoba. The group have also stops in New York and Austin planned.
11/16 Toronto, ON - The Great Hall
11/17 Guelph, ON - Dublin St. United Church
11/18 London, ON - Aeolian Hall
11/19 Wakefield, QC - The Blacksheep Inn
11/20 Montreal, QC - Cabaret du Mile End
11/23 Manitou, MB - Manitou Opera House
11/24 Winnipeg, MB - First Lutheran Church
11/26 Brandon, MB - Lorne Watson Recital Hall
12/5 New York, NY - Carnegie Hall
4/9 Austin, TX - Fast Forward