Four international songwriters join together to create a powerful and intimate show filled with harmony, honesty and storytelling: Benjamin James Caldwell, Dominique Fricot, Olaf Caarls and Pieter Van Vliet.Once upon a time live roadshows were a staple of the music industry with the likes of Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and Buddy Holly setting out on the road together to fill up community halls and theatres across North America. For years, friends Olaf Caarls (Long Conversations) and Benjamin James Caldwell (Broken Down Suitcase) fantasized of reviving this concept across Europe with each act performing a handful of songs before banding together for a grand finale, offering a diverse and exciting show to each audience.
Finally the stars aligned with the interest and subsequent addition of Canadian folk pop artist Dominique Fricot and the brilliant up-and-coming Dutch songwriter Pieter Van Vliet (Port of Call). With all on board they set out on a rigorous tour in the fall of 2014 playing a head-spinning 30 something shows across 7 European countries in little over a month. Moving as they did from street corner to theatre, from bar to living room, the four gentlemen of the Folk Road Show mastered the art of transforming a large club into an intimate venue; making your living room feel like Carnegie Hall.
Despite having never been in the same room until one hour before their first show, Caldwell, Van Vliet, Caarls and Fricot immediately started collaborating on each other’s songs, joining in for backing vocals and extra guitar or banjo parts. The result is a mesmerizing show, what Ben Wysocki of the Grammy nominated and Billboard Chart topping band “The Fray” described as “The closest you’ll get to seeing Crosby Stills Nash and Young in the comfort of your living room”.
Your living room is Medici’s on Thursday July 28 for the sweetest summer sounds you’ll ever hear. This show is selling very quickly and as you know we have limited seating, so get your ticket quick for only $25. We have planned seating and will open our doors at 6:30 and Folk Road Show will take the stage and open your hearts at 7:30…Medici’s at 522 Fairview Road in Oliver..250-498-2228