OFF THE RAILS is a new live music series in St. Thomas presented by 331arts. For the second installment on Saturday, April 13, the Sarah Smith Band will take the stage with very special guests The Marrieds. Sarah sells out concert halls and venues across Ontario and beyond. As space is limited in this amazing, intimate venue, we suggest you get your tickets early!
SARAH SMITH: There are few artists who exude the depth of passion, spirit and talent as London, Ontario’s Sarah Smith does on a stage or in a recording studio. Music is more than a vocation for Smith: it is her calling. The combination of her extraordinary personal magnetism, breathtakingly emotive voice and empowering music has created an impressive following of devoted fans and true buzz on the Canadian independent music scene.
Smith lives music, loves music – it imbues every fibre of her being and the result of this all-encompassing devotion to her craft is a catalogue of compelling songs that are deeply personal and revelatory, and mesmerizing in their soul-bearing sincerity – especially in a live setting.
THE MARRIEDS: Jane Carmichael (vocals, ukulele) and Kevin Kennedy (vocals, guitar) are indeed a married couple. They became The Marrieds in December of 2010, when they posted three snow day songs on YouTube during London’s infamous “Snowmageddon” of that year. The songs were viewed over 10,000 times in just a few days, and captured the attention of CBC radio, which made them the Sound of the Day across Canada.
The Marrieds are known for their “folk-country sound filled with playful lyrics and sweet harmonies” (Lori Mastronardi, The London FreePress). They have played for audiences across Canada, winning praise for their songwriting, performances, and charm. They have shared the stage with luminaries including Kathleen Edwards, Rose Cousins, Bahamas, Danny Michel, Lennie Gallant, Ian Thomas, Tommy Cash, Fluke Holland, and many others.