VENUE: Grayslake Heritage Center
You will come to listen, and walk away singing. Gathering Sparks is the graceful collision of Eve Goldberg and Jane Lewis—musical friends who blend tight harmonies, finely crafted songs, and a love of participatory singing to create an intimate and uplifting experience. Their inclusive approach embraces folk, pop, blues and gospel influences tastefully played on acoustic guitar, piano, accordion, and ukulele.
With their infectious mix of styles and compelling vocal blend, Gathering Sparks has been making some big waves. Their debut 6-song CD was nominated for a 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, and they have quickly become an audience favourite.
Whether they are belting it out acapella style, tugging on your heartstrings with a folky original, crooning a jazzy swing tune, or getting into the spirit with a gospel-inflected singalong, Gathering Sparks performances make fans out of listeners with their stellar harmonies and fine musicianship.
"Phenomenal songs binding the individual skills of its members together as one with rich, honeyed harmonies." — Eric G. Thom, Penguin Eggs Magazine
Their new album “All That’s Real” was released on Borealis Records in September 2019. The song, “Bringing in the Light,” has been recognized with a 2019 Folk Music Ontario “Songs From the Heart” Award, and was the #1 song for the month of December 2019.
CONCERT OPENER: CATH KASMER
Opening the evening for Eve and Jane is the truly talented and unassuming Cath Kasmer. A long-time club member, Cath is an inspired interpreter of traditional songs, accompanying herself with fluid Travis-style picking on her jumbo guitar. She draws on blues, gospel, and british folk traditions and always delivers her songs with a sweet voice and a graceful hand.