John K Samson – Frontman for The Weakerthans
Tickets on sale Friday, September 6, 10 a.m. A special online-only presale takes place Thursday, September 5, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., with an exclusive password from the Jade Presents app.
John K. Samson is a talk-singing sober leftist vegetarian Quaker from Winnipeg, Treaty One Territory, where he lives with his partner and fellow songwriter, Christine Fellows. Since 1997, John has written four full-length albums for his band, The Weakerthans, and two solo records, Provincial (2012), and Winter Wheat (2016). John is currently playing solo shows, where he performs selections from all six of these releases (available on Epitaph/ANTI Records), along with new material.
Fellows finds music in sounds we tend to take for granted: the voices of the people we love, the sounds of the spaces we move through as part of our daily lives. Alternately delicate and rousing, her songs shed light on characters that tend to be overlooked and isolated, those whose struggles and triumphs are difficult to quantify. Many of her characters are women, an intentional focus that she has continued through seven solo albums that highlight the vivid interior lives of pigeon-fanciers, shut-ins, runaways and solitary travelers in wintery northlands. In November 2018, she released her seventh solo album Roses on the Vine (Vivat Virtute).
Tickets are available online at JadePresents.com, by calling (866) 300-8300, or in person at the Tickets300 box office (302 N. University Drive; open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday), Fargo Brewing Company Taproom (610 N University Drive*), and Fargo Brewing Ale House (4445 17th Avenue S*). *Hours vary by day, please visit FargoBrewing.com.