In The Dead Of Winter Announces Pre-festival Warm-up Show

(Halifax, NS) – Like the calm before the storm, there is the show “Before the Dead Of Winter.” At the In The Dead Of Winter (IDOW) Society we like to think of the coldest and darkest winter months as romantic, heart warming, and the best time to cozy up with pals beside the fiery timbers. It is in that spirit that IDOW is hosting “Before the Dead Of Winter,” with IDOW alumni Steve Lambke and Gianna Lauren, and one of IDOW’s 2017 Emerging Spotlight artists, Kurt Inder, at Halifax’s coolest new venue The Timber Lounge, December 18, 2016.

Steven Lambke (Constantines, Baby Eagle) is bringing the thoughtful, quiet and gentle songs of his newest album, Days of Heaven, to the woodstove-heated stage at The Timber Lounge in Halifax. Joining him will be former Halifax denizen and always favourite folk / pop singer-songwriter Gianna Lauren (Forward Music Group). Opening support will be local (by way of Newfoundland) bedroom-pop crooner Kurt Inder, who’s 2015 effort, Soft Things, made the 2016 Polaris Music Prize Long Long List.

In The Dead of Winter (IDOW) festival is an acoustic-based music festival held annually in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the last weekend of January (January 19 – 22 2017), and in Wakefield, Quebec on the second weekend in February (February 5 – 7, 2017). The Halifax festival began in 2006 at the legendary Khyber Club with one small stage and eleven artists. The Wakefield festival began soon after, in 2009, at the Black Sheep Inn.

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Presented by In The Dead Of Winter Society:
December 18, 2016
Doors @ 7:30pm,
$8.00 advance, $10 day of show. Limited presale tickets are available at
The Timber Lounge, 2712 Agricola Street, Halifax, NS (19+)

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