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Willie Thrasher & Linda Saddleback | Meg McLaughlin | Reader: Eva Crocker
Willie Thrasher & Linda Saddleback | Meg McLaughlin | Reader: Eva Crocker

Sat, Jun 08

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The Ship Pub

Willie Thrasher & Linda Saddleback | Meg McLaughlin | Reader: Eva Crocker

LV14 presents Willie Thrasher & Linda Saddleback (BC), Meg McLaughlin (NL), and reader Eva Crocker (NL) at The Ship.

Time & Location

Jun 08, 2024, 7:30 p.m.

The Ship Pub, 265 Duckworth St, St. John's, NL A1C 1G9, Canada

About the event

LV14 presents Willie Thrasher & Linda Saddleback (BC), Meg McLaughlin (NL), and reader Eva Crocker (NL) at The Ship.

Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm / $25 / 19+

Willie Thrasher is a gifted Inuk singer and songwriter living in Nanaimo, BC with his partner Linda Saddleback. Three of Thrasher’s songs appeared on the 2014 Grammy-nominated compilation, Native North America (Vol. 1), renewing interest in his and other Indigenous artists’ work. Thrasher’s powerful 1981 debut album, Spirit Child, which the 3 songs came from, was then reissued in 2015. Thrasher was born in Aklavik, Northwest Territories, in 1948 and at five years of age, Thrasher was taken from his family and sent to a residential school where he was forbidden to practice his Inuvialuit culture. Music was a way for Thrasher to escape the pain and longing. He has recorded both as a solo artist, and as a member of several bands, including The Cordells, and Red Cedar, with Morley Loon. Thrasher has advocated for Inuit and First Nations issues for much of his career. Today, Thrasher performs at home and around the world with his partner Linda Saddleback due to the global attention garnered by Native North America (Vol. 1). Wherever he may be, Willie Thrasher is a trailblazing troubadour with an Indigenous heartbeat sound. Below Willie and Linda perform one of his songs, “Wolves Don’t Live by the Rules”.

Based in St. John’s, NL, Meg is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist (The Mudflowers, Weary). Their music offers a fresh interpretation of Americana, blending country, alternative, and folk rock influences. With a focus on guitar-driven melodies and catchy motifs, Meg's introspective songwriting explores themes of longing, loving, and losing, delivering emotive and evocative storytelling through their music.

Eva Crocker is a freelance editor and author who grew up in Ktaqmkuk (Newfoundland). Her debut novel All I Ask was long-listed for the 2020 Giller Prize and won the 2020 BMO Winterset Award. Her short story collection Barreling Forward was shortlisted for Dayne Ogilvie Prize for Emerging LGBTQS2 Writers and the NLCU Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers. It won the Alistair MacLeod Award for Short Fiction and the CAA Emerging Author’s Award, and was a National Post Best Book. Her new novel Back in the Land of the Living was published by House of Anansi Press in August 2023.

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Tickets

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    Sale ends: Jun 08, 5:30 p.m.
    $21.25
    Tax: +$3.19 HST/GST+$0.61 service fee

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