Cowichan Performing Arts Centre presents

April Verch and Pharis & Jason Romero with special guest Annie Lou

“April Verch is not only charming but also undeniably diverse”- No Depression

“The Romero’s bring sublime vocal harmonies that blend and intertwine effortlessly” - NPR Music

“There is magic here: superior picking, excellent rhythm work, impressive and whimsical lyrics.” - Country Standard Time

Join singer, step dancer and one of the most esteemed fiddlers of her generation, April Verch along with the hauntingly beautiful vintage country harmonies of Pharis & Jason Romero and the deep-rooted lyrical music from special guest Annie Lou for a night of diverse folk melodies from some of Canada’s most prolific folk-music performers.


Described as almost superhuman, April Verch flawlessly intertwines different performative elements as she stepdances while fiddling, sings while stepdancing and sometimes she sings, steps and fiddles all at once with ease and precision.


Also headlining is the JUNO award-winning country duo Pharis & Jason Romero taking listeners deep into the beautiful world of old-time country and bluegrass with heartbreaking harmonies.


Special guest Annie Lou is a critically-acclaimed songstress that delivers beautifully creative songs with warm, evocative, sweet tones with raw, deeply-felt emotion.

Cowichan Performing Arts Centre - Spring 2018 Brochure