LUKE DOUCET

As a landmark singer-songwriter in the Canadian indie landscape, Doucet has made his name as a first-rate guitarist and creative force. Now, as one-half of Whitehorse, the duo formed with Melissa McClelland, Doucet has reached new career heights, with a growing catalogue of “futuristic roots rock” and a reputation for pushing boundaries. Whitehorse has brought out new musical sides of Doucet, who is now seen behind the drum kit as often as shredding one of his guitars. Leave No Bridge Unburned was just announced on the Polaris Long List. Doucet comes to Interstellar Rodeo as one third of the Interstellar All Stars lineup, alongside Kathleen Edwards and Joel Plaskett.

 

KATHLEEN EDWARDS

Kathleen Edwards’ work has celebrated the many pleasures of survival and reinvention, all with a seductively quiet strength. A musical raconteur, lyrical poet, and gifted performer, the music of Kathleen Edwards is beautifully honed artistry. An enviable catalogue full of bonafide hits brought international recognition, regular appearances on late night TV, awards prestige and worldwide fans. Edwards is currently on indefinite hiatus from recording and touring and has poured her energy into Quitters Coffee, a café in Stittsville, Ontario. She appears at Interstellar Rodeo as one third of the Interstellar All Stars lineup, alongside Luke Doucet and Joel Plaskett.

 

JOEL PLASKETT

Joel Plaskett, “Dartmouth’s King of Canrock” (Exclaim), has proven he can be all things to everybody with a career that spans more than 20 years, numerous acclaimed albums, and a live show that can’t be beat. From the days Thrush Hermit to his band the Emergency to solo efforts, Joel delivers music marked by his unique turns of phrase and tuneful touch. His most recent album, Park Avenue Sobriety Test, was just announced on the Polaris Long List. Plaskett joins Luke Doucet and Kathleen Edwards for the Interstellar All Stars performance.