Pick of the Day: Jenn Grant

I'm not absolutely sure that Jenn Grant (pictured) is headlining this gig at the Exchange tonight. Based out of Halifax, the PEI-born Grant is regarded as an artist on the rise in Canada. After this gig, in fact, she'll be heading out to Vancouver to perform as part of the Cultural Olympiad.

Tonight, though, she's playing on a bill with Jason Plumb & the Willing. More than just local favourites, Plumb and his bandmates are top-notch musicians in their own right with a musical pedigree dating back, in Plumb's case anyway, to the late '80s and his group The Waltons. Like Grant, they too will be performing in Vancouver as part of the Cultural Olympiad.

Regardless of which order they play, Regina music fans are in for a treat. Tix are only $10 too, which is insanely cheap.

When I went to YouTube to look for a song by Grant to feature here, I had my choice of several. For some reason (actually, for a particular reason which will become clear tomorrow when the Feb. 11 issue of prairie dog hits the streets) I chose "Heartbreaker" off her 2009 CD Echoes. (YouTube)

If you're from around here, you've almost certainly seen Jason Plumb & the Willing play before. To refresh your memory, here's the trailer for their 2009 DVD Alive and Willing. (YouTube)

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