April Verch Band

April Verch Band
Shetland Folk Festival 2013 (Photo: Dale Smith)
Shetland Folk Festival 2013 (Photo: Dale Smith)
April Verch Back Cover (Photo: Parker J Pfister)
April Verch Front Cover (Photo: Parker J Pfister)
April Verch Head Shot (Photo: Parker J Pfister)
Womex 2013 Selection


A traditional instrumental selection
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  • country:Canada
  • region:North America
  • style(s):Roots, Appalachian Old Time
  • label:Slabtown Records
  • type:Band, Small Ensemble, Duo
  • gender:female
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
  • artist posted by:Near North Music

Line up

  • APRIL VERCH (Fiddle - Vocals - Ottawa Valley Stepdancing)
  • CODY WALTERS (Bass - Clawhammer Banjo - Vocals)


A WOMEX 2013 Official Showcase Selection, April Verch steps, sings, and fiddles with a fresh and feisty approach to deep North American traditions.

Touring the world to share songs from her milestone 10th album (The Newpart), Verch and her band - featuring bassist and clawhammer banjo player Cody Walters and guitarist and mandolinist Luke Chohany - keep the community-fired celebratory side of their traditional music at the forefront, honing a keen awareness of how to engage contemporary listeners.

At the heart lie Verch’s delicate voice, energetic footwork, and stunning playing, a trifecta of talents she brings together simultaneously to jaw-dropping effect. Even as she plays with the tradition she inherited in her native Ottawa Valley, Verch’s energetic and breathtaking performances speak to the heart of roots music with mature and reflective songwriting, interpreting, and storytelling.

Please visit the "contact" link listed below to see a list of the Agencies that represent April in each region.