Kitimat’s music scene is poised for a heartfelt infusion of indie-folk with Anna and Regan Luth Nov. 17. Known for their vocal harmonies and the blend of guitar and electric violin, the married couple, who hail from New Westminster, BC, distinguish themselves with compelling compositions that articulate the nuances of life’s ebb and flow.
Anna and Regan’s musical partnership is a journey that extends beyond their marital ties, having come together over a shared love for melody and verse. They have consistently graced various stages, capturing hearts with their involvement in different projects, most notably with their band, The Crescent Sky.
Now embarking on this solo project, the duo are able to reflect more poignantly on their personal lived experiences.
“There’s a lot of common themes with our harmonies and heavy vocals,” Regan says. “With these songs, this project, it’s not your traditional guitar and violin. We try to mix it up and get creative with the instrumentation with different sounds and styles.”
The duo’s music is woven with threads of melancholy and joy, reminiscent of artists like Joni Mitchell, while also carrying contemporary influences from groups like Fleet Foxes and the latter offerings of Feist. Their sound is both a reflection of bygone eras and the present day, appealing to a wide spectrum of folk aficionados.
Their performances are often described as inviting and intimate, creating a sense of communal warmth akin to a gathering in one’s living room.
“Our goal is to provide a space for people to listen to new, original Canadian music… plus some covers of songs people will know,” Regan said. “There will be some stories thrown in, but ultimately it’s just a nice musical, listening experience.”
The Kitimat show, presented by the Kitimat Concert Association, is a special, one-off performance for Anna and Regan, but they will be returning to the north this spring for a broader tour.
The show starts at 7:30 pm on Friday, Nov. 17 at the Mount Elizabeth Theatre. Tickets are available at Bradley’s Bat and Tackle or at the door for $25 ($20 for children under 12).