CrossCurrents Café presents: Shawna Caspi
Shawna Caspi is a mighty singer, a fingerstyle guitarist, a story sculptor, and a truth teller.
Shawna Caspi performs solo, but there’s a whole band under her fingertips. A mighty singer, a story sculptor, and a truth teller, she has toured across Canada and the USA and believes in poetry and the power of one person and one instrument, accompanying herself with a remarkable lyrical fingerpicking guitar style. Shawna loves the landscapes of her travels and while weaving them into her songs, she has also been portraying them on canvases, painting one-of-a-kind works of art inspired by the rich scenery she sees on tour.
Shawna’s fourth album, Forest Fire, released in September 2017, is a collection of songs about burning things down and building them up again.
“Some musicians make songwriting sound less of a craft and more of a life affirming obsession. Caspi’s compositions stand out as beautiful, complex and intricate even in an increasingly crowded folk scene.” – NOW Magazine
“Shawna taps into her Canadian folk roots to share songs with beauty, humor and a keen eye for the world around her. Add to the fact that she is a classically trained guitarist with a stunning voice, and you have an artist that is destined to be an important artist on the folk circuit.” – Ron Olesko, Sing Out! Magazine
“Shawna’s songs have a way of making you feel at home, no matter where you are.” – Lynda Norman, Executive Director, Kelowna Arts Council
CrossCurrents Caledon was created in the Spring of 2015 by a group of roughly a dozen volunteers, with the goal of bringing together quality musical performers and attentive, enthusiastic audiences. In our first two years, we have presented concerts as diversified as Irish/Celtic, Canadian Folk, Cuban Traditional, Neuvo Flamenco, French Gypsy Jazz, Bluegrass, Nigerian, Russian, Jewish Klezmer, Classical and much more, with many exciting, exotic and unique performances to come. Admission is always free, and performers are paid via donations to our tip jar. We offer baked goods as well as tea/coffee/water and free parking.