A singer-songwriter of a certain calibre has more power than perhaps any other category of musician to take absolute control of a room. Canadian alt-country chanteuse Kathleen Edwards’ gut-wrenching, achingly-beautiful songcraft is a textbook example of this ability to spellbind and mesmerize. The Ottawa musician wields the combination of her gorgeous, sincere voice and haunting arrangements as a vehicle for her stunning lyrics, which are among the best in the biz. Her decade-long career has been, much like Julie Doiron’s, quietly brilliant and consistently awesome. And hey, you never know, maybe she’ll bring her BF, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, to town with her.
She’s playing Club One at 9pm. Tickets range from $32.99 to $37.99.