Saturday, June 16, 2012
Day One of the Sweetwater 905 Festival is in the books. Eleven hours of non-stop performances, with visual art displays and horse-drawn public transit.
Of the many acts last night, a highlight for me was a trio from Prince George that performs under the name Glezhe Na'che.
As emcee I read out quite a few bios, but Glezhe Na'che's caught my eye, a bio that spoke not of genre or record labels but what happens along the way.
"Slow, low-key, and constantly searching for a melody. Waking from a dream to find that translation is not for the mind, but an exercise of the heart. Glezhe Na'che has been on a seemingly endless effort to find some peace and quiet; however, stumbling into a few hummable tunes during a sporadic and somewhat tumultuous road to enlightenment has yet to generate the desired outcome... Always the unsuspecting storyteller, Glezhe Na'che promises to sink or swim when under the watchful eye of the audience and his acoustic sets have the ability to do just that."