When you see Ottawa Valley native April Verch perform, the first thing that strikes you is the pure energy that infuses her fiddle playing and stepdancing. When you listen to her though, what draws you in are more subtle things-her soulful voice, the finely detailed elegance of her fiddle phrasing and the depth of a repertoire that ranges from traditional roots tunes, bluegrass melodies, jazz-influenced compositions and country-tinged vocals. April studied music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, has released seven recordings to date (one being nominated for a JUNO) and is the first and only woman to win both the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion and the Canadian Open Fiddle Champion titles. The April Verch Band (www.aprilverch.com) tours tirelessly around the world. This trio has established a reputation as consummate performers who inevitably bring audiences to their feet everywhere they go!