Vancouver quintet the Fugitives might seem more appropriate at the folk fest than the fringe fest. Their hour-long unplugged acoustic set is about the music (also spoken-word poetry ... oh, and some smartass repartee).
Count yourself lucky to see them here. The MTC venue allows a much cleaner, austere aural setting, as opposed to a folk fest stage where your fellow audience members would likely be chatting loudly and the noise from other stages may pull you out of your Fugitives groove.
Though the Fugitives may be more dynamic is a smaller setting, they really sound wonderful on the big stage as they play as a band or paired off in multiple iterations. The musical emphasis is on music from their latest CD, titled coincidentally, Eccentrically We Love.
— Randall King
From the official Fringe Festival program:
"A surprising auditory experience blending elements of bluegrass, jazz, folk and spoken word" - Uniter
"A hypnotic and swirling mix of voice and music that straddles the line between traditional songwriting and poetry" - Vue
"The Fugitives are capable of achieving dizzying, Arcade Fire-ish crescendos, replete with parallel melodies, complex harmonies and brimming torrents of emotion" – Uptown Magazine
5 STARS - CBC
A - Uptown Magazine
RECOMMENDED: General Audience
MTC Mainstage (Venue 1), to Friday
Under 5 not admitted.