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Concert tour rolling down the river to Winnipeg

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ONCE again, a group of Manitoba musicians find themselves up the creek -- with a paddle, plus all their instruments and enough food and gear for a 14-day concert tour from Brandon to Winnipeg.

The second annual Assiniboine River Music Armada, featuring local hypno-alt-folk quartet TWIN, shoves off Sunday.

The paddle-powered tour will begin with a 6 p.m. launch concert at Trees Blood Farm in Brandon and end in Winnipeg at the River Barge Festival at The Forks at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 19.

Along the way, TWIN will give five free performances: Spruce Woods Provincial Park (Aug. 7); Fairholme Colony (Aug. 9); Long Plains Fire Hall (Aug. 10); Portage La Prairie Island Park bandstand (Aug. 11); and a wrap-up show at Winnipeg's Graffiti Gallery at 8 p.m. on Aug. 14 ($8 cover charge).

TWIN (David Fort, David Enns, Lesley Brown and Ally Leenhouts) will be joined on stage during those musical pit stops by other Manitoban acts, including post-garage rock duo Vampires, singer-songwriter Logan McKillop, avant-garde experimentalists Philia, songstress Eva Klassen and Brandon folk act Sebastian Owl.

Canoe enthusiast and TWIN singer-songwriter David Fort called last year's event a huge success, if not in the financial sense.

"Quite honestly, the tour didn't bring in a lot of money," says the 33-year-old Winnipegger, "but it did bring in a lot of food and laughter and sharing. And bottom line, you're getting a real canoe trip."

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