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Indie-folk band has powerhouse sound

Adrian Chalifour, centre, performs with his band Towers and Trees at the Corner Lounge Saturday (Jan. 26). - Brett Reid Photo
Adrian Chalifour, centre, performs with his band Towers and Trees at the Corner Lounge Saturday (Jan. 26).
— image credit: Brett Reid Photo

What started as two people recording an album ended with a collaboration of nine musicians.

Adrian Chalifour enlisted the help of his friend Ben Lubberts to record an album in his apartment. Then slowly more musicians started coming on board and it became a nine-piece band. The collaboration began Towers and Trees, a self-described indie-folk powerhouse band.

“The people that have come to this project – everyone is an accomplished musician and artist in their own right and it allowed us to achieve a richness and intensity in sound on stage,” said Chalifour.

The band’s debut album Broken Record  weaves a tale of love, redemption and searching for a home.

Towers and Trees performs with special guest Greg Drummond at the Corner Lounge Saturday (Jan. 26) 9:30 p.m. Admission is $10.

The performance  features five musicians: Chalifour, Andrea Lubberts, Donovan Rush, Dave Zellinsky and Jesse Boland. Chalifour said different musicians take the stage for performances but the sound is still preserved. The musicians wanted to ensure that playing music remained fun and didn’t want to put pressure on people to be at every performance because many are musicians with other commitments.

Chalifour said Drummond, who is a guest performer, meshes well with Tower and Trees’ sound.

“We each have a lot of compatibility,” he said.

For more information please go to www.facebook.com/tower sandtrees.

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