April Verch

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Concert Preview in Frederick News-Post

A wonderful preview for our concert for New Spire Arts in Frederick, MD on October 8 in the Frederick News-Post!

Feature on #CBCJunos5050 Series

Honoured to be part of the amazing #CBCJunos5050 celebration which kicked off today! Alan Neal interviewed 50 artists from the Ottawa area (gosh, I’m in good company!) for this special series, journeying through five decades of the Ottawa music scene!

Midwest Theater Concert Preview in Star-Herald

Here’s a preview for April & Cody’s concert at the Midwest Theater in Scottsbluff, NE (May 7, 2021) as part of their 75th Anniversary Celebrations!  Click HERE to open a PDF of the Star-Herald interview.

Feature on “Sounds Atlantic” Radio & Podcast

Huge thanks to my pal Ron Moores, for featuring me on his “Back 40” and “Sounds Atlantic” programs. We chatted all about “Top of the Hill” and more & you can hear it now!

“Top of the Hill” review in Germany’s FolkWorld

Thanks to Tom Keller for reviewing Top of the Hill in his article Folk for Kidz in Germany’s FolkWorld publication.  You can read it (and about other great children’s albums) HERE.

Eganville Leader feature

Huge thanks, as always, to Ottawa Valley treasure The Eganville Leader for featuring us to celebrate the release of “Top of the Hill”!  Read the article HERE (opens PDF.)

AVB featured on “To the Moon and Back” TV show

Through performance & interview, a 30 minute enjoyable journey with April and her band, recorded live at the Wild Rose Moon in Plymouth, Indiana.

String Fever COVID Diary Feature

Today was the debut of “String Fever COVID Diaries” for North Country Public Radio hosted by my friend Barb Heller. I was pleased to be featured and look forward to hearing everyone else’s diary as the series continues!  Have a listen to the shorter interview HERE or the full length version HERE.

Ozark Highlands Radio feature

I was pleased to take part in an Ozark Highlands Radio special episode, where featured artists discuss the Covid-19 pandemic.

Feature in Songlines July 2020 Issue

Thanks to Songlines UK & Jim Hickson for helping me celebrate “20 Years of Touring” by featuring me in this month’s magazine! Available now :)

#HockeyTownHangouts for City of Pembroke

Watch me take part in the city of Pembroke, Ontario’s “Hockey Town Hangouts” presented by HGS Canada as part of a special “home coming” episode!

Jam with us!

Let’s share a tune!  Our friend Barb Heller, host of “String Fever Bluegrass” on North Country Public Radio, has a great jam series as part of her show and she invited Cody & I to host a session! Grab your instruments and play along with us on “Mississippi Sawyer.”

JUNO article in Eganville Leader

Thanks to Terry Fleurie for this great article regarding the JUNO nomination in the Ottawa Valley’s “Eganville Leader.”

Featured “archive” segment on CBC’s “Our Ottawa”

CBC’s “Our Ottawa” included April’s JUNO nomination in their archive segment and show a few nice clips from 1998 when she was recording an album with Calvin Vollrath.  The show airs on CBC Television Sat/Sun at Noon + Mon 11am or at THIS LINK (April’s segment begins just after the 30 minute mark.) Enjoy!

“Once A Day” on CBC’s “All in a Day”

April chats with Alan Neal about her JUNO nomination for “Once A Day!” Alan dug up some great old clips and April speaks candidly about her career and singing! Listen HERE.

Bringing down the Moon

Thanks to the Pilot News for the great preview of April’s concert at Wild Rose Moon in Plymouth, Indian in February 2020.  Read the article HERE.

2020 JUNO Award Nominee

What an honour! My new album “Once A Day” has been nominated for Best Traditional Roots Album of the Year at the 2020 JUNO Awards!

Comox Valley Record Article re: JUNO

Thanks to Mike Chouinard at the Comox Valley Record for the great article on Doug Cox, the producer of “Once A Day” and our 2020 JUNO Award nomination!

The Daily Record

Wooster’s The Daily Record previewed AVB’s Jan 19, 2020 performance for the Wayne County Historical Society in this great article!

Best of 2019 Albums

I can’t believe we are already near enough the end of the year for this to be happening, but I’m honoured all the same!