The Land Down Under arrives in Ottawa with Xavier Rudd show
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Monday, 26 November 2012 16:53
Anyone who has ever seen Xavier Rudd live can attest to this musician's incredible talent. As if playing the didgeridoo, one of the most difficult instruments out there, wasn't enough, Rudd also sings, plays an elaborate drum set and even dabbles with numerous guitars strewn about on stage. Luckily for those who travel to Ontario, Rudd will hit the stage at the Bronson Centre in Ottawa Tuesday, December 4 - just in time for the holidays.
While some critics have compared Rudd to the likes of island rockers like Jack Johnson and Ben Harper, he stands out on his own because of his husky vocals and one-man-band mentality. Unlike Johnson and Harper, who only play the guitar, Rudd is a multi-faceted musician who is constantly coming up with new ways to make unique sounds. During his live shows, Rudd typically has three didgeridoos on stage (he plays each at least once), a slide guitar on his lap, banjos, harmonicas and percussion instruments he can play with his feet while his hands and mouth are busy.
For his show at the Bronson Centre, Rudd will be preceded by Good Old War, a Los Angeles-based band that is quickly becoming a much-loved sensation in the indie rock and contemporary folk scene.