Saturday, June 23 @ 10:40pm
Old Market Square
Singer/songwriter. Internationally-renowned guitarist. Producer. Solo artist. Member of the JUNO Award-winning band, The Bros. Landreth. A lifelong musician, there are few roles Ariel Posen hasn't played. Although born in Winnipeg, Posen spent much of his childhood on the road, traveling from show to show with his musician parents. He began playing guitar at 9 years old, kicking off a career that eventually found him traveling the globe for his own gigs, including shows as a member of the JUNO Award-winning roots-rock band, The Bros. Landreth.
An all-star instrumentalist and autobiographical songwriter, Posen explores the sounds he was raised on — including rootsy blues and R&B — while making room for influences like The Beatles, Jimmie Vaughan, Prince, Stevie Wonder, and Bill Withers, to name a few. "The guitar is a tool to get the music out," he says. "Always serve the song first. Otherwise, you're just playing an instrument."