If you’re an expert on Manitoba geography, you might recognize the inspiration behind the name of this folk duo composed of Keri and Devin Latimer. Leaf Rapids is the name of a tiny town in northwest Manitoba that sprang up when Sherritt Gordon Mines discovered copper and zinc deposits in the area in 1969 and opened a mine.
At its peak in the late 1970s the town had a population of over 2300. That’s now dwindled to less than 500. Keri and Devin have roots in the area, and their new album Lucky Stars was inspired by ideas of isolation and wilderness.
On Sunday April 19 Leaf Rapids will be playing a show at the SCES Club. The show is being presented by Grassroots Regina, and the duo, who also play in the alt-country band Nathan, are touring with Grant Davidson who is performing under the name Slow Leaves. Keri, Devin and Grant will be sitting in on each other’s sets, and they’re also sharing a drummer.
The show’s at 8 p.m., and tickets are $15. Here’s video of Leaf Rapids performing their song “Healing Feeling”: