Based in Montreal, Mark Berube has been active on the Canadian folk and world music scene for 10 years now. In November, he released his fifth album Russian Dolls which was done in collaboration with cellist Kristina Koropecki. I reviewed the album for Prairie Dog and remember it being fairly orchestral and atmospheric.

Tonight he’s in town to play a show at the Artful Dodger. So we’ll have an opportunity to see how those songs translate live. To close, here’s the video for the first single off Russian Dolls called “Carnival”: