Moncton based photographer Craig Norris is launching a photo book about the Evolve Music Festival, which in 2010 was voted “Canada’s best music festival” by CBC listeners. The book launch is being supported by a touring photo exhibit that will make stops in Saint John, Fredericton, Moncton and Halifax. The tour includes musical performances by Ben Caplan, Jonah Haché, and DijiDale. The Sheepdogs, recently featured on the cover of Rolling Stone, may also be making making an appearance (more details below).

The Halifax opening is being held at Viewpoint Gallery, on Saturday, December 3rd, from 7:30pm to midnight.

Book Description: The book, which is titled “Three Sunrises: Evolve Twenty Eleven”, is a photo documentary about the 2011 edition of the Evolve Music Festival. This hardcover book is 155 pages long, and includes 75 full page, full colour photos. This is a limited edition book, only 500 copies will be printed, and each copy will be signed and numbered by the photographer. The books will retail for $34.95 plus tax, and can be pre-ordered online at
People that the book on the website will get an 8x12 print at the exhibit for FREE. A PDF preview of the book can also be downloaded from the website.

Exhibit Description: Thirty framed photos will be on display at each event, and are available for purchase. All prints are signed and numbered, prices range from $19.95 $124.99 depending on size (framing service is also available).

Sheepdog Performance: Saskatoon Rockers The Sheepdogs, made famous by their recent appearance on the cover of Rolling Stone, are also rumored to be preforming.
According to event organizer Craig Norris: “We have extended an open invitation to The Sheepdogs to play a three or four song acoustic set at exhibits in Fredericton, Moncton, and Halifax. The band is not able to confirm their attendance at this time, but we do know they are open to the idea.”

The stars just might align for the Moncton based photographer: The Sheepdogs played Evolve 2011, a photo of the band appears in the book, and the exhibits coincide perfectly with Sheepdog shows in Fredericton, Moncton, and Halifax.

According to Norris: “At this point we just have to keep our fingers crossed and hope the guys can fit an appearance into their busy tour schedule. The events are going to be a blast either way, but an appearance by The Sheepdogs would be magical.”


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