April Verch, Annie Lou, and Cara Luft are all acclaimed artists on the Canadian musical landscape. Each has forged her own path of deep connection to traditional North Americana – branches on the same tree, grown up from the roots and reaching up and out in different directions. Now they are coming together to twine those branches and bring audiences a dynamic and masterful program of extraordinary songwriting, intricate harmonies, fiddle and banjo, guitar and dance. In the fall of 2018, Annie Lou had the opportunity to perform as a guest on Verch’s tour of Ontario. The musical sparks flew, and brought the inspiration for further collaboration. Enter Cara Luft, and Heartship was born, bringing together the considerable talents of three superb musicians and songwriters. Heartship – the vessel for the heart’s passage through the best and the worst of times, carried on the winds of music and dance.