Episode #180: Kiana June Weber – Fiddle Player in Come From Away Musical Coming to the Fisher Theatre in Detroit, Formerly in BARRAGE and GAELIC STORM

Fresh is the Word Podcast - Episode #180: Kiana June Weber

EPISODE #180: KIANA JUNE WEBER – IN THIS EPISODE:

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Who’s our guest?
Kiana June Weber, a classically trained, Celtic fiddler born and raised in Chelsea, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan where she studied violin with Stephen Shipps. She previously performed with the violin-based ensemble Barrage and the Celtic band Gaelic Storm. Currently, Kiana June Weber plays the fiddle on the touring company of the Broadway musical Come From Away.

Why should you care?
Kiana June Weber shares with us her experiences with Come From Away, a musical based on a true story of 7,000 passengers diverted to a small town in Newfoundland for five days after the events of 9/11. She also tells about her upbringing in Michigan and attending the University of Michigan, along with her time in Barrage and Gaelic Storm. She shares her knowledge of the Celtic culture in North America and why she has always been drawn to it.

Where to purchase tickets?
Come From Away comes to the Fisher Theatre in Detroit from 11/1-11/13. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit broadwayindetroit.com.

Follow Kiana June Weber:
Web: kianajune.com
Instagram: instagram.com/kianajuneweber
Twitter: twitter.com/kianajuneweber
Facebook: facebook.com/kianajuneweber

Follow Come From Away:
Web: comefromaway.com
Facebook: facebook.com/ComeFromAway
Twitter: twitter.com/wecomefromaway
Instagram: instagram.com/wecomefromaway
YouTube: youtube.com/comefromaway

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Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier has been an online advocate for Detroit hip-hop, electronic, and rock music for over a decade now. As a tastemaker in the Detroit scene, he writes about the city's music and culture through various forms of social media along with publications both here in Detroit and internationally. Outside of writing, he is a well-respected DJ within the city who has played numerous gigs in many of Detroit's most legendary venues