Adding to my obsession of gay Canadian musicians, Owen Pallett will join the list when he stops in Dallas this spring. On paper, he sounds like a hard sell. A gay violinist and vocalist who used to go by the moniker Final Fantasy after the video game. But the things he does with a violin are pretty amazing without being too avant garde or plain weird. Basically, he’s a solid musician who’s taken the violin into innovative directions without alienating audiences. He has his own original material, it’s pretty great to see him cover big hits.
You know, why don’t I just show you? He kinda kills it here covering Celine Dion’s “The Power of Love.”
Owen Pallett plays the Granada Theater, Apr. 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12–$16.