Dubliner Magazine labelled The Young Folk as "a unique prospect" and "one of the most promising young Irish bands of recent years" (Eamon Carr), not because of their impressive resume, but because of the raw energy and passion they bring to the stage.
Hotpress descibe them as "serious challengers for the area populated by the likes of Fleet Foxes, Mumford and Sons and The Low Anthem."
This soulful performer is a product of her own imagination and determination, a sheltered child prodigy turned pop-rock singer-songwriter who ultimately discovered that her true calling was nothing like what she had expected.
Carrying the torch in the footsteps of George Jones and Waylon Jennings, Chesnutt plays nearly 100 dates a year.
He has four platinum albums, five gold albums, 14 No. 1 singles and 23 Top 10 singles to his name; his trademarked voice has shaped the music of today's country music newcomers and the new country music generation.
Devin Cuddy's music has a style its own, one that shouldn't work, but somehow does. His unique blend of New Orleans Blues and Country effortlessly marries the two musical ideals with a distinctive element of Canadiana so eloquent, that it leaves one pondering why no one has done this before.
In Toronto's growing pseudo-country scene Devin's new take on the genre pushes the limits of what people think they want to dance to on a Saturday night.
Wool on Wolves is the product of an ever-evolving collaboration of five songwriters, a band in which everyone works for the song.
There is a thoughtful nature to their creative process: all opinions have the same merit, every idea receives equal opportunity, and everyone contributes to authoring the group's unique sound. The result leaves audiences smiling, dancing, and thinking.
Jenn Beaupre has won many awards including Calgary Stampede Youth Talent Showdown's most promising artist, overall winner and first runner up at the national level. Eventually, Jenn was noticed by Mark Wyatt of Canadian Event Perspectives magazine. Many corporate events under her belt now and a year of songwriting in Quebec, Jenn tried her hand at Canadian Idol and excelled through to the night right before the top 10 was chosen. The judges praised her accurate vocals and quirky style.
The Ladies of the Canyon are now as broken-in as their rock-and-roll-cool contemporaries, but with trained voices and older, played loud, guitars. They have become the serious musicians from all their vinyl records, and they work every avenue to make their music heard. They have bridged worlds and genres to find their place, earning in the process the respect of their peers. Ladies of the Canyon are the band who in the past two years were nominated for a CCMA, temporarily relocated to Nashville to write a country record (that they decided not to record) and then turned around to be backup singers for Broken Social Scene and the Dears.
The Kin is born out of a 'partners in crime' type collaboration between Aussie brothers, Thorald and Isaac Koren. Stow aways from Adelaide, Australia, they found a new home in downtown NYC in their early musical years after High School and eventually ended up running into underground performer Shakerleg. The trio has been touring the world with their co-led soaring vocals, wrenching melodic guitars and Shakerleg's explosive hand drumming. The live show has been crafted over hundreds of tour dates across the US, Canada, Australia, U.K. and France. The band is set to release, 'Live at Rockwood Music Hall' LP/DVD and their next studio LP.
The First Annual Mountain of Food Festival - An All Ages Music Festival Saturday afternoon matinee, that encouraged you to give by giving you the gift of music! This afternoon of music at the wonderful new Webber Academy Performing Arts Centre featured the sounds of:
She has recorded eleven No. 1 singles, blurring the genres of country, rock, roots, and pop. She has received one grammy and twelve grammy nominations, among other awards and accolades, including an honorary doctorate from Memphis College of Art.
Her last record album, The List, won the Americana Music award for Best Album of the year and was a critical and commercial success.
She is currently writing an album of songs about Southern people, places and themes with her longtime life partner and musical collaborator, John Leventhal. She lives in New York City.
Dolores "La La" Brooks was a member of the girl group The Crystals. She is best known as the lead vocalist on their hits "Then He Kissed Me" and "Da Doo Ron Ron".
Brooks first displayed her talent by singing gospel music in church. At age seven, she took part in her siblings' gospel group called the Little Gospel Tears, where they sang in Brooklyn. While attending PS 73, she was discovered in an after-school program by Dolores "Dee Dee" Kenniebrew and her mother, who invited her to join the Crystals as a replacement for a departing member. Brooks accepted this invitation.
Brooks moved back to the United States at the turn of the century and resides in the East Village. She is now a grandmother of three, has her own band and is still performing.
The Troubadours are Jake Mathews, Wyatt Easterling, Lisa Brokop, Paul Jefferson, and Duane Steele. Between them, they have won and/or been nominated for 35 Country Music Awards (CCMA in Canada and CMA in the USA), and 18 JUNO Awards, Not to mention they have all co-written with the ‘who's who' of Country and Americana music.
The evening is similar to a festival workshop stage... five singers (sometimes six) on the stage at once, taking turns to lend voice to their delightfully varied experiences and observations. This will be a fascinating evening where improvisation and spontaneity abound. This fun atmosphere encourages informal interplay and camaraderie among performers and audience alike.
Lisa Margaret Hannigan (born 12 February 1981) is an Irish singer, songwriter, and musician. She began her musical career as a member of Damien Rice's band. Since beginning her solo career in 2007 she has released two albums: Sea Sew (2008) and Passenger (2011). Hannigan's music has received award nominations both in Ireland and the USA.