Music is best served... LIVE!
Amy Bishop and the Hopeless Sinners
Friday, May 4, 2018 8 pm Elks Lodge
Amy Bishop performed at the Central Music Festival in 2011 and 2012. She wowed our audience with powerful performances both times. Her voice is a combination of smooth pavement and rough gravel, with the ability to charm listeners with her sweet tones; yet stun audiences with the ability to hit any high note. Hailing from Calgary, Amy began her music career around campfires, at block parties, and in church choir. Knowing a career in music is no guarantee, Amy decided to practice other trades, but her passion for music prevailed, leading her to collaborations with Moby and opening for April Wine, Farmer’s Daughter, and Chris Cummings. Amy has an instinctive ability to craft stories into song and deliver them with sincerity and passion, all qualities that make her an undeniable Canadian talent.
Amy recently appeared on CTV’s The Launch, garnering high praise from the music industry mentors on the show and exposing herself to a national audience, who responded by making her #1 on the iTunes charts for a while!
Shaky Ground Reunion
Charlie Jacobson Band
Elks Lodge - Saturday,June 16, 2018 8 pm
The story goes like this –
About 25 years ago the Red Deer band, Shaky Ground, performed at The North Country Fair up by Slave Lake. The lead singer and the guitar player were just starting a family, and it turns out the one in the oven onstage at the time grew up to a bluesman. Most of you know I’m talking about Teresa Neuman, Bruce Jacobson and their son Charlie. Shaky Ground returns to The North Country Fair stage this June. Join the family musical reunion and bear witness to the roots and the fruit, if you will. They will make you dance!
THE FRED EAGLESMITH SHOW
STARRING TIF GRINN
SEPTEMBER 14 - The Elks Lodge. $30 advance / $35 door.
Doors @ 7 / Music @ 8
After all these years touring the United States, Canada, and Europe, having his songs covered by some of the biggest names in music, and appearing on “The Late Show with David Letterman” – the enigmatic, countrified, Rock n’ Roll troubadour, Fred Eaglesmith, is carrying on with musical wife Tif Ginn.
Eaglesmith is a veteran of the music industry and at the same time is about as far away from actually participating in today’s music industry as one could be. Never operating within anyone’s boundaries, he continues to set the standard for independent artists everywhere.
Tif Ginn is a gutsy, amazing singer and a transcendent songwriter who has spent most of her life touring and playing music. Her impressive, sultry vocals and glorious harmonies with Fred, along with her multiple instrument additions to the show will have you in awe. This girl has it all, including Fred.
GUY DAVIS & FABRIZIO POGGI
OCTOBER 12 - The Elks Lodge. $30 advance / $35 door.
Doors @ 7 / Music @ 8
Guy was here last fall and we had a ball! He returns with harpist Fabrizio Poggi to perform songs and tell stories from their Grammy nominated album:
“Sonny and Brownie’s Last Train – A Look Back at Brownie McGhee
and Sonny Terry”
LENNIE GALLANT TRIO
Lennie Gallant is a native of Rustico, Prince Edward Island. This renowned Canadian singer-songwriter has recorded ten albums (eight in English and two in French), which have won him a host of awards and nominations from the JUNOs, the East Coast Music Awards, and Les Prix Eloizes. He was recently honored with the 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award for Artist of the Year for his latest recording “Live Acoustic at The Carleton”.
Lennie is also celebrating the launch of a new book titled “Peter’s Dream” – a collaboration with visual artist and sibling, Karen Gallant. All of this comes hot on the heels of his summer–long run at Charlottetown’s Mack Theatre with his show “Searching For Abegweit -The Island Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant”, a runaway hit that was extended to an incredible 57 sold out shows!
An international touring artist who has represented Canada on songwriter events in Nashville, London and Texas, entertained our troops in Kandahar, performed at Canada Day events in Washington and London, and on the world stage at the XXI Winter Olympics. Lennie has had his songs recorded by many artists and they have been featured in films, stage productions, and on television.
"Our northern neighbor has given us some of the best songwriters living today. You can add Lennie Gallant to the list."
Performing Songwriter, Nashville
"Lennie Gallant is one of my favorite Canadian Songwriters." ... "I have always wanted to bring his music to the forefront."