Fred Eaglesmith can talk to you about almost anything. Chances are, he’s had that car, tractor, job, relationship, idea, and hat. But throughout his life and experiences there is always one thing that has remained the same: his undeniable gift for writing a song. Aspiring songwriters and performers of all ages call and write Fred with questions on how to have a career like his. And what can he say? Start writing songs when you’re 10 years old. Grow up with poverty, agriculture, religion, and eight siblings. Run away from home. Hop freight trains. Start a business. Loose a business. Struggle to get any gig. Drive to Nashville with no money and pockets full of songs. Get a record deal. Lose a record deal. Win a Juno Award. Break down on the side of the road everyday for days on end. Become a cult hero and amass a following of self-proclaimed “Fred Heads.” Tour relentlessly. Become everyone’s favorite. Becomes nobody’s favorite. Follow your gut. Smarten up. Don’t care what anybody thinks. Be fair. Be loyal no matter what. Keep going. Soften up. Give people a break. Expect nothing. Give everything. Keep going. Allow yourself to be happy. Find out who you are and deal with that. Don’t stay in fancy hotels. Write good songs.
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.
It's the BRHS Class of 1999 Reunion!!! Come see Sheva and her bands perform and your classmates from the most epic graduating class ever....according to the Class of '99
Performing a mix of original songs and covers in the realm of Fleetwood Mac, Cyndi Lauper, Sarah MacLachlan, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, as well as new/upcoming artists.
Mattie Leon & Brother Mike (Toronto)
Hailing from Toronto, Mattie Leon is a singer/songwriter whose music strikes a beautiful balance between Folk/R&B and Pop. 2019 will see the release of “WHEN LOVE IS STRONG / CAUGHT UP”, a two song single that returns Leon to the R&B roots he cultivated on his debut EP, TERRACE. It’s the first release since 2017’s SIGNAL HILL; a 7-song collection of rhythmic Canadiana that landed Leon a nomination for Emerging Artist at the 2018 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Canadian Beats said the record is "Full of emotion and passion" and that "Mattie Leon is onto something brilliant".
These three come from various musical backgrounds/interests and stem from the Heart Of The Valley. Although primarily a cover band influenced by artists such as STP, Chris Cornell, The Black Crowes, Neil Young and many more, they have been in the process of writing original works which the group plans to introduce to their set lists in the future.
An acoustic duo, covering a wide variety of cover songs from the hits of years past, to current indie and radio favourites as well as local releases. You're sure to find something to enjoy in the diverse catalogue of songs this band has to offer.
Hush is one half Hannah Clausen, and one half Scott Marsters.
Hannah has been performing around the Wolfville area for 3 years now, quickly gaining recognition as a vocalist. She has performed at many local open mic's, and variety shows and was involved in Andy Flinn's 2015 CD release performance.
Scott Marsters has been involved in numerous bands performing in the Annapolis Valley area, mainly as an accompanist, lead guitarist, or back up vocalist. He's been regarded by many as one of the areas top emerging guitarist.
With her captivating voice and stage presence, and his musicianship and harmony lines, Hush puts on a show you do not want to miss.
Noah Scanlan performs mesmerizing and soulful instrumental guitar arrangements of 90's pop classics, jazz standards, live looped dub reggae and greasy funk, songs from cinema, twangy hoedowns, and other groovy things. Join us for an evening of interesting and cool guitar adventures and some cameos from a couple of very special guests...
Aussie indie folk & blues songwriter, Jenny Biddle, returns to Canada to release her 7th album! Enjoy her seasoned guitar playing, witty stage banter and Lunns Mills fabulous beer and atmosphere!
More info contact Lunn's Mill Beer Co. or Jenny Biddle
Sponsored by Roots & Soul Music Promotions
Photo by D.Clarke Photography
Jason Spinney is a member of the East coast band Witchitaw. The band's new album was just nominated for the Music Nova Scotia Country Recording of the year. The first single off the album received nation airplay across Canadian country radio. However, when not rockin' with his band, Jason performs solo acoustic shows, in the classic singer / songwriter style, that feature lots of Witchitaw written songs as well as popular music from the country, rock and blues genres!
We are celebrating the dads in our lives...or your positive male role model uncle, grandfather, cousin, your friends dad, neighbour or boss! We will be cooking up a bunch of fun burgers that day to choose from and pairing them with $5 pints all day and ticket draw to win some great Lunn's Mill swag!
This is a 19+ event
Jordan Burke is a singer song writer from Halifax with family musician routes tying to Cape Breton. Playing acoustic covers and originals, he has been inspired by musicians such as Johnny Cash, Mumford and Sons, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Rolling Stones. Jordan’s influences have helped him develop his folkish/rhythmic style of playing.
Performing R&B classics, funky rock, gritty blues, swingin' jazz, and even a bit of Latin, reggae, country and calypso, their shows are a roller coaster ride of smooth, sweet, and soulful sounds, paired beautifully with a delightful brunch menu!
Reservations are recommended. This is a 19+ event
It's the Revenge of the NERDS! We have a group that is setting up our first Dungeons & Dragons game but we invite all of you to come and play with us! Break out those board games, POGs, crib boards, MAGIC The Gathering and maybe even Candyland ;)
Play safe in a fun relaxing environment and meet some friends you never knew you had!
This Frontier Needs Heroes is the moniker of singer-songwriter Brad Lauretti, who in various forms and lineup changes, has spent the past 10 years playing shows all over the world. Logging thousands of miles in his car, touring the greatest cities of North America and Europe, selling one record at a time, making one fan at a time. This determination and DIY ethos brought him on an epic journey around the world, playing listening rooms, clubs, house concerts, and festival stages. One night with Brad will run the gamut of all human emotions from humour, hedonism, activism and heartbreaking sadness. From Folk-rock anthems, to indie folk, flares of psychedelic, alt-country, to straight up storytelling you get it all in one song. Influenced by songwriters like John Prine, Billy Bragg, Kris Kristofferson, and Townes Van Zandt his timeless songs mix love, humor, and protest seamlessly to get you through the tough times.
Originally from Brooklyn, NY Brad is now based in Nashville, TN. He has performed at Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Folk Alliance International, Magnolia Festival, Hickey Fest, Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, Gram Parsons Guitar Pull, End of the Road (UK), Reeperbahn, Incubate, Athfest, Clean Water Music Festival, Connection Festival, Sing Out Loud, Savannah Stopover, Stetson Kennedy Foundation Literary Landmark Celebration, and the winner of the Artsville Songwriting Contest. He is also the founder of the Stetson Kennedy Songwriter Residency.
Equipped with branded pillowcases and herbal tea, Tragedy Ann head East on their Spring Has Snoozed Tour May 22-June 9. Join Liv and Braden in living rooms, churches, yoga studios, parking lots, pubs, gardens and festival stages in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.