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.
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.
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
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.
Pop down to Lunn’s Mill for a an afternoon of Irish language and music. It’s Mother’s Day too, so why not treat your special lady to a pint and a meal and learn a few phrases in Gaeilge – the indegenous language of Ireland! If you already have a few words or maybe you are fluent, this is a social event where you will be surrounded by people who are interested in Irish culture. At the same time, enjoy a traditional Irish music session. What a way to immerse yourself in the culture! Lunn’s Mill is proud to support all things local and especially our local traditions! Note: You must be 19 years or older to participate.
Brought to you by Cumann an Ghleanna – The Irish Association of the Annapolis Valley
Hindsight. One of the newest bands on the scene. Home grown in Lawrencetown in the beautiful Annapolis valley, just like Lunn's Mill brewery. These guys play their own versions of some of the timeless and classics tunes out there. A plugged in, acoustic, rock / folk / blues meld which will keep your feet tappin' and your fingers snappin' for their whole show. The band consists of DJ Smith on lead and rhythm guitar, Angus MacKenzie rhythm guitar and vocals and Troy Shearer on bass guitar. Come on out and listen to these guys. They will not be under toned.
The Dearlies formed in the summer of 2016 when sisters Jenny and Meagan Osburn sold their beloved restaurant and music venue, The Union Street Cafe, and Rebecca MacDonald returned to the Annapolis Valley after 9 years away. Meagan and Rebecca already knew they loved singing together from the early days of The Union Street Open Mic night but when Jenny added her voice to the mix that summer the trio felt a little magic happen. They got to work learning and arranging Rebecca's sweet original songs and some fun covers in three part harmony. A couple of years later they had a pretty long set list, an even longer list of band names, some fun gigs under their belts, and some new musical friends. In the summer of 2018 The Dearlies connected with Yukon singer songwriter Kim Barlow. They had admired her since she played The Union Street stage years before and she had serendipitously ended up back in NS. They are thrilled to have her in the band playing lead guitar and banjo and teaching them her catchy tunes. The Dearlies are also lucky enough to have Sarah McInnis on fiddle and Peter Williams on upright bass when they are available.
Come and join us for a fun night out.
This Trivia Quiz is being hosted by Jim and Jo Shields as a fundraiser for Jo’s Walk for Alzheimer’s on May 9th in Wolfville.
Quiz rounds are random (but fun) and mainly multiple choice (still fun).
$20 per team - no more than 4 to a team.
Space is limited so register soon!
Please pay by following the link and donating to Joanne Shields.
Additional donations are welcome.
Colin is a late bloomer but the wait was worth it.
In his younger years Colin played around with some bands in the Saint John, New Brunswick area. Taking the better part of 15 years off to focus on a career and a family, but never giving up on playing and writing.
Now with lots of life experience behind him, there is no shortage of writing material. Colin is constantly writing and is ready for a follow up full album to his 2015 EP "the upper cruft".
Growing up in the 90's Colin takes influence from the likes of: Chris Cornell, Alice in Chains, Eddie Vedder and now with the likes of Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Matt Corby.
Though he won't admit it Colin can hold up to these vocalists and is continuing to grow.
Welcome to our inaugural year of Brewster Festival! Good Robot Brewing Company challenged Breweries around Atlantic Canada to create beers with their Women identified Staff and Brewers for this Beer Festival - and it's been a great response!
As you may know, there are very few women in brewing. This is part of the way Good Robot wants to address the gap.
This Beer Festival features 12+ Atlantic breweries who are either woman-owned, or who have collaborated with woman identified staff members to create some cool new styles of beer!
Tickets include 8 x 5 ounce samples and all beer is brewed by Women. ALL GENDERS AND IDENTITIES ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENT! Get your tickets while you can and check out the list of participating Breweries below!
There will be two sessions:
Afternoon Session 1-4pm
Evening Session 7-10pm
Tickets are $30 through TicketHalifax
Some of the breweries (many of which are owned by women) involved will be:
Port Rexton Brewing
Chain Yard Cider
Boxing Rock Brewing Company
Sober Island Brewing Company
Propeller Brewing Company / Ladies Beer League
Big Spruce Brewing
Tatamagouche Brewing Co.
Big Tide Brewing Co.
2 Crows Brewing
Garrison Brewing Co.
Alexander Keith's Microbrewery
Tidehouse Brewing Company
Shipwright Brewing Company
Upstreet Craft Brewing
Breton Brewing Co.
Lunn's Mill Beer Co.
and ourselves - Good Robot Brewing!
***Brewster: historical term alluding to female brewers
We'd like to thank our glassware sponsor Jym Line Glassware for supporting women identified brewers and industry folks.
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!
Join us for our last Open Mic of the season...don't worry we will be back in the fall! From 6pm to 8pm,come down and hear some great valley talent or get up on stage and be a part of this amazing group of talented singers and musicians! Special thanks to Cheryl for being such a wonderful host!
Long time friends Bernie Zinck and Melissa Vidito have been playing music together in various forms for over 20 years. From a duo, to small groups, to large bands, they have done it all.
The two met in high school and moved to Hollywood California where they attended the prestigious Musicians Institute, Bernie for guitar, Melissa for voice. Upon graduation, they moved back to Nova Scotia, where life took them in different directions.
10 years ago Bernie and Melissa formed “The Melberns”, a party band that frequented the Annapolis Valley music scene. After a good run, the band took a break for a few years. Now, The Melberns are returning to the music scene. As the music scene has evolved, so has the band. The Melberns will always be Melissa and Bernie, but they are often joined by an assortment of talented musicians to fill out their sound.
They play a wide range of musical genres, covering a little something for everyone. From pop, blues, rock, soul, R&B, country, folk and more!
Join us for another swinging brunch with bluegrass players Dirt Road Alliance!
Dirt Road Alliance plays modern material while preserving the essence of traditional bluegrass. Based in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Dirt Road Alliance consists of Angus MacKenzie on guitar, Mike Meuse on mandolin, Taylor Huntley on banjo, and Jeff McRae on the upright bass. These musicians have unified their talents to form a driving style of acoustic music. Taking inspiration from well known classics to upcoming contemporary bands, Dirt Road Alliance is sure to offer a pleasing experience to bluegrass fans old and new.
It was time of drinking & dancing ....and we are celebrating St. Patrick's Day in style at Lunn's Mill! Dress up in your best 1920's or 1930's costumes and dance away to The Vaudevillian...an honest to goodness jug, tea kettle, harmonica, guitar and banjo playing bunch!
All 3 members of The Vaudevillian grew up loving tunes from
the 1920’ and 1930’s. Piedmont Johnson grew up in North Carolina right down
the way from where Elizabeth Cotton wrote her well known tune, Freight Train, and while Piedmont started drinking bourbon at a real young age- he naturally became a blues musician. Norah Spades spent lots of her childhood in a trailer park out in the country near Carlisle, Ontario with her grandma listening to old gospels on
the radio. Occasionally the disc jockeys would play a tune they thought was a gospel number, though lo and behold it was a dirtier, hokum song, sung in their earlier days with an obscure track title. Back then many gospel singers had odd pasts and when one tune would accidentally
play out, grandma would blush and shriek out causing Norah to dance wildly with laughter! This spurred Norah to fall in love with old hokum numbers! Jitterbug James founded The Vaudevillian when he was merely a tot at 15 years old, receiving an old record player from his grandma and Leadbelly records. He fell in love with
the old recordings and vinyl process and began learning old tunes that only handfuls of people who were still alive had heard before. Mastering his craft of playing the guitar, banjo and harmonica, Jitterbug began writing his own songs influenced by historical events in the 1930’s.
We welcome Theresa and her band, The 3 of THeM!
Theresa Lynn Porter (vocals), Harold Clapp (bass) and Mike Donnelly (lead guitar). Performing different genres than Theresa does as a solo act we bring more of a jazz and blues feel to the stage. Singing everything from Etta James to Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin to Eva Cassidy, JJ Cale to Ray Charles and so many others. Van Morrison and Sting songs are on the set list as well as Keith Richards and Sam Cooke.
Caleb joined his first rock’n’roll band at the age of fifteen in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There he performed in various original outfits (including The Illegal Aliens and A Murder Of Crows) throughout the 80s and early 90s, moving briefly to Lexington, Kentucky before settling in Portland, Oregon in 1996. Working in record stores by day and playing in bands by night, Caleb pursued his musical education by digging into the folk and blues roots of rock’n’roll and applying what he heard to his playing and songwriting. FREE SHOW
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.
'Broke with Money' was formed by Alain and Alex a few years ago when they met while working together. Playing acoustically and touching on all types of music. Eventually Alain's youngest brother Daniel joined the group and filled up their sound. They can be seen as a trio or still as the original duo. All the music played is songs you may of heard, but not in their "Broke style". (Ranging in; the Trews, Matt Mays, Tragically Hip, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, the Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Bruce Springsteen, etc...)
With roots spread across the country, Zakary Miller's songs reflect on a deeply Canadian identity. Both self loathing and loving, he’s crafted a sound he calls 'Canadiana Swing'. Influences such as Stompin’ Tom, Bob Wills, Hank Williams and Rex Griffin shine through in his songwriting and sound, keeping a tradition of old time music alive while integrating his own introspective, silly outlook on life. Country, Jazz and Jugband music all intersect in a Zakary Miller set. His band of handpicked, always talented musicians is a rotating cast of people he feels can translate the silliness that he believes should be an important part of Old Time Music. Currently working on his third and fourth albums simultaneously, produced and recorded in the Annapolis Valley; while playing everywhere he can, you’re sure to hear Zakary Miller yodelling in a town near you.