Events > Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week 2010 > Songs and Stories
The Bluebird North Songwriter's Circle (Songs and Stories)
Friday November 5th at Th’YARC, 76 Parade Street, Yarmouth.
Tickets are $19.99 (HST included, not including convenience fee) and are available for purchase through www.ticketpro.ca or by calling 1-888-311-9090, at Th’YARC box office, and at all Ticketpro outlets including:
City Drug Store – 369 Main St., Yarmouth, NS (902) 742-3579
Please note The Bluebird North Songwriter's Circle (Songs and Stories) is a separately ticketed event and is not included with the delegate pass.
Old Man Luedecke is one of Canada’s best loved and most intriguing roots singer-songwriters. His memorable melodies, poetic sense and easy charisma appeal to anyone searching for new growth from old roots, but it’s Luedecke’s contemporary lyrics coupled with the irresistible rhythm of the old time banjo that connect and make him so loved with his audiences. His latest album, Proof of Love, won the prestigious 2009 JUNO Award for Roots Solo album and won legions of new fans at home and abroad.
Stephen Fearing brings a powerful mix of experience, skill, and creativity that comes from years of success working with musical greats such as Garth Hudson (the Band), Daniel Lanois, Pam Tillis, Malcolm Burn, Wayne Jackson and John Wynot. The consistent quality of work produced over Stephen Fearing’s two decades plus career has earned him a JUNO Award for his work with Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, and a West Coast Music Award and five Juno Award nominations as a solo artist.
Christina Martin can hold her own on stage, whether it’s in a living room, a train car or in a stadium, she connects deeply with her audience. With a voice that elicits Sheryl Crow and Lucinda Williams comparisons, Martin is an acclaimed singer/songwriter who takes listeners into the caverns of their hearts, examining both the light and darkness. Whether she’s softly serenading with an acoustic number; or perfecting her rock n’ roll swagger with a band, Martin is at home in the spotlight.
Carmen Townsend, known for her raw and primal sound, has spent the last fifteen years of her life delivering powerful, energetic, authentic rock and roll performances on stages across the globe. Working tirelessly on her anticipated debut record with no signs of slowing down, Townsend recently caught the eye of Grammy winning songwriter Jesse Harris (Norah Jones, Bright Eyes) and has put her own rock and roll spin on two of his songs. One of the East Coast’s brightest gems, Carmen Townsend is one to watch for.
Thom Swift has as much respected musical reputation that has been established through years of touring and recording with the acclaimed blues-jazz group Hot Toddy Trio. With nine albums to their credit and a career that spans over 15 years, the group has played numerous Canadian and International folk, jazz and blues festivals. Now solo, this naturally gifted musician and songwriter has a lifetime of experience to draw upon, sharing lessons about how to live, how to love, and how to have a good time with a voice as richly textured as the bark on a spruce tree.
Kim Wempe, Atlantic Canada's ECMA winning Galaxie Rising Star, is a vocal powerhouse. A 2009 International Songwriting Contest semi-finalist and Music Nova Scotia Award winner, Wempe is set to make waves from the Atlantic coast clear across the country with the release of her third record titled Painting with Tides this fall on GroundSwell/Warner.
Charlie A’Court combines a rich, rhythm & blues upbringing with soulful, adult-contemporary songwriting, making him for one of Canada’s brightest new stars. Music Nova Scotia’s Entertainer of the Year in 2009, A’Court has toured extensively throughout Canada and abroad with headlining performances at the Stan Rogers’ Folk Fest, Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, Kerrville Folk Fest, and Ottawa Blues Fest. A’Court has shared the stage with high profile artists including John Reischman & the Jaybirds, Martin Sexton, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, George Thorogood, Harry Manx, Procol Harum, Colin James, and Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd.