Coco is the queen of the collaboration, the gel of the jam. Her shows are an invitation to connect, an invitation to sing, and an invitation to be swept away by great melody, catchy lyrics and winning performances. Her career has spanned over 20 years, 10 albums, cross-Canada tours and award nominations.
Through the use of live looping, multi instrumentalism and solid
songwriting Ian will highlight some of his signature ear worm songs and
demonstrate why he has become a festival favourite with his east coast
charm and stage charisma while showing how he can command an
audience of any size. Ian sings about relatable issues such as love,
forgiveness, regret, harmony, and uses creative word-play and music
techniques to captivate listeners. For example, in addition to guitar and
vocals, he incorporates saxophone, looping and story-telling to create an
atmosphere in the room that is inclusive, dynamic and memorable.
Pretty Archie’s honest, heartfelt writing connects listeners with a saltwater perspective on modern living. Pretty Archie’s ‘Sing Along’s and Love Songs’ is the highly anticipated follow up to their ECMA nominated album ‘North End Sky’. Pretty Archie continues to push the genre lines of Folk, Bluegrass, Country and Blues creating a uniquely Pretty Archie sound. The 10 song album boasts Pretty Archie’s best songwriting to date, addressing themes of love, loss, life and the forces that drive all three. ‘Sing Alongs and Love Songs’ debuted on iTunes Canada Chart at #30. Pretty Archie’s entertaining, high energy, foot stomping live shows has lead the band to gaining fans after every show they play. www.prettyarchie.com
Impeccable songwriting. Masterful storytelling. Beautiful three part harmonies. Lovingly crafted modern Canadian roots music. Red Moon Road’s Polaris long-listed album Sorrows and Glories (2015), spent 6 weeks at #1 on Earshot!’s Folk/Roots national charts.
‘Totally captivating and crowd-pleasing! Red Moon Road -you totally charmed our
audience with your engaging and stylish set!”
– Suze Casey, Artistic Director Calgary Folk Club
Ghostboy is a high energy acoustic powerhouse stage show. World class songwriting, vocal harmonies and expert musicianship. The show is engaging, emotional, funny and very lifting. People quite often leave this performance claiming it’s the best live music they’ve ever been to. They are seasoned veterans in the live music touring establishment who know how to cater to a crowd, keep the volume low, be personable and engage an audience. www.youtube.com/ghostboy
Since their Canadian Folk Music Award-winning album “True Love Weep,” ukulele/cello duo James Hill & Anne Janelle have brought their “crystal clear sound filled with warmth” (Bob Mersereau, CBC Radio) to audiences in 15 countries. In concert, JUNO-nominee James is “a dazzling live performer with a genial, low-key sense of humour” (Edmonton Journal) and Anne brings her “gorgeous syrupy voice” (Acoustic Magazine) to songs that are “inventive, entertaining, beautifully written and brilliantly performed” (R2 Magazine). In short, a night out with James and Anne is “the perfect evening of tunes, stories and musical virtuosity” (Wellington Dominion-Post).