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Hosted by singer-songwriter Anne Walker, this collection taking area in Oro-Medonte’s Coulson Church will supply 6 performances by Canadian musicians
THE COULSON Live shows
The Coulson Concert events is a new people and roots tunes series introduced in a quaint historic church in Oro-Medonte at 301 Horseshoe Valley Rd. W.
Hosted by singer-songwriter Anne Walker, this collection will offer you six Sunday matinee performances by Canadian musicians.
This little white church has stood enjoy at the top of Coulson hill on Horseshoe Valley Highway for more than 140 several years. The church, built in 1881, was shut as a position of worship in the 1960s and not long ago restored, preserving several authentic features, such as an ornate Victorian tin ceiling, pews, plank flooring, a cast iron and nickel-plated stove, and the primary pulpit. Coulson Church offers an enchanting setting in which to get pleasure from reliable Canadian tunes.
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Live performance calendar
Canadian singer-songwriter Anne Walker writes with heart, soul, and brain. Powerful, effectively-crafted lyrics existing vivid illustrations or photos and tales. Her haunting voice is powerful, clear and expressive, frequently drawing comparisons to Connie Kaldor, Kathy Mattea and Jane Olivor.
Getting developed up on a farm at Coulson, the fifth generation of a pioneer household, Walker is uniquely positioned to preserve the tales and historical past of this rural way of everyday living. With her abundant voice, she will pour again into the community the audio that has developed out of these roots. Her going performances are supported by engaging visuals and classic photos of the location.
Sunday, Might 28 (2 p.m.) – Boreal
Boreal is the magical musical collaboration of Tannis Slimmon, Katherine Wheatley and Angie Nussey. These three tricky-operating singer-songwriters, each with their very own longstanding, award-winning occupations, simply just really like participating in songs together. The brighter/hotter months are reserved for Tunes of Renewal, a display that combines sunshine-loving, moon-observing, finger-snapping, heart-touching and deeply uplifting songs.
The trio’s spell-binding harmonies, merged vocal prowess and tour-de-pressure tune-creating, make for a impressive musical function. With humour, storytelling and heart-melting honesty, Boreal will take their audience on a journey of friendship, laughter and link.
Sunday, June 25 (2 pm) John Prince and A Piece of the Rock
Presenting a numerous mix of common, maritime, folks and bluegrass music, this group of talented musicians, John Prince, Bruce McDaniel, Joe Sexton and Donny Wooden, has been entertaining enthusiastic audiences all over Ontario and the Maritimes and outside of for lots of many years both individually and as members of John Prince & A Piece of the Rock.
Their solid vocal harmonies and lyrical melodies, as they perform aged favourites and primary compositions, current a unforgettable musical experience that leaves audiences yearning for a lot more.
A indigenous of Princeton, Bonavista Bay, N.L., Prince relocated to Ontario in the mid-1970s. He has executed with different East Coast artists, such as Dick Nolan, the Bay Boys and the late John Allen Cameron. His musical influences vary from his roots in common and maritime tunes to country/rock with the Eagles and state with Merle Haggard to the haunting ballads of Gordon Lightfoot. A gifted songsmith, his tunes have been done by numerous artists across Canada, and his Newfoundland Blessing was highlighted in the musical No Change In The Weather. With his rhythmic ‘finger-style’ guitar and heat melodic voice, John leads audiences on a musical journey they will long keep in mind.
Born and elevated in Toronto, McDaniel started enjoying guitar at the age of 12, buying out fiddle tunes figured out from a mate of his father. Around the yrs, he has played in numerous community bands in models from blues with the John Carr Band, rock with Tin Pan Alley and region with Terry Sumsion.
Bruce’s fluid ‘flat picking’ guitar fashion, his ‘blazing’ mandolin licks and potent harmony vocals are an integral element of the band’s seem. Prince refers to McDaniel as “Canada’s best-kept key.”
Sexton’s tunes career commenced early when in his hometown of Tilting, Fogo Island, N.L., he was highlighted taking part in accordion and harmonica in the Nationwide Film Board’s 1966 film The Kids of Fogo Island. In excess of the yrs, Sexton has ongoing to entertain spouse and children and buddies with his accordion, harmonica, acoustic guitar and harmony vocals. His musical abilities have led him to studio periods with several artists.
Originally from Oxford, N.S., Wood started taking part in piano at age 6 with his father a fiddle and accordion participant. Equally adept on bass or piano, he has toured thoroughly throughout North The united states and the U.K. with The Cape Breton Symphony Fiddlers and the Scottish Accent Band. He has shared the stage with place legend George Jones and Scotland’s Andy Stewart, as well as Canadian entertainers J.K. Gulley, John Allen Cameron and fiddler Graham Townsend. A seasoned session participant, Wooden provides a prosperity of working experience to the band.
Sunday, July 30 (2 p.m.) – Rick Fines
Canadian roots tunes vet Rick Fines has experienced a extended and storied profession as one of the country’s toughest-functioning musicians. He has toured throughout Canada a great number of periods solo, as a duo or with a comprehensive band and has recorded more than 14 albums and has been a guest on several other folks. Steeped in roots new music, Rick Fines crafts a one of a kind blend of heat-hearted blues, juke joint people, and dockside soul that both of those embraces and defies the genres that influence him. As a veteran of the North American blues and people circuits, he engages audiences with fascinating songs, varied guitar styling and his signature vocal growl.
He has won MapleBlues Awards for Songwriter of the 12 months and Acoustic Act Of The Year (two times), gained initially location in the blues category of the 2003 Worldwide Songwriting Opposition, with B.B. King as a person of the judges, received nominations from each the Juno and the Handy Awards, and played for legendary blues piano player Pinetop Perkins.
Fines has just released Photo voltaic Powered Much too, a stunning collection of music, tales sung in Fines’ richly textured voice, a voyage by means of blues and folks guitar designs.
Sunday, August 27 (2 p.m.) Alison Lupton
“Allison Lupton’s harmony of solid composition and delicate musicality makes her a fine modern songwriter and interpreter of the tradition and the performs of her fellow songsmiths.”
Born and raised on a next-era dairy farm in rural Ontario, Allison Lupton has generally been immersed in Canadian folks lifetime, but it took a enjoy and intensive study of Irish and Celtic audio for her to discover her way to the Canadian folk tunes tradition that she has grown up all around. Lupton provides to lifestyle the most effective of the up to date people tunes scene in Ontario while incorporating the Celtic influences that have been these kinds of an vital section of the Canadian immigrant tale as effectively as her own musical path.
Alison will be joined at Coulson by Shane Cook and Kyle Waymouth. A Canadian and US Nationwide fiddle winner, Shane Prepare dinner is a multi-instrumentalist who captivates audiences with technically thrilling and adventurous performances. Though Cook enjoys playing and arranging everything from standard Irish and Scottish music to pop and bluegrass, Cook has distinguished himself as a grasp of the Canadian outdated-time fiddle custom. Waymouth was an on-phase guitar participant for the 2016 Stratford Pageant generation of As YOU Like It. At this time, Waymouth teaches music and dance at Judy’s University of Dance and performs with various groups, such as The Fitzgeralds, Shane Cook dinner, and Dan Stacey.
Sunday, Sept. 24 (2 p.m.) – Paul Mills and Anne Walker
Paul Mills has been portion of the Canadian folk tunes scene and recording sector for in excess of forty years. He has created close to 200 albums performing with artists these kinds of as the late Stan Rogers (all but just one of Rogers’ albums had been manufactured by Mills), Sharon, Lois and Bram, Terry Kelly, Ron Hynes and John Allan Cameron. He is a founding lover of the Borealis Recording Organization. He owned and operated his possess production firm and recording studio referred to as The Millstream for 20 several years. Mills is a picker, a.k.a. Curly Boy Stubbs, and 1 of the greatest from back in the working day. However, he ways tunes as a producer, normally hunting for and obtaining tasteful techniques to make the track – whatsoever tune – just better.
Singer-songwriter Anne Walker will be sharing the phase with Mills, who created two of her recordings. This ultimate live performance of the period will be a lovely collaboration.