8:00pm Saturday, October 15, 2022, $20
Barry James Payne & String Bone with Neil Little opening
Americana to the bone, Canadiana in the heart & soul Barry James Payne is the brainchild and creative force behind the music of String Bone. Payne is a songwriter, producer, musician, artist and Canadian indie entrepreneur who has worked in the business since the early ’80s writing, recording & performing in many configurations and has toured extensively throughout Canada, the US and Europe.
Neil is a singer songwriter from Stratford Ontario Canada. His sound is a blend of alt folk rock with the the emphasis on interesting guitar work and thoughtful lyrics. During the spring of 2019 Neil recorded an EP of mostly acoustic songs. In the past Neil often played with long time friends and band mates Jeff Appel and Jim Burek also know as The Chrome Hearts. The Chrome Hearts original line up began in the early 90’s. In 2007/2008 The Chrome hearts began playing on a casual basis off and on over the next few years. Before the Chrome Hearts Neil played in the band Firefly. Firefly released an EP as well as a full length album and played many shows in Southern Ontario at renowned venues such as the Horseshoe Tavern. Firelfy saw some college radio and CBC airplay during its five years together. Firefly disbanded in 2006.
8:00pm Monday, October 17, 2022, $20
Colin Fowlie The Inside My Head Tour
Direct from the East Coast, Colin Fowlie will fuse folk, rock, blues and Americana/Canadiana into a magical musical night.
When critically-acclaimed Canadian recording artist and versatile singer-songwriter Colin Fowlie arrived on the scene he brought with him a storied past, unique and compelling compositions in song, and charismatic vocal stylings. He turned heads with his debut full-length album “Party Music” and has demonstrated tremendous growth and exploration, making an emphatic statement with his sophomore album “East of Nowhere” in 2021.
Fowlie continues to evolve his craft as not only a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and touring performer but also as a music educator, mentor, and content creator. He spends the balance of his time with family or exploring the world on two wheels with the wind in his face.
The unique character of his songs fuse elements of folk, rock, blues and Americana/Canadiana into a special blend of universally themed storytelling that, along with his down-to-earth personality, create magic that audiences adore.
7:30pm Saturday, October 29, 2022, $15 advance, $20 door
Reynolds, Robinson & Lodge with Sarah Louise McGregor
Reynolds, Robinson & Lodge may sound like a law firm, but in fact are a musical trio based in Goderich, Ontario (Canada) consisting of Mike Reynolds, Warren Robinson & John Lodge.
The long-time friends have played together in various formats for years, but a few years ago, Mike was inspired to appreciate the banjo as a lead instrument and began letting many original tunes he’d been keeping in his head flow freely.
The three had come together regularly to play music, and initially played a variety of songs but, gradually, Mike’s original music became their main focus. The group’s new format began to make public appearances during 2014 while working on Mike’s tunes and preparing to record their first CD – Into the Wind – which was released in June, 2015 and has had great response. Their second CD – Haze Around the Moon: The Livery Sessions – was released in June, 2017, also to great reviews.
Reynolds, Robinson & Lodge offer an eclectic blend of original acoustic folk music, with influences from Bluegrass, Jazz, Celtic & Country. And according to critics: “authentic”, “clean, crisp & smooth – not unlike a fine beer” & “fabulous blend of instrumentals & vocals”.
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