Lloyd Spiegel – Saturday, April 25, 2020 – Charlotte Street Arts Centre
Somewhere between songwriter, social worker and truth-seeker, sits 14X Australian Blues Award winner, Lloyd Spiegel. Named one of the top Australian guitarists of all time, Lloyd blends comedy, storytelling and jaw-dropping guitar chops to provide one of the most unique, solo, acoustic concert experiences in the world.
“Lloyd Spiegel…guitar magic and great stories. This show is value for money! Go, be amazed!”- Terry Seguin, CBC
Tickets ($20 advance/$25 door) online here or in person at Tony’s Music Box
*children (under age 12) admitted at no cost when accompanied by an adult
Norma MacDonald – Saturday, May 9, 2020 – The Tipsy Muse Cafe
Norma MacDonald’s voice hits the nerve that runs down the spine of the Appalachians from Canada’s east coast to the Smokey Mountains, tinging in the tension between storyteller folk and classic country.
Her new album, Old Future, leans into nostalgia and contradiction, picking up 1960’s Dolly and Loretta vibes with a spotlight on the pedal steel while nodding to 1970’s California folk-rock with layered acoustic guitars and lush harmonies. MacDonald co-produced the album with Dale Murray (The Guthries, Hayden) who played on her previous albums. Their musical kinship sounds effortless here, but MacDonald’s songs are the heartbeat of the album, swinging between familiar stories of “good luck and heart ache” without cliché.
Tickets available here or at Tony’s Music Box
Madison Violet – Wednesday, May 13, 2020 – Dolan’s Pub
After 20 years together, the Juno nominated singer-songwriting duo from Cape Breton’s love of music deepens with every new experience, and their desire to push musical boundaries expands. The shared belief in themselves and their fearlessness to follow their dreams led to the accolades and awards that soon became synonymous with Madison Violet, including a Juno nomination, a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Vocal Group Album of the Year and a Critic’s Choice Award from Country Music People’s Magazine.
Tickets available online here or in person at Tony’s Music Box.