Northeastern Chorus CD Release – Friday, November 27, 2021 – Fredericton Playhouse
Throughout their years as a band, Sleepy Driver has had the good fortune to work with so many talented people: singers, songwriters, and players who either shared a bill or came to contribute to projects as a result of mutual friendships. And now, these collaborations have been realized as “Northeastern Chorus.”
The album Northeastern Chorus features songs by Sleepy Driver members Peter Hicks and John Heinstein, Juanita Bourque (Sissy & the Hobos, The Chanterelles) and Clinton Charlton (Bonnett House, Jessica Rhaye & the Ramshackle Parade).
The show will feature performances by some of Fredericton’s finest: Peter Hicks, Juanita Bourque, John Heinstein, Barry Hughes, Shane Guitar, Jamie Guitar, Kelly Waterhouse, Jonnie Price, Ross Beckett, Mike Hatheway, Chris Browne, Erin Keith, Ethan Young-Lai, Jason Sonier, Sylvia Reentovich, Justine Everett, Aidan Hicks, The Chanterelles and Sleepy Driver.
COVID precautions apply and seating is limited.
Across the Pond 2021 featuring Julie Aubé and Luke Jackson
Florenceville-Bristol, Second Wind Theatre – Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Fredericton, Dolan’s Pub – Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Moncton, Aberdeen Cultural Centre – Thursday, March 11, 2021
St. Andrew’s, Sunbury Shores Gallery – Friday, March 12, 2021
Saint John, Five & Dime – Saturday, March 13, 2021
Hailing from Moncton, Julie Aubé is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist well-known as a member of the band Les Hay Babies. British singer, songwriter and guitarist, Luke Jackson is an accomplished performer who impresses from the outset and takes his audience on a journey with songs.
Lloyd Spiegel – Saturday, April 10, 2021 – 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) will be available 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 – The Tipsy Muse Cafe (POSTPONED)
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