Music Runs Through It is partnering with Dolan’s Pub to present the live performance series, Up Close and Personal. The series will feature early shows on Wednesday evenings with a 7:30 start, and will showcase local and international artists. The seating will be set up in a ‘listening room’ style, which will support an intimate setting, as the name suggests. This atmosphere will facilitate a Q&A at the end of the first set, allowing the audience to interact with the performer.
Tickets available at Tony’s Music Box or online
Ian Janes – Wednesday, November 7
A singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer living in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Janes’ latest release,Yes Man, has been met with immediate and overwhelmingly positive critical acclaim. The record was given 4 out of 5 possible stars by Rolling Stone France, chosen as ‘disc of the day” by Le Journal de Montréal, was nominated for four 2017 Music Nova Scotia awards and nominated for “Pop Recording of the Year” at the 2018 East Coast Music Awards. In March 2017 Ian’s song “Can’t Remember Never Loving You” was used to close the mid-season finale of the hit TV show “Nashville”.
Steve Marriner – Wednesday, November 21
Juno Award winning multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer based in Toronto, Canada. Blues, Roots, Swamp & Soul! Steve Marriner is a dynamic and powerful performer. His incorporation of various styles of blues, roots and soul come together to form an original sound that is both deep and genuine.
Tomato/Tomato – Wednesday, December 5
Hang onto your hats because this genre-bending power duo is ready to take you on a ride!
Tomato/Tomato perform an eclectic mix of folk and country that will have you rolling down your windows and singing at the top of your lungs. Their live show includes jaw dropping multitasking, dynamic guitar arrangements, and soaring vocal harmonies. Stitch these elements together with compelling, heartfelt songwriting and you have an unforgettable musical experience.
Past performers at Dolan’s Pub:
Earle & Coffin – Wednesday, September 5
Newfoundland and Labrador’s acoustic Blues/Roots duo Earle and Coffin are soulful vocalists, brilliant guitar players and blessed with engaging personalities, experienced beyond their years. They made a huge impression on the crowd at last year’s Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival and we are thrilled they’ll be back in Fredericton this fall.
Dave Gunning – Wednesday, July 11
Eleven albums in, Dave Gunning has become a truly masterful songwriter, one who has earned real peer respect from such Canadian folk songwriting legends as Ron Hynes, David Francey, and James Keelaghan.
“Truly, what makes Gunning so remarkable as an entertainer is his rare gift to be able to befriend the audience as a whole from the stage throughout the course of the concert. And, indeed, you do feel as though he’s as good of a friend as any after a night of songs, stories and lighthearted laughs.” – The Guardian
Charlie A’Court – Wednesday, June 27
If you go down to the crossroads of roots and soul, you’ll find singer, songwriter and guitarist Charlie A’Court, whose honest purpose in life is to connect people, one emotion at a time. His mighty voice, fierce guitar work and contemporary songwriting have earned him an international following and a host of awards and accolades for his five solo albums. Arguably most revered for his dynamic, engaging live performance.
Meaghan Blanchard – Wednesday, May 30
Meaghan is a gifted guitarist with her own blend of light claw hammer/finger picking style; paired with a crystal pure voice and a unique ability to write and tell stories through charming character driven songs.