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 (click on picture for the link)
The BackYard Devils – Wednesday, February 27, 2019 – Dolan’s Pub
Lead singer and lyricist Erik Arsenault decided to return to the East Coast after spending a few years out West. The roadtrip back proved to be much fruitful when the singer and his brother Rémi (vocals, bass) decided to start a dirty country and bluegrass band that would cater to the young and old. They recruited Christien Belliveau, a talented and highly demanded guitar player with a love for roots music and Dillon Robicheau, a seasoned bluegrass mandolin and banjo player out of Nova Scotia to help create the vision. With a swinging guitar rhythm, doghouse bass slaps, smashing guitar solos and lightning quick banjo and mandolin lines, The BackYard Devils managed to hammer down their own sound in an old fashion style, just like the brothers had planned.
Steve Hill – Wednesday, March 20, 2019
presented by Stingray – a Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival event
JUNO and MAPLE BLUES AWARD WINNER
When it comes to one-man bands, guitarist and singer extraordinaire Steve Hill has no limits. The truest definition of a one-man band; Hill performs standing up while singing and playing guitar, his feet playing bass drum, snare drum, hi-hats and with a drum stick fused to the head of his trusty guitar, any other percussion within reach.
Steve Poltz – Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Among the music cognoscenti, Steve Poltz is regarded as one of the most talented and prolific songwriters of our time. His songs have been among the longest running ever on the Billboard Top 100 and they regularly appear in movie soundtracks, television shows, and even the odd commercial. His touring schedule is ferocious, ping ponging between continents with enough frequency to earn him manic followings in scores of different accents and languages.
Past performers at Dolan’s Pub:
Matthew Byrne in a special co-production with Shivering Songs
– Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Matthew was born into a family of Newfoundland music makers and his repertoire is heavily influenced by his unique musical lineage. This tradition thrives on the song – the weaving of a great story with a beautiful melody – and Matthew’s music reminds us how satisfying traditional songs can be when stripped down to these basic elements. His live performance offers tasteful and honest interpretations of folk songs delivered with polished guitar work and powerful vocals. His repertoire transcends time and place with traditional songs from both sides of the Atlantic.
Tomato/Tomato – Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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.
Steve Marriner – Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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.
Ian Janes – Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Ian Janes is a entertaining performer who shares stories of the inspiration behind the songs and anecdotes of his sometimes hectic life balancing travel to Nashville and Los Angeles as a professional songwriter with the demands of his young family. In March 2017 Ian’s song “Can’t Remember Never Loving You” was used in the hit TV show “Nashville”.
Earle & Coffin – Wednesday, September 5, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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.