Our 2017/18 Season! 

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Intimate Acoustics

November 25, 2017 | 7 pm

Our Intimate Acoustics shows feature six emerging singer songwriters and we have a smashing lineup planned for this year.

Jack Pine (Ottawa Singer/Songwriter/Producer Gareth Auden-Hole) was enthralled with music from a very young age and he fed his ears a steady diet of Toms [Waits, Yorke, Petty] and just about anything else he could get his hands on. He is usually touring with his band Jack Pine and the Fire, the well known Ottawa band just released their sophomore CD Left to Our Own Devices, and Jack's solo efforts are found on his EP Jack Pine is a Lone Wolf. Visit his website here.

Lilah Woods is a Montreal-based performer, she explores an array of genres and styles, old and new and interprets traditional folkloric songs. Her original tunes are about journeys, choices and changes, interpersonal relationships, justice for the planet and all who live on it, and her ethereal sound is reminiscent of Loreena McKennitt. Visit her website here.

Bentley Young is a singer/songwriter, born and raised in Cornwall. He grew up with the influence of music from artists George Strait, David Gates, The Eagles and others, and toured with members of The Country Legends performing in an award-winning role as Mr. George Strait. He is currently working on a program called 'A Good Dad!' that explores the enormous challenges of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and his newest recordings, which explore these issues, are receiving daily play on CKON 97.3 FM in Awkwesasne NY.

Christine Brady is a singer/ songwriter from Cornwall, she has always been passionate about music and began singing in church at the age of three. Currently, she is pursuing her B.Ed and hopes to instill a love of music and arts in her classroom someday. She is also passionate about working with at-risk youth, supporting community, and outdoor living.  Visit Christine's Facebook page here.

Nathanael Larochette is a spoken word poet and youth educator who teaches writing workshops in schools across Ottawa as well as performs, composes, and plays guitar in the Neofolk ensemble Musk Ox and the instrumental/progressive/metal band The Night Watch. In addition to this, Nathanael composes and performs solo classical guitar and released his debut double-album of solo pieces in June 2016:  Earth and Sky. Visit his website here.

Jessica Pearson & the East Wind are also based in Ottawa. They just completed their first international tour of Ireland, released their Debut EP Grave and Garden Songs in July and toured across Ontario over the summer. A dynamic trio featuring fiddle, stand-up bass and powerful harmonies,  Jessica Pearson and the East Wind’s music infuses Americana and Celtic sounds into their folk roots story telling. Visit their website here.

 

Tickets for this show are $10, all tickets are general admission. Tickets are available at Rurban Brewing in Cornwall, Upper Canada Playhouse and The McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg or on our website at the link below. Cash only sales at our vendors, please, and you can find their hours of operation via their websites at links above. A service charge will be applied to all online orders, tickets will be mailed to you (or will be held at the door in the last week prior to a performance). Online orders close the day prior to a performance.

 

Dione Taylor and the Backsliderz

January 20, 2018 | 7 pm

Music has always been an important and integral part of Dione Taylor’s life. A pastor’s daughter from Saskatchewan, she was born and raised in a family she describes as “really connected to the gift of song. My whole family sings and plays instruments in church,” praises Ms. Taylor, who began playing the organ at age four and by ten was the music director and organist at The Shiloh Assembly Apostolic Church in Regina. Having first burst onto the national music scene with her Juno nominated debut album Open Your Eyes, she followed wiith performances at festivals and concert theatres across the United States, Canada and Asia for audiences that have included the President of the United States and Queen Elizabeth II, Taylor has made a worthy name for herself as one of this country’s most talented musicians and singers. Dione was nominated for a Gemini Award for her rendition of Oscar Peterson’s “Hymn to Freedom,” which she performed alongside Oliver Jones at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala. She is also the recipient of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award Mentorship Program.

With her band the Backsliderz, she's coming full circle, Dione finds herself reconnecting with her childhood. As Memphis Marty of the Blues and Roots Music Blog writes: "Combining the elements of earthy blues and roots music with soulful gospel, Dione adds her powerful and emotional voice with heartfelt lyrics that tug at the mind and soul…” Visit Dione's website here.

Tickets for this show are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, all tickets are general admission. Tickets are available at Rurban Brewing in Cornwall, Upper Canada Playhouse and The McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg or on our website at the link below. Cash only sales at our vendors, please, and you can find their hours of operation via their websites at links above. A service charge will be applied to all online orders, tickets will be mailed to you (or will be held at the door in the last week prior to a performance). Online orders close the day prior to a performance.

 


The East Pointers

February 17, 2018 | 7 pm

There's a reason, beyond their dazzling musicianship and wildly entertaining live shows, that The East Pointers have connected with audiences right across the globe,
making new, original roots music the hippest, most vibrant thing going. The reason? The East Pointers - fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson
and guitarist Jake Charron – write about real life, sketching out its joys and sorrows in vivid strokes. That palpable authenticity makes their instrumental tunes practically cartwheel and infuses their lyric-driven songs with poignancy. As a follow-up to 2015's internationally acclaimed, JUNO Award-winning debut Secret
Victory
, they just released their newest CD, What We Leave Behind sharing stories previously unheard but framed by a familiar context. The album reflects on the traditions of Canadian Celtic music, where it comes from, and what it means to the people, but also strides in new directions, striking a captivating balance between their traditional-sounding instrumental tunes, and
catchy radio-ready songs. Visit The East Pointers website here.

Tickets for this show are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, all tickets are general admission. Tickets are available at Rurban Brewing in Cornwall, Upper Canada Playhouse and The McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg or on our website at the link below. Cash only sales at our vendors, please, and you can find their hours of operation via their websites at links above. A service charge will be applied to all online orders, tickets will be mailed to you (or will be held at the door in the last week prior to a performance). Online orders close the day prior to a performance.

 

 


Rose Cousins

March 3, 2018 | 7 pm

A native of Prince Edward Island, Rose Cousins now lives in Halifax Nova Scotia. Her two EPs and four CDs have been nominated for multiple national and international awards and she enjoys a huge fan following. Rose deeply values being part of numerous music communities, and is constantly fueled by collaboration. Her 2012 album We Have Made A Spark celebrated her Boston community and featured musicians she had known and played with for a decade. It won a JUNO Award, three East Coast Music Awards, a Canadian Folk Music Award, was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize, and made picks/best of lists in USA Today, NPR Music and Oprah Magazine.  Her music has found its way into several TV shows including Grey’s Anatomy and Saving Hope. At the end 2013 Rose reached a limit she didn’t know existed. Fearing burnout after years of constant touring she made a deliberate decision, barring a select few shows, to stop touring and focus on other creative avenues, including her early love of photography.

Her goal was to connect with artists, writers, and producers to make songs in new ways, new sounds with new people, not knowing where they would go and not needing to. In that time her newest album, Natural Conclusion, was conceived and recorded and is already garnering critical acclaim. As The Guardian wrote: "Her voice draws you in until you realize you are at the heart of the storm." Visit Rose's website here.

 

Tickets for this show are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, all tickets are general admission. Tickets are available at Rurban Brewing in Cornwall, Upper Canada Playhouse and The McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg or on our website at the link below. Cash only sales at our vendors, please, and you can find their hours of operation via their websites at links above. A service charge will be applied to all online orders, tickets will be mailed to you (or will be held at the door in the last week prior to a performance). Online orders close the day prior to a performance.

 

 


Rik Emmett of Triumph - Acoustic Duo Performance with Steve Skingley

April 14, 2018 | 7 pm

Rik Emmett gained international recognition as the lead singer/songwriter/guitarist with Triumph from 1975 to 1988. Five gold & platinum decades in the music business provided entry into the Canadian Rock Hall of Fame, the Music Industry Hall of Fame and the Junos Hall of Fame, with a few ‘Best Guitarist’ awards in various categories garnered along the way. A morphing, moving target, Rik followed up Smooth Jazz awards in ’05 and ’06, with the worldwide release of a prog rock project called Airtime in ‘07, and a Latin / Mediterranean guitar trio project called ‘Trifecta‘ in 2009 (nominated for a Best Instrumental Juno).  His latest release is the full-blown rock band project, RES 9, by Rik Emmett & RESolution9.   Searching backwards chronologically,  the 18th and 19th albums of his independent career Continuing his commitment to prolific and conscientious music-making, Rik remains an innovative music educator of long standing with Humber College in Toronto, and is the Artistic Director Emeritus of the annual Songstudio Songwriting Workshop. Visit Rik's website here.

 

Tickets for this show are $30 in advance, $35 at the door, all tickets are general admission. Tickets are available at Rurban Brewing in Cornwall, Upper Canada Playhouse and The McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg or on our website at the link below. Cash only sales at our vendors, please, and you can find their hours of operation via their websites at links above. A service charge will be applied to all online orders, tickets will be mailed to you (or will be held at the door in the last week prior to a performance). Online orders close the day prior to a performance.

 


Harry Manx with special guests, the Esca Quartet

May 5, 2018 | 7 pm

Harry Manx has spent years fusing eastern musical traditions with the blues, switching effortlessly between conventional guitars, harmonica, and banjo and the decidedly different Mohan veena, a 20-stringed instrument invented by Harry's Indian mentor Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. Manx is often referred to as the “Mysticssippi” Blues Man, because of his expertise in melding both East and West music together and he has created a unique sound that is hard to forget and deliciously addictive to listen to, or as Frank Hadley of Downbeat Magazine wrote: “Manx’s real skill lays in creating a rare musical place where blues, country, folk and Indian classical music co-exist as some spirit force.”

Harry has released over a dozen albums and has garnered a room full of awards including, seven Maple Blues Awards, six Juno nominations, the Canadian Folk Award in 2005 for Best Solo Artist and won CBC Radio’s Great Canadian Blues Award in 2007. His most recent release, Faith Lift, revisits many of his earlier classics this time arranged and performed with a string quartet. The new arrangements have taken on a whole new life of their own with the addition of the strings and Harry will be bringing Montreal's Esca Quartet with him for this performance. Esca is Edith Fitzgerald on second violin, Sarah Martineau on viola, Camille Paquette-Roy on cello and Amélie Lamontaigne on first violin. All powerhouse musicians in their own right, this is going to be a spectacular show. Visit Harry's website here.

Tickets for this show are $35 in advance, $40 at the door, all tickets are general admission. Tickets are available at Rurban Brewing in Cornwall, Upper Canada Playhouse and The McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg or on our website at the link below. Cash only sales at our vendors, please, and you can find their hours of operation via their websites at links above. A service charge will be applied to all online orders, tickets will be mailed to you (or will be held at the door in the last week prior to a performance). Online orders close the day prior to a performance.

 

 


Save Yourself Some Cash, Buy Yourself a Pass - Four Different Pass Options!

A reminder: if you purchased a gift certificate last year for the 2017/18 season, please contact us at info@st-lawrencestage.com before you place your online order, we will make sure your gift certificate is properly deducted from your purchase price.


 

The Full Season, Save $25 on the Advanced Price for All 8 Shows, $155

This option gives you the biggest savings over our already affordable individual ticket prices, all eight shows for $155.

 


The First Four - Save $7 By Buying the First Four Shows in Advance, $63

This option gives you a savings of $7 over the advance price of the first four shows, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, The O'Pears, Intimate Acoustics and Dione Taylor.

 


The Second Four - Save $7 on the Advance Price, $103

This option gives you a $7 savings over the advance price of the second four shows - The East Pointers, Rose Cousins, Rik Emmett and Harry Manx.

 


Pick 3 of our $20 Shows for $55

Pick any 3 of our $20 Shows and save $5 - that's three of these four: Lemon Bucket Orkestra, The O'Pears, Dione Taylor and The East Pointers. When you order, please make sure to tell us in the comment box which three shows you want. This option is only available via online orders or at the ticket desk on day of show.

 

Previous Shows!

The St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage has welcomed many great artists to Morrisburg, including The O'Pears, Moonfruits, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Kinnie Starr, Tara Holloway, Ron Sexsmith, Sarah Beatty, Coco Love Alcorn, Supernatural Buffalo, Brighid Fry, Joe Hehir, the David Eves Band, Union Duke, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar, Andy McKee, Pamela Cumming, The Small Glories, Benjamin Dakota Rogers, Sweet Alibi, Mike Celia, Jordie Lane, Clare Reynolds, Annie Sumi, Suzie Vinnick, Irish Mythen, Danielle Miraglia, Bruce Cockburn, Jaron Freeman-Fox & the Opposite of Everything, Braden Phalen, Mira Meikle, Sons of Gord, Kristine St-Pierre, Kev Corbett, Kellylee Evans, Don Ross and Calum Graham, Madison Violet, Sam Cash, Alex Vissia, Paul Harrison, Julie Corrigan, Sarah Beatty, Lindsey Walker, The Rhondas, Chic Gamine, Tracy Lalonde, Harry Manx, The Young Novelists, Nick Sherman, Winnie Brave, Carolina Hum, Jesse Ferguson, Isabelle Delage, Jazmine Wykes, Zoë & the Lost Boys, Shakura S'Aida, Adrian Legg, Christopher Thompson, Babes4Breasts, Great Lake Swimmers, The Musettes, Chuck Leclair, Tricia Brubacher, Sam Boer, Emma Phillips, Mandee Woods, Dan Barkley, Digging Roots, Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards, Melanie Brulée, Old Man Luedecke, Maneli Jamal, Amy Campbell, Ben Turcotte, Stephanie Coleman, Jamie Heath, Amanda Bon, Keegan Larose, Claude Plamondon, Garnet Rogers, Shawna Caspi, The 24th Street Wailers, Ian Sherwood & Coco Love Alcorn, Shane Koyczan, Tone Cluster, Roxanne Delage, Don Tuttle, Donna LeClair, Jenny Berkel, Ewen McIntosh,Laurence Juber, Brandon Roderick New Country Rehab, Amelia Curran, Jill Zmud, Natalia Zukerman, Awna Teixeira, Ian Sabourin and Alex Boyd, Christina Tracy, Douglas Poirier, Gen Lacroix, Binaeshee-Quae, Kunundrum, Evalyn Parry's SPIN, Terra Hazelton, Kevin Fox, David Simard, Catherine MacLellan, Jadea Kelly, Fraser Anderson, Tara Holloway, Ambre McLean, the Crooked Brothers, Manitoba Hal,Graham Greer, Ben Henriques, Del Barber, Serena Ryder, Matt Longo, Nancy Beaudette, Chris MacLean, Annabelle Chvostek, Layah Jane, J.D. Edwards, Twilight Hotel, Jason Fowler, Po’ Girl, Girlyman, Lynn Miles, Easy Pickins', Trio Bruxo, Jim Tidman with special guest Paul Langlois, Daniel Bolshoy, Melissa Ferrick, Roland Hunter,Andrea Simms-Karp, Andrew Aguiar, Bruce Cicarelli, the Derek Jones Band, The General Electryk, Sara Murphy, Callie Piticco, Matt MacDonald, Mallory Krock, Tracy Lalonde, Japhy Sullivan and many more.