Our 2019/2020 Season! 


 

Dar Williams

October 12, 2019 | 7 pm

We are delighted to be opening our 2019/20 season with the incomparable Dar Williams! She's been called "one of America's very best singer-songwriters" by The New Yorker. She's released ten studio albums and authored four books including her latest, "What I Found In A Thousand Towns," to be released in September.

Known as much for her staunch progressive ideals as her raw acoustic energy, Williams has
been captivating audiences with her sheer elegance and honesty in her folk-pop songwriting
since the '90s. Williams' growth as an individual over her two-decade-long career has gone
hand-in-hand with her evolution as an artist, touring along the way with such distinguished peers
as Joan Baez, Patty Griffin, Ani DiFranco, Loudon Wainwright III and Shawn Colvin among
others.


Dar's most recent album, Emerald, "deals as bluntly as ever with the shadowy, subtle corners of
humanity" according to Rolling Stone, and was recorded with friends such as Richard
Thompson, Jill Sobule, Jim Lauderdale, the Milk Carton Kids, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Suzzy
Roche, the Hooters and others in various studios across the U.S. It is a sparkling collection of
new original material, inspired collaborations and some surprising covers such as B.A.D.'s
"Johnny Appleseed" making this album one of her best yet.


As the New Yorker writes: "Her songs are beautiful. Some are like finely crafted short stories. They are, variously, devastatingly moving, tenderly funny, subtle without being in any way inaccessible, and utterly fresh—not a cliché or a clunker in her entire songbook." Visit Dar's website here.

 

Tickets for this show are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door. Tickets are available online at the link below - tickets purchased online will be mailed to you or, if purchased the last week prior to a show, we will hold for pick up at the door. There is a small service charge for online sales. As of August 12th, tickets will be available for in-person sales at our beloved ticket vendors: The Upper Canada Playhouse and the McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg and Rurban Brewing in Cornwall. Cash only sales at our vendors please, and check their web pages for hours. Our online sales close the evening prior to shows, if shows are sold out we will post that info here and on our Facebook page - otherwise there will be tickets available for sale at the show, come on out, there isn't a bad seat in the house and a last minute decision is still a good decision!

 


Maneli Jamal with Special Guest Greyson Gritt

November 2, 2019 | 7 pm

 

Acoustic guitarist Maneli Jamal graced our Stage five years ago and we are delighted to welcome him back in our 2019/20 Season. Maneli has lived in five different countries (Iran, Belarus, Germany, USA, Canada) and moved twenty times by the time he was 18. The young artist gained a sense of musical maturity rarely seen among his peers especially when he transforms his nomadic life experiences into musical movements using extended guitar techniques. There aren't many players in his style that have Jamal's balance of power and sensitivity, nor his breadth of ideas. His rhythmic concepts can be alternately short and dense, or explored carefully through several movements and real life stories. This becomes evident with having won countless music competitions around the world.

Having been brought up in an artistic and musical family has contributed to shape Maneli's unique and comical story telling approach in live settings. He incorporates many musical textures in his performances while keeping rhythm with his two hands but you'll swear he has a trio with him. You've got to see him live to experience what you thought was possible with the acoustic guitar. He has just reached 32 million Spotify plays, 5 million video views and 100,000+ followers on social media sites making him an artist to watch for. Visit Maneli's website here.

Maneli will be holding a workshop on the afternoon of November 2nd, details to be posted soon!

Opening this show will be Greyson Gritt. Greyson was born on the Canadian Shield, raised on a dirt road, and lives as a sub-arctic folk-blues musician in Yellowknife, NWT. With a mouthful of soul and a truckload of blues, this queer Anishinaabe-Métis songster was nominated for Best Blues Album at the Indigenous Music Awards in 2017 and is a member of the JUNO award-winning group Quantum Tangle. Visit Greyson's website here.

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets for this show are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. Tickets are available online at the link below - tickets purchased online will be mailed to you or, if purchased the last week prior to a show, we will hold for pick up at the door. There is a small service charge for online sales. As of August 12th, tickets will be available for in-person sales at our beloved ticket vendors: The Upper Canada Playhouse and the McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg and Rurban Brewing in Cornwall. Cash only sales at our vendors please, and check their web pages for hours. Our online sales close the evening prior to shows, if shows are sold out we will post that info here and on our Facebook page - otherwise there will be tickets available for sale at the show, come on out, there isn't a bad seat in the house and a last minute decision is still a good decision!

 

Connie Kaldor and Garnet Rogers

January 4, 2020 | 7 pm

We've got a fabulous double bill to ring in 2020 with two of Canada's finest singer songwriters - Connie Kaldor and Garnet Rogers! Connie Kaldor has traveled prairie backroads to visit modest community centres and sold out concert halls in major cities. From Beijing to New Delhi to Saskatoon to Washington, Connie has triumphed with her  mix of song and humour  honed in pacing and tone by the many years she has spent performing. She's won multiple JUNOs and her song Wood River was chosen by Canadian Geographic as one of Canada’s finest songs. She is the only songwriter to win the Western Literary Association award of merit, she is a member of the Order of Canada, and she is moving, memorable and irreverent as heck! Visit Connie's website here.

Described by the Boston Globe as "One of the major talents of our time," Garnet Rogers was barely out of high school when he started working as a full-time musician with his older brother Stan. Together they formed what has come to be accepted as one of the most influential acts in North American folk music. His music, like the man himself, is literate, passionate, highly sensitive, and deeply purposeful. As memorable as his songs, his over-the-top humour and lightning-quick wit moves his audience from tears to laughter and back again. Visit Garnet's website here.

Tickets for this show are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door. Tickets are available online at the link below - tickets purchased online will be mailed to you or, if purchased the last week prior to a show, we will hold for pick up at the door. There is a small service charge for online sales. As of August 12th, tickets will be available for in-person sales at our beloved ticket vendors: The Upper Canada Playhouse and the McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg and Rurban Brewing in Cornwall. Cash only sales at our vendors please, and check their web pages for hours. Our online sales close the evening prior to shows, if shows are sold out we will post that info here and on our Facebook page - otherwise there will be tickets available for sale at the show, come on out, there isn't a bad seat in the house and a last minute decision is still a good decision!

 


Le Vent du Nord

January 18, 2020 | 7 pm

The award winning and highly acclaimed band Le Vent du Nord have been performing together for seventeen years and have released ten albums, performed almost two thousand shows across four continents  and have racked up numerous  prestigious awards, including a Grand Prix du Disque Charles Cros, two Junos, a Félix at ADISQ, a Canadian Folk Music Award, and “Artist of the Year” at the North American Folk Alliance Annual Gala. Nicolas Boulerice, Simon Beaudry, Olivier Demers, Réjean Brunet and André Brunet are established musicians in their own right and collectively, as Le Vent du Nord, are a  leading force in Quebec’s progressive francophone folk movement. 

The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources, their own original compositions, and they are known for a hard driving soulful sound drawn from both Celtic and a broad range of global influences.  They are also a whole lot of fun! On stage these friends create intense, joyful and dynamic live performances that expand the bounds of tradition in striking new directions. Visit their website here.

 

Tickets for this show are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. Tickets are available online at the link below - tickets purchased online will be mailed to you or, if purchased the last week prior to a show, we will hold for pick up at the door. There is a small service charge for online sales. As of August 12th, tickets will be available for in-person sales at our beloved ticket vendors: The Upper Canada Playhouse and the McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg and Rurban Brewing in Cornwall. Cash only sales at our vendors please, and check their web pages for hours. Our online sales close the evening prior to shows, if shows are sold out we will post that info here and on our Facebook page - otherwise there will be tickets available for sale at the show, come on out, there isn't a bad seat in the house and a last minute decision is still a good decision!

 


Intimate Acoustics

February 8, 2020 | 7 pm

A lineup of six emerging artists, the performers in this show will be announced closer to the show date!

Tickets for this show are $10 in advance and at the door. Tickets are available online at the link below - tickets purchased online will be mailed to you or, if purchased the last week prior to a show, we will hold for pick up at the door. There is a small service charge for online sales. As of August 12th, tickets will be available for in-person sales at our beloved ticket vendors: The Upper Canada Playhouse and the McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg and Rurban Brewing in Cornwall. Cash only sales at our vendors please, and check their web pages for hours. Our online sales close the evening prior to shows, if shows are sold out we will post that info here and on our Facebook page - otherwise there will be tickets available for sale at the show, come on out, there isn't a bad seat in the house and a last minute decision is still a good decision!

 

 

 

 

 


Raine Hamilton Trio

March 7, 2020 | 7 pm

Resonant, acoustic chamber folk with an otherworldly edge, and a lyric presence that cuts deep - that’s how people describe the Raine Hamilton Trio! Raine Hamilton  won  the 2018 Emerging Artist of the Year Award at the Canadian Folk Music Awards and her  ethereal voice and lyrics are at the forefront of her powerful and relatable tunes, written both in English and in French. Alongside cello and double bass, and with Raine on violin or guitar, the Raine Hamilton Trio have a moving string quartet feel with a cosmic reach, with a witty and engaging storytelling approach to their songs. Get ready for prism-clear vocals and strings and a combination of vocal agility and power! Visit Raine's website here.

Tickets for this show are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. Tickets are available online at the link below - tickets purchased online will be mailed to you or, if purchased the last week prior to a show, we will hold for pick up at the door. There is a small service charge for online sales. As of August 12th, tickets will be available for in-person sales at our beloved ticket vendors: The Upper Canada Playhouse and the McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg and Rurban Brewing in Cornwall. Cash only sales at our vendors please, and check their web pages for hours. Our online sales close the evening prior to shows, if shows are sold out we will post that info here and on our Facebook page - otherwise there will be tickets available for sale at the show, come on out, there isn't a bad seat in the house and a last minute decision is still a good decision!

 


The Good Lovelies

April 18, 2020 | 7 pm

You hear it a lot these days – the idea that something is greater than the sum of its parts – and yet there’s really no better way to describe the musical essence of the Good Lovelies.

Kerri Ough, Sue Passmore, and Caroline Brooks – immensely talented vocalists and songwriters in their own right; however, it’s their voices interwoven in harmony – powerful and pure, organic and inspiring – that elevates the Good Lovelies from impressive to peerless.

Over the course of their decade-plus career, they’ve covered plenty of stylistic ground, adding tinges of pop, roots, jazz, and even hip-hop to their country folk core at various points.

The trio first united in 2006 for a one-off performance and has since compiled a catalogue of four studio albums, a pair of EPs, a live album, and Christmas collection. Through it all, the unmistakable sound of their intertwined voices has been the sonic anchor. Visit their website here.

 

 

Tickets for this show are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door. Tickets are available online at the link below - tickets purchased online will be mailed to you or, if purchased the last week prior to a show, we will hold for pick up at the door. There is a small service charge for online sales. As of August 12th, tickets will be available for in-person sales at our beloved ticket vendors: The Upper Canada Playhouse and the McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg and Rurban Brewing in Cornwall. Cash only sales at our vendors please, and check their web pages for hours. Our online sales close the evening prior to shows, if shows are sold out we will post that info here and on our Facebook page - otherwise there will be tickets available for sale at the show, come on out, there isn't a bad seat in the house and a last minute decision is still a good decision!

 


Hawksley Workman

May 9, 2020 | 7 pm

Hawksley Workman is many things to many people in many places, but primarily, he’s a student of the human psyche; an artist in the purest sense of the word, constantly finding fresh and interesting ways to frame and share the world – the people we are and the things we encounter. It’s a virtually bottomless well of ideas for a man with virtually endless imagination and creative outlets.

He's been a staple of the Canadian arts scene for almost 20 years and boasts a catalogue of 15 solo releases showcasing his now signature spectrum of sonic influence, from cabaret to electro-pop to anthemic rock and plenty in between. The accolades amassed include JUNO nods and wins and widespread critical acclaim. His touring career  has seen him play nearly a thousand shows worldwide. He’s headlined prestigious venues like Massey Hall in Toronto and The Olympia in Paris and on May 9th, he makes his way to the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage!

 



Tickets for this show are $40 in advance, or $45 at the door. Tickets are available online at the link below - tickets purchased online will be mailed to you or, if purchased the last week prior to a show, we will hold for pick up at the door. There is a small service charge for online sales. As of August 12th, tickets will be available for in-person sales at our beloved ticket vendors: The Upper Canada Playhouse and the McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg and Rurban Brewing in Cornwall. Cash only sales at our vendors please, and check their web pages for hours. Our online sales close the evening prior to shows, if shows are sold out we will post that info here and on our Facebook page - otherwise there will be tickets available for sale at the show, come on out, there isn't a bad seat in the house and a last minute decision is still a good decision!

 

 


Save Yourself Some Cash - Buy Yourself a Pass!

Full Year Pass - All Eight Shows for $160!

Save $25 on the advanced price for all eight shows in our 2019/20 season!

 



The First Four - $80!

Save $10 on the advanced price for the first four shows of our season, that's Dar Williams on October 12th, Maneli Jamal on November 2nd, Connie Kaldor and Garnet Rogers on January 4th and Le Vent du Nord on January 18th.

 


The Second Four - $85!

Save $10 on the advanced price for the second four shows of our season - that's our Intimate Acoustics Lineup on February 8th, the Raine Hamilton Trio on March 7th, the Good Lovelies on April 18 and Hawksley Workman on May 9th.

 

 

Our Three $20 Shows for $55

We have three $20 shows this season - Maneli Jamal on November 2nd, Le Vent du Nord on January 18th and the Raine Hamilton Trio on March 7th - you can pick up all three for a $5 savings. This pass is only available online, it is not available at any of our vendors.

 


Previous Shows!

The St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage has welcomed many great artists to Morrisburg! Check them out! You will find links on (most of) the posters below.