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October 18 5:00 PM

Zachari Smith

Weaving together improvised stories and thoughtful indie folk music, Zachari Smith’s concerts slow down time and carve out space for a truly emotive experience. Each concert is a conscious curation of songs and stories—set lists that fold and flex in response to a wide range of audiences. From Ulm, Germany to St. Stephen, NB, Zachari has played over 500 concerts, many with his father, a lifelong professional musician, as the duo Andrew and Zachari Smith. 
As a second generation folk singer, Zachari honours these traditions while forging a new path. Zachari's music is highlighted with dobro licks and fingerstyle acoustic guitar, his songs stretch the boundaries of contemporary folk music, mixing styles and weaving stories into an unforgettable performance.

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October 19 8:00 PM

David James Allen

Folk singer/songwriter Dave Allen was born and raised in Barrie, Ontario. He was exposed to an eclectic collection of music at a young age, from Bowie to Dylan, Joan Armatrading to Supertramp and The Beatles. These influences helped to shape the all-embracing qualities of his own song craft. Growing up in a musical family, Dave was introduced to improvised melody and performance in jamming pop & folk songs of the 60’s and 70s with his mother, father and younger sister. These jams typically happened at family gatherings and campfires to small crowds of friends and family around Southern Ontario. It was these musical moments that ignited Dave’s ambition for songwriting and creative work. Dave was the lead singer-songwriter in the rock n’ soul band Stonetrotter who had released their full length album ‘Stonetrotter’ in 2015. You can find Dave performing solo or with his Family band  in venues across Ontario. Dave’s debut full-length record is set to be released in 2017.

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October 24 5:00 PM

Copper Viper

Copper Viper is an acoustic folk duo from London, UK, comprised of prolific songwriter and guitarist Robin Joel Sangster and fiddle/mandolin player Duncan Menzies. Drawing inspiration from the British folk and American country/bluegrass traditions, Copper Viper’s music marries haunting melodies and intricate vocal harmonies with searing instrumental passages to create a stylistic blend that is at once familiar and unique.
The group recently recorded their debut album “Cut It Down, Count The Rings” at Bear Creek Studio in Woodinville WA, USA with platinum-selling producer Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Brandi Carlile). Mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Gavin Lurssen (“O Brother, Where Art Thou?” Soundtrack, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss), the album flows smoothly between lyrical ballads and foot-stomping barn-stormers, mixing melancholy, hope, tension and joy in equal measure. 

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October 26 8:00 PM

Instant Rivalry

Brother and sister duo, Caleb and Megan Hutton started playing music together as Instant Rivalry(IR) while attending high school.  The Highway - a track off their first album – remained on the independent charts for nine weeks, peaking at number two and received international radio play.

Since their last album, IR has toured Canada (opening for acts such as Tanya Tucker, Clint Black, Prairie Oyster, The Trews, Jefferson Starship, Honeymoon Suite, Tyler Shaw, Marshall Dane and Sarah Cripps). They are often in Nashville, TN to perform and write songs, as they are active members of the Nashville Songwriting Association International. Both Caleb and Megan are the musical composers, lyricists and producers behind Instant Rivalry’s music.
Instant Rivalry won The Next Country Music Star Talent Search 2015. Trevor Lammas, of Sony Music Canada, called their song, Little Old Farmhouse, one of the best songs he had ever heard. Bruce Sutton, the stage manager of Havelock Jamboree, said you better enjoy seeing them now before you have to pay big bucks to see them again.

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November 01 5:00 PM

Piper & Carson

Born in New York, raised in Toronto, and now residing in Hamilton since 2015, critically acclaimed folk/roots singer, songwriter and social activist Piper Hayes is truly authentic. On December 8, 2017, Hayes released her debut full-length album ‘Piper & Carson.’

Nowadays, Hayes (who is a two-time nominee for the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, 2017 and 2018) performs and writes closely with her partner Carson Ritcey-Thorpe and, after a 2017 western Canada tour, many prime showcases at Folk Music Ontario, Folk Alliance International and South East Regional Folk Alliance (SERFA), they have become beloved darlings of the folk music scene.

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November 02 8:00 PM

Norris & Jones

Based in Prince Edward County, Norris & Jones is a dynamic acoustic duo playing classic hits, B-sides, singer-songwriter gems and Canadiana favourites spanning the 60's all the way up to the present.  After being in bands and performing music for most of their lives, Trevor Norris and Stewart Jones met in 2013 and developed an instant and unique chemistry with their combined love of melody, harmonies and just really great songs.  Their sets include music from bands/artists like The Beatles, Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, Wilco, U2, Travelling Wilburys, The Tragically Hip, James, 5440, Skydiggers, Joel Plaskett and many others.

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November 08 5:00 PM

Chris Morris

For over 25 years, his music and high-energy performances have been heard all over Southeastern Ontario, encompassing folk and other traditional genres from the Delta to Dylan, the plantations to the Appalachians, the Mississippi to the Great Lakes. Folk, blues, roots, alt-country, singer-songwriter, bluegrass, spirituals – it’s all blended together and performed with a captivating intensity, and a healthy dash of humour, that will take you along through songs happy and sad, upbeat foot-tappers and singalongs, murder ballads, love songs, blues and who knows what else! His debut solo album, I Know This All Too Well, was released on April 14, 2018.

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November 09 8:00 PM

Teagan McLaren

Her intimate lyrics are like words torn from her diary, and the music is the glue binding the pages together. Ever since learning to play guitar at the age of 12, Canadian country artist Teagan McLaren has found harmony in creating music about her personal triumphs and struggles.

In 2012, Teagan's performance career took flight after submitting an audition video for the “Billy Idol” competition. The audition video received such positive reviews that Teagan was awarded a seat among the top four finalists, winning the chance to audition in-person for country star Billy Currington.

Since then Teagan has gone on to: release a self-titled EP; place in the top 100 of CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada Song Quest; win first prize at the Voice of the Rideau competition; open for multi-Juno Award winner Fred Penner, and CCMA nominees The Heartbroken; share the stage annually with Gold Record Award winner, Cliff Edwards, in a Johnny Cash and June Carter tribute show; and earn a Bachelor of Music Degree studying the saxophone.  

Teagan is currently set to release her first full-length album on September 21, 2019 at The Mansion in Kingston, Ontario. The album was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee and produced by ACM’s Guitarist of the Year, John Willis. 

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November 15 5:00 PM

Graham Nicholas

On Dial Tones and Pretty Notes, his latest full- length album, Graham Nicholas has created an emotionally resonant world inhabited by troubled and love-hungry characters. Never alienated for their insecurities, his characters are instead respected by the empathetic voice of an honest songwriter. The album finds Nicholas honing in on his concise form of storytelling and refining his irreverent sense of humor. Coupling the narratives with a backing band that hearkens back to the likes of The Heartbreakers, The Travelling Wilburys, and The Byrds Nicholas’ songs have found the right balance of warmth and grit. Not only has Graham Nicholas maintained an extensive and country crossing touring schedule, he has also shared the stage with the like of Ron Hynes, Catherine Maclellan, Old man Luedecke, Del Barber and Daniel Romano.

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November 16 8:00 PM


Canadian Singer-Songwriter Yan-Nick Michaud blurs the lines of acoustic indie rock with a soulful bluesy folk twist. Playing from many of the Ottawa Valley’s local pubs, to Hockey Day in Canada and Kingston’s own The Break out Project featuring Sam Roberts, he has recently announced the release of his much-anticipated debut album set for release in later 2019.  

This multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter waits for no drummer, in fact, for his live show, he is the drummer. With one bare foot rattling various homemade shakers and the other thumping upside the rickety, wooden Cajon upon which he sits, Yan-Nick’s stories spill out through song with a sense of love, honesty a humility. There’s nothing fancy about what he takes on stage with him for these live shows, but this musician, isn’t one to leave anything up there when he leaves either, with the exception of a crowd on their feet and a lasting impression. 

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November 22 5:00 PM

Andy Earle

Andy loves to play the blues but doesn't think the blues gets enough respect." Everybody borrows from the blues, but nobody's putting back" he says.

Andy currently performs in practically any combination of single duo trio and full band, and certainly gives a lot back to his audience. With a powerful voice, impeccable guitar work and an infectious sense of humor that permeates his performances, Andy Earle is a show not to be missed.

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November 22 7:00 PM

Cabaret Live! Dinner & Show

Capers has partnered up with Big Top Productions to bring you Cabaret Live. Come enjoy a three-course meal in our beautiful event space transformed into a theatre where you will dine amongst the stage and lights. This show features professional dancers, circus entertainers, burlesque performers, drag queens, comedy, and mind-reading. It is surely a night not to be missed. Please note entrées must be selected upon purchase of your ticket. Menu details below. Allergies and dietary restrictions must be provided 7 days in advance of the show. For any inquiries or group seating requests call 613-968-7979. 

Tickets: $65     Doors open: 6pm               Dinner: 7pm                Showtime: 8pm 



Fall Spinach and Butternut squash salad: Spinach, roasted butternut squash, shallots, craisins, toasted walnuts, feta cheese with maple thyme vinaigrette


Bacon Wrapped Chicken Supreme: Bacon wrapped chicken supreme with honey & thyme sweet potato puree, grilled maitake mushrooms finished with chicken au jus

 Seared Black Cod : Seared black cod with fall butternut squash succotash and purple beet demi glaze 

Wild Mushroom Ravioli (Vegetarian): Fresh mushroom & ricotta cheese ravioli with spicy tomato butter, grated parmesan cheese & sprouts 


Chocolate lava cake: Chocolate lava cake finished with a cherry port reduction 

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November 23 7:00 PM

Cabaret Live! Dinner & Show

Capers has partnered up with Big Top Productions to bring you Cabaret Live. Come enjoy a three-course meal in our beautiful event space transformed into a theatre where you will dine amongst the stage and lights. This show features professional dancers, circus entertainers, burlesque performers, drag queens, comedy, and mind-reading. It is surely a night not to be missed. Please note entrées must be selected upon purchase of your ticket. Menu details below. Allergies and dietary restrictions must be provided 7 days in advance of the show. For any inquiries or group seating requests call 613-968-7979. 

Tickets: $65      Doors open: 6pm               Dinner: 7pm                Showtime: 8pm 



Fall Spinach and Butternut squash salad: Spinach, roasted butternut squash, shallots, craisins, toasted walnuts, feta cheese with maple thyme vinaigrette


Bacon Wrapped Chicken Supreme: Bacon wrapped chicken supreme with honey & thyme sweet potato puree, grilled maitake mushrooms finished with chicken au jus

 Seared Black Cod : Seared black cod with fall butternut squash succotash and purple beet demi glaze 

Wild Mushroom Ravioli (Vegetarian): Fresh mushroom & ricotta cheese ravioli with spicy tomato butter, grated parmesan cheese & sprouts 


Chocolate lava cake: Chocolate lava cake finished with a cherry port reduction 

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November 23 8:00 PM

Head Over Heels Duo

Head over Heels is an acoustic guitar/vocal duo from the Kingston, Ontario area. Veteran singer-songwriter-guitarist Kevin Head and vocalist Vanessa Burnett, perform a diverse mix of

original music and interpreted covers of folk, jazz, classic rock and contemporary tunes. Their engaging and playful onstage rapport has endeared them to many audiences in Eastern

Ontario. Kevin recently released his third CD of original music - recorded with Vanessa and a full band, live in Gananoque, Ontario.

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November 29 5:00 PM

Doug Reansbury

Doug is a veteran of the pub and folk festival circuits  since the late 1970’s. He has a smooth articulate guitar style that has seasoned over time. A stickler for sound he tries to envelope the audience in a warm blanket of sound. At a recent gig a fellow musician described it as big cup of sonic creamy hot chocolate. Come relax and drink it in.

Doug also spends much of his time in recording studios producing and playing guitars on various projects. He plays a wide variety of covers sprinkled with his own songs. His music sits in the James Taylor/Paul Simon sonic pocket.

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November 30 8:00 PM

Jocelyn Gould

Jocelyn Gould is a Canadian jazz guitarist and vocalist. Originally from Winnipeg, Jocelyn relocated to the United States in 2016. After spending two years studying jazz in the historically rich city of Detroit, Jocelyn moved to New York City, where she created a successful freelance career.

Jocelyn has toured internationally as a guitarist with the legendary pianist and vocalist Freddy Cole (brother of Nat King Cole), Trinidadian trumpet star Etienne Charles, and bassist George Delancey. She has performed in in the bands of bass master Rodney Whitaker, trombonist Michael Dease, guitarist Randy Napoleon, and bassist Jamale Deshon, among others. She has recorded with Michael Dease for two of of his upcoming records, and with Randy Napoleon for his upcoming record. Jocelyn holds the guitar chair in The Gathering Orchestra, a jazz orchestra directed by bassist Rodney Whitaker in memory of the late Geri Allen.

In July 2019, Jocelyn was appointed as fulltime professor of guitar at Humber College in Toronto. 

Jocelyn is scheduled to record her debut album in September 2019 in New York City on Positone records. This album will be released in the spring of 2020

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December 06 5:00 PM


December 07 8:00 PM


Mayhemingways emerge within a region ripe with musical reputation in Ontario Canada. Benj Rowland executes lead vocals and employs a mixed bag of folk instruments like banjo, mandolin, accordion, and acoustic guitar. Josh Fewings anchors the tunes on the drums and elevates the melody with harmony vocals. They are a strong musical duo that converges with “Mind-bending and original music with deep roots in the tradition of dark North American folk” (Tom Wilson, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings & Lee Harvey Osmond).

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December 13 5:00 PM

Patrick Lehman

Patrick Lehman is a soul singer and producer from Montreal. His brand new single "Games" has been climbing the charts in Canada (currently #70 in top 150 pop charts in Canada). Patrick’s new album ‘Butchy’s Son’ will be released in stores and online across Canada on August 21st 2015.

Patrick  has performed at the Montreal International Jazz Festival's Big Event - a Paul Simon Tribute Concert, sharing the stage with Elvis Costello and several other artists. The show drew a crowd of 150,000 people and was subsequently broadcast on several television networks. It was one the festival's most successful outdoor concerts.  His last album ‘Electric Soul Kitchen Vol.2’ which featured the hits "Stop Pretending" and "Oh I" have both been featured on Stingray Music's Soul/R&B channel and the second single “Come Together” released off the album has been a featured track on Quebec's leading rock station CHOM 97.7FM, putting it in the Top 50 of the Rock chart on Nielsen/BDS.
In 2013-2014 Patrick toured across Europe with performances in Germany, Netherlands and the UK. His tours have included the Zwarte Cross Festival and the Songbird Festival in Netherlands. 
He has been written about in International Musician Magazine, Elle Magazine and Jazzism Magazine to remarkable reviews. The Dutch magazine Linda has called him a "Top 5 to download" artist alongside Raul Midon and David Bowie. Elle Magazine Netherlands describes his latest album as being "as warm as whiskey", and CBC Music has named him “the Nation’s best kept soul secret”.

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December 14 5:00 PM

Victor Cooper

Victor was born in Plattsburgh New York and since has traveled much of the world producing outdoor television. Music has been a staple in Victor’s life for the past 20 years and recently he has experienced an overflow of original writing “I have a bad habit of putting my foot in my mouth. Music is an opportunity for me to collect my thoughts, put them down on paper, and then deliver them. Without music I think I would be in trouble a lot more frequently.” Playing in and around the Quinte area, Victor has been able to fulfill his passion for performing in his very occasional free time. He now lives in Quinte west with his wife Jodi.

December 20 5:00 PM

Emily Burgess & Marcus Browne

Emily Burgess graduated with honours from Humber College’s prestigious music program at twenty-two years old, majoring in guitar.  Direct from the hallways to the roadways, Emily began touring Canada and the U.S with the JUNO nominated 24th Street Wailers. 8 years and hundreds of shows later, she fronting her own band, The Emburys, and playing guitar with many different acts across Canada. Emily has shared the stage and traded riffs with guitar greats Jimmie Vaughan, John Primer, Garrett Mason, Suzie Vinnick, Sue Foley, and Sam Weber, among others.  Burgess wrote two songs and took guitar duties for 2015’s JUNO nominated album “Wicked” by The 24th Street Wailers.

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December 21 8:00 PM

Chris Bonham-Carter

Chris Bonham-Carter is a guitarist from Prince Edward County who has been playing shows around the area for over 10 years. Chris began playing guitar in 2002 and studied musical theory with Drew Ackerman for over 5 years. With a list of songs that span across 7 decades, there is not much he can’t play. You can catch him regularly at the many wineries and breweries in the Bay of Quinte area. 

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December 27 5:00 PM

Matt Smith

Roots, Blues, World and Beyond…Matt Smith is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Come out for a night of world class fingerstyle, flatpicked and slide guitar, not to mention some killer mandolin playing.

With two full length recordings of original music and a vast repertoire his own unique interpretations of of Blues, Jazz, World and many Classics you are sure to have a great night of high level musicianship delivered with an intimate down-home feel.

December 28 8:00 PM

Benni Vander

Benni is a world-class musician, award winning songwriter and entertainer from Prince Edward County, Canada. His endless repertoire includes ambitious covers of classics from the past 50 years, and an array of contagious original songs. His welcoming and friendly personality draws in unfamiliar crowds, and keeps familiar crowds coming back. Benni has spent his early years mastering music production, and is an extremely efficient and tasteful session pianist, guitarist, drummer, bassist, and vocalist.

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January 03 5:00 PM

The Remedy Duo

Jamie Murphy and Jamie Sharp have been playing music together for over a decade.  They are founding members of the

 popular Hasting County band The Remedy, playing a mix of rock ‘n’roll, roots, county and rhythm and blues.The

 duo embraces the opportunity to let the heart and soul of the songs shine through in an intimate acoustic setting.

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January 04 8:00 PM

Chris Staig

Chris Staig is a Toronto based guitarist and singer/songwriter. Over the years Chris has had the pleasure of lending his talents on guitar to many different musical ventures. As a singer/songwriter Staig has released multiple solo albums throughout his career. His fifth album entitled “Shack by the Tracks”  was released in February 2015, with an Ontario tour to support it. Staig's current band for live performances, The Marquee Players, consists of Stephen O’Toole on the bass, Shelley Coopersmith on violin and mandolin, and Ian Mackay on the drums. Chris Staig and the Marquee Players have maintained a monthly residency at Toronto’s fabled Hole in the Wall for the past two years. They also perform many shows monthly around Ontario, both as a full band or as an acoustic trio. 

Notable performers who have enlisted Staig’s guitar talents for recording and live performance include Greg Hobbs, bagpipe-funk pioneer Grier Coppins and Dakota Tavern stalwart Jimmy Byron. Staig for has also recorded and played live with Jason Collett of Broken Social Scene. His guitar playing is featured on the track "Blue Skies" from Collett's CD "Motor Motel Love Songs".

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January 10 5:00 PM

Jeremy Kelly

Jeremy Kelly is a multi­-instrumentalist with a passion for all things creative and soulful.

As a guitarist Jeremy has toured, composed and recorded with renowned artists and producers including Alex Lifeson (Rush), Ian Thornley (Big Wreck, Thornley), Blueman Group (Toronto and Chicago productions) Edwin (I Mother Earth, solo artist), The Rankin Family, Gavin Brown (producer Billy Talent, Three Days Grace) Greig Nori (Treble Charger, Sum 41) David Martin (producer) Sabrina Whyatt, Dawn Langstroth and his own band KidRichards.

Graduating from Humber College in 1999 with a focus on performance left Jeremy with a very strong musical background in jazz improvisation and harmony.

It is with this education combined with his blues, country and celtic folk musical heritage, that Jeremy is able to play a wide variety of styles and stay true to the soul of the songs.

January 11 8:00 PM

Brock Zeman

When it comes to storytelling, Brock Zeman is a master craftsman. The Canada-based singer-songwriter has spent the past 12 years carving and chiseling Americana soundscapes, drawing from roots-rock and alternative country. But what separates Zeman from his contemporaries isn’t a willingness to speak truth – it’s his unwillingness to conform to the rules of Nashville and the traditional framework of genre. What gives Zeman’s stories force isn’t that he’s just singing a narrative – he’s living it.

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January 17 5:00 PM

Bobby Dove

Born in Montreal, Canada, singer/songwriter Bobby Dove planted her musical roots singing and picking at the Wheel Club’s weekly hillbilly nights, where she found a mentor in the resident lap steel player Bobby Hill: songwriter, educator, and pioneer of Canadian country radio in the 1950’s. 
In 2013 Bobby released the seven song EP, Dovetales, heralded by CBC’s Brendan Kelly as “a stunner, repping the debut of an important new voice on our roots scene.” She has since shared stages with artists such as Justin Townes Earle, JD McPhereson, Richard Thompson, and Mary Gauthier.
Produced by James McKenty (Blue Rodeo, Gordon Lightfoot), Bobby’s debut full-length album Thunderchild was recorded with a strong cast of Canadian musicians including Anna Ruddick, Sam Weber, Bob Cohen, Laura Bates and Burke Carroll. Since the 2016 record launch, Bobby has been touring Canada, winning the hearts of roots music lovers with her poetic songwriting, powerful voice and magnetic stage presence.

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January 18 8:00 PM

Timothy Campbell

Guitarist, singer and songwriter, Timothy Campbell is a well renowned performer in the Quinte area. As the owner of Keynote Studios, he has helped to instruct and produce many aspiring and professional musicians, over the years. As the producer of the radio show Handmade Music, he helped area artists gain access to the local airwaves. A co-founder of Musicians for Hope, he continues to use his talents to respond to his neighbours in need. As well as being a founding member of such legendary local groups like Sands Of Time, Bentwood Rocker and All You Need Is Love, he continues to work with many successful musical projects. Currently, Tim is actively recording and performing Solo and with the Timothy Campbell Band.

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January 24 5:00 PM

Vince Thornton

Vince Thornton is a classically trained pianist and self-taught guitarist who currently fronts the Quinte area trio, The Pitiless Fools.  On this occasion, he will be performing stripped-down, unplugged classics in an intimate setting by artists ranging from David Bowie and The Police to Tom Petty and The Tragically Hip.

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January 25 8:00 PM

Hard Ryde

Hard Ryde is a dynamic group of award winning musicians whose soulful harmonies and distinctive, hard driving delivery of traditional and original material has captivated audiences through out  North America and beyond. Considered by many as Canada's Ambassadors for Bluegrass music, they have won over the hearts and minds of many an audience south of their border, as well as being a major force in the Canadian concert and festival circuit. They have been featured on the American music special "Song  of the Mountains", being aired on public television through out the US and bringing even more attention to the quality of Bluegrass being offered north of the border.Hard Ryde can also be seen on NBC's series "Covert Affairs" although recorded last year it is still being seen on episode repeats. Hard Ryde's stellar musicianship and strong songwriting abilities have made them a fan favorite where ever they perform

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January 31 5:00 PM

Cindy & Scott

Cindy McCredie & Scott Maybee are 2/4th's of Northumberland County's WICKLOW. Both accomplished musicians and vocalists with years of combined experience under their belts, the duo started performing as a "spin off" to their country / rock band with a focus on smaller, more intimate settings. Their set list consists of mainly cover songs, some of which are wider known classics from such acts as CCR, Van Morrison and Lynyrd Skynyrd, but they also branch off into modern indie folk with songs from the likes of Shakey Graves and Dan Mangan. Cindy & Scott also stay close to their Canadian roots by keeping a steady set of Canadian tunes from the likes of Big Sugar, Spirit of the West and The Trews to name a few. Expect to hear something unexpected at their live shows...and yup, lot's of banjo!!

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