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.Visit Artist Website
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.Visit Artist Website
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.Visit Artist Website