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 performVisit Artist Website
Taylor Angus is one of Canada’s brightest new talents. A gifted young singer and songwriter whose music seamlessly blends jazz, folk, and soul, Taylor has achieved a lot before being old enough to finish high school. A self-taught musician, she taught herself Guitar,
Piano, The Dulcimer, and 6 other instruments by ear and discovered songwriting two years ago.
Just a little over a month after Taylor performed at Bluesfest, she flew to Los Angeles to record five original songs at Interscope Studios with legendary producer Thom Panunzio. These recordings and Taylor’s natural charisma as a performer helped attract the attention of the Canadian Music Industry and was offered a management deal in 2015.
Recently Taylor has decided to part with the management company and pursue her career without a label.Visit Artist Website
Nolan Hubbard boldly emerges as vocalist, guitarist and composer of evocative acoustic-pop masterpieces with the forthcoming release of his debut album and his moving and memorable lead-off single Today.
The album was recorded in Nashville alongside top session players, and was produced by Canadian industry veteran Douglas Romanow. The time spent in Music City USA proved to be edifying and encouraging for Hubbard, as he felt both in awe of the surroundings but also emboldened by the experience – awed by the significance of being one of the mecca’s of the music business, but also emboldened because he came to realize that he had what it took as a songwriter and player to hang with some of the world’s best. For full bio see artist link.Visit Artist Website
Sounds of the City
Stories, Music and Food
Sounds of the City features performances from singer-song writers Mikhail Laxton, Roxanne Debastion and Jenie Thai. Add a 3-course gourmet dinner for just $28 more. Choose from Roasted Chicken Supreme, Beef Bourguignon or Vegetarian Curry.
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
Andy Forgie is one of Belleville and area'a best loved and accomplished entertainers. Andy has recorded for Capitol Records with the band Photograph and tours internationally with his Beatles Celebration: All You Need Is Love. Enjoy an evening of "Classics & Curiosities" from the 60's, 70's and more...with three chords & a capo! Expect the unexpected.Visit Artist Website