0729 – An Evening with the Durham County Poets

Tickets are $20 PAR available at the Box Office on the evening of the show. The Box Office will open at 6.30 pm.

The Durham County Poets are a lively and soulful group, who write and perform an eclectic blend of blues, folk and rock, with tinges of country, gospel and swing tossed in for good measure.

They are five seasoned musicians, all of whom are songwriters, who work together individually and collaboratively in composing their music. Delving into a variety of styles and genres, their musical influences include a broad range of artists. From The Band to Dire Straits, Leon Redbone to James Taylor and Neil Young, they have managed to put it all together to create their own musical style. The obvious joie de vivre expressed while performing together is reflected in the good-time feel that the band creates, which has been captivating their audiences consistently since their inception 6 years ago.

Fronted by Kevin Harvey, a self proclaimed blues crooner on lead vocals, The Durham County Poets also feature David Whyte on electric and acoustic guitars and vocals, Neil Elsmore on acoustic guitar and vocals, Carl Rufh on double bass and vocals and James Preimel on drums and percussion.

0705 – An Evening with Whitehorse

An Evening with Whitehorse at The Haskell. July 5 2017.

An Evening with Whitehorse at The Haskell. July 5 2017.

Breaking news – and it really is great news !

For the Whitehorse concert on Wednesday, July 5th…

We’ve got a new $20 General Admission ticket price in addition to the $49 VIP Ticket Package with Reserved Seats in the First Three Rows.

$20 CAD to see one of the hottest bands in the land in performance at one of the coolest venues on the planet.

Buy your tickets now and get ready for a fantastic show 🙂
https://www.picatic.com/WhitehorseAtTheHaskell

Box Office opens at 5 pm. Doors open at 6.30 pm. Concert begins at 7.30 pm.

“It’s a marriage made in musical heaven. Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland, the husband and wife team who comprise the folk roots group Whitehorse, each have lengthy solo careers and storied musical histories. Together, as Whitehorse, they blend their talents to reach new heights of sonic synergy. It’s a musical marriage that functions like any good marriage should, bringing out the best of both partners…

“Whitehorse became a force on the Canadian music scene with the release of their self-titled debut album in 2011. A short album, clocking in at only 24 minutes, it showcased the duo’s musical chemistry and paid tribute to the sonic building blocks on which the band was founded. Among the album’s tracks were some of the pair’s older songs – a reworking of McClelland’s “Passenger 24” and a revamping of Doucet’s “Broken” – as well as a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire” that has become the band’s signature encore number during live performances.

“True to their promise to release a full-length record in quick succession, Whitehorse followed up in 2012 with The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss. The album delivered a smouldering seductiveness only hinted at in the earlier recording. McClelland and Doucet play to one another’s strengths, pairing her pure vocals and penchant for looping experimentation against his smoking guitar virtuosity. Their talents meld seamlessly into bluesy, surf-tinged and rockabilly-rinsed tracks that are equal parts melody and atmosphere.

“In live performances, the musical and romantic chemistry of the pair takes centre stage. Often sharing a mic, guitar necks angled out to form a heart-shape around them as they stand cheek to cheek, their performance becomes a ritual dance. Duelling guitars are traded for turns laying down vocals and percussion for a layered feedback loop, and seemingly random licks are gathered into a complex dénouement as Whitehorse moves apart and merges together again. Their performances are truly a celebration of the complementary talents which Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland have honed in their separate careers.”
– National Music Centre.

Whitehorse’s profile has grown exponentially with each release. They now sell out Massey Hall, one of Canada’s most prestigious venues. Last year, Whitehorse won a Juno Award and performed on the award’s live television broadcast to millions. Press highlights in the USA, include airtime on NPR’s Morning Edition and Weekend Edition, and coverage from Rolling Stone, the Wall Street Journal, Paste and more.

And now one of the hottest bands on tour is coming to the coolest music venue on the planet. #MeetMeAtTheHaskell on July 5th for Whitehorse !

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Une soirée électrisante en compagnie de Whitehorse à l’amphithéâtre du Haskell, le 5 juillet 2017.

Les billets coutent 49 $ VIP ou 20 $ Admission générale — Pas de réservations. Billets disponibles via Picatic, au https://www.picatic.com/WhitehorseAtTheHaskell, ou au guichet le jour même du concert.

Le guichet de la billetterie sera accessible dès 17 h, et les portes seront ouvertes à compter de 18 h 30. Le concert débutera à 19 h 30.

Il s’agit d’un mariage célébré par les anges du ciel de la musique. Luke Doucet, et son épouse Melissa McClellan forment le duo musical aux racines folkloriques connu sous le nom « Whitehorse ». Ils ont tous deux connu de longues carrières en solo, ponctués d’une histoire musicale bien étayée. Depuis la fondation de Whitehorse, ils ont fusionné leurs talents pour atteindre de nouveaux sommets sur le plan de leur synergie acoustique. Ils forment une alliance musicale à l’image de leur union, qui sait faire ressortir le meilleur de chacun, comme il se doit…

Whitehorse est devenu une attraction à surveiller de la scène musicale canadienne depuis la sortie de leur premier album éponyme en 2011. Un album court, d’une durée de seulement 24 minutes, a su présenter la chimie musicale unique du duo, et rendent un vibrant hommage aux assises acoustiques sur lesquels la musique du duo a été fondée. Nous retrouvons, parmi les titres sur l’album, quelques chansons révolues, comme une refonte de “Passenger 24” de la plume de McClellan, et un remaniement de “Broken”, de la collection à Doucet – ainsi qu’une interprétation de “I’m On Fire », de Bruce Springsteen, qui est devenu le numéro fétiche du duo lors de performances en direct.

Fidèle à leur promesse de lancer un album complet en succession rapide, Whitehorse est revenu en trombe dès 2012 avec ‘The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss’. L’album a su livrer une séduction ardente insoupçonnable sur l’enregistrement précédent. McClelland et Doucet savent chacun tirer le meilleur de l’autre, associant les chants et le penchant pour l’expérimentation en boucle de Melissa contre la virtuosité enflammée de la guitare de Luke. Leurs talents s’amalgament en pistes de blues, marinées de surf, et saucées dans les effluves du rockabilly, qui se fondent et se morfondent en portions analogues de mélodie et d’atmosphère.

Lors de leurs prestations musicales, leur chimie musicale et romantique brille de mille feux sur la scène. En partageant un seul et même micro, les manches de leurs guitares s’inclinent pour former un cœur sont les bras les encadrent en jouant joue contre joue, et leur prestation se transforme en danse rituelle. Les duels de guitares se métamorphosent en vocalises et percussions pour former une boucle en couches successives. Des licks apparemment aléatoires sont rassemblées dans un dénouement complexe alors que Whitehorse se déplace et se fusionne encore et encore… Ses prestations musicales sont une célébration en complémentarité de talents mutuels que Luke Doucet et Melissa McClelland ont chacun su affiner chacun dans sa propre carrière.

—National Music Center.

Un duo musical parmi les plus populaires en tournée vient vous livrer une prestation unique dans l’amphithéâtre le plus « cool » de la planète. #MeetMeAtTheHaskell le 5 juillet, et venez faire connaissance avec Whitehorse !Le profil de Whitehorse a augmenté de façon exponentielle avec chaque nouvelle chanson. Ils réussissent à remplir Massey Hall, une des salles de spectacles les plus prestigieuses au Canada. L’année dernière, Whitehorse a remporté un prix Juno, livrant une prestation en direct lors de cette remise de prix devant un auditoire télévisuel évalué dans les millions de téléspectateurs. Les faits saillants de l’évènement rapporté dans la presse américaine incluaient du temps d’antenne sur les émissions ‘Morning Edition’ et ‘Weekend Edition » du réseau de la radio publique nationale (NPR), ainsi que la page couverture de Rolling Stone Magazine, le Wall Street Journal, Paste, et plus encore.

Un duo musical parmi les plus populaires en tournée vient vous livrer une prestation unique dans l’amphithéâtre le plus ‘cool’ de la planète. #MeetMeAtTheHaskell le 5 juillet faites connaissance avec Whitehorse !

 

0218 – An Evening with Cricket Blue & Kyra Shaughnessy at The Haskell Free Library

Cricket Blue and Kyra Shaughnessy – Music without borders/Musique sans frontières – The Haskell Free Library

$20 – Tickets are available for purchase online by clicking on this link.

Please join us as the Stanstead House Concerts Network & The Haskell Free Library welcome Quebecois singer-songwriter Kyra Shaughnessy and Vermont’s own folk duo Cricket Blue for a remarkable evening of music performed in a unique setting.

This will be a potluck dessert evening so please bring something you would like to share – and doesn’t require any preparation on-site. Dessert will get underway 6.30-ish and the concert will begin at 7.30. There is enough room for about 40 folks, so purchase your tickets early for this special concert.

Vermont-based folk duo Cricket Blue is inspired by diverse aspects of the American folk tradition: old and current, popular and obscure. Laura Heaberlin and Taylor Smith write songs marked by close-knit harmonies and words about myth, confusion, love, and the ends of things.

Heaberlin’s and Smith’s sometimes mingled, sometimes markedly contrasting imaginations form the bones of Cricket Blue’s sound. Heaberlin’s perceptive lyrical voice elevates everyday mundanities and makes the sublime pocket-sized. Smith threads images and characters into narratives that flicker between enigmatic and nakedly honest. They count songwriters like Jeff Mangum, Joanna Newsom, Laura Marling, and Anaïs Mitchell among their influences, as well as poets and storytellers like Dylan Thomas, Alice Munro, and Angela Carter.

Heaberlin and Smith became friends at Middlebury College, where they studied philosophy and literature. Recently, they’ve shared the stage with such acts as Darlingside, the Stray Birds, and Antje Duvekot.

After several successful years in Montreal’s spoken word scene (including two consecutive years on the Montreal Mirror’s top ten list, performances in the POP Montreal festival, Blue Metropolis, etc.) Kyra Shaughnessy decided to try her hand at song writing.

The result? A folk-roots blend defined by warm, intimate vocals and the unmistakable depth and authenticity of her poet’s pen. Often compared to the likes of Joan Baez and Ani DiFranco, Kyra’s music artfully combines elements of “political folk” and sacred songs to captivate audiences of all ages and all walks of life.

Kyra released her first EP, One Step Closer, in 2009. This was quickly followed by a full-length self-titled album in 2010. A song writing workshop on the Aran Islands in Ireland with accomplished singer-songwriter Brett Perkins in 2011 allowed her to further hone her craft and led to performances in Ireland, Denmark and Austria.

Inspired by her many travels and an ever-deepening sense of “global citizenry”, Kyra released her third collection, Waiting for the Light, in 2013 before being accepted to the renowned École Nationale de la Chanson in Granby, QC, where she spent 10 months perfecting her French song writing skills.

In March 2014 she participated in Manawan 2014, a pilot project led by Peace Partners bringing together Quebec and First Nations artists for a week of collaborative song writing and cultural exchange. It was during this project that Kyra was introduced to singer-songwriter and producer Dany Placard. She and Dany recorded her fourth album, Passage, which she released in May 2016.

Passage is a mix of Quebec, Irish and West African traditions, with songs in French, English and Irish Gaelic. The result is what some would call “folk-roots fusion” — a harmonious blend of cello, kora, piano and percussion, an album that is both eminently personal and resolutely universal.

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