Highlights March 27 – April 2
We’ve been busy this week!
- One of the greatest singer-songwriters in Canada, Ron Hynes has been performing his music (including songs like “Sonny’s Dream” and the “St John’s Waltz”) for 40 years. It was an honour to have him visit the Woodshed to share some of his experience and his songs.
- Singer Nicole Byblow performed at Saturday night’s Juno Awards gala, and shared her experiences from behind the scenes, while Roots Music Canada editor-in-chief David Newland obviously hit a nerve with his commentary on the place of folk and roots music at the Junos.
- Singer-songwriter Andrea Ramolo took some time out of her incredibly busy touring schedule to make an appearance in the Woodshed, and to teach us how to tap dance.
- Annabel Chvostek and Layah Jane played a show together at the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage in Morrisburg, ON, a show that left our Eric Thom hoping that this kind of intimate setting in a small-town might be the future of live music, with luck.
- As a solo artists and part of East Coast trio, Shaye, Kim Stockwood has earned her place among Newfoundland’s notable workers in song. David Newland praises her newest album, back to the water, a collection of the Rock’s best loved songs.
- And finally, there was a flurry of excitement when, on the morning of April 1st, folk-metal supergroup HUGG announced their upcoming festival tour. Sadly, the tour was called off at noon the same day.