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The Greenbank Folk Music Society
2018-2019 Concert Listing



October 13, 2018
Russel deCarle

Russell is no stranger to Greenbank, having been a neighbour and friend for many years as well as a regular performer and member favourite! We are delighted that he is helping open our 26th season here in the GFMS digs!

"Russell deCarle has been around the block and done major time in Canada’s prairie roadhouses in a career that’s enjoyed significant success with country rockers Prairie Oyster. With guitarist Steve Briggs, tonight he presents "... a master class in slow burning country, Tex Mex and western swing that’s big on character and grows with the unflashy expertise and spontaneous creativity of . . . Briggs’ instrumental illuminations." Herald Scotland

Also delighted that the very talented Graham Nicholas also will open for Russell. “To my ear, Graham Nicholas is a keen student of the coy wit of John Prine and the understated soul of Gillian Welch." Matt Foster of The Crooked Brothers.



November 10, 2018
Sarah Jane Scouten & Band

From the website:

"Drawing upon traditional melodies that almost biologically are instantly singable, but combining them with emotions, sentiments and stories that are relatable even now. Stan Rogers was able to do it, Ron Hynes was able to do it, Kate McGarrigle was able to do it – and Sarah Jane Scouten is able to do it." - Tom Power, CBC q and Deep Roots

With flavours of Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffiths and Iris Dement and a wealth of early country music, the three-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee and Western Canadian Music Award nominee's songs are faithful to a long-standing folk music tradition. Often spilling over into modern themes that are outspoken and edgy, her songwriting tackles issues from poverty and midwifery to tongue-in-cheek heartache songs and unabashed Canadiana. A traditionalist at heart, Sarah Jane Scouten shows her signature flair for the roots of roots music. With respect for these roots, she writes from her own perspective, playing with style to create her own distinct voice. This songwriter is known for hitting hard and close to home, then laughing it off.

Her third full-length album, When the Bloom Falls From the Rose, was recorded in Toronto with veteran Canadian producer Andre Wahl (Hawksley Workman, Jill Barber) in 2017. The album includes ten original songs, ranging in style from classic honky tonk to indie-folk rock, and two virtually unknown traditional Western Canadian songs, discovered on crackly recordings in university archives and given new life through Scouten's haunting arrangements.



December 8, 2018
The Marigolds

Annie Sumi

"Gwen Swick, Caitlin Hanford and Suzie Vinnick have pooled their considerable individual talents to form a group that is pretty well impossible not to love." - Barry Hammond/Penguin Eggs Magazine

Opening: Annie Sumi



January 26,2019
The Mayhemingways, Rich Burnett & Minnie Heart, PLUS Mike T. Kerr

Another triple header folks! Join us for a fun musical evening.

“Skip Land” places The Mayhemingways firmly in line with the heritage of their home town of Peterborough; dark folk drenched melodies delivered with an electricity and veneer that shimmers within the space between the duo.

Rich Burnett and Minnie Heart will create a swirly mixture of sounds featuring lap steel, fiddle, harmonica, guitar, mandolin, bass and voice.

Mike T. Kerr "... is an incredibly engaging performer - present with the audience and entertaining as hell! He is truly a master guitar player - whether solo or in a band context, his playing is astonishing." - Matthew Smith, Managing Director, Club Passim (Cambridge, MA)



February 23, 2019
Michael Jerome Brown

“Michael Jerome Browne... magnifies the magnificence of 1920s and 1930s country blues numbers... A singer of clarity and character, he is as skilled on banjo and mandolin as he is on valuable old guitars.” (4 stars) -Frank-John Hadley, Downbeat

““Arguably the finest acoustic blues artist in this country”-Globe and Mail (Toronto), Jan. 23, 2015



March 23, 2019
Stephen Fearing

Through a life of many relocations and countless months on the road performing, Fearing has become a gifted storyteller and true musical nomad with the ability to enthrall audiences of all sizes and attitudes. “Getting on stage is the fun part, especially when the adrenaline kicks in,” he says, with a broad smile. “People want to escape and be taken on a journey. I build my shows so they do just that.” Five out of Five Stars in “Country Music People Magazine” “Fearing’s music crackles with ideas and collaborative energy… masterful guitar work from acoustic rock rhythm to elegant finger style.” - Acoustic Guitar Magazine

“…a king amongst minstrels.” Halifax Chronicle Herald



April 27, 2019
Major Love

From Colleen Brown's web site:

Colleen Brown tears at our hearts as she does her own. With versatile songs and a voice akin to Joni Mitchell, she is relentlessly unafraid. In 2015 she released her 4th studio album ‘Direction’ – co-produced by Joel Plaskett – topping college radio charts, and touring Canada, Germany and the UK. Kerry Doole of exclaim.ca says ‘she is the rare vocalist that impresses equally on vibrant soul and quiet folk…travelling in Brown’s Direction is one very pleasing trek.’

The project ‘Major Love’ was conceived in London, UK, in the lamplight of Bedroom Bar, during that first overseas tour. Edmonton rock trio Scenic Route To Alaska were also wrapping their first tour in Germany and the UK, promoting their newest album. The two acts found themselves on the same dimly lit stage in Shoreditch, 7000 kms from their home-town, bonding over an appreciation of vintage Harmony guitars, singalong pop/rock anthems and an affinity for the spacious, soulful recordings released on the Stax and Motown labels in the 1960’s.

An album was tracked live off the floor a month later, during a summer heatwave in Edmonton’s True North Studios with Jesse Northey (Jesse and the Dandelions) on keys and faders. Contributions from multi-instrumentalist Elijah Abrams followed, with mixes and co-production by Toronto- based pedal steel guru Aaron Goldstein, along with Kenneth Meehan (Daniel Romano) and the singalong single ‘So Good’ mixed by Brooklyn’s prodigious hit-makers Gus van Go and Werner F.


Campbell Woods

From his web site: "Campbell Woods released his debut record, “Oxford Street” in the spring of April 2017. He’s been on the road ever since, performing everywhere from Vancouver to Halifax to Nashville to Austin. As a songwriter he’s been compared to Townes Van Zandt and John K. Sampson. Powerful songs, simply delivered. “Oxford Street” debuted at no. 4 on the Canadian folk radio charts and was nominated for a Toronto Independent Music Award.

The last two years have brought some exciting things: a new record, an opportunity to participate in the Banff Singer-Songwriter residency, music festivals from Halifax’s In The Dead of Winter to Vancouver Island’s Vancouver Island MusicFest, and ever more touring across Canada. Campbell is looking forward to releasing a new record in 2019, recorded in Montreal at the mythic hotel2tango.



May 25, 2019
Jackson Delta

Note: Tickets for this special appearance are $ 35, not $ 25.

Quoting from Wikipedia: "Jackson Delta are a Canadian blues musical group from Peterborough, Ontario. They are two-time Juno Award nominees for Best Roots and Traditional Album, receiving nods at the Juno Awards of 1991 for Acoustic Blues and at the Juno Awards of 1993 for I Was Just Thinking That.

The band's members are Gary Peeples on vocals, slide guitar and dobro; Rick Fines on guitar; and Al Black on drums, harmonica and washboard.

The band recorded their debut album Delta Sunrise in Memphis, Tennessee, and released it in 1989. They released Acoustic Blues in 1990, Looking Back in 1991, I Was Just Thinking That in 1992, and the live album Rob Watson and Jackson Delta Electric Live in 1996.

The band broke up in 2000, but have performed occasional reunion shows in the Peterborough area, most recently in 2017."

GBFS is excited, to say the least, to welcome back Rick, Gary & Al. After all, we started our musical journeys at about the same time. And we are sure you will agree, Jackson Delta is one of the very finest musical ensembles to ever grace our stage!

Opening: Lotus Wight

Another old friend of GFMS, "Lotus is also a member of the international touring act Sheesham, Lotus and Son and has produced recordings for children’s television, animation projects, and JUNO award winner Jenny Whiteley.

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