Leanne Hoffman – June 8

Singer-songwriter Leanne Hoffman has a voice that is as haunting as it is angelic. She has the rare ability to dress a beautiful melody with content that is both biting and elegant. With lyrics beyond her years, and a smart, sarcastic tone, her audiences are left captivated and wanting more.

Her duo project Magnolia, achieved success throughout Atlantic Canada, charting on campus radio throughout the Maritimes and receiving considerable CBC play nation-wide.

An active force in the Atlantic Canadian music scene, Leanne is in high demand as a backup vocalist, contributing to award winning albums and high-quality live performances since 2011. Her infatuating stage-presence, and effortless harmonies have taken her throughout Canada, The US, and Europe.

Her passion for finding universal meaning in the everyday lyrics of life have lead her to record her debut solo album with Award Winning Producer, Erin Costelo. With a sound reminiscent of Lou Reed, and the pop-electric feel of Metric, “What Remains” is an album that demands attention, just like it’s creator.

Saturday, June  8 @ 8 pm Doors: 7:30 pm
Tickets are $15 and available on EventBrite: Tickets

NOTE: 

For all shows the artists take the door.  We provide the stage (and hopefully a full house of listeners).  Snacks are provided (shareable snacks always welcome but not required) as are soft drinks; otherwise it is BYOB.

Please share this email with all of your friends – well those who enjoy listening to live music in an intimate setting!  They can join my email list too, simply by emailing me.  We will continue to bring live music into our living room for you to enjoy as long as you continue to come.  That’s the only way this can work – for us, for you and especially for all of the talented musicians who have the courage to make and share music.   

Best,

Monique & George
Patchwork House Concerts
30 First Ave., Bedford
Follow us on twitter & Instagram @PatchworkHConc
Like us on Facebook.com/PatchworkHouseConcerts


 

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Charlie A’Court – Show #100


A Milestone for Patchwork House Concerts

In March 2008 we hosted our first house concert with Rose Cousins and
Edie Carey.  A little hesitant at first, we quickly jumped in with both feet
and have never looked back! Hosting house concerts has been among the
best things we’ve ever done.  How best to meet loads of fellow music lovers and the brave souls who have the courage to compose and present songs to a LISTENING audience in our living room.  

Since our humble beginnings…..we have hosted 99 shows and May 11 marks our 100th house concert!  We felt this milestone demanded something a
little special; hence we are presenting tour-de-force Charlie A’Court.  If you have not yet secured tickets…well, sorry.  This show is sold out.  But have
no fear.  We’ve decided that getting to 200 is a good goal.  So we plan to
continue hosting fabulous shows as long as YOU continue to buy tickets
and come round. See you soon……



Canadian singer-songwriter-guitarist Charlie A’Court is a proverbial force
to be reckoned with. Planted at the crossroads of roots and soul, Charlie’s mighty voice, fierce guitar work and contemporary songwriting have earned him an international following and a host of awards and accolades.

Born with the gift of voice, Charlie A’Court grew up in rural Nova Scotia,
where he spent his youth learning to play guitar while immersed in his
father’s vinyl record collection – discovering singers like Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. “I remember being so profoundly moved and almost not old
enough to know why” says A’Court. “There was something honest about the way they sang. They would sing with such conviction that simply
commanded attention.”

It wasn’t long before he discovered albums featuring blistering blues
guitar. B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins and Albert King made their way to the top of the pile and to the ears of a young, imaginative A’Court. “These guys would wail in a way where every note mattered. They sang without apology and played guitar like it was their last day” recalls A’Court, “and
then there was Eric Clapton. He really opened my mind as a musician.
Clapton’s music showed me that my music could balance between blues
and adult contemporary songwriting.” Over the years, A’Court’s influences grew to include contemporary artists such as Jonny Lang, Colin James,
John Mayer and Joe Bonamassa.

Arguably most revered for his dynamic, engaging live performance,
Charlie A’Court tours non-stop throughout Canada and his adopted second home of Australia, with occasional forays to the USA, UK and Europe. He’s enjoyed headline performances at Stan Rogers Folk Festival (CAN), Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival (CAN), Great Southern Blues Festival (AUS),
Woodford Folk Festival (AUS), repeat performances at Kerrville Folk
Festival (USA) and has shared the stage with James Cotton, The Fabulous
Thunderbirds, George Thorogood, Harry Manx, Martin Sexton, Delbert
McClinton, Colin James, Dan Aykroyd and Jimmie Vaughan, among many
others.

Accustomed to somewhat larger stages, this is a rare opportunity to catch Charlie in our intimate venue.

Saturday, May 11 @ 8 pm Doors: 7:30 pm Tickets are $25 and (were) available on EventBrite: Tickets  

BYOB.  Snacks offered and shareable snacks welcome.

What’s Next?
 
Leanne Hoffman
Saturday, June 8 @ 8 pm (CD release show!)
Tickets ($15)

For all shows the artists take the door.  We provide the stage (and hopefully a full house of listeners).  Snacks are provided (shareable snacks always welcome but not required) as are soft drinks; otherwise it is BYOB.

Please share this email with all of your friends – well those who enjoy listening to live music in an intimate setting!  They can join my email list too, simply by emailing me.  We will continue to bring live music into our living room for you to enjoy as long as you continue to come.  That’s the only way this can work – for us, for you and especially for all of the talented musicians who have the courage to make and share music.   
Best,
Monique & George
Patchwork House Concerts
30 First Ave., Bedford
Follow us on twitter & Instagram @PatchworkHConc
Like us on Facebook.com/PatchworkHouseConcerts
 

Most importantly – BUY TICKETS TO THESE FABULOUS SHOWS!


 
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Dennis Ellsworth – April 27

Dennis Ellsworth, recently named the SOCAN Songwriter of the Year at the 2019 Music PEI Awards, makes his Patchwork debut on April 27.  Long regarded as one of the finest singer-songwriters to come out of Atlantic Canada, we are very excited to welcome him to our living room.

In 2017, Dennis Ellsworth needed to make a new album. And it was an emergency.  So, who better to call for assistance than Joel Plaskett, who assumed production duties and enlisted his friends, Charles Austin and Dave Marsh, to fully participate. The result is Ellsworth’s fifth solo LP, Things Change, (released last year), a brilliant convergence of his irresistible power pop songwriting chops with Plaskett and co.’s trademark vintage guitar-driven sound.

After two decades of making music in various incarnations, Ellsworth chalks up what he’s accomplished on Things Change in large part to simply being older and wiser. “For years I wrote dark, smooth, romantic alt-country-ish type songs,” he says. “I don’t know how I ever got there but I stuck with it for a while. I love those records, but I knew it was time I switched things up just to keep myself interested.

“So, now that it’s happened, I feel like I’ve entered into this new land of possibility and I’m gonna ride that wave for a bit. I also think my songwriting is getting stronger with every album. I feel like I’ve found a way to get a message across with the perfect balance. It’s still poetic but does a much better job of drawing a listener in with clear messages and some great combinations of words.”

Socan Magazine Review

The Guardian PEI Review

Doors: 7:30 pm; Showtime : 8 pm

Tickets ($20): EventBrite

BYOB.  Snacks offered.  Sharing with friends who enjoy listening to music in an intimate setting – strongly encouraged.

Monique & George

Patchwork House Concerts, 30 First Ave. Bedford

facebook.com/Patchwork House Concerts

@PatchworkHConc

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Zamani & Logan Richard – March 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To be able to say “I saw them when…..”  Here is one of those chances! 


Zamani – 2019 ANSMA Emerging Artist of the Year &
Logan Richard – 2019 ECMA nominee for Blues recording of the year – together at Patchwork.

Logan Richard – ECMA 2019 Nominee for Blues Recording of the Year – grew up in Stratford, PEI.  He picked up the guitar at the age of 10 and quickly became known among the local blues crowd as a force to be reckoned with.  At age 12, Logan formed a blues group with some friends called “Ripped Paper” and played venues all over Prince Edward Island.  This led to a few other groups including The Elusive Kings, Generator and (my favourite name) The Love Junkies.

Logan recently released “Lover Again” – a new single which is getting a ton of airplay on CBC, adding to his 3 song EP entitled “The Split” and a follow up single titled “Halfway to Go”. He has shared the stage with Tim Chaisson, Paper Lions and Charlie A’Court and on March 30, will share the stage with Zamani.

 

Zamani has been described as captivating, satiny-soulful and refreshingly pure and she is but 17 years old.  Zamani skillfully composes, produces, and performs a unique brand of R&B, Soul, Jazz and Pop. Hailing from a musical family (her mother is an award-winning songwriter and her father is an award-winning smooth jazz guitarist), Zamani’s unique musical style reflects a variety of eclectic musical exposures with inspriation from India Arie, Erykah Badu, Nina Simone, Natalie Cole, Lalah Hathaway, Mariah Carey and Beyonce. 

After wowing an audience at the age of 13, Zamani’s debut jazz performance at the Halifax TD International Jazz Festival won her the praise of Jazz Festival headliner Sharon Jones of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and earned her a spot on the African Nova Scotian Music Awards (ANSMA). In 2018 she was named co-recipient of the ANSMA Portia White Youth Music Award and named a recipient of the Jongleur Youth Arts Performance Award by award winning Montreal-based jazz vocalist Jeri Brown.  Late last year, Zamani captured a lead role in the World premiere of Viola Desmond – The Musical.

 Now with three single recordings recently released to Soundcloud, two music videos released to YouTube (“Switchin Lanes” and “Lush Life”) an R&B recording set for release in the summer 2019, along with a summer performance lineup that includes performances in Vancouver, Toronto, Rotterdam, Netherlands (The New Skool Rules Festival) and St. Lucia (Roots and Soul Festival), Zamani is poised to make her international debut.

It gives us great pleasure to introduce Halifax area audiences to these two up-and-coming, ‘set to take off’ blues/jazz/R&B artists.  Join us for a little magic in the making.

Saturday, March 30. Doors: 7:30 PM; Show time: 8 PM. Tickets $16 via Event Brite: Zamani & Logan Richard

 

BYOB.  Snacks offered and welcome. Please share with friends who love supporting live music as much as you and I do.

Monique

Patchwork House Concerts, 30 First Ave. Bedford

facebook.com/Patchwork House Concerts

@PatchworkHConc

 

 

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Ariana Nasr & Curtis Thorpe – Sunday matinee

February is here and already the days are feeling longer!  If you need a little escape from the cold, let this next show carry you away…..

Ariana Nasr & Curtis Thorpe  are two multi-instrumentalists who really click. Although they now make their home in Montréal, both hail from Nova Scotia where they each had separate music careers for many years. It was only in the fall of 2016 when Ariana asked Curtis to accompany her Piaf & Brel show that the click was formed.

Ariana can and will sing almost anything. You can catch her interpreting jazz, soul or world classics, but her most popular performance has been her interpretation of the music of Édith Piaf. She spent the last several years creating and touring a tribute show to French greats Édith Piaf and Jacques Brel. The logical next step was to move to a French speaking environment! Thus, Ariana and Curtis relocated to Montréal together in January 2017 to pursue their love of performance and the French language.

Curtis is a versatile player who can deliver a gorgeous solo performance featuring complex finger-style guitar picking, or he could be found playing electric guitar or bass in a rock band. And many things in between. He loves the harmonica as a solo instrument and has integrated it as both accompaniment and solo instrument in his performances. In the duo show he is a one-man band playing guitar, harmonica and percussion simultaneously whilst Ariana sings, plays soprano saxophone (her first love), accordion or violin.  Last summer, Ariana Nasr & Curtis Thorpe released a CD titled “Padam Padam” – featuring classics from France, the Balkans and the Americas.

Join us for this special matinee performance on Sunday, February 10 @ 3 pm  (Doors at 2:30 pm)  Tickets

To be in the ‘know’ about the other exciting shows I am lining up, join our email list.  Tell all your friends – well those who enjoy listening to live music in an intimate setting – about us.  We will continue to bring live music into our living room for you to enjoy as long as you continue to come.

Best,

Monique & George

@PatchworkHConce

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A duo of shows next month

Well the weather outside is certainly frightful but it won’t be frightful in here for these next two shows.  Tickets are moving quickly so if you have not purchased yours yet, well….

Quote the Raven (see them now folks – this folk-pop duo from Newfoundland is poised to take off!) ($18)  Saturday, February 2.  Tickets

Quote the Raven is Jordan Coaker and Kirsten Rodden-Clarke who are a harmony match-made-in-heaven.

Music NL Profile

Ariana Nasr & Curtis Thorpe (jazz and world classics including Edith Piaf – mais oui!) ($20) Sunday, February 10 @ 3 pm (MATINEE)  Doors at 2:30 pm Tickets

Ariana Nasr and Curtis Thorpe are two multi-instrumentalists who really click. Although they now make their home in Montréal, both hail from Nova Scotia where they each had separate music careers for many years. It was only in the fall of 2016 when Ariana asked Curtis to accompany her Piaf & Brel show that the click was formed.

Ariana can and will sing almost anything. You can catch her interpreting jazz, soul or world classics, but her most popular performance has been her interpretation of the music of Édith Piaf. She spent the last several years creating and touring a tribute show to French greats Édith Piaf and Jacques Brel. The logical next step was to move to a French speaking environment! Thus, Ariana and Curtis relocated to Montréal together in January 2017 to pursue their love of performance and the French language.

Curtis is a versatile player who can deliver a gorgeous solo performance featuring complex finger-style guitar picking, or he could be found playing electric guitar or bass in a rock band. And many things in between. He loves the harmonica as a solo instrument and has integrated it as both accompaniment and solo instrument in his performances. In the duo show he is a one-man band playing guitar, harmonica and percussion simultaneously whilst Ariana sings, plays soprano saxophone (her first love), accordion or violin.

Last summer, Ariana Nasr & Curtis Thorpe released a CD titled “Padam Padam” – featuring classics from France, the Balkans and the Americas.

To be in the ‘know’ about the other exciting shows I am lining up, join our email list (message me at mleblanc.patchwork@gmail.com).  Tell all your friends – well those who enjoy listening to live music in an intimate setting – about us.  We will continue to bring live music into our living room for you to enjoy as long as you continue to come.  That’s the only way this can work – for us, for you and especially for all of the talented musicians who have the courage to make and share music.   Make attending more Patchwork House Concerts your 2019 New Years’ Resolution!

Best,

Monique & George

@PatchworkHConce

facebook.com/Patchwork House Concerts

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And 2019 begins….

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