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

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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.

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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

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And 2019 begins….

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Cameron Nickerson with Blake Johnson – Saturday

We are kicking off 2019 with a high energy show that is a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n roll.   Cameron Nickerson with Blake Johnston

Saturday, January 19.  Showtime – 8 pm.  Doors – 7:30 pm.

Tickets $20 in advance through Eventbrite. Tickets

http://www.cameronnickerson.com

Before going solo, Cameron Nickerson was tearing it up with his band The Rockabillys, opening for big acts like The Sheepdogs and The Stanfields.   As a solo act, he brings to mind modern outlaw folkers like Sturgill Simpson, but with a delightfully invigorating maritime bent. A born storyteller, his live shows are engaging not just because of his captivating stage presence, but the way he spins yarns and tells tales.

His debut album, Detours, was released last January. It was produced by long-time friend and collaborator Blake Johnston (The Stogies) and features gorgeous harmonies by Christine Campbell and fiddle by Calen Kinney. Beginning as an idea Nickerson and Johnston were throwing around 2015, the record combines Nickerson’s love of modern singer-songwriters with the grit and grime of country outlaw heroes like Willie Nelson or Merle Haggard. Sounding neither totally modern, nor like a retro throwback, Nickerson walks a unique musical path that’s strewn with bluegrass, rock and roll, teenage angst, and world-weary contemplation.

Cameron will perform at Patchwork accompanied by one of our favourite ‘side guys’ – Blake Johnston, who may well give us a few of his own powerful songs.

BYOB.  Snacks provided (and shareable snacks welcome, but not required).  

Best,

Monique & George

@PatchworkHConc

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A New Year – A Bunch of New Music

Music lovers,

2019 is going to be a big year for Patchwork House Concerts.  We have been busy lining up some ‘new-to-our-stage’ acts and we will hit our 100th show milestone this year!  Come along for the ride won’t you?

All shows are now ticketed using EventBrite.  The number of available seats will depend on the artists and how much space they need.  Either way, 100 % of net ticket proceeds goes directly to the band, as does any merch sales.  If you want to support live music in your community, attending live shows and buying a cd is the best way to do it (consider that each time we stream a song, the artist makes between $0.0006 and $0.0084).

Tickets are now on sale for three diverse shows.  Evening shows start at 8 pm (doors at 7:30 pm); note we have a matinee coming up……All events are BYOB.  There will be snacks and guests are welcome to bring a shareable snack if they wish.

Cameron Nickerson (The Rockabillys) with Blake Johnston (The Stogies) ($20)  Saturday, January 19.  Tickets

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

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

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

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Cameron Nickerson with Blake Johnston – January 19

“19-1-2019” That is a cool date.  So we’re having a house concert that day! We are going to kick off 2019 with a high energy show that is a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n roll.

Before going solo, Cameron Nickerson was tearing it up with his band The Rockabillys, opening for big acts like The Sheepdogs and The Stanfields.   As a solo act, he brings to mind modern outlaw folkers like Sturgill Simpson, but with a delightfully invigorating maritime bent. A born storyteller, his live shows are engaging not just because of his captivating stage presence, but the way he spins yarns and tells tales.

His debut album, Detours, was released last January. It was produced by long-time friend and collaborator Blake Johnston (The Stogies) and features gorgeous harmonies by Christine Campbell and fiddle by Calen Kinney. Beginning as an idea Nickerson and Johnston were throwing around 2015, the record combines Nickerson’s love of modern singer-songwriters with the grit and grime of country outlaw heroes like Willie Nelson or Merle Haggard. Sounding neither totally modern, nor like a retro throwback, Nickerson walks a unique musical path that’s strewn with bluegrass, rock and roll, teenage angst, and world-weary contemplation.  www.cameronnickerson.com

Cameron will perform at Patchwork accompanied by one of our favourite ‘side guys’ – Blake Johnston, who may well give us a few of his own powerful songs.

Cameron Nickerson with Blake Johnston

Saturday, January 19.  Showtime – 8 pm.  Doors – 7:30 pm.

Tickets $20 in advance through Eventbrite. Tickets

Note: If you have attended a show in the past, you will note this change in approach.  We have decided to move to ticketed shows, with seats purchased in advance via EventBrite   to simplify things on show night and to manage numbers. Each show will now have a limited number of seats, depending on the artist(s) performing, to ensure every member of the audience will be comfortable.  As usual, the artists take home the net proceeds from all ticket sales.

BYOB.  Snacks provided (and shareable snacks welcome, but not required).  

We have lots more in store for 2019 so stick around.  Sign up for our email list (message me at mleblanc.patchwork@gmail.com) and tell all your friends 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.

Best,

Monique & George

@PatchworkHConc

facebook.com/PatchworkHouseConcerts

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