Lynne Hanson fills Patchwork slot with an on-line show

Our final house concert of the ‘season’ was meant to take place this week-end and feature Lynne Hanson.  The bad news is (of course) that this Patchwork house concert is not happening.  The good news is that Lynne will be performing a show on-line from her house on Sunday, May 31 at 5 pm Atlantic time.  You can find all the details on her website here.

Please consider supporting Lynne and all the other musicians who have no choice but to share their songs and stories virtually.  You can do this by signing up to ticketed events, by sending them tips for performing and by buying their music and merch.  Lynne has a new release called Just Words for which she produced a lovely book of poetry.  

It is too early to say when Patchwork House Concerts will be able to present again.  Please continue to follow us and you’ll be among the first to know.

Best and stay safe, Monique & George
Patchwork House Concerts
30 First Ave., Bedford
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Spend Mother’s Day with Christina Martin

Dear music lover,

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Christina Martin!  COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of pretty much all traditional events this spring (including, sadly, our shows with Royal Wood and Lynne Hanson) but Christina Martin is committed to sharing some songs and stories with you on May 10 in a special live stream concert that will remind us all that It’ll Be Alright…..  

Christina and Dale will perform a one hour house show on Facebook Live beginning at 4 pm on Sunday, May 10: Link 

Previously purchased ticket holders can opt to donate their ticket money to the artist or request a full-refund (contact me).

WAYS TO SUPPORT THE ARTIST
This event is FREE, but if you want to support the artists here are options:
• TIPS ON TOUR (Christina will ship you a postcard): https://www.paypal.com/paypalme2/xtinamartin
• SUPPORT CHRISTINA ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/ChristinaMartin
• BUY MERCH – Bandcamp: https://www.christinamartin.net/shop
• E-transfer – christina@christinamartin.net

ABOUT CHRISTINA:
One of our favourite humans, Christina Martin is a multi-award winning Canadian singer-songwriter whose style has been described as an effortless union between Americana and Rock. “With her vivacious personality, brightly sparkling voice and unerring love of hooky choruses and peppy rhythms, Christina Martin should’ve easily slid into the cool waters of modern pop—if only pop hadn’t become a pimp for our shallowest tastes and sentiments.” (Edmonton’s Vue Weekly).

Things you should know about Christina:
– has lived in Austin, Texas
– her debut album ‘Pretty Things’ is a pretty thing
– has had songs featured in the award-winning British-Canadian two-part drama Sex Traffic (2004) and CBC’s Heartland (2012,2015)
– songs from her second album Two Hearts were much loved by my now departed mother
– has had many ECMA nominations. Music NS Award nominations etc etc.
– has met the Queen of England
– has a huge fan base in Germany and the Netherlands
– has her own label: Come Undone Records
– has been a huge supporter of community-based projects, including Geriatric Medicine Research and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
– is the most authentic and hardest working musician you will ever meet
– her sixth studio album “Impossible To Hold” (a perfect balance between organic ambience and impeccable production, where music and poetry meet) won the 2018 Music Nova Scotia Award for Pop Recording of the Year
– her newly released album, “Wonderful Lie” finds Christina wading effortlessly into the roots rock and Americana sound pool. Among the album’s ten songs, four stand stellar as original Martin compositions.

NOTE: 

For all shows the artists take the “door” or the “tip-jar”.  Normally, we provide snacks but for this show, you are on your own!  I will happily share recipes, ideas and inspiration if requested ….our BYOB policy works as per usual.

Please invite your music-loving-friends and family members (from anywhere) to watch and contribute on Facebook live.

Best and stay safe,

Monique & George
Patchwork House Concerts
30 First Ave., Bedford
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COVID-19 Impacts

Dear music lovers,

It will come to no surprise that house concerts, like other gatherings, are being cancelled due to the pandemic. Our show with Royal Wood was the first to go down. Lynne Hanson has just confirmed that she is cancelling her east coast tour so her Patchwork show scheduled for May 31 is also cancelled.

Christina Martin will confirm the status of her show in the coming days.

I know the current situation is affecting a lot of you. It is particularly difficult for artists whose livelihood depends on getting out in front of an audience. So if you are able, please consider supporting these artists by buying their music or some merchandise. There is also the Unison Benevolent Fund, a registered charity which supports Canadian musicians in need.

Lynne Hanson

Christina Martin

Royal Wood

Unison Benevolent Fund

There will be an end to this. When that day comes, I hope to see you at a show.

Stay safe,

Monique

@PatchworkHConc

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Kim Harris – March 7

Powerhouse vocalist Kim Harris returns to Patchwork to share songs from her sophomore album Heirloom. Ahead of its Jan 31 release it had been named one of CBC Music’s 25 Canadian albums to look forward to in 2020.  I recently received my copy and it is STUNNING.  But don’t take my word for it.  Check out this Canadian Beats review.  

Kim Harris plays Saturday, March 7th @ 8 pm Doors: 7:30 pm
Tickets are $18 and available on EventBrite: here

Oh but wait – that’s not all.  The multi-talented actor-singer-songwriter Stewart Legere will be here too – doing an opening set and perhaps a little back-up stuff on Kim’s set.

Oh but wait – that’s not all! This show is close to sold out but our next show is not and it features….ROYAL WOOD! Tickets here.

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.

Bringing music-loving-friends and visiting family members encouraged.

Best, Monique & George
Patchwork House Concerts
30 First Ave., Bedford
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2020 Kicks off with an Enthusiastic Bang

What a fantastically fun evening we had on January 18 with Quote the Raven. This duo is definitely one to watch.

And the fun continues…..Our next show will be here before you and I know it.

UNFORTUNATELY OUR NEXT SHOW WITH DAN DOIRON HAS BEEN CANCELLED. On February 22, 2020 we welcome Blues musician Dan Doiron to Patchwork. Guaranteed – he will warm up the living room. Tickets here.

A blazing spitfire guitarist, Dan Doiron fuses inventive guitar riffs and grooves with unique lyrics that reflect on every day life. After many years as a sideman, in 2011 Dan stepped out as a solo recording artist, earning both East Coast Music Award and Music Nova Scotia nominations for his debut CD. In May, 2918 he released his fourth album Livin’ Centre Stage which also garnered Music Nova Scotia Award nominations.

On March 4 we welcome back powerhouse vocalist Kim Harris to share songs from her sophomore album Heirloom (to be released Jan 31 and one of CBC Music’s 25 Canadian albums to look forward to in 2020).  Tickets are available here.

A little further down the road……tickets are on sale for May shows with Christina Martin and Lynne Hanson (links on the upcoming page).

All events are BYOB. Snacks offered. Shareable snacks welcome. Bringing music-loving-friends encouraged.

Warm regards,

Monique & George

Patchwork House Concerts

30 First Ave. Bedford

@PatchworkHConc

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2020 Show Announcements!

Happy New Year! Happy New Decade!

It’s a new year and we have lined up a bunch of musicians to warm what can be a long winter evening……Start your year right by locking down a few events in your calendar.      

First up: Quote the Raven a folk duo from Newfoundland who just landed nominations for Group of the Year and Songwriter of the Year for the Music NL Awards 2019.

Saturday, January 18 @ 8 pm. Tickets

Quote The Raven pairs powerhouse vocalist Jordan Coaker and haunting songstress Kirsten Rodden-Clarke. They made an immediate and emphatic statement with their long-awaited debut album, Golden Hour. Produced by Chris Kirby and featuring several high caliber songwriting collaborators (including Gabrielle Papillon, Ian Janes, Charlie A’Court, Keith Mullins) Golden Hour launched this pair firmly in among the artists one needs to watch.

Jordan and Kirsten delighted everyone who attended their first show at Patchwork in early 2019. They are back in these parts to record some new songs so we thought we should invite them back to get a sneak peak at their latest artistic endeavors and see what a year of performing around Canada has done for their live shows.

On February 22, 2020 we welcome Blues musician Dan Doiron to Patchwork. He will warm up the living room in the dead of winter…..Tickets here.

A blazing spitfire guitarist, Dan Doiron fuses inventive guitar riffs and grooves with unique lyrics that reflect on every day life. After many years as a sideman, in 2011 Dan stepped out as a solo recording artist, earning both East Coast Music Award and Music Nova Scotia nominations for his debut CD. In May, 2918 he released his fourth album Livin’ Centre Stage which also garnered Music Nova Scotia Award nominations.

On March 4 we welcome back powerhouse vocalist Kim Harris to share songs from her sophomore album Heirloom (to be released Jan 31 and one of CBC Music’s 25 Canadian albums to look forward to in 2020).  Tickets are available here.

A little further down the road……tickets are on sale for May shows with Christina Martin and Lynne Hanson (links on the upcoming page).

All events are BYOB. Snacks offered. Shareable snacks welcome. Bringing music-loving-friends encouraged.

Warm regards,

Monique & George

Patchwork House Concerts

30 First Ave. Bedford

@PatchworkHConc

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Chris Kirby – December 7

Consider this show with Chris Kirby the kick-off to your festive season. Kirby is one of the most respected musicians in town and his latest release What Goes Around will be an enjoyable groove-filled break from Jingle Bells and mall muzak.  

Chris Kirby presents songs from his brand new album at Patchwork – on Saturday, December 7th @ 8 pm Doors: 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 and available on EventBrite: Tickets 

As with all of our shows, the artist takes 100 % of the face value of tickets plus merchandise sales.  We provide the stage (and hopefully a full house of listeners). Our evenings are always BYOB.  We offer snacks and welcome shareable snacks if you feel so inclined. 

a little more information about the artist……..
Producer/guitarist/singer-songwriter Chris Kirby – has been celebrating the release of his latest album What Goes Around with shows across Canada and rave reviews.  Here is a recent appearance on Global TV:
  https://globalnews.ca/video/5948255/chris-kirby-releases-first-album-in-seven-years

It has been 7 years since his last album (Wonderizer) but do not take that to mean he took ‘a break’. Chris has been quite busy behind the scenes as a producer, songwriter and sideman, helping to deliver some of the best music coming out of the East Coast.

Kirby may be best known these days playing keys for Matt Andersen; he also co-wrote two songs on Andersen’s latest album, Halfway Home By Morning. Kirby’s songs also show up on albums by Stephen Fearing, The Once, The East Pointers, Tim Chaisson and more. As a producer, he’s steered albums by Charlie A’Court, Keith Mullins, Brianna Gosse, Beauwater, hot new harmony folk duo Quote The Raven and more. Plus, he’s part of a new group of all-star players, Lockdown Trio, which features keyboard hero Kim Dunn and drummer Geoff Arsenault.

What Goes Around is a collection of 11 groovy soul and R&B Kirby originals, plus one very special cover. He got some help from a bunch of talented friends: Shaun Verreault (Wide Mouth Mason) cowrote some songs and played some guitar on the album, as did Ian Janes. Charlie A’Court sang, Ian Sherwood played Saxophone, Keith Mullins co-wrote songs and played percussion. Other friends had a hand in either writing or performing: Damhnait Doyle, Cory Tetford, Gordie Sampson, Dennis Ellsworth, and on and on. There’s even a song written and performed with his wife, Victoria Howse.  Read reviews from The East Mag & The Daily Musician.


NOTE: 
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Best,

Monique & George
Patchwork House Concerts
30 First Ave., Bedford
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