2020 Show Announcements!

Happy Holidays.

As you work through your Christmas list or think about ways to brighten up long winter evenings for yourself and your music-loving friends….consider getting tickets to a couple of our 2020 house concerts. Experiences make beautiful gifts and they do not require complicated wrapping or a trip to the mall. We have an amazing and varied array of artists coming round over the next few months…..

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.

A little further down the road……we are finalizing details for shows with Kim Harris, Christina Martin and Lynne Hanson: three powerful women with three powerful voices. I will be setting up links to ticket sales (see tab “Upcoming”) over the next few days.

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: 
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. 

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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Ian Janes – November 2

a little soul music warming the soul on All Souls’ Day….

As the evenings grow longer and the temperatures start to fall one needs a little something to warm the soul…a little groove mixed in with some country pop and a whole lot of soul….We got you covered with our next show featuring Ian Janes on November 2.  Tickets are now available on EventBrite.  

Ian Janes is one of the best songwriters from the East Coast, like, ever…- Bob Mersereau

Ian Janes is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer living in Dartmouth but spending a couple of months a year between Nashville and Los Angeles writing music and performing.

Janes’ latest release Yes Man was given 4 out of 5 possible stars by Rolling Stone France, chosen as ‘disc of the day” by Le Journal de Montréal, nominated for four 2017 Music Nova Scotia awards, nominated for ‘Pop Recording of the Year’ at the 2018 East Coast Music Awards and was one of 9 national finalists for Sirius XM’s ‘Top Of The Country’ competition. 
“…one of the most beautiful albums of the year. Brilliant, inspired, magnificently played and written.”)
– Rolling Stone France 


In March of 2017, CMT’s “Nashville” closed it’s ‘mid-season finale’ with Ian’s song “Can’t Remember Never Loving You” as performed by the show’s two stars, Charles ‘Deacon’ Esten and Connie ‘Rayna” Britton. The song was co-written with veteran Nashville songwriter Byron Hill (George Straight, George Jones, Ray Charles, Dionne Warwick). Between the soundtrack version and Ian’s own version (released January 2018), the song has been streamed over 650,000 times on Spotify alone.

Here is a little video medley giving you a taste of what is in store.
And to learn a bit more about Ian, check out this feature in Socan Magazine.

NOTE: 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 (like if you need to unload some #stormchips or Halloween Candy). 

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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Chris Kirby – moved to December 7

SEPTEMBER 21 Show POSTPONED – apologies but due to unforseen circumstances (the host hurt her back) we are moving this show to December 7.

Producer/guitarist/singer-songwriter Chris Kirby – celebrates the release of his new album What Goes Around with a show at Patchwork on December 7.

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.

To join us for this fabulous show, get your tickets via EventBrite. Show time is 8 pm. As with all of our house concerts, net ticket sales go directly to the artist. You may wish to bring some cash to pick up a cd on site. All shows are BYOB; we will have some snacks and you are welcome to bring a shareable snack if you wish. Sharing this email with music-loving-friends is strongly encouraged.

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Steven Bowers – August 2nd @ 8 pm

Summer is here (according to the calendar at least). And while there are many festivals and events going on, family visiting and cottages to cottage…..we think there is room for an evening of song and story, especially when one of our favourite Canadian song writers is in town……

Steven Bowers is one of the best songwriters in Canada. He writes songs that are poetic, thoughtful and meaningful packaged in beautiful melodies. Born and raised in Newfoundland and living now on Vancouver Island, Bowers recently released his fifth full length album, Elk Island Park, produced by Jason Mingo and JUNO award-winning producer Colin Stewart (Dan Mangan, Yukon Blonde, Black Mountain).

Elk Island Park was written and recorded over a 4 year span in various bedrooms and studios across Canada, with many parts recorded and e-mailed back and forth over long distance. It features backing vocals from Juno award winning songwriter Meaghan Smith on several songs (most notably on the post-apocalyptic Just You), along with appearances by Bowers long-time collaborators Dave Gunning, Jason Silverberg (Lennings), and Kev Corbett. During the time of production, Steven worked at a youth society on Treaty 6 territory in Edmonton. Several of the songs (Shelter, The Bear) were inspired by this time and recorded at the youth music studio. Title track Elk Island Park was written after a less-than-confident winter walk through the park with his newborn daughter. The final two tracks (Bad Friend, and lead single Future Ghosts) were recorded and produced by Colin Stewart, and feature Vancouver Island musicians Jaya Bremer (vocals/synth), Nick Mintenko (bass), and Andrew Pederson (drums).

His 2012 release, Beothuk Words, landed placements on TV shows such as CBC’s Heartland (Season 4, Episode 1), and in independent films such as Roaming (2013 Best Feature Film Winner, Canadian Independent Film Festival). His 2008 effort Homing received significant airplay on CBC, specialty and folk radio programs across Canada, and generated nominations for Folk Recording, Songwriter and Producer of the Year from 2008 Music Nova Scotia Awards along with a JUNO Showcase and an East Coast Music Award nomination for Folk Recording of the Year.

Steven lives in Victoria, BC, with his wife and their daughter.
https://www.stevenbowers.com

Advance tickets $18 here. BYOB. Snacks offered. Shareable snacks welcome. Bringing music-loving-friends encouraged.

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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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