Carleton Stone & Breagh MacKinnon – February 9


Our next show features two young artists who are making waves at home and across Canada.

CARLETON STONE is a charismatic performer and soulful songwriter whose sophomore recording (produced by Juno Award-winner Hawksley Workman) has brought him regional accolades – three NS Music Award Nominations and an East Coast Music Award nomination for Pop Recording of the Year – and national attention.

The music sparkles with contemporary smart-pop energy, clever hooks and the infectious exuberance of a songwriter with his eye firmly on the prize.  In the words of CBC’s Bob Mersereau, “The new star on the horizon belongs to Carleton Stone, who is quickly developing into a major national talent.”  Carleton is a prolific writer with songs gaining him placements on NBC’s Saving Hope, CW’s The LA Complex and CBC’s Being Erica. He is a Leader at the Gordie Sampson Songcamp which takes place every summer in Ingonish and is becoming increasingly well known for a vast array of collaborations.

I’ve seen Carleton perform several times and he has a real gift for engaging with his audience.

BREAGH MACKINNON recently received her first ECMA nomination in the Rising Star Category.  With a voice that digs deep into your heart, smooth guitar lines, and jazzy interludes, Breagh’s debut album Where The Days Went, released September 25, truly flaunts the timeless sound that sets her apart.  She draws inspiration from her formal Jazz training as well as her extensive songwriting collaborations – with Dylan Guthro, Carleton Stone, Natalia Zukerman, Gordie Sampson, and Steve MacDougall. Her song “White Picket Love” propelled Breagh into a finalist position at the Ottawa Bluesfest ‘She’s The One Contest’ and recently, the International Mountain Stage NewSong Contest.

“Breagh is that rare combination of voice, song and musical strength. The writing is breathtaking and the voice is strong medicine” – Gordie Sampson

More praise here from Bob Mersereau:—where-the-days-went.html

This show takes place on Saturday, February 9 at 8 pm.

$20 (all funds given to the artists) ; there will be 2 sets with a short break in between.  CDs will be available for purchase.

Please RSVP to  Non-alcoholic beverages will be offered.  You are invited to take along any wine/beer/etc. that you wish to enjoy.  There will be a selection of munchies at the break.  Contributions to the munchies table will be shared happily although not required.


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