Patchwork House Concerts presents Breagh MacKinnon and Carleton Stone on Saturday, September 21.
BREAGH MACKINNON was nominated for the 2013 Music Nova Scotia Music Award for New Artist of the Year. This follows an earlier 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.
Check out her Atlantic Film Festival 10×10 video for “Secret” directed by Gesar Mukpo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLZuphCUYChu1MrGTSj_M7_bcamA0_kD_F&v=oh11HtJ855A
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
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.
Details: Saturday, September 21 @ 8 pm $20 (all funds given to the artists)
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