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
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).
Monique & George