A duo of shows next month

Well the weather outside is certainly frightful but it won’t be frightful in here for these next two shows.  Tickets are moving quickly so if you have not purchased yours yet, well….

Quote the Raven (see them now folks – this folk-pop duo from Newfoundland is poised to take off!) ($18)  Saturday, February 2.  Tickets

Quote the Raven is Jordan Coaker and Kirsten Rodden-Clarke who are a harmony match-made-in-heaven.

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Ariana Nasr & Curtis Thorpe (jazz and world classics including Edith Piaf – mais oui!) ($20) Sunday, February 10 @ 3 pm (MATINEE)  Doors at 2:30 pm Tickets

Ariana Nasr and Curtis Thorpe are two multi-instrumentalists who really click. Although they now make their home in Montréal, both hail from Nova Scotia where they each had separate music careers for many years. It was only in the fall of 2016 when Ariana asked Curtis to accompany her Piaf & Brel show that the click was formed.

Ariana can and will sing almost anything. You can catch her interpreting jazz, soul or world classics, but her most popular performance has been her interpretation of the music of Édith Piaf. She spent the last several years creating and touring a tribute show to French greats Édith Piaf and Jacques Brel. The logical next step was to move to a French speaking environment! Thus, Ariana and Curtis relocated to Montréal together in January 2017 to pursue their love of performance and the French language.

Curtis is a versatile player who can deliver a gorgeous solo performance featuring complex finger-style guitar picking, or he could be found playing electric guitar or bass in a rock band. And many things in between. He loves the harmonica as a solo instrument and has integrated it as both accompaniment and solo instrument in his performances. In the duo show he is a one-man band playing guitar, harmonica and percussion simultaneously whilst Ariana sings, plays soprano saxophone (her first love), accordion or violin.

Last summer, Ariana Nasr & Curtis Thorpe released a CD titled “Padam Padam” – featuring classics from France, the Balkans and the Americas.

To be in the ‘know’ about the other exciting shows I am lining up, join our email list (message me at mleblanc.patchwork@gmail.com).  Tell all your friends – well those who enjoy listening to live music in an intimate setting – about us.  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.   Make attending more Patchwork House Concerts your 2019 New Years’ Resolution!

Best,

Monique & George

@PatchworkHConce

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And 2019 begins….

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Cameron Nickerson with Blake Johnson – Saturday

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

http://www.cameronnickerson.com

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).  

Best,

Monique & George

@PatchworkHConc

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A New Year – A Bunch of New Music

Music lovers,

2019 is going to be a big year for Patchwork House Concerts.  We have been busy lining up some ‘new-to-our-stage’ acts and we will hit our 100th show milestone this year!  Come along for the ride won’t you?

All shows are now ticketed using EventBrite.  The number of available seats will depend on the artists and how much space they need.  Either way, 100 % of net ticket proceeds goes directly to the band, as does any merch sales.  If you want to support live music in your community, attending live shows and buying a cd is the best way to do it (consider that each time we stream a song, the artist makes between $0.0006 and $0.0084).

Tickets are now on sale for three diverse shows.  Evening shows start at 8 pm (doors at 7:30 pm); note we have a matinee coming up……All events are BYOB.  There will be snacks and guests are welcome to bring a shareable snack if they wish.

Cameron Nickerson (The Rockabillys) with Blake Johnston (The Stogies) ($20)  Saturday, January 19.  Tickets

Quote the Raven (see them now folks – this duo is poised to take off!) ($18)  Saturday, February 2.  Tickets

Ariana Nasr & Curtis Thorpe (jazz and world classics including Edith Piaf – mais oui!) ($20) Sunday, February 10 @ 3 pm (MATINEE)  Doors at 2:30 pm Tickets

To be in the ‘know’ about the other exciting shows I am lining up, join our email list (message me at mleblanc.patchwork@gmail.com).  Tell all your friends – well those who enjoy listening to live music in an intimate setting – about us.  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.   Make attending more Patchwork House Concerts your 2019 New Years’ Resolution!

Best,

Monique & George

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Cameron Nickerson with Blake Johnston – January 19

“19-1-2019” That is a cool date.  So we’re having a house concert that day! We are going to kick off 2019 with a high energy show that is a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n roll.

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.  www.cameronnickerson.com

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.

Cameron Nickerson with Blake Johnston

Saturday, January 19.  Showtime – 8 pm.  Doors – 7:30 pm.

Tickets $20 in advance through Eventbrite. Tickets

Note: If you have attended a show in the past, you will note this change in approach.  We have decided to move to ticketed shows, with seats purchased in advance via EventBrite   to simplify things on show night and to manage numbers. Each show will now have a limited number of seats, depending on the artist(s) performing, to ensure every member of the audience will be comfortable.  As usual, the artists take home the net proceeds from all ticket sales.

BYOB.  Snacks provided (and shareable snacks welcome, but not required).  

We have lots more in store for 2019 so stick around.  Sign up for our email list (message me at mleblanc.patchwork@gmail.com) and tell all your friends who enjoy listening to live music in an intimate setting about us.  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

@PatchworkHConc

facebook.com/PatchworkHouseConcerts

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Adyn Townes – December 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a magical evening …..

 

Our final show of 2018 folks and it will be awesome.  We know this because we have seen this guy perform a few times.

At the place where endings become beginnings, you’ll find Adyn Townes. Formerly Andy Brown, he turned a fall into the ocean and months of recovery into his jumping off point. His music is challenging. Alternative indie-folk with raw and honest lyrics. Like finding your feet just before you fall, his songwriting is the gravity that pulls you back to earth.

Inspired by the equal-parts hard and smooth voice of David Gray and the clear electric guitar tones of James Bay, Townes is always pushing the boundaries and seeing how close he can get to the edge.

His debut album ‘After The Fall’, produced by Colin Buchanan (Paper Lions, Sorrey) was released this summer.  It sits in the ‘favorites’ pile next to some Andy Brown cds.  His songs are just so good; I want to listen to them again and again and again…..

Join us and discover why yourself!

Adyn Townes : Saturday, December 1 @ 8 pm (doors @ 7:30 pm)

$20 at the door

BYOB.  Snacks offered (shareable snacks welcome but not necessary)

Bringing extra cash for merch (Christmas is coming and fast!) and inviting friends to come along with you are both strongly encouraged.  So is sending us a quick note to say that you are coming and how many you shall be…..it really helpful for us to have a good sense for numbers as we set up for a show, so that everyone is comfortable (and I make enough brownies).

Best,

Monique & George

mleblanc.patchwork@gmail.com

facebook.com/PatchworkHouseConcerts

@PatchworkHConc

Patchwork House Concerts welcome you at 30 First Ave. in Bedford.

 

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Keith Mullins & friends – Saturday, November 10

 

 

 

A living room filled with friends seated in loose rows, some of whom you have just met. We share in the enjoyment of a story and a song, presented by someone who grabs our attention and keeps it, until it is time to rise for a stretch and share in a snack.  Until set 2 begins.  This is the house concert experience.  This will be your house concert experience on Saturday, November 10 when Keith Mullins and friends will be on the stage holding our attention.  Which friends?  Join us!

Keith Mullins is a musical jack-of-all-trades.  He has shared the Patchwork stage a few times with Kim Dunn, Colin Grant, Silvio Pupo – reflecting the diversity of his styles.  He is comfortable on any stage, having grown up surrounded by music and working in music since the age of 15.  He has performed with Ron Hynes, Lennie Gallant and the kids of Basinview School.  A natural entertainer – he will entertain everyone here on Saturday.

And he has a bunch of new material with his new project Onward and Upward, having songs written in collaboration with Matt Anderson, Gordie Sampson, Meaghan Smith and Classified!

Saturday, November 10 @ 8 pm (Doors @ 7:30 pm)

$20 at the door.  RSVP to mleblanc.patchwork@gmail.com

BYOB.  Snacks offered.  Shareable snacks welcome but not necessary.  Taking a little extra cash for some merchandise strongly advised.

Best,

Monique & George

Patchwork House Concerts

30 First Ave., Bedford

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