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

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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

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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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Christina Martin – November 2

Don’t settle for an any old Friday evening, come round for some great live music.

We don’t host shows very often on Fridays.  But when Christina Martin calls, we say YES!

“Impossible To Hold” is Martin’s sixth and strongest studio album, achieving a perfect balance between organic ambience and impeccable production. “I’m writing about faith and love more than ever with songs like ‘Keep Me Calm’ and ‘Always Reminding’, but I haven’t shaken the need to write about the darker things that are part of our human journey”. Combining good taste, passionate singing and thoughtful lyrics, “Impossible To Hold” is where music and poetry meet.

If you missed her big cd release show at the Marquis in September, here is your chance to catch Christina & Dale before they head back to Europe where they have an ever growing fan base.

Christina Martin : Friday, November 2nd 
Showtime: 8 pm; Doors: 7:30 pm
Tickets: $25 on EventBrite:  http://christinamartin.net/tour/

BYOB.  Snacks offered.  Shareable snacks welcome.  Sharing this email with friends strongly encouraged.

Best,
Monique & George
Patchwork House Concerts
30 First Ave., Bedford
On twitter @PatchworkHConc
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Fall shows!

And just like that – shows!

Check our Upcoming page…..see you soon 🙂

 

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Rachel Beck & Adyn Townes

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If you caught either or both of these performers during ECMA week (or earlier at the Carleton), you will be as excited as we are to have them perform together in the Patchwork living room.

Rachel Beck released her debut self-titled solo record on March 2nd of this year.  On March 8, its first single Reckless Heart hit #1 on the CBC Music Top 20.  You may remember her as one-half of The Beck Sisters, with her sister Amy.  They performed together for four years, sharing the stage with Serena Ryder and Tom Cochrane.  This year, Rachel set out to forge her own musical path and her debut record delivers.

Exposed. Confessional. Connective. These are words that come to mind when listening to Beck’s seven-track debut. Produced and recorded by Daniel Ledwell at Echo Lake (Jenn Grant, David Myles, Fortunate Ones), the album lures the listener into an ethereal and enveloping soundscape, as the songs take one on a trek across a wide emotional range – from from regret and grief to wonder and joy. “… the team kept the emotion and sensitivity of the songs in full focus, which is no doubt what’s hitting home with a country full of listeners discovering Beck’s solo debut.” (Bob Mersereau, Top 100 Canadian).

https://www.rachelbeckmusic.com

At the place where endings become beginnings, you’ll find Adyn Townes. 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.

Currently working on a new album, produced by Colin Buchanan of Paper Lions, Townes (formerly Andy Brown) is focusing on building the foundation. Formulating floor plans and building from the ground up.  Visit the video tab on his website for a sneak peak: http://www.adyntownes.com

Here is your chance to see these two performers in our living room while you still can.  Soon they will be on the big stage……

Rachel Beck & Adyn Townes: Friday, June 8
Showtime: 8 pm; Doors: 7:30 pm
Tickets: $20 at the door; RSVP to secure your spots

BYOB.  Snacks offered.  Shareable snacks welcome.  Sharing this email with friends strongly encouraged.

Best,
Monique & George
Patchwork House Concerts
30 First Ave., Bedford
On twitter @PatchworkHConc
Facebook.com/PatchworkHouseConcerts

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The LYNNeS – Mother’s Day Matinee Show (May 13)

Beautiful harmonies…….

The LYNNeS are Juno award winning songwriter Lynn Miles and award-winning songwriter Lynne Hanson.  These two Canadian heartbreak poets are not new to working together, having toured and written songs off and on over the past 10 years, and with Miles having produced two of Hanson’s albums (River of Sand, 2014 and 7 Deadly Spins, 2015).   Both LYNNeS are multi-instrumentalists (piano, acoustic, electric guitar, mandolin), and fuse tight vocal harmonies with hauntingly gritty lyrics.  They recently released their debut album Heartbreak Song for the Radio.

I took your words 
Stumbled strummed and hummed along
Hammered till they spelled out
The world’s saddest broken hearted song
 
– Heartbreak Song For The Radio – The LYNNeS 

The duo adopted an old school approach to recording their album, choosing to record to tape and recording all the bed tracks and many of the vocal and acoustic guitar parts live off the floor.  Each song on the album is a co-write, producing a truly collaborative effort, drawing on the strengths of two Lynn(e), to create a sum greater than two individual parts.

I’m tired of falling for cowboys in the dark 
I’m tired of giving away my heart
Of walking a line that’s always shifting
Being the hero and doing all the heavy lifting
 
– Heavy Lifting – The LYNNeS 

“[the album] has the kind of spacious, rolling thunder restlessness Bob Dylan attained with Daniel Lanois all those years ago. It’s that good.”  5 stars – Jeff Monk | Winnipeg Free Press 

“Individually, both Lynnes are formidable forces in contemporary country, together they just might be unstoppable.” – Mike Davies | folking.com (UK)

http://www.thelynnes.com

This is a rare opportunity to see these women perform together in an intimate setting.  Treat your mom or yourself and join us for The LYNNeS on Sunday, May 13 at 3 pm.  Tickets $25 at the door.  RSVP to hold your seat  mleblanc.patchwork@gmail.com.

BYOB.  Snacks offered and shareable shacks welcome.  Bringing friends encouraged.

Best,                                                                                                                                               Monique & George                                                                                                               Patchwork House Concerts                                                                                                           First Ave., Bedford

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