2016 Sing-Along Songwriting Contest

Put on your creative thinking caps!

The 2016 Sing-Along Songwriting Contest is open for new entries. This is the third annual contest and as in past years the theme remains “Songs of Protest Songs of Hope”.

Raise Canada’s community consciousness through group singing! Last year’s winner, Tony Turner, achieved national and international attention. What issues call to your creative spirit?

Find out how to enter here…

Featured Artists, Winter 2016

Shirt Tearing Boys

Friday, February 5, 8pm
Tickets $20 …online here… or at the door
Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill

Shirt Tearing Boys Feb 5

Shirt Tearing Boys Feb 5

Get dancing to the spirited, toe-tapping music of Shirt Tearing Boys, featuring Kitchissippi’s own Tony Turner (of Harperman fame). The Boys (and Girls) bring their original and old classics from the 20’s to the 50’s to the Westboro Masonic Hall. For extra, extra dance-ability, Cousin Corky Kealey has now joined the “Boys” on drums!

Shirt Tearing Boys are:

Ann Downey, Fred Guignion, George Laing, Sally Robinson, Charlie Sohmer, Tony Turner, Corky Kealey

More info…

 

Melwood Cutlery

Saturday Feb 20, 8:00 PM
Tickets $20 …online here… or at the door
Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill

Melwood Cutlery

Melwood Cutlery

Melwood Cutlery is an underground Canadian roots performer who playfully describes his rock and roll inspired music as “Top Forty Folk”. He’s played festivals and venues across Canada and the US, from Dawson City, Yukon to Austin, Texas. Drawing on three decades of wide ranging influence, his lyrics and the stories they tell cover a lot of territory – from his Ottawa Valley roots to the ancestral “Hills of Aberdeen”.

Featuring Fred Guignon on guitars and slides.

More info…

 

 

Lotus Wight with Aiken & Beggs opening

Saturday March 19, 8:00 PM
Tickets $20 …online here… or at the door
Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill

Lotus Wight - Aiken & Beggs

Lotus Wight – Aiken & Beggs

Lotus Wight (of Sheesham and Lotus) is touring a solo show, with a new solo album.

‘”Lotus seems to have the potential to be a satisfactory student, despite his tendency towards daydreaming. He has developed what seems to be a wasteful obsession with the singer John Lee Hooker and his guitar playing. Lotus’ school performance could be greatly improved if he would learn to focus himself on the sixth grade curriculum, and leave his instruments at home.” – Mr. Galonska, Vice Principal

Thank goodness he did not take Mr. Galonska’s advice! Come experience Lotus Wight: banjo picker, bluesman, performer par excellance. More info…