Spirited November Events

This Sunday November 6th “The Next Stage”

What: Spirit of Rasputin’s Next Stage
Where: Upstairs at Whispers Pub, 249 Richmond Road
When: Sunday, November 6, 7pm
Who: Imran, Amanda Bon, Kristine St. Pierre

The Next Stage supports our mandate to encourage and promote emerging local artists. This event is a Pay What You Can, Pass-the-hat event with no cover charge. Three artists each perform a full set. Everyone is welcome but space is limited so early arrival is recommended. Suggestion: arrive by 6:30 and order dinner. The food is great!

About the Performers

Imran has been playing the open mic scene in Ottawa for the past 5 years. He got his start at Rasputin’s Folk Café and since then has played at a number of other venues around town. His songs range from folk to funk, with the odd dog song thrown in there for good measure.

Amanda Bon recently released an impressive first CD Juniper Weekends produced by Danny Artuso who will be accompanying her this Sunday. Find out more about Amanda at her website (http://amandabon NULL.com) where you can listen to clips from the CD and purchase it online. Even better, come to the show and purchase an autographed copy from her! She started her formal music studies at the piano and later moved on to the guitar.

Kristine St. Pierre sings and writes in both English and French, but it is the simplicity with which she illustrates and shares her emotions combined with her familiar voice that makes her an artist to discover. On her website (http://www NULL.kristinestpierre NULL.com) you can discover more about her and listen to a few of her songs.

Missy Burgess CD Release with Keith Glass

What: Spirit of Rasputin’s Concert Series
Where: Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill at Byron
When: Saturday November 19, 8pm
Who: Missy Burgess with Keith Glass

Tickets are selling briskly for this much anticipated show. Missy’s third CD takes her in a slightly new sonic direction with producer Keith Glass (of Prairie Oyster fame) adding two of his own compositions and a co-write to Missy’s collection of originals and comfortable standards. The CD is a polished perfomance from a seasoned pro. Tickets are available from The Folklore Centre, Collected Works Bookstore, online at The Spirit of Rasputin’s E-Store.

And, of course, the regular weekly events

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