We’re bringing singer-songwriter North Easton to the Masonic Hall on Saturday, February 10


North Easton in Concert
Spirit of Rasputin’s Featured Artists Series
Saturday, February 10 at 8:00 pm
Westboro Masonic Hall
430 Churchill Ave. N. at Byron, Ottawa
Tickets $20

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Singer-songwriter-guitarist North Easton (https://www NULL.northeaston NULL.ca/), a Rockland-based performer with an international reputation, is coming to Westboro Masonic Hall to give a solo concert on Saturday, February 10. It will be the first event of the year in our Featured Artists Series.

Easton delivers his evocative lyrics and melodies in a powerful vocal style. He regularly tours Canada, with many appearances at festivals and on television, and toured Australia last November. He launched his first solo album “One of the Lucky Ones” to an enthusiastic Ottawa audience in 2016.

You can check out his music and his thoughts about it here (https://www NULL.northeaston NULL.ca/).

As a songwriter North Easton has won competitions including the UK Songwriting Contest in 2016 with “What Are We Fighting For?” and the Indie International Songwriting Competition in 2016 with “Anyways”.

Fans have written to tell him how his songs have affected them and moved them to make changes in their own lives. “The new chapter is that I’m emerging, now, as more than a performer and storyteller,” he says. “The word I’ve heard now is ‘inspirationalist,’ if you will. At my show, it will make you cry, it will make you laugh and you might be slightly challenged. You will experience something emotionally, and that’s a powerful thing.”

In addition to his own writing and performing, North Easton is a committed supporter of the Ottawa songwriting community and of songwriting projects, helping and encouraging established and emerging artists with their music and careers.

To order tickets with your credit card or PayPal account, click on the button above.

The concert starts at 8:00 pm with doors opening at 7:30. There may be a few tickets available for cash at the door, but advance purchase is recommended.

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From the President

Welcome to Spirit of Rasputin’s, Ottawa’s folk music society. We’re an active group of music lovers — including many musicians and songwriters — whose tastes include not only folk but many other kinds of music as well.

Our Monday night Open Stage brings together singers, instrumentalists, reciters and fans for an evening when you’re as likely to hear a Celtic harp or a didgeridoo as guitars and mandolins. You’ll hear folk, blues, country, pop, standards, poetry, original songs and works in progress. It starts at 7:00 pm Mondays at the Whispers pub at 249 Richmond Rd. in Westboro.

Whether learners or seasoned performers, everyone is assured of a warm welcome from their fellow performers and the music lovers who come just to listen.

If you’d like to jam with your fellow musicians, try our Tuesday night Folk-along Jam, which starts at 7:00 pm every Tuesday at the Montgomery Legion Hall at 330 Kent St. Players of all instruments and of any skill level are welcome to join in.

Our name Spirit of Rasputin’s is a tribute to the original Rasputin’s, the beloved Bronson Avenue folk club that closed in 2008 after a fire. A community group resolved to keep the spirit going, and we’re proud of the role we’ve continued to play in Ottawa’s musical life.

Each year we produce our Featured Artists Series, which brings headline artists to local audiences. We’re now lining up some outstanding talent for our 2017-2018 season, which will begin in the fall.

Spirit of Rasputin’s is a presenting partner in the annual Great Canadian Song-Along, a songwriting challenge, and in Gil’s Hootenanny, the May Day festival of songs of protest and songs of hope.

For news of all our doings, watch this website (which we’re currently renovating) and fill out the form to the right of this message to get on the mailing list for our newsletter.

If you have questions or comments, I’m at president@rasputins.ca (president null@null rasputins NULL.ca) and I’d be delighted to hear from you.

Susan Sweeney Hermon
President, Spirit of Rasputin’s