Girls to the Front August 20 – Kristine St-Pierre and Christine Jakel

Girls to the Front Songwriters Circle
Hosted by Julie Corrigan
Featuring Kristine St-Pierre & Christine Jakel
Monday August 20, 2018
8PM no cover, PWYC event

Kristine St-Pierre: https://kristinestpierre.com/

Chansonnière with a travelling heart. A fitting description for this world traveler whose bilingual songs take you on a journey of self-discovery and emotional connection.

“There’s a real sense of connection to places in my songs and how these places and the people I met have inspired me in some way.”

“From her light, delicate finger picking to the stomp of her feet, you can hear Kristine St-Pierre’s soul baring itself to the audience with every melody.”
– Kimberly Lochhead, Ottawa Life Magazine, June 9, 2014

“Kristine St-Pierre delivers soul-searching songs in both languages.”
– Lynn Saxberg, Ottawa Citizen (2012)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwODw8bjB-o

Christine Jakel: https://christinejakel.bandcamp.com/releases

Christine’s musical formation started at age 5 with classical piano, earning a Grade 9 certificate from the Royal Conservatory of Music in 2011. After completing a degree in classical voice in June 2016, she discovered songwriting as a more personal means of self-expression through music. Her sources of inspiration include Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin, Brandi Carlile, and the Staves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTBWKFos-nU

Julie Corrigan: http://www.juliecorrigan.com/

Born and raised in the Ottawa Valley, Julie Corrigan is a soulful, country, roots, singer/songwriter hailing from the small town of Shawville Quebec. Her first full length album The Language, recorded in Ottawa at Little Bullhorn Studios with producer Dave Draves was #1 at CKCU for 2015.

Irenes Pub: http://irenespub.ca/

Sponsored by
CKCU FM 93.1: www.ckcufm.com
RedLeaf Music: www.redleafmusic.ca
Ottawa Gig Posters: http://ottawagigposters.blogspot.com/

 

 

Ali McCormick Tours New Album West

Ali McCormick’s 2018 Coast-to-Coast Album Release Tour takes her through Ontario en route to Vancouver Island after performing throughout the Maritimes and Newfoundland this spring.

Though the body has ventured across the land, the soul has never strayed far from her childhood homestead. Ali McCormick offers up her most personal offering to date with That Place You Know, her third album.

A true wilderness wordsmith, Ali populates her music with colourful characters you enjoy spending time with. Rooted in folk, songs like “Tackle Box, Saw, Chain and a Knife” and “The Woodstove” show the road at the end of a long tour now leads to her own cozy clearing on an island sheep farm.

That Place You Know, like 2016’s Clean Water and 2014’s self-titled recording, is full of tasty, road-tested songs. Brimming with youthful hi-jinks and wild days at the midway, there are also cherished moments spent at home in the warm caress of love. One would expect no less from The Lioness of Lanark County.

“Way back in the 60’s it was all about ‘back to the land’ and ‘going to the country’. Well, now the next generation is coming back from the country to report on their progress. According to Ali McCormick, things really fine there. On her 3rd album “That Place You Know” she tells stories of growing up and hanging out in her beloved rural setting. Listening to Ali is as close as many will get to moving to the country…it leaves one feeling the mud between your toes and a calmer spirit and we thank her for it.” -Hugh Ambrose, Folk Everything CFRC 101.9 fm, Kingston ON

https://alimccormick.com/

Girls to the Front May 21 Featuring – Melanie Brulée, Delaney Grant & host Julie Corrigan

 

Girls to the Front Songwriters Circle
Hosted by Julie Corrigan
Featuring Melanie Brulée & Delaney Grant
Monday May 21, 2018
8PM no cover, PWYC event

Melanie Brulée: https://www.melaniebrulee.com/

Born in Cornwall Ontario to bilingual parents, Toronto-based Melanie Brulée interweaves her native language into her art like she crisscrosses musical genres: with ease. From the first listen, you can hear how her years living in Australia and France have influenced her style and sound. The first offering rich surf-style guitar tones and catchy hooks and the latter blurring the lines between audience and performer, like a speakeasy cabaret. What most might call Americana, folk-rock or country music, Melanie colours with her own distinctive essence, bringing a vintage respect to a modern sound. Seeing her ease onstage, it’s clear that’s where she feels most at home, quickly winning over audiences with her charisma..

Her singles have been on regular rotation on CBC, Radio-Canada as well as Sirius XM satellite in Canada and the USA, allowing her to build a following and tour the continent playing near 100 shows per year. Most recent highlights include opening for Kathleen Edwards, Whitehorse and Amanda Marshall as well as performances at renowned festivals such as Mariposa Folk Fest, Luminato, Francofolies, Montreal Folk on the Canal and multiple performances at Yonge-Dundas Square. Most recently, Melanie has been spending significant time honing her craft as a songwriter in Nashville with some of Music City’s finest in preparation for her upcoming 2018 release.

Delaney Grant: https://www.delaneygrant.com/

Delaney Grant sings bold, modern country tunes that tell tales illuminating both life’s joyful adventures and its heartbreak. She wraps up catchy classic country, pop and bluegrass-tinged melodies and harmonies with fresh and clever lyrics that flow like diaries, revealing her intimate perspectives on love, loss, hope and her own evolution. Her authenticity and generosity as a songwriter and performer resonate through her powerful voice, which dances through the vivid colours of human emotions as she unleashes the contents of her soul like lightning bolts during performances. Delaney’s lush, well-crafted recordings and willingness to share raw emotion through her music continue the tradition of the fierce female pop and folk poets, including Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris and Allison Krauss, who continue to inspire her.

Julie Corrigan: http://www.juliecorrigan.com/

Born and raised in the Ottawa Valley, Julie Corrigan is a soulful, country, roots, singer/songwriter hailing from the small town of Shawville Quebec. Her first full length album The Language, recorded in Ottawa at Little Bullhorn Studios with producer Dave Draves (Kathleen Edwards, Howe Gelb) was #1 at CKCU for 2015.

Irenes Pub: http://irenespub.ca/

Sponsored by
CKCU FM 93.1: www.ckcufm.com
RedLeaf Music: www.redleafmusic.ca
Ottawa Gig Posters: http://ottawagigposters.blogspot.com/Ottawa Gig Posters: 

Ali McCormick album release show at Irene’s Pub, with Fluffy Little Cowboys

Ali McCormick releases her third full-length album “That Place You Know” in the midst of a Nationwide Tour.

Though the body has ventured across the land, the soul has never strayed far from her childhood homestead. Ali McCormick offers up her most personal offering to date with That  Place You Know, her third album.

A true wilderness wordsmith, Ali populates her music with colourful characters you enjoy spending time with. Rooted in folk, songs like “Tackle Box, Saw, Chain and a Knife” and “The Woodstove” show the road at the end of a long tour now leads to her own cozy clearing on an island sheep farm.

That Place You Know, like 2014’s self-titled recording and 2016’s Clean Water, is full of tasty, road-tested songs. Brimming with youthful hijinks and wild days at the midway,  there are also cherished moments spent at home in the warm caress of love. One would expect no less from The Lioness of Lanark County.

“The lovely “Lioness of Lanark,” Ali McCormick, is equipped with an endless supply of energy and charm. Ali delivers carefully crafted lyrics with an unforgettable voice…then sweetens you up with the perfect melody. Ali’s music is fun-loving and full of quality storytelling. By the end of the show, you’ll know her quite well, and chances are, you’ll be a big fan.”- Paulina Hebrak, The Kemptville Advance

THAT PLACE YOU KNOW TRACKLIST:

  1. All I Feel
  2. Midway
  3. Woo-Hoo
  4. Holy Sh#@! Handles
  5. Fishin’ Hole
  6. Calgary Goodbye
  7. Tacklebox, Saw, Chain & a Knife
  8. Tape Deck
  9. The Woodstove
  10. Rearview Mirror
  11. Bear on a Bike
  12. Rest Your Sweet Little Head

https://alimccormick.com/

https://alimccormick.bandcamp.com/album/that-place-you-know

Ali McCormick – All I Feel [Official Music Video]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMEoLeo3cjU

Live Video “Tackle Box, Saw, Chain & a Knife”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DHATU6vsDE

Fluffy Little Cowboys 

The women in Fluffy Little Cowboys are no angels; what they are is a fiery, focused trio with an eclectic sound that’s incredibly compelling but almost impossible to categorize.

Some call it alternative East Coast, but you’ll also hear tinges of country, roots, trad, and blues… then there’s the rhythmic spoken word and punk rock piss-and-vinegar. Trying to identify every influence is like trying to pick out every poke of a full-sleeve tattoo.

The Fluffy’s recent album, No Angel, was produced by PEI wunderkind Nathan Wiley and features Doobie Brothers drummer Ed Toth, the lyrical content is weighty, tackling combustible subjects head-on, hitting like a musical Molotov cocktail; however, at their core is a message of empowerment & inclusion.

Fluffy Little Cowboys are a lot of things, but put simply, they are an edgy group of passionate performers who love to make great music.

Happy Road – Fluffy Little Cowboys
https://youtu.be/xMb7tAVTK5w

We’re Not Gonna Take It – Twisted Sister cover by Fluffy Little Cowboys
https://youtu.be/EcsPFc7xZ4k

Ali McCormick Album Release Party in Perth

Ali McCormick releases her third full-length album “That Place You Know” to a hometown crowd before embarking on a Nationwide Tour.

Though the body has ventured across the land, the soul has never strayed far from her childhood homestead. Ali McCormick offers up her most personal offering to date with That  Place You Know, her third album.

A true wilderness wordsmith, Ali populates her music with colourful characters you enjoy spending time with. Rooted in folk, songs like “Tackle Box, Saw, Chain and a Knife” and “The Woodstove” show the road at the end of a long tour now leads to her own cozy clearing on an island sheep farm.

That Place You Know, like 2014’s self-titled recording and 2016’s Clean Water, is full of tasty, road-tested songs. Brimming with youthful hijinks and wild days at the midway,  there are also cherished moments spent at home in the warm caress of love. One would expect no less from The Lioness of Lanark County.

“The lovely “Lioness of Lanark,” Ali McCormick, is equipped with an endless supply of energy and charm. Ali delivers carefully crafted lyrics with an unforgettable voice…then sweetens you up with the perfect melody. Ali’s music is fun-loving and full of quality storytelling. By the end of the show, you’ll know her quite well, and chances are, you’ll be a big fan.”- Paulina Hebrak, The Kemptville Advance

THAT PLACE YOU KNOW TRACKLIST:

  1. All I Feel
  2. Midway
  3. Woo-Hoo
  4. Holy Sh#@! Handles
  5. Fishin’ Hole
  6. Calgary Goodbye
  7. Tacklebox, Saw, Chain & a Knife
  8. Tape Deck
  9. The Woodstove
  10. Rearview Mirror
  11. Bear on a Bike
  12. Rest Your Sweet Little Head

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

2018 Eastern Canada Album Release Tour

05/12 Perth ON

05/14 Montreal QC

05/17 Sydney NS

05/18 Sydney NS

05/19 Charlottetown PE

05/20 Mnt. Stewart PE

05/21 Wolfville NS

05/23 Moncton NB

05/24 Fredericton NB

05/25 Fredericton NB

05/26 Fredericton NB

05/29 Corner Brook NL

06/01 Port Rexton NL

06/02 Lewisporte NL

06/08 Ottawa ON

06/09 Belleville ON

06/10 Uxbridge ON

06/14 Stella ON

 

Western Canada coming soon!

Girls to the Front April 16th featuring Laura Gagnon and Kelsey Hayes with Host Julie Corrigan

Girls to the Front Songwriters Circle
Hosted by Julie Corrigan
Featuring Laura Gagnon & Kelsey Hayes
Monday April 16, 2018
8PM no cover, PWYC event

Laura Gagnon: https://www.facebook.com/Lauragagnonmusic/

Won Best Pop Artist at the London Music Awards. She’s worked with acclaimed vocal coach Elaine Overholt, who has worked with Ray Charles, Tina Turner, and Dionne Warwick, to name a few. Laura Has worked with Gold and Platinum songwriter/producer Chad Irschik of Inception Sound and played with Juno nominated band Mister E Laura has just finished touring with The top international McCartney Years Tribute band led by the very talented Yuri Pool. Since Laura has rebooted her solo career and is on her way back up the pop charts! She is about embark on an Ontario tour and is finishing her 3rd album. Laura was also nominated for the 2017 Contributor Jack Richardson London Music Awards for her work with the London Music Scene by creating an all female musicians network of some of the top female musicians in South Western Ontario called ” The Doll House” Laura has appeared in “Our London”, Beat Magazine, Fusion Magazine, London Free Press, and is gaining airplay on Texas and Beyond out in Texas and Ireland.

Kelsey Hayes: https://kelseyhayes.ca/

Writing from a position of strength and independence, Kelsey Hayes is an Ottawa based singer-songwriter who takes the listener on a journey of love, longing, and betrayal. Drawing on her own lived experience, she combines heartbreak with her own unique style of indie-pop, creating a genuine and soulful sound.

Beginning as a vocalist, Hayes branched out early on into writing her own material. She released her debut EP to a sold-out crowd at Ottawa’s own Mercury Lounge in Fall 2015. When she is not performing, Kelsey is a prominent member of the student body that comprises Carleton University’s singer-songwriter program through which she was honoured as the 2015 winner of the Musik Ottawa competition. In summer 2016, Kelsey made her international debut, touring multiple cities in China between playing shows at Ottawa’s Bluesfest and Cityfolk Festival.

After spending months songwriting and in-studio, Kelsey has put together an EP that brings raw sound and emotion together with grooves that keep the listener nodding along to her soulful hooks and lyrical stories. Look for Kelsey’s long-awaited second EP, due for release in late October 2017.

Julie Corrigan: http://www.juliecorrigan.com/

Born and raised in the Ottawa Valley, Julie Corrigan is a soulful, country, roots, singer/songwriter hailing from the small town of Shawville Quebec. Her first full length album The Language, recorded in Ottawa at Little Bullhorn Studios with producer Dave Draves (Kathleen Edwards, Howe Gelb) was #1 at CKCU for 2015.

Irenes Pub: http://irenespub.ca/

Sponsored by
CKCU FM 93.1: www.ckcufm.com
RedLeaf Music: www.redleafmusic.ca
Ottawa Gig Posters: https://www.facebook.com/otowngigposters

 

Girls to the Front March 19th

The next Girls to the Front Songwriters Circle, hosted by Julie Corrigan, features Juno Nominated Roxanne Potvin & the Ottawa Valley’s own, Vicki Brittle

Monday March 19th @ Irene’s Pub 8 pm

Roxanne Potvin

https://roxannepotvin.com/

“Can’t stop a bird from singing / Can’t blame a girl for dreaming”

Those words echo throughout Roxanne Potvin’s latest album, a highly personal and deeply affecting return for the Montreal-based singer/songwriter and guitarist after a five-year break from recording. It was a period of experimentation and study for Potvin, resulting in For Dreaming building upon the quiet intensity displayed on several tracks from her 2011 album Play.

“The intimacy of the recording matches the closeness examined in the lyrics, whether its between a couple, or in solitude, the closeness with your thoughts being alone. The beauty, well, that’s the sound of somebody who has learned how to make the sounds in her heart come alive.” Bob Mersereau, Top 100 Canadian singles

“A voice like melted butter on mashed potatoes.” – Rich Terfry (aka Buck 65), CBC Radio 2 Drive

 

Vicki Brittle

http://www.vickibrittle.com/

Proudly sponsored by CKCU-FM, RedLeaf Music & Ottawa Gig Posters

 

Outside I’m a Giant with special guest Kimberly Sunstrum

The Blacksheep Inn and RedLeaf Music present:

An evening of music with Outside I’m a Giant and Kimberly Sunstrum.

Doors at 6:00pm
Show at 8:30pm

10$ tickets at the door and online at:  tickets 

About Outside I’m a Giant:

Floating down from Quebec’s upper Gatineau, the haunting ethereal sounds of Outside I’m a Giant carry poetic homage to Leonard Cohen. Jeremi Pierre Caron, the songwriter of this touring ambient folk band, drew inspiration from his family’s much-loved river hideaway for many of the songs released in their acclaimed 2017 debut album, Point Comfort. Combining acoustic guitar, pedal steel guitar, violin, mandolin, clarinet and harmonica, this four-piece band creates atmospheric, richly layered, heartfelt songs that transport you to a calm and peaceful place. Lingering contemplation of nature and human nature is in abundance here.

Official video:

Live performance:

 

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About Kimberly Sunstrum:

Afro-Canadian singer-songwriter Kimberly Sunstrum’s sound is a reflection of her culturally diverse family background and musical upbringing.

She grew up listening to old-time country music, South African pop hits, American folk and classic R&B. Blending powerful vocal ability, heart-felt lyricism and skillful instrumental compositions, Sunstrum’s performances are energetic and accessible while still conveying an intimate and soulful connection to the listener.

Official video:

Website:

www.kimberlysunstrum.com