Jack Pine and Hannah Shira Naiman at Pressed!


Jack Pine and

Hannah Shira Naiman

Jack Pine and Hannah Shira Naiman at Pressed Nov. 12

Toronto banjo player and singer-songwriter Hannah Shira Naiman is celebrating the release of her sophomore album “Know The Mountain” with a multicity tour.

With a sound that sits between Gillian Welch and Sarah Harmer, Naiman’s original songs ring with influences of Ola Belle Reed, The Carter Family, American old time, and traditional English ballads.

Produced by Don Kerr, the album builds on Naiman’s acclaimed debut record Tether My Heart (2013) and delivers an even more bold, layered, and mature collection of songs. Many of the songs on the album came out of Naiman’s time in Virginia and West Virginia studying oldtime fiddle music. They reflect Naiman’s wide ranging influences from appalachian traditions to contemporary female songwriters like Tori Amos and Ani Difranco.


Sharing the bill is Ottawa’s own Jack Pine. Since the release of “Lone Wolf”, Jack has gone back to the woods to collect new songs. Jack plays acoustically and passionately, with intense dynamics. It’s a performance that’s soulful, alive, and raw. His songs belie his empathy for the underdog, a deep-seated respect for nature, his wry sense of humour and his love of the mandolin.


Doors 7:30 pm. $10 at the door, show starts at 8 pm

Mandee Woods at Second Sunday, July 10th


Second Sundays Mandee Woods

Mandee released her first EP, Transformations, in November 2014. Based in Cornwall, she performs live in many locations in Eastern Ontario. Her music is sincere and her voice is warm and easy sounding.

Catch Mandee at the cafe in a solo acoustic show featuring her original music plus a few covers. Enjoy a tasty lunch or bakery goodie while you’re at it.


Side by Side: Bottle Hearts | The Beck Sisters

Bottle Hearts | The Beck Sisters


A sassy urban folk group based in Ottawa. The trio, Deb Landry, Allain Lalonde and D’Arcy McGuire, are known for their peppery shows bursting with soulful harmonizing and enduring beats, which are the essential ingredients inside these Bottle Hearts.

Come out and enjoy this show. It will be their last in a long while, and quite possibly their final show as a band. Come out and celebrate all the wonderful original music they have created together while you still can.


It’s hard to beat the harmonic intuition of sisters. Amy & Rachel Beck began singing together around the family piano in Montague, PEI. They now share their pop-tinged folk with audiences across Canada and beyond. The Beck sisters are celebrating the release of their multi award-nominated sophomore album, Run, produced by fellow Islander Tim Chaisson. A full listing of their Eastern Canadian Summer Tour dates can be found on their website (becksisters.com).