Laurent Bourque with Laurenn Marchand & John Gill- Friday Sept 30th

Sep 2016

Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, singer-songwriter Laurent Bourque turned heads with the release of his debut album, What We Talk About in 2011. Laurent quickly began touring across North America appearing at many festivals including the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, CMJ, North By Northeast, the Ottawa Folk Festival, POP Montreal, sharing the stage with great artists such as Andrew Bird, Buck 65, Teddy Geiger and Dan Mangan.
in 2014, Laurent Bourque released his sophomore album, Pieces of Your Past. Recorded with renowned producer Dave Draves, (Kathleen Edwards, Julie Doiron, Jim Bryson) the result is a charming, beautiful and honest folk/pop record addressing all aspects of love, life and of course, his cats.
Laurent Bourque is a passionate, young songwriter that will be around for years to come. He currently resides in Toronto, Ontario and was recently awarded the “Stingray Rising Star Award” (2014).

Close your eyes and imagine being wrapped in the comfort of Feist and Joni Mitchell. Laurenn Marchand is an Indie/Folk singer-songwriter that will make those feelings come to life and bring warmth to your soul. It’s no wonder this modern-day songstress from Cape Breton has found herself gaining popularity by finishing in the Top 10 of the Much Music/Coca-Cola Covers Contest and has earned showcasing spots across Canada.

Her debut EP, Ghosts in the Garden, nominated for Solo Recording of the Year, Folk Recording of the Year, and New Artist Recording of the Year at the 2016 MNS Awards, offers an Indie/Folk approach to storytelling. Recorded in the picturesque Gaspereau Valley, producer Mark Adam captured the life and honest energy of Marchand.

The release of Ghosts in the Garden will build upon past showcases including: Honey Jam (Toronto), Stan Rogers Folk Festival (NS), the Galaxie Young Performers Program (Winnipeg Folk Festival) and East Coast Music Week: 2016. Heading on tour this fall, Laurenn Marchand is ready to captivate audiences across the Maritimes.

John Gill is a prolific Cape Breton singer-songwriter known as the primary songwriter and frontman & banjo picker for now defunct Cape Breton bluegrass act Heartwood Slacks. In July 2015, he released his long awaited debut solo album “Visions” to critical acclaim.
“this rough but pretty voice guides you through his melancholic folk melodies, joined at times with a nice female harmony. the band is subtle americana all the way, rich organs, steely strings and woody, plodding drums. ‘visions’ stands out from the pack of alt-country troubadour type albums for quality of production, voice, and songs.”

10:30pm start | $8 cover | (19+)