upcoming shows

 

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2018 7:30pm

TERRY TUFTS

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Terry Tufts


" Have guitar. Will travel."

Terry Tufts is a finger-style guitarist living off-grid with his wife and collaborator (pianist Kathryn Briggs) and daughter in the bush in North Frontenac, Ontario.

Terry has been playing music professionally since 1974. His father's job with the Canadian Government moved the family to Denver at a time when the folk and rock music genres were forming opinion everywhere. Other postings that influenced him musically took him to Ottawa, ON, and Rome, Italy. Upon returning to Canada to complete high school he began pursuing his own musical career as a singer-songwriter and guitarist, as well as working as a session musician and sideman for a variety of artists. (Tom Paxton, Kathryn Briggs, David Francey, Colleen Peterson, Laura Smith, Laura Bird, Ian Tamblyn, Bill Garrett & Sue Lothrop, Charlie Sohmer, The Arrogant Worms, Wayne Rostad, Susan Aglukark, Tracey Brown, and George Fox.)

He has 6 solo albums to his credit, plus a collection of instrumental music and a seasonal album performed and written with Kathryn as part of their duo K.E.W.T.

TERRY TUFTS blends a well-traveled personal history into music without boundaries.

Opening with

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The Red Sky Prophets

From Killaloe, ON.


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Newberry & Verch

Holiday Cheer with Newberry & Verch; Music of the Season from Canada to the Ozarks

Growing up, musicians Joe Newberry and April Verch absorbed traditions of home and hearth in his Missouri Ozarks and her Ottawa Valley of Canada.

The holidays have always been a special time of year for both, with the lure of family and friends, festive decorations, gifts under the tree, and always.... music.

So now, each year the duo sets out in a modern day sleigh (with four-wheel drive) to perform their eagerly anticipated holiday tour.

Original songs join timeless hymns. Stories warm the heart and give a twinkle to the eye. Lively fiddle and banjo numbers combine with traditional dance steps to illustrate happy times when people made their own fun at the holidays, and all year long. Make your holiday concert list, and check it twice... Newberry and Verch are coming to town!

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Joe Newberry grew up in a family full of singers and dancers. He took up the guitar and banjo as a teenager and learned fiddle tunes from great Missouri fiddlers. April Verch grew up listening to her Dad’s country band play for dances in the Ottawa Valley. She started step dancing at age three and fiddling at age six. Both Newberry & Verch became masters of their traditions and tour the world with their respective bands and projects. Yet they never forget the roots of their music, that connection to the people in the audience, on the dance floor, to the community sparked by a good song.

For these veteran performers who come from distinct traditions and parts of the world, their collaboration is fueled by their kindred passion for bringing people together to celebrate traditional music. Blues and ballads stem into Canadian regional styles and originals. Their voices blend in harmony, their tasteful instrumentals prove that these masters have nothing left to prove, and then their feet kick up the dust in perfect rhythm...and together, they make you remember why this music existed in the first place.

http://aprilverch.com/about/newberry-verch/

 
 

Past Shows

Terry McLeish

Terry McLeish

 

Ottawa Valley Troubadour

 

Raised in a military family, Terry is based in the Upper Ottawa Valley and has worked as a grocery boy, farm hand, golf course greens man, forest fire fighter, tree planter, clerk and forest technician.

Major influences in McLeish’s music and writing have included Steve Goodman, Ian Tyson, John Prine, Bob Dylan and Steve Earle. Bluegrass has also been a strong influence that can be heard in many of the songs on his self-titled, album, “Terry McLeish”. His music career has taken him from folk, rock and blues bands to folk/roots singer-songwriter and performer and his songs have been heard on CJOH television, CBC, CHCR radio, CHIP and Valley Heritage radio, CKCU radio, other artist’s albums and projects, compilation cd’s and a musical tour of the Upper Ottawa Valley’s Opeongo Line. Over the years, Terry has shared the stage with Colleen Peterson, Valdy, Long John Baldry, Reverend Ken and the Lost Followers, Jack De Keizer, Sneezy Waters, Ian Tamblyn, David Essig, Donnie Walsh of Downchild Blues Band, Paul Brandt, Ronnie Hawkins, Prairie Oyster, Leahy and many more. He has performed at festivals, clubs, kitchen parties, fairs and events of all kinds.

Recently, Terry was invited to act and perform in The Stone Fence Theatre’s current production of “The Opeongo Opera” which ran throughout the summer and into the fall of 2011 and again in 2012. Three of his songs were chosen to be featured in this acclaimed two-act musical as well.  In early 2012, 2013 and 2014, McLeish hosted The Terry McLeish Show; an eight week live stage show featuring some of Canada’s best folk/roots, singer-songwriters. Terry was featured in a short film in the winter of 2014 entitled Not Without My Guitar.

Terry McLeish is currently recording his second studio album with producer/engineer, James Stephens at Old Stove Studios. He has been performing with guitarist extraordinaire, Terry Tufts, Canadian fiddler great, Peter Dawson and bassist Grant Tomkinson.

CONTACT:
EMAIL – TMCLEISH@NRTCO.NET
PHONE – 613-587-4217

 
 

Opening with

MARC AUDET

Marc Audet is a Canadian folk music singer/songwriter, active in performing in pubs, restaurants and festivals throughout the Ottawa Valley.  Marc took up guitar at an early age, but his involvement in music grew later in life after moving back to his home town Deep River (Ontario) where, like many communities in the Ottawa Valley, a broad diversity of live music was abundant.   It was from this musical culture and spirit that Marc’s songwriting emerged. From influences such as John Prine, Neil Young, and contemporary folk music artists such as David Francey, Jason Isbell, and Dave Gunning, Marc’s songwriting speaks to a range of life experiences; love, loss, decisions, struggle.  In many songs, Marc pays tribute to the heritage of the Ottawa Valley, with the stories of settlement and development being true to many other areas of Canada.  A debut album is in the works with a hopeful release date of January 2019.  At venues, Marc's contemporary folk music guitar/vocal act is an acoustic presentation of older and contemporary folk, rock and pop songs (in some cases with liberal re-interpretation).  Marc’s view of music is simple and wholesome; it is a fundamental element of our soul that unites us and brings peace and happiness.


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Trifecta Piano Trio

Liko Yamane  piano

Karoly Sziladi  violin

Brandon Wilkie  cello

 
 
 
 

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Over The Moon

Canada's roots/swing duo "Over The Moon" are totally immersed in real cowboy country. 

When you set up home in the foothills of Alberta's Rocky Mountains, it's inevitable there will be a strong sense of place and the rhythms of the land when you start to play music.

The couple's debut album, mostly written and recorded on the ranch where they live,  reflects the pulse of life living in a territory that is rugged and beautiful.

  It's a wild ride from 40's western swing and Appalachian old-time, to cowboy blues, all featuring their meant-to-be vocals and a wide array of acoustic instruments.

 Suzanne Levesque and Craig Bignell are both award winning multi-instrumentaist/vocalists that have spent most of their lives as studio and live performance musicians for other artists.  After they discovered that their voices blended together so well that people were often moved to tears upon hearing them sing together, they decided to try their own project.

   Simple and sweet, from the title track, "Moondancer" (given to them by their neighbour Ian Tyson) to "Turtle Mountain" which documents the 1903 Crowsnest Pass disaster known as the Frank Slide, all of their material seems to have a common thread the speaks the Canadian west.

www.overthemoonband.com

 
 

Opening with

Bailey Rogers and Jon Park Wheeler

 
 

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The LYNNes

The LYNNeS are Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson – two award winning singer-songwriters from Ottawa, Canada. Lynn Miles is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters. With fourteen albums to her credit, the winner of multiple Canadian Folk Music awards (2011 English Songwriter of the Year), and a 2003 Juno award for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year, she has certainly found her strength over time.

Through a career that has seen her move from Ottawa to Los Angeles and back again, with stops in Nashville and Austin TX., and a healthy touring schedule that regularly takes her through the US, Europe and across Canada, she has always created and performed music with unbridled feeling and vulnerability. Lynne Hanson mixes gritty ballads with driving blues-tinged roots rock.  Over the past ten years she’s been a Kerrville New Folk Finalist, nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award, and won the Colleen Peterson Award for songwriting. She’s released 6 albums, and toured across Canada, the US, Europe and the UK, most recently with her band The Good Intentions.  She's toured in support of Grammy-nominated songwriters (Gretchen Peters and Steve Forbert) and Grammy award winning guitar player Albert Lee.

The LYNNeS are two very strong women with something significant to say. And we think you're going to want to have a listen.

https://www.lynnehanson.com/the-lynnes

 
 

Opening with

Mia Kelly

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Mia Kelly

Mia Kelly is 14 years old and has been singing for 7 years in various musical theatre productions as well as in bands and solo shows including performances at the Black Sheep Inn, Centrepointe Theatre and Bluesfest. She accompanies herself on the piano and more recently on the guitar. Mia loves a wide variety of musical genres and enjoys every opportunity she has to perform.


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Dave Carroll and Jon Park-Wheeler

 
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Opening with

Sarah Mariko Skinner

 
 

About Us

Welcome to our off the grid home in Eganville, Ontario!  We offer a relaxed setting nestled in a forest at the edge of town for talented  musicians and storytellers to come and share with our community.  Along with music of different genres, we will serve up delicious food produced in the Ottawa Valley.  Ticket price often includes snacks and beverages at concerts. Join us soon for a great evening of food, music and storytelling.

Lynne and John Epps

 
 

 What To Expect

OFF THE GRID PRODUCTIONS extends to you a sincere Eganville welcome! We want to create a relaxed small town concert feeling and ensure your musical experience feels like a private party. Here's what to expect when you arrive. 
TICKETS:  To request tickets for upcoming shows go to UPCOMING SHOWS and click on Request Tickets to request  the number of seats. Once you send in the request an email will be sent to you with instructions to purchase. Seats must be paid for in advance. There are no refunds however if you give us 24 hours notice we can try to find patrons for your tickets. Remember that the artists must be paid whether you attend or not. If we have funds left over we will donate them to a worthy cause.
TIME: Plan to arrive 45 minutes ahead of showtime. You are welcome to meander or come right in and enjoy some refreshments before the evening begins. We will try to start on time.
ACCESSIBILITY: We are a wheelchair accessible home with washrooms available on the main level. 
PARKING: Carpool if possible! Parking is offered close to the house for the first 10-15 vehicles. After that cars can be parked at the street entrance to our driveway. If you need access close to the front door, please let us know and we can leave that space for you. There will be parking assistance at the house to help get everyone park efficiently. For assistance or to request a shuttle up the drive, call 613-633-7244.
REFRESHMENTS: Snacks, coffee, tea and juice will be available and included in your ticket price. Bring your own alcohol or soft drinks. A donation jar will be available for those of you who forget to BYOB, bring your own beverage. We usually serve local food halfway through the evening and will do our best to honour special diet requests. Just a note that food is prepared by volunteers and is a courtesy not necessarily included in the ticket price.
TYPE OF SEATING: You are coming to a home concert, that means you will sit on our chairs and couches for the most part. We encourage you to BYOC – Bring Your Own Cushion for maximum comfort!
LENGTH OF SHOW: The show should last approximately 2 hours. Stick around for a bit after the show and meet the artists. 
NO PERFUMES or strong scents of any kind please! 
We look forward to seeing you and enjoying the concert together!

Lynne and John Epps

www.offthegridproductions.ca
eppsoffthegrid@gmail.com

 

 

 

For PERFORMERS

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SETTING UP

Our performance space sits up to 55 people. We can rent lighting, sound equipment, give you a stool, whatever you need. Or you can bring your own equipment.

ACCOMMODATION

We can offer you bed and breakfast if needed or book you a room  at The Egan Inn or one of our local B&Bs

PAYMENT

We negotiate a price with each performer which takes into consideration their accommodation, equipment, and travel needs and pay them immediately following the performance.

CONTACT US

Lynne and John Epps
info@offthegridproductions.ca
613-628-5897
PO Box 12, 30 Elsie St,
Eganville, ON K0J1T0

CONTACT US

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OFF THE GRID PRODUCTIONS
PO Box 12, 30 Elsie Street
Eganville, ON K0J1T0

info@offthegridproductions.ca