FRIDAY AUGUST 17TH LINE-UP
The Retro Rhythm Review
THE RETRO RHYTHM REVIEW is exactly that : an intense re-examination and energetic reinterpretation of the best known dance music of decades gone by. The bass lines and stage antics of front man Jonny Moonbeam, the explosive drumming of Michael “Mungo Moon” Jordan, soulful organ playing from Alex Campbell, and Ariel Posen’s funky guitar make up the group’s dynamic rhythm section. Simon Christie (trumpet), Niall Bakkestad (sax), and Jared Castles (trombone) hold down the tightest horn section this side of the Tower of Power. Topped by the sweet soul singing of the Satellites – Sol, Jax, and Rocket – the Retro Rhythm Review is a musical tour de force that always brings the party.
ELLIOT BROOD is a three-piece, folk-rock/alt-country band based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Their brand of fuzzed-up roots music makes for a captivating and frenetic live performance. That energy has always translates to the band’s five acclaimed records. Their style has been called everything from ‘blackgrass’ to ‘death country,’ but those descriptions don’t capture the transcendent heights of their unique approach to roots music.
Old Man Luedecke
OLD MAN LUEDECKE, two-time Juno Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and banjo player. You can hear the listening on Old Man Luedecke’s new album, “Domestic Eccentric”. You can hear the cabin in the snowy Nova Scotia woods where it was recorded. On their third collaboration, you can hear the beautiful conversation between Old Man Luedecke and Tim O’Brien, two like-minded artists in love with folk and roots music, playing at the height of their powers.
Miller | MacDonald | Cormier
BEN MILLER & ANITA MACDONALD have become renownedw across Atlantic Canada and further afield for their synergistic, pipe and fiddle driven style of Gaelic dance-music. Joining together the musical traditions of Cape Breton and the Scottish Highlands, while incorporating influences from Ireland, Shetland, and beyond, Ben and Anita have been heralded as “One of the most important folk acts on Cape Breton Island today.” (CBC Mainstreet – Nova Scotia, CAN).Joining them in this project is ZAKK CORMIER, a talented multi-instrumentalist with deep roots in the Acadian music community of Prince Edward Island. Zakk brings his talents as a creative and dynamic guitar accompanist, as well as the driving rhythms of Acadian foot-percussion.
As a trio, these three young artists create a powerful sound, which transcends the boundaries between Cape Breton, Scottish, and Acadian traditions.