SATURDAY AUGUST 18TH LINE-UP
THE PERPETRATORS front-man and founding member Jay Nowicki is rated one of Canada’s tastiest guitar players. Together with the “meat-and-mashed-potatoes” rhythm section of Ken McMahon & John Scoles they deliver a tight, raw and intense blues experience that is sure to make you get up and shake it. The Perpetrators’ albums have garnered WCMA awards and Juno nominations. Their ability to stay grounded to their Winnipeg roots, coupled with the raw energy and extreme talent makes this one of the best groups to come out of Canada.
Once a not-so-well-kept-secret in their hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – where they acted as house band for such visiting blues legends as Hubert Sumlin, Louisiana Red, Paul “Wine” Jones and others.
Big Little Lions
BIG LITTLE LIONS turn helpless apprehensions into hopeless optimism with their latest album Alive and Well – a collection of songs that manage to capture this moment in time in a way only a songwriter can.
The pairing of two individually successful songwriters – Helen Austin and Paul Otten, Big Little Lions have continuously been recognized for their writing. Including 1st place in the International Songwriting Competition, Song of the Year in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition and Ensemble of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Award. Alive and Well is their natural progression and comes at a time when the role of the songwriter seems as important as ever.
Red Moon Road
RED MOON ROAD make a much bigger sound than one would expect from a trio. It’s an impressive, well-choreographed show incorporating impeccable three-part harmonies, a roots drum kit split between two band members, and an acoustic guitar franken-rigged to also be the bass. Simultaneously, a moustached man plays mandolin, lap steel, banjo and organ (often at the same time), and subtle technological wizardry whirls while the unmistakable soulful voice of Sheena, one of Canada’s most talented singers soars above it all.
RMR’s latest album, ‘Sorrows and Glories’, toured through 7 countries, was Polaris Prize long listed and spent six weeks at #1 on the national Earshot! Folk/Roots charts. Red Moon Road’s unique show is equal parts polished songwriting, undeniable musicianship, compelling storytelling and engaging showmanship.
Jenie Thai Band
JENIE THAI BAND Born in Chiang Mai Thailand, and raised outside of Edmonton, Jenie Thai is building a musical presence throughout the country through the electric energy she displays on stage and the old soul that’s conveyed through her songwriting. Her studying of music began at age five; she took private piano lessons for fifteen years. Through her classical training she spent her early school years performing difficult repertoire at various workshops, camps, and yearly round festivals receiving national accolade.
Graduating at seventeen, she continued her musical development, studying classical piano at Augustana University. In 2008, Jenie diversified her education attending Grant MacEwan Jazz and Contemporary Music Program as a performance major. Upon graduation, Jenie was offered a part-time teaching position at Grant MacEwan University and gained acceptance into Paul McCartney’s international music school based in Liverpool.
KITCHEN PARTY Some of your favourite musicians will jam live onstage. It’s like one great, big outdoor kitchen party! In the spirit of Ceilidhs and Kitchen Parties (so common to the East Coast of Canada) we are bringing the finest players to the stage to perform together at the Moose n Fiddle Fest. Ever wonder how many people and instruments you can squeeze into a kitchen, or in this case, the Moose n Fiddle stage? The rhythm of life, on the east coast, is defined by such gatherings. Feel its pulse come to life during a square dance as you step to the jigs and rollicking reels.