Come join us for Open Mic outdoors on the patio, Wednesdays at the Old Church Theatre.
Sign up when you arrive if you want to play or just come out to listen and support local talent.
We are open at 5pm to serve you your favourite beverages from the bar and take orders for our wood-fired pizza.
Music starts at 6PM with our host Rick Zimmerman and sound tech Dave Cotterell.
Shannon Linton is a Canadian singer-songwriter, classically trained vocalist, and music educator.
After narrowly avoiding a career in opera, she rediscovered her passion for popular music and began performing and recording her own songs, first with Northern Hearts (2019 CBC Searchlight Top 100) and now as a solo artist.
Shannon’s debut EP, In Spite of Everything, will be released Spring 2022. She has invited a dream team – multi-instrumentalist Saskia Tomkins and the velvet-voiced Whitney O’Hearn – to join her for a series of shows across southern Ontario to celebrate the release.
You can listen to Shannon’s music at https://shannonlinton.bandcamp.com/ or wherever you stream music and follow her on Instagram or Facebook @shannonlintonmusic.
We’re happy to be holding the Quinte region CD Release concert with Tom Savage and the Savage Family Band!
However, through the benefits of digital technology, Savage could now send his multi-instrumental parts to his trusted rhythm section, bassist Jason Mercer (Ani DiFranco, Ron Sexsmith) and drummer Bonz Bowering, resulting in 21st Century Lo-Fi, Savage’s most diverse album to date.
“This record has a different feel than my previous albums, largely due to the circumstances under which it was recorded,” he says. “I made use of virtual instruments—Midi, synths—to achieve the sound I was looking for, and I feel this record is the closest I’ve gotten to what I hear in my head. A benefit of the pandemic was the opportunity to focus my whole attention on this project, because in normal times, the recording process would be broken up with tour dates, and other business distractions.”
Indeed, Savage greatly expands upon his familiar roots-based sound throughout 21st Century Lo-Fi, as evidenced by “Down Here,” on which he offers a rapid-fire indictment of economic disparity overtop a pulsing beat.
“That song focuses on what I believe is a major issue we are currently facing in our society, and something that has really bubbled to the surface during the pandemic,” he says. “I am a big proponent of universal basic income and wealth taxes to right the capitalist ship that has gotten even more askew over these past two years.”
Although like most singer/songwriters, Savage cites Neil Young as a primary inspiration for the fearless trust he’s always placed in his audience to follow him wherever the music led, Savage is likely to attract many brand new ears because of 21st Century Lo-Fi’s sonic exploration. As an album that ignores any preconceived notions, it’s the pure expression of an artist taking stock of his surroundings with an unflinching eye.
Kate will bring her trio to the Old Church with James Stephens on fiddle and mandolin and Brian Sanderson on the sousaphone
Kim Doolittle is a Singer, Songwriter and Storyteller.
Be it performing Solo, Duo or with a Band, she brings her own particular brand of self deprecation, humor and life lessons to every performance through her own original music and carefully chosen covers. She draws from Blues, Folk, Gospel and Kitchen Party Fun reminiscent of her Maritime Childhood.