Melissa Payne – On the Patio
940 Bonisteel Rd
We’re happy to have Melissa Payne back to the Old Church. We’re moving this show to the patio, practicing social distancing, serving wood fired pizza and staying outside in the fresh air. Bring your mask (or we can provide one) for indoor use and be sure to let us know how many will sit at your table.
Open at 5PM – music at 6PM.
Ennismore, Ontario’s Melissa Payne has truly left her mark on the musical landscape, and she’s just getting started. Her background in old time fiddle and traditional celtic music has evolved into a blossoming solo career, including two full length albums and another coming this April. Her live performances have garnered her critical acclaim, and notable guest collaborators like Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor, James McKenty, Matt Mays, Natalie MacMaster, cellist Nathaniel Smith and Jimmy Bowskill of The Sheepdogs, have her working with some of the biggest names in Canada, and beyond. Her upcoming record, Darker than your Dark explores an entirely different realm from the pages of her songbook. Nine original tracks that take the listener through the peaks and valleys of the life of this highly emotive artist who is just gaining her stride. Her honest and vulnerable approach to the songs that comprise her latest effort are sure to win over her dedicated fans and first time listeners alike.