TRIPLE BILL ~ In London ~
Featuring Songstress Allison Brown
Wednesday, September 15th at The LONDON MUSIC CLUB
~ with DEL BARBER and COURTNEY FARQUAR ~
9:00pm, Cellar Lounge, $7.00 @ the door
470 Colborne, www.londonmusicclub.com, 519-640-6996
Allison Brown is back in town sharing the stage with some of her favourite songsters; Winnipeg’s DEL BARBER, Toronto’s COURTNEY FARQUAR on Wednesday September 15th at the London Music Club!
These September shows mark Allison’s first concerts following her two-month tour across Canada’s west celebrating the release of her new record “Viper At The Virgin’s Feet”. These shows also mark Allison’s first London performances as an “out of town act”. Hiding out in her Souwesto secret headquarters resting up for a big move to Toronto in October, Allison is happy to catch up with friends and fans in London with two triple bills. Allison brings her signature spark back to the London stage, joined by several surprise special guest accompanists.
Wednesday’s triple bill features DEL BARBER and COURTNEY FARQUAR:
DEL BARBER is a rambling gambling singer songwriter born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Del’s musical influences include: Townes Van Zandt, Greg Brown, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, and Wilco among many others. Del is also heavily influenced by literary giants such as Farley Mowat, Wendell Berry, Jack Kerouac et al, and Kathleen Norris to name only a few. His own writing reflects his contrasting loves of the city and the country, a tension he welcomes with open arms.
"Nowhere I'd Rather Be", COURTNEY FARQUAR’S debut full-length album is captivating right from the very first note. She opens up her heart and soul in a series of unforgettable songs that conjure up beautiful images and lure you into her world. Produced by Ben Riley and Dylan Heming, this album blends pop, folk, country, and a hint of jazz resulting in a unique sound that distills the essence of Courtney’s love for music. "The recording of this album was such an amazing experience. Everything came together so naturally and I feel that it’s evident in the outcome of the project. It's an honest record, the real deal." Dreamy yet down to earth, the title track feels like you're floating through a love story you never want to end.
Scott Cook & Allison Brown
Southern Ontario September Songs
Friday, September 24th at the London Music Club, London
With Special Guests Simple Joy
Front Room, 9pm, $5.00 at the door, 470 Colborne
Sunday, September 26th at Mitzi’s Sister, Toronto
9pm, PWYC, 1554 Queen Street West http://www.mitzis.ca/sister.html
Wednesday, September 29th at Phog, Windsor
10pm, $5.00 at the door, 157 University
This September, Ontario folk warbler Allison Brown and Alberta’s rambling songman Scott Cook take to the stage for three double bill concerts in London (with special guests Simple Joy), Toronto and Windsor.! September in Southern Ontario marks Scott and Allison’s first shared billing; taking to the stage at the London Music Club, Mitzi’s Sister and at Phog! Allison brings along some special accompanist friends to spice up the September nights with a harvest of fiddles, mandolins, bass and harmonies.
Prairie balladeer Scott Cook is an Edmonton-based, world-traveling songwriter with heart forever on sleeve. Scott Cook sings real, honest acoustic roots music with a barefoot feel. He performs alone—accompanying himself with guitar, banjo, ukulele, harmonica, and foot percussion—or with his band, The Long Weekends. Folk, roots, country, blues, and reggae weave around stories that shine a light on the human heart, evoking equal parts laughter, tears and wonderment. Cook has traveled widely, and brings a wealth of life experience to his songcraft and storytelling. He has made his full-time living playing music since 2007, touring extensively across Canada, the US, and Taiwan.
"Scott Cook has distilled his travels down into songs powered by a sharp eye and is exactly the kind of act you'd be happy to stumble down the hill or through the birches and hear at a music festival...warm like a campfire, familiar like the lake down the road... deepthinking, introspective stuff" -Fish Griwkowsky, The Edmonton Sun
“He is, without question, the most endearing of folk hippies in this uptight town—a reggae country bluesman whom Willie Nelson would get along with better than pretty much any of us, which means everything. The music on his new one is pretty, thoughtful, & hopeful —lustful for life and eternally grateful.” -SEE Magazine, Edmonton