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July 19 5:00 PM

Victor Cooper

Victor was born in Plattsburgh New York and since has traveled much of the world producing outdoor television. Music has been a staple in Victor’s life for the past 20 years and recently he has experienced an overflow of original writing “I have a bad habit of putting my foot in my mouth. Music is an opportunity for me to collect my thoughts, put them down on paper, and then deliver them. Without music I think I would be in trouble a lot more frequently.” Playing in and around the Quinte area, Victor has been able to fulfill his passion for performing in his very occasional free time. He now lives in Quinte west with his wife Jodi.


July 20 8:00 PM

Nolan Hubbard

Nolan Hubbard boldly emerges as vocalist, guitarist and composer of evocative acoustic-pop masterpieces with the forthcoming release of his debut album and his moving and memorable lead-off single Today.

The album was recorded in Nashville alongside top session players, and was produced by Canadian industry veteran Douglas Romanow. The time spent in Music City USA proved to be edifying and encouraging for Hubbard, as he felt both in awe of the surroundings but also emboldened by the experience – awed by the significance of being one of the mecca’s of the music business, but also emboldened because he came to realize that he had what it took as a songwriter and player to hang with some of the world’s best. For full bio see artist link. 

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July 26 5:00 PM

Mayhemingways

Mayhemingways emerge within a region ripe with musical reputation in Ontario Canada. Benj Rowland executes lead vocals and employs a mixed bag of folk instruments like banjo, mandolin, accordion, and acoustic guitar. Josh Fewings anchors the tunes on the drums and elevates the melody with harmony vocals. They are a strong musical duo that converges with “Mind-bending and original music with deep roots in the tradition of dark North American folk” (Tom Wilson, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings & Lee Harvey Osmond).

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July 27 8:00 PM

Andy Forgie

Andy Forgie is one of Belleville and area'a best loved and accomplished entertainers. Andy has recorded for Capitol Records with the band Photograph and tours internationally with his Beatles Celebration: All You Need Is Love. Enjoy an evening of "Classics & Curiosities" from the 60's, 70's and more...with three chords & a capo! Expect the unexpected.

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August 02 5:00 PM

Spencer Evans

Spencer plays piano, clarinet, accordion and sings! He has been a professional musician over 20 years. He has played Bermuda to Bosnia, New Orleans to the North Pole, and has worked with The Cowboy Junkies, Sarah Harmer,Pat Temple,Jill Barber,The Good Lovelies,Willie P. Bennett, Jeff Healey, Dan Aykroyd, Willie P. Bennett, Alex Pangman, Maria Muldaur, among countless others.

Spencer has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CBC Radio’s The Vinyl Café with Stuart McLean, MUCHmusic and CMT.

A resident of Kingston for several years, Spencer keeps busy playing with numerous local bands such as Bloom, Pico de Gallo, Ghetto Xpress,Funkyfrenz, The River Cats (on the Island Queen)and various jazzy combos.


August 03 8:00 PM

Chris Bonham-Carter

Chris Bonham-Carter is a guitarist from Prince Edward County who has been playing shows around the area for over 10 years. Chris began playing guitar in 2002 and studied musical theory with Drew Ackerman for over 5 years. With a list of songs that span across 7 decades, there is not much he can’t play. You can catch him regularly at the many wineries and breweries in the Bay of Quinte area. 

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August 09 5:00 PM

Timothy Campbell

Guitarist, singer and songwriter, Timothy Campbell is a well renowned performer in the Quinte area. As the owner of Keynote Studios, he has helped to instruct and produce many aspiring and professional musicians, over the years. As the producer of the radio show Handmade Music, he helped area artists gain access to the local airwaves. A co-founder of Musicians for Hope, he continues to use his talents to respond to his neighbours in need. As well as being a founding member of such legendary local groups like Sands Of Time, Bentwood Rocker and All You Need Is Love, he continues to work with many successful musical projects. Currently, Tim is actively recording and performing Solo and with the Timothy Campbell Band.

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August 10 8:00 PM

Benni Vander

Benni is a world-class musician, award winning songwriter and entertainer from Prince Edward County, Canada. His endless repertoire includes ambitious covers of classics from the past 50 years, and an array of contagious original songs. His welcoming and friendly personality draws in unfamiliar crowds, and keeps familiar crowds coming back. Benni has spent his early years mastering music production, and is an extremely efficient and tasteful session pianist, guitarist, drummer, bassist, and vocalist.

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August 16 5:00 PM

Jeremy Kelly

Jeremy Kelly is a multi­-instrumentalist with a passion for all things creative and soulful.

As a guitarist Jeremy has toured, composed and recorded with renowned artists and producers including Alex Lifeson (Rush), Ian Thornley (Big Wreck, Thornley), Blueman Group (Toronto and Chicago productions) Edwin (I Mother Earth, solo artist), The Rankin Family, Gavin Brown (producer Billy Talent, Three Days Grace) Greig Nori (Treble Charger, Sum 41) David Martin (producer) Sabrina Whyatt, Dawn Langstroth and his own band KidRichards.

Graduating from Humber College in 1999 with a focus on performance left Jeremy with a very strong musical background in jazz improvisation and harmony.

It is with this education combined with his blues, country and celtic folk musical heritage, that Jeremy is able to play a wide variety of styles and stay true to the soul of the songs.


August 17 8:00 PM

Scott Maybee

Pulling from a wide assortment of musical influences and genres, Scott performs a songbook of favourites that leaves his audiences guessing what will come next while enjoying the moment.  With over 20 years of experience, Scott has toured hundreds of stages across the province.  As a frontman for Ottawa-based original rock band Emmas Ringer (www.emmasringer.com), Scott is also an accomplished songwriter.  He received top-nods for his song and video "Have it Your Way" which received commercial radio play, with his album "Generations" receiving critical praise.  His musical influences include:  Eric Clapton, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Ian Thornley, Chris Cornell, Miles Davis, Les Claypool, Paul McCartney and St. Vincent to name a few.

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August 23 5:00 PM

Chris Staig

Chris Staig is a Toronto based guitarist and singer/songwriter. Over the years Chris has had the pleasure of lending his talents on guitar to many different musical ventures. As a singer/songwriter Staig has released multiple solo albums throughout his career. His fifth album entitled “Shack by the Tracks”  was released in February 2015, with an Ontario tour to support it. Staig's current band for live performances, The Marquee Players, consists of Stephen O’Toole on the bass, Shelley Coopersmith on violin and mandolin, and Ian Mackay on the drums. Chris Staig and the Marquee Players have maintained a monthly residency at Toronto’s fabled Hole in the Wall for the past two years. They also perform many shows monthly around Ontario, both as a full band or as an acoustic trio. Chris Staig duo consists of himself and Shelley Coopersmith on the violin and mandolin.  

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August 24 8:00 PM

Bobby Dove

Born in Montreal, Canada, singer/songwriter Bobby Dove planted her musical roots singing and picking at the Wheel Club’s weekly hillbilly nights, where she found a mentor in the resident lap steel player Bobby Hill: songwriter, educator, and pioneer of Canadian country radio in the 1950’s. 
 
In 2013 Bobby released the seven song EP, Dovetales, heralded by CBC’s Brendan Kelly as “a stunner, repping the debut of an important new voice on our roots scene.” She has since shared stages with artists such as Justin Townes Earle, JD McPhereson, Richard Thompson, and Mary Gauthier.
 
Produced by James McKenty (Blue Rodeo, Gordon Lightfoot), Bobby’s debut full-length album Thunderchild was recorded with a strong cast of Canadian musicians including Anna Ruddick, Sam Weber, Bob Cohen, Laura Bates and Burke Carroll. Since the 2016 record launch, Bobby has been touring Canada, winning the hearts of roots music lovers with her poetic songwriting, powerful voice and magnetic stage presence.

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August 30 5:00 PM

Charlie Earle

Explosive rhythm and blues singer Charlie Earle is a force to be reckoned with.

Since moving to Peterborough, ON in 2012 from Toronto, she has lit up the stage and set fire to the ears of many unsuspecting listeners with her powerhouse vocals and red-hot stage presence.

Artfully combining the familiar rhythms of rock and roll with a dash of old school Motown soul, Charlie presents a style that sounds as legit as it does fresh. With a voice as big and breathtaking as Everest, she confidently carries her audience away on a seductive safari of sound that is as thrilling as it is satisfying.

Dynamic and dynamite, Charlie Earle delivers.

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August 31 8:00 PM

Alyssa Skilton & John McFarlane

Alyssa has always belonged on the stage with a microphone in her hand. Her repertoire is quite eclectic covering blues, rock and jazz standards. Her influences are many including Amy Winehouse, Billie Holiday, Melody Gardot, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and Lana Del Rey. 


 

Alyssa’s voice has been described by others as alternatively soothing, sultry and dynamic. She possesses a natural charm, which is infectious to her listeners paired with an appealing stage presence.


 

Pianist John McFarlane is a well-known voice instructor with a classical background and experience in all genres. He presently resides In Kingston and performs as a freelance tenor.

 

We hope you enjoy the passion these artists bring to their music.


September 06 5:00 PM

Emily Burgess & Marcus Browne

Emily Burgess graduated with honours from Humber College’s prestigious music program at twenty-two years old, majoring in guitar.  Direct from the hallways to the roadways, Emily began touring Canada and the U.S with the JUNO nominated 24th Street Wailers. 8 years and hundreds of shows later, she fronting her own band, The Emburys, and playing guitar with many different acts across Canada. Emily has shared the stage and traded riffs with guitar greats Jimmie Vaughan, John Primer, Garrett Mason, Suzie Vinnick, Sue Foley, and Sam Weber, among others.  Burgess wrote two songs and took guitar duties for 2015’s JUNO nominated album “Wicked” by The 24th Street Wailers.

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September 07 8:00 PM

Shawn “Deepwater” Dore Trio

Jaw dropping guitar and vocals with grooves that you wish would never end! Shawn "Deepwater" Dore is a solo artist that performs a folk blues / roots mix of covers (Robert Johnson, Booker White, Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, etc.) as well as a great selection of originals from his first album "Watch My Back" with the Shawn Dore Band, and his upcoming album. Also having the ability to involve and connect with the audience, you will surely leave a Deepwater Dore show with a lasting impression. Shawn is now performing as a trio with Kris Tischbein on bass and Emerson Pringle on drums.

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September 14 8:00 PM

Lance Isaacs

Contemporary folk-soul musician Lance Isaacs hails from Six Nations Reserve, southwest of Hamilton, but now calls Peterborough home.

Quickly jumping in and immersing himself in the thriving Peterborough music scene upon arrival, he has become recognized and revered for his sultry vocals and soulful, melodic compositions, along with an instantly captivating live show.

Making himself a fixture at Peterborough’s Legendary Red Dog open stage, he soon captured the ears of seasoned international touring artists The Weber Brothers.

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September 21 8:00 PM

Vince Thornton

Vince Thornton is a classically trained pianist and self-taught guitarist who currently fronts the Quinte area trio, The Pitiless Fools.  On this occasion, he will be performing stripped-down, unplugged classics in an intimate setting by artists ranging from David Bowie and The Police to Tom Petty and The Tragically Hip.

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September 27 5:00 PM

Mark Martyre



Mark Martyre is a Canadian writer and musician. His prolific songwriting has produced 5 full-length studio albums since 2012: Down, Record (2012), London (2013), Red Letters (2014), Bluebird (2016), and Rivers (2017), as well as several live records, and bootlegs. In 2018, Mark wrote songs for the play "That Moment When", and his music has garnered critical acclaim and attention both nationally and internationally, and has earned him “Best Songwriter” and “Album of the Year” nominations. In 2016, Mark published a collection of his lyrics, spanning his music between 2012-2016., and has had several poems published in online journals and literary magazines. In 2019, Mark published a book of collected poems, and is currently working on his sixth studio album - scheduled for release later this year.
 

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September 28 8:00 PM

Sean Burns

Making Country Music Great Again is just the kind of full time work Sean Burnshas been dreaming of his entire life. With a passion for traditional sounds andhonest delivery, Sean has toured relentlessly from one end of Canada to theother, and across the United States.The Winnipeg based song and dance man taps into the grittiness of the road inthe stark, down-to-earth style of an authentic storyteller. And with his band, LostCountry hot off the heels of their March 2018 release Music for Taverns, Bars,and Honky Tonks​, 2018 has been another busy year.

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