Our 2015-16 Season!


Cathy Jones - Stranger to Hard work

Wednesday February 17, 2016 | 7.30 pm

This show isn't part of our music series, but we're lending a hand in bringing Cathy Jones to Morrisburg! Canadian cultural icon, comedienne and one of the funniest women in television, Cathy Jones returns to the stage with her third one woman show, Stranger To Hard Work. In this new show Cathy shares her unique perspective on a variety of topics from food to money and the troublesome people in her life. It's a funny, thought provoking look at what she's learned in life so far.

The Halifax Herald writes "Guaranteed to deliver belly laughs, and lots of them."

Cathy Jones has shared over 10 GEMINI AWARDS including in 2003 for best ensemble performance in a comedy program for This Hour; consecutively from 1995 to 2000 for best writing in a comedy series for This Hour; in 1995, 1996 and 1997 for best performance in a comedy series for This Hour; in 1994 for best performance in a comedy series for Codco; and in 1992, 1993 and 1994 for best writing in a comedy series for Codco. By 2011, This Hour had won or been nominated for dozens of Gemini Awards

Don't miss this chance to see Cathy Jones in Morrisburg, for one night only. After the performance Cathy will return to the Stage for a bit of a Q&A with audience members who would like to stay and speak with her.

We are presenting this show in cooperation with Lumina Productions, visit the Lumina website here for more details: http://www.luminaproductions.ca/ or order online via the Lumina Productions paypal link below. Online orders will be mailed to you, in the last week prior to the show we will hold for pick up at door.

Please note: Adult Language Advisory.

 

Bruce Cockburn - this show is Sold Out!

February 21, 2016| 7 pm

One of Canada’s finest artists, Bruce Cockburn has enjoyed an illustrious career shaped by politics, spirituality, and musical diversity. His remarkable journey has seen him embrace folk, jazz, rock, and worldbeat styles while travelling to such far-flung places as Guatemala, Mali, Mozambique and Nepal. “My job,” he explains, “is to try and trap the spirit of things in the scratches of pen on paper and the pulling of notes out of metal.”

That scratching and pulling has earned Cockburn high praise as an exceptional songwriter and a revered guitarist. His songs of romance, protest, and spiritual discovery are among the best to have emerged from Canada over the last 40 years. His guitar playing, both acoustic and electric, has placed him in the company of the world’s top instrumentalists.

For his many achievements, the Ottawa-born artist has been honoured with thirteen Juno Awards, six honourary doctorates, an induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, and has been made an Officer of the Order of Canada. We are delighted to be welcoming Bruce Cockburn to Morrisburg! Visit Bruce's website here.

 


Women's Blues Revue with Suzie Vinnick, Irish Mythen and Danielle Miraglia

March 19, 2016 | 7 pm

Any one of these fantastic blues musicians would make for a spectacular night of music, all three together will deliver an absolutely powerhouse performance!

Suzie Vinnick is a 10X Maple Blues Award winner, 3X Juno Nominee, was a Finalist in the 2013 International Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Category in Memphis, TN and she was the winner of the 2012 CBC Saturday Night Blues Great Canadian Blues Award and the 2012 SIRIUS/XM Blues Artist of the Year. Take a voice once described as "spun of gold", couple that with inspired songwriting and some of the finest instrumental talent around, and you have a sense of Suzie Vinnick. Her most recent release is Live At Bluesville, a collection of roots, blues and gospel tunes featuring Suzie and her parlour guitar, Mabel. Visit Suzie's website here.

Born and raised in County Wexford Ireland and since 2008 living in Prince Edward Island, Irish Mythen is a 2015 East Coast Music Award winner who has travelled the globe playing in Europe, Australia, the Middle East and the UK. She has worked with a host of world-renowned artists like Tom Paxton, The Dubliners and The Pogues and has shared stages with Emmylou Harris, Gordon Lightfoot, and Peter Yarrow, to name but a few. Irish is a true entertainer who is known for her gripping live shows. She is the storyteller who will grasp your attention and who will bring you on an incredible and emotional journey, as well as the comedian with a joie de vivre who’ll have you laughing from the very beginning until long after the end of her show. Visit Irish's website here.

Danielle Miraglia is a Boston-based musician who comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm and harmonica, and tunes ranging from heart-felt to socially conscious that will move both your heart and hips. With hints of Bonnie Raitt and Rory Block, Jamey Reilly writes, "simply put, Danielle is stunning ... with a voice that just comes out of nowhere." She has toured and played major venues across the United States and beyond, shining in both the Folk and Blues festival circuits and she's shared the stage with the likes of Johnny Winter, Bettye Lavette, John Hammond Jr., Joan Osborne, John Mayall, Sonny Landreth, John Oates, and many more. On her latest "Glory Junkies" she's joined by a killer cast of musicians blending the classic rock vibe of The Rolling Stones and Janis Joplin with Danielle's signature lyrical ability to explore human nature at its best and worst. Visit Danielle's website here.

 

Tickets for this show are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, all tickets are general admission. Tickets available at Strung Out Guitars in Cornwall, Basket Case in Morrisburg and online at the link below. A service charge applies to all online orders, these tickets will be mailed to you and online sales close the day prior to all shows.

 

 

Jordie Lane

April 9, 2016 | 7 pm

Australian native Jordie Lane graced our stage two years ago when he opened for Old Man Luedecke and our audience has asked, repeatedly, 'bring him back so we can hear more'. Described by Bluegrass Situation as “A young man with an old soul and an honest sound, harkening back to Gram Parsons and Bob Dylan,” Jordie was born to a comedian and a clown and spent his early years in his parents' traveling circus. Many years later, not much has changed, with Lane renowned for both his relentless international touring schedule, and his witty, comedic storytelling. Lane's music seems like it comes from another place and time. The songs are nostalgic and immediately affecting, his rhythmic guitar playing is authentic and raw, and the rich resonance of his voice is simply otherworldly.

Australia's leading folk/roots magazine Rhythms has called Lane "one of Australia's brightest new roots music stars" and Rolling Stone Magazine said his debut album Sleeping Patterns "may well come to be regarded as one of the most assured ever by a local artist". Lane recorded his latest EP in Nashville with Skylar Wilson (Justin Townes Earle, Caitlin Rose). Not Built To Last has been released to glowing reviews in Australia, the Sydney Morning Herald proclaiming "this guy is one of the country's contemporary legends…file it under K for Keeper" in a 4.5 star review, while The Brag Magazine said " there are few musicians who can find, develop and master their own style as quickly or as professionally as Jordie Lane has done". Visit Jordie's website here.

 

Tickets for this show are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, all tickets are general admission. Tickets available at Strung Out Guitars in Cornwall, Basket Case in Morrisburg and online at the link below. A service charge applies to all online orders, these tickets will be mailed to you and online sales close the day prior to all shows.

 


Sweet Alibi with Special Guest Mike Celia

May 7, 2016 | 7 pm

Western Canadian Music Award Winners, Sweet Alibi, have been captivating audiences across Canada for the past few years. The Winnipeg-based folk/pop band infuses its signature harmonies with influences of everything from folk to country to soul, without a hint of shame. Sweet Alibi share personal experiences that are genuinely felt in song. Tom Power of CBCRadio 2 describes the band: "If Mumford and Sons and the Supremes had a love child, you would name it Sweet Alibi". The band, currently touring new material from their CFMA/WCMA nominated release We’ve Got To, grabs your heart and doesn't let go!

Sweet Alibi formed in 2009 when long-time Winnipeg friends Jessica  Rae Ayre and Michelle Anderson joined forces with Winnipeg newcomer, Amber Quesnel. Jessica brought soul and blues, Amber brought folk, and Michelle brought jazz and classical influences. From the start, Sweet Alibi put a solid focus on three-part harmony and complemented that with Jessica on guitar, Amber on guitar and ukulele, and Michelle on guitar and banjo. Visit Sweet Alibi's website here.

Opening for Sweet Alibi will be Toronto-based singer songwriter Mike Celia. Mike is a singer-songwriter who reminds us of the importance of the song. Melodic and groovy, his acoustic guitar and sand-papery voice will both charm and haunt you with his often anecdotal narratives of love, life, lessons learned and the lines we must walk. It’s a refreshing take on an old idea that music is often enough. Visit Mike's website here.

Tickets for this show are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, all tickets are general admission. Tickets available at Strung Out Guitars in Cornwall, Basket Case in Morrisburg and online at the link below. A service charge applies to all online orders, these tickets will be mailed to you and online sales close the day prior to all shows.

 


Previous Shows!

The St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage has welcomed many great artists to Morrisburg, including Jaron Freeman-Fox & the Opposite of Everything, Pamela Cumming, Braden Phalen, Mira Meikle, Sons of Gord, Kristine St-Pierre, Kev Corbett, Kellylee Evans, Don Ross and Calum Graham, Madison Violet, Sam Cash, Alex Vissia, Paul Harrison, Julie Corrigan, Sarah Beatty, Lindsey Walker, The Rhondas, Chic Gamine, Tracy Lalonde, Harry Manx, The Young Novelists, Nick Sherman, Winnie Brave, Carolina Hum, Jesse Ferguson, Isabelle Delage, Jazmine Wykes, Zoë & the Lost Boys, Shakura S'Aida, Adrian Legg, Christopher Thompson, Babes4Breasts, Great Lake Swimmers, The Musettes, Chuck Leclair, Tricia Brubacher, Sam Boer, Emma Phillips, Mandee Woods, Dan Barkley, Digging Roots, Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards, Melanie Brulée, Old Man Luedecke, Jordie Lane, Maneli Jamal, Amy Campbell, Ben Turcotte, Stephanie Coleman, Jamie Heath, Amanda Bon, Keegan Larose, Claude Plamondon, Garnet Rogers, Shawna Caspi, The 24th Street Wailers, Ian Sherwood & Coco Love Alcorn, Shane Koyczan, Tone Cluster, Roxanne Delage, Don Tuttle, Donna LeClair, Jenny Berkel, Ewen McIntosh,Laurence Juber, Brandon Roderick New Country Rehab, Amelia Curran, Jill Zmud, Natalia Zukerman, Awna Teixeira, Ian Sabourin and Alex Boyd, Christina Tracy, Douglas Poirier, Gen Lacroix, Binaeshee-Quae, Kunundrum, Evalyn Parry's SPIN, Terra Hazelton, Kevin Fox, David Simard, Catherine MacLellan, Jadea Kelly, Fraser Anderson, Tara Holloway, Ambre McLean, the Crooked Brothers, Manitoba Hal,Graham Greer, Ben Henriques, Del Barber, Serena Ryder, Matt Longo, Nancy Beaudette, Chris MacLean, Annabelle Chvostek, Layah Jane, Suzie Vinnick, J.D. Edwards, Twilight Hotel, Jason Fowler, Po’ Girl, Girlyman, Lynn Miles, Easy Pickins', Trio Bruxo, Jim Tidman with special guest Paul Langlois, Daniel Bolshoy, Melissa Ferrick, Roland Hunter,Andrea Simms-Karp, Andrew Aguiar, Bruce Cicarelli, the Derek Jones Band, The General Electryk, Sara Murphy, Callie Piticco, Matt MacDonald, Mallory Krock, Tracy Lalonde, Japhy Sullivan and many more.