The Winter/Spring Half of our Season! 


An Evening with Harry Manx! - This Show is Sold Out!

March 7, 2015 | 7 pm

"Mysticssippi” blues man Harry Manx has been called an “essential link” between the music of East and West, creating musical short stories that wed the tradition of the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas. He has created a unique sound that is hard to forget and deliciously addictive to listen to. Harry forged his distinctive style by studying at the feet of the masters, first as a sound man in the blues clubs of Toronto during his formative years and then under a rigorous tutelage with Vishwa Mohan Bhatt in India. Bhatt is the inventor of the 20-stringed Mohan Veena, which has become Harry’s signature instrument.

Manx is a prolific artist, releasing 12 albums in a 12 year span with no signs of stopping. He has received seven Maple Blues Awards, six Juno nominations, the Canadian Folk Music Award in 2005 for Best Solo Artist and won CBC Radio’s “Great Canadian Blues Award” in 2007. His most recent original release, Om Suite Ohm was voted by the Montreal daily La Presse as one of only 4 CDs to watch for in 2013. Guitar Player Magazine called it “his most fully realized work to date”. Blend Indian folk melodies with slide guitar blues, add a sprinkle of gospel and throw in some compelling grooves. It’s a recipe that goes down easy and leaves you hungry for more.

It’s in the live setting, Manx says, that the bridge between “heavenly” India and “earthy” American blues is most effectively built. “Indian music moves inward,” he explains. “It’s traditionally used in religious ceremonies and meditation, because it puts you into this whole other place. But Western music has the ability to move out, into celebration and dance. So when we play the Indian stuff on stage, it has the tendency to draw people into something really deep; they’ll get kind of quiet and spacey. Then we’ll play some more Western music, and it grounds them once more, they sort of come out of the mood the Indian music had put them in and get into the performance. I love to see that working — that effect on the audience. My goal has always been to draw the audience as deep as possible into the music.”

This Show is Sold Out!

 


Chic Gamine with Special Guest Tracy Lalonde

April 11, 2015 | 7 pm

Since forming in Winnipeg in 2007 Chic Gamine has toured the world, played for the Queen, been on national television as part of Ottawa’s Canada Day celebrations, performed at the Vancouver Winter Olympics, opened for the legendary Smokey Robinson and Mavis Staples, and appeared twice on NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion”. Their music has also been used on ABC’s General Hospital and The Fosters. With Motown souls, French Pop spirits, and Rock and Roll hearts the band has enchanted fans and critics alike with their close harmonies and infectious tunes. In 2009 they picked up a Juno for Roots Album of the Year for their self-titled debut, and in 2011 follow up City City was nominated in the same category. 2013’s Closer compiled the two records and introduced the band to the US for the first time. Siren-call harmonies are at the heart of the band, the astonishing voices working together, at once vulnerable but strong, raucous but refined. Get ready Morrisburg, for the hip shaking, toe tapping, utterly infectious Chic Gamine!

Opening for Chic Gamine will be local favourite Tracy Lalonde. Tracy graced the St. Lawrence Stage several years ago as part of an emerging artist lineup and since we last saw her she released her first EP Little Letters and became a Regional Finalist in CBC Music’s 2014 Searchlight competition for emerging musical artists across Canada. We are delighted to welcome her back to Morrisburg and she is delighted to be opening for the fabulous Chic Gamine!

Tickets for this show are $18 in advance or $20 at the door (all tickets general admission). Tickets at Basket Case, Morrisburg, Strung Out Guitars in Cornwall, or online via the link below (service charges apply for paypal orders; online orders available only up to day prior to show).

 

 


Intimate Acoustics

May 9, 2015 | 7 pm

An evening featuring six emerging singer songwriters. Our lineup will be announced closer to the show.


Tickets are $10 (all tickets general admission). Tickets at Basket Case, Morrisburg, Strung Out Guitars in Cornwall, or online via the link below (service charges apply for paypal orders; online orders available only up to day prior to show).

 

 

Madison Violet

June 6, 2015 | 7 pm

The Juno-nominated duo of Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac has sold-out venues across North America and Europe, had the prestigious distinction of touring with Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Cafe, and has shared stages with contemporaries such as Chantal Kreviazuk, Ron Sexsmith and The Indigo Girls. Madison Violet won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for their track “The Ransom” from their 2009 CD No Fool for Trying and also took home the 2009 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, and were nominated for multiple East Coast Music Awards and a 2010 JUNO Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year. They followed that in 2011 with the critically acclaimed CD The Good in Goodbye.

Having spent last winter in studio recording their new record, Madison Violet is hitting the road for the rest of 2014 and 2015 performing new material for fans all over Canada, Spain, UK, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Influenced by pop, electro, disco and folk, the new songs are a fresh direction for MacIsaac and MacEachearn, they have a batch of infectious songs that will speak to new audiences while showcasing the unique voices and amazing musicianship their fan base has grown to love.   Our Morrisburg audience will be amongst the first to hear Madison Violet’s new sound – we could not be more excited to have Brenley and Lisa back at our Stage to help us close out our 2014/15 Season!

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets for this show are $18 in advance or $20 at the door (all tickets general admission). Tickets at Basket Case, Morrisburg, Strung Out Guitars in Cornwall, or online via the link below (service charges apply for paypal orders; online orders available only up to day prior to show).

 

 



Save Yourself Some Cash - Buy Yourself a Pass!


The Winter and Spring - $85!

The five shows from February to June will be $85, a $9 saving over the advanced price for all five shows.


Pick 3! - $45!

Pick any 3 of our $18 shows for $45. Sorry, we can't include Harry Manx in this package, but it's still a very sweet deal!

 


Previous Shows

The St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage has welcomed many great artists to Morrisburg, including 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, Don Ross, 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, Madison Violet, 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.