Edison's is pleased to be promoting musicians by joining Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous as a host. The non-profit creates new performance opportunities for French and English speaking musicians and audiences in rural, remote and urban, communities across Canada, hosted by volunteers in their homes and other community venues. The methodology applied is based on the recruitment of brand new presenters mostly in smaller communities thereby creating new opportunities both for the musicians and for the rural audience by increasing access and quantity of professional performances.
Six performances will occur over the fall/winter season 2018/19. The Music Suite at Edison's will be the performance venue.
Meredith Axelrod, San Francisco (solo), Thursday September 20th.
“It takes more than passion to do what Meredith does. It takes guts; conviction. She is unflinchingly committed to authentic recreation of the tunes in her repertoire–swampy blues and early American roots music.” – Gary Rametta
Brock Zeman, Ontario (duo), Friday October 19th.
The Canada-based singer-songwriter has spent the past 12 years carving and chiseling Americana soundscapes, drawing from roots-rock and alternative country.
Red Moon Road, Manitoba (trio), Saturday November 17th.
It’s an impressive, well-choreographed show incorporating impeccable three-part harmonies, a roots drum kit split between two band members, and an acoustic guitar franken-rigged to also be the bass. Simultaneously, a moustached man plays mandolin, lap steel, banjo and organ (often at the same time), and subtle technological wizardry whirls while the unmistakable soulful voice of Sheena, one of Canada’s most talented singers soars above it all.
Andy Cohen, Tennessee (solo), Sunday February 3rd.
"The well-known, the obscure and the weirdly wonderful are all here and it’s soon more than evident that traditional folk-blues, ragtime, country and good-time piano are all safe in these accomplished hands.” - John Bottomley
Ian Sherwood, Nova Scotia (solo), Tuesday March 5th.
Guitar, saxophone, huge songwriting and a voice that won him a 2013 Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Singer, Ian Sherwood Brings The Light to every stage he stands on. A born story teller and a constant creator, his music dances the line between folk and pop. His live performances thrive on intimacy. Whether it’s a theatre show or large festival stage, his persona is irresistible and completely destroys fourth walls.
Jabbour, Quebec (trio), Wednesday April 3rd.
From Guillaume Jabbour’s roots in chansonniers music from Québéc and France, to Bill Collier’s work as a musician collaborating with many of the east coast’s finest singers and songwriters, to Carl Rufh's solid bass accompaniment with some of Quebec's hottest folk rock and blues acts, and finally to Bill Gossage’s musical culture that draws upon deep roots in the Irish fiddle vernacular, Jabbour is a contemporary roots band.
Wine, beer and snacks will be available ($5).
Performances start at 7 p.m sharp.
$120 per person for the concert series, which goes directly to the performers.
There is limited seating (20 seats) so please reserve early by emailing Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org.