Trailside Café & Inn
Mickey Acorn Presents Dear Lucy—A Zombie Folk Rock Opera—August 17
Dear Lucy is a night of story in song written by Mickey Acorn. Each song is introduced by Dr. Michaels (Graham Putnam) as part of his briefing to the No-Vent46 National Committee (the audience). The songs are sung by our nameless hero (Acorn) accompanied Dr. Michael’s team of scientists. (Chris Acorn, drums, Peter Forbes, guitar, Tim Hamming, bass, and Todd Maclean, keyboard).
JP Cormier—August 18–19
Cape Bretoner JP Cormier is a skilled songwriter, a singer, and musician who has won the Canadian Open Guitar Championship, Southern U.S. Fiddle Championship, and the Southern U.S. Banjo Championship. He appeared on the Grand Ole Opry over two dozen times.
Séan McCann of Great Big Sea—August 20–21
Séan McCann’s love for Newfoundland and Labrador folk songs shot him to international fame as a founding member of Great Big Sea. After millions of albums sold, countless hit songs, Séan now tours as a solo artist
Nick Doneff—August 22
Since relocating in 2013, Ontario native Nick Doneff has become a staple in the PEI music scene. Following the December 2016 release of his debut recording, Doneff has been attracting attention for his earnest songwriting and live performances.
Nathan Gill & Fantasy Eye—August 23
Charlottetown-born Nathan Gill is a rock and roll singer-songwriter. As the front man and songwriter for North Lakes, Nathan won two Music PEI Awards. His solo performances draw on images of our Canadian Northeast.
Meaghan Blanchard—August 24–25
Meaghan Blanchard won her second East Coast Music Award for her third album She’s Gonna Fly, recorded in Athens, Georgia with producer John Keane (Nancy Griffith, R.E.M.). She has toured Canada, the US and the UK and created Meaghan Blanchard Song Writing Camp for Girls providing support for young women song writers from PEI.
Amanda Jackson Band—August 27
The Amanda Jackson Band from PEI has have just released a new CD Fire in the Blue. Amanda’s powerful vocals are ably-accompanied by Dale McKie and Todd MacLean.
Bonnie LeClair—August 28
PEI-native Bonnie LeClair is a veteran singer and songwriter. She has shared the stage with Gordon Lightfoot, Gene MacLellan, John Allan Cameron, Ian Tyson, and Valdy. She is joined Island players—drummer Reg Ballagh, and mult-instrumentalist Jon Rehder.
Ten Strings And A Goat Skin—August 30 sold out
Trailside Music Café & Inn is at 109 Main Street, Mount Stewart. Doors open 6:30 pm with music at 8 pm. Tickets available at www.trailside.ca, Back Alley Music or call 902-394-3626 for reservations.