Trailside Café & Inn
Christine Campbell | June 23
Adyn Townes | Brielle Ansems | June 24
Townes (formerly Andy Brown) is working on a new album, produced by Colin Buchanan of Paper Lions. Singer Brielle is building an appreciative local following.
The Mae Trio | June 25
Melbourne’s The Mae Trio return with a contemporary twist on folk music and a new album, Take Care Take Cover. It was recorded in Nashville with producer, engineer Erick Jaskowiak (Crooked Still, Tim O’Brien The Waifs). The trio are Maggie Rigby (banjo, ukulele, guitar and vocals), sister Elsie Rigby (violin, ukulele and vocals and Anita Hillman (cello, bass and vocals). Their debut album earned them Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award and NFSA Folk Recording of the Year.
Jabbour | Nick Doneff | June 27
Originally from Lachute, QC, Montrealer Guillaume Jabbour brings together Ormstown, QC’s Carl Rufh and Charlottetown’s Bill Collier in this acoustic ensemble inspired by chanson Française et Québécoise, American swing and Cajun music. Having played in various respective bands (Grouyan Gombo, Les Perroquets, Durham County Poets), the 3 are now focused on original works.
James Keelaghan | June 28
James Keelaghan is a man for all seasons. This poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion, curiosity intent and intensity. His story telling has, over the course of 9 recordings, been part of the bedrock of his success, earning Keelaghan nominations and awards include a JUNO and acclaim from Australia to Scandinavia.
Doug Paisley | June 29
Doug Paisley describes his new album Strong Feelings as “just 10 new songs. It’s a lot less simple and unadorned than other recordings I’ve made, but it’s just as earnest and straightforward as what I’ve done before.” The Toronto songwriter’s last effort, Constant Companion, was called a “nearly perfect singer-songwriter record” by Rolling Stone.
Brian J. Dunn | June 30
PEI singer-songwriter Brian J. Dunn played Celtic-folk music in Life of Reilly with Michael Pendergast. After leaving the band to go to school in Mississippi, Brian took his Maritime East Coast songs to coffee shops, festivals, and pubs on the Gulf Coast from Biloxi to New Orleans. There his music was infused with the eclectic, soulful and easy groove of the South. Back on PEI he shares this new sound.
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.