Nick Doneff | September 28
Nick Doneff has won a large PEI following with his original tunes and charming stage banter. His album is self-titled.
Catherine MacLellan | September 29
PEI’s JUNO-award winning recording artist has recently completed another sold-out summer at the PEI Brewing Co. with her show “If It’s Alright With You,” about her father, Gene MacLellan.
Adyn Townes | September 30
At the place where endings become beginnings, you'll find Adyn Townes (formerly Andy Brown). His music is challenging, alternative indie-folk with raw and honest lyrics.
Patrick Ledwell & Mark Haines | October 5
Steve Patterson, host of CBC’s The Debaters says, “Patrick is one of the funniest people in Canada period,” and Mark has been described as, “The Swiss Army Knife of musicians.”
Nathan Wiley | October 6
From Summerside, 3-time ECMA award and 5-time Music PEI award winning artist Nathan Wiley first earned acclaim for his 2002 debut Bottom Dollar. His album Bandits, is a six song EP that was nominated for 4 Music PEI Awards.
Christine Campbell & Blake Johnston | October 7
Christine Campbell is a powerful performer, known for her unapologetic mastery of guitar, piano and bluesy rock vocals. Blake Johnston, best known as guitar-slinging powerhouse vocalist for The Stogies. Twice finalists at Indie-week, with their last album Hoot produced by John Landry of The Stanfields.
Matt Mays + Adam Baldwin | October 9 & 10
Both shows sold out.
Chris Antonik & Ashley Belmer | October 11
Three-time Maple Blues Award nominee Chris Antonik has announced a new acoustic tour for fall 2018 with Canadian vocalist and partner Ashley Belmer, called NORTHWOOD.
Museum Pieces + Racoon Bandit | October 12
Charlottetown scene favourites Racoon Bandit are celebrating 10 years as a group this fall. To mark a decade of Island indie-rock, Racoon Bandit recently released a split single of new songs — "Tattered Star" and "Modern Life" — with music videos for each.
Wrong Planet Band | October 13
Wrong Planet Band is a 3 piece instrumental unit from Prince Edward Island, Canada, best known for their twanged out reverb/tremolo/echo sound.
Margie Carmichael + Blaine Hrabi | October 14
Margie Carmichael is a PEI musician, songwriter, author, playwright and storyteller who comes from a long line and a large family of entertainers. Blaine Hrabi is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist on concertina, accordion, mandolin and guitar.
Paul Reddick | October 17
Melding poetry, mystery, darkness and light, along with an extensive knowledge of the history and traditions of blues music is what makes Paul Reddick one of the most popular figures on the blues and roots music scene today.
Dave Gunning | October 18 & 19
“As compelling, as assured and attentive to every nuance of the writing process, as Lightfoot, Cockburn and Stan Rogers.” —Toronto Star. The Nova Scotia singer-songwriter’s latest album is Lift.
Liam Corcoran + Jerry Leger | October 20
Co-founder of the PEI indie-pop group Two Hours Traffic, Liam has embarked on a solo career, releasing ROM-DROM (2015). His latest album is entitled Nevahland. Jerry Leger is driven by a quest to convey the grooves of the vintage rock, country and soul recordings he loves.
Ryan McGrath + Doc Landry | October 21
Alternative pop musician and visual artist Ryan McGrath was raised in the countryside of Nova Scotia on the east coast of Canada. His music blends dark, catchy melodies with poignant lyrics, cinematic arrangements, and emotive singing — each song seems to have been written for the ending credits of a heart-wrenching indie film. Tony “Doc” Landry is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first discovered his voice and a passion for songwriting in his late-thirties.
J.P. Cormier | October 26 & 27
Cape Breton’s J.P. Cormier is a songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. His latest albums are The Chance (JUNO-nominated) and a collaboration with Dave Gunning, Gunning + Cormier Two. He appeared on the Grand Ole Opry over two dozen times.
Old Man Luedecke | October 28
You can hear the listening on Old Man Luedecke’s album Domestic Eccentric. You can hear the cabin in the Nova Scotia woods where it was recorded. You can hear the conversation between Old Man Luedecke and Tim O’Brien, like-minded artists in love with folk and roots music.
—Trailside Music Café & Inn is at 109 Main Street in 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.