Need a reason to head out early Saturday night? Well how about four of them: Gabrielle Papillon, Natasha Peach, Corinna Rose & Heirloom play the Company House starting at 8:00 (for only $10). This concert could very well be the sweetest thing you hear all year.
Gabrielle Papillon & The Mighty Oak
Gabrielle Papillon’s music feels like a cup of tea and a warm blanket. It is music that soothes the mind, the soul and the heart. Papillon’s latest album, Little Bug, was nominated for a 2013 ECMA for Folk Recording of the year, spent three months charting on the national !Earshot charts, and is nominated for three Music Nova Scotia Awards (SOCAN Songwriter of the Year, Folk Recording of the Year, and Female Artist Recording of the Year). Little Bug was also named one of the Top 12 Albums of 2012 on CBC Radio’s Atlantic Airwaves. This is Papillon’s last Halifax show for 2013.
Natasha Peach s an ex Canadian Idol semi-finalist who has been compared to artists such as Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan and Sarah Sleen. Peach has been consistently winning over music lovers on the East Coast of Canada and has performed alongside Carmen Townsend, Ria Mae and Ontario’s Tara Holloway. Peach writes bold, heartbreaking ballads and knows how to leave listeners wanting more. She is one artist I am really looking forward to seeing live.
Montreal’s Corinna Rose returns to Halifax fresh from winning a John Lennon Songwriting award. Rose’s song “Green Mountain State” that she co-wrote with the Rusty Horse Band (and was featured in Sarah Polley’s film, “Take This Waltz”) just won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the Folk Category. I reviewed Rose’s latest release Northeast Southwest in May, saying “much of the music on Rose’s debut full-length album Northeast Southwest will melt your heart“. The November 2nd show will be the last of her two Nova Scotia dates (she also plays October 30th in Sydney).
Montreal’s Heirloom is the latest project of Lisa Malachowski. Heirloom, is an imaginative mix of intimate folk music and classical instrumentation. As a musical collective of sorts, the band is made up of self-taught, classically trained, and music-school-dropouts who are all active in Montreal’s music scene.