St. Joseph Island is gearing up for another exciting season of the Old Town Hall Concert Series, now in its 21st year.
Well known for high-calibre performers in a small, intimate venue, the Series this year welcomes back Quartette for their second visit, along with up-and-coming pop / jazz vocalist Barbra Lica, as well as Fathead, an award-winning staple of the Canadian Blues circuit. Tickets are available now at oldtownhall.ca.
Quartette (August 3rd 2016 @ 8:00pm)
It’s a Quartette unlike any other, featuring four veteran female singer/songwriters: Cindy Church, Caitlin Hanford, Gwen Swick and Sylvia Tyson. This Juno-nominated and Canadian Country Music Award-winning group have been playing festivals and concerts across Canada for over twenty years, delighting audiences with their lush harmonies and diverse repertoire. Quartette’s musical styles range from blues and gospel to folk, country, jazz and pop, and that diversity is made even more beautiful by their four distinct voices harmonizing together unlike anything you’ve ever heard before. We are excited to welcome Quartette to St. Joseph Island for what will surely be a memorable evening. Click here for a sample of Quartette on YouTube.
Barbra Lica (August 10th 2016 @ 8:00pm)
As one of Canada’s top upcoming jazz artists, Barbra Lica describes her style as somewhere between singer/songwriter, vintage pop and jazz. Lica smiles when she sings, and you can hear that smile even recorded, on her two albums. Her bright, clear and happy vocals and upbeat songwriting were inspired by Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald and Irving Berlin, and she lists fellow free-spirited singer/songwriters Regina Spektor and Sara Bareilles as her current favourite artists. CBC Radio named her one of Canada’s Top 5 Female Jazz Singers, and Toronto’s Jazz 91 FM said she’s “a dazzling performer who has talent to burn and vocals that will knock you over.” We are proud to welcome Barbra Lica to the Island for our 21st Season! Click here for a glimpse of Barbra Lica on YouTube!
Fathead (August 17th 2016 @ 8:00pm)
Several members of Fathead have performed over the years at our Series, but as part of other acts. Finally we’re bringing this incredible Juno-winning blues ensemble to St. Joseph Island! Fathead came together in 1992 and have been sharing their blend of blues, folk, funk and soul on the North American festival circuit ever since. Made up of John Mays, Al Lerman, Bob Tunnoch, Papa John King and Bucky Berger, this well-respected group of musicians create an energetic blend of blues peppered with r&b, funky, gospel-tinged soul and feel-good rock & roll. Real Blues magazine said Fathead has it all: “talent, personality, humour, united vision and a little bit of hoodoo/voodoo”. We’re thrilled to welcome Fathead to our Series in 2016! Click hereto check out Fathead’s sound!
Tickets are available for individual concerts or as season tickets (all three concerts) online at oldtownhall.ca, or you can leave a voicemail at 705-251-OTHC (6842) and your call will be returned.
The concerts are held on three consecutive Wednesday evenings, beginning at 8:00pm. Refreshments are available. St. Joseph Island is approximately 35 minutes east of Sault Ste. Marie, accessible by a toll-free bridge.