2011 Entertainment - September 24

 

   11am - Main Stage

  Drew Ackerman

Drew Ackerman has been playing guitar around the Prince Edward county for the last 25 years as part of solo, duo and trio performances. He was one of the founding members of the Quarter Moon Coffee House in Bloomfield, which was set up to help promote live music and local musicians. His tastes range from Cat Stevens to Eric Clapton to Bruce Cockburn and instrumental finger styles. He also teaches guitar in his studio in Picton.

 

 

 

 

Drew Ackerman

  12:15 pm - Main Stage

  Mark Despault

Mark Despault began performing as a young boy in Montreal Quebec. He quickly fell into the popular folk streams in the 60's. Influenced by the likes of fellow Canadians Gordon Lightfoot, Ian and Sylvia and Stan Rogers, he soon discovered American pop singer Harry Nilsson and singer song writers the likes of Mickey Newbury, Guy Clark and Townes van Zandt. 

In the 1980's,  Mark formed the traditional folk music group "The Wakami Wailers", recording and performing tradition and original songs on such topics as Canada's  lumberjacks, settlers and voyageurs . Over the next 25 years, the band went on to record 3 albums and tour throughout North America. In early 2005, he recorded a collection of original songs with his musical friends John deVries and Jamie Snider.  He is presently performing both solo and as part of the popular Prince Edward County  duo "The Frere Brothers". 

 

 

Mark Despault

    1:30 pm - Main Stage

  Tim Bastmeyer

Tim Bastmeyer is a Canadian blues singer/songwriter. Tim started his musical career in 1986 and over the years has played and recorded with a number of different recording artists. Tim has performed throughout North America, as well as the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Scotland and England. Tim has shared the stage with some of Canada's Juno winning blues players and Grammy winning blues players from The United States. Check website listings for upcoming shows.


Playing electric and acoustic guitar, Tim incorporates different styles of blues using finger picking, flat picking techniques, and multiple tunings with slide guitar. This allows Tim to have versatility in his playing. Tim's styles are personified through his live performances, performing over 100 shows this past year. Tim's latest C.D entitled, "Graveyard", is an all acoustic C.D produced by Juno winner Jack De Keyzer and engineered by Juno winner Alec Fraser. James Thomson played upright bass and Corey Richardson on drums. The songs were recorded live off the floor at Bentonwood Studios in Whitby, Ontario on July 21-22, 2009. Graveyard was nominated for a 2010 Durham Music Award. Tim is also a producer, engineer, and music teacher. He has produced award-winning recordings and engineered countless recording projects (music and foley). Currently Tim is teaching in Uxbridge, Ontario.

www.timbastmeyer.com

Tim Bastmeyer

  2:00 pm - Tent

  Matt Smith

Matt Smith is a Blues & Roots Songwriter, Singer and Multi-Instrumentalist. Smooth vocals, guitars, National steel, bottleneck slide, mandolin, harmonica…Matt is an open channel for Blues & Roots music.

Now with a sophomore recording of original music, and a live show buried deep in the blues, one finds a lifetime player with world class fingerstyle, flatpicking and slide guitar work that is matched only by his own mandolin artistry.

With a natural, laid back stage presence, audiences get an up close experience of high level musicianship delivered with a genuine "right at home" feel. Matt has worked as a sideman for some of Canada’s premier Blues, Roots and World musicians. He has worked regularly as a solo performer for 2 decades, has taken his single act to Memphis International Blues Challenge, and to open shows for Tower of Power, The Blind Boys of Alabama and Eric Burden and the Animals.

 

Matt Smith

  2:45 pm - Main Stage

  John Carroll

John Carroll is a singer, songwriter, performer and recording artist who has explored music as his mode of expression for over 25 years. Influenced by musicians Rev. Gary Davis, Missippi John Hurt, Tom Waits, Fred McDowell, John Prine and Lyle Lovette, John’s mixture of country blues, folk, roots and rock n’ roll provide an intricate landscape for his mindfully crafted lyrics. “Where many musicians are players and many are story-tellers, John Carroll combines the two into understated and yet passionate art” (Amanda Putz, CBC Radio). His first two full length solo albums, “The True Confessions of an Infamous Liar,” (2003) and “Lost Radio” (2008) were well received and sold to audiences all over Canada, the U.S and parts of Europe. John’s albums fit “comfortably into a variety of genres and time-periods, all the while synthesizing the eclectic elements” of “his music into a coherent, contemporary and colorful sound” (indieAndie.ca).

Currently finishing his third full length album with his band The Epic Proportions, (Fred Guignon, Olivier Fairfield & Phillipe Charbonneau) at Little Bullhorn Productions (Dave Draves), John is planning its release for the fall of this year. Whether its performing for national broadcast with his band (CBC Radio One & Two, 2008), playing solo for the packed house of his weekly at The Chateau Lafayette, or traveling to the many music houses across Canada, John’s music treats his audiences to the vibrational equivalent to coming home.

http://johncarroll.ca/

 

John Carroll

 

Farm & Artisan Market Buskers

 

Drexel Purtelle

 

Drexell Purtelle

Griffin Mcgill

Griffin is a 14 year old student of PECI.  He started playing guitar and singing a year ago this summer.  His favourite band is the Beatles, which he will be covering for you.  He currently is the lead singer of a local band known as Centre Street. 

Griffin McGill

Laura Young

"Hi, my name is Laura, and I'm a sixteen year old from Picton. When I was in the 3rd grade, I started writing poetry and lyrics to songs and dreamed of becoming the next Avril Lavigne. When I was 10, I started learning guitar. And when I was 14, I wrote my first song. Ever since, I've written dozens of songs simply on what teenaged girls go through and experience, being as honest as possible. I have a large variety of inspirations and musical interests, from Taylor Swift and Coldplay, to Heart and Queen. Along with guitar, I also play piano and sing."

 

 

Laura Young

 

 

 

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