Jenn Grant July 10th 8 pm
A heralded singer and songwriter from Prince Edward Island, in Canada’s Maritimes. Her recent album Paradise has the feel of soul-searching folk music, at its core, but spiked with soul and R&B and smoothed with pop melodies and hooks". “Music is the connector that binds us all”, says Grant. “To be able to create music, and share the power it can hold is one of life’s greatest gifts.” This is the very essence behind the voice and songs of Jenn Grant.
Carson Downey July 17th 8 pm
Every show Carson Downey gives impresses his audience with a performance that only a veteran bluesman can bring to the stage. The pride of North Preston, Carson is a burly guitarist/vocalist along with brother Murray on drums and bassist Bruce Dixon. Carson’s 1st nationally released and critically acclaimed soul and rock album was "All The Way" it won over a dozen awards across Canada.
Port Cities July 24th 8 pm
A port city is a place where cultures and histories collide, where goods and ideas are imported and absorbed into the local bloodstream. The trio of celebrated Nova Scotian songwriters who now call themselves Port Cities honour that tradition. Their chosen name isn’t just indicative of where they’re from (the harbour hamlet of Cape Breton) but what they do: fuse divergent styles and experiences into a singular roots-rock sound.
Ryan Willigar August 14th 8 pm
Combining a soft spot for feel-good pop melodies with a sense of soul and musical wisdom well beyond his years; Ryan Willigar displays a keen melodic sensibility mixed with a knack for strong musical arrangements and a dynamic, thrilling vocal style that is uniquely his own. His self-titled EP takes a collection of varied personal stories and brings them to life via an honest and stripped-down experience that is sure to both speak to the mind, and tug on the strings of the heart.
Fiddles & Feet August 21st 8 pm
Fiddles & Feet, hailing from Central Nova Scotia, have become a bit of a tradition at the Ships Company Theatre with sold out shows the last three years. There always seems to be a market for traditional jigs, reels and step dancing. Add in some Maritime & country songs and a bit of silliness and you've got a pretty good evenings entertainment. When Gordon, Alycia, Laura, Megan, Janelle and Rob get together it's a whole lot of fun and they do appreciate those who turn out to enjoy the show!
Laura Smith August 28th 8 pm
Laura has lived and worked in Nova Scotia since August of 1984. Laura has embarked on several tours across Canada over the years and I’ve performed in Europe, the UK and the United States. Her 1989 debut album, Laura Smith, was followed by B’tween The Earth and My Soul (1995) which garnered two East Coast Music Awards: Album of the Year and Female Artist of the Year, and a Juno Nomination. It’s A Personal Thing (1997), received seven nominations for East Coast Music Awards. Everything Is Moving, it received two, Albums of the Year picks from CKUA in Alberta.