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"Whistles While You Work
Morgan MacDonald, a folk, indie-rock musician, plays solo acoustic sets when he travels by train. He has taken VIA Rail-sponsored trips from Halifax to Montreal and from Toronto to Vancouver.
Morgan says traveling by train is a neat experience in general, but especially through certain parts of Canada where there is no cellphone reception. "It's all these people interacting in very different ways, and there's people from all over the world," he says. "They all just kind of hang out and chat with each other."
Performing on a train does present challenges. Morgan points out the loud noise from the train, for one. The unique audiences, which tend to be international tourists and retired people, can be different, too. "You have to play for the people who are already there," he says, "as opposed to playing for people who you've already won over or people who came specifically to see you."
YouTubeMusic training: Sarah Frank and Luke Fraser of the Bombadils play for VIA Rail Canada.
Though it's challenging, Morgan says the new audience is an opportunity to try out different songs and novel ways to perform old songs. "It's kind of like an old school troubadour kind of thing. There's not much in terms of lights and lasers, that's for sure."
Heavy Weather VOL. 2
(Original air date: Saturday, August 23, at 8:30 p.m. NL time // 8:00 p.m. AST)
Four musical acts from Atlantic Canada perform including Matthew Hornell, Kat McLevey, Les Hay Babies and Coyote
The Big Get Even plays Happy Hour at The Halifax Club this Friday, Aug 29th at 5pm. Not a member, no worries at all, Happy Hour is open for non-members to come by and check out The Halifax Club~!
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
AUGUST 25, 2014 – HALIFAX, NS
MATTHEW HORNELL ANNOUNCES END OF AUGUST SOUTH SHORE TOUR!
Award winning folk singer /songwriter Matthew Hornell tours the South Shore of Nova Scotia this week, beginning August 28th at Rebecca’s Restaurant in Mahone Bay and ending August 31st at the 9th Annual LaHave Folk Festival.
After two tours of Newfoundland this summer, Matthew Hornell is excited to be back in Nova Scotia to play four back to back shows on the South Shore. His #SouthShoreTour kicks off Thursday, August 28th in Mahone Bay w/ Jennah Berry at Rebecca’s Restaurant. He then heads to Liverpool to play Lane’s Privateer Inn Friday the 29th in the newly renovated pub. Saturday, Aug 30th at Petite Riviere Vineyards join Matthew for an intimate evening of wine & song in Crousetown and on Sunday, Aug 31st, he plays LaHave Folk Festival, along with The Hupman Brothers, Caleb Miles & More!
Over the weekend, Matthew was one of four East Coast Artists profiled by heavyweather.ca on CBC’s National airing of “Absolute Canadian” (If you missed it, click the link to watch)
Matthew Hornell’s #SouthShoreTour kicks off this Thursday, Ticket links & dates are below:
Thursday, Aug 28th - Matthew Hornell w/ Jennah Barry @ Rebecca’s Restaurant, Mahone, Bay, NS
Dinner reservations are recommended, more Info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rebeccas-Restaurant/557202114314561
Friday, Aug 29th - Matthew Hornell @ Lane's Privateer Inn, Liverpool, NS
TIX: $10 per person, fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/358792674269398/
Saturday, Aug 30th - Matthew Hornell @ Petite Riviere Winery
TIX: $20 per person, Call 902-693-3033 for tixs & info
Sunday, Aug 31st - Matthew Hornell @ 9th Annual LaHave Folk Festival. Fort Point Museum.
TIX: $20 at the gate, $50 for family pass http://fortpointmuseum.com/
For complete details please visit: http://www.matthewhornell.com/shows/
Matthew Hornell received four MusicNL Awards for his debut album, including Entertainer of the Year. His sophomore album garnered him a 2014 ECMA Rising Star nomination. Matthew tours extensively across Canada and continues to gain fans with every performance. His lyrical content is diverse, arrangements succinct and vocal delivery unquestionably honest.
Sneak Peek of heavyweather.ca vol. 2 w/ Matthew Hornell, Coyote, Kat McLevey & Les Hay Babies airs on cbc aug 23rd!
the 9th annual lahave folk festival happens sunday, aug 31st w/ matthew hornell, the hupman brothers, shirley jackson & more!
Steven macdougall plays lunenburg folk harbour society 2014 summer bandstand concert series aug 24, @ 2pm, free all ages show!
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