‘Maritime Route’ kicks off Nov 15th in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia!
(Nov 2, 2018 - HALIFAX) Winnipeg-based ‘Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous’ house concert network is excited to bring the ‘Maritime Trail’ to communities in NS, NB & PE this November for its inaugural route! The ‘Maritime Trail’ kicks off Nov 15th in Moncton with Alan Gerber, running through Nov 28, and folks from the Maritimes are invited to attend. Musical styles vary from chamber music to blues, with performers Alan Gerber (QC) Ewan MacIntyre (QC) Ari & Mia (MA) and The Dirty Dishes (ON) scheduled for Nov, 2018, Feb & Mar/Apr 2019 tours. Artists will be hosted in Moncton, Miramichi, Pointe-du-Chene and Pleasant Valley NB; Rustico, York and Charlottetown, PE; River Bourgeois, Larry’s River, and Round Hill, NS via the Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous house concert network, full schedule online at homeroutes.ca. Home Routes’ programming emphasizes artistic excellence, and diverse and entertaining performances that leave audiences breathless and wanting more.
Home Routes / Chemin Chez Nous, was inspired after attending Nova Scotia Music Week 2017 to expand into the Maritimes. After attending, Home Routes put out a call for potential House Concert hosts in order to create a community of house concert presenters and artists in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick. The call was met enthusiastically by Maritimers, and the Maritime Trail was born! Says Executive Director Leonard Podalak “It is the pleasure of Home Routes: Chemin Chez Nous to collaborate with stakeholders from the Maritime provinces to bring this world class reservoir of artists to the region. Since I travelled to Nova Scotia, I have also made similar connections in Newfoundland, where we want to create a route, and New Brunswick, where we are looking to expand on the tour, by bringing Chemin Chez Nous, our Francophone tour, to the province.“
For the live music fan, attending a house concert offers a more intimate experience than a commercial venue as attendees get a chance to meet and talk one-on-one with the performers, and to meet other people who share their interest in music. Home Routes accomplishes this while creating new opportunities both for the musicians and for audiences by increasing access and quantity of professional performances available in often underserved areas.
House concerts have a triple function: they support artists’ ability to make a living, they make music accessible on a grassroots level to all corners of Canada, and they connect people -- a social engine that builds community. To attend any of these shows, please contact Home Routes/ Chemin Chez Nous HERE or call Phone: (204) 480-3380, Toll-free in Canada: 1 (866) 925-6889.
MARITIME TRAIL SCHEDULE:
Nov 15-28, 2018 - Alan Gerber, QC
Feb 1-14, 2019 – Ewan MacIntyre, QC
Mar 2-15, 2019 – Ari & Mia, MA
Mar 31-Apr 13, 2019 – Dirty Dishes, ON
Alan Gerber (QC) Blues/Folk | Nov 15-28, 2018
Alan Gerber was a founding member of Elektra Records recording group, "Rhinoceros." A multi-instrumentalist: Piano, guitars (acoustic and electric slide), fiddle, button accordion, vocalist and composer. Appeared with Bob Dylan, BB King, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Terry/Brownie McGee and many others. Live show has a blues/folk feel to it. Alan is touring Nov 15-28.
Alan Gerber (QC) http://www.alangerber.org/
Alan Gerber MARITIME TRAIL schedule: https://homeroutes.ca/homeroutes-artists/alan-gerber/
Stream / listen: https://soundcloud.com/alangerber/four-riders
Ewan MacIntyre (QC / Edinburgh) Contemporary Folk | Feb 1-14, 2019
An international music project, led by puppeteer, puppet, musician, and Ex-lead singer- songwriter of the award-winning Edinburgh collective “Southern Tenant Folk Union.” Ewan Macintyre has been described as “distinctive” (The Living Tradition), “Standout Scottish Vocalist” (Neon Filler), “Like Robert Johnson Returned from the crossroads...A welcome moment in the future of traditional Scottish Music” (Mumble Music)“innovative music” (Edinburgh Guide), and “A scat pitched perfectly between James Brown and Tom Waits” (The Skinny). Ewan is touring Feb 1-14, 2019.
Ewan MacIntyre: http://www.ewan-macintyre.org/
Maritime Trail Schedule: https://homeroutes.ca/homeroutes-artists/ewan-macintyre/
Ari & Mia (MA - USA) Chamber-folk sister duo | March 2-15, 2019
“Strikingly beautiful, distinctive and exhilarating, with expressive vocals that will find a way into hearts and minds” (No Depression), Ari & Mia reference the styles of Southern and Northeastern fiddle music and the early American songbook to create a realm where their own compositions cross paths with older traditions. Their stylish and sophisticated music honors the sounds of Appalachian cottages, rural dance floors, and urban concert halls. Combine this with their innovative approach to songwriting and the result is a captivating sound. Ari & Mia are touring March 2015, 2019.
Ari & Mia: https://www.ariandmiamusic.com/
Maritime Trail Schedule: https://homeroutes.ca/homeroutes-artists/ari-mia/
Dirty Dishes (ON) roots, country, bluegrass, gospel | Mar 31-Apr 13, 2019
It’s hard to miss Dirty Dishes. With infectious smiles and big personalities, donning cowboy boots and crinolines, this feisty female trio could have stepped right out of 1960’s Nashville. Paying tribute to many beloved acts from classic artists like Hank Williams and Dolly Parton to more current Canadian favourites like Joel Plaskett and Fred Eaglesmith, Dirty Dishes play both covers and shiny new originals in this tasty blend of country, folk, bluegrass, roots and gospel.
Dirty Dishes: http://www.dirty-dishes.ca/
Maritime Trail Schedule: https://homeroutes.ca/homeroutes-artists/dirty-dishes/
ABOUT HOME ROUTES/CHEMIN CHEZ NOUS:
Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous was incorporated as a not-for-profit arts organization in February of 2007 to create new performance opportunities for French and English speaking musicians and audiences in rural, remote and urban, communities across Canada, hosted by volunteers in their homes and other community venues. Follow Home Routes on twitter @homeroutes or “like” on facebook.
Kimberly Sinclair | SpinCount