New Moon Folk Club Season Pass
@ St. Basil's Cultural Centre // 3:00 pm
Purchase your New Moon Folk Club Season Pass to receive discounted access to all performances!
Physical passes will be mailed in August 2023. Please ensure your mailing address on file is correct.
Irish Mythen, September 22, 2023
Irish Mythen was born in Ireland and now resides in Charlottetown, PEI. “This Island creates music and musicians, art and artists. I found a shift to take things more seriously when I moved here.” And she did just that. Her latest release, Little Bones, gained her recognition around the globe, including a 2020 JUNO nomination for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year, seven Music PEI 2020 nominations and two wins — Touring Artist of the Year and Roots Contemporary Recording of the Year, and a Canadian Folk Music Nomination for Solo Artist of the Year.
Ray Bonneville, October 13, 2023
Acclaimed raconteur Ray Bonneville strips his bluesy Americana to its essentials and steeps it in the humid grooves of the South, creating a compelling poetry of hard living and deep feeling. His ninth release, At King Electric, delivers more than his trademark grit and groove. Rich guitar and harmonica lines resonate over spare but spunky rhythms, while Bonneville’s deep, evocative voice confesses life’s harsh realities. Whether performing solo or fronting a band, playing electric or acoustic guitar, Bonneville allows space between notes that adds potency to every chord, lick, and lyric.
James Gordon, with Katherine Wheatley, October 27, 2023
James Gordon has been there. He’s done that. He has had a remarkably diverse and resilient career in the Canadian cultural sector. As a solo singer-songwriter and with the ground-breaking trio Tamarack, he’s recorded 40 albums and toured relentlessly around the world. He’s written for symphony orchestras, musical theatre and dance works, scored films, and for more than ten years was heard on CBC radio as songwriter-in-residence for the ’Basic Black’ and ‘Ontario Morning’ programs. His last album, ‘The Heritage Hall Sessions’ on Borealis Records charted internationally in the roots, singer-songwriter, and Americana categories.
Acoustic roots with catchy melodies, arresting vocals, great guitar playing, lyrics that get you and that you get — these are all things that have been written over and over again about Katherine Wheatley’s music. She sings truth, bravely, and in detail. Like Shawn Colvin, Edie Brickell and Joni Mitchell, Wheatley mines heartache and produces lyrical and melodic gold. And like one of her earliest influences, Gordon Lightfoot, she invokes nature to reflect the emotional intent of her songs.
The McDades, November 24, 2023
Punching through the walls of tradition, The McDades’ Celtic-rooted music fuses the spontaneity of jazz improvisation and infectious global rhythms. The Juno Award winners’ cutting edge sound is the perfect complement to their fiery performances. At the heart of the group are siblings Shannon, Solon & Jeremiah who grew up playing Canadian folk music alongside their parents and among artists from around the world; a unique upbringing that led to a love and respect for all music. Their ground-breaking compositions and innovative arrangements are characterized by stunning virtuosity and a near-telepathic interaction on stage.
Double Bill: John Hewitt / Amy Bishop, December 8, 2023
With a voice and pen that echoes the phrases of Dylan, the delivery of Van Morrison and the coolness of Tom Petty, John Hewitt is a force to be reckoned with. As a songwriter he involves the abstract imagery of the Beat Poets, as a performer he adds the energy of the Beatles and as a producer he creates sound waves inspired by the greats such as Brian Wilson and Phil Spector. With three releases under his belt since March 2020, he’s set to hit the major festival stages in 2022/2023 as well as working on a solo record “Life Blood & tears” and a follow up full band record “Chaos & Conversation”. A hungry force two years in the making you’ll be mesmerized by the quality of the content and its authenticity.
Hailing from Calgary, Amy Bishop began her music career around campfires, at block parties, and in church choir. Knowing a career in music is no guarantee, Amy decided to practice other trades, but her passion for music prevailed, leading her to collaborations with Moby and opening for April Wine, Farmer’s Daughter, and Chris Cummings. Amy has an instinctive ability to craft stories into song and deliver them with sincerity and passion, all qualities that make her an undeniable Canadian talent.
Suzie Vinnick, January 19, 2024
A Saskatoon native transplanted to the Niagara Region of Ontario, Roots and Blues singer Suzie Vinnick is a 3x Juno Nominee, CFMA Award winner, and a 10-time winner of the Maple Blues Award for songwriting, female vocalist, acoustic act and more. Suzie has a voice you’ve heard a thousand times and one you’ll never forget. It soars, it growls, it whispers and it shouts from a deep, deep well of emotion. The pure joy she exudes when she picks up that guitar is so worth the show.
Steve Dawson & The Hooded Mergansers, February 2, 2024
Steve Dawson is an award-winning Canadian guitarist, solo artist, songwriter, pedal steel player, multi-instrumentalist, producer and engineer living and working in Nashville, TN. He spent the last few years pre-pandemic on the road playing guitar, steel and dobro with Allison Russell’s band Birds of Chicago, and Canadian powerhouse Matt Andersen. Steve is also the creator of the well-loved Music Makers and Soul Shakers podcast, which has been going for over 6 years and 135 episodes. During 2020, Steve recorded enough material for 3 solo albums, all of which will be released throughout 2022/2023 as he continues to produce albums and tour with his band, or whoever else asks him along for the ride!
The Travelling Mabels, Febraury 23, 2024
The Travelling Mabels are an award-winning folk/country group from southern Alberta. For more than fifteen years, they have brought their own unique brand of harmony, humour and musicianship to audiences from coast to coast, performing at venues ranging from folk clubs and community halls to big festivals. Their latest album titled “Take Me Home” features 11 songs, comprised of mostly original music, a Billy Joel instrumental cover and a remix of their most popular song “Alberta Blue”. Additionally, the lyrics to Alberta Blue have been featured in an award winning Children’s board book titled “Alberta Blue — A Prairie Sky Lullaby”.
Jack Garton, March 8, 2024
Enchanting audiences in British Columbia for many years as a musician and theater artist, Jack Garton’s show is a rocking, sultry and fresh blend of roots, blues and doo-wop. Featured recently in Western Canada Theatre’s production of Chelsea Hotel: The Songs Of Leonard Cohen, and fresh from recording a new full-length album with Vancouver surf legends Kitty and the Rooster, Jack is thrilled and honoured to be presenting his songs to live audiences again in summer 2022. Described as “infectious songs that each stand alone as riveting short stories set to music” (BC Musician) and “the perfect soundtrack for a generation just trying to walk in a straight line” (Maddy Cristall, Citrus Magazine), his third commercial release in spring 2023 is sure to bring even more listeners to Jack’s world of catchy, funny and poetic roots songs.
Double Bill: Raine Hamilton / AV and the Inner City, March 22, 2024
Resonant, acoustic chamber folk with an otherworldly edge, and a lyric presence that cuts deep. Prism-clear vocals + strings. Anchored in the ancient mountains, reaching out beyond the earthly. Raine Hamilton is part prairie songstress, part storyweaver; Each song has a story, delivered between songs with humour and grace. Raine invites deep love of the violin into the singer-songwriter genre, writing for violin and voice, as well as for guitar and voice. Joined by cello and upright bass, expect string arrangements that push and pull, that move as they console. Art is for everyone, music is for everyone. Raine often performs alongside an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, making their concerts accessible to the Deaf community.
AV & the Inner City is a soul/roots group which formed during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and opioid crisis pandemic in the inner city of Edmonton. The group is made up of 6 singers: band leader and multi award-winning soul singer-songwriter AV (Ann Vriend), a capella legend Debbie Houle, jazz radio host, jazz singer, and professional pickle company owner Johanna Alleyne, Crystal Eyo, lead singer and songwriter of Edmonton pop/RnB band “Mercy Funk”, Alenka Lundell, who fronted and wrote songs for bands in her home country of Czechia, and marching band and choral singer, Jenn Dahlen.
Kobo Town, April 12, 2024
Kobo Town is named after the historic neighborhood in Port-of-Spain where calypso was born. In the world of Kobo Town calypso, roots reggae, and acoustic instrumentation meet innovative production techniques, social commentary and indie rock attitude. Founded and fronted by émigré Trinidadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town’s music has been variously described as “an intoxicating blend of lilting calypsonian wit, dancehall reggae and trombone-heavy brass” (Guardian) and a “unique, transnational composite of rhythm, poetry and activist journalism.”(Exclaim!) From their home in Toronto, the JUNO-nominated group has brought their distinct calypso-inspired sound to audiences across the world, from Port-of-Spain to Paris and from Montréal to Malaysia.
Crystal Shawanda, April 26, 2024
Born in Wiikwemkoong First Nation, on Manitoulin Island, in Northern Ontario, Juno Award-winning powerhouse Crystal Shawanda is back with her latest studio album, Midnight Blues, on True North Records. Her latest fiery blues collection showcases her full-throttle raspy voice, unmatched in today’s musical landscape, and an authentic appreciation for the genre dating back to her youth. Produced and engineered in Nashville by her husband and long-time collaborator Dwayne Strobel, Midnight Blues is a collection of original songs, as well as covers of the Howlin’ Wolf classic “Evil” and her take on Celine Dion’s hit “That’s Just The Woman In Me.”
Full Season Pass: $285
Physical passes will be mailed in August 2023. Please ensure your mailing address on file is correct.
Passes and single tickets may also be purchased over the phone at 780−420−1757 or in-person at EAC Shop & Services — 9930 102 Avenue NW
St. Basil's Cultural Centre
10819 71 Avenue NW