Thrilled to be sharing the stage at The Painted Lady with Toronto-based singer-songwriter, EDITH! Doors open at 6:30pm. 7pm: EDITH 8pm: Erika Lamon. Cover is $10 and tickets can be purchased at the door. Find out more on the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/887792591563737/
EDITH is a new folk project based out of the GTA. The recently created alter ego of Sarah Fazackerley, an otherwise blues/rock singer-songwriter who has performed in events over the years such as Mariposa Folk Festival, 94.9 The Rock's Generation Next Series, and many others, taps into the beauty of modern alternative folk and embellishes it with ethereal guitar tones and honest lyrics. Currently working on an album, EDITH plans to launch into the recording process by Summer 2019, and release a debut single before the Fall. Instagram: @edith.folk
Doors open at 7:30pm and there will be music from 8pm-10:30pm. Max Nolet will be kicking off the night from 8pm-8:30pm and I’ll be playing from 8:45pm to 10:30pm. Backdrop Food & Drink is a funky, urban space smack in the middle of Centertown, Ottawa.
I’ll be playing at Something Else Records along with the wonderful singer-songwriter, Aaron Cockburn. Cover is $10. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm. Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/322710878666064/
Meet the Musicians:
Aaron Cockburn is a musician and poet currently based in Ottawa. His work travels between the mundane the mystical, the subtle stream of consciousness and the disarmingly direct. His tools are his dynamic voice, his skillful guitar playing and his song writing and arrangements. He has played all over North America, in small, intimate venues and large theatres. This event will see him accompanied by Chris Pond on upright bass and Angela Schleihauf on oboe and english horn. Latest self-produced bedroom record can be listened to here
Currently working on, and will be performing mainly new material at this event.
Join us in an intimate concert at Musiikki Café as part of the music series “She’s Listening”. She’s Listening is in support of Ovarian Cancer Canada. Cost is $10 or pay what you can and proceeds will be donated to Ovarian Cancer Canada.
Erika Lamon will be performing from 3:20 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. for this wonderful (and free!) event. Find out more on the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/648357815541066/
This will be the third Kingston event tied to the 100 Thousand Poets for Change global and annual event. It will again include poetry and music around this global event’s themes: social change, peace, environmental awareness and sustainability, and social injustice. The event will feature 4 musical acts, a film projection with a live musical interpretation, and 2 dozen themed poetry readings spread throughout an afternoon and then evening full performance in the sanctuary portion of The Spire.
Donation boxes for Youth Diversion, 99 York Street, and Martha's Table, three local - socially conscious organizations, will be in place for anyone wishing to contribute to their causes. Info about them will be included. And there will be a box for The Spire for the community work it does and the space it provides.
AFTERNOON SESSION - (Following SAPPH DECAF times are approximate)
1:30 pm ---- Doors open
1:55-2:00 ---- Welcome
2:00-2:20 - Music - SAPPH DECAF (Haley Sarfeld & Steph Keilhack)
2:20-3:20 - Poets - Donald Mitchell, Anne Graham, Meg Freer, Bob MacKenzie, Jennie Marshall, Elizabeth Greene
3:20-3:40 - Music - Erika Lamon
3:40-3:55 ------ Break >>>>
4:00-5:00 - Poets - Deidre Reitav, Eugene Cornacchia, Sasha Hill, Robert Millard, Judith Popiel, Leyla Pavão Chisamore,Tara Kainer
5:00-5:20 - Music - Ollin Soundscape – (singing bowls, drums, pre-Hispanic instruments, and singing in the Náhuatl language) - Yessica Rivera Belsham
5:20-5:25 - Short Closing Remarks
5:25-6:55 - Intermission >>>>>>>> (doors remain open)
EVENING SESSION - (Following Skeye Projects, times are approximate)
6:55-7:00 ------ Short Opening Remarks
7:00-7:20 - Art video/Music – "Skeye Projects – The Spire" (a floating video projection with a live musical interpretation) Don Maynard artist-filmmaker, Claire Bouvier musical lead
7:20-8:20 - Poets - Barbara Lorraine Laing, Andrea O’Farrell, Paul Kelley, Yessica Rivera Belsham, Sarah Brown Dunkley
8:20-8:35 ------ Break >>>>
8:35-9:40 - Poets - Bethmarie Michalska, Alyssa Cooper, Billie Kearns, Haley Sarfeld, Chantel Lavoie, Bruce Kauffman
9:40-10:00 - Music - Irwin Streight
10:00-10:00 Final Short Closing Remarks
Erika will be performing from 3:30 p.m. to 3:55 p.m.
The festival’s entire lineup:
11am-11:25: Jennie Marshall
11:30-11:55: Lynne & Mara
12pm-12:25: Savannah Shea
12:30-12:55: Deb Fredericks
1pm-1:25: Olivia Moore
1:30-1:55: Kingston Bellydance Collective
2:00-2:25: Glenna Green
2:30-2:55: Jeanine Noyes
3:00-3:25: Dympna McConnell
3:30-3:55: Erika Lamon
4-4:30: Paula Wood.
What is the Kingston Women’s Art Festival about?
~ Celebrating women's creativity through the arts
~ Providing a forum for artists to display their work and meet
~ Encouraging women to meet, exchange ideas and connect with
~ Fundraising for local women's organizations
Find out more on the Facebook event:
Chicago garage power pop duo North by North returns to Kingston, presented by The Mansion Kingston. Featuring:
Deux Trois is Nadia Pacey of Konig, Benjamin Nelson of PS I Love You, & Ben Webb of Carvings. Check out their music HERE!
North By North (Chicago, IL)
Check out their music on Bandcamp HERE or Spotify HERE!
The Strange Happenings
Check out their Youtube channel HERE.
Erika Lamon and the singer-songwriter duo from Toronto, Tay Sera (https://taysera.bandcamp.com/releases), will be performing live at the Lodge, bringing some highlights on this summer night.
Erika Lamon is a soulful folk-pop singer-songwriter based out of Kingston, Ontario. Her first steps onto the music scene were taken when she was accepted into the Franco-Ontarian artist residency, Ontario Pop (now Rond Point), in 2013. Since then, her music has taken her all the way from North America’s largest Francophone music festival, to the more intimate settings of the festivals, pubs and cafés of her hometown.
In 2016, she released her first single, “Strangers Know”, a moody and shimmering pop song infused with Dido and Jewel undertones. Her self-titled debut EP, released in October 2017, was met with the enthusiasm and appreciation of listeners. While many at the release party were singing along to their personal favourites, some were discovering Erika’s artistry for the first time, and leaving that night with the feeling that there were “stages and shows much bigger” in Erika’s future.
Based in Toronto, Ontario, Tay Sera is a quirky acoustic duo straddling the line between folk-pop and jazz/blues. Taylor takes a sweet yet sultry lead on vocals, with Justin's powerful harmonies to
bring both original and cover songs to life. Their passionate, energetic performances began in the summer of 2016, with an
impromptu campfire gathering in Ontario's cottage country. They've since been busy writing, recording, and touring throughout Ontario and the East Coast, playing shows at cafes, breweries, and private events, including weddings, fundraisers, and corporate functions.
Catch these three soulful singer-songwriters as they take the stage Saturday, May 26th at The Mansion! Cover is $5 at the door or pay what you can.
10PM: Erika Lamon
11PM: Michael C. Duguay
MICHAEL C. DUGUAY
Formerly a sought-after, globetrotting, multi instrumentalist and composer, currently based in Kingston, Ontario, Michael C. Duguay has returned to the Canadian music landscape after an extended absence with a litany of new material, drawing on influences much older than himself, experience beyond his years, and the support of a collective of seasoned players. Michael serves honest, well-crafted songs that, like those of our greatest songwriters, address the complexities of human longings and matters of the heart in conflict with itself. His voice moves with grace and grit, telling stories in song that speak to the soul.
Listen to his music here: https://michaelchristopherduguay.bandcamp.com/
Erika Lamon is a soulful adult pop and acoustic folk-pop singer/songwriter based out of Kingston, CA. Find out more at www.erikalamon.com. Listen to her music here: https://open.spotify.com/user/erikalamonmusic/playlist/0klzqhMuhhpVN5ZSRmG1vY
Listen to her music here: https://silkaweil.bandcamp.com/releases
Looking forward to this singer-songwriter circle with Ray Harris and Pat Johnson! 3 artists on the stage simultaneously. Sharing original songs and stories. Discussing the muse and craft of songwriting. This evening will be hosted by Pat Johnson, our hope is engage and inform the audience in the process of entertaining them! Click HERE for more info!
The musical lineup for this benefit show will include: Erika Lamon, Paula Wood, Dennis Clark, Ricky Brant, and Savannah Shea. The comedy lineup will include: Al Babcock, Heather Hurst, Kevin Irwin, Derek MacFarlane, Taylor Norris, among other special guests.
There will be raffles, prizes, 50/50 and more! Come out in support of this touching event for an even more touching and important cause.
I'm so excited to be performing as one of the three performers in the Tuesday night showcase! Tickets are $50 and include entry to both nights (Monday and Tuesday).
"The Music Symposium runs a course of two evenings beginning Monday November 13th with an emphasis on US Major Labels Then and Now. Also showcasing 3 local acts each evening. Aspiring artists and their support networks, Engineers, Producers, Mixers and overall Music fans."
Erika Lamon will be having her self-titled EP release party at Musiikki Café on Saturday, October 21st 2017! The EP, a long awaited first for the singer-songwriter, is a collection of folky, mature and soulful pop songs accumulated during the past 3 years. Opening the show will be local singer-songwriter, Justin André. Erika Lamon and guitarist Max Nolet are also really excited to be joined by drummer Martin Laforest and basist, Alexander Tikhnenko!
8PM: Justin André
9:30PM: Erika Lamon and Max Nolet
Special Guests: Martin Laforest (drummer) and Alexander Tikhnenko (bassist)
Hard copies of the EP will be on sale for $5 at the event!
It's been a long time since I last played in Brockville, but it'll be great to get back to my roots for my first EP release! Cover is free, though donations are hugely appreciated!
8:30pm: Erika Lamon
A little about the Spitfire Café: "Cafe, food and music, with a retro twist! Now fully licence, we are always looking for some tasty specialty coffees to make or new cocktails (nothing can beat a Dark & Stormy or a Shandy!). We are specialized in vegan and vegetarian food with a great selection of gluten free products. Ask us about our delicious grilled cheeses (we do vegan ones!), homemade soups, desserts and coffees."
I'll be playing a joint show with Tay Sera at Musiikki Café Sept. 1st 2017! :)
Tay Sera: In 2016, Tay Sera began recording a selection of original songs for her debut EP (release date: March 31st 2017). "Fix It" is a lyric to the song No Upgrades, but it encompasses the overall theme of the EP: fixing what's broken, moving on from what you could've fixed but didn't, and taking the risk on something that may leave you broken because even broken hearts can be fixed.
Thrilled to be performing in the Homegrown Live Music Festival this year! Homegrown is a one-day festival with multiple venues where audiences can enjoy everything from alternative to blues, rock to jazz and everything in between. Each participating venue features performers of similar genres. I'll be performing at Sir John A Public House. All proceeds raised during the festival go to Joe's M.I.L.L!
Though I'll be playing at 8:45PM, there will be tons of great acts playing at various venues throughout the day. Check out the rest of the lineup here!
Excited to be sharing the stage with Rocky High & The Northern Lights at Musiikki Café on April 21st 2017! Rocky High & The Northern Lights is a six-piece progressive-folk band from the backwoods of Soperton, Ontario. They are currently recording their first EP which will be released in the summer of 2017. Their music comes from the wind through cedar and pine, quiet lakes, long drives, and the fields they work every day.
Really looking forward to sharing a show with talented local singer-songwriter, Matt VanSchaik!
A little about VanSchaik: Matt VanSchaik’s music follows the finger style folk tradition with influences including Iron and Wine and The Tallest Man On Earth. Playing such illustrious events as the Spark House Living Room Sessions, as well as the the Bulkley Valley Farmers’ Market, his audiences seldom complain. A self-proclaimed one-trick-pony, VanSchaik’s rhythmic monologues depict the subtle beauty of romantic relationships and the glaring horror of climate change - a surprisingly tasteful mix.