September ushers in autumn, my favourite time of the year. And of course, we’re bringing in the acts I’m most looking forward to (Shhh….don’t tell the others). It’s going to be such a great concert. I’m so excited!
The Schotts are a husband and wife team. He plays the mandolin, fiddle and guitar. She plays guitar. They both sing. His finger picking, their harmonies, a mix of bluegrass, folk and country ballads and good ole’ storytelling = sublime beauty in music. This really is the show I’ve been waiting for.
Many of their songs are about Norfolk County, where they’re from. In fact, since Darrin turned 50 this year, he decided that they wanted to release 50 original fiddle tunes, once a week for a year. Each of them are named after hamlets/villages from Norfolk County. They are proud of where they’re from and it shows.
Darrin has played/recorded with many different artists including The Good Brothers when he was 17, The Ennis Sisters, Stomping’ Tom Connors, Ashley Condon, who we saw earlier in our season and even our favourite, David Francey! And his finger picking is absolutely amazing.
Together with Alison’s sweet vocals they create some beautiful, nostalgic music that you can’t help tapping your feet to or singing along.
Zakary Miller, the opening act, has his own unique sound that he calls “Canadiana swing” with his band (tuba, trombone, trumpet, sax and clarinet and his vocals). It’s a little mix of country twang, swing, jazz and folk. There’s even some yodelling! Can’t imagine what that sounds like? You’ve got to come out to see the show. The fun these guys all have playing together comes through in their music. The music is catchy and playful.
You’ve definitely got to come out to this performance. It’s going to be such a great night of unique music. I can’t help but repeat how excited I am for it.
So come on out on Saturday September 10, 2016
Doors Open: 7pm, Music Starts: 7:30pm
If you want to read their bios and hear some songs, go to their Events Page
Buy Tickets online
Box office hours (Saturday Sept 3, 10: 9am – 12pm)
Phone/text Joe Klages (519) 377-2358
At the Door (if there are any left) the day of the concert