Meet Shawna Caspi

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Shawna Caspi is the veteran in our list of performers.  She has been touring extensively for the last 4 or 5 years so we are lucky to have her make a stop in Desboro.  She even sometimes records her travels in paint!  She likes to take hikes and pictures which she then transforms into paintings […]


Meet Carter & Ben

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We tried to get Ben Turcotte to open one of our shows last year and it just never worked out.  We’re glad that things finally lined up this year and we’re happy to bring this duo to the Desboro Music Hall stage to open for The Redhill Valleys. Carter Rolland and Ben Turcotte met when […]


Meet The Redhill Valleys

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We have actually never met the Redhill Valleys except through their music.  And it is their music which captured our interest.  Each song finds it’s notes from various roots; a bit of country, a bit of folk, some soul and Americana and a touch of rock all meld together with beautiful harmonies to create their […]


Rob Elder is back!

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There’s nothing more to say except our favourite local musician is back!  We’re excited to have Rob Elder back to open a show this year.  Last year you’ll remember he opened up our Season for us.  This year, when we were tossing around names for musicians, we knew that our community liked to support local […]


Meet Sarah MacDougall

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Our June show has a double bill and the second half is the wonderful Sarah MacDougall. Sarah MacDougall is a Swedish born Canadian singer-songwriter, currently living in Whitehorse, Yukon.  She is, as many would say, on the rise. Described by the magazine Rootstime in Belgium as ‘One of the greatest talents of our era”, and […]


Meet Ben Kunder

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So the first time I met Ben Kunder, he was playing “Mayor” in a little musical I was working on called “Seussical”.  Everything about that show was great…from the people to the whole production.  I haven’t seen him since.  But now, fast forward several, several years (marriages and kids) and we have a Music Hall […]


Meet Brontae Hunter

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Brontae Hunter Opening for James Hill & Anne Janelle is Brontae Hunter.  She was one of the Youth Discoveries at Summerfolk in 2016 but that’s not all she’s done. Brontae started singing onstage at age 4, dancing at age 6 and acting at age 7.  And she hasn’t stopped since.  She’s performed on many stages, […]


Meet James & Anne

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So how did they start playing together?  Well, there’s a story… James and Anne were selected to record a track for a compilation album called Classical Ukulele for release in Japan. “If it weren’t for that recording project,” confides Anne, “I don’t think we ever would have started playing together. It just wouldn’t have occurred […]


Meet Anne Janelle

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Anne is a classically trained cellist who got her Masters in cello performance at the University of Ottawa.  She has performed with such artists as Kanye West, Bruce Cockburn and Holly Cole.  She is also a songwriter and just like James, defies genre definitions.  But she incorporates her cello beautifully into all her music. Now […]


Meet James Hill

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Our next musicians, James Hill and Anne Janelle, are not only partners in life and in music they were first solo artists in their own right.  So we thought we would feature them individually before showing you what they can do together.  Their music is hard to put into a box as they both like […]