Consisting of Mark Kulmala (from Mountain of Wolves) on guitar and voice and Paul Meadows (from Uisca Beatha, The Beauties) on voice and fiddle, My Father’s Son brings us evocative, paired down songs.
They have released their first album, “Heart of Wood” and are currently working on their next album. The album’s themes of fleeting innocence, love’s lost and found, determination, and the simple beauty of the landscape are sure to resonate with listeners.
It should be a great night of music.
Saturday October 13, 2018
Doors Open 7pm
Music at 7:30pm
Rob Szabo has been in the music business with various hats. He has 6 self-produced albums, numerous Juno nominations and a win, Maple Blues Awards, Canadian Folk Music Award for Producer of the Year and the list goes on. He has been a part of two bands, rock funk, “The Groove Daddys” and alt-rock band, “Plascticine”. His taste in music is very eclectic ranging from metal to synth pop to folk. He has produced and co-written on countless albums.
His own music is honest with wry observations.
“Rob makes wry and sometimes pointed observations, with soulful confessionals often sung with a curious blend of hope and melancholy. It is a voice of clarity and of authority, and reminds the audience that there are core truths to be taken from everyday experiences of life and love.” – Jo Beattie AD Coldsnap Festival (Prince George, BC, CANADA)
But we haven’t seen him in concert in this area for awhile. He’s been busy producing and co-writing on various projects and composing for film and TV while performing at a select few concerts. So that means, we are one of the lucky few who will actually get to see him live and in concert! So don’t miss your chance. It’s the final show of our 2018 Season.
Saturday Oct 13, 2018
Doors Open 7pm
Music at 7:30pm
Graham Nicholas was named one of the “Toronto Musicians to watch for in 2018: Singer-Songwriter Edition” in NOW magazine from Toronto. And you get to see him open for Lonesome Ace Stringband on Sat Sept 22!
He’s just released his latest album, “Dial Tones and Pretty Notes”. With his irreverant humour this is storytelling through thoughtful lyrics within the background of country/folk music. It’s a pleasure to listen to this album and will be even better hearing it live.
Get your tickets to see Graham Nicholas opening for The Lonesome Ace Stringband
Sat Sept 22, 2018
Doors Open 7pm
Music Starts 7:30pm
Pat Maloney is hard to pin down to one genre of music. He likes to play around. As he says, “Considering an endless access to a century of popular music, and my love for a wide variety of styles, it would be unfulfilling to pigeon-hole my creativity into one genre of music. I write what comes out naturally without stuffing it into a box. I’m not really a folk singer, I just sound like one sometimes.” – Pat Maloney
So that’s what’s exciting about his shows. You never know what kind of music you will hear. He’s also a great storyteller so his shows are always an interesting time. Incorporating whistling, his guitar and honest lyrics, Pat has built a following across campuses in Canada, USA, UK and Ireland. In fact, winning the Canadian Organization of Campus Activities Singer-Songwriter of the Year twice!
Come on out on Sat July 21 to see it all for yourselves.
Only 5 more days until our Sat July 21 concert. So time to get to know our next artist.
If you are looking for someone genuine and willing to share their life stories then Piper Hayes is that person. She and her partner, Carson Ritcey-Thorpe are the kind of people that share their love of life through the music. Yet they don’t shy away from the hard times and express themselves in such an honest way, the audience feels like they really get to know them through their music. Piper is a strong advocate for mental health hoping to dispel the stigma around it. Piper has formerly released 3 other EPs that have more of a pop feel to them. This newest release, “Piper & Carson” is a reflection of where Piper and Carson are as a couple in life and song-writing. It has more of a folk feel. Check out their latest video, “Big Red”. This is what Piper calls Carson and she wrote this song about him.
We have a week to go until our Sat July 21 concert. So we’ll talk a little bit more about our artists. We’ll go in a different order this time to change it up. So first up will be Jessica Pearson and the East Wind.
Jessica Pearson on guitar, Maddy O’Regan on fiddle and Pat Bigelow on stand-up bass with all of them on vocals are “Jessica Pearson and the East Wind”. They are an up-and-coming band who live in the Ottawa area. They blend folk, roots and Celtic and their own magic to produce their sound. Their debut EP, “Grave and Garden Songs” was released in 2017 and they are now working towards another album release for 2019. Their shows are lively and fun; everyone has a good time. And we know everyone loves harmonies (especially Desboro) so you’ll all be happy to know we’ll get to hear some beautiful harmonies. Check out their latest video below “Cleaning up My Mess”.
If there is one thing all our bands have in common, it is their love of storytelling. JPEW will entertain you with their stories and get your toes tapping with their music. So come on out on Sat July 21 for a night of storytelling and music.
This was the very first show we fully scheduled for 2018 because as soon as Over the Moon said yes, we knew who would be the perfect opener for them, Doris Folkens. Her music is filled with nostalgia and a sweetness and playfulness that perfectly complements Over the Moon’s songs which are also filled with stories and a feeling of nostalgia. Her songs each tell a story, many from her own history. They reflect where she comes from and were told to her by her mom who were told the stories from her mother. Setting the stories to songs is Doris’ way of preserving them. She won Folk Music Ontario’s “Songs from the Heart – Humorous” in 2017 for her song, “Lonesome in the Grave”, which is actually based on a story from a friend. There is a story behind each and every one one of her songs. Her first album, self titled, comes out, right on our concert date, June 1 so you’ll be one of the first to get your hands on it. Check out the video and then come see her live on Friday June 1.
Friday June 1, 2018
Doors Open 7pm
Music starts at 7:30pm
Our opener, Madison may be young but she has been on dozens of stages and has already shared the stage with such names as 54-40 and The Sadies. She’s always been musical and quite talented. Self-taught on harmonica, ukulele and banjo, she can also play the guitar and piano. But don’t forget her voice…she can rock out like Janis Joplin or draw you in like Joni Mitchell with her versatile voice. This is what makes her concerts such fun. This is one girl to watch out for! Check out her two videos below and see how different they can be from each other. Then come join us on Friday April 20 to see this all live!
Get your tickets for a great night of music with Madison and The O’Pears.
Friday April 20, 2018
Doors open 7pm, Music starts at 7:30pm
A young up-and-coming singer-songwriter, Ken Yates has been on the music scene since 2011. He has generated quite a following through house concerts and touring extensively throughout Canada and the States. Through his music, he’s able to create stories that draw you in and keep you entertained. He has just released his second album, “Huntsville” in 2016. He was able to work with Jim Bryson on this album and with Jim’s input, he was allowed to relax and try different things, like playing with a band. Although, he mostly plays solo shows, here is a video of his song, “High on You Under the Moon” with a full band. (and who knows…maybe you’ll see him back in Desboro with a band backing him)
He was just at Summerfolk in Owen Sound in August and if you missed him (or really liked him), now is your chance to see him in an intimate setting without distraction. Come on out to the show on Sat Sept 16.
Desboro Music Hall 2017 Concert SeriesSaturday Sept 16, 2017 All Ages Doors Open: 7pm, Music Starts: 7:30pm
Get Tickets Tickets: Limited Advance: $20 ($17.70 +HST) – SOLD OUT Regular: $25 ($22.12 +HST) – STILL AVAILABLE *Advance tickets are only available up to the Box Office hours the weekend before the show or we run out (Note: there is a limit of 25 advance price tickets)
Naomi is a small town girl from a farming background like many of us from Desboro. Music has been a part of her life since she was young. At the age of eight, she taught herself to yodel and became a two time winner of Western Music Association’s “Youth Yodeler of the Year”. Since then she’s gone on to record 10 albums and open for big name artists like Gene Watson, Marty Stuart, Johnny Burke, Stonewall Jackson, The Good Brothers, Larry Mercey, Gordie Tapp, Bobby Bare, Moe Bandy and many other established country artists. Her love of good ole country and gospel music shines through in every show.
Joining her is the phenomonal Steve Piticco who started playing guitar at the age of eleven. At the age of fifteen, he purchased his Telecaster and that is the same guitar he plays to this day! Those who haven’t seen him will be amazed at his lightning fast fingers. Definitely worth coming to see the show.
Here is a video of Naomi doing a newer country song. Enjoy! Then come join us at Desboro Music Hall on Sat Sept 16.
Desboro Music Hall 2017 Concert Series Saturday Sept 16, 2017