The Family Crest
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The brainchild of Liam McCormick, The Family Crest was started as a recording project in 2009, along with co-founder John Seeterlin (bass). The duo set out to reinvent how music could be created. “We always liked getting a bunch of people together and singing. So we put out ads everywhere,” says McCormick. The outcome was greater than they thought possible, with 80 people credited on the first recording. From that a seven-piece band emerged, with over 400 “Extended Family” members who have contributed to the music.
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Wilderness was born from the words of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Charles Bukowski, Irvine Welsh and other prolific 20th century writers. Through dedication and optimism, The Wilderness has completed the transformation from 4 university students to a fully formed indie rock band with the release of their debut full length album, “Saxton’s River”. With influences spanning an esoteric musical spectrum, The Wilderness will continue to reinvent itself and seek to draw in an audience that can handle the ride.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats practically explode with a deep and primal soulfulness. Their stunning work isn’t just soul stirring, it’s also soul baring. So, it’s entirely fitting that their self-titled album will bear the iconic logo of Stax Records, because at certain moments Rateliff seems to be channeling soul greats like Otis Redding and Sam & Dave. But as this gifted multi-instrumentalist honours the legacy of the legendary Memphis label, he’s also setting out into audacious new territory.
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Juno nominee Jenn Grant, has released four albums. Her most recent, and first US released record, ‘The Beautiful Wild’—a departure from the wonderfully giddy blush of her previous album ‘Honeymoon Punch’—won the East Coast Music Award (ECMA) POP Recording of the year. On this album, Jenn’s iridescent voice continues to sparkle over adventurous layers of harp, sitar and flute. Grant’s intuitive ability to express emotion has helped to define her as one of Canada’s premiere vocalists.
9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Jack Johnson grew up surfing and playing guitar in Hawaii. Since 2001, he has released six studio albums and two live albums that have sold over 25-million copies worldwide. Jack’s recent album, ‘From Here To Now To You’, debuted #1 on the Billboard Top-200 Albums chart, Johnson’s fourth chart-topping album to date. His Brushfire Records label and touring crew have been leaders in the greening of the music industry and his “All At Once” social action network connects fans with local non-profits at each tour stop. Jack, with his wife Kim, founded the Kokua Hawaii Foundation to support environmental education in Hawaii’s schools and communities, as well as the Johnson Ohana Foundation to support environmental, art, and music education worldwide.
Honey & Rust
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Made up of Jo Beattie and Cristy Williams, Honey & Rust are an Ottawa-based Roots Rock band that formed in September 2014.. Country and Rock runs in their blood; Jo from Saskatchewan and Cristy from small towns like Athens, Ontario. They aren’t afraid to cross genre lines to sing and play the music that makes them shine on stage and keeps the audience dancing.
The Suitcase Junket
10:15 pm – 11:30 pm
The Suitcase Junket is Matt Lorenz: artist, tinkerer, swamp Yankee, one-man band. His is the road worn voice rising over the grind of a tube-amped dumpster guitar, with wild double pitches of throat singing. From The Suitcase Junket’s penchant for thrift and ingenuity comes this full-length album?Matt’s debut at Signature Sounds of original rock anthems, mountain ballads, blues manifestos and dance hall festivity, played on instruments built of broken bottles, twisted forks, dried bones, gas cans, shoes, saw blades, a toy keyboard, and an overhead compartment’s worth of luggage!