Next Concert November 26 The Marc Atkinson Trio and Natasha Sayer

Our next concert at the Nick will feature The Marc Atkinson Trio with opener  Natasha Sayer

All Nick concerts are held at the Crescent Heights Community Hall, 1101 2nd St. N.W. Doors open at 7:00 and showtime is 7:30.

Tickets for this final fall 2016 concert are on sale now through Brown Paper Tickets.

The Marc Atkinson Trio

The Marc Atkinson Trio

Marc Atkinson is the JUNO-nominated, Western Canadian award-winning musician, leader and composer of the Marc Atkinson Trio and co-founder of The Bills. The music of this virtuosic group is melodically captivating, sensually charged and ferociously, awe-inspiring. Marc and the Trio have just released their fourth CD, The Marc Atkinson Trio IV. The compositions on this CD are punchy, driving and rhythmically inventive. The new CD includes 11 Marc Atkinson original compositions and one impressive rearrangement of a Russian Rag. The tunes have a fiery but elegant guitar style, infused with a catchy blend of influences. Atkinson’s picking has been described as flawless, surprise-filled, sizzling and supremely melodic. His music is original, complex and challenging in its conception and delivery but remains accessible and absorbing. The music of the Marc Atkinson Trio good-naturedly welcomes all listeners aboard for an intriguing, exhilarating and unforgettable ride.

Natasha Sayer

Natasha Sayer

Songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Natasha Sayer has been writing music since she was a very young girl. In the opening track of her new album Notes to Self, Natasha remembers composing melodies, imagining notes dancing between Telephone Pole Barlines on epic car rides to Saskatchewan around the age of six. She currently performs with two local bands: harmony favourites Magnolia Buckskin and eclectic indie pop group The Fragments. She is known for her powerful vocals, unforgettable melodies and her ability to engage an audience. Her children’s album, Big Bad Bantam Rooster was nominated for a 2009 Canadian Folk Music Award.

The Once with opener The Andrew Collins Trio November 12 – SOLD OUT!

The Once

The Once

This Newfoundland-based band has collected a trio of Canadian Folk Music Awards, been named Newfoundland & Labrador Art Council’s Artist of the Year and earned a Juno nomination for best Roots and Traditional album. Geraldine Hollett, Andrew Dale and Phil Churchill have released Departures, which proves to be a fitting title. The songs themselves often touch upon a sense of departure—whether it is in a poignant tribute to someone who has died, a vivid tale of murder, a song to a loved one left behind or a tune about leaving someone. The Once remains rooted in its essential musical elements. Hollett is an incandescent and captivating singer who has brought comparisons to such iconic Americana stylists as Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch and Emmylou Harris. The trio’s gorgeous harmonies and spirited instrumentation supplied by Dale and Churchill utilize guitars, mandolins, banjos and bouzouki build a rich musical tapestry.

The Andrew Collins Trio

The Andrew Collins Trio

As a solo recording artist and a founding member of the Creaking Tree String Quartet and the Foggy Hogtown Boys, Andrew has earned five Canadian Folk Music Awards and five Juno nominations. Andrew has teamed up with Mike Mezzatesta and James McEleney to form the Andrew Collins Trio. Committed to the innovation of new acoustic music, this ensemble has joined forces to create a compelling body of work that blurs the lines between bluegrass, jazz, old-time, folk, celtic and classical music. Their debut release A Play On Words won the 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award for instrumental album of the year.

This fall it was announced that The Andrew Collins Trio had been nominated for the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Award for Instrumental Group of the Year.

Tickets for our final fall 2016 concert are on sale now through Brown Paper Tickets.

November 26:  The Marc Atkinson Trio with opener  Natasha Sayer

The Marc Atkinson Trio

The Marc Atkinson Trio

James Keelaghan with opener Scott MacKay October 29 – SOLD OUT!

James Keelaghan

James Keelaghan

Called Canada’s finest singer-songwriter, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion, intent, intensity, and curiosity. Keelaghan forges his pieces with brilliantly defined craftsmanship and a monogrammed artistic vision, making him one of the most distinctive and readily identifiable voices of the Canadian scene. Armed with a songbook that has enlightened and enthralled, and been embraced, by audiences around the world, Keelaghan’s life as an artist is one that is a perpetual journey on so many levels. Most importantly it’s a journey that has invited fans of literate and layered songwriting to be a part of his artistic expeditions, some that weave their way through marvelously etched stories of a historical nature with underlying universal themes, and others that mine the depths of the soul and the emotional trails of human relations.  James will be accompanied by old friend Hugh McMillan from Spirit of the West.

Scott MacKay

Scott MacKay

Oh I’ll forgive her on the day the Devil gets on his knees to pray… With one dark, cold and chilling line you are introduced to the simple, elegant music of Scott MacKay. MacKay’s country-ish songs are standouts, riddled with one-liners that catch the sun like a freshly polished cleaver. His album Twin features fiddle, banjo and the haunting harmonies of Scott’s twin brother, Ben. With a unique voice that croons and swoons, Scott is dark and light, new but old, a bit of Johnny Cash with threads of Roy Orbison woven into the mystery of a Ray Bradbury novel.

NICK FALL NEWSLETTER PDF 

Here’s a PDF of our Nick Fall 2016 newsletter.  This is an interactive document. Clicking on the pictures of the performers on pages 2-4 links to their sites.   Nick 2016-2017 Fall Newsletter

Tickets for the following fall 2016 concert are on sale now through Brown Paper Tickets.

November 12:  The Once with opener The Andrew Collins Trio       SOLD OUT!

November 26:  The Marc Atkinson Trio with opener  Natasha Sayer

Vocal Harmony Workshop With The Once

Newfoundland’s multi-award winning folk trio, The Once, is acclaimed for its stellar vocal harmonies. Come share an intimate day with Geraldine, Andrew and Phil; learn their insights, techniques for building and performing vocal harmony.

Saturday November 12, 2016
9:30 – 2:30 pm Dalhousie Community Centre, 5432 Dalhart Road N.W.

$100, (plus service fee) Limited to 30 participants.

To purchase a ticket, visit the Calgary Folk Club website.

The Once will perform at the Nick that evening.

Next Nick Concert – October 15 – The Small Glories and Andrew Smith

Our next concert at the Nick will feature The Small Glories with opener Andrew Smith.

All Nick concerts are held at the Crescent Heights Community Hall, 1101 2nd St. N.W. Doors open at 7:00 and showtime is 7:30.

Tickets for this concert are on sale through Brown Paper Tickets.

The Small Glories

The Small Glories

They are a study in contrasts. Cara Luft, wholesome, ebullient and engaging; and JD Edwards looking like a cross between a biker and long-haul trucker. At first glance few would peg them for a highly creative musical partnership. And yet, with a dozen criticallyacclaimed albums between them, they have teamed up to form The Small Glories. Juno Award winner, co-founder of folk trio The Wailin’ Jennys, Cara Luft has earned a solid reputation as an exciting live performer, accomplished guitarist, clawhammer banjo player, and insightfully honest songwriter. Her style of presentation combines her appealingly infectious personality and wild sense of humour with mesmerizing songcraft. Fronting the JD Edwards Band since 2006, JD is a versatile singer/songwriter who has earned praise far and wide for his down home, straightforward songwriting style and superb vocal ability in a variety of genres, from country and blues to folk and rock.

In September it was announced that The Small Glories had been honored with two Canadian Folk Music Award nominations for English Songwriter of the Year and New Emerging Artist of the Year.

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Andrew first caught our ears as a member of Smith, Funk & Strauss and later in an accomplished indie-folk duo with his son Zachari. Their second CD Stumbling Horse was released in the spring of 2014 leading to Canadian and European tours. Andrew is an accomplished singer songwriter, and captivating tap-style guitarist. His instrumental CD escape velocity won him the Okanagan Instrumental Artist Award and has been nominated for many international awards. He is one of the few Canadians to have won the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition with his songs Rite of Passage and Holes in the Night Sky.

NICK FALL NEWSLETTER PDF 

Here’s a PDF of our Nick Fall 2016 newsletter.  This is an interactive document. Clicking on the pictures of the performers on pages 2-4 links to their sites.   Nick 2016-2017 Fall Newsletter

Tickets for the following winter 2016 concert are on sale now through Brown Paper Tickets.

October 29:  James Keelaghan with opener Scott MacKay

November 12:  The Once with opener The Andrew Collins Trio 

November 26:  The Marc Atkinson Trio with opener  Natasha Sayer

Vocal Harmony Workshop With The Once

Newfoundland’s multi-award winning folk trio, The Once, is acclaimed for its stellar vocal harmonies. Come share an intimate day with Geraldine, Andrew and Phil; learn their insights, techniques for building and performing vocal harmony.

Saturday November 12, 2016
9:30 – 2:30 pm Dalhousie Community Centre, 5432 Dalhart Road N.W.

$100, (plus service fee) Limited to 30 participants.

To purchase a ticket, visit the Calgary Folk Club website.

The Once will perform at the Nick that evening.

2016-2017 Nick Season ! Fall tickets on sale Now!!

Season Tickets have been mailed out.  If you have not received yours, just come to the club on Saturday, we have you on our list.  

Tickets are still available for the Guy Davis and Mohsin Zaman concert this Saturday.

$25 advance tickets for ALL 2016 performances are now on sale through Brown Paper Tickets .

The Nick is sending out email updates about all our events, sign up by sending an email request to: <info@thenick.ca>

Our Fall 2016-2017 Newsletter is available here

Here are our 37th anniversary season headliners!!  Openers will be added as they are confirmed.

October 1:  Guy Davis with opener Mohsin Zaman

October 15:  The Small Glories with opener Andrew Smith

October 29:  James Keelaghan with opener Scott MacKay

November 12:  The Once with opener The Andrew Collins Trio 

November 26:  The Marc Atkinson Trio with opener Natasha Sayer

January 14:  Little Miss Higgins and the Winnipeg Five with opener Ariana Brophy

January 28:  Catherine MacLellan 

February 11:  Shari Ulrich 

February 25:  The Slocan Ramblers 

March 11:  John Wort Hannam with opener Joel Fafard 

March 25:  Oh Susanna 

April 8:  Pharis and Jason Romero