2014 – 2015 Season Headliners

Tickets for the Fall 2014 shows go on sale Sept. 12 at www.brownpapertickets.com

Upcoming 2014-2015 Headliners!

Sept 27: John McCutcheon

Oct 11: The Fred Eaglesmith Travelling Steam Show

Oct 25: Dala

Nov 8: Martin Simpson

Nov 22: Richard Shindell

Jan 10: 3-in-1 Alberta Performer Night
Joe Nolan
100 mile house
The Travelling Mabels

Jan 24: Wendell and Wheat

Feb 7: Dave Gunning

Feb 21: John Reischman and the Jaybirds

Mar 7: James Hill & Anne Janelle

Mar 21: Old Man Luedecke

Apr 18: The Bills

Apr 25: Patrons’ Night

Next Nick Concert – Michael Jerome Browne – April 5

Our next concert at the Nick will feature Michael Jerome Browne with opening act Jimmy Whiffen.

Michael Jerome Browne

Michael Jerome Browne

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

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.

Michael Jerome Browne won the 2008 Canadian Folk Music Award for Solo Artist of the Year. He’s a Maple Blues Acoustic Artist Award Winner, International Blues Challenge Semi-Finalist and three time Juno Award Nominee in both the roots and blues categories. Michael is a multi-instrumentalist, a songwriter, and a living encyclopedia of American Roots music. Whether he’s gliding a slide across his national guitar, pulling his bow over the fiddle strings to play a lively Cajun waltz, or frailing away on his gourd banjo Michael’s passion and virtuosity always shine through. In the true tradition of folk music, his performances inspire us to see the interconnections between the many cultures and influences that gave birth to American Roots Music. Gospel, Blues, Old-Time, Country, Soul and Cajun, expect to hear all of this and more from a performer who’s been called a street-smart archivist and an absolute treasure.

Jimmy Whiffen

Jimmy Whiffen

Jimmy Whiffen has opened for artists as diverse as The Irish Descendents, Streetheart, Randy Travis, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Although the writing embraces fantasy to some degree, it is about keeping it real for the most part. Real and simple keeps it in tune with the people. He’s been influenced by some of the best country and rock tunes ever written and it shows. With over 6000 gigs, countless miles in the rear view mirror and the hole in his guitar, the primary sound is country. His CD It’s A Living, It Ain’t No Life was released in 2013.

Next Nick Concert – Caladh Nua – March 22

Our next concert at the Nick will feature Caladh Nua with opening act Jim Serediak with Jamie Philp.

Caladh Nua

Caladh Nua

Here’s a video of Caladh Nua performing “The Cruel Lowland Maid”.

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

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.

Caladh Nua - pronounced: Coll-ah Noo-Ah (meaning ‘New Harbour’ or ‘New Haven’) is a tightly-knit, vibrant and talented band with its origins deeply rooted in the south-eastern counties of Ireland. Comprising five versatile musicians and singers playing a wide selection of instruments, the band has captured the essential qualities of traditional Irish music and balanced them finely with an innovative contemporary styling. Caladh Nua has cast a uniquely captivating net of Irish music and song to an ever receptive and increasing worldwide audience. Caladh Nua are Eoin O’Meachair on tenor banjo, whistles and vocals, Paddy Tutty on fiddle and bodhran, Lisa Butler on lead vocals and fiddle, Derek Morrissey on button accordion and Colm O’Caoimh on guitar. Performing a vast repertoire of haunting songs and evocative tunes the band continues to lead their listeners on a musical escapade through a sound-scape of their own creation

Jim Serediak

Jim Serediak

Jim Serediak has been writing songs and finger-style guitar instrumentals since receiving his first guitar at age eleven. Some Kind of Divine Cycle explored issues of indigenous peoples, conservation of nature and Jim’s observations of the cycle of life. In The Transcendent Sky, songs of love, life and a deep passion for the natural world are interspersed with evocative guitar instrumentals. Jim seeks to sooth the spirit while creating fine lyrical etchings that dig for a deeper understanding of our existence and journeys. His latest CD, Angels Behold, was released in November. Jim will be joined at the Nick by guitarist Jamie Philp.

Tickets for our final 2013-14 concert are on sale at Brown Paper Tickets.

Apr 5                     Michael Jerome Browne with opening act Jimmy Whiffen

Next Nick Concert – Karen Savoca – March 8

Our next concert at the Nick will feature Karen Savoca with opening act Jasmine Whenham.

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

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.

Here’s a video of Karen Savoca & Pete Heitzman 02/07/09 at the Mabel Tainter Theater, Menomonie, WI.

Grit and sensitivity. Percussion and groove. Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman play soul, r&b, roots and world rhythms, conjuring a communion between audience and stage. With their band The Minds Eye, they performed original songs to a packed house every Monday for seven years, reveling in patrons’ enthusiastic dancing and improvised call and response routines.That chemistry sparked an enchanted scene at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival when 10,000 people spontaneously removed their shoes and waved them over their heads.

Acoustic Guitar magazine calls Heitzman “A true virtuoso of groove, with a sly touch that, combined with Savoca’s in-the-pocket drumming and spectacularly soulful vocals, gives the duo the impact of a four-piece band.”

Karen Savoca pours her heart into a song and her songs draw you into a world of humor and compassion, shared with grace and ease, as though you’ve been invited to her table for supper.

Jasmine Whenham

Jasmine Whenham

Songwriter Jasmine Whenham writes, plays, and sings her stories from the heart, in such a way that listeners adopt them as their own. Her most recent release, Bandaids , tells a hopeful story of coming to terms with grief. Inspired by her own experiences, the recording is an intimate and insightful view into Jasmine’s life and heart. We hear her stories, we remember our own. In 2013, Jasmine was invited to play at the Beaumont Blues Festival, the East Coulee SpringFest, and the Canadian Rockies International Rodeo, and she was recognized as one of Edmonton’s top 20 artists by CBC’s Searchlight Contest.

Tickets for the following 2014 concerts are on sale at Brown Paper Tickets.

Mar 22                  Caladh Nua with opening act Jim Serediak with Jamie Philp

Apr 5                     Michael Jerome Browne with opening act Jimmy Whiffen

Next Nick Concert – J.P. Cormier – February 22 – Sold Out!

Our next concert at the Nick will feature J.P. Cormier with opening act Jake Peters.

J.P. Cormier

J.P. Cormier

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 now sold out.

**Occasionally, patrons purchase advance tickets they are unable to use and, as a result, tickets can become available at the door but there are no guarantees.  Our admission volunteers will keep track of patrons hoping to secure such tickets, first-come, first-serve.**

J.P. Cormier’s lyrics and melodies illicit every emotion you can muster as he paints pictures of loves lost, towns disbanded, fishermen killed by their trade and the most important moments of his own life. He’s won 12 East Coast Music Awards, 5 Music Nova Scotia Awards, and a Canadian Folk Music Award. His album, Another Morning, was nominated for a Juno in 1998 and has since sold nearly 100,000 copies. J.P. has won more than 30 awards in 20 years of fiddle, guitar, banjo, and song-writing competitions. He begins an instrumental and you realize that this man is not just a singer or a songwriter. As his fingers fly, with such speed and precision, upon each instrument in turn, you get another picture—one of pure joy and boundless energy; total spiritual abandon bordering in its execution on genius.

Jake Peters

Jake Peters

Singer-songwriter Jake Peters is an award-winning guitar and banjo-picker, anything with strings is fair game to Jake.  His latest additions includes the oud, sas, dombra and barabat – all hailing from the Middle East.  Jake has worked with Pavlo, Cindy Church, Dick Damron, Pam Tillis, Lisa Brokop, Randy Travis, Randy Bachman and Dennis Agajanian.  His finesse not only lies with his creative ability – styles include bluegrass, blues, celtic, classical, folk, gospel, and Spanish – but also displays his talents as a fine, meticulous Luthier.   His ability as a musician is a delight to watch, hear and feel.

Tickets for the following 2014 concerts are on sale at Brown Paper Tickets.

Mar 8                    Karen Savoca with opening act Jasmine Whenham

Mar 22                  Caladh Nua with opening act Jim Serediak with Jamie Philp

Apr 5                     Michael Jerome Browne with opening act Jimmy Whiffen