First Nick – John McCutcheon – September 27

The first club of our 35th anniversary season will feature John McCutcheon with opening act Ken Stead.

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John McCutcheon

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.

After teaching himself how to play a mail-order guitar John McCutcheon headed for the classroom of the eastern Kentucky coal camps, union halls, country churches, and square dance halls. His apprenticeship to many of the legendary figures of Appalachian music imbedded a love of not only home-made music, but a sense of community and rootedness. As an instrumentalist, he is a master of a multitude of traditional instruments; including fiddle, banjo, guitar, autoharp, jaw harp and most notably, the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer. His songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the globe. His thirty recordings have garnered every imaginable honor including seven Grammy nominations. His books and instructional materials have introduced budding players to the joys of their own musicality and his commitment to grassroots political organizations has put him on the front lines of many of the issues important to communities and workers.

Ken Stead

Ken Stead

Ken Stead has just released his brand new EP Unfinished. He writes with depth and insight and his strong voice takes his listeners on journeys we do not expect. We are drawn into his quiet charm, his joy with life and the world around him, his faith, and hope that love and peace will always prevail. His songs reflect life’s experiences, his spiritual journey and lessons learned on the road. He delivers in an uplifting and affirming manner that leaves an audience energized, connected and knowing that life is better at the end of the evening than it was at the beginning.

Tickets for the following Fall 2014 Nick shows are also on sale at: Brown Paper Tickets.

Oct 11:   The Fred Eaglesmith Travelling Steam Show with opening act Tif Ginn

Oct 25:   Dala with opening act The Doll Sisters

Nov 8:   Martin Simpson with opening act Shawna Caspi

Nov 22:   Richard Shindell with opening act Kevin John Cook

Fall 2014 Shows and Tickets

Tickets for ALL of the Nick’s Fall 2014 shows go on sale Sept. 12 at 9:00 am on www.brownpapertickets.com.

Sept 27:   John McCutcheon with opening act Ken Stead

Oct 11:   The Fred Eaglesmith Travelling Steam Show with opening act Tif Ginn

Oct 25:   Dala with opening act The Doll Sisters

Nov 8:   Martin Simpson with opening act Shawna Caspi

Nov 22:   Richard Shindell with opening act Kevin John Cook

Colour PDF copies of our Fall 2014 Nick Newsletter are now available on the Newsletters page.

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