Next Concert – April 25 – Patrons’ Night!

Haida Gwaii Cabin and Martin D18

Haida Gwaii Cabin and Martin D18

The final concert of our 2014-2015 season will present our second Nickelodeon Patrons’ Night, featuring performances by 12 patrons and Nick volunteers.  Several of our performers have released, or are working on CD’s and some have only played ’round the campfire.  Each set will see the performers on stage together and they’ll play, in the round, with each act doing two songs.  At the end of the third set we’ll invite all of the performers from all three sets back to the stage to perform a finale song we can all sing together with the audience.

$15 tickets for this concert are on sale at Brown Paper Tickets.

Nick Season Ticket holders can gain admission to this special event as always.

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 are our Patrons’ Night performers!

Vic Bell

(A secretive patron)

Dave Foster

Alex Koddo & Barry Hertz

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Elizabeth Brennan

Milada Risan

Karen Mills

Tessitura (Doug Baker, Fiona McGinn & Murray Little)

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Poor Boy (Don Gowan and Audrey Guagliano)

Will Mehew

Vanessa Cardui

The Still Waters (Dianne Quinton and Peter May)

FINALE:  The entire ensemble!

Next Nick Concert – The Bills – April 18 – Sold Out!

Our next concert at the Nick will feature The Bills with opening act Lizzy Hoyt.

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. If you have tickets you wish to sell you could post a note on the Nick Facebook or Twitter links.**

The Bills

The Bills

The Bills are renowned among fans for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, exuberant live performances, evocative songwriting, and a refreshing sound that transcends musical boundaries and defies simple categorization. The Bills are: Marc Atkinson (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Adrian Dolan (fiddle, accordion, piano, vocals), Chris Frye (guitar, lead vocals), Richard Moody (violin, viola, vocals), and Scott White (upright bass, vocals). Their albums, Let Em Run and All Day Every Day, each garnered Juno nominations. Their latest CD, Yes Please, offers up twelve original compositions and a seductive arrangement of a medley of gypsy-jazz ballads. The Bills’ often-collaborative originals coax sublime beauty, energy and rhythm out of their instruments and layered vocal harmonies. A Bills live show is a legendary experience. Since forming in 1996, the band has delighted theatre and festival audiences from Copenhagen to California, with their breathtaking musical explorations and their unscripted onstage wit and charm.

Lizzy Hoyt

Lizzy Hoyt

Lizzy Hoyt won Best Female Artist at the 8th International Acoustic Music Awards and was a Canadian Folk Music Award nominee for Traditional Singer of the Year. With the voice of an angel, Lizzy delivers music and stories with soaring melodies rooted in Celtic and folk traditions. Her fourth album, New Lady on the Prairie demonstrates a mature and refined ‘transatlantic’ sound that blends influences from Celtic, bluegrass and folk traditions. The title track, inspired by Lizzy’s great great aunt immigrating to Canada from Ireland in the early 1900s, demonstrates her ability to craft songs that are touching, poignant, and lyrically rich.

Tickets for the following 2015 Nick show are also on sale at: Brown Paper Tickets.

Apr 25:  Patrons’ Night.

Next Nick Concert – Old Man Luedecke – March 21

Our next concert at the Nick will feature  Old Man Luedecke with opening act The Command Sisters.

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 at Brown Paper Tickets.

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Old Man Luedecke

Old Man Luedecke’s CD’s Proof of Love and My Hands are on Fire and Other Love Songs both won Roots and Traditional Solo Juno Awards.  His latest album, Tender Is The Night, goes beyond his beloved solo, banjo-driven folk tunes. Driving a Nashville band from beginning to end, this is an artist honing his cunning lyrical flair – tenderly pushing the boundaries of his storytelling with his unique mix of folk, bluegrass and pop hooks.  With skillful precision and a storyteller’s heart, Luedecke’s narrative-driven folk songs are playful, coy, and soul warming. Rich in metaphor, heart and instrumentation, Tender Is The Night muses on love, art and purpose.  The album received two Canadian Folk Music Award nominations for Contemporary Singer of the Year and English Songwriter of the Year and won two East Coast Music Awards for Folk Recording of the year and Album of the Year.

The Command Sisters

The Command Sisters

The Command Sisters, Charlotte and Sarah, feature wicked sibling harmonies and songwriting that earned them a Nashville publishing deal at ages 12 and 15.  They won a 2013 Rising Star Edmonton Music Award and the John Lennon Bus Songwriting Contest, and Charlotte’s song White Dress was a finalist in the 2014 Independent Music Awards. In October they were invited by the Canadian Consulate and Shanghai International Arts Festival to perform five shows in Shanghai China.  Charlotte’s distinctive lead vocals and writing style, along with Sarah’s ability to pick, solo and riff, defines their sound, ‘country with soul’ or ‘edgy country pop’.

Tickets for the following 2015 Nick shows are also on sale at: Brown Paper Tickets.

Apr 18:   The Bills with opening act Lizzy Hoyt.

Apr 25:  Patrons’ Night.

Next Nick Concert – James Hill and Anne Janelle – March 7 – Sold Out!

Our next concert at the Nick will feature  James Hill & Anne Janelle with opening act Amy Thiessen.

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. If you have tickets you wish to sell you could post a note on the Nick Facebook or Twitter links.**

James Hill and Anne Janelle

James Hill and Anne Janelle

James Hill has come a long way from that fateful day when he first held a ukelele in fourth-grade music class. He has re-written every rule that had previously kept the ukulele (tenor, baritone and slide) in the realm of novelty and obscurity. Anne Janelle’s sweet voice and sultry, bittersweet cello provide the perfect setting for her personal, evocative and poignant lyrics. The elegance of her classical training meets fearless curiosity as she creates songs steeped in the rich traditions of folk, pop and jazz. James and Anne’s collaboration on True Love Don’t Weep earned a Canadian Folk Music Award for Traditional Album of the Year. James’ 2014 release, The Old Silo invites you into a world of new beginnings, old regrets, might-have-beens, burning questions, beautiful women, horny geezers and gold diggers. But it’s not all sex, drugs and ukulele. There are moments of stillness and striking beauty.

Amy Thiessen

Amy Thiessen

Amy Thiessen has devoted her life to both the creative and the healing arts as a singer with a powerful, versatile, pop voice and as a certified yoga instructor. The groundedness, that comes with the yogini’s life, allows practitioners to reach deep within themselves and “share their souls” is clearly audible in Amy’s songs and performances. Her sophomore album, In Between Goodbyes, features captivating folk-pop songs, a rare combination of light and catchy, accessible and thoughtful, heartfelt and evocative, and showcases a seemingly-effortless authenticity and an ease with exploring the depths of one’s spiritual and emotional life.

Tickets for the following 2015 Nick shows are also on sale at: Brown Paper Tickets.

Mar 21:   Old Man Luedecke with opening act The Command Sisters.

Apr 18:   The Bills with opening act Lizzy Hoyt.

Apr 25:  Patrons’ Night.

Next Nick Concert – John Reischman and the Jaybirds – February 21

Our next concert at the Nick will feature John Reischman and the Jaybirds with opening act Karla Adolphe.

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 at Brown Paper Tickets.

John Reischman and the Jaybirds

John Reischman and the Jaybirds

Led by mandolin master John Reischman, the Jaybirds hail from the variegated ranks of the contemporary West Coast acoustic music scene, with guitarist Jim Nunally, Greg Spatz on fiddle, Nick Hornbuckle on banjo and Trisha Gagnon on bass.  Years of European and North American tours, five critically acclaimed albums, two Juno nominations and two Canadian Folk Music Award nominations…little wonder, the buzz around John Reischman and The Jaybirds continues to grow. The group fashions a stylish, elegant take on bluegrass that is at once innovative and unadorned, sophisticated and stripped-down, happily old-fashioned, yet unselfconsciously new. A genial blend of story-telling and side-show humour provides the backdrop to a performance featuring hard driving instrumentals, lonesome singing and an excellent cross section of original songs, instrumentals, and newly arranged traditional material.  John Reischman and the Jaybirds deliver a truly fresh blend of old-time heritage, and bluegrass power.

Karla Adolphe

Karla Adolphe

Karla’s duo, Jacob and Lily, released The Cathedral, and earned a nomination for a 2007 Best New/Emerging Artist Canadian Folk Music Award. She was selected as one of 5 Co-Winners at the 2008 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest. Her CD Honeycomb Tombs is inspired by and devoted to the subject of grief.  Karla’s music is a tent revival in your heart, head and soul. Her folky guitar supports a HUGE voice and her pop hooks transition straight into old-timey gospel shouts. With a voice that straddles a delicate balance between strength and vulnerability, Karla treads treacherous topics with ease.

Tickets for the following 2015 Nick shows are also on sale at: Brown Paper Tickets.

Mar 7:   James Hill & Anne Janelle with opening act Amy Thiessen.

Mar 21:   Old Man Luedecke with opening act The Command Sisters.

Apr 18:   The Bills with opening act Lizzy Hoyt.

Apr 25:  Patrons’ Night.