2015-2016 Guitar Raffle Winner!

Steve Slemon

Steve Slemon

Congratulations to Steve Slemon from Edmonton, whose name was drawn at our last club to win the 2015-2016 Nick Guitar Raffle.  Steve is a member of our main stage crew at the Canmore Folk Music Festival.

Our thanks, as always, to Nick founding member, Michael Macleod at The Acoustic Guitar for donating the guitar to the Nick.  This year, once again, all proceeds from the guitar raffle will go to support ArtsCan Circle.

Final Nick Concert – April 16 – Patrons’ Night

Haida Gwaii cabin and Martin D-18

Haida Gwaii cabin and Martin D-18

The final concert of our 2015-2016 season will present our third 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

Amite   (Nobuo Kawaguchi & Leslie Fillion)

Milada Risan

Tessitura     (Doug Baker, Fiona McGinn & Murray Little)

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Shari Brake & Fiona McGinn

Dave Foster

Murray Fitch

Steve Goodchild     (Steve & Helen Goodchild) 

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Brian Volke

Over The Moon   (Suzanne Levesque & Craig Bignell)

Karen Mills

Lucky Sonne     (Luke Colborne & Arran Fisher)

FINALE:  The entire ensemble!

2015-2016 Nick Guitar Raffle

2015-16 Nick Guitar

2015-16 Nick Guitar

Congratulations to Steve Slemon from Edmonton, whose name was drawn last night to win the 2015-2016 Nick Guitar Raffle.  Steve is a member of our main stage crew at the Canmore Folk Music Festival.

Our thanks, as always, to Nick founding member, Michael Macleod at The Acoustic Guitar for donating the guitar to the Nick.  This year, once again, all proceeds from the guitar raffle will go to support ArtsCan Circle.

Next Nick Concert – April 2 – Christine Lavin and Don White

Our next concert at the Nick will feature Christine Lavin & Don White with opening act Tim Williams

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.

Christine Lavin

Christine Lavin

Don White

Don White

Christine Lavin & Don White: The Funny Side of the Street: A Night of Brighter Laughter will feature music that is smart, friendly, and breathtakingly funny. Quick on her feet and with a comedienne’s arsenal of irony and wit, Christine’s delightfully skewed songs cover a lot of territory. Don White, a multi-talented, one-of-a-kind iconoclast, brings a comic’s wit, and a poet’s heart to his songs and stories. They both encapsulate all that’s best about the folk scene: heart-breaking one moment and laugh-out-loud funny the next, they’re unafraid to take a hard look at all the pain and beauty of life. Together they deliver an evening of comedy and song that peers into more facets of experience, individual and national alike, than one would think possible. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll laugh some more. Two of America’s most-loved songwriters and raconteurs join forces for this fabulous and hilarious show.

Tim Williams

Tim Williams

Tim Williams: Maple Blues Award nominations, three Juno award nominations, five Betty Mitchell Awards for composition/musical direction in theatre, and many awards from Real Blues magazine attest to the high caliber of his work. Tim was named 2012 Guitarist Of The Year by the Calgary Blues Music Association and won the 2015 International Blues Challenge as Best Solo or Duo, and Best Guitarist (solo or duo). His latest CD Blue Highway offers threads from West Africa, India, Hawaii, Mexico and the Southwest. Tim’s blend of soulful vocals, wry sense of humour and awe-inspiring chops continue to win fans everywhere he plays.

NICK WINTER NEWSLETTER PDF 

Here’s a PDF of our Nick Winter 2016 newsletter.  This is an interactive document. All  blue-underlined text links to websites. Clicking on the pictures of the performers on pages 2-4 links to their sites.   Nick 2015-2016 Winter Newsletter

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

Apr 16:  Patrons’ Night / Open Stage – Performers Needed!

Want to play a couple of songs on the Nick stage? Sign up for our Patron’s Night Open Stage. We’ll do three sets featuring 12 acts, four per set on the stage performing round-robin. If you are interested, contact Vic at <vicbell@telusplanet.net>.

Click here: 2016-2017 Season for our dates and confirmed headliners for next season!!

Next Nick Concert – March 19 – Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project

Our next concert at the Nick will feature Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project with opening act Ruth Purves 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.

Jayme Stone's Lomax Project

Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project

Jayme Stone:  Two-time Juno-winning banjoist and composer Jayme Stone makes music inspired by sounds from around the world, bridging folk, jazz and chamber music. The Lomax Project: An acetate disc-cutter and cactus needle stylus. The rutted roads of eastern Kentucky and the Georgia Sea Island coastline. Kitchen din and street noise. Songs everyone has come to know— and the storied singers nearly everyone has forgotten. These snapshots guided banjo innovator and musical instigator Jayme Stone to research and recast nineteen carefully chosen songs collected by iconic American folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax. With band mates, Moira Smiley, Sumaia Jackson and Joe Phillips, he revives, recycles and re-imagines traditional music. Their repertoire includes Bahamian sea chanties, African-American acappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, ancient Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes and work songs collected from both well-known musicians and everyday folk: sea captains, cowhands, fishermen, prisoners and homemakers.

See an article on Jayme Stone written for the Calgary Herald: Juno Winner Bringing Traditional Roots Experience To Town

Ruth Purves Smith

Ruth Purves Smith

Ruth Purves Smith:  In ’87 Ruth answered an ad for a “girl country singer”. Later bands included Rodeo-A-Go-Go and the all girl trio, Roadside Turnout with Kathy Cook. In ’96 Ruth embarked on a solo career and released Out In The Storm. In fall 2015 she released her latest CD, Faster Than The Speed of Dark. At the Nick, Ruth will be accompanied by David Holloway on guitar. While the stories in her music may appear to be simple, traditional country, they are supported by a sound that pulls influences from the city: complicated, restless and sometimes loud.

NICK WINTER NEWSLETTER PDF 

Here’s a PDF of our Nick Winter 2016 newsletter.  This is an interactive document. All  blue-underlined text links to websites. Clicking on the pictures of the performers on pages 2-4 links to their sites.   Nick 2015-2016 Winter Newsletter

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

Apr 2:   Christine Lavin & Don White with opening act Tim Williams

Apr 16:  Patrons’ Night

Next Nick Concert – March 5 – Del Barber and the Profiteers

Our next concert at the Nick will feature Del Barber and the Profiteers with opening act Dianne Quinton.

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.

Del Barber

Del Barber

Del Barber & The Profiteers:  JUNO-nominated and 2015 winner of the Sirius XM Indie award for Folk/Roots Artist or Group of the Year, Del Barber grew up on the Canadian Prairies, and the landscape is as much a part of him as the people he has met along the way. From the fertile Red River Valley to the pastures of the west, straight into the factory floors and slaughter houses of the city, Barber’s fourth album, Prairieography, is born out of a love for his home, its people and their stories. Barber sings from the heart about his roots, telling tales from the road, and offering incredibly personal and sincere observations of the world around him. Prairieography is the earnest travelogue of a wandering troubadour, and the realization that creativity is rarely a bolt of lightning. Good songs are the result of hard work, calloused fingers and learned lessons from a life well lived.

Dianne Quinton

Dianne Quinton

Dianne Quinton:  Dianne hails from St. John’s, Newfoundland, influenced by the traditions of the eastern seaboard and her own love of country music. Blessed with a voice equally comfortable with the low, slow burn of a sassy blues and the sweetness of pure folk harmony, Dianne plays rhythm guitar, banjo and piano. She enjoys playing songs from a variety of genres including country, folk, gospel and traditional music and plays regularly with Horizon Ridge and The Still Waters. At the Nick she will perform with Peter May. Her debut CD of all original songs, Between Heartache and Hope was released in 2015.

NICK WINTER NEWSLETTER PDF 

Here’s a PDF of our Nick Winter 2016 newsletter.  This is an interactive document. All  blue-underlined text links to websites. Clicking on the pictures of the performers on pages 2-4 links to their sites.   Nick 2015-2016 Winter Newsletter

Tickets for all of the following winter 2016 concerts are on sale now through Brown Paper Tickets.

Mar 19:   Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project with opening act Ruth Purves Smith

See an article on Jayme Stone written for the Calgary Herald: Juno Winner Bringing Traditional Roots Experience To Town

Apr 2:   Christine Lavin & Don White with opening act Tim Williams

Apr 16:  Patrons’ Night