Next Concert – January 27 – The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra and Daniel Champagne

Our next concert at the Nick will feature The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra with opener Daniel Champagne  

Tickets for this concert are on sale now through 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.

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra are a collection of musicians, linked by common sonic journeys and familial ties. We Make Really Party is a five-song EP that returns to the old world sounds the band became known for in its early years. With both original and reimagined roots and folk songs in English, Spanish and Italian We Make Really Party captures the band playing live off the floor in a three-day session after their 2016 summer tour. It is a record that is refined in both playing and production while honouring the band’s past musically. TMO have spent years weaving their stories with guitars and violins, with accordions and bass, with melodies and music makers gleaned from their wanderings. Here are the troubadours to remind you that this music (no matter what kind of device it ends up on) could not exist without warm bodies in search of harmony.

Daniel Champagne

Daniel Champagne

This young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a  five-year-old. He began writing songs at twelve, trained classically throughout his teens and honed his craft and developed what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. A reviewer wrote – ‘Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’.

Tickets for the following 2018 concerts are on sale now at Brown Paper Tickets.    

Feb 10:     Irish Mythen with opener Cori Brewster  

Feb 24:     Valdy with opener Carter Felker

Mar 10:     The Sultans of String with opener Benjamin Dakota Rogers  

Mar 24:     Qristina and Quinn Bachand with opener Amelie Patterson

Apr 7:       Jack Semple with opener Maddie Storvold  

A limited number of 2017-2018 season tickets are still available at $138.00 each for six concerts. Query re availability at info@thenick.ca then send a cheque, made out to “The Acoustic Music Society”, to P.O. Box 64244 Thorncliffe PO Calgary AB T2K 6J7.

Please like & share:

First 2018 Concert – January 13 – Danny Michel and Erin Kay – Sold Out!

Our first 2018 concert at the Nick will feature Danny Michel with opener Erin Kay

Tickets for this concert are now sold out.

***Sometimes patrons purchase tickets they are unable to use and these may become available at the door on the night of the concert. If you have tickets you wish to sell or, if you hope to secure such tickets, please let our door volunteers know.  Patrons with extra tickets could also contact our Facebook and Twitter links.***

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.

Danny Michel

Danny Michel

Let’s start by contemplating what genre we can file Danny under: rock/pop, singer-songwriter, folk, world, even classical. His thoughtful lyrics and earnest performances have earned him nominations for three Juno awards, The Polaris Prize, and The CBC’s “Heart Of Gold.” Danny’s hopeful songs find a home in everyone’s heart. In 2011, he relocated to Belize and made a recording with the Garifuna Collective, Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me, called by Billboard “One of the finest musical works of our time.” Danny’s most recent project Khlebnikov was recorded aboard the legendary Soviet-era Russian ice-breaker, Kapitan Khlebnikov, during an 18-day arctic expedition through the Northwest Passage. His recordings were arranged for brass and strings. The result is a suite of atmospheric and haunting songs about the Arctic, our planet and our place in it. Khlebnikov received two 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards for Producer and Pushing the Boundaries.

Erin Kay

Erin Kay

On her debut EP Into the Light Erin’s voice was likened to “honey and tabasco, swirled in a cloud of smoke.” Often touring with the Ken Stead band, Erin is preparing to release her anticipated sophomore album Silver & Gold. Erin’s not afraid of emotions and connects deeply to her songs and audiences, touching on topics about parenthood, love, loss and silver linings. Her new album speaks about transitions away from abusive relationships,
single motherhood, finding love and all the feelings that come in between. At her Nick performance Erin will be accompanied by Kyle Mosiuk on electric guitar.

Tickets for the following 2018 concerts are on sale now at Brown Paper Tickets.

Jan 27:     The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra with opener Daniel Champagne  

Feb 10:     Irish Mythen with opener Cori Brewster  

Feb 24:     Valdy with opener Carter Felker

Mar 10:     The Sultans of String with opener Benjamin Dakota Rogers  

Mar 24:     Qristina and Quinn Bachand with opener Amelie Patterson

Apr 7:       Jack Semple with opener Maddie Storvold  

A limited number of 2017-2018 season tickets are still available at $161.00 each for seven concerts. Query re availability at info@thenick.ca then send a cheque, made out to “The Acoustic Music Society”, to P.O. Box 64244 Thorncliffe PO Calgary AB T2K 6J7.

Please like & share:

Nick 2018 Winter Newsletter

Here’s a PDF of our 2018 Nick Winter Newsletter which includes performer bios, photos, a fridge magnet page and information on season tickets.  This is an interactive document.  Click on performer photos next to their bios to link to their websites.

Nick 2018 Winter Newsletter

Advance tickets for ALL our winter 2018 concerts are on sale now at Brown Paper Tickets.

Please like & share:

2018 Concerts on sale December 16

All our winter 2018 Nick performers are now confirmed.  

Advance tickets are on sale now at Brown Paper Tickets.

A limited number of 2017-2018 season tickets are still available at $161.00 each for seven concerts. Query re availability at info@thenick.ca then send a cheque, made out to “The Acoustic Music Society”, to P.O. Box 64244 Thorncliffe PO Calgary AB T2K 6J7.

Jan 13:     Danny Michel with opener Erin Kay

Jan 27:     The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra with opener Daniel Champagne  

Feb 10:     Irish Mythen with opener Cori Brewster  

Feb 24:     Valdy with opener Carter Felker

Mar 10:     The Sultans of String with opener Benjamin Dakota Rogers  

Mar 24:     Qristina and Quinn Bachand with opener Amelie Patterson

Apr 7:       Jack Semple with opener Maddie Storvold  

Please like & share:

Next Nick Concert – Nov 25 – Lizzy Hoyt and Tim Isberg

Our final 2017 concert at the Nick will feature Lizzy Hoyt with opener Tim Isberg

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

There will be tickets available at the door on Saturday.

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.

Lizzy Hoyt

Lizzy Hoyt

One of Canada’s most powerful Celtic-folk artists, Lizzy is known for bringing Canadian history to life with her songs like Vimy Ridge, White Feather, and New Lady on the Prairie. She has been praised for her mastery of the fiddle, guitar and harp and her voice has been described as “otherworldly,” “angelic,” “sweet” and “pure.” New Lady on the Prairie blends influences from Celtic, bluegrass and folk traditions. The album was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award (Traditional Singer of the Year), a Western Canadian Music Award and three Independent Music Awards. Released in October, it still ranked among the top 20 most played Canadian folk albums of 2014. She has been recognized with ten awards at multiple international film festivals for her Vimy Ridge video. For her Nick performance Lizzy will perform with Keith Rempel on upright bass and harmony vocals and Chris Tabbert on acoustic guitar and mandolin.

Tim Isberg

Tim Isberg

Tim is a songwriter influenced by lengthy service in the Canadian Army. From Rwanda to Afghanistan, Tim experienced the challenges of living and working in different cultures and conflicts, and amid the best and worst humanity has to offer. Tears Along The Road was ranked by Music Canada among the Top 25 Favourite Albums of 2015. Devil on Your Back, about turn of the century outlaws on the western Blackfoot Plains, was a finalist for Best Song of Alberta for the Calgary Folk Music Festival song contest. Tim will be accompanied at the Nick by Blaine Doherty on guitar and vocals.

A limited number of 2017-2018 season tickets are still available at $184.00 each for eight concerts. Send a cheque, made out to “The Acoustic Music Society”, to P.O. Box 64244 Thorncliffe PO Calgary AB T2K 6J7.

Tickets for ALL of our 2018 concerts will go on sale December 16.

Please like & share:

Next Nick Concert – Nov. 11 – Adrian Nation and Lynne Hanson

Our next concert at the Nick will feature Adrian Nation with opener Lynne Hanson

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

There will be tickets available at the door for tonight’s performances.

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.

Adrian Nation

Adrian Nation

 

From Holland on Sea in Essex UK, Adrian’s songs are painted from a life of hard work, love and passion, a feeling of connection to all things, of being a part of something that is big- ger than himself. Described as “an acoustic guitar master” Adrian shared stages with Martin Simpson, John Renbourn and Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, whose legendary guitarist, Colin Linden, appears on a track of Fall or Fly. Recorded on tour in the Netherlands, Live At Crossroads was listed in the top ten albums of 2014 by CKUA DJ Andy Donnelly. Guitar builder, rugby player, carpenter, martial artist, climber, he goes and finds the places in life where songs can be found. His music, acoustic guitar-driven, offers touches of folk, rock and country and he’s evolved into one of the most insightful songwriters of his generation. Adrian’s latest CD, Anarchy and Love will be released this fall.

Lynne Hanson

Lynne Hanson

Though hailing from Ottawa, her warm, gritty, boot stompin’ music leads you through the southern USA. Her sound is born honestly through a lifetime of experience, expressed through the rock, blues and roots that bleeds from her very being. With a liberal amount of Texas grit and a polished Nashville sensibility, Lynne’s songs are familiar and comfortable, yet fearless and strong. She likes things a little rough around the edges, but her deep bluesy croon is pure and full of fortitude. Her 2017 release Uneven Ground explores the realm of giving sound advice through songwriting, and fighting back against the devil within us.

Tickets for the following concert are on sale now at Brown Paper Tickets.

Nov 25:     Lizzy Hoyt with opener Tim Isberg

A limited number of 2017-2018 season tickets are still available at $207.00 each for nine concerts. Send a cheque, made out to “The Acoustic Music Society”, to P.O. Box 64244 Thorncliffe PO Calgary AB T2K 6J7.

Tickets for ALL of our 2018 concerts will go on sale December 16.

Please like & share:

October 28 – soundcheck photos

Will Staunton

Will Staunton

Matt Warry-Smith

Matt Warry-Smith

Ethan Smith

Ethan Smith

Rob McLaren

Rob McLaren

Jim McDonald

Jim McDonald

Vic plays 4 square with Union Duke

Vic plays 4 square with Union Duke

Cory Ulan

Cory Ulan

Emily Triggs

Emily Triggs

Natasha Platt

Natasha Platt

Cathy Cook

Cathy Cook

Please like & share: