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Songwriter's Night: Ian Sherwood, Maria Dunn, Khari McClelland, Lydia Hol

Thu. May 12th 2016 8pm doors at 7pm @  St. James Community Hall (All Ages) 8pm doors at 7pm
$24 ($20 members)
Tickets at: The Rogue Folk Club, Rufus Guitar Shop, Highlife Records, Tapestry Music (ex-Prussin Music)
Presented by: The Rogue Folk Club
This will be an evening of songwriting and storytelling that you don't want to miss! Ian Sherwood brings the charm of the East Coast, Maria Dunn brings social and historical commentary, Khari McClelland resurrects songs of the slave trade, and Lydia Hol brings songs of the sea.

$1 from each ticket will be donated to support local charity Music Heals. We will also be collecting old iPods/MP3 players to donate to Music Heals. These iPods are used by music therapists across BC.

Ian Sherwood is a musician, story teller and a constant creator. He has penned tunes for many other artists as well as for theatre, film and television. He was named Contemporary Singer of the Year by the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards, Best Male Artist of the Year by the 2012 International Acoustic Music Awards and was the 2008 and 2010 Music Nova Scotia Musician Of The Year. Bob Mersereau of CBC Radio, Fredericton described him as “... a natural performer who entertains as much with his wit and stories as with his songs.”

Juno-nominated songwriter Maria Dunn draws deeply on the folk tradition of storytelling through song. Melding North American roots music with her Scottish-Irish heritage, she sings about the resilience and grace of “ordinary” people, past and present. With producer Shannon Johnson, she most recently recorded Gathering (April 2016), a collection of songs inspired by love—the love of family, community and humanity that connects us and fires our actions to make the word a better place. Maria performs at folk festivals, theatres and conferences across Canada, Europe and the USA.

Khari McClelland made the move from Detroit a decade ago and is currently based in Vancouver, Canada. There, he cut his teeth with some of the best. Besides having a thriving solo career Khari is a member of the Award-winning band, The Sojourners. Khari has worked extensively with the likes of Frazey Ford (of the Be Good Tanyas), Steve Dawson and Cosmo Sheldrake (London). Khari is currently investigating the music of the Underground Railroad, reimagining the songs that inspired people of African decent as they escaped slavery and headed north to Canada in the 1800s.

Lydia Hol released her new album to a packed house at The Rogue this past January! She also hosted The Acoustic Guitar Project in the Fall, a fantastic songwriter's night that really showcased our cities talent. We are excited to have her curating another songwriter's night at The Rogue, this time incorporating both some touring and local talent.
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