Meaford Live Music
Rob Elder Shakes Up The Market Square on Friday
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THIS WEEK – JULY 18 TO JULY 23, 2016
TUES: Open stage at The Leeky Canoe 8 to 11 hosted by Chris Scerri, with special guest David J. Russell // WED: Open stage at Captains Corner 6 to 9 hosted by Eric McCauley // WED: Open jam at Ted’s Range Road Diner 9 to 12 // THURS: Downchild plays Meaford Hall 8 p.m. // THURS: Pete Devlin plays The Leeky Canoe // FRI: Rob Elder and The Shed Shakers free concert Market Square, with guest Emma Page 7p.m. to 10 p.m.// SAT: The Meaford Stomp at The Rotary Pavilion, live music from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. SAT: Amanda Dorey at The Leeky Canoe, from 10 p.m. // SAT: Meaford’s Chris Scerri plays The Corner Cafe in Thornbury // SUN: Open Stage at The Barn, hosted by David J. Russell noon to 2 pm // SUN: Friends of The Library concert with The Valley Concert Band, at The Rotary Pavillion down at the harbour. Bring your own chair, starts 7 p.m. PWYC //
In the second of the Meaford Summer Concert Series, Rob Elder and his Shed Shakers will perform a free open air concert this Friday at The Market Square on Sykes . It starts at 7 p.m. and runs to 10. Bring a camp chair and a donation for the food bank. Special guest is Emma Page.
Rob Elder is a busy local talent based in Owen Sound, a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has spent a years trying to find the perfect band. The result is The Shed Shakers, which has developed a tight, blues driven soul sound with flavours of Motown, 80’s pop and funk and rock and roll. Be prepared for high energy and some dancing.
Check out his original song, “Canadian Man”:
If you act right away you might still have time to get tickets to the very popular Terrace Thursdays at Meaford Hall. All of the scheduled events are sold out except (so far) this Thursday, July 14th, featuring Craig Smith,
with a meal provided by Christine’s Kitchen. Christine’s busy catering service usually provides the meals at the Annual Meaford Community Awards dinner, and they have a homemade quality with a touch of the gourmet. Terrace Thursdays combine local foods, local music and local wines with the sweet outdoor air that pervades Meaford.
Craig Smith, when asked to describe his music, calls it “roots music with a twist”. His debut CD, independently released in 2007, was called “Not Sure Not Sure”. It garnered some good reviews and was followed up with “Heavy Early” in 2009. Since then he’s been busy with some producing, some touring with or without his band “Machine”. He’s shared the stage with Fred Eaglesmith, Jason Collett and Danny Michel, among others.
Check out this video for a sense of what he might offer this Thursday. It’s an acoustic version of the song from the album “Not Sure Not Sure”.