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ROCK STAR ALERT ~ Peak to Shore Music Festival
5 Days… 11 Venues…32 Free Concerts!!
A musical extravaganza featuring 2016 Juno Award Winners WHITEHORSE and dozens more of Canada’s finest artists on multiple stages throughout Thornbury, Collingwood and Blue Mountain Village.
Appearing Saturday, July 9, 8pm at Blue Mountain Village
2016 Juno Award for Leave No Bridge Unburned, Adult Alternative Album of the Year
Whitehorse’s story has been told as two acclaimed musicians joining forces under one new name – no drummer, no keyboard player, violinist or even bass player on call, and no producer. Just Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland The first album and EP demonstrate the success of this simple equation, one plus one, with an abundance of guitar slinging, songwriting expertise and white-hot desire.
Whitehorse formed in 2010 by husband and wife solo musicians Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland. The two toured in each other’s bands for years, but they put aside their award winning individual careers to build a new band out of their exceptional guitar playing, his and her harmonies and a flair for dramatic, narrative songwriting. Winner of the Adult Alternative Album of the Year
Leave No Bridge Unburned sees Whitehorse shaping a bigger, bolder rock sound. Any lingering assumptions that the two are working within the boundaries of a folk duo should be put to rest. Leave No Bridge Unburned is a fiery, forceful and finely tuned album. While there’s more in the mix now, more people at the board, more sonic swagger in the ears, Whitehorse will continue to be a story told of intimacy and passion. Two musicians, one band, no looking back.
Appearing Saturday, July 9, 6pm at Blue Mountain Village
Wild Rivers is an indie-folk band based in Toronto, Ontario. Wild Rivers was born out of Devan & Khalid, the duo that has experienced much success since they first met in Kingston in 2012. Devan Glover and Khalid Yassein have perfected their special musical chemistry, and continue making folk music together. The lead single, No Ribbons, from their debut EP This Town, enjoyed national radio airplay and led to the two being voted Toronto’s Best New Artist in the 2015 CBC Searchlight contest. Now based out of Toronto, Devan & Khalid have added Oakville natives Ben Labenski (Drums), and Andrew Oliver (Bass, Guitar), and have become Wild Rivers.
Watch Wandering Child by Wild Rivers
Appearing Sunday, July 10, 7pm at the NEW Shipyards Amphitheatre, North Maple Street at the harbour in Collingwood.
A Celtic Rock Band who inspire a party as soon as they hit the stage. Founded by The Campbell Brothers in 1998, The Mudmen have 8 studio cd’s building a resume and a legion of fans from young to old.
Their accomplishments include reaching #19 on the Edge Radio, 6 Music Video’s on Much Music and signing with EMI Records from 2000-2004. More recently, their accomplishments include, the new CBC “Hockey Night in Canada” theme song; the 1983/84 Edmonton Oilers Reunion with Wayne Gretzky and teammates present, the Commonwealth Stadium with Sydney Crosby present, and a 3 month tour with Johnny Reid, his PBS Special and the CCMA’s.
The Mudmen have met and performed for the Queen and have been honoured to entertain and share the stage with numerous celebrities over the years including Eugene Levy, Martin Short, Paul Shaffer, William Shatner,The Guess Who, Gordon Lightfoot, etc. Don Cherry and Ron MacLean have featured Music by the Mudmen on Rock’em Sock’em 9,19,20,24, Coaches Corner and during the nationally televised making of the new CBC hockey anthem. Ron McLean stated: “The Mudmen… we love ’em” .
Performing Friday, July 8 for two dinner shows (7pm & 9pm) at Bruce Wine Bar, Thornbury.
Reservations recommended 519-599-1112
He’s born and bred in Windsor, Ontario, the city of roses and the automotive capitol of Canada. His neighbours to the north in Detroit, Michigan paved the way for what is rock and soul music today. Pat’s brand of music doesn’t quite showcase the sound of Motown Detroit, but it’s got the soul and spirit to measure up. He doesn’t tour with a band or record with one. He prefers to keep the decisions and performances up to himself, and he’s still able to paint a landscape with a song as if a hundred people had given their advice.
Pat has opened doors, with the help of a few valued friends along the way, that people continue to knock on their whole lives. He’s had a few pats on the back from respectable artists along the way, too, including Peter Frampton, Sam Roberts, Matthew Good, The Beach Boys & Bob Rock.
Performing Wednesday, July 6 , 6-8pm outdoors at the Collingwood Museum, 45 St. Paul St, Collingwood
All Female Funk/Soul Band was formed in the summer of 2014 by Mae Cromwell and Rhonda Bruce.Grace is a Toronto based funksoulicious band of 9 women bringing you r&b, funk, soul, disco, and a whole lotta love! Bombastic brass, groovin’ rhythms and killer vocals, Grace is packing venues (if not selling them OUT!) each time they perform.
Performing Sunday, July 10, 3:30pm on the Village stage at Blue Mountain Village
Though they’ve been playing together since 2006, the members of Toronto-based pop-rock quartet Jane’s Party – Devon Richardson, Tom Ionescu, Jeff Giles, and Zach Sutton – feel like they’re just starting to gather steam.
Ready to take off after years roving Toronto’s vibrant bar scene and touring great swaths of Canada, their third full-length album, Tunnel Visions, arrives as their most confident and mature effort to date. Produced by Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor and recorded at his remote farm in Southern Ontario, it’s comprised of songs about being on the road, about losing loved ones, about growing up and coming to grips with life. Lead single “Coming on Strong” is co-produced by The Darcys and features legendary singer/songwriter Jim Cuddy on backing vocals.
Since then, they’ve collaborated and shared the stage with Blue Rodeo, Sam Roberts Band, The Arkells, Wintersleep, Matt Mays, The Maccabees, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Tom Odell, Lights, Manic Street Preachers, and others. They’ve come up in the world, and people are starting to take notice.
WAYNE BUTTERY & THE GROOVE PROJECT
Performing Thursday, July 7, 8pm at Harbour St. Fish Bar, 10 Keith Ave, 705-293-3474
The Groove Project is a dynamic, entertaining collective with a big soulful sound. Their bluesy, engaging music just makes you want to jump up and move. Individually these artists have appeared or performed with a who’s who of soul, blues, R&B, and jazz including James Cotton, Wilson Pickett, Dutch Mason, Matt Minglewood, Ronnie Hawkins, Dianne Heatherington, Dinah Christie, Buffy St. Marie, Marty Robbins, The Oakridge Boys, The Bellamy Brothers, Jennette Brantley, Joey Hollingsworth, The Majestics featuring Shawne & Jay Jackson, Tony Flaim, Gary U.S. Bonds, Curley Bridges and many others.
Performing Wednesday, July 6, 6-8pm outdoors at Blue Mountain Village
Caitlin Gale is a singer/songwriter/musician who combines acoustic guitar with a soulful and original voice. She plays a wide variety of covers from classic rock to Top 40 with her own take on each song, as well as performing her own original songs. You’ll find with her original pieces, there’s always a deeper message in her lyrics as she writes about hard topics that aren’t always discussed. You can find her music on YouTube and her Facebook Fan Page under ‘Caitlin Gale’. Her single ‘Black and Blue’ can be downloaded on iTunes, Spotify, GooglePLAY, and Amazon
Listen to ‘Black & Blue’
Performing Wed. July 6, 12-2pm at 186 Hurontario in Collingwood and 9:30pm at MJ Byrne’s Irish Pub, Blue Mountain Village
Shane Cloutier is a lot like bacon on ice cream with a shot of tequila: an array of potentially dangerous influences that jam into one very compelling experience; an unlikely but very satisfying pleasure that’s so good it’s probably bad for you. Shane is his own magical mystery, a surprisingly true voice with a guitar that loves the gain knob, and live licks with more jam than Smuckers. If you love damn fine music, you’ll love Shane Cloutier.
Watch “I’d Change Nothing”
Performing Thurs. July 7, 6-8pm outdoors at Blue Mountain Village
Rebecca Stephens is an independent singer songwriter from Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada who has grown up dedicating her life to developing her craft with a blend of country influenced sounds and soulful lyrics. Her music is comparable to the mainstream sounds of Carrie Underwood, Allison Krauss, & Kacey Musgraves yet has an intimately raw element that puts her hauntingly pure voice and catchy writing style into a category of its own.
Rebecca was selected by country music icon Sara Evans as the only Canadian top five finalist in the Sing with Sara Evan’s Contest in June 2013 and ended her summer with a trip to Nashville where she experienced the heart of country music for the first time. She’s shared the stage with The Strumbellas, Whitney Rose, The Martels, Jillian Jensen of American Idol/X Factor, The Spoons & Bobby Curtola to name a few.
Performing Thurs. July 7, 7pm at Northwinds Brewhouse, Collingwood, 705-293-6666. Reservations recommended.
If music be romance then Drew McIvor’s music just might be the first date, playful, chatty, honestly yearning to connect. With his trusty six-string, this charismatic crooner performs with a masterful simplicity inviting audiences to not only listen, but truly share the musical experience. His deep affection for his craft is apparent at every turn; you can feel his heart is in the music, and it’s contagious.
Elements of acoustic pop, folk, worldbeat, soul and jazz are interwoven into a tapestry of intelligent, catchy tunes that fit like your favorite jeans, and soothe like a warm summer breeze.
Performing Thurs. July 7, 8pm at The Huron Club in Collingwood, 94 Pine St, 705-293-6677. Reservations recommended.
A Summerfolk Youth Discovery Winner, Jayden has been gigging since he was 15. His songs-his singing-his playing, takes inspiration from Hip hop artists like Roots and KRSone, from blues, rock and jazz. As himself, or as his alter ego JaySauce, he’s been creating new audiences and a buzz. He was named Ontario’s best youth rural guitar player, he’s won the Stellulafest guitar contest. When not entertaining, he teaches music at Fromager’s 8th Street Music Factory in Owen Sound.
Performing Friday, July 8, 6pm outside at Blue Mountain Village
Born and raised in Collingwood Ontario where he won Collingwood Idol 2014, Austin’s passion for guitar is strongly influenced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King and John Mayer. His effortless and unique song writing style evokes strong emotion in the listener, and is guaranteed to take you away. Currently studying Finance at Concordia University, Austin loves to explore the Montreal music scene where he’s becoming part of the fabric.
Watch “Holdin My Breath”
Performing Friday, July 8, 8pm outside at Blue Mountain Village
Trent Severn is an acclaimed Ontario folk trio who sing original, contemporary songs easily described as “Canadian history in harmony”. Topically modern with a humorous twist, Trent Severn have inspired audiences all over Canada to share a patriotic laugh and let their glowing hearts melt away. Comprised of talented multi-instrumentalists, singers and songwriters Dayna Manning, Emm Gryner and Lindsay Schindler, Trent Severn is a truly DIY band that showcases beautifully-crafted, evocative songs that continue the deeply poetic legacy of true ‘red and white’ pioneering troubadours.
MERCY FLIGHT WITH KATEY MORLEY
Performing Saturday, July 9 at Bridges Tavern in Thornbury, on Hwy 26 at the bridge
Katey Morley’s music follows few rules, weaving together singable yet unexpected melodies, and effortlessly fusing her lifelong loves of country, jazz, folk and pop music. Self-taught composer and eclectic multi-instrumentalist, Katey plays dulcimer, autoharp, piano and percussion, but it is her voice that captivates listeners and has earned her a loyal following. Soft and vulnerable for a moment, and then suddenly unleashed, it is a powerfully dynamic instrument, drawing comparisons to the likes of Linda Ronstadt, Sia, and K.D. Lang.
Steve York is lead vocalist of the indie group Mercy Flight. His music is uplifting and accessible, and has been described as ‘roots rock’ or ‘indie folk’ recalling Beck, Neil Young, Coldplay, or the Shins. His music explores the inner realm. Themes like unconditional love, personal strife and the dreamworld are intimately expressed. Steve is an integral member of Toronto’s music community. He hosts two successful weekly events in Toronto: Freefall Sundays at the Supermarket, now in its tenth year, and Indie Night at the Piston now in its third.
PETER JAMES FOX & FRANK RYAN
Performing Sunday, July10, 12:30-3:30 at Bridges Tavern in Thornbury, on Hwy 26 at the bridge
Peter James Fox and Frank Ryan are an acoustic / electric duo based in Toronto, Ontario. The two singer songwriters hail from Dublin Ireland and both moved to Canada within the last 10 years.
After sharing a stage one night in Toronto, Peter & Frank became friends and quickly formed a musical duo. Playing bars and private parties around the GTA, they built up a large repertoire of cover songs and each other’s original music.
In addition to playing in each others live bands, they continue to play as a duo performing weekly at venues and bars around Toronto and surrounding areas.
Performing Sat. July 9, 1pm outside at Blue Mountain Village
Jeff Cunningham has been a staple performer in and around Blue Mountain Village for many years. He is often affectionately referred to as “the little guy with the big voice”. Passionate about performing for audiences, he continues his unique take on a variety of genres, varying from Pink Floyd to Metallica.
Listen to “Anymore”