Music & Arts news from Southern New Brunswick

Month: February 2013

A Message from David R. Elliott

Hey Maritimers! It’s me, David R. Elliott, and I’ve got some news. I’ve been hard at work this winter finishing up a new album for y’all, it’s called ‘Rearrange,’ and it’s coming out March 8th. On that date, I’ll be hosting an album release party at the beloved Taco Pica, with some great friends coming out to play with me! We’ll be playing some songs off the new album, and maybe some old classics, and I’ll be selling copies of the album. After that I’ll be heading out through some spots in the Maritimes to properly introduce the album. The album was recorded at Echo Chamber in Halifax, engineered by the revered Charles Austen, and produced by noted blues fella, Mike Trask, who will be accompanying me on several of the March dates. It also features contributions by musicians like Saint John’s Adam Mowery and Halifax’s Marc Doucet. I’m very excited about these shows, as I’ll be joined by some great artists, like Clinton Charlton and Al Tuck.

03/08/2013 – Saint John, NB, Taco Pica w/ Clinton Charlton & Tooth and the Fang
03/09/2013 – Fredericton, NB, The Capital w/ Jenny Omnichord and Richard Laviolette
03/14/2013 – Halifax, NS, Gus’ Pub * w/ Adam Mowery
03/15/2013 – Pictou County, NB, TBA*
03/16/2013 – Dartmouth, NS, Joseph Shea House Show*
03/28/2013 – Charlottetown, PEI, Baba’s Lounge* w/ Al Tuck
03/29/2013 – Belle River, PEI, Old Belle River Church*

Jenn Grant: Tickets on Sale NOW

It’s been quite some time since the beautiful Jenn Grant has visited the fog city. She flits into the Sanctuary Theatre March 21 with Cuff the Duke, touring in support of her latest album “The Beautiful Wild”, released on Six Shooter Records last September. 

The album is an all-grown-up departure from the girly charm of her Juno nominated sophomore record “Honeymoon Punch”. Join her in the deep, dark woods,  in pursuit of the elusive human heart. From

“The new record is about finding the courage to lose oneself in the wilderness, in all of its savage and sublime experiences.”

This PEI songbird once held a well deserved spot on the Polaris long list, besides having  been featured across Canada in newspapers, magazines, and television. Grant has also toured heavily across North America and Europe, sharing stages with the likes of Fesit, Josh Ritter and Ron Sexsmith.

Tickets are $26 (taxes and surcharges included). Physical tickets went on sale Friday February 15th at the Sanctuary Theatre and Backstreet Records SJ, while online tickets are available here.

Jenn Grant []
& Cuff The Duke []

The Sanctuary Theatre, 228 Germain St.
Doors open 7PM, show is at 8. 

Greetings! From Gumdrop Mountain: The Play

Saint John Giraffecycler and writer, Jordan Stewart, released a nifty book of short stories entitled, “Greetings! From Gumdrop Mountain” way back in 2010. You can catch the play by the same name at the Saint Thomas University Black Box Theatre (Sir James Dunn Hall) in Fredericton, February 21st-23rd.

This is an authentic New Brunswick production, presented by the Next Folding Theatre Company. Eighteen local actors, including Caleb Marshall, Len Falkenstein, and Sam Kamras, bring this harrowing tale to life with help from eye popping special effects and live, locally composed music.

The facts are these: When a train derails outside of the normally peaceful town of Gumdrop Mountain, the local inhabitants rally to rescue survivors of the crash. A boxcar containing hazardous materials explodes and kills many of the rescuers and passengers involved, and the town is forced to deal with the aftermath of the event. In the two years following the disaster, the tragedy and grief of the community manifests itself in strange and uncontrollable ways, forcing the Gumdrop Mountain Police Department to respond with brutally unorthodox tactics.

Surreal and at times disturbing, “Greetings! From Gumdrop Mountain” is a collection of stories I’ve revisited again and again. I can’t wait to see it in live action.

Each show begins at 8PM. Tickets are $15 for general admission, and $10 for Students/Seniors. Tickets will be available at the door.