Please note tomorrow evening’s Construction and Destruction, WHOOP-Szo, You Me & Reverie show is taking place at the PUB DOWN UNDER and not CALLAHAN’S at previously listed. Sorry for the mix up!
Update, April 28 – one last act added to the bill: Learning. Their debut album came out last year, and you can check it out here:
More updates to come – poll is open for two more days, so vote if you haven’t already!
I’m slow on the draw acknowledging the storytelling force-to-be-reckoned-with Ben Caplan’s New Brunswick weekend tour. Ben appears tonight at the Charlotte Street Arts Center in Fredericton and at the Sanctuary Theatre in Saint John tomorrow, Saturday April 26th.
Ben’s rugged, powerful voice tells tales of man against the elements, love lost and found, age, and wisdom. His unique spirit comes though gypsy-inspired guitar and banjo, sultry saxophone, and a tinkling of the ivories. Your foot will be stomping in a collective heartbeat that fills the room.
The tour features an opening performance by Saint John’s Jessica Rhaye. Jessica was destined to be a forever-treasured jewel in the East Coast music scene since the release of her third album “Good Things”. Her work has matured further with “Far Gone Lullabies”, a perfect blend of folk, pop, and country that lets you know every little thing gonna be alright.
Tickets are 20$ advance and 25$ at the door.
We have confirmed act for the bill – Reagan’s Rayguns. They have an amazing disc they are about to unleash on the world, but until then you can check their discography here: http://reagansrayguns.bandcamp.com/
Two weeks left, and still a lot of tight races for this year’s voting. If you haven’t voted, click here: http://www.giraffecycle.com/survey/survey.php
Don’t worry about lobbying for votes – we’re pretty shameless here.
One more thing – I actually noticed a couple people complain about not knowing any Saint John artists. Well, now’s your chance to check some out. I made a list on my blog of acts that released discs in 2013 – go listen to them, and see if any are vote worthy. http://chuckteed.com/?p=358
Ok, that’s it – keep voting, and spreading the word!
Best of Saint John Music Poll Update – April 8, 2014
We’re two weeks in, and we’ve had one change to our event – it will now take place May 16th at 8:00PM in the Sanctuary Theatre. This will be the only time the date will change, I promise!
I’m happy to announce that we’ve confirmed our first performer at the event. CBC Searchlight Semi-Finalists Tomato Tomato are confirmed for the show, and will likely preview a song from their upcoming CD. You can hear/read more about the duo here: