“A MONTH OF SUNDAYS” CELEBRATES THE MUSIC AND THE TRADITION OF THE PEOPLE OF ONTARIO BY BRINGING TOGETHER NEW AND EXPERIENCED ARTISTS FOR A SERIES OF FIVE AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS ON THE FABLED CHI-CHEEMAUN FERRY OVER THE MONTH OF JULY 2017.
The series also celebrates the historic importance of the ferry route between Tobermory and South Baymouth, which has been operating since the 1930’s. The setting brings the music onto Ontario’s longest and most scenic ferry ride and sets it against the backdrop of water and shorelines that inspired artists like Tom Thompson. By bringing together experienced and new artists we draw on expertise to help highlight up-and-coming talent.
Sunday, July 2nd
Treasa Levasseur, Paige Ballagh, Moscow Apartment
Sunday, July 9th
Danny Michel, Tragedy Ann, Drew McIvor, The Lifers
Sunday, July 16th
David Newland, Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie, The Great Spirit Circle Trail Traditional Drummers, Singers & Dancers
Sunday, July 23rd
Coco Love Alcorn, Ben Turcotte, Madison and Jonathan
Sunday, July 30th
Alysha Brilla, Janice Jo Lee, Kunle
ALL SUNDAY SHOWS WILL BE FROM 11:20AM – 3:15PM
Treasa Levasseur has been a side woman since 1996, and in 2008 won the Ultimate Sideman Showdown on CBC Radio. She has played with Claire Jenkins Avec Band and The Rattlesnake Choir and also has 3 full-length albums of her own material, of which 2010’s Low Fidelity was nominated for a Juno in the Blues Category. Treasa will be joined by artists Paige Ballagh & Moscow Apartment.
With nominations for three Juno awards, The Polaris Prize, The CBC’s “Heart Of Gold” AND a pile of albums under his belt, Danny Michel is unquestionably one of Canada’s finest songwriters. An environmentalist, pacifist, romanticist and space enthusiast, Danny’s hopeful songs find a home in everyone’s heart. Danny will be joined by artists Tragedy Ann, Drew McIvor and The Lifers.
David Newland is a veteran of the Ontario folk music scene. David's travels in the Arctic as a Zodiac driver and performer with Adventure Canada have inspired his latest project, The Northwest Passage in Story and Song. David is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
Coco is the queen of the collaboration, the gel of the jam. Her shows are an invitation to connect, an invitation to sing, and an invitation to be swept away by great melody, catchy lyrics and winning performances. Her career has spanned over 20 years, 10 albums, cross-Canada tours and award nominations. Coco will be joined by artists Ben Turcotte & Madison and Jonathan.
Twice Juno Award nominated singer-songwriter, producer and community organizer Alysha Brilla is a critically acclaimed Indian-Tanzanian Canadian artist.Brilla’s new music draws on the influences of her unique background. Alysha’s art aims to unite people through the Canadian cultural kaleidoscope. Alysha will be joined by artists Janice Jo Lee & Kunle.