Live Wire Music Series Ends The Season With Ottawa’s Brilliant Lynn Miles!

Live Wire Music Series is finishing the season with one of its all-time favourite musicians, Ottawa’s brilliant Lynn Miles. Lynn has won countless awards including a Best Female Vocalist Juno in 2003 and a Canadian Songwriter of the Year Award in 2010.  She will be accompanied by another great Canadian musician, Prairie Oyster’s Keith Glass.  Opening the evening will be Ottawa musician Lynne Hanson, whose newest CD “Once The Sun Goes Down” has had much critical acclaim across North America. 

Live Wire Music Series presents:

Lynn Miles with special guest Lynne Hanson

Friday, May 4th – 7:30 pm
Octave Theatre, 711 Dalton Ave., Kingston
Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door

Available now at Brian’s Record Option (613 542-2452) and Tara Foods

Lynn Miles ~

“With her crystal-clear voice and an insightful songwriting style, Canada’s Lynn Miles is one of the most acclaimed singer/songwriters to cross the border since Joni Mitchell.” – Dallas Morning News 

“Lynn Miles’ startling insights about bad choices and desperate needs in songs like “Wrong” and “Rust” make her a captivating performer.” – USA Today

“Lynn Miles delivers it all with an every-woman expressiveness in a voice that combines Lucinda Williams and Shawn Colvin.  Her poetic, insightful portrait of the human spirit – upbeat despite its difficult honesty, is truly inviting.” – Tim Roland, The Tennessean

“Lynn Miles makes being forlorn sound like a state of grace.” – New York Times

“Canadian songbird Lynn Miles sings lusciously…smart lyrics abound as she expounds on love lost and gained, sketched with dark hues and rising tempos.” – Billboard Magazine

Lynne Hanson ~

2010 Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award winner
2009 Canadian Folk Music Award nominee New/Emerging Artist
2009 Kerrville New Folk Finalist
2008 Mountain Stage New Song Regional Finalist

“[Once the Sun Goes Down] certainly is a remarkable piece of work … Hanson is a superlative craftswoman … her fabulous voice is clear as a bell.”  John Conquest, Third Coast Music, Austin

“Killer third by Canadian songbird…more in common with the assured touch of Gillian Welch or Lucinda Williams. “Riptide” could easily be the best song Welch has yet to write”. – UNCUT (UK)

Live Wire Music Series Presents Lucy Kaplansky & James Keelaghan on Sat. Mar. 5th!

The Live Wire Music Series presents a blockbuster double-bill featuring New York City’s gifted singer/songwriter Lucy Kaplansky together with Canadian folk music icon James Keelaghan on Sat. March 5th at Sydenham Street United Church. This concert brings together two of the most respected voices in contemporary roots music in a beautiful venue that will showcase their enormous talents. Here are the details:

Live Wire Music Series presents:
Lucy Kaplansky and James Keelaghan
Sat. March 5th @ 7:30 pm
Sydenham Street United Church, Kingston, ON

Tickets: $20 in advance and $25 at the door (if available)

Brian’s Record Option – 381 Princess Street, Kingston – 613-542-2452
Tara Natural Foods – 81 Princess Street, Kingston – 613-546-4439
Renaissance Music – 1057 Midland Avenue, Kingston – 613-384-9225

Lucy Kaplansky

” Lucy Kaplansky is a truly gifted performer with a bag full of enchanting songs”. (The New Yorker)

“New York City songwriter Lucy Kaplansky is becoming the troubadour laureate of modern city folk.” (Boston Globe)

Lucy Kaplansky began her singing career as one-half of a duo with Shawn Colvin. As a solo artist she has released 5 critically acclaimed albums with contributing back-up vocals from such folk luminaries John Gorka, Eliza Gilkyson and Richard Shindell. In 2000 she teamed up with Shindell and Dar Williams to form the supergroup Cry Cry Cry and turned out a masterful CD which garnered tremendous critical acclaim. She continues to tour extensively and her latest album, Over The Hills, has solidified her status as one of the most beautiful voices in roots music today.

James Keelaghan

James Keelaghan is a voice in contemporary Canadian songwriting that has helped us define who we are as a people. He writes with great humanity and honesty, with an eye to the past and a vision of the future. He has chronicled his times with powerful and abiding songs, with heart and eyes wide open.” (David Francey)

Called “Canada’s finest singer-songwriter” by one of the most respected music journalists, Dave Marsh, James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons. As the calendar pages have turned, for almost a quarter of a century now, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion, curiosity intent and intensity. His masterful storytelling has, over the course of nine recordings, been part of the bedrock of his success, earning Keelaghan countless nominations and awards – including a Juno and acclaim from Australia to Scandinavia.

His 11th CD, House of Cards, is another critical and artistic hit, full of the insight and tuneful songwriting that has made James Keelaghan a Canadian icon.