Mid-winter music in Eden Mills offers entertaining mix on Saturday

The Eden Mills Community Hall will warm up to winter with the music of some of Guelph’s finest musicians at 8pm on Saturday, Jan. 15. 

Jeff Bird, Andrew McPherson, Nick Craine, Sue Smith and The Shannon Kingsbury Band will each perform and then cap the evening with an ensemble grand finale. 

Jeff Bird has worked in showbiz for over 30 years. With Cowboy Junkies he appeared on the legendary Trinity Session.  For more than twenty years he has toured the world with them performing in such venues as the Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall and Massey Hall.  Jeff  is also a founding member of the venerable Canadian Folk group Tamarack. As a sideman he has performed and recorded with such diverse artists as Willie P. Bennett, Fred J. Eaglesmith, Stephen Fearing, Loreena McKennitt, Jane Siberry and countless others. His musical palette runs the gamut from celtic to rock to jazz to psychedelic improvisations.

Guelph based Canadian producer, composer, remixer and multi-instrumentalist, Andrew McPherson has worked with a plethora of artists over his 20 year career, including Vieux Farka Touré, Deva Premal, Kiran Ahluwalia, Philosopher Kings, Delhi 2 Dublin, Stephen Fearing, Onkar Singh, Kate Schutt, Natalie McMaster, Jane Siberry and The Rankins.

Nick Craine is the founding member of Southern Ontario sensation, Black Cabbage who recorded 2 albums and toured Canada throughout the 90’s. In 2000 he released his solo album, November Moon.

Sue Smith is a singer, songwriter, composer, collaborator, educator and community activist who loves to dance.  Sue’s debut CD I’m So has elicited comments “a voice of maturity and wisdom” and “a huge amount of songwriting talent”.

The Eden Mills Community Hall provides a friendly and relaxed ambiance which enhances the audience’s concert experience.

This concert is a fund-raiser for the Eden Mills Community Club, Eden Mills Millpond Conservation Association and St. Patrick’s Ward Community Initiative.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at:

The Bookshelf, Quebec Street, Guelph 519-821-3311 or from Kit Bresnahan, 519-856-1188 or kitbresnahan1@gmail.com