This will be our 10th Home Routes Season but Home Routes is celebrating their 12th Anniversary this year!! An amazing lineup of musicians this year to come see! We are so excited to continue being part of this non-profit organization. We hope you can attend a concert at our store. Enjoy a coffee & homemade dessert, great music and an evening out on the town.
*** 2018/2019 Concert Dates
Tuesday, April 2nd: Winona Wilde, ON (Contemporary Folk/Folk Blues/Humour/Singer Song Writer)
(LAST CONCERT UNTIL SEPTEMBER)
Doors Open 7:30 p.m.; Concert Starts at 8 p.m.
$20/Ticket; 12 & Under Free with Adult
** Desserts and drinks for sale at intermission.
*Home Routes is a non-profitable organization. All ticket fees are paid to the musicians!
Home Routes is a wonderful opportunity for artists to put down roots in new communities, and for local audiences to make new musical discoveries. Ticket prices are set by Home Routes and all the ticket sales goes directly back to the musician.
As we have limited space - Advance Tickets are recommended! Ticket prices are set by Home Routes and all money gets paid to the artist.
Home Routes operates 14 house concert touring circuits across Canada, from YT to PEI. House concerts are a North American tradition that developed within the folk-roots milieu to introduce artists to wider audiences. During the 1950’s “folk boom” a significant number of young people began to choose “folk singing” as their profession. With the number of talented performers by far exceeding the number of places to play, house concerts remain a significant part of the music scene.Home Routes brings small communities professional artists of exceptional talent who would otherwise perform only in theatres, concert halls and folk festivals in urban markets. With almost no physical separation between artist and audience, a house concert is an intimate experience for everyone. Casual, comfortable and unpretentious, house concerts are fun and very often, inspirational events that create lasting memories.
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Short Biography: 2017 KERRVILLE NEW FOLK WINNER -Texas 2017 COLLEEN PETERSON AWARD WINNER -Ontario 2015 BC MUSICIAN MAGAZINE SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR -British Columbia
Just your run of the mill, post-structuralist cowgirl Americana…
Winona Wilde is an artist we need to hear, now more than ever. On her third album, Wasted Time, the much-travelled Canadian singer/songwriter continues to redefine the image of the troubadour, with heartbreaking wit and honesty.
“Wilde, whose real name is Noosa Al-Sarraj, fell in love with country music thanks to a nanny she had as a kid. Her kickass songwriting abilities led to win an award at the Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk competition this year—one of few Canadians to do so, and certainly the first of Iraqi descent.” -Sarah Boesfeld, Flare Magazine (Top 10 New Country Artists)
Al-Sarraj produced Wasted Time herself, working at engineer John Dinsmore’s Toronto studio, Lincoln County Social Club. She played most of the instruments as well, with contributions by Toronto-based friends made on the road. In fact, Al-Sarraj cut the basic tracks live, in a single 10-hour session. It was a clear indication of the confidence she had in the material.
“The award-winning and steadily touring folk artist's honest writing definitely does shine here — defiantly so.” - Peter Ellman, Exclaim (8/10)
The songs indeed capture Al-Sarraj’s musical philosophy of “trying to strike a balance between freaking people out and speaking directly to their hearts,” from opening track “Pincushion Soldier,” an aching lament for a woman afflicted with post-partum psychosis, to “The Night That Joel Got Shot,” a modern gender reversal of the traditional murder ballad. Al-Sarraj attributes some of this dark subject matter to revisiting albums by Tool and Nine Inch Nails, which were also a big part of her youth. At the same time, Wilde injects some cutting humour with “Chick Singer,” a song that every female musician will immediately identify with through its sing-along chorus of, “You’ve got to work twice as hard, be twice as good, and get paid half as much as you know you should.”
As a fiercely independent artist, Al-Sarraj certainly understands the rules of the game. But along with the many friends and allies she has made around North America, she’s become committed to the cause of making country music that sounds both old and new... and looking good while doing it.
Web: http://winonawilde.comFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/winonawildeYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pb2yG2eFnsWebsite: http://www.winonawilde.comBandcamp: http://winonawilde.bandcamp.com