The Royal Tavern, 344 Princess St. (Country Venue)
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Andrew Mack Band
This local singer-songwriter tells tales of life in rural Ontario through his indie folk rock music. The band’s fusion of country melodies with rock guitar are the essence of their highly regarded second album, Infinite Possibilities released in 2015. For more info: www.andrewmackband.com.
The Valley Shantyman
This wildly entertaining interactive performance will expand your heart. As resident musician at Wilderness Tours, The Valley Shantyman is a gem, with music from the 1940s to the present (including original material), over 10 genres. He was recently welcomed into the inner circle of “Whiskey Jack”, the former band of ‘Stompin Tom’. Anticipate numerous additions to this show. Bring instruments!
Hips and Harmonies
Originally from Brockville, Ontario, Carla and Jess are a mother/daughter duo who will perform any song that tickles their fancy – especially if they can include sweet harmonies. They play country and folk music primarily but you never know what they will try to cover. Jess’ instrument of choice is her watermelon ukulele, while Carla plays guitar and mandolin.
As the Alt Country persona of the HomeGrown Country Host Tim Sheffield, he’ll perform songs from his recent release The Chronicles Of Clem Chesterfield, a nod of respect to Old Time Country music traditions. Clem will be joined by Al Duquette (fiddle), Bill Plaxton (bass), and Gary Lavallee (drums). A close friend of Joe’s, they shared the stage many times.
Teagan McLaren is taking the world by storm and captivating audiences with her self-titled EP, and inspiring performances. In addition to her several musical accomplishments, she is currently in the process of recording her second album in Nashville, Tennessee with renowned guitarist and producer John Willis. Find out more about Teagan by visiting her website at www.teaganmclaren.com.
Al Duquette & the Wild West
This band consists of seasoned pros with a wealth of experience and influences – all synthesized into a music best called Honkytonk. The band performs its’ own style of western swing, rock-a-billy, country, blues, Cajun, etc.. Some are originals but most are covers. We can be contacted on Facebook at Al Duquette and the Wild West.
The United Steel Pickers
Returning to the HomeGrown Live Music Festival after a two year absence, this three piece group features Wayne Oakley (rhythm guitar), William Florence (lead guitar, from the band ‘We’re from Earth’), and Bram Fisher (bass, in the 80’s played with ‘Lizard Thom Case and the Pleasures of the Flesh’)
Since hitting the Kingston scene nine years ago, R-Banned has been continually expanding its horizons, playing legions, hotels, cruises and charity events. Our focus is on having fun ourselves, which, so far, has had the effect of spilling over into the audience. Playing music together has tightened the bond of friendship that existed before we ever were a band.
Cousin Gibbard Suede
NEW MUSIC: Do Not Be Afraid of This Country! “Cousin” Gibbard Suede may be new to the radio airwaves but his voice and his songs will be as rustic as anything you’ve heard on a juke box stacked with 50s & 60s country records and still be relevant for these times. https://rogerdorey.wordpress.com/cousin-gibbard-suede Please forward this message to your family members and friends who are not afraid of this kind of country.
This four piece band is steeped in the tradition of classic country music, paying tribute to the genres greats including Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and Hank Williams. They play standards from the golden era of country music with honesty, integrity, and musicianship. Always down to earth, and always danceable!