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Fri., Sept. 27, 3:00pm: Deep Roots Artist@Acadia, KC Irving Auditorium
Fri., Sept. 27, 7:00pm: Main Stage, Festival Theatre
Sat., Sept. 28, 1:00pm: Songwriter Circle, Festival Theatre
Artist@Acadia: Documentary: Sweet Marie: In Studio with Erin Costelo
Directed by JUNO award winner Amelia Curran, this behind the scenes documentary witnesses the making of Erin Costelo’s new album “Sweet Marie”, released in November 2018. The story of this new work unfolds across a series of recording sessions filled with creative flourish and collaboration that both highlight Costelo’s musical achievements and show the painstaking efforts to reach new heights. It is an intimate look at an artist’s process, in an intimate timber-frame cabin in the middle of a snowy winter on the Nova Scotian countryside, and offers a sneak peek at what is sure to be Costelo’s most successful album to date.
Erin Costelo is a throwback; a songwriter who brings to mind the ‘golden age’ of music. Her fifth full-length album, SWEET MARIE, out on Compass Records, is a 10-song collection recorded in 10 days in a timber-frame home on the ocean in Little Harbour, Nova Scotia. The album was brought to life in January, amidst Canadian winter storms and pounding surf of the east coast. Produced by Costelo herself, SWEET MARIE finds the native Nova Scotian looking at a world and an industry that pushed her to the edge of ending her musical career – and finds herself pushing back. Pulsing with a confident and cathartic energy, her incredible voice, drawing comparisons to such icons as Nina Simone and Carole King, soars even as her songs dive deep. Although she wears many influences on her sleeve, Costelo is unquestionably herself, a singular artist of maturity and importance; a maverick, unfettered by trend, fashion or industry ‘pathway.’