Rebecca Fairless

Sponsored by The Grapevine Fri., Sept. 27, 2:20pm: Festival Tent Sat., Sept. 28, 10:00am: Music, Wellness & Music Therapists to help us!, Al Whittle Sat., Sept. 28, 1:30pm: Geometry of Songs: Circles, Triangles and Squares, Al Whittle Born on the prairies and raised in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Rebecca Fairless writes songs that encompass both the warmth and the…

Reeny Smith

Sponsored by Acadia University  Sat., Sept. 28, 2:30pm: Songwriter Circle, Festival Theatre Sat., Sept. 28, 10:30pm: Deep Roots Barn Burner, Farmers’ Market Sun. Sept. 29, 1:00pm: Festival Finale, Festival Theatre Reeny Smith is a powerhouse on the stage and in the studio.  A songwriter, musician and producer, Reeny delivers magic every time she hits the stage.  Her extraordinary vocals,…

Sam Wilson

Sponsored by Friends of the Festival Thurs., Sept. 26, 5:00pm: Church Brewing Co Sat., Sept. 28, 10:00am: Farmers’ Market From solo guitar to quintet, Sam Wilson presents a performance rich in variety. Playful, yet seriously contemplative, her compositions reflect her love of jazz and improvised music. Her latest release Groundless Apprehensions is a post-bop modern jazz…

Sarah McInnis

Sponsored by Friends of the Festival Fri., Sept. 27, 1:00pm: Festival Tent Sat., Sept. 28, 10:00am: Music, Wellness & Music Therapists to help us!, Al Whittle Sat., Sept. 28, 1:30pm: Geometry of Songs: Circles, Triangles and Squares, Al Whittle Originally from Peterborough, Ontario, Sarah is a recent graduate of Acadia University’s Bachelor of Music Therapy program. Deeply inspired by the connection…

Scott Marsters

Sponsored by Friends of the Festival Sat., Sept. 28, 2:00pm: Deep Roots Open Mic, Festival Tent Scott Marsters is a pillar of the Wolfville music scene. When he’s not playing lead guitar or bass, or singing background vocals in numerous other Nova Scotian bands, Scott steps into the role of songwriter.    His first album was released…

SOLA

Sponsored by Friends of the Festival Fri., Sept. 27, 3:05pm: Festival Tent Sat., Sept. 28, 12:00pm: Farmers’ Market Sat., Sept. 28, 12:00am: Paddy’s Pub SOLA’s audiences have been astonished by the band’s immense sound – which is much bigger than you might expect from a four-member outfit. This collective of Annapolis Valley musicians combines dynamic melodies and…

Steve Lee Trio

Sponsored by Friends of the Festival Thurs., Sept. 26, 3:30pm: Church Brewing Co Sat., Sept. 28, 10:00pm: Paddy’s Pub Steve Lee is yet another product of the St. FX Jazz program. He has been playing and teaching guitar and music theory in the Annapolis Valley since the 1990’s…sounds like a long time but as a musician,…

Terra Spencer

Sponsored by Acadia Performing Arts Series  Sat., Sept. 28, 2:30pm: Songwriter Circle, Festival Theatre Sat., Sept. 28, 7:00pm: Main Stage, Festival Theatre Sun. Sept. 29, 10:00am: Music as Medicine, Songs That Heal, Festival Theatre Terra Spencer spent much of her youth in a basement in Summerville, Hants County playing piano and secretly strumming her granddad’s guitars. Since 2014, she has taken…

The Atlantic String Machine

  Sponsored by Friends of the Festival  Fri., Sept. 27, 7:00pm: Main Stage with Rachel Beck, Festival Theatre Sat., Sept. 28, 3:30pm: Picnic & Concert: Tangled Garden, Grand-Pré The Atlantic String Machine is a dynamic ensemble of string players who perform as many styles of music as they can fit into their portfolios. Based on Prince Edward Island,…

The Hypochondriacs

Sponsored by Schoolhouse Brewery   Fri., Sept. 27, 3:50pm: Festival Tent Fri., Sept. 27, 10:30pm: Deep Roots Hootenanny, Farmers’ Market Like Frankenstein’s monster drunk on whiskey sours, The Hypochondriacs resurrect classic country vibes with a strange and modern twist. Weaving together the emotional balladry of country legends like Hank Williams and George Jones with the high-octane stage…