So first up for the evening was Stephanie Coleman. She is a singer/songwriter from the Cornwall Area and a repeat performer at the St. Lawrence Stage. From the moment she started singing I knew this was going to be a special evening and I was going to be recording a lot of performances. I’ll let her video speak for her talent.
Roxanne is another Cornwall singer/song writer with oodles of talent and stage presence (she performed in her bare feet). No I don’t have a foot fetish. It’s just that her stage presence gave the impression of a free spirit and her performance confirmed that. I couldn’t decide on which song to post as a video so I combined all three.
Derek is a very talented musician who I’m afraid that I may have upset (slightly) when I compared him to James Taylor. Apparently, he gets that a lot. So in order to properly describe this very talented and unique performer I am going to default to the brochure material.
This brother and sister duo are rising country stars from Maitland, Ontario. Their big “Nashville Sound” has earned them a contract with Sun Records based in Nashville. This is not their first appearance at the St. Lawrence Stage and hopefully it will not be their last.
“Borne at the foot of the mountains on the northern coast of British Colombia, David Simard now calls Montreal Home. Described as an Avant-garde folk singer, David has been getting some due attention. As a result of his captivating live shows his name recently appeared on the Montreal Mirror list for “Best Country/Folk Act 2009”.”
“With soaring vocals comparable to those of Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush, Roses is turning heads, but what might capture your interest more, is the vulnerability in her self expression, and the honesty that are her words set on a backdrop of folk/alt-country, for this EP, Roses self titled first, is a real gem.”
You can only imagine my surprise when at the end of the program the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage board members got up on stage to thank all the volunteers and performers for a successful season and then did this….