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September at Meaford Hall (Posted On: Saturday, September 10, 2016)

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Folk, country, pop, alt rock - it's all coming to Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre in September. With the weather getting cooler, shows heat up in the historic Opera House at Meaford Hall next week!

Rolling Stone calls Corb Lund "A roots-driven singer-songwriter who balances wry humor, erudite observation, and poignant lyrics in the vein of Steve Earle or Loudon Wainwright III." Don't miss this stellar award-winning artist live September 20. Lund's awards are too numerous to list, but they include a Juno and multiple CCMAs, WCMAs and more.

Next up is the darling of Nova Scotia: Joel Plaskett on September 24. Canada has produced some of the world's most enduring songwriters and Joel Plaskett is hailed as one of the best. With countless awards to his credit, thousands of tour dates, and numerous recording and producing projects under his belt, Plaskett remains one of the most innovative and prolific artists on the scene today.

On September 24 hear We Walk the Line. This is a true Johnny Cash Experience that celebrates the music and lives of 'The Man In Black' and his fun loving wife, June Carter. The performance features Ward Cornforth as a 1960's era Johnny Cash with the signature 'Boom-Chicka-Boom' sound of his long time touring band the Tennessee Three. The show also includes a dynamic performance by Shanya Lynn Dawson as "June Carter". The concert covers the entire career of Johnny Cash from the 1950's at Sun Records to 2003 with the American Recordings label and includes Johnny's biggest hits 'Ring of Fire', 'Boy Named Sue', 'I Walk The Line', 'Folsom Prison Blues', 'Hurt' and the famous duet with June Carter 'Jackson' amongst other classic songs. The Rockabilly Pioneer, Country Legend and American Poet left his mark upon many millions of fans.

Rounding out the month is Bahamas September 29. Singer/guitarist Afie Jurvanen has been a sideman for indie luminaries like Feist, Jason Collett, and Howie Beck, but his solo work under the moniker of Bahamas offers a breezy, sure-handed blend of sun-kissed folk and alt-country. Jurvanen's promise as a songwriter was established on two tasteful, JUNO-nominated full-length releases-2009's Pink Strat and 2012's Barchords-which held evocative turns of phrase, restrained instrumentation, and a captivating repose. From the silvery acoustic strum and poetic images that open "Waves" to the glowing final chords of "All I've Ever Known," the songwriter's third full-length endeavor is stunning. Using more acoustic instruments than any of his previous work, Bahamas Is Afie allows Jurvanen's exquisite songwriting to speak for itself without excessive ornamentation-"Bitter Memories," "Like a Wind," and "Nothing to Me Now" are all sublime, elegantly uncluttered highlights. When things get more elaborate-as with the harmonized rush of strings and woodwinds that give "Can't Take You with Me" deep poignancy, or the R&B-inflected falsetto of "All the Time"-Bahamas Is Afie is every bit the intimate, existential artistic statement that its title implies.

Meaford Hall is pleased to present a fall lineup to appease every music style plus thought-provoking films and a little live theatre for good measure more info is available online. For more information on these and other Meaford Hall events follow us on Facebook , Twitter @MeafordHall, visit our website,  call 1.877.538.0463 or drop by 12 Nelson St E in beautiful historic downtown Meaford.


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