Coco Love Alcorn, Amanda Rheaume & Annie Sumi: Presented by Newmarket Folk Society
Newmarket Folk Society is thrilled to present a triple-shot of talent with these three talented singer-songwriters in a musical workshop! Workshops are very popular at folk festivals. The concept of the workshop at festivals is attributed to Estelle Klein who was involved in the Mariposa Folk Festival from the start and was the artistic director from 1964 to about 1981. Workshops bring together artists who might not normally perform together and in doing so a lot of magical musical interactions happen.
As a performer, Coco Love Alcorn is always in the moment; joyful and genuine, soulful and compelling. Alcorn sings joyful soul; a combination of her diverse musical influences, including jazz, pop, R&B and folk. Her voice has been hailed by press as extraordinary, beautiful and stunning. Her playful and witty character, love of improvising and and her willingness to engage fearlessly with the audience had made Coco Love Alcorn an established presence on the Canadian music scene over the last 20 years, with 10 albums to her credit along with numerous cross Canada tours, festival appearances, award nominations and notable success in TV and film licensing.
One of Amanda Rheaume's great gifts as a songwriter is her ability to take the personal and make it universal, drawing upon her own experience to deliver messages with a wide resonance. She digs deep on The Skin I'm In, reflecting upon her Metis heritage and addressing issues of identity and mental health. Her earlier albums met with widespread critical acclaim. 2013's Keep A Fire earned her a 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award for Aboriginal Songwriter of The Year as well as a Juno Award nomination for Aboriginal Album of the Year, while 2016's Holding Patterns received a Canadian Folk Music Awards nomination. Amanda has long employed her music as a force for good, as shown by three trips to Afghanistan to perform for Canadian military personnel, plus visits to the Alert base in Canada's far north and the troubled indigenous community of Attawapiskat. She also co-founded Babes4Breasts, an initiative that, through concerts and recording projects, raised money for breast cancer charities across Canada over a 10-year period. This is an artist with a heart as big as her talent.
Dancing on a line between imagination and reality, ethereal-folk artist Annie Sumi's music invites you into a familiar otherworld. Like an inbound wind, her voice begins with a whisper, gathers strength and purpose, and transforms into an airy howl. Her songs take you to places of quiet wonder, of unspoken love, of tranquil landscape. Over the last three and a half years, the Ontario-based singer-songwriter has released two critically-acclaimed albums and toured her music across Canada, parts of the U.S. and Europe. With grace and humility, she has charmed audiences at more than 300 shows, from living rooms to major music festivals, and has been asked to open for the likes of Buffy Sainte-Marie, Amelia Curran and Jim Cuddy. In 2018, she was recognized with a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination for Emerging Artist of the Year. Folk-roots magazine, Penguin Eggs, listed Sumi as one of their top music discoveries for 2018, describing her voice as generous and expansive and offering high praise.
All concerts in the 2019-2020 season will be held at the Newmarket Canadian Legion Branch 426 at 707 Srigley Street, Newmarket ON L3Y 1X4.
This venue is a large licensed facility which will hold 200+ in a cabaret seating arrangement. There is limited parking available at the legion but parking is also available just across the road at Prince Charles Public School.
Refreshments are provided before the show and during the intermission by The Maids' Cottage. With doors opening at 7:15pm, come early and enjoy a coffee or tea and a butter tart and/or brownie.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 426 (View)
707 Srigley Street
Newmarket, ON L3Y 1X4
|Minimum Age: 5|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|