Denis Parker has been playing the blues for a long time. In fact, before emigrating to Newfoundland from London, England in 1972, he recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studios for EMI/ Harvest in the late sixties and the resulting two albums by Panama Limited Jug Band have been just been remastered and released on Cherry Red Records. After 45 years, a lifetime of gigs, and a slew of recordings ranging from rock to acoustic blues, Denis still has the fire, is playing and singing better than ever and his 9th studio album “The Golden Years” is scheduled for release in late 2020.

Rube & Rake is a folk/roots duo based out of St. John’s, NL, with a primary focus on creating sparse, stripped down songs. While many performers often look to expand their arrangements, the duo has found the opposite works best for them, allowing their harmonies and delivery of lyrics to come to the forefront. Winners of two MusicNL awards including folk/roots artist of the year for their debut LP, Rube & Rake’s sophomore LP will be released on October 16th, 2020.

Always a highlight of the Folk Night season when we get this fantastic duo to host. Better come a shade early if you want a seat for this one, ladies and gents…even online it might fill up!

Shana and Dillon Brown are teen musicians that have been performing from a very young age. Formerly known as Shillon, this solid musical duo have been recognized as outstanding vocal and instrumental musicians. They are evolving towards further improvements in their instrumental abilities and will focus on this in their musical performances moving forward.

They have many accomplishments for their ages of 14 and 16, which includes 2 CDs under the Shillon Music, Youth Ventures Award for Excellence In Arts and Tourism and, Youth Business of Distinction. Recognizing the importance of continued learning in music, there’s sure to be lots of new opportunities in their future.

Jordan Harnum is a true son of Newfoundland. Born and raised in New Harbour, he learned the power and tradition of song and story from a young age. Jordan has always felt a deep spiritual connection with the act of performing on stage or on screen.

Jordan’s debut record “The Boys Around The Bay” was produced and written-in-part by Glenn Simmons (The Fables) (Wonderful Grand Band) and released in the fall of 2017. Since then, Jordan was nominated for MusicNL’s 2018 Celtic Artist of the year, played various festivals and venues across the province. In August 2018 Jordan joined expedition cruise specialists Adventure Canada as one of the onboard musicians. Expect some new music from Jordan in 2020.

Jacques Brel a marqué la chanson française par la richesse de son écriture et sa soif d’authenticité. Laissez la formation Les Paumés du Petit Matin vous transportez par la poésie passionnée et la musique exaltantes de ce “Grand Jacques”. La formation est menée par Frédéric Blouin, un auteur-compositeur-interprète qui, au fil des ans, s’est produit dans plusieurs provinces au pays. En 2018, il participait au concours Pacifique en Chanson à Vancouver.

Jacques Brel left a distinctive imprint on French music with his image-rich writing and quest for authenticity. Les Paumés du Petit Matin will give the audience a taste of his incredible passion and stage presence. The band is led by Frédéric Blouin, a singer-songwriter who has performed tributes to Brel in Western Canada, and last year participated in Pacifique en Chanson, a French song-writing contest in Vancouver.

Folk Night Trad Sessions!

The last Folk Night of each month is usually reserved for a traditional tune session with a hosting musician to keep things on track. There is no PA system, no stage, no door prizes or open mike…just tunes! All musicians of all levels are welcome to join in and share in the music.

Katapa is a local Afro rock, funk reggae ensemble formed by leader and songwriter Kalunga Jeik Loksa. A five piece band consisting of drums, bass, two guitars and two singing. With only a handful of performances under our proverbial belt, Katapa is steadily gaining momentum on the local scene.
Dynamic, fast paced songs rooted in african rhythms, also display rock and reggae elements. Our shows always get people dancing.

Adrian House (St. Jean) incorpore rock, folk, blues et country dans son style unique, et a été nominée pour 4 prix Music NL dans son carriére. En parlant de son album le plus récent “Love a Man” (2016), The Overcast a loué “l’exploration courageux de l’ampleur de les abilités de l’artiste,” incluant pour son composition en Français “Don Quichotte.” Fred’s Records a dit que l’album est “indispensable pour votre collection de musique.” Après avoir jouer plusieurs concerts partout à St. Jean, Adrian viens juste de completer un tournée de 10 concerts en Nouvelle Écosse, Québec et Ontario, en Février et Mars 2018. Il est en train d’écrire des nouveaux chansons pour un album dans l’automne.
C’est un artiste vraiment spécial que vous ne voulez pas manquez.

Singer-songwriter Adrian House (St. John’s) incorporates rock, folk, blues and country into his unique style, and has received 4 Music NL Award nominations over the years. His most recent album “Love a Man” (2016) was praised for its “courageous exploration of the artist’s breadth of abilities,” (The Overcast) and included a composition in French, “Don Quichotte.” Fred’s Records listed it as a “must have for your music collection,” and the album was selected as “Producer’s Pick” on the East Coast Countdown (Halifax). In February 2018 Adrian completed a 10 show solo tour of Eastern Canada.