Clancy’s Front Porch is an acoustic musical collaboration that centres around the love of good songs, warm harmonies, intertwining country roots and folk sounds.
Ray Spencer adds guitar and dobro to the mix, and is known for his roots-inspired original songs and storytelling talents. Tracy Summers delights audiences with her honeyed voice and adds texture with guitar, bass, accordion, keyboard, and djembe. Heather Read (Parsons) brings a powerful and heartfelt voice to round out the sound along with acoustic guitar and ukulele.
CFP came together in spring 2017 and have already grown a devoted following, enjoying invitations from coffeehouses, markets, festivals and folk clubs in the region.
So, pull up a chair. Sit back. Enjoy a cool lemonade (or a hot tea in winter), and sing along to the melodies. Foot-tapping is encouraged. Everybody is welcome on ☆Clancy’s Front Porch☆.
There’s something to be said for experience, for taking the time to grow into your own skin. All sturdy things need time to root ﬁrmly into the ground to ﬁnd their strength.
Lynn Miles is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters. With twelve albums to her credit, the winner of multiple Canadian Folk Music awards (2011 English Songwriter of the Year), and a 2003 Juno award for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year, she has certainly found her strength over time.
Through a career that has seen her move from Ottawa to Los Angeles and back again, with stops in Nashville and Austin TX., and a healthy touring schedule that regularly takes her through the US, Europe and across Canada, she has always created and performed music with unbridled feeling and vulnerability.
Lynn song “Three Chords and the Truth” was recently chosen as the closing song on the popular BBC TV series “Case Histories”.
Lynn’s new release “Downpour” has been receiving glowing reviews.
Tickets are $15 advance at Sooke Shoppers Drug Mart or $20 at the door.
Please join us for an evening featuring the music of the Beatles, the band that changed music forever in the 60’s. From their first album, “Please Please Me”, release in 1963 to their final album, “Let It Be” in 1970, the Fab Four charted the direction of modern music with their unique and innovative sound.
Performing a varied selection of Beatle tunes will be Mary Livingston, Paul Winfield, McKenzie Montag and Dave Gallant, with Eric James on bass
Do join us for this evening of some incredible music by these talent musicians and singers as they put their own spin on some of the greatest tunes of our times. Hopefully you will hear some of your favourites.
Mark Stuart will spend 2018 doing what he has always done. He will tour full-time as a musical artist, bringing his years of experience to the stage. Onstage, his focus is on the songs he has penned and recorded, delivered with a soulful singing voice and highly memorable guitar playing.
After many years on the Americana/Folk circuit, Stuart has cultivated a very rounded performance. His show consists of storytelling, flashy guitar “chops”, and songs that seem to draw from his rock, blues, country, and folk music roots. Mostly, this artist from Tennessee has toured solo or in a notable duo with his wife (“Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart”). There were stints along the way as a sideman, though (Steve Forbert, Freddy Fender, Steve Earle, Joan Baez). If placed on the bill with a contemporary artist he is usually asked to play guitar on their portion of the show. Just ask Jason Ringenberg, Ray Wylie Hubbard, or Jimmy LaFave.
One can find Mark Stuart on any given night in a small theater, coffeehouse, house concert, festival stage, club, church auditorium, etc. giving it his all. Aside from that, he could be instructing at a guitar clinic, songwriting workshop, or playing on someone’s recording session. As co-owner of Gearle Records he has produced or co-produced many albums. Stuart’s career has repeatedly taken him to all of the USA, Canada, Europe, and the United Kingdom, and, has spanned several decades.
Tickets are $15 in advance at Sooke Shopers Drug Mart or $20 at the door.Tickets will be on sle a week prior to the concert.