Join the PEI Writers’ Guild on Wednesday, September 28, for an evening celebrating the art of songwriting. Some of PEI’s most talented young songwriters will treat the audience to an intimate evening of music. During this evening of song, the assembled singer-songwriters will blur the boundaries between song and poetry and offer insights into the songwriting process. The evening will be hosted by talented musician, journalist, and community-minded man-about-town, Todd MacLean.
The singer-songwriters who will perform at this event include:
Tanya Davis: a poet, storyteller, musician and singer-songwriter who fuses these callings together in a refreshing matrimony of language and sound. Tanya was recently named the Mayor’s Poet Laureate of Halifax and has recently launched a new book of poetry, At First, Lonely, with PEI’s Acorn Press.
Fraser McCallum: a singer-songwriter from Hazel Grove, PEI who is also a writer and comedian who performs improv, standup and sketch comedy. Fraser is part of the local folk-rock band, Racoon Bandit, who earned a 2011 Music PEI Award and a 2011 ECMA nomination for their debut album, Campcraft. Racoon Bandit recently released their first full-length album, Into the Hills, with Collagen Rock Records.
Drea MacDonald: a restless soul by nature who pens songs that offer a fresh perspective on the tried-and-true themes of lost love, growing up, and hitting the road. Between 2008 and 2010, Drea recorded two EPs, and she is currently working on a full-length album with a new backing band, The Wildebeards.
Meaghan Blanchard: a young singer-songwriter from Hunter River whose most recent album, Chasin’ Lonely Again, is the winner of the ECMA 2011 Country Album of the Year award.
Nudie: the notable frontman of PEI’s best old-time country band, Nudie and the Turks. Formed in 2005, the band continues to play music the way Hank Williams would have liked it: great songwriting, minimal instrumentation, a strong voice, and an everyman attitude.
Admission is $5 at the door. Seating is limited.