Thursday July 7 Lineup
It's not going to rain this time.
Trust the weather in the Sunnyside Summer Night.
Doors Open at 6:30.
Headliner - Meadow Drive
Charity Adlington, Jenna Caspell, Nathan Caspell, Jess Oliverio and Matthew Caspell
OK, Frank Mona is back, and trusting the weather will hold this time.
Headed up by childhood friends Jenna and Charity, Meadow Drive hails from Calgary, Alberta. Due to their vast range of musical influences, the band's distinct sound is a direct result of the unique playing style of each member, rather than their alignment with any particular genre.
The band's jazz roots are apparent in the harmonic structure of the songs and melodic importance of the bass, while their love of funk and disco often shines through with crisp, clean guitar riffs and syncopated grooves. Smooth, yet powerful vocals bring even their rock-influenced repertoire under the umbrella of the sound they call their own.
Opener - Stephen King
Can't get more OH (Original Hootenanny) than our own Stephen King.
Kinger does it all. He named, designed the identities, then performed regularly for the original Keith'sHootenanny and Sunnyside Summer Nights. On top of that, Kinger continues to entertain us all, musically and otherwise, through his own extensive original catalog and in his role as one of Memphis and the Grande's grander guys.
Come early - then let Kinger serenade you to your seats, lead you in song, and set up your Sunnyside Summer Night reeeel nice.
Tori Morely and Mike Morely
Tori channels the ethos of punk through her lyrical content and vocal delivery. She writes about teenage angst, emotional processing and human experiences. Equipped with her bass, she peppers her music with funk-bass aesthetics and jazz leanings.
Tori is a SSN and Keith's Hootenanny Veteran, both Tori and her teenage angst have graduated together from "expendable Crewmember" where she played cool tunes with her Pop, Mike, who operates the guitar and other on-stage musical tech...
It is said that "expendable Crewmembers is a group of space pirates that spend their voyages trading with and plundering from other ships, traversing the cosmos with an original but somewhat chaotic arrangement of punk, glam and alternative rock."
So come and hear this SSN favourite for yourself.
Cort Bulloch is a poet and songwriter who lives on the high plains in Calgary. With driving rhythms and tenor toned vocals his music draws from the American tradition of blues, country, and rock.
His songs are like going canoeing with John Lennon and Tom Sawyer. As for his poetry... the spontaneity of his emerging rhythmic and ecstatic poems have something of the rich music of the beats and the rhythm of the open road.
"He's found a voice somewhere between San Francisco and Claresholm. And in that place is a deep well of poetry."
Another Hoot favourite, and Revv 52 alumni - Cort's played for Hoot fans in his living room with Harry Nilsson and onstage at SSN last year. More notably, he serenaded Sunnyside residents for over 50 nights from his balcony during, you know, those strange COVID times.
Great to see - and hear - you on stage again Cort!
Cathy and Nobou
Nobuo Kawaguchi &
Pickle Juice and Peanut Butter.
Butter and Sugar Sandwiches.
Banana on Pizza.
Cello and Ukulele.
Now that your pallate has awoke, you're ready for the tasty musical flavours of Cathy & Nobuo.
Based in Calgary, versatile performer Nobuo Kawaguchi teams up with cellist Cathy Checora to present their distinctive renditions of some of your favourite folk and pop tunes.
You are sure to enjoy their arrangements featuring uniquely timbred vocal harmonies, variously accompanied by ukulele, guitar, harmonica, upright bass, and cello.
A well spiced fusion menu of song and sound, this Keith's Hootennany and SSN favourite will dish up arrangements with a colourful presentation all their own.