Shannon Rose & The Thorns will be hitting the stage at The Townhouse on Sept. 15 as part of their first cross-Canada tour this fall.
Bringing a blend of soulful folk-pop to the stage, they have already released their 2013 double album “Seasons”. The album is comprised of four five-song EPs recorded in and inspired by each of the distinct Canadian seasons.
Before the tour, they will be playing at this year’s Ottawa Folk Festival on Sept. 5, opening for the likes of Vampire Weekend, Neil Young and Patti Smith.
The Thorns are comprised of Steve Matylewicz and Dean Watson on guitar, Adam DiPenta on bass, Tim Watson on drums, and Michael Schultz on piano and horns.
‘The Fire and Passion of Scotland’ is coming
International recording folk artists North Sea Gas are returning to Sudbury Sept. 30 as part of their North American tour from Scotland. They will be promoting their newest recording “The Fire and the Passion of Scotland”.
The show will begin at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 111 Larch St.
North Sea Gas has been touring for 30 years with vocals, three-part harmonies, guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, whistles, bodhrans, banjo and humour.
They have received gold and silver disk awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association and have recorded 16 albums with new material always in the works.
Tickets are on sale now for $25 general admission seating and can be purchased at the St. Andrew’s United Church rental office on Larch, Records on Wheels on Durham, Jett Landry Music on Lasalle or Gloria’s Convenience on Bouchard.
For more information call 705-918-2601.
Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite
Tickets go on sale Aug. 16 for Koba Entertainments acclaimed theatrical production, “Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite”. Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker”, Max and Ruby will be bringing the holiday classic to a new generation of fans this fall.
Koba Entertainment is best known for its many family theatre productions, such as “Dora the Explorer Live, Quest for the Extra Ordinary Aliens” and “Toopy and Binoo and The Marshmallow Moon”.
The production will boast original songs along with classical songs from Tchaikovsky.
It is directed and choreographed by Patti Caplette, who has professionally danced “The Nutcracker” with Canada’s leading dance companies Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
The production will come to Sudbury on Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. at the Fraser Auditorium at Laurentian University.
Tickets are available at the Sudbury Theatre Centre box office, online at Sudburytheatre.on.ca or by phone at 705-674-8381 ext. 21.