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If you’re looking for some music to spice up your time in Westport, The Cove is the place for you to set yourself down. We bring in the best we can find and keep a healthy mix on rotation. From Blues to Jazz, Rock to Folk, Country to Bluegrass, Soul to Funk, we love it all. In the warmer months, larger performances and full band shows take place on our Lounge stage while solos, duos and small groups play to the patio crowds. When it gets cooler, all shows happen in the Lounge.
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COUNTRY SONG CIRCLE with BREA LAWRENSON, SHAWN McCULLOUGH & WADE FOSTER
May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$10
The Best in Local Country Songwriting!
Wrapping up with two showcase appearances at the 2014 CCMAs in Edmonton, Brea started off 2015 as a CMAO Nominee for Female Artist of the Year and Rising Star, and the release of her third album ‘#Brealieve’. Brea joined with Shawn McCullough and his band Double Back this spring to perform at festivals and fairs such as RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, Kemptville Live Music Festival, opening for great acts from Brett Kissel to Tom Cochrane to The Road Hammers. Five songs from Brea‘s #Brealieve album have been released to Canadian Country Radio and all charted in the top 100. Brea‘s latest single “Canadian Pearl” is being played on radio stations across Canada and is climbing the charts.
Guitar player/singer/alternative lyricist Shawn McCullough helps you break up your week and give you a little social fix. Shawn has played and toured with Canadian Country star Jason McCoy (The Roadhammers) and has been a part of Telecaster supergroup The Telebastards featuring Steve Piticco, as well as a member of DoubleBack with Wade Foster and John Wilberforce. He is highly in demand as a session musician and sideman for his incredible skill, wit and stage presence. He has a solo record to his name “This is Me” and is currently performing with rising Country star Brea Lawrenson.
Born and raised in Perth, ON, Wade is known all over the Ottawa Valley and beyond as a multi-instrumentalist and singer. He is most recognized as a versatile fiddle player bringing new sounds into all genres of music, not just traditional fiddle. With a true passion for music and creativity, Wade enjoys performing and writing all styles of music. From country to bluegrass, rock to contemporary, celtic to folk, and everything in between, you will find him enjoying every second. Besides fiddle, Wade also plays acoustic and lead guitar, mandolin, bass, and sings lead and harmony vocals.
Wade’s first recordings as a composer can be found on his CD “Sounds Like Home”. It features original instrumental pieces of various styles using the fiddle as the lead instrument. It is available for sale on iTunes and Amazon.
Experienced in all types of venues, Wade has performed with an ever-growing list of artists. You may have seen him perform with Johnny Reid, Grand Ole Opry member Stonewall Jackson, Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame members Barry and Tracy Brown, Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame member Gail Gavan, Brea Lawrenson, DW James, Jay Aymar, Jeff Callery, and many more. He has been a part of opening acts for Kix Brooks, Tom Cochrane, Tim Hicks, Brett Kissell, Blue Rodeo, Sammy Kershaw, Michelle Wright, Jason McCoy, Paul Brandt, …. the list goes on.
As well as a busy schedule of performances, Wade is pleased to offer fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and bass guitar lessons in the Perth, ON region. Feel free to contact him for private lessons for students ages 8 through adult. Lessons may also be available at selected public schools for children. Contact Wade to see how this may be possible for your child.
Brea Lawrenson – Vocals and Guitar
Shawn McCullough – Vocals and Guitar
Wade Foster – Vocals, Guitar, Fiddle and mandolin
The BLUES ON THE RIDEAU Dinner & Show Fundraiser Series – featuring some of Canada’s best Blues bands and recognized as one of the best Series of its kind in the country – returns in September for another great season – our 13th year! Check the fabulous Line-Up and dates for 2017/18 soon! Shows will be once a month from September through May (December excluded) with two shows in January and May. Visit www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca for a look at all the great shows from previous seasons.