ENTERTAINMENT & SPECIAL EVENTS
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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LUKE MICHIELSEN (Indie/Folk)
December 2, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Please Generously Tip Our Musicians
For Kitchener, Ontario-based folk musician Luke Michielsen, songwriting is a necessity. Since he was a teenager, it has been a way that he processes emotions, turning his personal experiences into heartfelt songs that have connected with audiences around the world throughout his fourteen year career.
When his college-rock band Slowking dissolved in 2007, Luke turned his attention to a solo career. In 2008, he released his debut album Burn to the Ground which he followed up in 2011 with an EP, Meddle in the Natural Order. These songs, like those throughout Luke’s catalogue, are influenced by both his love of literature and his interest in examining history through a critical lens.
But it was Luke’s sophomore LP Oh Surround Me (2014) that changed the course of his career. He wrote most of it while being treated for cancer and the album’s celebratory standout track “Pine Needles” was written a week after his last chemo session. Incredibly, Luke later learned that Oh Surround Me made its way to Australia where it is played in an oncology waiting room.
Following the release of his 2017 standalone single “Berlin, ON” – a reflection on the history of Kitchener – Luke is preparing to release his new record, Landlocked.
Produced by Joshua Cwintal and mixed by Andy Magoffin at House of Miracles Studio in Cambridge, Ontario the album’s nine songs are intimate alternative-folk affairs that largely focus on the mental health repercussions of overworking.
Across his new record, Luke, struggling with burnout himself, sings about not having enough time to be creative in “Full Moon and Old Friends”, how healing nature can be on “Landlocked” and his desire to slow down on the meditative closing track “Slow and Steady”. On the rollicking first single “Workin’ Man,” Luke looks in the mirror and doesn’t recognize his own reflection. He has become who he has always feared: a man consumed by his work. “I need some help and I want it fast,” he begs.
In her book How To Do Nothing: Resisting The Attention Economy, Jenny Odell writes, “Our very idea of productivity is premised on the idea of producing something new, whereas we do not tend to see maintenance and care as productive in the same way.” With Landlocked, Luke echoes Odell’s sentiment and emphasizes the need for self-care. He hopes that his record will start a conversation about how valuable creativity is as an outlet and how important it is to take care of yourself.
Written by Laura Stanley
EVERY TUESDAY with ERIC UREN (Folk/Rock, Westport) 5-8pm
EVERY WEDNESDAY with RACK ‘n TUNES + OPEN MIC with SHAWN McCULLOUGH & FRIENDS (Country/Rock…or whatever you want to play!) Perform and get a chance to win a Guitar from Long & McQuade Music of Kingston. 5-8pm
< JUNE >
Thu.Jun.30 Pre-Canada Day Party with 80s ENUFF feat. PAT MURPHY (Kingston’s Premier 80s Tribute Act) 7-11pm $80 + HST Dinner + Show.
< JULY >
Fri.Jul.1 CHRIS MURPHY (Member of Turpin’s TrailEast Coast/Folk, Perth Road Village) 7-9pm
Sat.Jul.2 ERIC UREN on the Patio (Acoustic Folk/Rock, Westport) 5-8pm Weather Depending.
Mon.Jul.4 JASON KENT (Folk/Rock, Montreal…Member of Young Petty Stones + Sunfields) 5-8pm
Tue.Jul.5 WITHOUT WILLOW (Traditional Folk from Donegal, Ireland) 5-8pm
Thu.Jul.7 JAY SMITH (Formerly SMITTY, Country/Rock, Kingston) 6-9pm
Fri.Jul.8 SEAN PINCHIN (JUNO Award Nominated Acoustic Blues Slide Guitar Master!!!, Toronto) 5-8pm
Sat.Jul.9 ERIC UREN on the Patio (Acoustic Folk/Rock, Westport) 5-8pm Weather Depending.
Mon.Jul.11 JACK STEELE (Country, Westport) 5-8pm
Thu.Jul.14 JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS TRIO (All Styles of Music, Westport/Kingston) 8-10pm $10 Cover
Fri.Jul.15 CHRIS MURPHY (East Coast/Folk, Member of Turpin’s Trail, Kingston) 5-8pm
Sat.Jul.16 CLOSED for a PRIVATE EVENT
Mon.Jul.18 STEVE STACEY + PAT ROBILLARD (Classic Country, Carleton Place) 5-8pm
Thu.Jul.21 YOUNG PETTY STONES (The Music of Neil Young, Tom Petty + The Rolling Stones) 7-11pm $80 + HST Dinner + Show.
Fri.Jul.22 YOUNG PETTY STONES (The Music of Neil Young, Tom Petty + The Rolling Stones) 7-11pm $80 + HST Dinner + Show.
Sat.Jul.23 DOUG VANDERHORDEN (Folk/Rock, Kingston) 5-8pm
Mon.Jul.25 JON JONES (Folk/Rock, Kingston) 5-8pm
Thu.Jul.28 JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS TRIO (All Styles of Music, Westport/Kingston) 8-10pm $10 Cover
Fri.Jul.29 JEFF CALLERY (Folk/Rock, Brockville) 5-8pm
Sat.Jul.30 JOHN WILBERFORCE (Folk/Rock, Kemptville) 5-8pm