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with special guest John Carroll
$15/advance, $20 at the door
Doors at 7:30pm
Tickets available online by clicking here or by calling 613-277-9473.
Multi-talented Ottawa native Meredith Luce has always had a passion for performance, but her status as an established folk phenom belies the rock ‘n’ roll that pulses in her veins. Since her beginnings as a teenage busker and the earliest performances with her band, Luce has been driven by the inspiration she takes from rock music.
No stranger to sharing her unique, melodic tunes with crowds of all sizes, the busy songstress has been featured on CBC’s Vinyl Café and All In A Day, CTV’s Good Morning Canada, and has rocked the stages of the Ottawa Folk Festival, Bluesfest, and the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto.
Though personal struggles and life-changing events sidelined her performance career in recent years, Luce has been hard at work applying her unique songwriting style to the evolution of her folk-rock sound.
Today, with a demo, two studio albums and a live record to her name, Luce adds to her impressive portfolio with the release of a new album – Creatures – a project of patience and passion, over two years in the making.
Featuring the musical brickwork of her talent-rich band, The Mandates (Eric Vieweg, Dean Watson and Tim Watson), Luce’s latest album – Creatures – has a foundation firmly rooted in rock.
Luce is ready to shed her solo skin and perform Creatures’ full-sound, full-band tunes for audiences everywhere.
John Carroll is a singer, songwriter, performer and recording artist who has explored music as his mode of expression for over 25 years. John and his band, The Epic Proportions, released their new album, 'EVERYBODY SMOKES IN HELL,' this year in January to a sold out show at The Black Sheep Inn. This album has received attention from campus radios across the country, charting in the Top TEN on EarShot's Folk/Roots charts. Canada's Folk, Roots and World Music magazine PENGUIN EGGS stated:
"If Hades had a telephone line to Earth, a call from down there would sound like John Carroll’s voice on Everybody Smokes In Hell."
John's first two full length solo albums, “The True Confessions of an Infamous Liar,” (2003) and “Lost Radio” (2008) were well received and sold to audiences all over Canada, the U.S and parts of Europe. John’s albums fit “comfortably into a variety of genres and time-periods, all the while synthesizing the eclectic elements” of “his music into a coherent, contemporary and colorful sound” (indieAndie.ca). Whether its performing for national broadcast on Canada Live with his band (CBC Radio One & Two, 2008), playing solo for the packed house of his weekly at The Chateau Lafayette, or traveling to the many music houses across Canada, John’s music treats his audiences to the vibrational equivalent of coming home.