Born on the prairies and raised in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Rebecca Fairless writes songs that encompass both the warmth and the austerity of a bright Alberta sun in a wide winter sky. Now making her home in Halifax, Rebecca works as a music therapist and sings Renaissance choral music in her spare time.
Ellen Torrie was born and raised in the quaint harbour-town of Cobourg, Ontario, where she developed her deep love for music and realized her passion for songwriting at a very young age. Ellen graduates from Acadia University tomorrow with a Bachelor of Music Therapy and is excited to explore her musicianship in Montreal post-graduation with hopes to eventually pursue a master’s degree in classical vocal performance.
A singer/songwriter from Peterborough, ON, Sarah McInnis has her songwriting roots planted firmly in Canadian soil. Her passion and love for the craft are born from her desire to connect to her audience through meaningful lyrics and stories, that speak to the wider human experience.
“Andy Flinn is of Danish and Swiss decent, was born in Canada but grew up in Switzerland. Andy has an incredible beat boxing style of mouth music and is the lead percussionist for the group. With a background of fronting rock bands, Andy’s knowledge of different languages and well-travelled soul make him a very gifted songwriter.” (Fleur Mainville, New Glasgow News)
Chris Robison is one of the most covered singer / songwriters in the Annapolis Valley. He is a multi instrumentalist and played bass for both the Hupman Brothers Band and Andy and Ariana. The last few copies of his almost sold out CD “Bad Songs” are available at the Rolled Oat Cafe in Wolfville.
Sample from This Place: Chris Robison: Sacred Ground
Jesse Potter is both an inspiring songwriter and captivating guitarist. His original songs offer a depth of lyrical ingenuity, paired with a playful and unique guitar style. Jesse’s songs have a way of connecting to each individual as if he were playing just for them. He offers listeners a unique experience, as he shares his heart and soul with them, holding nothing back.
Sample from This Place: Jesse Potter: Nova Scotia Blues
Sarah Pound is a growing singer-songwriter from the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. Her main instruments are the piano, guitar and trumpet, but she is most passionate about singing. She began writing poetry as a young girl, songs as a teenager and now has dozens of originals to her name. Sarah’s style is eclectic and is described as soul-folk with touches of jazz, blues, pop, country and bluegrass.
Cathy Arsenault and Kate Adams enjoy sharing the art of song writing and having pure fun with arrangements and harmonies. Cathy and Kate have been performing together for over 20 years. In 2000 Cuckoo Moon had expanded to 7 members and it was then they recorded their CD “Live at Fundy Folk”.