ABC, 123…no it’s not the Jackson Five, its Amos Joannides and Sarah Biggs celebrating regional music with Townships Expressions in Concert taking place at Bandeen Hall, Bishop’s University, on Saturday, November 15, 2014.
Presented by Townshippers’ Association with the support of Canadian Heritage and the Ville de Sherbrooke, this one-night-only concert gives ticket holders a chance to enjoy Amos and Sarah’s signature styles while also meeting and mingling with these home-grown artists during a special reception at 5:30 p.m. Concert begins at 7 p.m.
Amos Joannides has been performing and songwriting since his early teens. After travelling and performing at locations around the world, Amos returned to Montreal and put his signature sound – using his looping pedal masterfully, laying down complex harmonies, soloing and beat-boxing – to the albums “My Name is Amos” then “I want to see you smile,” Amos successfully crowdfunded his third album which is currently in production.
Sarah Biggs taste and musical experience range from folk to country to jazz. Originally from Dunham, Sarah settled in West Brome after traveling across the country for more than a decade. The albums “Ruled by Emotion”, “Rising Sign” were recorded in Ontario and every element of production on Sarah’s third album “Surface Tension” was completed in the Eastern Townships. Her artistic exploration has included songwriting for an original stage production (Ourstory) to collaborating on a WWII era, Andrew Sister’s style trio.
Tickets are on sale now, $25 general admission, $20 students and seniors, from Townshippers’ Sherbrooke office at 257 Queen Street, call 819-566-5717 (toll-free 1-866-566-5717), online at TownshipsExpressions2014.eventbrite.ca or at the door. Tickets will not be available from Bishop’s University or the Centennial Theatre box office. For more information give Townshippers’ a call or visit Townshippers.org.
Win Amos J or Sarah Biggs Albums
Show your love for local artists for a chance to win one of two prizes packs of Amos Joannides or Sarah Biggs current releases. If you adore Amos, you’ll get his self-titled first album “My Name is Amos” and “I want to see you smile.” If you’re digging Biggs, win all three albums “Ruled by Emotion”, “Rising Sign” and “Surface Tension.”
To enter send your name, phone number, email address (if applicable) and the name of the artist’s prize pack – Amos J or Sarah Biggs – you can’t wait to win, one bonus entry if you tell us why they rock, to [email protected] or drop off at Townshippers’ office in Sherbrooke or Lac Brome.
One entry for each pack will be chosen by random draw on November 7. Winner will be contacted and announced in the Brome County News on November 11, the Keeping In Touch column (Sherbrooke Record) on November 12 and on Townshippers’ website and Facebook page. One entry per person.
For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, catch our columns in the Brome County News, listen to Townshippers’ broadcast on radio CIDI 99.1 FM every Friday at 5 p.m., and visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook, and our website www.townshippers.qc.ca. To connect with Townshippers’ Association, contact the offices in Sherbrooke (100 – 257 Queen St. 819-566-5717, toll-free: 1-866-566-5717) or Lac-Brome (3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421, toll-free: 1-877-242-4421).
Publication: About Townshippers column, Brome County News, Nov 3, 2014
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Photo Caption: Amos Joannides and Sarah Biggs will be sharing their unique sounds as part of Townships Expressions in Concert on November 15.