Throughout the year Townshippers’ Association provides a forum for English-speaking artists to share and sell their works through the Townships Expressions initiative, an online and in-office boutique. After celebrating our written and visual artists at Townshippers Day last September 13 with the lunch of Taproot V: Poetry, Prose and Images of the Eastern Townships [click here for more], the association is proud to turn a spotlight on our musical artist at…
Townships Expressions in Concert
Saturday, November 15
What better way to keep the association’s 35th anniversary celebrations going than to also celebrate the musicians in the Expressions collection with Amos Joannides and Sarah Biggs at Bandeen Hall, Bishop’s University on Saturday, November 15, 2014. Along with catching Amos and Sarah’s not to be missed exploration of styles, mixed melodies and acoustic folk, the concert will give ticket holders a rare and intimate opportunity to meet and mingle with these home-grown performers during a special pre-concert reception (wine and cheese included) at 5:30 p.m. Concert begins at 7 p.m.
Amos Joannides – AmosJoannides.com
Amos has been performing and song writing 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. Amos also competed in CBC’s Searchlight 2013 , the broadcasters search for Canada’s best new artist, making it into the regional finals with his song ‘Miss Lady’.
Sarah Biggs – SarahBiggs.ca
Sarah’s taste and musical experience ranges 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 song writing for an original stage production (Ourstory) to collaborating on a WWII era, Andrew Sister’s style trio. Sarah was also the winner of the Sugar Shack Sessions 2013 which challenged five musicians, filmmakers and Eastern Townships sugar shacks to produce a music video which were then open to public vote.
Tickets to Townships Expressions in Concert $25 general admission, $20 students and seniors, are available at Townshippers’ Association’s Sherbrooke office – 257 Queen St. 819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717 at the door (RSVP recommended) and can be purchased online* below or by visiting TownshipsExpressions2014.eventbrite.ca
*Tickets will not be available at Bishop’s University or at Centennial Theatre’s box office. There is a small processing fee for tickets purchased through Eventbrite, however there is no charge to RSVP.
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