Piper Hayes will open for the incredible Lynn Miles. Because both Lynn and Acoustic Harvest are so legendary it seemed important to include info on them both. See below for more…
Doors open 7:30pm – Concert 8:00pm – $22 Advance/$25 Door Info: 416-729-7564
Advanced ticket holders are automatically entered into a draw to win a free ticket for an upcoming show
St Paul’s United Church at 200 McIntosh St. Scarborough
There’s something to be said for experience, for taking the time to grow into your own skin. All sturdy things need time to root ﬁrmly into the ground to ﬁnd their strength. Lynn Miles is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters. With twelve albums to her credit, the winner of multiple Canadian Folk Music awards (2011 English Songwriter of the Year), and a 2003 Juno award for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year, she has certainly found her strength over time. Through a career that has seen her move from Ottawa to Los Angeles and back again, with stops in Nashville and Austin TX., and a healthy touring schedule that regularly takes her through the US, Europe and across Canada, she has always created and performed music with unbridled feeling and vulnerability. Lynn song “Three Chords and the Truth” was recently chosen as the closing song on the popular BBC TV series “Case Histories”.
Lynn’s new release “Downpour” has been receiving glowing reviews.
Five out of ﬁve stars in Maverick Magazine:
“Lynn Miles excels at exquisite melancholy and delivers another aurally addictive course of intensive treatment”.
– Arthur Wood
Five out of Five Stars in “Country Music People Magazine”
“The wonderful new album has the singer in top form, as she creates 11 incredible soundscapes…has she ever sounded better…with her new album she has aimed for the sky, and scored a direct hit.” – Paul Riley
Folk Roots/Folk Roots Branches:
“I’ve a deep appreciation for almost all of Lynn’s past work and several of her albums are favourites from my music collection. Downpour, though has quickly become my favourite Lynn Miles album (at least until her next one)- and that says a lot”
Acoustic Harvest ~ Our Story
IN 1996 THE LATE, LEGENDARY MUSICIAN RICK FIELDING, along with his wife Heather, bought a house in Scarborough. As they settled in, Rick established his music practice and got to know the neighbourhood; he loved almost everything about it, but one thing was missing. There was nowhere to go to hear acoustic music in a listening venue. So Rick decided to start his own folk club, and typical of Rick he decided to do it with a Fielding twist.
Most acoustic venues catered to a specific musical taste; you could go to hear old time or bluegrass or traditional folk, country, blues or songwriters, but there was no venue that presented all of them. Rick, who was an expert in all of these styles and more, thought that if people liked one, they’d probably like others if they were introduced to them. His club would feature fine players in all styles.
That decided, he set about finding a venue and some people to help. The first recruit (after Heather, of course) was the Reverend James Allman, a banjo player and student Rick had come to know quite well. James was the minister at Greenwood United and that’s where the first meeting was held and subsequently the first concert. In April 1997 The Scarborough Acoustic Music Society began with a concert by Norman and Betty MacDonald.
Rick was the inspiration and the instigator; he got the ‘ball rolling’ and then passed on the artistic direction and running of the club to Lillian Wauthier who recruited Sue Goldberg, Dave Gallagher and Matthew Shuster to join her after James Allman moved away from Toronto a year later. The name was changed to Acoustic Harvest and over the past 16 years there have been a few changes; when renovations began at Acoustic Harvest’s venue, the Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, Acoustic Harvest moved a block east to St. Nicholas Anglican church and after Dave and Matthew left for other projects, Sue Goldberg asked Lucy Bowers to join the committee which grew to include Heather Fielding, Topaz Dawn, Jennifer Sutton, Doug Campbell, baker Tricia Hurst, Brian Short and Robert Fyfle. The current team is Lillian, Lucy, Jason, Topaz, Ada Walker, Duncan Robertson, Dan-o Jackman and baker Evva Filipiak with frequent help from
Heather Fielding and Jennifer Sutton.
THE MANDATE OF ACOUSTIC HARVEST is to present a monthly concert series featuring the finest local, national and international acoustic roots music in Toronto – to the East end communities of the Beach, the Scarborough Bluffs, greater Scarborough and beyond; indeed, we get audience members coming from all parts of both Toronto and Ontario (and sometimes even further afield). We are blessed to have a steady stream of virtuoso performers grace our stage, enriching us with a cornucopia of music ranging from Traditional and Contemporary Folk to Blues, Celtic, Bluegrass, Old Time, Appalachian, Singer-Songwriter and World. And all in a lovely, cozy setting that fosters the building of friendships, community spirit and a love of music and the arts.