August 20, 2022 – 1-3 pm Shane Coultier
Canadian alt-folk singer-songwriter Shane Cloutier (aka #badassofacoustic) follows 2021 album release “Lie to Me ’til It’s Over” with new single “Your Blues.” With this new track Shane digs deep into the uncomfortable truth of toxic relationships, and introduces a new bluesy sound.
Shane’s solo career was sparked after facing tragedy and he turned to music as a way to heal. His previous three-album acoustic trilogy have been an introspective of facing adversity, while heavily focused on perseverance and reflection.
His first album “In Light” is purely acoustic and features one of his most popular singles “Shape of Me” which reached #5 on the Google Play folk charts. His second album, “Red Wagon” introduces new sounds with live bass and drums. The third and final album of the trilogy, “Lie to Me ’til It’s Over” he breaks new ground with his acoustic sound mixed with cello and programmed beats. Now with his most recent single release, “Your Blues” we are introduced to a new side of Shane with hints of blues.
August 27, 2022 – 1-3 pm Jeff Gunn
Jeff Gunn is a guitarist, songwriter and producer who co-wrote/co-produced Emmanuel Jal’s Juno-nominated album The Key (Gatwitch/Universal). He is the author of the Hidden Sounds: Discover Your Own Method on Guitar (Mayfair Music Publications) and a regular “guitar tips” contributor in print and film with Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Guitar World, Canadian Musician, Overdrive (Thailand), and The Guitar Mag (Thailand). He co-wrote the song “Scars” with Jal and Nelly Furtado for the film The Good Lie (Warner Brothers 2014) and The Black Prince (2017) soundtrack. He has recorded with Emmanuel Jal, Nelly Furtado, Bibi McGill, Mark Pellizzer, Kae Sun, Domanique Grant, Rayzak, performed with DMC, Swizz Beatz, Kate Todd, Tanika Charles, and continues to serve as musical director for Jal opening for such acts as Nico & Vinz, Peter Gabriel, Bonnie Raitt, Angelique Kidjo, Xavier Rudd, Mumford & Sons and Ellie Goulding. He has performed at Glastonbury, Juno Songwriters’ Circle, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Ringo Starr’s Birthday Concert at Capitol Records, United Nations, Grammy Museum Concert Series in Honour of Bob Marley, Jimmy Kimmel’s Annual Italian Festival, and at the Dalai Lama One World Concert.