Our Roots Are Showing
Spring Concert Series at Grey Roots
Grey Roots Museum and Archives presents Our Roots Are Showing, a unique concert series featuring a variety of talented, creative artists from the local area. Familiar, long-standing performers mixed with exciting up-and-comers share their original takes on life in Grey-Bruce and the world beyond. All in the beautiful acoustic space of the intimate Grey Roots Theatre.
Our Roots Are Showing, returning for its second year, features one performance a month on a Thursday evening from March to June 2024. Start time for all performances is 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Buy online before March 21 and you can book a Series Pass. See all four concerts for only $50! Only $40 for Grey Roots members! (HST included)
SERIES BEGINS MARCH 21!
Veterans of the Canadian folk music scene, RPR is a collection of 4 singer-songwriters who challenge each other creatively to produce their own unique brand of folk/roots music. With big vocal harmonies and delicate arrangements, RPR has captured the hearts and imaginations of music lovers across Canada, the US and the UK for over 10 years.
Together since 2012, the band has released two albums, Trans Atlantic and Longview, the latter of which was nominated for Blues and Roots Radio Album of the Year.
And now they have stripped back their sound to let the songwriting, the stories, and the lush vocal harmonies shine through in a more intimate setting.
"I haven't heard harmonies that strong in years” - Valdy
"Gorgeous harmonies make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. These are songs that inevitably leave you speechless ... they are all gifted songwriters" - Roots Music Canada
With a captivating voice, Paige Warner creates alt-pop music with soul-inspired vocal licks layered on catchy hooks of poetic lyrics. Though her career started as a busker in her small Ontario hometown, her resilience led her to perform on stages such as Massey Hall’s TD Music Hall, Yonge-Dundas Square, Summerfolk, and open for iconic artists including Ron Sexsmith and Monowhales. Her songwriting is catchy and emotive, with lyrics touching on themes such as heartbreak, women empowerment, and love. Paige Warner’s music will tug on your heartstrings or pull you to the dance floor.
Our Shotgun Wedding is the music of husband-and-wife duo Dylan McMullin and Lauren Jewell. The couple met when they crossed paths on the dance floor at Summerfolk Music Festival in 2010 and have been making music together ever since. They perform a dynamic, energetic, and heartwarming show focusing on vocal harmonies and multiple instruments from acoustic guitar to accordion. They play catchy original songs as well as covers of songs by Canadian musicians such as Ian & Sylvia, Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell.
Kenzy and Olivia are young cousins from the Bruce Peninsula at the beginning of their musical careers. They began playing together when they were only 13 and 10 years old. Throughout the years they have mastered blending their harmonies. Their music can be described as alt rock or indie, commonly playing a good mix of covers and original music. They released two songs in 2021 called Home and What They Wanted and are very excited to announce that they are set to release a new single this coming May.
Opening for Kenzy & Olivia: Introducing Charlie Taylor-Gillespie, a 16-year-old singer-songwriter crafting emotional landscapes through heartfelt lyrics and melodies. As a winner of the Youth Discoveries competition, she performed at Summerfolk 48. Other notable performances include Sunset Sessions, Pride Festival in Owen Sound and the Summerfolk stage for Canada Day. Charlie's talent and authenticity shine, captivating diverse audiences. She hopes to leave a lasting impression on Canadian music.