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Writers at Woody Point
August 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
We are delighted to continue our participating as the official bookseller for the Writers at Woody Point festival in Newfoundland.
If you haven’t attended the festival before it’s worthy of your bucket list. Six days of events with some of today’s most fascinating writers and musicians.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017:
Opening Night Concert: Jim Cuddy with Anne Lindsay
with opening act, Hillsburn
When Jim Cuddy got his first guitar at the age of ten, the first song he learned was Gordon Lightfoot’s “That’s What You Get For Loving Me”. Today, twenty-five years after the formation of Blue Rodeo, Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor are widely respected as one of Canada’s best songwriting teams. In 1998, Jim released All in Time which went on to sell Gold in his native Canada. His next album, 2006’s The Light That Guides You Home, was released to critical acclaim and won the Juno for Adult Alternative Album of the Year. On September 27, 2011 Jim released Skyscraper Soul, his 3rd solo album.
Anne Lindsay has established herself as one of the most engaging and versatile instrumentalists in Canada. She has three award winning CDs of her own and has been named Jazz Violinist of the Year (National Jazz Awards) and Solo Instrumentalist and Producer of the Year (Canadian Folk Music Awards). Anne has played on hundreds of recordings and is a featured performer with Jim Cuddy, Blue Rodeo, The Skydiggers and John McDermott. She was the resident fiddler for the Toronto Maple Leafs, the stage production of The Lord of the Rings and is an exuberant fireplug of a session-player-to-the-stars (Led Zeppelin, The Chieftains, Blue Rodeo, James Taylor, Roger Daltrey).
Hillsburn had a big year in 2016, releasing their debut full-length album, In The Battle Years, and winning a Canadian Folk Music Award for “New/Emerging Artist of the Year.” The Halifax-based quintet plans to unveil a follow-up album in 2017. Audiences at Writers at Woody Point will soon discover why they are considered one of the most dynamic live acts in eastern Canada.