Andrea Ramolo + Hook & Nail

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Andrea Ramolo + Hook & Nail - General Admission Seated Showshow details + $22.50 (CAD)  

  • April 2, 2020
    8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

The Canadian Folk Music Awards are in Charlottetown this year and two of the nominated acts – Toronto’s Andrea Ramolo (Contemporary Singer of the Year) and Estevan, Saskatchewan’s Hook & Nail (New/Emerging Artist of the Year) – join forces for a show at The Carleton on Thursday, April 2nd. Live music gets underway at 8:30 PM and tickets are $20. As a solo artist, Andrea will kick off the night with Hook & Nail wrapping it up.

Andrea Ramolo is a multiple Canadian Folk Music Award nominee and has been recording and touring her music since 2008. Born in Toronto to Italian immigrants, Andrea began her artistic life as a dancer and actress. In 2003 she picked up the guitar producing two albums, Thank You For The Ride and The Shadows and the Cracks. The latter earned her a nomination at the Canadian Folk Music Awards for Emerging Artist of the Year.

She then formed Scarlett Jane with Cindy Doire and spent five years extensively touring behind two albums, 2012’ s Stranger and 2015’s eponymous offering, earning accolades from press and fellow musicians across the country and two more CFMA nominations.

Following that, Ramolo contributed to projects by Lee Harvey Osmond (where she crossed paths with Michael Timmins), leading to the creation of her album NUDA (Italian for ‘naked’). The album emerged out of a deep depression following a romantic breakup and a shift in her artistic path; but brought about a hugely positive metamorphosis, personally and creatively. The alternative folk album is cool, dark, understated and melancholy and earned her a mention on the 2017 Polaris Prize longer list.

Her most recent record, Homage, stands as an important next step in her journey. The album honours songs by the late and great Leonard Cohen, once again produced by Timmins and earned Andrea a 2020 Canadian Folk Music Award Nomination for Contemporary Singer of the Year.

Andrea has had the pleasure of singing alongside Gordon Lightfoot, Andy Maize, Ron Sexsmith, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Adam Cohen and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and more. She continues to tour the Canadian festival circuit and overseas in Europe and performs in both English and Italian.

Her most recent record, Homage, stands as an important next step in her journey. The album honours songs by the late and great Leonard Cohen, once again produced by Timmins and earned Andrea a 2020 Canadian Folk Music Award Nomination for Contemporary Singer of the Year.

Andrea has had the pleasure of singing alongside Gordon Lightfoot, Andy Maize, Ron Sexsmith, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Adam Cohen and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and more. She continues to tour the Canadian festival circuit and overseas in Europe and performs in both English and Italian.

Hook & Nail is an eccentric folk/roots trio from Estevan, SK.  Three long-time friends, Jeff D. Michel, Mike Davis and Lindsay Arnold use rich vocal harmony to tell the stories of the prairies, past and present.  Their live performances combine the mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar to give their music the honesty of folk-music, the twang of country and the drive of pop/rock music.    Deriving inspiration from the oil-rich, coal mining area near Estevan, Hook & Nail’s songs delve into the personal accounts of historical events that have shaped life on the prairies today.   The stories within the music are similar to those you might hear around the kitchen table after a meal shared with friends and family: a blend of confessions, childhood memories, local history and rural legends.

Hook & Nail’s debut album, Ghosts of Taylorton, was released on physical media and to all digital/streaming services on September 28th, 2018.  Their first single from the album, Adeline, was selected for CBC Radio One afternoon programming across Canada and added to the Canadian Singer-Songwriter channel on the streaming CBC Music App.  Their second single, Two Tons,  has been added to over two dozen community and campus radio markets from Nova Scotia to Yellowknife.  Ghosts of Taylorton came in at #4 on SaskMusic’s Best Saskatchewan Albums of 2018 Top Ten List.     The band wrapped up 2018 with a performance at the Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling in Estevan.

The band takes its name from an old farm house east of North Portal, SK.  A family member rented the property for a short time, dubbing it the Hook & Nail Ranch.  The century-old house received this moniker because everywhere you looked, there was either a hook or a nail in the wall, a prime example of practicality overruling aesthetic values until it becomes a style of its own.