Cameron Nickerson… brings a band with him to celebrate the release of his new album – along with special guest Terra Spencer – at The Carleton on Thursday, March 16th. Show time is 7:30 PM and tickets are only $15 + HST. This is Cameron’s first headlining show at our place, so let’s fill the joint for him!
Conjuring modern singer-songwriters like Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell, as well as outlaw heroes like Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, Cameron Nickerson’s songs are both poetic and purposeful. His music is also heavily personal – sometimes deceivingly so. His debut album, Detours, was released January 2018, receiving Country Album of the Year nominations at both the ECMA Awards (2019) and NSMW Awards (2018). Nickerson returned this July with new single “High and Alone” off upcoming album to be released early next year.
Raised on the mud banks of the Avon River, Nova Scotian funeral director-turned-songwriter Terra Spencer was recruited as a backup singer while scooping ice cream at a music festival. She can make you feel knee-to-knee with her in a room of 5 or 500 with her butterscotch vibrato, deft finger-style guitar, church bench piano, sly humour, and ‘70s wood-paneled warmth. Her startling knack for telling intimate stories caught the attention of Canadian musical mentors like David Francey and Matt Andersen, (who chose their co-write Other Side of Goodbye to launch his recent album). Terra’s self-produced second album Chasing Rabbits won Music Nova Scotia’s Folk Recording of the Year and received nominations for ECMA Folk Recording of the Year and CFMA Contemporary Singer of the Year. Her song “Feels Like Home” was named the 2021 Blues and Roots Radio International Song of the Year.
“The real deal.” – Ron Sexsmith