We’re pleased to present a songwriters’ night with Newfoundland’s Quote The Raven, along with locals Braden Lam, Cameron Nickerson and Maura Whitman, at The Carleton on Friday, April 26th. Show time is 10 PM and admission is $10 at the door. We know it’s a Friday night but the artists would appreciate your kind attention for this acoustic evening!
Newfoundland folk duo Quote The Raven – the pairing of powerhouse vocalist Jordan Coaker and haunting songstress Kirsten Rodden-Clarke – has made an immediate and emphatic statement with their long-awaited debut album.
Aptly titled Golden Hour, Quote The Raven’s studio debut is the physical embodiment of right place, right time, right people. Crafted alongside virtuoso producer Chris Kirby, and featuring an embarrassingly high caliber of Canada’s songwriting elite – Gabrielle Papillon, Ian Janes, Charlie A’Court, Keith Mullins, Chris Kirby, Stephen Green, Aaron Green, and Dwight D’eon – Golden Hour is as much a statement piece of a pair of hungry musicians ready to hit the stratosphere as it is a tremendous artistic achievement.
Braden Lam seems to mend every situation with his delivery of feel-good hooks and warm vocals. The folk singer-songwriter from Halifax, NS builds upon influences such as Hey Rosetta! and Dallas Green to create the refreshing and upbeat anthems of his life.
His sophomore EP Driftwood People (September 2018) is an intimate look at the social disconnect of life on the road and the reconciliation of lost relationships. Growing up in rural Ontario, Braden’s honest lyrics reflect the many landscapes of his upbringing. He made his solo debut in 2016 with The Coast EP before settling upon Nova Scotia’s salty shores; where he has since been inspired and shaped by the allure of the ocean.
After a successful 2018 touring across eastern and central Canada in support of the new album, Braden launched a new band project and moniker under the same name, Driftwood People.
Going solo can be a harrowing experience, but after years of cutting his teeth with The Rockabillys and opening for acts like The Sheepdogs, Cameron Nickerson is finally branching out on his own. Bringing together his rough and ragged maritime roots background and his penchant for outlaw folk music, Nickerson’s live show can be as raucous as a barrelling freight train, or as sweet and soft as a bluesy whisper. His debut album, Detours, was released in 2018.
Maura Whitman began performing music before she was old enough to reach the keys on the family piano. She has performed at countless festivals and local events, opening for Gordie Sampson, Neon Dreams, Dennis Ellsworth, Christina Martin, performing alongside Brad Roberts of the Crash Test Dummies, Breagh MacKinnon and most recently Serena Ryder. Many call her stage presence unprecedented and captivating for her 18 years of age. Maura is a fresh face with her vocals and songwriting ability. Invited as one of Nova Scotia’s most promising young songwriters to take part in the prestigious, Gordie Sampson Songwriting Camp gave her an opportunity to collaborate with some of Canada’s most sought after writers and producers. This cowriting experience set the tone of where she wants to go with her music and took her songwriting to a whole new level. With new music in production, working with Halifax Producer Corey Lerue, Maura is proving she is in this for the long haul. Pop music inspired by jazz, rhythm and blues and colored with old soul character continues to be a wonderful combination for this teen artist from Halifax, Nova Scotia.