If you want musical bang for your buck, you can’t do much better than what we’ve got in store for you on Thursday, June 30th! Ryan Willigar Band, Tommy Green Jr. & Tyler Key, Laura Roy and Newfoundland’s Colleen Power are ganging up for a bash the night before Canada Day! Show time will be 9ish and admission is only $8 cash at the door.
Parrsboro’s Ryan Willigar has gone, seemingly, from zero to sixty in a very short period of time. We’ve had him at The Carleton a number of times, based on the excellentness of his debut album. He’s a talent we think is worth encouraging and hope you do too.
Tommy Green Jr. and Tyler Key are true troubadours; the play music that makes people happy and they do it wherever, and whenever, they can. Luckily, in this case, the wherever is The Carleton and the whenever is June 30th!
Laura Roy was raised in the small village of Canning, Nova Scotia and recorded her first EP at the age of 16, selling copies of it out of her backpack on school lunch breaks.
After studying vocals at Nova Scotia Community College in Dartmouth she sang in several different bands bridging styles as disparate as R&B, Soul, Blues, Funk and Latin all while performing and writing her own solo work. She was voted “Best R&B Artist 2013” by the Coast Magazine.
If you don’t know Colleen Power, you should. She’s won too many awards in her native Newfoundland to even begin listing here and has a raft of ECMA nominations as well. She makes all kinds of records – in both French and English – and is just at home fronting a punkish band like The Sauce (with St. John’s indie-rock legend Liz Picard) as she is collaborating on a bluegrass album for children. She’s one of the country’s best kept songwriting secrets. We’re getting her on the way to Stanfest so count your blessings. Colleen’s opening the show so make sure you get there early to hear her set!