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2017 - 2018 Performances

at Joshua Bates Centre

All shows begin at 8:00 p.m.





Brea Lawrenson

Saturday, January 27, 2018

“Up Close and Personal”


Growing up in Carleton Place, Brea Lawrenson's songwriting skills and unique vocals have taken her to Western Canada, Boots & Hearts, Cavendish Music Festival, Bluesfest, CCMA Week, and to  Barbados. To quote various media: “Canada's Miranda Lambert”, “carrying on a proud tradition of honest, intelligent country music most recently pioneered by Lee Ann Womack”,“her distinctive vocals and great writing are cutting through with our audience”, and “she sounds like Sheryl Crow and Serena Ryder combo all wrapped up into one powerful vocal delivery.”
Brea has various Ontario Country Music Award nominations under her belt. January will be Brea's second time at JBC. Since her first appearance as a tween, we have heard her songs on the radio, With You Whiskey, Honey, Lynchburg, Hell on High Heels, Canadian Pearl to name a few.
Welcome Back, Brea!



Sean McCann

Friday, April 13, 2018



Sean McCann's love for Newfoundland and Labrador folk songs shot him to international fame as a founding member of the renowned group Great Big Sea. After huge success and record breaking world tours, Sean decided to leave the band after 20 years and made his way to Manotick. Sean says “I would rather have the exchange that can happen in a room of 300 people or less. Eyes on eyes, singing together. I believe there's power in that interaction...”.  In 2014 his first post-GBS album,  “Help Your Self” helped him deal with his demons and connect with many new and old fans in more intimate venues. The next CD, “You Know I Love You” is a “happy collection of songs sung by a man intent on sharing his joy directly with you”.

Come and enjoy an intimate evening with Sean and his music.




Freddy Vette


Saturday, May 26, 2018


Classic Country


“True country music from the 50's and 60's with crying steel guitar, heartbreak harmonies and Rhinestone suits, just as nature intended.”  The Rhinestone Plowboys members are a who's who of talented musicians known to country fans in Eastern Ontario.  Freddy Vette – vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, harmonica and piano who is well known for his charismatic performances. Al Brisco – steel guitar who also performs in Caroll Baker's band. Al Torrance – lead and rhythm guitar, mandolin, and vocals who you know from Tom Wilson Band and H&S Express. Brad Baldwin – drums. Jim Haggerty – electric and upright bass and vocals.  Come hear them perform the music of Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Hank Snow, Ray Price and more of your classic country favorites. This show is sure to please.


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