The Jubilee in January
The Jubilee in January:
A Night to Celebrate Pictou County’s Music Ambassadors
It will be a rare opportunity to catch all of Pictou County’s musical greats on one night, and on one stage.
On January 14, 2012, The Jubilee will host an evening to celebrate the artists and acts that have grown from their Pictou County roots and are taking their music to the world. A star-studded line-up of some of the best talent to come out of Pictou County will perform on the Glasgow Square stage including Multiple ECMA and Music Nova Scotia winners The Stanfields, along with Alert The Medic and Fleur Mainville.
The Stanfields, who have collected four Nova Scotia Music Awards and an ECMA, have seen their career soar in the past year and a half on the strength of their debut CD, “Vanguard of the Young and Reckless”. They have toured across the country countless times, opened a series of dates south of the border and in Canada for Flogging Molly and received airplay on Much Music with their award winning video for “Ship To Shore”.
The Stanfields are deeply rooted in Pictou County, lead singer and guitarist Jon Landry and drummer Mark Murphy both hail from the County. This event will see the audience treated to some brand new material from The Stanfields that has never before been played for a live audience, as they are getting ready to record a new album in early 2012.
Alert The Medic (ATM) has earned a reputation as one of the most compelling live rock bands on the East Coast. Their second CD “We The Weapon”, released in 2009, has produced two singles that have reached the Canadian Active Rock charts. The video for the third single on the album, “The Weatherman (Pt. 2) has received airplay on Much Music. ATM has garnered a total of nine ECMA and Music Nova Scotia award nominations over the past several years.
Fleur Mainville got an early start to the music business. During her teenage years, Fleur became a driving force in the groundbreaking Celtic rock band MacKeel, and toured the world, sharing the stage with the likes of Great Big Sea, Barenaked Ladies, Tragically Hip and Ashley MacIsaac among others.
Fleur began a solo career in 2002, and has since released six recordings including her most recent CD “Once”. Fleur’s dynamic fiddling style and charm has earned her a reputation as one of the most influential players on the East Coast.
“These artists are our best ambassadors, they introduce people to our region through their stories, songs and character. They make us proud and they make others want to be here,” says Carlton Munroe, Executive Director for The Jubilee. For this reason the event will not only be an evening of musical performances, but will also include some of the highlights from the careers of these artists and the back stories not everyone knows.
Tickets are $30 each plus applicable fees and go on sale Monday, December 5. And, to really make a great stocking stuffer for the music fan on anyone’s Christmas shopping list for a limited time, the Jubilee is also selling Super Advance Weekend Passes for the 2012 festival at an amazingly low price of $50 plus applicable fees (almost 50% off the price of a regular weekend pass). Tickets for “Jubilee in January” and Super Advance Weekend Passes for The Jubilee August 3-5, 2012, are available at Glasgow Square, Big Al’s Convenience, www.ticketpro.ca , call 1-888-311-9090 or from Jubilee Board members.