Muskoka Place Gallery & Brandy Creek Music & Publications are delighted to present the 2015/16 fall & winter season as we continue the tradition of the Company of Good Cheer.
The Coffee House takes place on the last Saturday of the month at 8:00 pm at Muskoka Place Gallery:
We hope to see you, sun or snow!
GATHERING SPARKS is the graceful collision of Eve Goldberg and Jane Lewis - musical friends weaving a textured folk/roots tapestry of finely tuned songs. With contrasting vocals, rich harmonies, and varied instrumentation (acoustic guitars, resonator slide, piano, accordion, ukulele, banjo, percussion and more), Gathering Sparks will touch your heart, move your feet, and get you singing along.
Eve Goldberg has lifted audiences across North America with her heartfelt and insightful songs and solid instrumental work. Her fluid vocals embrace all the styles she loves—folk, blues, country, bluegrass, old time, and jazz—with equal affection and mastery.
Jane Lewis has followed her love of words from the printing press to the spotlight with soul-bending lyrics, transcendent compositions, and crystal clear vocals. Her thoughtful piano and accordion playing, mastery of harmony, and upbeat presence add a sparkle to any stage.
For 40 years, Charlie has been an itinerant bluesman, traveling the globe, hosting concerts and conducting workshops. Charlie has performed frequently at such festivals as the Harbourfront Jazz & Blues Festival, the Mariposa Folk Festival, the Mill Race Festival of Traditional Music and in the eastern US. He has also performed at The Kitchener Blues Festival and the Fredericton Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival. He has played the blues with the Gypsy Kings in France, tango bands in Argentina, reggae players in Jamaica, and flamenco dancers in Spain, where his passion for the blues has always erased national and political borders and brought strange bedfellows together to share the music.
Beverlie is a singer, musician, folklorist and author with a BA in French from U of T and a music minor. She travelled the world with her trio The Chanteclairs, singing folk songs when folk music was main stream, performing on the CBC, CTV, BBC, US and European TV networks. She has performed at festivals such as the Mariposa Folk Festival, the Fredericton Jazz & Blues Festival, the Mill Race Festival of Traditional Music, etc. & at venues such as The Riverboat, Massey Hall, Maple Leaf Gardens & the CNE Grandstand. She sings traditional & contemporary folk music, blues & �tin pan alley,� accompanying herself on 6 & 12-string guitars, dulcimer & autoharp. She sings in English, French, Spanish, & other languages. She was an early member of Mariposa-In-The-Schools, is a founding member of Kaleidoscope-in-the-Schools Muskoka & a director of Muskoka Lakes Music Festival/Muskoka Chautauqua. Her latest book, With Knowing Eyes; Canadian Women in Song, includes traditional & contemporary songs, with music, chords, etc. She taught a course at WLU based on its content. A CD of selected songs is in progress. She is President of Brandy Creek Music & Publications Inc.