Local musicians Carleton Stone, Dave Sampson, Breagh Potter and Breagh Mackinnon will take the stage at the Royal Cape Breton Yacht Club for a songwriters’ circle Friday night. The show is free admission and gets underway at 9:30pm.
With his band’s debut album picking up an ECMA nomination for Best Rock Recording and two nominations for Music Nova Scotia awards, Carleton Stone’s musical career is on fire. Stone will be touring Atlantic Canada with his bandmates and putting the finishing touches on their second album, which is scheduled to drop later this year. For more information on the band Carleton Stone Drives the Big Wheel, visit www.carletonstone.com.
Singer-songwriter Dave Sampson has shared the stage with the likes of Matt Mays, Joel Plaskett, and Jeremy Fisher. The St. FX student recently had the opportunity to showcase the ECMA Discovery Stage this past March. For more about Sampson and his acoustic-based folk rock, visit www.davesampson.ca.
Rising talent Breagh Potter is gaining familiarity around Cape Breton’s music scene. Potter is currently gearing up to record a new EP, which includes the sweet, reflective composition “Cold House”. She will also be joining the Tom Fun Orchestra for their upcoming cross-Canada Summer tour. To get a taste of her songwriting skills, visit her YouTube channel.
Breagh Mackinnon is another new voice on scene. She counts a rich assortment of musical influences in her background, having been playing jazz and classical music since the age of six. Mackinnon added guitar and songwriting to her creative endeavours in 2008. To hear a sampling of Mackinnon’s works, visit her myspace profile.
For some outdoors pre-show enjoyment, Gone Country will be performing at 7pm in the beer tent located behind the RCBYC.
The party is timed to coincide with the send-off for the Clipper Race from Sydney’s picturesque waterfront. The location is perfectly situated for enjoyment of the fireworks show at 10pm.