Date: Saturday 14 September 2019
Saturday September 14th, 2019, at 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30)
Suggested donation (100% goes directly to the artists): $15-$20 per person
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We are excited to announce our first concert for 2019! You read that correctly, and no, you didn’t miss any. We’ve had a bit of a crazy year, with many changes and adjustments. Sadly one of the things that suffered is that before we realized, it was summer, and we had failed to have any spring concerts. Now that things are getting back to normal, we are looking forward to start hosting concerts again!
For our first one in 2019, we are pleased to bring you Campbell Woods and Leah Morise.
We first heard Campbell several years ago, and he has been on our list ever since. His songwriting has a way of completely absorbing you into the worlds he creates. After hearing one song you will be hooked.
You might recognize Leah as the other half of House Of Harmony booking, hosting, maintenance, and everything else team (she probably does more than half), but tonight due to many, many requests she will be entertaining you directly with her wonderfully crafted songs and soothing voice.
Campbell released his first record, “Oxford Street” in April 2017. In the fall of 2019 he is releasing a new record made with Grammy award winning producer Howard Bilerman, and he will be touring Northern BC, Yukon and Northwest Territories with Home Routes/Chemin Chez-Nous. Campbell toured all of Canada this past summer including dates at Vancouver Island MusicFest, Trout Forest Folk Festival, Blue Skies Music Festival and the Halifax Urban Folk Festival. A song Campbell wrote while participating in the Singer-Songwriter Residency at The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity won Folk Music Ontario’s Songs From the Heart Award in the Roots Category.
“Campbell is one of the truest songwriters I’ve heard come out of Canada in a long time. His writing comes from the soul of an ancient spirit; he is a poet with a flair for haunting images. Campbell has done his homework when it comes to the craft of songwriting. His is a new, shining light”
Doug Cox, Vancouver Island Music Festival, Artistic Director
A multi-instrumentalist, this soprano plays acoustic guitar & electric bass. Her mother played the guitar, and Leah got her first guitar at the age of 12. She talks about how life gives you lessons you often don’t want: “I used to sing with my mom, and I learned to play by ear. In 1988, my mom got cancer of the larynx. To combat the disease, she had her larynx removed, which meant she was unable to sing. So, in a way, her voice is carried on through me.”
But if you should think that this means that Leah’s playing sad songs, you’d be mistaken. The former self-described “Chatham farm girl” – now Londoner -is far more likely to laugh than cry, and her music reflects this sensibility. You can hear this laughter and joy in many of her songs; just try to listen to the infamous “Panty Song” without giggling.
She’s influenced by everything she hears, from the music at church to random conversations with friends. “When most people are dreaming, I’m writing,” Leah says; her muse makes late-night calls, often between midnight and 3 a.m. Inspiration also occasionally hits while she’s driving and her phone has more than a few snippets with road noise in the background. Like the artist herself, Leah’s music is filled with love, humour, honesty, and not a little bit of silliness.
Leah has released 2 CDs of her original music and played gigs from coast to coast. Her latest CD, “Live at the House of Harmony” is now available on iTunes as well as on websites such as Amazon.com. The new album is receiving radio play across Canada and the song “$2 Bill” from the new album was nominated for the Colleen Peterson Songs from the Heart Award in October 2015.