Start Date: 25 July 2015
End Date: 25 July 2015
July 25, 2015, at 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30)
Suggested donation (100% goes directly to the artists): $15-$20 per person
Since this is a house concert, please email email@example.com to RSVP. We can then keep track of how many people to expect.
Sorry for the outburst – but we’re pretty excited to bring you this pair. One of the cool things about hosting nights like this is that we get to not only introduce our audience to new music, but we get to introduce musicians to each other too! We’ve known both of these wonderful Ians for a few years now. We’ve seen them play festival stages and conference showcases and small clubs, not to mention accompanying us on many a road trip in CD form (there is not a CD between them that isn’t amazing). We are excited to share them with you too!!
Ian Howard Reid is the son of an artist’s son and a salesman’s daughter. His sensitivity
and gift of the gab make his performances indelible.
Since returning from years of overseas teaching in 2008, Ian has played nearly 800
shows, earning much respect from his musical peers and fans alike.
In June 2014, Ian released his fourth album “Delivered on Delhi Street”, and has since
recorded a fifth album, which will be released this May.
“folk music’s charmingly talented boy next door” - Hillside Festival Announcer, Jen Rafter
“He is so completely, unapologetically himself on stage. On top of that, he writes good
tunes!” – Andrew Craig, host of CBC’s ‘Canada Live’
“Paul McCartney meets Levon Helm meets Sesame Street” – storyteller Brad Wood
Newfoundland native Ian Foster comes from a place of stories, and he knows how to tell them. He’s a road worn troubadour who has been described as having a keen poetic sense and a searcher’s infinite wisdom in his writing, and yet can make you laugh between songs. He writes in a modern folk style and exudes a love of storytelling. CBC’s Bob Mersereau described him as being “a fine example of what a 21st century folk performer should be doing.”
Often likened to Canadian songwriting icon Bruce Cockburn in both writing and guitar style, Ian’s music has been described as thoughtful, introspective, cinematic, hopeful, atmospheric, and cathartic by critics and fans alike. He has numerous awards, nominations and co-writes to his credit, including SOCAN Songwriter of the year nominations, Lyric finalist for the International Songwriting Competition (Nashville, TN), and a co-write with Canadian songwriting legend Ron Hynes.
Ian has toured in Canada, the U.S., Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, and Italy, and has had his music played on radio internationally. He has performed his music for audiences of all ages – from school workshops to seniors’ homes; festivals in Canada, U.S., and Italy; soft seat theatres, churches, pubs and house concerts.