Date: Saturday 26 November 2016
November 26, 2016, at 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30)
Suggested donation (100% goes directly to the artists): $20
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. This is a private function and we are trying to keep track of expected guests.
Hi everybody! Mike here. Feels like its been a while since we posted here. Because it has! We have had an unbelievably busy (but fun) summer. The upside of that is all the fun. the downside is that Autumn kind of snuck up on us. So we may overscheduled ourselves and ran out of weekends. What this means for House Of Harmony is that we sadly wont be able to schedule an early fall concert.
However, don’t let that get you down, because while the early Autumn isn’t going to happen this year, we are excited to announce that on November 26 we will be presenting folk legend Laura Smith, accompanied by the great Paul Mills!
Raised in London, Ontario, Laura headed to Toronto in 1975. After the more life defining move to Cape Breton in 1984, encouraged by a vibrant music scene, she was able to make strides in her desire for a life on the stage as a singer-songwriter and actress. Until 2012, Laura’s body of work consisted primarily of three, full-length recordings of original songs. She received two East Coast Music Awards for her second project, and several nominations for the next recording, Along the way there were a couple of Juno Nominations, a Gemini award for the televised performance she gave to honour Peter Gzowski at The Governor General’s Awards, as well as an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities from Mount Saint Vincent University to honour her songwriting. Laura’s song , an adaptation of the traditional , My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean as recorded on The Chieftains’s album Fire in the Kitchen, was named Song of the Decade in 2010 by the internet site LiveIreland and the Chicago Irish-American News. After having to take an enforced hiatus due to some debilitating accidents in the last few years, Laura is happy to announce the release of Everything Is Moving on the Borealis Records label on April 23rd, 2013 – her first album in 16 years. Laura says, “I have the best fans in the world. They’ve been so patient, supporting me, continuing to come out to hear songs I wrote so long ago. I’m delighted to have something new to offer.” Laura is ready and enthralled to once again tour Canada, with her accompanist Paul Mills.
Paul Mills, a musician, musical arranger and record producer/engineer has been part of the Canadian folk music scene and recording industry for close to fifty years. He has produced over two hundred albums working with artists such as Stan Rogers, Sharon, Lois and Bram, Ron Hynes and Laura Smith. He is also an accomplished musician specializing in finger-style guitar.