The Way We Feel, a multi-artist celebration of the songs of Gordon Lightfoot, is coming to The Burlington Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday, October 26th at 8pm in the beautiful Main Stage Theatre. This event was conceived of over 20 years ago, and since 2003 this show has featured over 100 different Canadian artists. This October, the show will feature nine talented artists.
In 2003 Jory Nash (bio below) and Aengus Finnan founded The Way We Feel to celebrate the music of a legendary Canadian singer-songwriter who has been credited for defining the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s. Gordon Lightfoot is often referred to as Canada’s greatest songwriter, and Nash and Finnan have paid tribute to the legend and his legacy by asking some of Canada’s most talented singer songwriters who have been influenced by him to participate in this tribute concert. “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”, “Sundown” and “Early Morning Rain” are but a few of the hits that the audience will enjoy, all performed by a group of award-winning musicians who have Lightfoot’s enthusiastic personal blessing to share his lyrics and songs.
Gordon Lightfoot is a big fan of this project. He not only endorses what Nash and Finnan have brought to life, and admires the collection of ever changing artists that give his music new breath – he has also been known to make surprise guest appearances now and then at The Way We Feel performances.
Jory Nash is an award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and storyteller whose unique sound is a blend of folk, jazz, blues, pop and soul. With 8 albums in his repertoire, his album Little Pilgim was notminated for a Canadian Folk Music Award (CFMA) for Best Producer. He is also a previous winner of the OCFF Songs From The Heart Award for his song “When I Walk Out”. Jory has toured regularly across Canada and the United States, playing festivals, folk clubs, and theatres. He has been a featured performer in the Home Routes house concert series and is the co-founder of The Way We Feel Concert.
Lori Cullen is a Canadian pop, jazz and folk singer-songwriter who hails from Mississauga Ontario. Lori’s voice has been called “one of the purest of a generation”. She has released seven solo albums and has also collaborated with other artists such as Ron Sexsmith and Kurt Swinghammer. Lori is a Juno Award nominee for 2007 Vocal Jazz Album of the Year.
Suzie Ungerleider was born in Northeastern US and raised in Western Canada, and began performing under the name Oh Susanna in the mid-1990a. She won instant praise for her striking voice and poetic songwriting. Two decades, thousands of shows and ten albums, Oh Susanna captivated audiences, earned her a Genie Award, three Juno nominations and four Canadian Folk Music Awards. She recently dropped the Oh Susanna title and is now using her given name to represent her move from Americana Folk/Bluegrass sounds to a more Canadian Singer-Songwriter inspired sound.
Matthew Barber has been making records and touring for nearly two decades. Matthew’s indie pop, pop rock sound is influenced by folk and alternative country sounds. He released his first album as a student at Queen’s University and began to take his musical career more seriously while attending McMaster University for his Master’s in Philosophy. Recently Matthew Barber has been spending a lot of time producing albums for other artists alongside his performing.
Kevin Fox is a Halifax Native who now calls Dundas, Ontario home. He is a revered multi instrumentalist, sought-after orchestral composer/arranger, music director/coordinator/producer and innovative recording artist. He has performed with and/or provided arrangements for: Avril Lavigne, Bahamas, Celine Dion, Chantal Kreviazuk, Cowboy Junkies, Jim Cuddy, Justin Bieber, Olivia Newton John, Sarah Harmer, Sarah McLachlan, Sarah Slean, Sloan, Steven Page, Tom Cochrane, Walk Off the Earth and many more. Playing the cello is Kevin’s first musical language and he expresses it with soulful eloquence on his three solo albums.
Other artists featured on October 26th include: Jason Fowler, David Matheson and Maury LaFoy.
SOURCE Burlington Performing Arts Center