SHANNON KINGSBURY AT CROSSCURRENTS CAFÉ
Shannon Kingsbury played to a packed room of Friday, April 21st at CrossCurrents Cafe, earning a standing ovation and an encore after two mesmerizing sets of original music plus covers of songs by Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Colleen Peterson and others. The evening included thrilling harmonies, fascinating stories, a short poetry reading that merited its own applause, an intriguing array of mostly ancient and traditional instrumentation and a display of musicianship that audience rarely get to witness except at high-ticket events. A very charismatic Shannon Kingsbury was accompanied by equally charismatic Tricia Brubacher on ukelele and harmony vocals, as well as a couple of turns at taking the lead vocal, and Gary Diggins on a variety of instruments, including what appeared to be a seriously road-worn coronet.
Shannon Kingsbury is a singer, songwriter, harpist and music educator based in Guelph Ontario. A graduate of Sheridan College's Music Theatre Program, Shannon's diverse performing career has included work on film soundtracks, stage and recording studio work, as well as writing and producing original community based shows. She has received critical praise for her debut release Luminocity, inspiring critics to write, Shannon has “a voice that is hard to turn away from” (Ontarion); her compositions are “inspired by music centuries old and modernized and recreated to be all her own” (Echo); “LuminoCity” is "a world-minded collection of folksy tales surrounded by harp... with poignant rhythms and excellent production... these songs play out like a living fairy tale" (Huffington Post). You can find more about Shannon's original music and performances at www.shannonkingsbury.com and www.facebook.com/ShannonKingsburyMusic
Her new album "Bones & Secrets" will be released in May.
CrossCurrents Caledon was created in the Spring of 2015 by a group of roughly a dozen volunteers, with the goal of bringing together quality musical performers and attentive, enthusiastic audiences. In our first two years, we have presented concerts as diversified as Irish/Celtic, Canadian Folk, Cuban Traditional, Neuvo Flamenco, French Gypsy Jazz, Bluegrass, Nigerian, Russian, Jewish Kletzmer, Classical and much more, with many exciting, exotic and unique performances to come. Admission is always free, and performers are paid via donations to our tip jar. We offer baked goods as well as tea/coffee/water and free parking.