Acoustic Harvest Presents the 6th Annual Healing Garden Music Fest
Acoustic Harvest and Patio Records is pleased to present: THE 6th ANNUAL HEALING GARDEN MUSICFEST featuring:
CATHY FINK & MARCY MARXER - www.cathymarcy.com
MIKE STEVENS - www.mikestevensmusic.com
RAYMOND MCLAIN - www.raymondmclain.com
with Special Guests:
RUTH MCLAIN - http://www.allmusic.com/artist/mclain-family-band-mn0001009257/biography
MISSY BURGESS - www.missyburgess.com - Sister of the late Michael Burgess (Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera..)
KARAHANN H. KISER - www.karahannkiser.com
When: Sat. Oct. 29, 2016, 8pm (doors open 7:30pm)
Where: ** PLEASE NOTE - THE VENUE IS THE STUDIO in THE TORONTO CENTER FOR THE ARTS** - www.tocentre.com
5040 Yonge St. North York (just south of Mel Lastman Square on the west side), city lot and street Parking. There is underground parking at 5000 Yonge.
Tickets: $25@the door and at Ticketmaster and $22 in advance on our website: www.acousticharvest.ca
Limited Seating - Get Your Tickets Early!
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Please join us for a spectacular lineup of award-winning artists for the 6th Annual Healing Garden benefit concert to raise funds for a Patio Garden of solace and peace, for Cancer patients at the MacKenzie Health Foundation in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
This endeavour is the brain-child of Terry Eagan, Patio Records, Boston MA, and to date, healing gardens have been created at: The Childrens' Hospital Boston, MA, the Renfrew Victoria Hospital, ON, The Ottawa Regional Cancer Center and one is currently under construction at the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa, ON with fundraising ongoing for the Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA and for MacKenzie Health.
Please support this very worthy cause and enjoy some of the World's finest musicians.
Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer are prolific songwriter with 2 GRAMMY Awards, 14 GRAMMY nominations and 60 awards from the Washington Area Music Association. Cathy has won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, the International Songwriting Contest and the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting contest. They are talented singers, songwriters, instrumentalists, educators and record producers with a formidable powerhouse of sound and a repertoire of traditional and contemporary folk, old-time country and swing music. Their superb harmonies are backed by instrumental virtuosity on the acoustic & electric guitar, five-string banjo, mandolin, cello banjo, ukulele, percussion and many other instruments. They are ready to engage and entertain audiences of all ages, with a broad following in family music and in American Roots styles. Top it off with a witty stage presence and warm audience rapport and you’ve got a well loved music duo.
Mike Stevens’ talent is as unorthodox as his career trajectory. As an Innovative, groundbreaking Performer, Composer, Educator, Keynote Speaker and Author Mike Stevens continues to expand the paradigms of Harmonica, balancing tradition with cutting edge innovation. Mike has toured the world with legendary Bluegrass music stars and Grand Ole Opry members Jim & Jesse. He can count among his fans Roy Acuff, - the King of country music. Roy would in fact make special trips to the Opry stage just to watch Mike play. Mike has logged more than 300 appearances on the world famous Grand Ole Opry stage and is a true pioneer of Bluegrass Harmonica; creating a much copied style of playing. Mike is also the founder of Artscan Circle a non-profit organization dedicated to helping youth in remote communities across Canada.
Raymond McLain, noted performer, composer and educator is the Director of the Traditional Music Center at Morehead State University. He started his professional music career in 1969, when his family began their weekly television series in Hazard, Ky. A highly respected multi instrumentalist and an exciting onstage performer, he is among the most well traveled musicians in his field, having performed in 63 different countries at venues including Carnegie Hall, The Grand Ole Opry. Finlandia Hall, The Carter Fold and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He continues to tour and record with Canadian harmonica virtuoso, Mike Stevens.
Ruth McLain Smith (Raymond's sister), 57, grew up in Knott County surrounded by the rich traditional music that would become her family’s legacy. Her father, Raymond K. McLain, was the executive director of the Hindman Settlement School when he formed the six-piece McLain Family Band in 1968. Smith played bass by standing on chairs and milk crates to reach the neck. The band played weekly television shows from a station in Hazard before branching out to all 50 states and 62 countries. Along the way, Smith grew up playing and singing on network television, Carnegie Hall, the BBC, The Lincoln Center and the Grand Ole Opry. The group disbanded in 1989, but reformed permanently in 2006 and now tour when their teaching schedules allow. Following in the footsteps of their grandfather, who was Harvard trained and the president of three universities, Smith and most of her siblings went into education at every level.Smith graduated from Berea College with an arts degree and currently teaches as an adjunct faculty member at Morehead State University’s Kentucky Center for Traditional Music, where her brother, Raymond W. McLain, is executive director. When she isn’t traveling the country and the world with the band, Smith can be found at home in Berea baking or working in her garden.
Missy Burgess: From daydreaming in her brothers’ tree house to pursuing a career in the world of schizophrenia, to developing and delivering educational programs in the fields of mental health and addiction, Missy Burgess has come full circle. She is back to daydreaming. (Although it never really left!) Now the dreams are expressed in her songs. Missy has performed on stages from The National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canada to The Angola Prison for Women in Louisiana. She also sings with a Tom Waits Tribute group that will be touring in the near future. Wherever she is playing, fans come to hear her powerful and moving voice. She has recorded 3 albums, Pour Me A Song, Lemon Pie and, her most recent, Play Me Sweet.
Lillian and the AH Team.