Venue:  The Yurt – In Partnership with FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Time: Saturday 11pm
Category:  Music
City of Origin:  Sackville, NB
Price:  Festival Pass Holders Only. LIMITED tickets available. Ticket sales will go live at 10am Wednesdsay 25 April.
(Pass holders, log in to FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Box Office to reserve after 10am Wednedsay 25 April or call Box Office at 905-688-0722 x (3700).
Websitehttp://juliedoiron.ca/

SNAPSHOT:

A rare performance by one of this era’s finest songwriters, joined by local icon Dan Romano.

ABOUT:

Julie Doiron started playing music in 1990 with Canadian Indierock band Eric’s Trip. They were the first Canadian band to sign to Seattle’s Sub Pop Records. After the break up of the band in 1996, Julie started performing on her own. In 2001, Julie became the first Canadian to sign to Jagjaguwar records releasing 8 albums on the label.

Over the years she has had the great fortune of playing with so many wonderful musicians. Some of her collaborators include The Wooden Stars, Herman Dune, Shotgun and Jaybird, Mount Eerie, Gord Downie and the Country of Miracles , Daniel Romano and Rick White of Eric’s Trip with whom she made her three most recent albums.

Julie continues to make music . She also loves teaching yoga. She has 4 beautiful children and lives in Sackville, NB, Canada with her family.

Forever grateful.

ARTISTS:

Julie Doiron
Daniel Romano

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Venue:  Festival Hub Stage
Time: Friday 7pm
CategoryMusic
City of Origin:  Welland
PriceFree

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A folk, singer songwriter who hails from Welland Ontario.

ABOUT:

Julianna Riolino has a voice that will stop you dead in your tracks and melodies that leave you entranced. She is a folk songstress with a rock n roll retort. Julianna may be at first glance unassuming, but stands her own in Niagaras music scene. Inspired by artists like Neko Case, Land of Talk and Jessica lea mayfield.

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Venue:  Festival Hub Stage
Time: Saturday 8:30pm
Category:  Music
City of Origin: Toronto, ON
Price:  FREE
Websitewww.mayleetodd.com

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A satirical view on humanity. Each song explores constructs that challenges conventional thinking.

ABOUT:

Maylee Todd is a Canadian independent singer-songwriter, musician, performance artist, producer, and creative. Her song “Baby’s Got It” reached number 10 on the Tokyo radio charts in Japan, where she’s had much success, performing at the Billboard Live Tokyo venue. On Nov. 3, 2017, Todd released her third studio album, Acts of Love. Todd produces shows for alternative experiences; Virtual Womb is her current project that melds all her skills together; production, performance art, dance, digital collage, and music production. Todd has currently returned from a tour in Asia touring Manila’s Fringe and Tokyo’s Billboard Live. She has recently released her third self-produced record Acts Of Love, which has glowing reviews from NPR, Vogue Japan, CBC and Okay Player.

Maylee Todd will be performing a rendition of her multimedia show called Virtual Womb.

ARTISTS:

Maylee Todd (Solo)
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Venue:  Festival Hub Stage
Time: Sunday 3pm
Category:  Theatre + Comedy
City of Origin:  Hamilton
Price:  Free
Websitewww.thevaudevillianmusic.com

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1920’s Rock & Roll & Ragtime

ABOUT:

The roaring tunes from the 1920’s band, The Vaudevillian make you get off your doggone caboose & do the lindy hop! The old fashioned gentleman, Jitterbug James, the mouthy Norah Spades & the Southerner Piedmont Johnson bring you dancing numbers from the prohibition period! Thank goodness PROHIBITION IS OVER! Get ready to shine your shoes to do the skoodle um skoo!

We’ve toured as far as Denmark, all over the States and across Canada playing festivals! We won 2013 & 2014 Best Roots Album of the Year for the Hamilton Music Awards.

“The Vaudevillian makes ya blush & dance till your feet hurt!”

ARTISTS:

Norah Spades- Washboard
Jitterbug James- Guitar
Piedmont Johnson- Upright Bass

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Venue:  Festival Hub Stage
Time: Friday 10pm
Category:  Music
City of Origin:  St. Catharines
Price:  FREE
Website: StrangeShakes.bandcamp.com

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60’s garage and 70’s am pop thrown into a power pop blender.

ABOUT:

Strange Shakes started out of the ashes of Price and Pokol’s band Elk. Strange Shakes released a handful of self recorded singles in 2017 and a two song cassette in 2018, and the band plans on releasing a 7” before the end of the year.

ARTISTS:

Michael Price – guitar/vocals
Matt Meagher – guitar
Jess Gold – drums
Ben Pokol – bass

Venue:  Festival Hub Stage
Time: Friday 9pm
Category:  Music
City of Origin:  Niagara Region
Price:  FREE
Website: www.spencerburtonmusic.com

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A singer songwriter for the people and the forests and the oceans.

ABOUT:

Spencer burton has released two critically acclaimed albums under his own name. Released on Dine Alone records available only through the mind of the ever expanding universe.

ARTISTS:

Spencer Burton- guitar and vocals
Ian Romano- drums
Dave Nardi- bass
Aaron Goldstein- pedal steel

Venue:  Festival Hub Stage
Time: Friday 8pm
CategoryMusic
City of Origin:  Welland
PriceFree

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A stubborn, unyielding continuation of the rock ‘n’ roll aesthetic.

ABOUT:

Attic Daddy has continually performed in various incarnations since 1987. Originated by front man and songwriter Kevin Richardson, Attic Daddy are purveyors of rock ‘n’ roll as “Class A” entertainment and life affirmation through this enduring music.

Praise in print:
“attitude with hyper hypnotic riffs and witty lyrical cries.”
“music that will move boots of any type.”
“Songs of life, love and all the mistakes you’ve ever made.”

ARTISTS:

Kevin Richardson (guitar, vocals) has always headed up his own bands, thinking about rock ‘n’ roll every waking hour.

Peter Mason (drums) has been a veteran Southern Niagara performer since he had to lie about his age to perform at hotels and is also an accomplished guitarist.

John Horvatek (bass) is a St. Catharines standard, a vet who has dragged his stand-up to many establishments, ducking under the doorway.

WARNINGS:

High-speeds

Venue:  Niagara Artists Centre
Time: Saturday 2-4pm
Category:  Music, Interactive + Workshops
City of Origin:  St. Catharines, ON
Price:  Free
Website: https://thewillowcommunitysupportservices.com/ / https://thewowsound.com

SNAPSHOT:

Experience our awesome song writing process. Interact with our members. Be WOWed by our talent!

ABOUT:

Songs from the Willow is a six month collaborative music writing project that will result in a full album of music. Members are involved in every aspect: from lyric writing, to music composing, to album packaging art, to music recording, to organizing an album release party, to social media marketing. All skills and art forms have been explored, making this a very inclusive and accessible series. Workshops take place at Rodman Hall Art Centre and Niagara Artists Centre in St. Catharines.

The Willow Community has been working with Joe Lapinski on a pile of songs since December of 2017. They will share these songs for the In the Soil audience, and then write a song as a group WITH the audience!

ARTISTS:

The Willow Community is a non-profit arts organization that provides free hands-on learning experiences through a variety of artistic. Members of The Willow Community reside in the Niagara region, are 18+ and have lived experience of mental health and/or addictions. We aim to create a greater public understanding and reduce the stigma of mental illness and addiction through the creation, presentation and discussion of artistic media.

Joe Lapinski is an interdisciplinary artist who has been performing, writing, and producing music in St.Catharines Ontario Canada for the past 19 years. He performs actively as a solo artist, as well as a member of The Woodshed Orchestra, The Joe Lapinski Band, Palooka, The Regards, and Bronx Cheerleader. He is the head producer and owner of WOW! Recording Studio & Creative Music Space, and is a co-founder of the In the Soil Arts Festival, all based in St. Catharines.

 

Venue:  Festival Hub Stage
Time: Sunday 4pm
Category:  Music
City of Origin:  Toronto
Price:  FREE

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A guerilla-punk-balkan-folk-brass massive band like no other.

ABOUT:

Tracing their genesis back to the streets of Toronto, the original quartet of busking troubadours quickly amassed a battalion of like-minded musical souls and the full-blown, dozen plus strong Orkestra was born. The multi award winning ensemble has been heralded as a groundbreaking, genre-bending phenomenon by the Canadian and international media alike and over the past 8 years they have performed on streets and stages around the world, leaving a trail of new friends and dedicated fans in their wake.

Equal parts exhilarating precision and reckless abandon, LBO’s live shows are a truly immersive experience – ranging from the ecstatic to the cathartic, and they have exquisitely captured that energy on their new album If I Had The Strength. Released in November 2018, it includes guest appearances from famed soprano Measha Brueggergosman, Latino rapper Boogat, Choir! Choir! Choir! and more. Their new video for the song Freedom has also just been released. Directed by the band’s own Michael Louis Johnson, it was shot following an all-night drive home from a gig. Without any sleep, the members donned their best suits and gowns, cracked open a bottle of tequila, and let the cameras roll. “We wanted to create something that presents more questions than it answers,” Johnson says. “A piece wherein the stakes are very high, but we don’t know what’s at stake.”

The band is currently supporting their new releases with a 9 date Canadian tour, before heading south to New York City to premiere their two-time Dora award winning folk opera Counting Sheep in December. They will also be featured artists in the made for CBC TV movie Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas – a celebration of the most beloved Christmas songs set to air nationally on December 3rd. With a recent appearance on CBC Q, up coming tapings for The Strombo Show, and a March 2018 tour of New Zealand that includes performing at the WOMAD Festival there, it’s clear that LBO have no plans of slowing down. Expect to hear a lot more about them in the coming year, as the take their unique brand of music mayhem to audiences around the world.

ARTISTS:

IAN TULLOCH (sousaphone), ELI CAMILO (trombone), OS KAR (savage drums, screams), MARICHKA MARCZYK (accordion, vocals), MICHAEL LOUIS JOHNSON (trumpet), JULIAN SELODY (saxophone), JAASH SINGH (darbouka). ALEX NAHIRNY (guitar), MARK MARCZYK (violin, vocals), STEPHANIA WOLOSHYN (dance, percussion, vocals), NATHAN DELL-VANDENBERG (trombone), JAMES McKIE (violin)

Venue:  Festival Hub Stage
Time: Friday 6pm
Category:  Music
City of Origin: St. Catharines, ON
Price:  FREE

SNAPSHOT:

Come one and all! Join us as we kick off the 10th annual In the Soil Arts Festival together ON James Street at our Festival Hub.

ABOUT:

In the Soil Arts Festival Hub will open at 5pm. Remarks at 6pm. Launch will feature special guests for our 10 year anniversary celebration.