With his singing, playing and storytelling, a melodic tenor voice and gentle wit, Kitchener’s Michael Kelly Cavan continues to provide heartwarming and foot-tapping entertainment wherever he finds a stage.
The love of acoustic fingerstyle guitar brought Don Ablett and Brent Cooper together some years ago. With common influences such as Bruce Cockburn, John Fahey, and Stefan Grossman, they have developed a style that has thrilled fans young and old around Southern Ontario. Both have a strong history of performance, Brent through his former years touring with the rock band, Mankind, and Don through many years of coffee houses and festivals.
Two of the most outstanding features noted by audiences are Brent and Don’s vocal harmonies and the complex and spectacular fingerstyle interplay between the two guitars. They provide audiences of all ages with memorable instrumentals and songs with thought provoking lyrics. Some recent quotes clearly attest to their success:
“Your superb fingerstyle guitar and vocal harmonies are indeed a listening delight. The audience clearly enjoyed every piece you played and sang”.
Becky Ryder, Museums of Mississauga
“Don and Brent have a wonderful sound and the songs stay with you. I find myself singing them around the house and in the car.
Red Rover is destined to become a Canadian classic. The instrumental pieces are moving and evocative”.
Don and Brent are not satisfied to keep their music local. They love playing for audiences large and small. With encouragement from virtually every quarter, their plans include more radio play, magazine coverage and travel around the province.
The four service clubs of Georgetown (Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis& Kinsmen) united to launch Georgetown’s first ever Craft Beer Festival in 2015. “Head for the Hills” is entirely volunteer run and benefits local charities.
Beer + Charity = Win! Now in its fourth year, Head for the Hills is a late summer staple not to be missed. A day of craft beer & cider sampling, gourmet food, and live music in the beautiful countryside.
Recently voted the #1 beer festival in Ontario, Head for the Hills is a guaranteed good time rain or shine (…seriously, we can prove that). Admission includes a customized Head for the Hills beer stein and 4 tokens for 4 samples of beer or cider. Additional tokens are available for purchase on-site, 3 tokens for $5.
Want more? You can upgrade your ticket to the VIP experience, which includes priority parking, express entry, a VIP seating area with coverage, VIP washrooms, exclusive VIP brews made just for this event, 4 extra tokens upon entry, and a full pint size glass as a thank you gift.
Mountain Lion Trappers will command the stage from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM to tie a bow on this year’s beer festival experience. This sextet will have the park rocking with their covers that range from the 1950’s to present day. A great closing guaranteed!
Southern Belle is an up and coming “New Country/Rock” band that prides itself on gracing the bigger stages throughout Southern Ontario. Southern Belle covers everything from artists like The Dixie Chicks and Lady Antebellum, to Bryan Adams and Bon Jovi. They will be bringing great New Country Rock songs to the dance floor (or in our case, field) to keep things moving!