Guess who’s playing at Time Out … our own Neil Cotton and Hawk’s Nest. Named after Rockabilly hero Ronnie Hawkins, the band proudly bears the Country Rock banner.
Neil took his first music lesson (lap-steel) when he was 8 years old but didn’t take up performing until he was 27. He has been with three bands over the years, and we’re lucky to call him one of our own. Pop in and tip your cap to a local music legend.
The Libertas Male Choir’s Sounds of the Season concert series has a stop in Halton Hills coming up on Thursday, Nov. 30 at the Georgetown Christian Reformed Church on Trafalgar Road.
Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and features some special guests from the Netherlands set to perform, including director Martin Mans, organist Martin Zonnenberg and Barend Wiltjer, tenor of the Urker Mans Formatie.
For advance tickets, visit www.libertasvoices.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-522-0001.
Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for youths age 10-14, and children (under 10) will be admitted free of charge.
Georgetown Christian Reformed Church: 11611 Trafalgar Road, Halton Hills ON, L7G 4T1
Abigail Lapell is a Folk Noir singer songwriter from Toronto. Her debut album, Great Survivor, showcases a rare talent for evocative songwriting and addictive melodies—along with a crowd-hushing voice, rich in emotional colour.
Drawing from Folk, Indie and Traditional influences, Abigail has won over audiences of all stripes with her precise, crystal-and-smoke vocals and sparse plucked electric guitar. Her music is often likened to leading lights like Sandy Denny, early Cat Power or a stormier Natalie Merchant — but there’s something distinctive in Abigail’s bittersweet tones and darkly playful lyrics that defies easy comparisons.
Abigail has toured across Canada, Europe and the U.K.; been featured at festivals like NXNE, Pop Montreal, Winterfolk (Toronto), Sappy Fest (Sackville, NB) and In the Dead of Winter (Halifax); and shared stages with the likes of Rae Spoon, tUnE-yArDs, Snailhouse, and Greg MacPherson, among many others. Abigail’s relentless performance schedule in the past year has included tours on Greyhound Buses, trains, and — most quintessentially Canadian — a 10-day canoe tour along Ontario’s Grand River.
Recorded by Heather Kirby (of Ohbijou), Great Survivor was released in Spring 2011 and features talented collaborators like Jessica Moore (banjo, vocals), Lisa Bozikovic (piano, vocals), James van Bolhuis (drums), Aaron Lumley (double bass) and Julia Collins (violin).
“Clear as a bell vocals, fluid and resonant guitar playing and a little bit of foot stomping for emphasis to boot… Take the chance to see a show if you can.”
– Muso’s Guide
“If you can’t find it in your heart to give Lapell points for spending almost every day on a Greyhound bus for a good half of August, then you might consider giving her a kudo or two for really knowing her way around a personal and plaintive tune… Go ahead, let yourself be impressed.”