Join us for a special show with some folks who’ve been going down in the story mines for a while.
Our March Show
This March 25, Folkus is turning the spotlight on homegrown talent. We are so excited to bring The Gravel Project to the Folkus stage.
Thanks to some funding from Ontario Presents, we were able to establish a residency for two local artists, Vicki Brittle and Brock Zeman. They have never collaborated before, although they have competed against each other in the International Songwriting Competition Finals. They have been pondering and collaborating since the snow started flying, and are ready to come to the Almonte Old Town Hall with new songs and some side players we’ve never seen them with before. Both Vicki and Brock are blessed with original voices, a flair for lyrics, and deep roots in the area.
Vicki Brittle describes herself as a singer-songwriter with small-town grounding and a keen knowledge of the universe’s grander plans. Blessed with a soulful voice that gives her songs a haunting, memorable quality, Brittle effortlessly brings newcomers into her world. Brittle has spent a long time listening to others — now she’s ready to share her take, to let others feel “the thunderstorms that come”.
When it comes to storytelling, Brock Zeman is a master craftsman. He has spent the past two decades years carving and chiseling Americana soundscapes, drawing from roots-rock and alternative country. Refusing to be limited by genre or label, Zeman is equal parts troubadour and fabulist, uncovering true stories from the world around him, but also spinning wild tales that somehow ring even truer.
Pre-show workshop at Union Hall: The Gravel Project will be out in the community as well next month. On March 12, you can catch up with Vicki and Brock at Union Hall (corner of Tatlock & Wolf Grove Roads), a historic hall with room for songs and singers. Bring your instrument or your voice, or just come to listen. The stage will be set for an open mic with Vicki and Brock for the afternoon. Tea and coffee will be served. Watch “the sign” and our socials for details.
Show & Location Details
Our shows are still held at the Almonte Old Town Hall, third floor, in the Ron Caron Auditorium. There’s an accessible elevator you can reach from the side entrance. Doors open at 7:30, showtime is at 8:00. There will be t-shirts and music at the merch table, and cold beverages and cookies at the bar.
Masks are not required, but are encouraged and certainly welcome.
Just two shows to go!
- March 25th we are so excited to bring The Gravel Project to the Folkus stage. BUY TICKETS
- April 29th, we finally get to bring A Leverage for Mountains to our stage. BUY TICKETS