Saturday October 26, 2019
St Paul’s Centre
62 Peter Street North, Orillia
Tickets $30 in advance; $35 at the door (includes all fees and HST)
Doors open at 7:15
Show starts at 8:00
Another Southern Ontario winter is headed our way, and one of the best ways to keep warm summer festival thoughts strong is through a brand-new season of great live music from Mariposa in Concert (MIC).
“Our first Mariposa concert of the new season kicks off with three great performers in the festival’s famous workshop format,” said MIC’s Artistic Director Robert Rountree.
The Doozies, Rick Fines and James Gray all take to the stage at St. Paul’s Centre.
The Doozies are Canadiana. This all-string trio of guitar, stand-up bass and fiddle (or mandolin) cites a traditional sound which they are quick to question, bend or flip. From 1950s malt shop rock and roll, to East Coast kitchen party jigs, they perform it all with aplomb.
Steeped in roots music, Rick Fines crafts a unique blend of warm-hearted blues, juke joint folk, and dockside soul.
Rick’s storied career has brought Juno and Handy award nominations, a Maple Blues Songwriter of the Year Award, two more Maple Blues Awards (for Solo Act of the Year), as well as an astonishing eight other nominations. His songwriting chops won him a 2003 International Songwriting Competition, with BB King as one of the judges.
Singer-songwriter James Gray is from Muskoka who writes poignant songs about experiences with everyday life.
For the past few years James has been touring Canada, Western Europe and Australia, gaining new fans at every stop along the way.
Most notably, James was the musical guest at the TED talks held on the west coast of Canada, and most recently his songs have received countless airplay on CBC Canadian Radio programs including CBC’s “Ontario Morning” with Wei Chen.