Bluebird North: Where Writers Sing and Tell is a musical showcase that brings together Canada’s most inspiring songwriters during an intimate and interactive evening. The audience will hear each performer share their songs and stories in an acoustic, informal environment.
Bluebird North is based on Nashville's famed Bluebird Café, which opened in 1982. The venue is well-known for helping launch the careers of Garth Brooks, Ashley Cleveland and Pam Tillis. "After a continually successful run of Bluebird North in Vancouver, run by Shari Ulrich, we are excited to bring this popular songwriter "sing and tell" showcase to Edmonton with the help of local producer and host Ann Vriend. Artists for this event will be announced soon!
Tickets are $12 at the door (or $10 for S.A.C. members who show their valid card).
For more information on the S.A.C.’s mandate, activities and membership programs, please visit www.songwriters.ca.
The S.A.C. gratefully acknowledges the support of The SOCAN Foundation and the Government of Canada through the Creators' Assistance Component and Support to Sector Associations Program of the Canada Music Fund
The Bluebird North is endorsed by the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.
Andrea House is a singer with a penchant for melody whose writing floats beautifully between the hits of Patsy Cline and Billie Holiday, Willie Nelson and Irving Berlin, Allison Krauss and Norah Jones. Encouraged by the success her 2001 EP “Twilight,” Andrea went to work on her first full-length album in 2003, subsequently releasing “Heart’s Hotel” in January 2004, while her newest album “The Same Inside” (2008) continues to gather momentum as she tours each year to an ever-widening circle of fans. Spending her early twenties acting in musicals, dramas, and comedic theatre productions, Andrea’s nominations for three Elisabeth Sterling Haynes Awards, resulted in a 1999 win for Best Actress for her lead role in “Babes in Arms”. Her honest but humor filled stage presence, evocative voice and well crafted songs are propelling her into Canada’s music industry spotlight.
Chris Smith is guitarist, composer, songwriter and producer whose career has spanned over 20 years and in that time he has collaborated on more than 30 albums with acts such as Le Fuzz, Andrea House, John Henry, Terry Morrison and The Almost Leather Band. From the end of the second wave ‘80’s punk/hardcore scene in Edmonton, to touring nationally and internationally with Jr. Gone Wild, Uische Breathe, The Painting Daisies, Luann Kowalek, and The Piemyn, Chris’ career is one of exploration, both musical and geographical, and has made multiple appearances at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, Mariposa, The Regina Folk Festival, The Ottawa Folk Festival, Canadian Music Week, COCA, SXSW, Seattle’s Bumpershoot Festival, and the Winnipeg Folk Festival.
Dana Wylie is widely considered to be one of Edmonton's most beloved performers and songwriters, as evidenced by the recent appearance of her third and latest album, Something's Going to Happen Here, at Number 25 on CKUA's Top 100 for 2010 list. She has travelled and toured extensively in North America, Britain and Asia, and it was while living in England that she began to develop and ever-expanding interest in the traditional folk music of the British Isles and North America. Dana is currently working on her fourth album, which will feature a mix of original and traditional songs.
Paul Cresey is an Edmonton born singer songwriter. He has released, to date, three albums: Piece the Picture, which led to him being nominated for Young Performer of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, When Beauty Has Passed, and his brand new self-titled album Paul Cresey. He has played at the Edmonton Folk Festival, the Canmore Folk Festival, and at almost every location in Edmonton that offers a venue for live music.