Melissa Payne & R.C. Stanley April 14 $25
April 14 2023 $25 8:00PM START
Dinner is not included with ticket price.
We have limited dinner reservations with staggered ordering times between 5:30 and 6:45.
All of our guests that choose "ticket with dinner reservation" are welcome anytime after 5:30 on show nights.
On show nights our regular lunch menu is not available. Our kitchen serves our wood fired pizza along with homemade show night specials, between the times of 5:30 and 7:00 to ensure you have time to eat before the show starts. We will do our best to feed all of our guests in a timely fashion from our small homestyle kitchen.
When fully booked the dinner option will not be available in the show night selection box. Guests choosing the "ticket only" option are welcome anytime after 7:00. Please contact us if you have any questions.
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PLAY VIDEO - SMOKE IN THE WIND
PLAY VIDEO - DEADBEAT STORY (Following Me)
Ennismore, Ontario’s Melissa Payne has truly left her mark on the musical landscape, and she’s just getting started. Her background in old time fiddle and traditional celtic music has evolved into a blossoming solo career, including three full length albums. Her live performances have garnered her critical acclaim, and notable guest collaborators like Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor, James McKenty, Matt Mays, Natalie MacMaster, cellist Nathaniel Smith and Jimmy Bowskill, have her working with some of the biggest names in Canada, and beyond. Her honest and vulnerable approach to the songs that comprise her latest effort are sure to win over her dedicated fans and first time listeners alike.
The following excerpt of information was gathered on the Wolf Moon of Jan ‘22. Extracted from an interview of Newfoundland & Labrador-born Improvisor, Guitarist, and Songwriter R.C. Stanley - By Poet J.G. Lutes. (The conscious effort to foster their friendship was noted.)
JGL - What would you like the reader to take from this?
RCS - That I hail from St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, currently inhabiting the foggy southern shores of Nova Scotia. I’ve studied, and I’ve been working in the music industry for “twenty-plus years.” Truth is: I have performed with three Juno Award winners (Amelia Curran, Tom Cochrane and Matt Mays) as an accompanying guitarist. Most frequently collaborating/performing with friends and recording artists Matt Mays and Adam Baldwin. Performed at the SXSW festival (TX), the Bowery Ballroom (NYC), Massey Hall and the National Arts Centre of Canada. I am an aspiring songwriter and just released my debut single: Deadbeat Story (Following Me).
Halifax Bloggers called it: “Bluesy Dylan-esque folky fare” after a debut performance of original works at HUFF ‘21 (The Carleton, Halifax).
Others have said: “Stanley delivers songs that hail from a “classic” “folk rock” “revival” school of writing with a safe, colourful dose of psychedelia. Flares of rocky shore Canadiana, singing lyrical wordplay steeped in truth and thick foggy mystery.
JGL - Do you like guitar solos?
RCS - Next question.
JGL - Have you been in an airplane?
RCS - Yes.
JGL - Denim or leather?
RCS - One over the other.
JGL - Is anything real?
RCS - Not yet.
(R.C. Stanley, J.G. Lutes ‘22)