POOR NAMELESS BOY 5:45PM – 6:45PM
As Poor Nameless Boy, singer-songwriter Joel Henderson leaves a piece of himself on stage every time he performs. His mellow sound is personal, touching honestly on love, life, and our changing hearts in a busy world. He has been described as lighter versions of Noah Gunderson and Donovan Woods, with the wispy sounds of Gregory Alan Isakov. His third album “Bravery” has touched the hearts and ears of industry and music lovers alike. The album made its Canadian national radio debut at #2 on the folk charts, and the track “River & Trees” was a CBC Top 50 song for 2016.
He’s making quite a presence internationally as music lovers in Europe, the US and Australia are taking notice. “Leave Myself Behind,” his piano balled duet with Saskatoon’s Denise Valle has hit 500,000 streams on Spotify across the pond. Festival programmers have included him in special shows at Reeperbahn, Australian Music Week, Canadian Music Week, and he heads back to the UK the spring as part of The Great Escape and FOCUS Wales. Poor Nameless Boy’s passionate vocals and songs with stories, sung from the soul have also earned him a worldwide publishing deal with CCS Rights Management.
T.B. JUDD 5–5:30PM and 7 – 7:30PM
T.B. Judd is Folk Obscura. The bands release in 2014, “Manhattan Haze”, showcases dark romantic songs and stories, with a musical range from quiet acoustic to stomping bar room blues. The diversity of the live set has songs pulled from other bands and projects Judd and Co. play with, such as: Black Drink Crier and The Bystanders.
ETIENNE FLETCHER 7:45 – 9PM
Étienne Fletcher, former member of the band Indigo Joseph, is recognized as a finalist at the FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE LA CHANSON DE GRANBY 2016 and for receiving the PRESS/MEDIA AWARD. He has also been recognized for receiving the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD and SONGWRITER’S AWARD at NOUVELLE SCENE and CHANT’OUEST in 2015. In his new self-titled project he brings together his French and English roots. Accompanied by his guitarist Sean McCannell and drummer Gaelan Malloy, he creates a high energy show with genres ranging from rock, blues, folk, pop and dance music. The project strives for each show to bring variety, connection and memorable experiences.