Saint John, NB
Jessica Rhaye is a career troubadour who, with stunning vocals and lush melodies, has always moved easily between folk, country and Americana. Over the last fifteen years, she has performed at Folk Alliance in Memphis and Atlantic Canada House at the Vancouver Olympics, toured the United Kingdom with Matt Andersen and Dave Gunning, and earned an impressive slew of awards and nominations. Brent Mason is a singer-songwriter who has traversed diverse territories of tune and theme in more than twenty years of music-making. With nine albums to his credit, Mason has played with a top roster of East-Coast talent, including Andersen, David Myles, Catherine Maclellan, Ron Hynes, Joel Plaskett and others, appearing at festivals like Stan Rogers Folk Fest, Shivering Songs and Larlee Creek Hullabaloo. Together, these two staples of Saint John, New Brunswick will open our twenty seventh edition in style, supporting Martha Wainwright at the Fredericton Playhouse!