Melwood Cutlery with Fred Guignion
Friday June 10, 2016
7:30 PM – $20, doors open at 7:00 PM
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It this option does not work for you just give us a call 613-729-0693 or drop in during Alcorn Music Studios open hours to buy a ticket.
Tickets available at the door on concert night unless the concert is listed as sold out.
Melwood Cutlery is at it again, parlaying his bluesy rock and country inspired music. He’s played festivals and venues across Canada and the US, from Dawson City, Yukon to Austin, Texas. Drawing on three decades of wide ranging influence, his lyrics and the stories they tell cover a lot of territory – from his Ottawa Valley roots to the ancestral “Hills of Aberdeen”.
Melwood has an astonishing voice, both deep and tenor, often utilizing falsetto in his own inimitable style. In addition he has been known to yodel or scat as the occasion demands.
Writing most of his own material, Melwood Cutlery plays guitar, piano, and harmonica, (and a bit of mandolin) both in his appearances as a solo artist and as the frontman for his band, “The Fashion Plates” featuring Fred Guignon, guitar, dobro and lap steel.
Melwoods’ music features a sprinkling of blues and a pinch of jazz, offering cheeky songs such as “Moonlight Motel” (“everybody has something to sell”), the powerful imagery of “Aeroplane”, his ode to 911, and social commentary in his take on the trials of “Walkerton” and “Hagersville”.
“Ballad of the Moonlight Lady” received an OCFF “Songs from the Heart”
award. His latest “Home in the Country”,includes “Alida” (his ode to a local barmaid) which prompted, “the hippest songwriter around” from David Francey, Scottish Canadian singer songwriter.