Fellow Music Fans –
Kicking off the series is ECMA and Music Nova Scotia nominee Norma MacDonald, on tour with a new CD release. Come for a night of great folk-roots music in an intimate setting in Fredericton’s beautiful downtown. The show on Thursday (Oct 1st) starts at 7:30pm, with a suggested cover of $10 at the door. Corked Wine Bar is located at 83 Regent Street (across from Snooty Fox).
Fredericton last heard Norma live approximately 5 years ago at the UNB Grad House on campus, and she immediately had the audience drawn into her songs. She has since been working hard at her craft and is now bringing her latest project to us.
Norma MacDonald epitomizes the folk-roots genre. Managing to seamlessly meld her innate old-school country sensibilities with her contemporary influences (Wilco, Patty Griffin, Springsteen), her music is grounded, authentic and lyrically sophisticated. She has a voice of gold and is a natural, musical storyteller.
Norma MacDonald was born and raised in Cape Breton, now living in Halifax. She likes Gram Parsons records, talking to strangers, potato chips, David Lynch movies and swimming in the ocean. Her fourth album, “Burn the Tape’s”, is a sonic conglomeration of these affections. From the summertime, old-friend nostalgia of the opening track “Company” to the quirky, unsettling country-noir of “Lighten Up” (a duet with former Guthries baritone, Gabe Minnikin), to the dark, orchestral Springsteen homage “To Nebraska”, ‘Burn the Tapes’ plays like the soundtrack to a long night time drive that’s over too soon.
For a review of her latest album visit: