Date: Sunday 14 May 2017
“A troubadour wearing a crown of fire” – Shannon Reid, allisplural.ca
C.D. Onofrio is a lyrical troubadour with folk roots. He was awarded the 2015 Allister Young award for the Arts (Niagara Falls). 2012 Folk Artist of the Year Niagara Music Awards.
Piper Hayes is a Canadian pop folk singer-songwriter based in Hamilton, Ontario. She has toured her original music extensively across North America, Europe, the U.K., and Nepal. She teaches workshops on mental health, vocal empowerment, and songwriting all over the world. Most recently she teamed up with the Canadian Mental Health Association, using contact education to reduce stigma around mental illness. She was nominated in the top eight for Ontario Arts Council’s 2016 Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award. In October 2016, she released her sophomore EP, Goodbye Mister Nice Guy, produced by Dean Drouillard.
Resonant, acoustic folk with an other-worldly edge, and a lyric presence that cuts deep. Prism-clear vocals + strings; A combination of vocal agility and power.
Raine is part prairie songstress, part storyweaver; Each song has a story, delivered between songs with humour and grace. Expect to laugh, expect to cry. Also, she’s probably shorter than you’re imagining, so expect that, too.