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ABOUT WINTER WARMER

Winter Warmer is a small intimate festival meant to help participants feel cozy in the midst of winter. It combines great music from both established and promising new artists in intimate settings often with  the option of sampling a taste of something warm and delicious and washing it down with a beverage or two!

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$110 fees & taxes INCLUDED

There are limited Festival Passes available.  Passholders have access to every ticketed event as long as they arrive before the show starts .... otherwise they are subject to available seating. This is especially true in smaller venues.

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Tickets for individual shows can be purchased by clicking the links below. Please note that these ticket prices do not include processing fees of $2 per ticket. 

THE PERFORMERS
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J.P. CORMIER &
DAVE GUNNING
GARRETT MASON
OWEN STEEL
 

THE
HYPOCHONDRIACS

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Saturday January 27th  8pm

Doors Open at 7pm

Huntsman Dunn Theatre   $40

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Friday January 26th  6:30pm

Doors Open at 5:30pm for food

Anglican Church Hall   $25

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Friday January 26th  8pm

Doors Open at 7pm

Algonquin Hotel  NB Room   $32

Saturday January 27th  6:30pm

Doors Open at 5:30pm  for food

Anglican Church Hall   $20

Two of Canada’s greatest roots singer-songwriters have finally done what everybody’s wanted — heck, what they’ve wanted — for years. Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier are releasing their first album together, called Two. Great friends, frequent collaborators, co-writers and touring partners, the pair has been talking about this album since pretty much the day they met. Now it’s here, and it’s everything fans hoped and dreamed it would be.

Two is made up of everything the duo excels at. There are new collaborations between the two writers (Brothers, Home To Mary), new arrangements of antique folk numbers (Johnny Armstrong, Katie o’ the Gowrie), and some tasty, surprising covers (Never Picked Cotton, Stompin’ Tom’s Songbird Valley).

Gunning & Cormier go back 23 years when Dave had a fiddle player drop out of a show at the last minute,  he hired J.P. for a gig.  Totally blown away by his playing, Gunning. hired him to play on an upcoming recording.  Since then they have played & written together. Their collaborations over the years have showered with awards and nominations on the East Coast and nationally.

The incomparable Garrett Mason makes a return visit to St Andrews and Ministers Island after 4 years. A Juno Award winning blues guitarist Mason has developed a unique and unforgettable style. He has been described as an enigma, one of Canada’s most under rated performers and the real deal by critics and commentators across the country.  He has wowed audiences from coast to coast and maintains a busy schedule without having a manager, a website, a publicist or an agent.

Garrett Mason is a true bluesman at heart. He was raised in Truro, Nova Scotia by his mother Pam, and father, veteran Canadian Bluesman Dutch Mason. His quest to become a blues musician started at a very early age; being surrounded by music blues music, Garrett’s favorite tapes at 3 years old were Canned Heat and Buddy Rich. However, the seed was planted after watching a video of Stevie Ray Vaughn “Live At the El Mocambo”!

Garrett would be the first to tell you that riding the coat tails of others won’t take you very far in this business, but striving to be truly original is the secret to longevity and lasting success. He continues to sell out venues and festival stages across the county with a sound and presence that is one of a kind!

OWEN STEEL recorded his debut album “Owen Steel et al” at Salty Towers in the spring of 2010. Having been raised, in part, within its walls, the touring musicians who he met over the years instilled an interest of songwriting and performing within him. 

 

Grid City Magazine reflects that, “Steel’s work has always carried with it a definitive experimental element that’s helped keep it ever so unclassifiable, yet familiar and undeniably something all his own. A fan of low-fi sounds, Steel's music has always maintained a certain degree of quirk...”

 

In January of 2020, Steel was invited to be the Dawson City Music Festival songwriter-in-residence, an opportunity which is offered to a singular Canadian artist once a year. In 2017 he was one of a handful of songwriters chosen from a list of hundreds to take part in the Banff Centre’s inaugural songwriter’s residency.

 

His last live performance was at Winter Warmer in 2020!

THE HYPOCHONDRIACS have resurrected from the traditional country crypt, a fresh and raw take on the standard genre, though still profoundly influenced by early Rockabilly, a taste of 60's doo-wop & 70's folk-rock.   No one’s just along for the ride in this band.  Their music is sequenced in such a way that its R&B depth, its Stax Records lover’s appeal, and its embodiment of high performance Memphis soul are mixed confidently with their country and Gospel origins. They create the type of character-driven story songs that command a strong attention to the narrative, surrounded by killer music and musicianship!

 

The Hypochondriacs are one of the regions hottest live acts who do it right, make it their own and make it vibrant and new!

The band has opened for Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real,  Corb Lund & Trooper, The Reverend Horton Heat to name a few.  They were Music New Brunswick’s  WINNER of 'Emerging Artist of the Year", "Album of the Year", 'SOCAN Song of the Year' & 'Country Artist of the Year' in 2017 and "Recording of the Year" NOMINEE in 2022.

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NICO PAULO

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MAX KEENLYSIDE
 
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COLIN FOWLIE

Friday January 27th   5:00pm

Doors Open at 4:30pm

Sunbury Shores Gallery    $15

Food and Drink Available

Saturday January 27th  2:00pm

Doors Open at 1:30pm

Sunbury Shores Gallery  $15

Food and Drink Available

Friday January 26th   4:30pm

Doors Open at 4:00pm

Honeybeans    By Donation

Food and Drink Available

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MARIANNE GIRARD

with Jon Weaver (MODABO)

Saturday January 27th   3:30pm

Doors Open at 2:30pm

Honeybeans   By Donation

Food and Drink Available

I was born in Toronto, the daughter of Portuguese parents, and moved to Portugal when I was two years old. I do not recollect anything from Toronto then. I grew up in a small town of Bombarral and only returned to Canada for the first time when I was 17 on a family trip for a couple weeks. The heritage of being from an immigrant family has always been present, exciting and colorful when it comes to understanding different places, the cultures within, and the experiences they bring out.


For some reason, maybe just knowing myself,  I knew I would follow an artistic career, I found myself engaged in something related to music or visual arts very regularly. In high school I studied Arts, then Design in University in Lisbon and in Austria, and the move to Toronto happened right after graduating in 2014. Being solo in a new city definitely made me nostalgic and longing for my past, I was in my early 20s.     Ever since moving from Portugal I have been writing original songs and experimenting with my singing. The longing for Home, the Ocean and the reality of Love seem to be my favourite themes and inspirations.

MAX KEENLYSIDE returns to St Andrews after having his 2020 sold out  show at Winter Warmer cancelled  due to bad weather.  .A dazzling pianist  he has written and performed music in ragtime, stride & classical form gaining a reputation as a top young artist in his field.

A favourite at jazz and ragtime events around the world, he has headlined at major festivals across North America including the Scott Joplin, West Coast Ragtime, and Blind Boone festivals.  While equally at home in ragtime and classical styles, he is especially lauded for his stride and traditional jazz chops.  

These demanding, two-handed rich piano styles were crafted by the likes of Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller, and James P. Johnson; Max plays them all with stylistic flair and an ear for detail.

In addition to festivals, Max regularly concertizes and has given a program for a live audience on CBC Radio.  His debut release, KeenlyStride,  was issued in 2010. This was followed by Mostly Max in 2012, featuring a plethora of Max's original tunes along side old classics.  

Critically-acclaimed recording artist and versatile singer-songwriter Colin Fowlie has arrived on the scene with an abundant horn of plenty in the life experience department. He brings with him a storied past, new and compelling compositions in song, and charismatic vocal stylings that are turning heads with his acclaimed debut full-length album called, “Party Music.” 

The unique character of his songs fuse elements of folk, rock, blues and Americana/Canadiana into a special blend of universally themed storytelling that, along with his down-to-earth personality, create magic that audiences adore.

 

Colin’s discography has garnered radio airplay on campus, community and commercial radio across Canada and has graced various charts, both regionally and nationally. He has accrued more than 3 million views on YouTube and was awarded the coveted gold standard status at MusicFest Canada (1994) and Maritime MusicFest (1995). Radio stations in the UK, Holland, Australia, and the USA have also embraced his music since 2015.

Marianne's music might best be described as Canadianamericana! Roots influenced, some say Celtic/Country. Whatever it's labelled  it's  terrific!  With four albums recorded to date Marianne has shared her music across North America and world wide on radio. Now living in St Andrews she continues to compose and share her music. She will be joined for this show by Jon Weaver (MODABO)

I was born in the east end of London, Ontario to a large French/Irish Catholic family. We moved to the country when I was five, and I've always considered myself a country girl. From a very early age, I always had a fascination for big trucks rolling down the highway, I used to sit and watch and wave for hours. I assume I must have been a gypsy in a past life, or was in love with one who never returned. And so I left home at 16. I have been writing and performing for two thirds of my life. I have had every job you can think of: from the tobacco fields and apple orchards, factories, carnivals, art model and song publishing houses. I raised two gorgeous daughters, and it always came back to the music. I'd like to try my hand at theatre and cabaret again. Sometimes I paint, expressively, but have no aspirations to share publicly. Perhaps one day I may write prose.

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CATHERINE KENNEDY

suggested $5 donation

Friday January 27th   5:00pm

Doors Open at 4:30pm

Honeybeans Cafe    By Donation

Food and Drink Available

Singer-songwriter Catherine Kennedy will be sure to capture and take you on a storytelling journey with her songs that “make you feel part of something bigger.” Her works directly stem from the surrounding environment, where she uses everyday experiences that normally go unnoticed. Her music appears as images in which fiction and reality meet, meaning shifts and the past and present fuse. She finds influence in blues/soul/rnb. 

 

Catherine released her solo EP, Fifty-Fifty Chance, in 2018 and is releasing her debut album in spring of 2022 under Juno and ECMA award winning recording engineer Paul Milner. She has performed internationally as well as at New Brunswick festivals including Shivering Songs, Paddlefest, Inspire and Folly Fest.

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MAGGIE ESTEY  &

BRAD RICE

suggested $5 donation

Saturday January 28th   5:00pm

Doors Open at 4:30pm

Honeybeans Cafe    By Donation

Food and Drink Available

While Maggie Estey has spent most of the last two years under a pile of cats and one cat-sized dog, working from home as a social media specialist, she’s done sets at Hubcab, Halifax Pop Explosion, Shivering Songs and Flourish Festival and has appeared on multiple CBC Radio shows including Definitely Not The Opera and Fredericton’s Information Morning. Her comedy is informed by a bizarre childhood in Sunny Corner, a tiny hamlet in the backwoods of Miramichi, NB and mainly focuses on what she calls ‘pathetic woman stuff.’

Based in Fredericton NB, Brad Rice  began performing stand up after incorrectly translating the french side of a fortune cookie. Just three yearw into his comedy career Brad has already performed with some of Canada's most popular touring comedians, and appeared on a Just For Laughs Originals album. Try to keep up as he covers off-the-wall topics you won't hear anywhere else!

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JAMIE COMEAU
CHARLOTTE BARTLETT
BOB POIRIER

Friday 27th, Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th

6:00pm - 8:00pm

St Andrews Brewing Company

By Donation

Evenly rooted in the soil of folk and indie rock, Jamie Comeau embraced his genre’s forward progression and developed a strong reputation in New Brunswick with his use of authentic story-telling, and innovative sound. He has entered the New Brunswick music scene with fury and fervour in 2017 by captivating audiences with his compelling approach to songwriting, taking home 3 Music NB awards in 2020 (Recording of the Year, Live act of the Year, Fans Choice) after the release of his first studio album “Jamie Comeau & the Crooked Teeth.” Comeau is currently working on a debut solo album to be released in the 2nd Quarter of 2023. 

St Andrews songstress Charlotte Bartlett sings what she wants to with increasing confidence. She's been at it for a few years now as a keen amateur pleasing local audiences with engaging stage presence and ever expanding repetoire.

Bob Poirier has been playing music forever. This St Stephen based performer is a more than competent guitar player, singer and storyteller in both English and French. With hundreds of familiar songs in his  catalogue Bob can easily fill a night with memories and play more than a few requests.

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SAMETZ BUCKLEY TRIO

Sunday January 29th  7:30pm

Doors Open at 7:00pm

All Saints Anglican Church   $20

Refreshment Available

Danielle Sametz - Violin

Dani grew up in Regina, where she began her musical studies on both violin and piano.  During her time in Regina Danielle was a member of the Regina Symphony Orchestra and also completed her Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto certification studying with Dr.Jamie Syer.  Danielle was a member of the string quartet-in-residence at the Centre for Opera in Sulmona, Italy, has collaborated with Winnipeg rock band 'From the Moon' on their album The Cyclist. After finishing her Masters degree at the Aaron Copland school in New York City under the tutelage of Burton Kaplan, she spent 18 months in South Africa playing with the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra. Danielle is currently second violinist with the Saint John String Quartet and Symphony New Brunswick.

John Buckley - Cello

After earning his Bachelor and Masters in Music Performance from Boston University, John went on to become the assistant Principal cellist of the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony. He moved back to New Brunswick to pursue other interests and at that time, became a member of Symphony NB. For the last 15 years, he has been Artistic Director for the annual Sounds for Sigowet fundraising concert held every November at St. Paul’s Church in Rothesay. 

Christopher Buckley - Viola

Christopher Buckley makes a living playing the viola in his hometown as a member of the Saint John String Quartet, Principal Viola of Symphony New Brunswick, and a member of the Buckley Duo, Buckley Trio and Sametz-Buckley Trio. 

The SJSQ have toured a bit in Japan, China , South America and Europe, made 5 CDs and are Artists-in-Residence at the University of New Brunswick Saint John.

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