Spirit of Rasputin’s announces concert series

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Newfoundland songwriter Ron Hynes joins the 2015 concert lineup for Spirit of Rasputin’s Featured Artist Series. He will bring his poignant songs to a concert at Westboro Masonic Hall on Saturday, March 14.

 “I am excited that Ron is able to do this show in Ottawa,” says Artistic Director, Kate Morgan. “He is one of the top song writers Canada has ever produced. The hall will be a great place to listen to him, an intimate room with great sightlines and sound.”

 The Featured Artist Series focuses on acoustic, roots based original music by excellent local and established folk artists whose well crafted lyrics tell stories that speak to our hearts. The Ron Hynes show is one of five concerts in this year’s series, all of them at 8 pm on Saturdays at the Westboro Masonic Hall:

 ·      February 21: Shirt Tearing Boys: Ann Downey, Fred Guignion, Sally Robinson, Charlie Sohmer, Tony Turner and George Laing are “The Boys”.  They’ll present toe-tapping gems picked up along the dirt roads of our collective past.

·      March 14: Ron Hynes: Best known for his classic, Sonny’s Dream, Ron’s songs have been recorded worldwide by Emmylou Harris, Murray McLauchlan, Prairie Oyster and many more. Links: PR KitNews.

·      May 23: Greg Kelly & The Shards: A local songwriter with two CDs behind him, presents his hurtin’ words uplifted by the twang of his excellent band. 

·      October 24: Slocan Ramblers: Canada’s young bluegrass band to watch. A debut album, Shaking Down the Acorns, has received wide acclaim and a new album is on the way.

·      November 14: Missy Burgess: A veteran with 3 CDs, Missy brings her powerful voice, heartfelt lyrics and a band including Ann Downey, Vince Halfhide and special guests.

 Spirit of Rasputin’s is Ottawa’s folk music society. It is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization established by fervent folkies to keep alive the beloved concerts, jam sessions, open stages that used to find a home in Ottawa’s venerable Rasputin’s Café before it closed its doors.

 For more information, please go to: rasputins.ca

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