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- March 8, 2014
- w\ Erin Costelo @ ROCA House Concert & WorkshopStarts: 1:00 pmEnds: March 8, 2014 - 11:00 pmLocation: ROCA Music House, Glasgow Road, East Preston, NS, Canada
- March 29, 2014
- w\ John Campbelljohn & Stan Carew @ ROCA HouseStarts: 7:30 pmEnds: March 29, 2014 - 11:00 pmLocation: ROCA Music House, Glasgow Road, East Preston, NS, CanadaDescription: details http://www.ROCAMusic.ca
I was in attendance this past Saturday evening at the 50th Anniversary party. I heard many favorable comments about your performance. Your music was very enjoyable (I was the guy who asked if you could play the George Strait hit “This is Where the Cowboy Rides Away”…you played “Amarillo by Morning” …Tim, Tallahassee, Florida
Folk, pop, country, blues and jazz all play their part in the album’s make-up, and provide plenty of auditory variety. Both voices are high in the mix, placing emphasis on the songs. They begin with “Life Is a Beautiful Thing”, which sets out their agenda from the off, and Green’s vocal prov…review of 'east' - England
” My overall view is that it is a lovely album. I love all the instrumentation, and as you might expect, my compliments to the drummer. Cailin & Robert do have super voices, particularly on my two favourites – Cailin on MILLION YEARS: Very sweet and close up intimate venue song. She seemed right ne…Joel - from England
We were in “Jeff’s Musical Car“! So much fun!
Jeff Boudreau, from Moncton, NB, drives around the country making video recordings of musicians from all sorts of genres for his weekly video podcasts. In the back seat of his car! Our session will not be available for a couple of months from the looks of the schedule already online at: JeffsMusicalCar.com
Not to worry! We’ll post the video as soon as it’s up.
Great night at Rose & Kettle Concert!
Our gig on Jan 23rd was really well received. The Rose & Kettle is a real, honest-to-goodness, ‘listening room’ and the audience was fabulous. Positive feedback all round. Poor Robert had to race back home at the last minute for a missing piece of equipment and was a bit stressed, but once we settled in, the evening moved along really well. Cailin brought out three brand new tunes and the thunderous applause said it all.
Vince Morash and the gang have an awesome venue – seven years in the running now – and we look forward to seeing other artists there soon. And the baked goodies they offer up for sale are to die for.
Snow to green grass, sunny days to rain
We’ve been busy with more than our music. We’ve had two good snowstorms in the last couple of weeks, but it was warm and sunny again yesterday, so we know spring is on it’s way. We love the variety on our seasons here in Nova Scotia and our friends back in BC don’t bother us too much with their daffodil pictures.
And with the coming of Spring, ROCA House is getting geared up for the Spring line-up of incredibly talented artists to perform here!
Happy New Year!
We’re looking forward to playing at the Rose & Kettle Concert Series on Thursday Jan. 23rd. This great series has hosted some amazing artists over the years and are fortunate to have a spot for ourselves. We are putting the finishing touches on some new tunes that we plan to debut with the wonderfully attentive audiences they draw. Admission is ‘by the boot’, which they literally pass around at intermission. Tasty treats, coffee and tea are available here at the Rose and Kettle Tearoom at the Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Farm, 471 Poplar Drive, just off of Otago Drive in Cole Harbour. Arrive early for a good seat!
Also upcoming is the ROCA House Spring Sessions including:
- Erin Costelo – March 15 – Vocal Workshop (day) & Concert (evening)
- Stan Carew & John Campbelljohn – March 29 – Concert
- Thom Swift – April 11 – Finger Picking & Slide Guitar Workshop (day) & Concert (evening)
- Pat Patisson Songwriting Workshop – May 3 / 4 – full two day intensive workshop
- Brent Mason – May 11 – Concert
And finally, we have a new video! Robert did some editing and put this new video together of one of our cover tunes – Landslide, by Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac. This video was recorded at the Westacres House Concert in BC, June 2013.
Robert has been very busy learning how to splice and dice video and here’s the first one! The footage was taken at a house concert in Maple Ridge last June. Paul Benekritis shot the film, Greg Stewart recorded the whole thing, and here it is.
Video is so important to musicians today. It’s how we get known and show the people who matter that we have fans so we can get booked for gigs. We’ve submitted this video to the Stan Rogers Festival and we need votes to get in. LOTS of votes. Luckily, you can vote every day if you wanted to. Just click on the video and click ‘Like’. Share it up on Facebook to your friends, too, if you have a mind. That would be the best gift we could ever get for Christmas!
In the meantime, we have a gift for you! A few years back, we recorded a simple Christmas CD at our friend Greg Stewart’s place. It was originally intended as a little Christmas gift for friends and family and we’d like you to have it, too! Click here to download one or all of the songs. And have a very Merry Christmas!
Robert & Cailin
We love the fresh snow, sunny days, moonlit nights and walking the dogs at ROCA House and we’re looking forward to upcoming gigs: Trellis Cafe, Hubbard’s (N.S. best restaurant in 2012!) on Friday and the next day the new Just Us!, Dartmouth then Alderney Landing on the 21st for our last gig before Christmas.
Over the Christmas holidays, we’ll be writing, having friends and family over, and getting out to visit a bit too. Give us a call and drop in! We’ll be here and maybe we can all walk Daisy & Duke!
January 23rd we’re at the Rose & Kettle Concert Series which is a great concert venue at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm. Hope you can make it!
The Great Pumpkin Squash…
On November 3rd we supported the ‘Squash CF’ Fundraiser up in Kingston Nova Scotia. It was a cool but fun day and folks really enjoyed coming out, listening to some music and donating to a good cause. CTV was onsite and did a promo. You can see we we’re dressed warmly for the day!
Nova Scotia Music Week
We’re excited to be heading back to Cape Breton to participate in our 2nd Nova Scotia Music Week! Just awaiting word on showcase set and Robert will be joining Mark Cameron once again this year; this time for a full set rather than one tune on the awards show.
This event has a ton of great music, seminars and folks coming in from all around the world. Last year was wonderful and we’re sure this will be even better!
- Nov 16th – Aphasia event in Bedford
- Nov 23rd – private function – Wolfville
- Nov 30 – Ian Sherwood / Coco Love Alcorn here at ROCA House