Rube & Rake set to bring some Newfoundland charm to your family day.

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This February end your family day weekend with a bonfire and house concert featuring Rube & Rake. Coming to us all the way from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Josh Sandu and Andrew Laite are a folk/roots duo that have played across Canada over the last 4 years.

Rube & Rake craft and sing mournful traveler’s songs in a vocal style reminiscent of The Everly Brothers or Simon & Garfunkel, usually accompanying themselves with a banjo and acoustic guitar. Their harmonies and lyrics have caught the attention of the CBC and have been featured on CBC’s Absolutely Canadian, view that episode and other video below.

Rube & Rake on CBC’s Absolutely Canadian click here

Early Show!
Rube & Rake
Monday, February 19th
Welcome Fire – 4pm
House Concert – 6pm
Tickets $16.95 – Please purchase online CLICK HERE
Cash payment at the door will also be accepted.
Facebook event link CLICK HERE

Light snacks, hot and cold beverages provided, but feel free to bring your own adult beverages.

 

Extend your long weekend fun with Dog is Blue

Don’t let the summer go by without a warm evening bonfire and good southern Ontario sounds from Dog is Blue. We’re so pleased to be able to bring you Indie-folk duo Paul Watson, principal songwriter and cookie-tin pedal enthusiast, and Laura Heaney, purveyor of ghost-noises and multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire. Together they bramble around proudly with all the jangly toys of a tickle-trunk and the surefooted bravado of travelling snake-oil salesmen. Lighthearted in their dedication to the ephemeral, the duo get their ya-yas out peddling a unique brand of self-described Garage-Folk.

To sample their music  check out the
http://dogisblue.com/

Sunday, September 3, 2017
Welcome Fire at 7PM
House Concert at 8:45PM
30914 HWY 28 East

Suggested Donation of $10 or Pay Way You Can will be greatly appreciated by the musicians
Light snacks and non alcoholic refreshments provided, feel free to bring your own adult refreshments

Click facebook event

Owl Ridge Sessions

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We’ve had an absolute pleasure hosting Kenton Loewen on residency from Vancouver, plus a few other guests over the last four weeks. Being able to provide space for creative people to connect, concentrate and collaborate is something we really enjoy doing. So when Roey Shemesh and Howard Goldbach had a chance to spend a weekend with Kenton jamming, we were super impressed to see what they could produce in a limited time.
The video below dubbed Owl Ridge Sessions, is a musical journey of three men that braved the elements and black fly season to be inspired by their surroundings during this short stay.
Enjoy
If you’re interested in hearing more from these three
Big love and best wishes to the three of you from ORA!

A year at ORA

Looking back on the past year at Owl Ridge Acres gives us a lot of joy, its been quite a special year. From guiding hikes through the woods to experience The Great Canadian Tree Warmer installation to intimate heart warming concerts while gathering in the living room, 2016 is full of happy memories.

But there is an event in particular that really strikes a chord with us. One warm August night a small group of folks gathered around a bonfire under a star filled sky to experience a slice of Canadian history in the making. The Tragically Hip performed their last show and with the help of the CBC we were able to take in the moment while projecting it on a white sheet hung on the side of our barn. Although it probably wasn’t as good as actually seeing the show in Kingston, I’m positive everyone that attended will remember exactly where they were that night. Thank you for the memories.

We’d also like to extend a heart-felt Thank You to all the artists, musicians, writers, creative folk and their appreciators that made 2016 a great year for us. May 2017 bring you new creative energy and have you wandering into valuable new experiences.

An evening with Tim Moxam

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As we enjoy the remaining weeks of summer, taking in the moments like lake swims, picnic gatherings and exploration hikes. We’d like to invite you to celebrate the passing season and welcome autumn with a bonfire and house concert featuring Tim Moxam.

Tim is a Toronto based singer/songwriter,  currently touring to support his debut album Soft Summer. No stranger to Bancroft or North Hastings, Tim has local roots spending many seasons at his family’s cottage in the area. Since the release of Soft Summer the album has gained attention from CBC Radio 2 and favourable reviews from Exclaim Magazine. Tim has played numerous shows and shared the stage with such acts as Coeur de Pirate, The Strumbellas, Brad Roberts of Crash Test Dummies, and most recently the Peterborough Folk Fest, the but we hope that our show will be one of the most intimate.

Please join us Saturday, October 1, 2016
Welcome Fire at 6pm
House Show at 8pm
A suggested donation of $15 or PWYC would be hugely appreciated by the musician.

If you’re unfamiliar with Tim’s music feel free to check out his website timmoxam.com
below is one of our favourite videos

In the living room with Astral Swans

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Among the different events planned here at ORA we are happy to bring you a music performance this October! The indie, lo-fi, no wave, sludge crooning of Astral Swans will be playing an intimate show in the living room for your enjoyment.

Matthew Swann is a musician from Calgary that is currently touring living rooms across Ontario. Performing tracks from his latest album All My Favorite Singers Are Willie Nelson, for those that would like to familiarize themselves with the album it can be streamed at https://soundcloud.com/madic-records/sets/all-my-favorite-singers-are/s-RtHvQ

The show is on Saturday, October 17, 2015
RSVP on the facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/165393567129477/

ORA looks forward to hosting more of these intimate events to bring the music-loving community together. We are working at creating a larger space to accommodate more guest for events like this. It’s been a really trip through history as we remove walls and tear through the multiple layers of  wallpaper.  We’ll apologize for our appearance in advance as some of these renovations are still on going.