Sandra Roberts was the very able Master of Ceremonies at the latest Homegrown Coffee House on March 15.
The evening was led off by Tom Martin and Grant Stewart on guitars and Emilio Regina on guitar, trombone and harmonica featuring their song “Looking Forward to Retirement”, which they are, but not from music.
The Clelands: Jason Bill, mandolin and guitar and Jason’s children Grace on percussion, Justin on bass, Rachel on guitar beautifully performed bluegrass including “Cool Willy”, and the “Wabash Cannonball”.
Ken Johnson The Tall Poet read five of his own very fine and image provoking compositions.
Intermission in the Art Gallery gave a chance for conversation, goodies and refreshments.
The Armstrongs, Declan piano, Conner piano, and Fraser guitar followed. Declan and Connor each played two piano pieces; they were then joined by Fraser for a piano duet and guitar piece, a song Declan wrote!
Garry Jacklin on guitar performed “Radioactive”, Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” and Demons by Imagine Dragons.
Brenda O’Keefe played keyboard and sang, including a classic Newfoundland “The Wild Colonial Boy” and one of her own, “Just a Matter of Time”.
Shawna Plant guitar and washboard and Cosima Wells guitar delivered some finely blended Bluegrass songs.
Bud Decosse guitar and Dave Carlson mandolin finished the evening with Bud’s jibes at Dave (as usual Dave takes it well), “Dixie Hoedown”, “Boneday (huh?) Crossing the Rhine” and Evangelina”, a Mexican song.
Another wonderful evening of Homegrown. Buy your tickets for the next performance early; these very pleasant evenings sell out.
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