Thurs., May 7th its Paul Spafford!
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Sounds Simple feels as warm and friendly as you’d expect a house concert to be with the added bonus of a café menu! A delicious selection of sweet and savoury crepes, chocolate confections, hot chocolate, premium teas and coffee. Arrive early for dinner! Thursdays from 7 - 9 pm

A Thing For Chocolate, 1261 Wellington West.  Omar Fares, the owner and chef, welcomes you proudly to his café, a warm-hearted neighbourhood gathering place.  

RedLeaf Music, an Ottawa music management company, presents this weekly series of solo acoustic artists. Partnering with local community builders the Ottawa Grassroots Festival and CKCU 93.1 FM, the series creates new musical delights each week. 
Thurs. May 7th
Sounds Simple presents

Paul Spafford

Paul Spafford has quietly been sharing his unique sense of humour with other Ottawa musicians for awhile now. 

He is the much-loved host of the Spirit of Rasputin's jam every Tuesday evening at the Georgetown, sits in whenever he's needed at the Spirit of Rasputin's open mic on Mondays at Whispers Pub, volunteers with the Ottawa Grassroots Festival and shows up elsewhere whenever you're not expecting him. 

Come out and join Paul in his love for the quick turn of phrase. He has promised to bring his banjo, his mandolin and his every present wry and, at times, lovingly twisted sense of humour!

Thurs. May 14th
Sounds Simple presents

Kristine St-Pierre

I can't think of a better person or more talented musician to wrap up this first RedLeaf Music series than Kristine St-Pierre! Its an honour and a treat to have her share her music with us. 

Chansonnière folk au coeur voyageur,
with soul-searching ballads and a rollicking bluesy charm. 

"From her light, delicate finger picking to the stomp of her feet, you can hear Kristine St. Pierre’s soul baring itself to the audience with every melody. Beneath her lyrics of heartache and self-discovery is an artist who has continued to develop her unique sound to become a celebrated local talent." 
- Ottawa Life Magazine (2014)

"Kristine St-Pierre partners heart-felt lyrics with a sympathetic appreciation of musical craft to create appealing pop songs with a definite commercial edge."
- Song Revelation (2013)

"Think of a young Joni Mitchell's or Jann Arden's style and wordplay, occasionally venturing into Sarah McLachlan territory, with an efferverscent stage presence and a smile a mile wide."
- Mike Anderson, Canada Parties (2012)
Thurs. July 9th
Sounds Simple presents

Michael Averill

A year ago I met Michael at a house concert put on by a friend here in Ottawa. Michael, who joins us from his home in Kelowna, BC, is a troubadour and does a lot of his touring by walking. He has walked over 1700 kms and he's still going! I can't wait till he walks in the door for the show.

Michael’s performance versatility ranges from southern lap steel slide blues, to driving Celtic, to intricate finger-style folk. 
He combines groovy/percussive guitar work and philosophical wordplay into a captivatingly musical experience. I felt infused with a sense of peace and joy after that first house concert. I'm ready for another infusion.

There aren't a lot of videos posted of Michael's performances and I have an idea why that is. You really need to experience his music in a live setting to feel the full effect. The best way to do that is in an intimate listening we have at Sounds Simple.

Video: Golden Breeze 

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