Entertainment: Doghouse Rose

SLIDER-DoghouseRose16In two short years, Doghouse Rose has driven the rebel country sound many thousands of miles down the dusty road.  Known for their captivating and engaging stage show, they don’t sit still for long.  They’ve ventured across Canada and Europe several times over, touring in support of their debut, self-titled album, which charted on college radio for the better part of a year and earned a 2014 Jack Richardson Music Award. Playing every stage and venue they could reach, from music festivals to maximum-security state prisons, these natural entertainers find a home wherever they land.
 
Doghouse Rose is currently releasing their second full length album “Bourbon & Gasoline” and saddling up for another crazy year touring.  Doghouse Rose is especially excited to embark on their fourth European tour this June and venturing into the USA for the fist time.  Lost luggage, smashed windshields, crashing on couches, and a train pulling away with their gear still aboard haven’t slowed them down. They are more stoked than ever to hit the road, and show no mercy.

Check our their music Here!

You can catch this amazing performance at the Spirits of the Earth Festival on Thursday night.

Entertainment: Tara Rice

SLIDER-TaraRice16Weaving a god’s eye. S’mores over a fire on a brisk autumn night. Tara Rice, Toronto-based vocalist, songwriter and guitarist, conjures gothic romanticism between layers of spirited storytelling. Though the majority of Rice’s latest EP, Panorama, was written, recorded and performed in her Bloor Street apartment, the mood of this alternative folk-rock album transcends the concrete city vibe.

The songs, along with Tara’s multifaceted, distinctive voice, sweep and shape-shift through genres and influences (a bit of PJ Harvey grunge here, some Sandy Denny folk there). By times the songs summon psychedelic pastoral vistas, and at other times conjure crisp, cool, dark forests. Tara Rice’s music leads the listener into an evocative and welcoming world that possesses a modern mythical perspective wholly its own.

Check out her sound Here.

 You can catch this amazing performance at the Spirits of the Earth Festival on Thursday evening.

Entertainment: Scott Brunelle

SLIDER-ScottBrunelle16Scott Brunelle is a 24 year old multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and visual artist residing in London Ontario. Scott’s work focuses on retaining the hopeful feeling of reconciliation with the self, others, and nature. His music is ethereal in its jazz and experimental influence, yet grounded in country, folk and the blues. Scott’s rural upbringing and penchant for self-instruction have resulted in a free artistic spirit which reaches to seemingly disparate places to find connection.

At 16, Brunelle was performing in a punk band and sharing the stage with nationally touring acts (Ambush, Counterparts), and at 19 opened for Canadian fingerstyle guitar legend Don Ross, as a solo performer. Scott has 3 releases (Year of Change, Megaflora, Fresh Mint Cloud) and an EP (Circle of Pine) to his name, and is anticipating the release of his 1st studio record (Xtra Cosmos) after its completion this summer. Scott is also an accomplished visual artist and poet, and hopes to share his work collectively to deliver an intertwined statement to be enjoyed and deciphered by the audience.

Scott’s music is inspired by jazz, country, and experimental traditions in songwriting. Finger style and a simultaneous chord/melody approach are essential to his sound. He immerses himself in improvisation and traditional musics of various cultures to add an element of direct spiritual connection within compositions. Scott hopes that through performing for an audience, there can be space opened to share emotion.

Check out his music Here!

You can catch this amazing performance at the Spirits of the Earth Festival on Wednesday night.

Entertainment: Foxwood Rhythms

Let’s first adSLIDER-FoxWood16mit that we all like to sing. We often sing in the car, while having a shower and so on, but the sensation that you are singing in a public place, knowing that everybody is watching you is quite different. Singing takes your troubles away and is relaxing, that’s why so many people get addicted to it.

Tameika and Fox will be spinning some fun on the opening night of the festival. Karaoke is always full of fun and great music! There are a lot of great undiscovered singers out there. A little courage and some back up music, and you’re off!

If you really don’t like to sing, well you can always get up on the dance floor and shake it. Being a singer myself, it is always great when people are dancing in front of you. Come join us and release all of your stresses from the mundane world, in preparation of an amazing spiritual experience that the week ahead has in store for you!

Karaoke Dance Party hosted by Fox and Tameika will be on Tuesday night.

Entertainment: Gypsy Ghosts

Like grease on a fire… the Gypsy Ghosts stumbled upon a very unique sound. This combination of players and diverse musical influences created an honest, swampy style of gypsy/pirate rock that people can’t resist.  The Gypsy Ghosts, with their unique and high energy show, are suited to play any stage. On top of it all, Gypsy Ghosts have this remarkable chemistry and cohesiveness on stage. Their genuine love for creating and performing their music is unmistakably obvious, and simply undeniable.

Gypsy Ghosts have an uncommon ability to hedge their creative energies further into the ether than most. They’re completely willing to blindly reach into the unknown, and are willing to deal with the consequences of whatever comes back from the other side. There is a sickness in them they desperately wish to cure with their music, and the doses only seem to grow stronger with each new incarnation. When you see them play, the Gypsy Ghosts are the epitome of joy. You can see it in their faces, you can feel it in the air; these guys love life, love each other, and they love the music. Check out their sound HERE.

You can catch this amazing performance at the Spirits of the Earth Festival, on Saturday night!

Entertainment: The Devil’s Drink

The Devil’s Drink is a mix of talented musicians, who share a love of all things celtic. In their foot stomping, baby waving, beer drinking set, you’ll find classics from Ireland and Scotland, mixed with high energy contemporary.

Being a four piece powerhouse, we can entertain groups of 10 to infinity, with lots of flexibility of space, energy level, and varying degrees of tasteless jokes.

The Devil’s Drink will be performing at the Spirits of the Earth Festival on Friday night. Check out their music HERE, or their facebook page

Entertainment: Viking Sumble

This year we have decided that we will be hosting a Viking Sumble which will be a POTLUCK event featuring a rotisserie.

A Sumble is derived from a Viking custom of boasts and toasts made the night before an expedition was launched. You do not have to wear a hat with horns while you do it, nor worship Odin, nor get into a longboat when you are done….but why not, it’s FUN!

A traditional Sumble consists of four rounds of toasts. The FIRST round is to Principles, those things that each individual thinks are important.  The SECOND round is to Heroes, real men and women living or dead that particularly inspire us. The THIRD round is of Boasts,  where each participant tells something that he/she has accomplished and is proud of. The FOURTH round is of Oaths, where each participant tells of something they are about to do.  *Note that the oath is something that the individual must have control over – you cannot set goals for somebody else here. There is a meta-rule for the oaths. If it is possible for you to aid another in fulfilling his oath without harm to yourself or your goals, you are honor-bound to do so.

Just to mix things up we will be including a FIFTH round to Roast, this is when a specific individual  is subjected to good-natured jokes at their expense intended to amuse the event’s wider audience. This was created as a mock counter to a toast.  Please take the jokes in good humor and not as serious criticism or insult. This round is intended to bestow honor in a unique way. Be aware that the SOTEF staff/Veterans are fair game, surrounded by friends, fans, and well-wishers, who can receive some of the same treatment as well during the course of the evening.

This is magickal hospitality at its best and is INCLUDED in your registration! Our entertainment for the feast will be our annual Bardic Competition. So start writing, singing, dancing, or preparing your choice of entertainment for the evening! We encourage everyone to help create the atmosphere and participate in the fun by dressing in costume. We are also looking for some volunteers, to help setup/cleanup, and serve great food/fantastic beverages to our rowdy horde.

Song, Poetry, Dance, Drama, Storytelling etc. Come and show off your talents.

The Viking Sumble & Bardic Competition will be on Friday night.

Entertainment: Ginger Doss & Lynda Millard

If you like to feel uplifted by a performance, if you believe in the power of music to heal, transform, and make a positive difference in the world, if you like to dance and drum and allow the energy of music to take you to a higher place then you must come out and see these ladies! Ginger and Lynda strive to do all this and more with their music and the communities they serve…this is how they help the people and the planet they love. The desire for a deeper connection to the divine and the kaleidoscope of adventures has guided the constant inspiration for their music. There is no part of their music that is not touched by spirituality. Their connection to spirit is not limited to any one path and neither is their music. Ginger and Linda recognize the light and power of the universe as unconditional love and you either resist or allow it. One of the most powerful places for them is where music and spirit meet – and sharing it is one of their greatest joys!

Come out and experience this magickal night…a rare opportunity to come hear Ginger Doss reunited with Lynda Millard (formerly Velvet Hammer / DreamTryBe) perform live! They will be joining us all the way from Austin, Texas. Ginger’s music is deeply spiritual with a shaman-rock vibe put to piano and percussion. Her voice is from the soul of the earth, and put together with the talented Lynda Millard, there will be rhythms leading your spirit in a dance of empowerment and connection!

 

You can find out more about Ginger Doss a few different ways: at the WEBSITE, FACEBOOK or check out her MUSIC here. You can find out more about Lynda Millard, Velvet Hammer and Dreamtrybe, or check out their MUSIC here.

Ginger and Lynda will be performing at the Spirits of the Earth Festival on Thursday night.

Entertainment: Indigo Crush

An international acoustic, vocal duet. Entertaining audiences with a cool mix of tunes, new and old, with style and class. Tammy and Gene started singing together in August 2013. When they started playing songs at local open jams, friends began suggesting songs from all different genres.  As their song list grew, Indigo Crush was formed. You name it, they sing it!

Check them out on FACEBOOK, or listen to their music on YOUTUBE.

Indigo Crush will be performing at the Spirits of the Earth Festival on Wednesday night, and will also be hosting impromptu Open Mic Jams throughout the week, so bring your instruments and voices, and let’s make music together!

Entertainment: Foxwood Rhythms

Let’s first admit that we all like to sing. We often sing in the car, while having a shower and so on, but the sensation that you are singing in a public place, knowing that everybody is watching you is quite different. Singing takes your troubles away and is relaxing, that’s why so many people get addicted to it.

Tameika and Fox will be spinning some fun on the opening night of the festival. Karaoke is always full of fun and great music! There are a lot of great undiscovered singers out there. A little courage and some back up music, and you’re off!

If you really don’t like to sing, well you can always get up on the dance floor and shake it. Being a singer myself, it is always great when people are dancing in front of you. Come join us and release all of your stresses from the mundane world, in preparation of an amazing spiritual experience that the week ahead has in store for you!

Karaoke Dance Party hosted by Fox and Tameika will be on Tuesday night.

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