Happy New Year! Looking back over the past year, we’ve been lucky to share so much music with so many fabulous folks. Festival appearances at Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, PEI Festival of Small Halls, two concerts at the Under the Spire Music Festival, collaborations with old friends and new including Rose Cousins, Dave Gunning, Anna Ludlow, Les Fireflies, Brielle Ansems, and Nomad. Plus, we finished up our Celebration season and kicked off our Coming Together season.
And the next show in the 2022-23 Season features the String Machine coming together with Kierrah. This Charlottetown-via-Syracuse R&B vocalist has been taking the Atlantic music scene by storm, and we’re so excited to make some noise with her. When you witness her own the stage, you’ll agree with us that she truly is a rockstar, lydian Queen, child of God. If you don’t know, now you know.
There will only be one performance of this show, 8pm on Tuesday April 11 (please note the new new date) at the Trailside Music Hall. Tickets are available online here or in person at Back Alley Music in Charlottetown.
We’re thrilled that so many fans having been listening to our newest album. Released this past fall, the album is especially dear to us for so many reasons. It’s our first album to be made up of all original compositions by members of the String Machine. Plus, it was recorded in our favourite acoustic space in Charlottetown, St. Paul’s Anglican. And it seems that other folks are finding it dear as well. We’re super excited that the album won two MusicPEI Awards: both for Instrumental Recording of the Year and Acheivement in Classical Music.
The album is based on the life and work of reknowned PEI architect William Critchlow Harris, who designed St. Paul’s. His attention to acoustical properties in his buildings is what makes that particular church such a delight to play music in. Underneath the chancel floor is an empty room with a single post of juniper wood that connects the ceiling to the floor, just like the soundpost in a violin.