I recently returned from a visit to St. John's, Newfoundland, North America's oldest and most Easterly city. St. John's is known to be saturated with Irish traditional and Celtic rock music, but for a smallish city on a fairly remote island, I was surprised by its many other live music offerings. Here's a rundown of some of the performers I got to hear.
|Andrew James O'Brien|
I should also mention the tremendous dobro player John Clarke who was the host of the folk night that I attended. John may have a funny on stage persona, but his playing is as serious as it gets. More info here and here.
Finally, anyone with an interest in traditional Newfoundland/Irish accordion/fiddle music will want to check out Graham Wells and Billy Sutton during their regular sessions at Erin's Pub (Tue & Fri 8:30p) and Nautical Nellies (Sun 5p). Inquire at those pubs or at O'Brien's Music Store to confirm that schedule.
Click on the following links to read more about my St. John's trip and the restaurants, pubs and hiking I encountered.