London, ON, March 19, 2018 - Join us on Sunday, March 25th from 2 - 4 pm for Eco
Folk 2018 - annual benefit concert for the Thames Talbot Land Trust - held at London's
Aeolian Hall. The concert features noted Canadian artists Supernatural Buffalo,
Christine Newland, The Cedars Sisters, Brent Jones, Psalm Trees, Black Heart Machine
and Emm Gryner.
All proceeds go to the Thames Talbot Land Trust (TTLT) – a local environmental charity
that protects and restores environmentally significant land in the London and surrounding
region. To learn more about TTLT https://www.thamestalbotlandtrust.ca/
Tickets are $25 and available at the Aeolian Hall box office or online at http://aeolianhall.ca/box-office/
Please contact Melissa Knight from Thames Talbot Land Trust at 519-858-3442 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thames Talbot Land Trust and the Aeolian are pleased to have Anderson Craft Ales
as a participant in Eco Folk 2018. Before the performance and during the intermission,
there will be a free beer-sipping event at the Aeolian. We look forward to Anderson's
collaboration with TTLT at the third annual Eco Folk Enjoy!
Doors open at 1:00 p.m.
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Eco Folk 2018 Performers
One of Canada's most prolific and respected musical artists Emm Gryner has forged
a creative path of innovation and integrity. True to her vision and craft Emm has
continually challenged herself and her audience with a wide range of projects from
the hard rock of Trapper to the Canadian roots of Trent Severn – from songs in space
with astronaut Chris Hadfield to support vocals on tour with David Bowie. A composer,
performer, producer, actor, CBC radio host Emm is truly an artist of our time. Her
latest album Only of Earth offers yet another dimension to a creative journey filled
with ingenuity and inspiration.
Born on the shores of Lake Erie, Supernatural Buffalo are an earthly and other worldly
musical experience, consisting of lead guitarist/singer Chris MacGillivary, rhythm
guitarist/vocalist Lee Seburn, and percussionist Curtis Doherty. Grounded like a
majestic prairie beast, their music soars to ethereal heights of big sky dreaming
and peaceful reflection. Having honed their psychedelic folk sound with performance
across Canada they are set for a full album release in early 2018. www.facebook.com/supernaturalbuffalo/
Well known and loved principle cellist of Orchestra London since 1976 – Christine
has travelled extensively working and studying with some of the finest musicians
in her field. She is active performing, recording and composing classical, popular,
roots and rock music, with many local and international acts. Christine is an accomplished
visual artist whose work can be seen here at the Aeolian Hall. She also has a deep
love for the natural world and shares a concern with the protection of species and
A voice of soulful searching and insight, Brent Jones creates a cinematic musical
world of thoughtful introspection. Through his solo albums, collaborations, and
production work he explores music's potential as a vehicle for meaning and possibility.
Rural Southwestern Ontario is home to Jones's Quiet Earth Studio and facility –
and site of the Back To The Garden Music Festival happening this August 18th and
With keyboards bathed in melody tones - looping layers - pulsing bass and jazz-steady
drumming - acoustic picking and strumming, Psalm Trees spring an oasis of spirit
and sound. Psalm Trees began as a song writing and sound experimentation project
between brothers Shawn and Derek Durant, and has since evolved into a full band
experience with the additions of percussionist Issac Grant, multi-instrumentalist
Joseph Flynn and Molly Roach. The group is currently working on their full-length
album and performing live in the region with dates scheduled throughout 2018. www.psalmtrees.ca
The Cedar Sisters
Blending organic textures with synthetic sonics The Cedar Sisters build a darkly
beautiful electro-folk pop world – filled with sunny colours and nostalgic shading.
The Cedar Sisters - Jane Carmichael and Elle Hermansen - released their first single,
“Wait”, in May of 2017 and their most recent, “Forgive My Heart”, in November. Their
songs are haunting and honest expressions of personal emotion and experience – full
of magic and mystery. They are currently writing and recording material for their
debut EP to be released later this year.
Black Heart Machine
Quiet and cool like January snow – sharp like the point of a knife – Black Heart
Machine paints spacious landscapes of mood and contemplative observation. The creation
of musicians Robert Thompson, Brent Jones and percussionist Fil Beorchia, Black
Heart Machine offer a musical picture of mortality, politics and human relations,
in the chaos of the age. Over two albums, Ruins of Our Greatness (2015) and, On
Its Head (2017) Black Heart Machine have explored the boundaries of sonic restraint
and visual imagery - framing a curious and comforting scene in recordings and live