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Stanstead – Dennis Ellsworth & Kinley Dowling
December 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
An evening with Dennis Ellsworth & Kinley Dowling in Stanstead.
The Brunelle-Newman House, 18 ch de Fairfax.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org / 819-238-1470
Ellsworth makes no secret that his songs are characterised by a kind of dark optimism that is informed by early influences such as Roy Orbison, Kris Kristofferson and Neil Diamond (he recalls singing “Forever In Blue Jeans” in front of the mirror while brushing his teeth as a child!).
And although he’s refined his sound and approach to writing over the years, some things remain constant. Like his acoustic guitar that he rescued from a 1970’s era cottage in the Catskills – a guitar on which he’s written almost every song he’s put down on tape and believes has a lot to do with his gift for songwriting.
But while his latest album “Romantic As It Gets” dwells heavily on the necessity of remaining positive, Ellsworth himself says bluntly “I’m hopeful but I’m not a firm believer!”. The result is a seamless blend of modern East Coast folk and rock and roll, with shades of classic Americana, roots and country haunting the edges.
Kinley is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. While she’s well known as a member of Newfoundland’s indie ensemble Hey Rosetta!. she’s also an emerging singer-songwriter and recently released her solo debut album “Letters Never Sent” in October 2016.
Kinley is one of the most sought after string players when a group decides to make an album, and she has recorded on over 50 records over the span of her career.
She’s also seen multiple appearances with Grammy-winning artist Anne Murray. She has also toured Australia, USA, Canada and Europ multiple times appearing at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Mumford & Sons Gentlemen Of The Road tour.
“This promises to be a magical evening! World class talent, up close and personal! Don’t miss it!”