Concert: Nonie Crete Band, Sat June 26

Nonie_Crete_650.jpgSaturday June 26 at 8 pm $10. The Nonie Crete Band in concert — eclectic folk that comprises elements of blues, celtic and jazz. Nonie Crete (vocals, guitar, Eugene Rea (vocals, guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, bouzouki, whistles), Gary Kreller (accordion, keyboards).
Nonie_Crete_Eugene_Rea.jpgNonie Crete is a musical and storytelling force to be reckoned with. From heady blues, Irish balladry, to Cajun and French Canadian hues, Nonie seamlessly traverses genre with an execution only matched by her uncanny ability to explore equally diverse lyrical themes. Whether upbeat, sorrowful, poignant or whimsical, Nonie’s songs reach into the landscape of the heart – family, community, memory, discovery, love and loss – woven together by her stunningly beautiful voice. As a singer-songwriter, she has released 7 albums to date and has 2 in the works with multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire, Eugene Rea.

Eugene Rea played with various groups including Crubeen, Atlantic Bridge, The Mourne Ramblers, Dhu Varryn, The Rea Brothers, and Eugene and Andrea Rea, and recorded a number of albums. However it was with Houl Yer Whisht that he achieved his biggest success, with an album €œOn Boyne€™s Red Shore€ which made #1 on the Irish charts, and resulted in a gold record.

Gary Kreller has played accordion and keyboards professionally for more than 35 years. His main gig has been with the polka/dance band, The Black Forest Band, with which he has travelled throughout North America. He has played with both of North America’s Polka Kings. He has appeared on the bill with virtually every Canadian classic rock act from Kim Mitchell to Loverboy. He has recorded with numerous performers, including major artists such as Quartette, and played on both Juno and Grammy-nominated records. Gary owns more accordions than he can play at one time, but he has two favourites (which is also more than he can play at one time.)

“Nonie Crete weaves captivating melodies and songs spun from her past, family roots and places that have touched her. A brilliant songwriter with a voice to match. Nonie is one of my favorite songwriters, capturing such rare honesty in her songs and music, and a voice just as pure.” Deb Dalziel, Fergus Scottish Festival.

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