Friday, May 11, 2018
Plain Folk will be adding a few tunes to the last show of the season with a fine mix for all tastes. As the Side Door’s ‘house band’, they bring their own special brand of relaxed entertainment combining the versatility of vocal harmonies and a host of string and other instruments and generally just having a great time on stage!
Nancy Lee Trio
Nancy Lee is a singer-songwriter based out of Chateauguay. Born into a musical family, she taught herself to play the guitar and began writing songs when she was 14. Her influences range from artists such as Joni Mitchell, Heart, Bonnie Raitt and Annie Lennox to bands like The Beatles, Supertramp, The Eagles and Crowded House. After several years on the road singing for audiences all over Quebec, she took a hiatus to raise a family. Her first CD, entitled Lost and Found, is a collection of songs from the soundtrack of a musical play of the same name, co-written with then partner David Sherman. She recently reformed The Nancy Lee Trio, reuniting her with keyboardist Tony Costantini and bassist Adrien Girouard. She is currently in studio recording her first solo CD entitled Nancy Lee Sings, slated for release later this year.
Cory M. Coons
Hailing from Eastern Ontario, singer-songwriter Cory M. Coons has just completed a brand new collection for a CD titled The Long Road Home, scheduled for release in 2018. Cory was recently nominated for a third year in a row at the 2016 “Producer's Choice Honors” in the “Male Singer/Songwriter” and “Song Single” categories. In 2015 he was nominated for "Rock Artist of the Year", and in 2014 he received the prestigious “Studio Album of the Year” award for his EP Share A Little Time, in addition to nominations for “Male Singer/Songwriter” and “Record of the Year”. Cory’s influences include Melodic Rock and Roots-Rock, with occasional hints of Country-Rock. He is a respected freelance guitar instructor in the St. Lawrence Seaway Valley and at Rock My House Music Centre in Kemptville. Cory has opened and performed alongside such treasured Canadian artists as April Wine, Kim Mitchell, Glass Tiger and David Wilcox. Visit him at www.corymcoons.com.