Trailside Music Cafe' & Inn Presents!
Jack Marks, Nick Doneff
109 Main Street
Mount Stewart, PE, C0A 1T0
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 10:00 PM)
This event is all ages
Few contemporary songwriters and balladeers have mastered the art of storytelling through song like Jack Marks. With four albums now under his belt, the Toronto musician has been racking up quite a bit of fanfare within the Canadian and international music community since his debut release, 2009’s “Two of Everything”.
Known as a “songwriter’s songwriter”, his works have featured in film and radio soundtracks and been covered and performed by artists such as Belle Starr, Jadea Kelly, Corin Raymond, Devin Cuddy, Dani Nash and Dear Sister.
In 2017, Jack is set to begin work on a new album with performance dates already scheduled in Europe and the United States as well as his native, Canada.
"...Marks’s originals are what make him such an exciting talent."
"...A must for lovers of real singer-songwriting…"
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"...character-driven vignettes that stem from the world around him. The eternal observer, one of Toronto’s most prolific country musicians, is always ready, pen at hand, to help explain the world."
Since relocating in 2013, Ontario native Nick Doneff has become a staple within the PEI music scene as a busy sideman and multi-instrumentalist. Following the December 2016 release of his debut recording, Doneff has been attracting attention for his earnest songwriting and his magnetic live performances. His song Old Dog was also recently featured on CBC’s flagship arts and culture program, Q, where host Tom Power described him as a cross between John Prine and Joel Plaskett.
Performing on the album are Nick Doneff (vocals, guitars, pedal steel, Wurlitzer piano), Josh Cavan (Wurlitzer piano), Ben Phelan (Hammond organ, Wurlitzer piano), Mark Wilson (bass), Mike Ardagh (drums, percussion), and Catherine MacLellan (vocals).
Engineering for the recording was done by Andrew Mulllin at Canterbury Music Company, Toronto, Sam Ibbett at Humber College Recording Studio, Toronto, and Adam Gallant at The Hill Sound Studio, Charlottetown. Audio was mixed by Andrew Mullin. Mastering was by Rueben Chose at Mojito Mastering, Toronto. Album design is by Nick Doneff. Cover photograph was taken by Anna Karpinski. Adam Beer-Colachino, Liam Corcoran, Nathan Gill, Mark Gedees, and Helpful Thayne are credited with “near-sober second thought.”
The 11 tracks on the CD include “Latest Hiatus,” “Easy,” “Old Dog,” “These Things Change,” “On and On,” “Jenny Jones,” “Willoughby Clay,” “Apartment Twenty-two,” “That’s Just The Deal That We Make,” “Light of Day” and “I’ve Been Alright.”
Nick performs pretty well every day of the week at numerous Island venues covering material by your favorite singer-songwriters and presenting his original music. If there’s music scheduled you’ll probably find him on the lineup.
Pete Richards has a musical side of life which includes songwriting, guitar playing and as much Dobro as time will allow.