Trailside Music Cafe' & Inn Presents!
The Atlantic String Machine, Rachel Beck
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
The Atlantic String Machine
The Atlantic String Machine was formed in April 2015 and is based on Prince Edward Island. The group is made up of five musicians with considerable professional experience in a number of musical genres, having performed worldwide with internationally recognized symphony and chamber orchestras, ensembles, bands and individual artists. They have recently joined together to present a wide range of music from classical to jazz, pop, world music and their own compositions.
Since their inception, the Atlantic String Machine have performed numerous concerts including sold out houses at the Watermark Theatre in Rustico, Harrington House in Rice Point and the Haviland Club in Charlottetown. The first year’s feature performances have included collaborations with well-known Newfoundland jazz guitarist Duane Andrews, Charlottetown’s dynamic vocal ensemble Sirens and Dr. Karem Simon, as part of the UPEI Recital Series. Highlights from ASM’s own concert series for 2015-16 included, ‘Old World meets New World’ in October 2015, a seasonal ‘Concert of the Universe’ in December and an “In Studio” Concert / Presentation in March 2016.
This year, having been awarded a creation and production grant from the Arts Council of Prince Edward Island, the ASM with the assistance of John D.S. Adams of Stonehouse Sound recorded their debut CD to be released in September. The CD will include the eclectic mix of repertoire for which the ASM has become known. The Atlantic String Machine was also awarded a small business grant from Music PEI to aid in the production of a professional promotional video. The group recorded an initial demo EP in October 2015 with the assistance of John Connolly, excerpts of which can be heard on this website.
"A big sound from a little island."
-Raina Douris, Mornings on CBC Music
Glowing with catchy pop hooks, Rachel Beck’s distinctive piano melodies and emotive vocals are captivating audiences across Canada. The PEI songbird’s first single, Reckless Heart, hit #1 on the CBC Music Top 20 in March 2018 after earning the most online votes for six weeks straight. Beck’s stunning debut, produced by Daniel Ledwell (Jenn Grant, David Myles), lures the listener into an ethereal and enveloping soundscape, as the songs take one on a trek across a wide emotional range – from regret and grief to wonder and joy.