Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar
Described as a powerhouse band with vocals that shake the foundations, this soul-blues group has quite the list of achievements in the four years since their debut album was released. Fresh off a European tour and with their music hitting top 40 blues charts around the world, this group’s gospel-infused vocals have been said to have pin-you-against-the-wall power. While Martin is a powerhouse unto herself, it’s the soul-melting harmonies achieved with her co-vocalists Sherie Marshall and Mwansa Mwansa that produces the energy and pure neuron-tingling magic that has delighted audiences around the world.
No stranger to St. Joseph Island, we are thrilled to welcome our old friend and fellow islander Valdy back this summer! A fixture of the Canadian music scene for nearly 50 years, Valdy’s music is woven into the cultural fabric of this country making him truly one of Canada’s most beloved performers. Canada officially recognized Valdy’s contribution to Canadian music and culture by inducting him into the Order of Canada in 2011. Valdy’s timeless songs about freedom, love and the human experience continue to delight audiences of all ages and at all corners of this country, as he continues to tour into his 70s.
As a virtuoso guitarist, his world fusion sound is infused with cuban, middle eastern and latin american influences. Johannes has travelled the world and was exposed to its many cultures from a very young age. Along the way, he picked up a guitar at the age of eight and later discovered all the possibilities of Spanish guitar. His group consists of congas, bongos, accordion, bass and Spanish guitars, together creating a rare on-stage chemistry that often moves audiences to their feet and to shout out “ole!” Together, Johannes and his band set the stage on fire as they let loose a fiesta of Afro-Cuban percussion and Spanish guitar music.
The littlest big concert hall in the North!
Our audience enjoys an up-close and intimate performance, with seating for only 250
Our 24th year
of the finest Canadian talent
The Old Town Hall Concert Series has become known over the years as a venue for the very best of Canadian musical artists. The cream of the crop from the Canadian jazz, classical and popular music scenes have entertained thousands of thrilled concertgoers since 1995. Past performers at the Old Town Hall Concert Series have toured the world, played at the most prestigious concert halls, won Juno awards, and have continued to develop the distinguished image of Canadian musicians internationally.