Christmas With Friends takes place Sunday, Dec. 8, at 7 pm, at University Hall in Wolfville. Tickets are $25 and available at all Valley Save Easy and Pharmasave locations, Acadia Box Office, 542-550, and Stirling Fruit Farms.
Yuletide favourites and heartwarming stories lift up holiday spirits as multiple ECMA award winners and Juno nominees join host and performer MacLean for Christmas with Friends in Wolfville.
Stockwood is an accomplished artist who has been in the public eye for more than a decade. Her versatility and talent make her a highly sought-after entertainer, performer, writer and host. Her latest recording, Back to the Water, won the 2012 ECMA Award for Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year. She has recorded and released two solo pop records, two records with the trio Shaye and a solo Christmas recording, I Love Santa. She has performed on tour with the likes of Willie Nelson and on television in a four-part reality series with Shaye. She has an impressive musical track record with smash hits like Jerk, 12 Years Old” and Happy Baby.
We are happy to announce that Kim Stockwood has two upcoming shows for the Holidays! The first is November 29th at the St Clair College Capitol Theatre in Chatham, ON and will feature Kim singing songs from her album “I Love Santa”. The second is on December 8th at the Acadian University Convocation Hall with Dave Gunning and Rachel MacLean for “Christmas with Friends”. You can find out more about the performances in our shows section including information on purchasing tickets.
The Capitol Centre has hung up curtains and moved some seats closer to create a venue similar to a kitchen party for Kim Stockwood’s Friday performance.
During an interview, Stockwood talked about her new style of music.
“My genre has changed. At first my career was pop music, and Celtic with Shaye. Now I aim for a traditional sound, a combination of folk and old country that you know is from the east coast.”
Stockwood will perform at the Capitol Centre Friday at 7:30.
“Overall, love who you are, and believe in yourself.” she said. “I believe in the universe and have tested that fact that everything changes.”
Stockwood has many memories of Canada, including when she opened for Willie Nelson while she was involved with the band, Shaye.
“Nicest person you would ever meet, exactly who you think he would be.”
Stockwood doesn’t tour much now; she chooses when she tours because of her two sons at home whom she is adamant on spending time with.
“I find inspiration in my kids, in stories, and of course my grandmother who just turned 100 in March. Basically, I find inspiration in life.”
Although Stockwood has been performing for more than a decade, on TV, radio and her own shows, she still gets nervous.
“But once I am on stage, I feel comfortable as if I were performing in my own home.”
Stockwood prefers smaller venues, “I believe they mean more, it’s intimate and cozy. It feels like I’m playing in my house.”
The Top 10 East Coast Songs concert will be broadcast nationally on CBC’s Canada Live this week. It will be heard on CBC Radio 2 – Thursday, April 4 at 7 PM (7:30 in Newfoundland & Labrador) and again on CBC Radio 1 on Friday, April 5 at 2 PM (2:30 in Newfoundland & Labrador).
Singer-songwriter Kim Dunn opens this broadcast. An all-star lineup will perform your top 10 East Coast songs, counting down from number 10 to number 1.
Featured artists are:
Jenn Grant: “Nowhere with You” and “Snowbird.”
Ben Caplan: “When It Comes My Turn” and “I’m Movin’ On.”
Jimmy Rankin: “Fare Thee Well Love” and “Farewell to Nova Scotia.”
Maureen Ennis: “Sonny’s Dream” and “Peter’s Dream.”
Kim Stockwood: “Let Me Fish Off Cape St. Mary’s.”
Jimmy Rankin and Ben Caplan: “Working Man.”
As part of the Short Circuit Dream Fund’s Fifth Anniversary Celebrations, the Dream Gala will celebrate the children they’ve worked with, honour the life and work of the late Dr. Jack Hand, and showcase the work they’ve done over the last five years. The Dream Gala will take place at the CLB Armoury, St. John’s, NL on March 23, 2013 and Kim Stockwood is making a special appearance to perform, along with iDance Shawn Silver Irish Dancing. Purchase your tickets today for this special event: [click here]