Join host Mary O'Neill Phillips as she guides the audience on a live-music adventure that any outdoors-person would love! And this is live and in-person so get your tickets early!
Join host Mary O'Neill Phillips for an evening of music, fun, conversation and prizes! The evening's lineup includes Meghan Patrick, Jaden Hamilton, Josh Bagwell and the Davisson Brothers.
Born and raised in Bowmanville, Ontario, Meghan Patrick has dedicated her entire life to music, wanting it to be more than just a passion. “I was drawn to playing guitar so I could start writing music to go along with the words I was writing. I wanted to be self-sufficient as a creative artist.” It wasn’t long until Meghan had mastered both electric and acoustic guitar as well as the banjo.
Prior to setting out as a solo artist, Meghan was the lead singer of the popular roots act The Stone Sparrows. A newgrass / bluegrass band, The Stone Sparrows released an EP and a full-length album before the members parted ways amicably in 2013 after playing their second Boots and Hearts Festival.
Meghan has quickly made a name for herself since signing to Warner Music Canada. She has recently signed a publishing deal with Olé Nashville. Her debut album, Grace and Grit is set to be released in the spring of this year. To make this album, Meghan travelled to a number of studios in Canada and America, including the capital city of country music, Nashville. On the way, she worked with producers Justin Niebank (Vince Gill, LeAnn Rimes), Vince Gill, Chris Baseford (Nickelback, Avril Lavigne) and Carly McKillip. To add even more star power to her debut Meghan brought in a few more big names, including multiple Grammy nominee Joe Nichols who duets with her on “Still Loving You,” and fellow Canadian Chad Kroeger, who co-wrote and produced her forthcoming debut single “Bow Chicka Wow Wow” along with several other cuts on the album.
In addition to Kroeger, Grace and Grit features an impressive list of cowriters, which includes Rodney Clawson (CMA Songwriter of the Year, ACM Song of the Year and Grammy Nominated), Gord Bamford, Chantal Kreviazuk, Marty Dodson, Patricia Conroy, Bruce Wallace, Buddy Owen, Phil Barton, Phil O'Donnell and Andrew Allan. What’s more, superstar engineer Justin Niebank, who has mixed for the likes of Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton and Hunter Hayes is mixing the entire record.
The songs Meghan writes are about real-life situations and are both personal and autobiographical. They are story songs, but they are her stories which infuse the material with an authenticity and sincerity that is palpable.
“I have to feel connected to the music, especially when I am playing live. The emotions I write about are real and audiences know when you are being true to yourself. Performing my own music and forming a bond with my audience is what I do this for. And that’s the most enjoyable thing in the world.”
A native of Prairieville, Louisiana, singer-songwriter Jaden Hamilton grew up surrounded by the same sugarcane fields and tread-marked dirt roads heard in his lyrics. They were the backdrops to his earliest TikTok clips, which have garnered the entertainer nearly 330,000 followers and 3 million likes on the platform since he first posted a few months after his high school graduation. Today, his massive digital audience continues to grow, earning him more devoted fans with every new song and viral post.
Long before his success online, the self-taught musician was raised on a homestyle mix of hard rock and classic country. With a guitar-loving father and six siblings, he was exposed to an eclectic mix of artists, from Daughtry to Jason Aldean.
Josh Bagwell is a country singer/songwriter from Georgia. Bagwell has long had a passion for playing music, but it wasn’t until college that he decided to pursue that as a career, forming a trio with 2 hometown friends. The group played countless shows throughout the southeast, but in the summer of 2014 they decided to split ways. It was then Bagwell set out on his own as a solo artist. Since then, he has released 1 EP and played many shows. Bagwell is set for a big fall 2016, with a full schedule of tour dates and new music set to release in late November.
The Davisson Brothers Band, hailed as Rolling Stone Country “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know,” boast musical foundations that are classic, obvious and etched in stone.
Singer Donnie Davisson commands attention with his working-class, Van Zant-like vibe, and the rest of the band – guitar player extraordinaire Chris Davisson and including drummer Aaron Regester – gives body to a punchy throw-down sound with echoes of the Marshall Tucker Band, Skynyrd, Bon Jovi, ZZ Top, Neil Young and 38 Special. The sonics are based in old-school rock ‘n’ roll, while the messages support all-American fundamentals: family, self-determination and satisfaction in a job well done.
The Davisson Brothers Band have emerged as a regular component on the festival circuit including a performance at CMC Rocks the Hunter Festival in Australia that underscored their bona fide hit Down Under with “Po’ Boyz.” Their album Fighter, recorded with ace producer Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band), represents their show well. Donnie sings with ferocity, and the instrumental parts – from Chris’ convincing solos to Regester’s powerful backbeats – are delivered with sinewy directness.