Emily Stuart is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has been expressing her musical gifts since the age of 4.
Passionate and determined for music to be her life, Emily has participated in festivals and competitions to push her proven skills. Emily has won music awards through schools and festivals including several 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards at the Kiwanis music festival, and also received the 2013 Helen Creighton Folklore Society Award. Constantly seeking growth and inspiration, Emily moved to Geneva, Switzerland in the winter of 2014 for an opportunity to capture the cultural experience and develop her musical direction. Upon her return she has embarked on the production of what will be her first album project, to be released in 2016.
Still a young woman, at the age of 20, her soulful and heartfelt writing style and performance draw the listener into the world of Emily Stuart.
Originally from Annapolis Valley, now based outside of Halifax, Jeff is an ECMA nominated artist who has been dedicated to the craft of guitar for over 30 years. For several years he studied with world-class multi-instrumentalist Daniel Heikalo, and most recently with acoustic guitar master Don Ross. He committed to fingerstyle guitar playing after hearing Rik Emmett’s Midsummer’s Daydream in 1985.
During the early 90s, Jodrey co-founded Toronto acoustic indie-rock band Winebible, and toured Ontario and Eastern Canada with radio and video singles “Things You Put Me Through,” and “One More Day,” and sold thousands of copies of their three albums: Pack Of Smokes, Winebible, and Summer Of 1997.
In late 1997, Jodrey returned home to Nova Scotia, and performed occasionally for War Child Canada benefits and weddings, as well as released his first solo guitar record, Instrumental Guitar For Folks With Good Taste (1997). After taking a break from music to raise a family, he returned to his guitar, inspired by Mark Knopfler, Tommy Emmanuel, Ron Sexsmith, Joe Satriani and Don Ross, and composed an inclusive instrumental record for all listeners.
Thanks to everyone for showing up this summer!