“Lucid” returns for our first concert in our ‘legal’ venue!!

Business licenseWe are so excited to announce that Lucid is coming back for a show on October 23rd, 2015. This will be our first ‘legit’ public show since getting our zoning approval from City of Halifax and our new business name licensed in Nova Scotia. :-)

“Lucid” http://lucidband.co.uk is a band with a unique, original sound, a distinct contemporary sound with some 70s flavour and stunning vocals. These accomplished musicians include twin sisters  Blue on piano and Sunny on guitar, Ollie on bass and Nik on violin, all four are superb vocalists who have an incredible versatility. Their music transports the listener to other realms.

The people who were here the first time raved about them. You will too.
See the videos from the 2014 show below and Book your seat for this concert here:

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Live concert videos

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BBQ party and songwriting….

We had our SAC regional writers group meeting / party last night. Summer meant a small turnout but what a lot of fun!

SAC bbq


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Chuck Brodsky in Concert!

chuck-bannerDue to Stanfest cancellation we have confirmed Chuck will be here on Monday. www.ChuckBrodsky.com for the extensive bio, many reviews & accomplishments and samples.

Doors @ 6:30 / Show @ 7:30
Email : info@rocamusic.ca to book a seat. Suggested donation ($20 ?) at door
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Tillers Folly in Concert, August 7th

www.TillersFolly.com and on their Tiller’s Folly page.
Great playing, great writing, great performance. We are pleased to be getting this fabulous trio before they feature at the PEI 150th Anniversary celebration concert in Charlottetown.

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Cash or credit cards accepted at door as well once reserved via email.
Show start 7:30, doors 6:30
Thursday, August 7th

Here on capitol hill, Ottawa as BC’s representatives

Here on Music City Roots

Tillers Folly Are:
BRUCE COUGHLAN – songwriter, vocals, guitar

This Pacific-Canadian born songwriter and sixth generation Canadian possesses a profound connection to his Celtic roots. Bruce Coughlan is a true bard (a collector of songs) and the founding member of Tiller’s Folly.

As principle songwriter and vocalist for Tiller’s Folly, Bruce has navigated the band through a long succession of subtle, yet defining changes. From performers of Celtic music to interpreters of the genre, into an influential entity in the course of progressive Celtic and Canadiana music.

With a growing list of commissioned works and soundtrack credits, this composer/lyricist is a creative force of rare ability. Bruce Coughlan is a multifaceted talent and will undoubtedly be recognized as a great Canadian songwriter in the league of Gordon Lightfoot and Stan Rogers.

NOLAN MURRAY – fiddle, mandolin, mandocaster

Nolan has a long history as a multi-instrumentalist gun-for-hire who at an early age, parlayed an impressive list of championships into a touring/recording career that has spanned decades.

Throughout that time, he’s left his musical imprint with a long list of iconic performers including Loretta Lynn, Brenda Lee, John Fogerty ,The Irish Rovers, Randy Travis, John Cowan, Ricky Van Shelton, David Frizzell, Patricia Conroy, Gary Fjellgaard, Jess Lee, Funk Brother’s Bob Babbitt, Wrecking Crew’s Larry Knechtel.

Highlights of awards include Oregon State fiddle Champion, Top ten Grand Masters Champion, Top ten US National Fiddle Champion, International World Bluegrass Championship Band. BCCMA Instrumentalist of the Year 89,90,92, Western Canadian Bluegrass Fiddle Champion and CCMA Citation – All Star Band. Beyond his explosive improvised solos, lies a broad pallet of richly diverse influences. In joining Tiller’s Folly in 2002, Nolan Murray caused Tiller’s Folly to encompass an ever-widening range of musical style

LAURENCE KNIGHT – bass, vocals

A forty-year veteran of Western Canada’s vibrant music scene who’s first love is Rhythm and Blues. Early in his career, Laurence earned a solid reputation in Vancouver’s Blues music community, touring and recording with the Foreman Young Band, Jim Byrnes and the legendary Long John Baldry, just to mention a few.

In a shift from R&B to Folk music Laurence once again found his stride while performing and recording with many of the West’s most iconic artists, including Roy Forbes, Shari Ulrich and Ferron.

Laurence is an expressive bassist, and energetic performer who adds his soulful, rhythmic signature to the Tiller’s Folly blend.

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Valdy & Gary Fjellgaard, July 21st


The Contenders are coming!!

Most folks know Valdy and many know Gary Fjellgaard. Together they are a fabulous show that is rich in variety and subject matter and presented with much humour. Check out some of the many Youtube videos… a few are linked below.

Valdy – A long list of hits from Rock ‘n’ Roll Song, Simple Life and many more, a true Canadian legend. Gary Fjellgaard –
In 2005 this Juno Award winner was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. His list of accomplishments is long, his roots are deep and his Continue reading

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Songwriting Workshop with Pat Pattison, May 3 & 4, 2014

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Pat Pattison Songwriting Workshop, May 3 & 4, 2014  

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ROCA House on Atlantic Journal TV

We are excited to announce our feature on ‘Atlantic Journal’ on Bell Aliant TV. Thanks to Terri Lynn Kersey and crew for being so generous with time and talents!

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Brent Mason-cropped993Brent has a brand new CD coming out Fall 2014. Due to circumstances beyond our control we have postponed this Spring concert until then.

Brent Mason has established himself as one of the most prolific and literate songwriters in the Atlantic region. In 2008, Brent released his 7th album, Both Kinds Of Music, and has a reputation for being an honest and tenacious writer and performer. Playing over 100 shows a year, he tours solo and with his band throughout the region, the UK, the US and Canada. He was nominated for ECMA Solo Roots Artist of the year, and honoured with the Stompin’ Tom Award and the Canada’s Cultural Capital Award for Popular Music Achievement in Saint John, New Brunswick. Website: Brent Mason

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Pat Patisson 2 day Songwriting Workshop, May 3/4, 2014

Pat Patisson Songwriting Workshop – May 3 / 4
Two days of intensive songwriting with the best! Songwriters Assoc. members get discount so it’s well worth joining before registering!
This event only, register here

Pattison“I count myself lucky and proud to have studied with Mr. Pattison. I would not be the writer I am today without his teaching and his unique and comprehensive understanding of language, rhyme, rhythm, and structure.” – 3-time Grammy winner Gillian Welch
Pat Pattison does the impossible.  He takes the mystery out of songwriting without taking the heart out of it.   – David Wilcox
“I took a class with a great teacher named Pat Pattison… I learned a lot in that class…and I still read that book, Writing Better Lyrics. I think it’s great.”– John Mayer

Not only is Pat Pattison a Professor at Berklee College of Music, he has penned four books on the craft of songwriting: Songwriting Without Boundaries, Writing Better Lyrics, The Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure, and The Essential Guide to Rhyming. Several of his students have won Grammys, including John Mayer, Tom Hambridge, and Gillian Welch. He has also developed five online courses for Berkleemusic.com. Pat presents songwriting clinics across the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

Pat’s classes are legendary. In these events, watch him take already songs and put them through a workout until they emerge trim and toned. Pat will look at selected attendee songs, taking time to work out any kinks, focusing on prosody between the intent of the song and structure, rhyme, rhythm, point of view, phrasing and many other tools that have proven so useful to seminar participants across the globe. No one demands more of a song than Pat, and he can show you how to take it all the places it could go to cross the “finished” line, while millions cheer. We are thrilled to welcome him to Roca House.

NOTE: this is separate registration. Discount for SAC / MNS / ECMA members Website & REGISTER: Pat Patisson

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