Shivering Songs Mixtape
The overwhelming success of the inaugural Shivering Songs festival in Fredericton made it apparent there was a demand for folk music in beautiful, quiet settings.
Part of Fredericton FROSTival, Shivering Songs began in 2011 when the New Brunswick chamber-folk group, The Olympic Symphonium, curated a weekend of music in their hometown of Fredericton as a way of celebrating their third album.
This year, the festival will take place from Jan. 23 to Jan. 26. The festival brings quiet music to beautiful, intimate venues, using the Wilmot Church as their main stage. Other venues include the Fredericton Boyce Farmer’s Market, The Capital Complex and the Cedar Tree Cafe.
Brendan Magee, Shivering Songs co-organizer, put together a playlist of festival headliners along with the tunes he recommends.
January 23-26, 2014
Various venues in the heart of downtown
Tickets available HERE
Kathleen Edwards – Soft Place To Land
- Gentle pop songs with searing emotional content. Ornate and sincere. A frequent collaborator with a brilliant resume, see: Bon Iver, Blue Rodeo and Bryan Adams.
Ron Sexsmith – Right About Now
- Legendary songsmith. Uniquely affecting songs that distil the pitfalls of being human. Hefty praise from fans, critics and folks like Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello and John Hiatt.
Christine Fellows – Mlle. Stenno
- Winnipeg songstress and master interdisciplinarian. Expertly combines music, visual mediums, choreography and film into her highly decorated works, scores and spectacles.
Paper Lions – My Friend
- Fast rising PEIslanders producing some of the catchiest songs to ever emerge from this part of the world, see: My Friend, Philadelphia, and Travelling. Infectious, swooning and melodic.
Thom Swift – Circle Of Boots
- A rootsy New Brunswick mainstay who’s played across the globe and shared the stage with acts like Rosanne Cash, John Hiatt, John Mayall, Guy Davis, Bill Frissell and Ray Bonneville.
Rose Cousins – For The Best
- One of our absolute favorite songwriters, and a sweetheart to boot. Rose put out one of the best records on the planet last year. Do yourself a favor and pick up We Have Made A Spark!
Alan Jeffries & 50 Shades Of Blue – Big Spike Hammer
- Hootenanny, plain and simple. An upbeat mix of traditional, modern, and original bluegrass. The hallmark of our Bluegrass Brunch. Just what you need on a haggard Sunday morning.
Share – The Great Before
- Ever changing and always charming. Unaffected yet intensely affecting. These shrewdly crafted, discerning songs have been sadly absent for the last few years… until now!
Steve Poltz – Silver Lining
- World renowned songwriter. Famously co-wrote Jewel’s timeless ballad “You Were Meant For Me.” Notoriously *great* live show that’s equal parts frenzied, hilarious and sincere.
Jennah Barry – 4×4
- One of the brightest young talents to emerge from our region in a very long time. Writes with knack and know-how of someone far beyond her years. Feeling that leaves you reeling.
Bidiniband – Last Of The Dead Wrong Things
- Music on a whole different level – just what you’d expect from the Rheostatics frontman / only person to be nominated for a Gemini, Genie and Juno, as well CBC’s Canada Reads.
Wintersleep – Zones
- One of our greatest exports. Masters of eerie, songs lush with rural ghosts and forgotten landscapes. Ethereal and otherworldly. Five drastically different, yet equally brilliant albums.
John K. Samson – The Last And
- Prairie poet and the front-man for cult classic outfit The Weakerthans. John’s solo work is a blend of hymns for the departed and evocative works for the living. Folk at its finest.