Winter Folk Festival curated by the Olympic Symphonium, Shivering Songs, announce David Myles and Grant Lawrence as part of the 2011 festival lineup.

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We’re very excited to announce some great new additions to the Shivering Songs festival:

David Myles, a Fredericton hometown hero, is currently touring on his 4th album Turn Time Off, which was produced by Joel Plaskett and recently picked up two Nova Scotia Music Awards. David will be hosting the Saturday afternoon songwriters circle at Wilmot Church, entertaining folks with his perfectly-timed comedic delivery and breaking hearts with his beautiful songs.

Grant Lawrence, author/broadcaster/musician, will also join the Saturday afternoon songwriters circle as a storyteller. Adventures in Solitude, his first novel, was just recently released and is a collection of amazingly-digestible Western Canadian history lessons tied with hilarious anecdotes. Grant will be captivating the audience with stories of the sunshine coast and will bring an interesting twist to the format of the song-circle.

For years, the gregarious and encyclopedic Lawrence has hosted the top-rated CBC Radio 3 Podcast with Grant Lawrence, a weekly showcase of Canadian independent music. Grant also hosts Grant Lawrence Live, a live and interactive daily program on CBC Radio 3′s popular web radio station, also airing on Sirius 86. Grant can be heard throughout the week on various CBC Radio One programs such as DNTO, Spark,All Points West, On The Coast and has been a frequent past contributor to Q and Sounds Like Canada. Grant also hosts many major music events, such as the Polaris Music Prize Gala, the Western Canadian Music Awards and various festivals around North America, and conducts music industry seminars and keynote addresses on music and media related topics.

“By turns hilarious, terrifying, profound and strange, Adventures in Solitude is the great lost Canadian adventure story; Swiss Family Robinson as if rendered by Ken Kesey in his youth, a kind of Lord of the Flies through a fog of BC chronic.”
– Dave Bidini, author of On A Cold Road, and Tropic of Hockey.

The addition of David Myles and Grant Lawrence to the festival will complete the lineup for 2011 and bring booking to a close. The Shivering Songs festival will run January 29-30 in Fredericton, NB at Wilmot United Church, the Capital Bar and Snooty Fox:

Saturday, 3pm-5pm Songwriters Circle @ Wilmot United Church = David Myles + Snailhouse + Grant Lawrence + Tim Walker + Gianna Lauren
Saturday, 8pm-10pm @ Wilmot United Church = The Olympic Symphonium CD Release + Catherine MacLellan + Isaac & Blewett
Saturday, 11pm-2am @ The Capital Bar = Belle Comedians + Jon McKiel + Olenka Krakus
Sunday, 11am-2pm @ Snooty Fox = Alan Jeffries’ Bluegrass Brunch

Day-passes for the Saturday shows will be limited to 100 and come with a copy of the new OS CD. They are $35 and are available with individually-priced show tickets at Backstreet Records, Picaroon’s Brewtique, Read’s Newsstand and online through
more Olympic Symphonium CD Release shows:

January 21 – Sackville, NB: Stereophonic Festival: Vogue Theatre
January 22 – Moncton, NB: Cafe Aberdeen
January 27 – Halifax, NS: In the Dead of Winter Festival: St George’s Church
January 28 – Saint John, NB: Park Ave United Church
February 05 – Wakefield, PQ: Blacksheep Inn
February 06 – Montreal, PQ: Casa Del Popolo
March 17 – Boston, MA: Club Passim
March 19 – Montpellier, VT: Langdon St Cafe
April 16 – Charlottetown, PEI: East Coast Music Awards
May 14 – The Hague, NL: Walk the Line Festival
* more dates TBA soon

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For more information, please contact:

Kyle Cunjak – Forward Music Group
(902) 229-0716
[email protected]


Ken Beattie – Killbeat Media
(647) 654 7146
[email protected]