THE NAMEDROPPER EXTRAVAGANZA!
FEATURING OH SUSANNA, JIM BRYSON, AMELIA CURRAN, RON SEXSMITH, JOEL PLASKETT AND WHITEHORSE!
Writersfest closes with an another exceptional Songwriters night, curated by Alan Neal, host of CBC Radio One (91.5 FM)'s afternoon show All In A Day... and this year Alan has chosen as his theme a brand-new album that brings together some of Canada's finest songwriters.
Songstress Oh Susanna's NAMEDROPPER album will be released in October, and for it, she asked some of her favourite Canadian songwriters to pen songs especially for her. So... Alan has asked not only Oh Susanna but the songwriters themselves to gather at Knox Presbyterian Church, to share the songs and the stories behind them.
That means that on stage, you will be hearing Oh Susanna, Ron Sexsmith, Joel Plaskett, Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland (Whitehorse), Amelia Curran and Ottawa's own Jim Bryson, who produced the album. Yeah, that's right, we're dropping names. And we may just drop a surprise or two along the course of the evening.
Songwriters will be performing the songs from NAMEDROPPER as well as a few other "name-related" tunes, as they chat with Alan on stage. If you have never been to one of Alan's events at Writersfest, you have been missing out. If you have, you probably haven't finished reading this because you've bought your tickets. Whatever the case, see you at the show. Tune into "ALL IN A DAY" weekday afternoons from 3-6 on CBC RADIO ONE 91.5 FM to find out how to win tickets and learn more about the Namedropper Extravaganza.