November 25th, 2021
THE GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO HAS MANDATED THAT ALL GUESTS MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF HAVING HAD 2 APPROVED DOSES OF COVID-19 VACCINATION AT LEAST 14 DAYS PRIOR TO ATTENDING A PERFORMANCE.
LIVE! ON ELGIN WILL REQUIRE PROOF UPON ENTRY
BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 22ND.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
LIVE! on Elgin Presents: Season 2!
October 15th - March 26th at LIVE! on Elgin.
Presented with support from our partners:
Postering Ottawa, Collective Arts Brewing, & Loretta Media.
All Artwork Designed by Tina Wallace
This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.
Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada.
Annie Martel & Colleen Jones!
ADVANCED TICKETS ONLY
"Beginning with an enticing, acoustic rhythmic undertone reminiscent of the song-writing of Canadian folk icon Gordon Lightfoot, Annie Martel’s (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) folk ballad Ashes wastes no time drawing the listener into what quickly feels like a raw, honest and emotional conversation with a close friend. Her voice, too, is bathed in Canadiana; deep, dulcet tones and a vulnerable vibrato bring Serena Ryder to mind, and paint Martel’s subject as a reserved, melancholic character.
Lyrically gifted, Martel brings to life the familiar story of a love gone wrong, packed with nostalgia and leaving you longing to dance with your first love one last time. Described by Martel as “nighttime music of love and hate,” the familiar words of heartache pair perfectly with the classic instrumentation: a thoughtful blend of guitar, piano, percussion and strings that greets you layer by layer like a funeral cake, sweet and sad all at once. By the time the song has ended, you’ve likely been both swaying and weeping for the past four minutes, and yet, there is also a hopeful resolve to better things to come, and a sense that your friend has come out the other side that much stronger."
- Emily Guthrie-Plouffe, femfolk.co.uk
A generous helping of 90s indie rock; a sprinkling of country-Western flare; a healthy dose of tongue-in-cheek wit; and an authenticity that cannot be bought — this is the cliffs notes version of Colleen Jones. Like many artists, Jones uses music as an emotional and creative outlet, to move through life’s challenges and heartbreaks, as well as its beauty. Whether she is singing about her everyday musings of life in Gatineau, grief and loss, or the frustration of not being able to get your bike repaired in a timely fashion due to Covid supply-chain issues, she always ties it together with that — literal and figurative — twinkle in her eye. Everyone who goes to a Colleen Jones show leaves feeling like they’ve just made a friend for life. She’s as real as it gets, and her music is no exception.
ADVANCED TICKETS ONLY
7pm Doors // 8pm Show
Upstairs 220 Elgin Street