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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Sarah MacDougall and Megan Bonnell in double-bill solo performances March 2 (2018) at Stratford’s Revival House

Stratford, ON (February 20, 2018) – String Bone Presents! another fantastic double bill concert March 2, 2018, featuring Swedish-Canadian singer/songwriter Sarah McDougall and Toronto-based singer/songwriter Megan Bonnell. The spotlight will shine on each musician during solo sets in the intimate confines of Stratford’s Revival House. The concert starts at 8:00 pm.

Sarah MacDougall is a Swedish-Canadian singer-songwriter currently living in Whitehorse, Yukon. Belgium’s Rootstime Magazine describes her as “One of the greatest talents of our era.” This two-time Western Canadian Music Award-winning artist is well known for her honest, poetic and well-crafted songs, as well as her arresting voice. Her most recent album, entitled Grand Canyon, was nominated for the 2016 Best Solo Roots Album of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards.

Stepping outside of traditional folk, MacDougall likes to flirt with sounds from other genres, creating a sonic mix of acoustic guitar with heavier drums and richly textured strings and synthesizers.

She has performed at many global festivals, including Iceland Airwaves, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Edmonton Folk Festival and The Great Escape, a major music festival held annually in Brighton and Hove, U.K. that showcases new music from various genres. She has been featured on CBC’s Vinyl Café and her songs have appeared on the TV series The Vampire Diaries. She has toured, opened for, and shared the stage with Cat Empire, Lee Harvey Osmond, Bruce Cockburn, Tallest Man on Earth and Passenger.

Toronto-based singer-songwriter Megan Bonnell is well-known for her enchanting voice, the catchiness of her lilting melodies and the strength of her songwriting. She released her sophomore album, entitled Magnolia, in April 2016 via Cadence Music. Exclaim! describes this lovely collection of songs, which carry traces of Bob Dylan romanticism, “as a gorgeous, introspective collection that demonstrate an artist at the top of her game.” Vocal driven, the recording contains lush instrumentation.

No stranger to touring, Bonnell toured Spain in 2013 with John Grant; opened for Passenger at the BIME Live Festival in Bilbao, Spain; and performed at the Barcelona Jazz Festival and The End Festival in the U.K. She recently toured North America, building her profile and drawing audiences with her soulful and captivating performances.

Now in its third season, String Bone Presents! brings the best of Canadian folk-roots to the stage at Stratford's Revival House with eight (8) concerts each season. The concert series is curated and directed by Canadian singer-songwriter Barry James Payne, who is the frontman for the roots-Americana band String Bone and he also performs for the Celtic-fusion band Rant Maggie Rant.

Tickets for the Live at Revival House concert series are available at https://stringbonepresents.com/. The website also contains information about dinner reservations at Revival House and accommodation at Foster’s Inn. Dinner is optional, but encouraged and must be reserved separately through the venue.

Revival House, formerly the Church Restaurant, is one of Stratford’s most iconic buildings. A former Baptist church-turned-fine dining restaurant, Revival House is co-owned and operated by Stratford native Rob Wigan and his wife Candice Wigan. The 1,676-square-metre property was gutted in the spring of 2014 and its majestic interior transformed into a “smart casual” restaurant and lounge with an expansive kitchen that embraces the local farm to table concept. Revival House was featured in enRoute, Air Canada’s inflight travel magazine, as a “must visit” spot to enjoy while visiting southern Ontario.

Event: Solo performances by Canadian artists Sarah MacDougall & Megan Bonnell
DateFriday, March 2, 2018
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Revival House, 70 Brunswick St., Stratford, ON  N5A 6V6
Admission: $25 (+HST, +FEES - general seating)
Tickets: https://stringbonepresents.com/ (concert only), 519-273-3424 (dinner reservation)
More informationwww.stringbonepresents.com

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From: Mary-Lou Schagena
Live at Revival House Concert Series

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