Le Ren’s close-to-the-bone, heartbreak folk songs seem, at first, to tap into a shared musical memory. A melody swirls forward and you’re just sure it’s known to the back of your mind; was it in from a movie you saw, some classic mid-60s setpiece? Maybe it’s something you heard as a kid, in the backseat of your mom’s Cutlass, or the shotgun seat of your own. But before you can zero in through the fog, your heart is torn apart by her voice — rich, direct and mellifluous — steering you through these slowburn tunes about real-life loss.
Cedric Noel is a songwriter, bassist, collaborator and producer currently based in Tio'tiá:ke/Montréal, Québec, Canada. Since 2010 Noel has released a number of full length albums, EPs and collaborative works which have ranged from melodic pop to ambient to improvisational soundscapes. His most recent releases include 2020’s solo album nothing forever, everything and a pair of well-received singles from his r&b/pop project Special Solace. After spending the past year recording, Noel released a new album, Patterning last December. His latest album Hang Time is out now via Joyful Noise Recordings (ROW) & Forward Music Group (CAN).
It wouldn't be a re-re-opening without a local Peterborough favourite to open up the evening.
Mary-Kate Edwards is a confessional singer-songwriter from Peterborough, Ontario. It wouldn't be a re-re-opening without a local favourite and long-time supporter of the Gordon Best Theatre to grace the stage.