With special guest, Jamieson Mackay & His Band
January 9, 2017
Doors at 7:00 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m.
Thanks to our sponsor Mason-Dixon, you can enjoy 10% of your meal at Mason-Dixon Kitchen+Bar at 424 Preston Street on the night of the performance with proof of ticket purchase.
Mo Kenney is a Canadian singer/songwriter based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Catching the ear of noted Canadian rocker Joel Plaskett while still in school, Kenney released her first album in 2012, which Plaskett produced. Kenney is known for her lyrical prowess and engaging stage presence. Called “Nova Scotia’s rising star” by The Scene magazine, she has toured with Plaskett as well as with Ron Sexsmith. In 2013, her song “Sucker” won the prestigious SOCAN Songwriting Prize.
When Mo Kenney started writing the songs that would become In My Dreams, she was in a sweet spot: Mo had just recorded her debut, and wrapped up her tour feeling like she had all the time in the world to write anything. The Canadian songsmith’s 1930s Parlor guitar she purchased after her tour shaped In My Dreams, which sees its US release April 29th, 2016. “It’s the best guitar ever. I love it so much,” she says of the instrument she bought from the Halifax Folklore Center. But there was something besides her guitar driving her to write: the breakup of a long distance relationship, a subject that trends track by track. “There’s definitely a theme to the album,” Kenney says. “It’s reflective of what I was going through at the time… spending a weird couple of years in and out of relationships. That was on the forefront of my mind and it came through in my writing – most of the songs are about it.”
The record was just nominated for a JUNO Award for ‘Alternative Album of the Year’, voted ‘New/Emerging Artist of the Year’ by the Canadian Folk Music Awards, and has won numerous Nova Scotia and East Coast Music Awards.
Mo Kenney Live at The Gladstone Theatre is presented by Ottawa Music Bus with support by our sponsors Beau’s Brewery, Postering Ottawa and Cartier Place Suite Hotel.