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Emma Wright

EmmapicWhen you hear someone very young sing well, it is impressive.  But when you hear someone interpret a song in a way that moves you, it doesn’t matter how old the performer is.  That’s what happens when Emma Wright sings.  She often sings at local events in her home town of Meaford and when she does, people within earshot stop and ask, “Who is that voice?”.  Now 12, she has been an impressive vocalist for several years alread.  She’s been the go-to performer for a few years now to sing the National Anthem on Canada Day.  She has competed at various competitions and most recently placed first runner up at the CNE Rising Star last year as well as 1st place at Collingwood Idol.  And, of course, she just keeps getting better.

She opened for Tyler Yarema and His Rhythm at the evening concert at Market Square on Canada Day.  Standing alone on the stage accompanied by a backing track, she enthralled the audience with the emotional strength and technical virtuosity of her vocals, singing some familiar modern country favourites.  It was the opening concert of the Meaford Summer Concert Series, each of which will open with a talented local youth.


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Last Waltz Tribute at Heartwood

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We’ll be putting on our Tribute to The Last Waltz at The Heartwood Concert Hall Thursday November 15. Don’t miss it and get your tickets soon!! I’ll be with some of Southern Georgian Bay’s finest musicians including John HumeBeaker GrangerJon ZaslowJayden GrahlmanDrew McIvorJaret KoopFran BouwmanEmma Wright Music and who knows who else will be join us on stage!!
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Meaford Summer Concert Series Features Sean Cotton

The Meaford Summer Concert Series wraps up on Friday, August 24th with a concert featuring Sean Cotton and the Muskoka Connection.  Sean has appeared in Meaford before as a solo one-man-band at The Leeky Canoe.  This time he brings his band with him.

Sean Cotton is a veteran musician who was born into the business, son of country singer Neil Cotton.  For many years he toured with Corin Raymond as a duo called The Undesirables built around original songs with lyrics by Raymond and music by Cotton.  After a decade touring as a sideman he relocated to Muskoka to put more emphasis on family time, but he didn’t give up music.  His interest in playing with others led to an involvement in the local scene that evolved into a collective called Tree Ring Records with a mission to promote the local music scene in Huntsville and surrounding areas.

He’s bringing many of his musical cohorts to Meaford, billed as The Muskoka Connection.  The full band will allow him to rock out in a way he’s unable to do as a solo.  He describes his music as having a 70’s, from the stylings of greats such as Bill Withers, Van Morrison and Waylon Jennings.

The free concert on Friday starts at 7 p.m. with the Emma Wright band, fresh from the Boots and Hearts festival, as opener.

Sean Cotton Meaford Summer Concert Series

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Friday, August 24 at 7 PM – 10 PM

Head to downtown Meaford next to Meaford Hall for a free concert under the stars!! The night will start with Meaford’s soon to be famous Emma Wright Music. She will be debuting her amazing band for the hometown crowd. Then we turn things up with Sean Cotton & The Muskoka Connection. Bring a camp chair and a non perishable for the Golden Town Outreach and enjoy some great live music. Fun for the family and your pets. Rain location will be inside Meaford Hall. Thanks to all our sponsors, Meaford Hall & Culture Foundation, Meaford BIA, Rotary Club of MeafordMunicipality of Meafordd, Long & McQuade (Owen Sound)Bill’s valumart, New Orleans Pizza, Bayshore Broadcasting News95.1 The Peak FM!