The Way We Feel, a multi-artist celebration of the songs of Gordon Lightfoot, arrives at the Burlington Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, October 26e at 8 p.m. in the beautiful Main Stage Theatre.
This event was conceived over 20 years ago and since 2003 this show has featured over 100 different Canadian artists. In October, the show will feature nine talented artists.
In 2003, Jory Nash (bio below) and Aengus Finnan founded The Way We Feel to celebrate the music of a legendary Canadian singer-songwriter who was credited with defining the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970.
Gordon Lightfoot is often referred to as Canada’s greatest songwriter. Nash and Finnan paid homage to the legend and his legacy by asking some of Canada’s most talented singer-songwriters who were influenced by him to perform in this tribute concert. ‘The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald’, ‘Sundown’ and ‘Early Morning Rain’ are just a few of the hits audiences will enjoy, all performed by a band of award-winning musicians who have Lightfoot’s enthusiastic personal blessing to share his lyrics and songs.
Gordon Lightfoot is a big fan of this project. He not only approves of what Nash and Finnan have brought to life, and admires the ever-growing collection of artists who breathe new life into his music – he’s also been known to make surprise appearances from time to time during performances of The Way We Feel.
Jory Nash is an award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and storyteller whose unique sound is a blend of folk, jazz, blues, pop and soul. With 8 albums in his repertoire, his album Little Pilgrim was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award (CFMA) for Best Producer. He is also a former winner of the OCFF Songs From The Heart award for his song “When I Walk Out”. Jory has regularly toured across Canada and the United States, performing at festivals, folk clubs and theaters. He was one of the featured performers on the Home Routes house concert series and is the co-founder of The Way We Feel Concert.
Lori Cullen is a Canadian pop, jazz and folk singer-songwriter from Mississauga, Ontario. Lori’s voice has been called “one of the purest of a generation”. She has released seven solo albums and has also collaborated with other artists such as Ron Sexsmith and Kurt Swinghammer. Lori was nominated for a Juno Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year 2007.
Suzie Ungerleider was born in the northeastern United States and raised in western Canada, and began performing as Oh Susanna in the mid-1990s. She received instant praise for her striking voice and poetic writing. Two decades, thousands of shows and ten albums, Oh Susanna has captivated audiences, earning her a Genie Award, three Juno Award nominations and four Canadian Folk Music Awards. She recently dropped the title Oh Susanna and now uses her first name to represent her shift from Americana Folk/Bluegrass sounds to a more Canadian singer-songwriter inspired sound.
Matthew Barbier recording and touring for almost two decades. Matthew’s indie pop and pop rock sound is influenced by alternative folk and country sounds. He released his first album while a student at Queen’s University and began to take his music career more seriously while attending McMaster University for his Masters of Philosophy. Recently, Matthew Barber has been spending a lot of time producing albums for other artists alongside his performances.
Kevin Fox is a Halifax native who now lives in Dundas, Ontario. He is a revered multi-instrumentalist, sought-after composer/orchestral arranger, musical director/coordinator/producer and innovative recording artist. He has performed with and/or provided arrangements for: Avril Lavigne, Bahamas, Celine Dion, Chantal Kreviazuk, Cowboy Junkies, Jim Cuddy, Justin Bieber, Olivia Newton John, Sarah Harmer, Sarah McLachlan, Sarah Slean, Sloan, Steven Page, Tom Cochrane, Walk Off the Earth and many more. Playing the cello is Kevin’s first musical language and he expresses it with moving eloquence on his three solo albums.
Other artists presented on October 26e to understand: Jason Fowler, David Matheson and Maury La Foy.
THE WAY WE FEEL: A concert celebrating the songs of Gordon Lightfoot
Wednesday October 26, 2022 at 8 p.m.
440 Locust Street, Burlington, Ontario Tickets can be purchased online or by phone:
905-681-6000 | https://burlingtonpac.ca/events/the-way-we-feel/ Tickets: Regular $49.50 / Members $44.50