Summer Music Series’18

Soundbone Summer Music Series 2018

The Soundbone Summer Music Series in Musgrave Harbour offers audiences in Central Newfoundland the opportunity to hear many of the province’s top performing artists.  There are performers to suit all music tastes. Prepare to be impressed and thrilled!

The performances will take place in the upstairs conference room of the Spindrift Country Inn, Musgrave Harbour, starting at 7:30PM (doors open at 7:00). Concert reservations can be made at 709-670-3377 or at the Inn. Tickets can be purchased online (see below for details) or at the Spindrift Inn, 87 Main Street, Musgrave Harbour. Check out this map if you’re not familiar with the area.

Below is a list of this year’s performers. Click on the links for more information.

2018 Schedule 

June 13 – Craig Young  (country singer/guitarist)

Craig is one of Canada’s most talented and decorated country guitarists. He is a four-time recipient of the Canadian Country Music Award for best guitarist and has made a successful career as a side musician for some of Canada’s finest country artists.

Young hails from the Southwest coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. He’s been playing the guitar since the age of seven and started performing in his first band at the age of thirteen.

After moving to Alberta in 1993 Craig played lead guitar with several prominent local artists including Jason McCoy, Eli Barsi, Gord Bamford, George Canyon and Carolyn Dawn Johnson. He joined Terri Clark’s band and moved to Nashville, where played for nearly nine years.

Craig has had several top 40 singles, including the Top 10 Video on Canadian CMT You Can’t Take It With You (with Terri Clark). His album Back Home won the 2011 MusicNL Country Album/Artist of the year. His latest album, Black Diamond Strings, won the MusicNL award for Country for 2013. A collaboration with Duane Andrews, Charlie’s Boogie (2014)  won an East Coast Music award. Craig now lives and teaches guitar in St. John’s.


June 27 – Kellie Loder  (contemporary/pop)

There is something truly extraordinary about Juno Award–nominee Kellie Loder. It’s there in her immensely poignant lyrics, which are set against dazzling, melodic folk/pop arrangements. And it’s there in the singer/songwriter’s electrifying live shows which simultaneously inspire profound emotion in listeners while cracking them up with sparkling anecdotes. If she isn’t breaking your heart, she’s splitting your sides.

Her emotive third album, Benefit of the Doubt, won the 2017 MusicNL Video of the Year Award. Each song on the album soars on Loder’s skilful piano, guitar and especially on her radiantly soulful voice.

Kellie is also fast-emerging as a sought-after songwriter, both at home and abroad.  Her collaborators include Justin Gray, Ari Rhodes and acclaimed fellow Newfoundlanders Damhnait Doyle and Jerry Stamp. Anyone who has heard Kellie or watched her perform knows one thing is certain: she is a towering talent about to explode on the world stage!


July 11 – Crooked Stovepipe  (5-piece bluegrass group)

After 40+ years, St. John’s-based Crooked Stovepipe continues its run as the oldest bluegrass band in Canada.  Over the years founding members Neil Rosenberg and Ted Rowe have taken the band through four CDs plus a children’s recording with Colleen Power.  Their third CD, Just In Case, was voted Bluegrass Recording of the Year by the ECMA, and MusicNL named Power “Female Vocalist of the Year” for her collaboration with the band.

They have played often on radio and television, and appeared at numerous concerts and festivals around the province as well as in Nova Scotia, PEI, Ontario and Alberta.  Neil and Ted were founding members of the Bluegrass and Old-Time Country Music Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and Crooked Stovepipe has been featured regularly at its annual jamboree.  Ted’s son Dave Rowe (mandolin), Matt Hender (bass) and Carole Bestvater (fiddle) round out the band.

July 25 – Sherry Ryan (country singer/songwriter)

August 1 Ian Foster  (contemporary singer/songwriter)

August 15 – Ron Kelly (traditional folk singer/songwriter)

August 29  – Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll  (traditional fiddle duo)

Reservations and Tickets

Adults: $20 at the door or in advance

Youth: $15 at the door or in advance

Children (under 10 years): $10

Tickets can be purchased at the Spindrift Country Inn (cash or cheque only) or online.

For more reservations and information about the music series, phone 709-670-3377.

Spindrift Inn

For restaurant and accommodations reservations at the Spindrift Country Inn call: 709-655-2175. For a map of the area click here. 

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