HERBFEST 2020

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Music & Entertainment:

Spencer Scharf

"You know the Blues; it makes me feel alright," sing the rich and smooth tenor vocals of Ottawa-based Spencer Scharf.

His versatile Folk and Blues sound can be heard on a variety of musical instruments: 6-string, 8-string and 12-string guitars, a resonator, cigar box, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, piano/keyboards and hard driving harmonica.

Spencer's ability to read the crowd gets him invited back to many venues and private events, as he chooses melodic and intricate instrumentals, belting Blues, or anything in between. His combination of technical skill and onstage charisma has led to him being called "an absolute genius" by AJ Sauvé, RBC Bluesfest's Director of Media Relations.

While the Folk and Blues multi-instrumentalist has more than 400 cover songs in his repertoire, it was his 3rd album, I Can't Hide (2014), that began Spencer's road as a songwriter. He followed that with his 2017 album Times of Change:

"Spencer's songwriting is evocative, his singing is filled with emotion, his arrangements and instrumentation serve the songs well, his originality and artistry shines through…I hear the bittersweet heartache of the deepest blues when he sings about his grandparent's home; I hear the train a comin' when he sings of ghosts; and I hear how big his heart is and how deep his groove is when he sings about 'playing songs on refuse people can reuse.'" – Adrian Matte, Ottawa-based musician & educator

Spencer has had numerous solo gigs at high profile Canadian festivals RBC Bluesfest and Ottawa's CityFolk (FolkFest). He regularly performs at a variety of events and venues, including festivals pubs, community and private events, house concerts, farmer's markets, art shows, and children's events. He's the organist for the Carleton University Ravens Men's hockey team, and has been featured on CTV Morning Live, Rogers Daytime TV, CBC, CKCU & Canoe FM radio.

"One of the most gifted…musicians in Ottawa is Spencer Scharf. He's a multi-instrumentalist who dabbles in blues, folk, folk-rock and indie-rock. He's also a rarity – a finger-plucker on the guitar…let Scharf teach you a lesson on fine music." – Ben Yung, The Revue.

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Alan and Cathy Wright

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also known as :Ottawa Valley Alan Wright"
and "Ottawa Valley Al"

and also
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010309664446

40 years experience. Play Solo, Duo or band settings as required. Host weekly open mics in Arnprior and Renfrew Ont. Play a mix of 50s up Country, Rock, Folk, Etc. Help promote numerous musician friends and events.

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Denny Welburn:

Denny Welburn (lead guitar and vocals)

Denny performed on the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame stage in September 2013. Denny has also released 2 great CDs recently – "Good Time Heart" and "Ten Guitars" (a fabulous collection of guitar instrumentals) – both CDs are available at Valley Heritage Radio on Burnstown Rd Renfrew.

A member of The fabulous Heartbeats is a 5 piece show band that specializes in the nostalgic "Rock 'n Roll" music of the 1950s and 60s – back when music was fun, exciting and easy to listen to. The Band has been performing its "golden oldies" throughout the Ottawa Valley for over 25 years.

The Heartbeats deliver a show that is bound to please, get the blood pumping and just 'transport' you back to the jukebox, poodle skirt and ducktail era.

Denny Welburn and daughter Brooke (click here)

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Lana Chenier

I have always been Curious learning machine who is now slowing down, way downnnn!

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https://www.facebook.com/theartfulgallery/

Creator/Owner at The Artful Gallery, Arnprior, Ontario
136 John Street North, Arnprior, Ontario

The Artful Boutique is proud to say that time and time again our customers tell us that we always provide them with fashions that they can dress up or dress down. Not only are the fashions Unique and colourful, they also are very forgiving.

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