For nearly two years during the COVID-19 pandemic, live music has been canceled, but as restrictions ease and cases decline, the show must continue – as is – at the 4th Line Theater in Millbrook. , Ontario.
The open-air theater hosts The Barnyard Sessions: All About the Song concert series.
Kate Suhr, who doubles as a performer and producer for the shows, said it would be a little different from your typical gig.
“So The Barnyard Sessions is inspired and influenced by the traditional songwriting circles that take place in Nashville and around the world,” she said. “The artists exchange stories about why they wrote their songs and how the process unfolded. “
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Singer / songwriter Dylan Ireland will perform in the venue on October 14 alongside musicians Eric Brandon, Evangeline Gentle and JD Nicholsen.
He said that while songwriting has always been a lonely process for him, he can’t wait to return to the stage with other artists.
“I’m not even really the type to co-write, I do a lot of it at home in secret so it’s fun for sure,” Ireland said. “It’s always been a favorite part of the performance for me, it’s those intimate shows where you can kind of show the audience your song, how you do it at home.”
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Meanwhile, Suhr said the shows end up being more than a night out, and the performances were a way for musicians and audience members to deal with what they experienced during the pandemic.
“When we started doing this we saw the audience grieving, sharing the joy and the treatment with the artist and it was very healing.”
The shows started on September 30 and run until October 15, tickets are available online at the 4th Line Theater website.