Review – Indie Acoustic Sundays with Joshua Doerksen and Shawn Steinhart

By: Nicole Wolfe

When: October 25, 2015, November 1, 2015
Venue: The Beach Bar & Grill
Where: Innisfil, Ontario

As the weather turns colder and the days grow shorter, we spend less and less of our leisure time outdoors and start to look for ways to spend our time inside.  The Beach Bar & Grill in Innisfil, ON provides local residents with a unique entertainment opportunity on Sunday nights, hosting Indie Acoustic Sundays in partnership with 53rd & 3rd Promotions, with a different local acoustic artist being featured each week.  Two recent artists to perform in this series are Joshua Doerksen and Shawn Steinhart.

Joshua Doerksen performed two different sets wearing two very different hats.  In his first set, he performed as I Abraham, featuring vocals with acoustic guitar accompaniment.  Joshua’s mellow, laid back guitar playing filled the venue, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for patrons.  He switched it up completely during the second set as he performed as City Shamans, which included music looping with vocals, electronic sounds, synth rhythms and exotic instruments.  With such a varied musical toolkit, the exceptionally talented Doerksen is making waves in many music genres.  When not performing on stage, he even spends his time as a producer and sound healer/musical therapist.  Follow Doerksen on his social media accounts to keep an eye out for his music projects in the future!




Shawn Steinhart is no rookie to the Indie music scene in the Barrie, ON area.  He frequents local venues to perform solo acoustic shows, as part of a Red Hot Chilli Peppers tribute band, and as a host to jam sessions.  Steinhart performed two sets with his acoustic guitar and took many requests from the audience.  He had fun with voice modulation on his special mic that transformed his voice from a “megaphone” style to a deep, soulful voice similar to that of Barry White.  His friendly personality and smooth vocals took the chill out of the November air.  Steinhart is performing locally at the British Arms Pub, St. Louis Bar & Grill and The Foxx Lounge Rock Bar and Hottdoggery in Barrie, in the upcoming week.  If you are in area, be sure to come by and check him out.




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