It’s the 25th anniversary of Ottawa’s CityFolk, to celebrate, the festival held several acoustic performances around the Glebe neighbourhood ahead of the festival to get folks excited and ready for the city’s final chance to party before winter sets in.
One such night of amazing acoustic music at Fourth Baptist Church on September 8 featured a sold-out performance by Canadian rock staples, the Trews, and Ottawa’s own Étoile Noire.
Featuring guitarists Fabien Melanson and Justin Trudeau, Étoile Noire proudly showcased their bilingual country-folk setlist featuring songs like the sweet “Angelique” and their radio debut “Gone.”
Headliners, the Trews, absolutely did not disappoint their excited fans. Starting slow and in a traditionally acoustic fashion with pared-down arrangements of “Paranoid Freak” and “Sing Your Heart Out”, it was clear the band was just waiting for their opportunity to bust out rockers like “Not Ready to Go,” even if it meant going over the venue’s curfew.
CityFolk officially got underway last night at Lansdowne Park with performances by Steve Earle & the Dukes and Tedeschi Trucks Band.
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Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.