PICTOU—The Festival of Summer Sounds at the deCoste Centre in Pictou wraps up this week with an international flair.
Direct from Australia, Hat Fits and Cara will be on stage today and Thursday, joined by Doris Mason and Kim Wempe.
Hat Fitz is a “veteran” wild man of the blues scene in Australia. He has a record 18 straight appearances at Byron’s East Coast Blues and Roots Festival, a record that is not likely to ever be broken and one which bears testimony to his amazing live performances and popularity with festival goers.
Cara draws on her soul background and although blessed with a sensational voice, she was not content to be labelled as ‘just a singer’. She has taken to drumming duties as well as washboards, flute and tin whistle, sometimes all at once.
Doris Mason is a well-known performer on the East Coast music scene and has successfully juggled a busy solo career, work as musical director for the hit touring show DRUM! and starred in Denny Doherty’s Dream a Little Dream. She has been fortunate to have a multi-faceted background of Celtic, folk, blues and jazz which has afforded her a rich and diverse career throughout Nova Scotia, Canada, Europe and the United States.
A powerful performer with an undeniable stage presence, Kim Wempe has been tearing up highways and stomping her way across every stage in the country. She has earned herself an East Coast Music Award in Canada for Rising Star of the Year as well as multiple nominations for Female Artist of the year, Pop Recording of the Year and Folk Recording of the Year. Her new album, Coalition, is a big bold leap into a new sound that puts her vocals in the driver’s seat and her spirit in the spotlight.
Tickets are on sale at the deCoste Centre or at the door.