Bring your picnic blanket and lawn chairs, etc. Remember to bring your own lunch, snacks and beverages. Bring whatever you need to be comfortable in whatever weather! Oh, and don't forget your new dance moves to show us on the dance lawn!
Please note: We are not catering any lunches this year and we will have only a limited supply of Piebird vegan cookies for sale. Please bring your own water vessels as we'll have a water refill station but will not be supplying glasses.
7:30. Tickets in advance $20, available at The FARM (Main Street North Bay) or from us 705-724-1144 (tickets are limited for this intimate show)
They have a new album "UNION" just released a few days ago and Piebird is one of their first stops. (It's because you are such a keenly supportive audience that we get amazing bands like this returning to play our small community!)
How lucky we are to have Faye return to play Piebird touring her new album "On the Bright Side".
A fresh-from-the-garden homegrown vegan meal is available by reservation before the show. $35 for dinner and show. Please call 724-1144 or email us to reserve your seat! Dinner seating is at 6pm. Kind dining in a happy place for nice folks. (UPDATE: dinner seating is sold out but there are seats for the show after, see you at 7:30!)
Welcome Spring! Shake off hibernation with our traveling minstrel friend, Petunia. This is a potluck party, so bring your special vegan or vegetarian dish to share. Doors @ 6:30pm, food/potluck @ 7pm, music @ 8pm.
"Cook shows himself to be a deft poet with an ability to deliver his songs in easy-on-the-ears musical arrangements that owe their lineage to the likes of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Charlie Pride..."
Sudbury’s Faye Blais is back in Canada, spreading her new material here at home, following another round of International Tours. Detailed as “continuing the thread started by Joni, picked up by Ani and fashioned by Feist”, Faye’s songwriting, presence and personality are showcased beautifully through her impressive jazzy-bluesy folk style, on acoustic and electric guitars, and keys, with stunning, dynamic vocals.
$10 advance, $12 at door / $35 dinner and show.
Limited seat homegrown vegetarian harvest dinner available before the show -- please call to reserve your seat (705.724.1144).
Wait, it gets better! After the show join us in heading out to the Commanda Community Centre for the annual fall dance with Ron Nigrini! These two shows together will make it such a perfect evening! The Commanda Community Centre is a wonderful and magical place! It'll be so fun to bring out a large group of Piebird people to Ron Nigrini's show after Faye Blais!
The Crooked Brothers Aug 19, 2011
Friday August 19, 2011
The Crooked Brothers return to Piebird! Hooray!
$15 suggested donation/ $35 dinner and show.
Show at 7:30, Dinner seating at 6:00. Call 705.724.1144 to reserve for dinner or just arrive after for the show at 7:30
The Magnificent 7's are a musical collective based out Winnipeg who are "blurring the lines between routine bluegrass, folk and cowpunk." Combining traditional bluegrass instrumentation with a sense of modern mayhem, The Magnificent Sevens create their own brand of prairie inspired roots music.
Tickets $20 in advance, buy online [sold out]. Get your tickets while you can! Like all of our house-shows, all the money goes to the band to help them carry on along the road.
Rob Szabo will be having a CD release show at Piebird on Friday April 15th. We've been fortunate to host Rob at Piebird several times and each time we marvel at his easy nature with the audience and his touching and humourous song writing skills.
This is also Sunshine's (goat) first birthday party! Bring your edible party hat!
Organic fair-trade coffee and Piebird treats will be available.
Thanks folks for coming out to the shows all season long and creating the kind of community you want to live in -- and for supporting music! We have some exciting plans for next year's concert season... but until spring we shot some 'crooked' video of the Crooked Brothers for you. www.piebird.ca/hobo/song/
Jenn Grant! @ The FARM!
Piebird is so pleased to present Halifax's JENN GRANT at The FARM Monday Feb. 21 Doors 7:30, show 8 PM
The Crooked Brothers played last year and we fell in love with them. From Manitoba they come with songs and stomping and a sweet appreciation of what we do here at Piebird. They are our kind of people, they balance out their touring musician lives with forest-living, bush-work and log-cabin building.
This is the last show of our season, hope to see you all there!
Jack Harlan has spent his life as a troubadour criss-crossing North America. Holding court with just his voice and guitar, Harlan has played festivals, bar rooms, beach resorts, steam engine train tours, singing for missionaries in Mexico, cafes, along side elephants in the circus, and has shared the stage with the pop singer Dido, Fred Eaglesmith and Ron Sexsmith.“He sounds like he’s actually lived a life, first-hand, and it is the patina of experience that raises him above the ordinary” (Americana UK).
A homegrown vegetarian dinner is available before the show. There are limited seats so please call to reserve. Dinner and show seats are $35. Dinner seating at 6:30pm
We are so lucky that Rob fits Piebird into his touring schedule as he is as delightful to hang around with as his music is to listen to. One of my favourite quotes from his press page is, "The soul of a poet ... a voice of tremendous power and whimsy … one beautiful talent waiting to explode.” And it's true!
We will be serving a homegrown vegetarian dinner before the show, right in the prime growing season -- abundance and freshness straight from the garden -- so please reserve your seat as seating is limited. Show and dinner is $35, the show without dinner is $15.
Dinner seating at 7, show at 8:30.
Laugh Rebel June 19, 2010
Saturday June 19, 2010. 8:30, $12
There is a homegrown vegetarian dinner available before the show, limited seats. Please call to reserve. Dinner and show is $30. Dinner seating is at 7:00.
Jennifer will be making Piebird her last stop and her cross- Canada tour with
guitarist/bassist Jen Courshesne in support of her latest
album "Recordings before dawn" as well as a new EP release.
Saturday June 19, 2010. 8:30, $12/$35
There is a homegrown vegetarian dinner available before the show, limited seats. Please call to reserve. Dinner and show is $35. Dinner seating is at 7:00.
Jennifer Plummer and Jen Courchesne, who make up the duo Laugh Rebel will be making Piebird the last stop on their cross- Canada tour in support of their latest album "Leave Again"
Sean Cotton and Corin Raymond make up this duo who play "Visceral, deeply soulful,hand-clapping, foot stomping, laughing out loud music" (says singer songwriter Jonathan Byrd. But don't just take his word for it, check out some of their songs on their website. Or just trust us, this band came recommended by Eddie Orso of Revival Dear, we can't go wrong with that)
There is a homegrown vegetarian dinner available before the show with limited seats. Please call to reserve.
We were introduced to Brock Zeman at Shan Bedard's Barn bash last summer. We danced so much that Yan appeared to be the same height as me because his boots dug in the dirt floor and after just a couple songs he was dancing in a hole! For a taste of Brock's unique sound please see his website.
A homegrown vegetarian dinner is available before the show. There are limited seats so please call to reserve. Dinner and show seats are $35. Dinner seating at 6:30pm
First Concert of the Year! A perfect way to warm up the old house, by having JD sing his song, "this house will stand (for a long, long time)".
Oh, hooray! It's JD Edwards blessing Piebird again, from Winnipeg Manitoba. JD is one of the most passionate and inspirational performers we've had here, "with a voice so intense you can see the passion of music he has flowing out of him...with JD you can tell that he plays with his whole body and soul".
Join us for the Spring re-opening of Piebird! We will have organic vegan spelt flour baked goods for sale to go along with our delicious rich organic fair trade coffee, teas and our own herbal blends.
Piebird People!!-- Bring your own t-shirt to be printed with the Piebird logo! Our friend Andy will be here with his stencils he made from Yan's design to make sure you can wear Piebird on you where ever you roam! Bring your shirt -- the stencilling is Free!
The Good Lovelies Nov.20
Friday Nov.20, 2009 7:30
Piebird Presents the Good Lovelies at the Nipissing Community Centre! 2381 Hwy 654.
Tickets in advance $15 available at Hibou Boutique in North Bay or though us (call us)
Students ticket price only $10 (bring student I.D). Younger folks 14 and under have free admission!
Tickets will be available at the door for $20.
The Good Lovelies will be releasing their brand-new Christmas album!
The Crooked Brothers plus a homegrown vegetarian dinner before the show!
The Crooked Brothers will be touring from Manitoba with their brand new debut album --"... an exciting blend of timeless country classic sounds, backporch blues and stomping scrapyard funk." released just Nov. 5!
Tickets are $15 for the show -- now available at the door (no longer at Hibou for this concert) -- or $35 for the dinner and show, please call us to reserve for dinner. Dinner 6:00, show 7:00
This spring during planting season after playing a gig here at Piebird, Eddie Orso took a break from touring with his band Revival Dear (revivaldear.com) to leave the city and head north and work the land here on the farm. He planted and hoed carrots by day and worked on the new Revival Dear album at night.
You can never know how the crop is going to turn out. It's been one of those summers where the clouds always look as though they've been filled with sand, they move really heavy and slow. The summer months have been wet and cool, but those carrots did amazingly well. Now that summer is all out of breath and harvest has come, the seasons have gone and changed and other changes have come too -- Eddie has put Revival Dear to bed and is recording a solo album instead.
His first stop as The Eddie Orso Band is to play the Piebird Harvest Boogie & Vegetarian Supper on Sunday September 27th at Piebird Bed & Breakfast in Nipissing Village, Ontario. Attendees are invited to come hear the new songs and taste the homegrown splendor. Join us for a vegetarian supper before the show or take home some organic produce from our market. Not often can you experience both what a musician has put into song and planted in the ground...
Dinner at 5:00 -- Show at 7:00
Concert & Vegetarian Supper is $35
Concert only $15 - Tickets available at the Hibou Boutique in North Bay or through us, 724-1144
It's an early show, great for families -- children are welcome at the concert without admission of course.
$20 Tickets on sale in advance for this splendid affair. There will be fabulous homegrown and fresh vegetarian picnic foods available for purchase! Bring your picnic blanket!
Tickets on sale now at The Hibou Boutique, 170 Main St. North Bay -- or at the Nipissing Museum -- or through us 724-1144
Free admission for children & youths 15 and under.
We're calling this festival our Picnic Marathon! We're challenging all of you to picnic at least once a day, everyday, consecutively for as long as you can -- and this garden party will be the kick off.
Fish & Bird are Taylor Ashton and Adam Iredale-Gray, though not necessarily in that order. These tunesmiths hail from the west coast of Canada and compose melodious concoctions steeped in folk, brewed in the dense coniferous backwoods of their strange minds. Between them, they play banjo, fiddle, mandolin, upright bass, and even guitar.
A note from Sherry: For those of your who still talk with awe about the Fiddler who played with The Gruff a while back, now's your chance to see/hear him again: that Fiddler was Adam!
There was a time when music was a craft performed by artisans who rode the rails and played from the heart. A time when music was central to communities, bringing people together and inspiring change. If you have ever longed to go back to such a time, then Revival Dear will ride straight into your heart.
Revival Dear has found a way to pay homage to the past and herald in the future at the same time. Imagine a marriage between classic rock legends The Band and Fleetwood Mac, and you'll have a pretty good idea of their sound. Yet Revival Dear's music is fresh, totally alive, and very relevant in today's music scene.
A note from Sherry: You do not want to miss this concert! When Revival Dear played here in November 2008 it was one of most talent filled entertaining evenings I had ever witnessed! We are so truly blessed to have them returning to us! Revival Dear belong here and so do you!
Organic coffee, vegan and vegetarian snacks available at our self serve snack station! Call 724-1144 to reserve.
Hooray! Back by popular demand it's the talented and irreplaceable Good Lovelies on their limited engagement tour across Canada. Piebird will be the Good Lovelies only stop in the area -- so there will be tickets sold in advance for this show starting in March. Please call us to find out when/where to purchase them!
Organic coffee, vegan and vegetarian snacks available at our self serve snack station!
Toronto-based Rob Szabo is a tireless touring troubadour and an acclaimed songwriter. His music has been called “accessible yet sophisticated acoustic pop” He'll be accompanied by Revival Dear who "has found a way to pay homage to the past and herald in the future at the same time. Imagine a marriage between classic rock legends The Band and Fleetwood Mac, and you'll have a pretty good idea of their sound. Yet Revival Dear's music is fresh, totally alive, and very relevant in today's music scene."
Dinner starts at 6:30 and the show is at 8pm. $25 for dinner, plus $10 for the show. $15 for the show without dinner. Please reserve by emailing
or calling 724-1144
JD Edwards - Oct 3rd
JD is coming back and we are so excited!
"JD Edwards is a singer/songwriter with a voice that carries and fills rooms with passion and emotion in every syllable he sings."
It's true! We witnessed it ourselves when he played here last year. Our mouths agape and flabbergasted by his talent, we have been longingly awaiting the release of his album and his return to Piebird.
Megan Jerome Trio Sept 27
Saturday Sept 27th, 8pm
Plus a vegetarian/vegan feast from 6:30 to 8pm $30 dinner and show, $10 show without dinner,
Please call for reservations for dinner as seats are limited!
vegan wholeflour snacks, organic coffee and teas available for sale
A quote about Megan's music, "Beguiling homemade songs.intimate, quirky and fearlessly beautiful"
Click "more" for more! Also check out www.meganjerome.com
We are so pleased to have Jen Plummer play here! The first time I heard her play was shortly after I moved here from Vancouver. When i heard her sing and saw her banging on that djembe, I thought, "this place is going to be okay after all!"
Jen has opened for a variety of well known Canadian musicians; including the Rheostatics and King Cobb Steelie.
Please join us for this special night! Full Moon!
There will be organic fair trade coffee, loose teas and wholesome desserts (most vegan) for sale too.
Old Man Luedecke Thursday July 3
Wow! It's Old Man Luedecke from Halifax! Plus a vegetarian dinner.
Dinner starts at 6:30 and the show is at 8pm.
$25 for dinner, plus $10 for the show. $15 for the show without dinner. Please reserve by emailing email@example.com or calling 724-1144
this is what some of his bio says from his website
In the tradition of solo banjo men and women of days gone by like Dock Boggs, Bascom Lunsford and Roscoe Holcomb, Old Man Luedecke sings his songs accompanied only by his loving five string, foot stomps and the occasional yodel. His songs are melodic gems blending old time sensibilities with an unusual vision and poetic sense.
What a treat to have HoneyGrass here! Ever since hearing them last year we have been attempting to become part of their busy schedule. HoneyGrass is a fairly new band that has taken the bluegrass segment by storm with their harmonies and impressive musical talents. HoneyGrass has recently won an award for "Most Promising Band" of the year award at the 2007 Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards. We are proud to say that our neighbour, Ray Winterstein is the banjo player, with North Bays own Marie Gustafson on mandolin, Eleonor Bell on guitar and Karen Snell on stand-up bass.
Come early, seating limited! Our house isn't really big enough for HoneyGrass, but they'll be here anyhow!
Jacob and Lily at Piebird!
A return performance for this very talented and happy duo, Karla Adolphe on guitar and vocals and Caleb Friesen on drums. Jacob and Lily hail from Winnipeg.
Wednesday May 14th, 8pm
The Gruff! from Victoria BC
Sunday March 9th, 7:30 pm
Join us for dinner from 6 pm to 7:30 or come after dinner just for the show. Guaranteed to be fabulous either way!
This is a return performance by this talented 4 piece blue grass band, we are honoured and excited to have The Gruff back!
It will be the first day of Daylight savings time and Spring will officially be 11 days away, lets celebrate together with some top-notch food and music!
See our header on this page for a picture of some of the band.
Our Summer and Autumn concert series brought to us so many talented minstrels. We have been so blessed to have these charming musicians come and share their fabulous songs and incredible stories with us. These performers, from Tasmania to Winnipeg, have brought Yan and I to tears, both from utter joy of their energy and from the deep content that some of the songs share with us. For those of you who joined us in the audience, you can understand the splendidness of these intimate performances and we thank you so much for supporting us in bringing live music to Nipissing Village. For those of you who have yet to come on out, we look forward to sharing these unique evenings with you.
We do have a few concerts lined up for the winter, probably starting the 3rd week in January, please check back for more details.
Cat Jahnke plays Piebird
Plus a fabulous Vegetarian Feast!
Saturday November 10, 2007
Dinner from 6:30-8 pm
Show at 8pm.
Join us for a vegetarian feast before the show! Dinner is from 6:30 until 8 pm. Tickets for dinner are $30 each which includes an organic and homegrown feast with a delicious dessert, tea, organic coffee or tisane and the show at eight. Seats for this special dinner are limited and need to be reserved in advance.
The cost for the show without dinner is $10 suggested.
Serena Postel from Winnipeg Plays Piebird
Please note the Date has changed from the 15th to the 13th
Tuesday November 13th, 7:30pm ($10 admission, suggested)
Chloe Hall with James Hazelden, from Australia, Play Piebird
On Thursday October 18 @ 7:30 ($10 admission), Chloe Hall and cellist James Hazelden come from Australia to play at Piebird. www.chloehall.com.au
On July 19th, Anita George, from Tasmania, came to play and sing at Piebird.
"With her unique fusion of acoustic folk roots, independent Australian singer-songwriter Anita George has been captivating audiences with her rich voice, percussive guitar playing and poetic sensibilities."
After hearing them play on CBC radio, Yan wrote the Megan Jerome Trio asking where he could buy a cd and they came to stay at play on September 13th instead. The house was packed with folks of all ages (small children to the elderly) and Megan and Mike were a hit! They come from Ottawa so we hope to see them back.