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Macpherson makes local stop on Island tour

Singer-songwriter to appear with Hart + Stone in Thursday show at Solstice Studio
Steph Macpherson stops in Campbell River May 14 with Hart + Stone for 7:30 p.m. show at Solstice Studio.

Steph Macpherson is touring Vancouver Island this May with budding Victoria duo, Hart + Stone, who will be opening the show as well as supporting Macpherson during her set with complimentary harmonies and tasteful guitar accents. They will be playing in Campbell River at the Solstice Studio tomorrow evening.

Macpherson was raised on Vancouver Island and has had a plethora of successes over the past few years. She has shared the stage with the likes of Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Colbie Caillat, and Hannah Georgas to name but a few.

She has released an E.P. as well as a full-length album in 2012 called Bells & Whistles, which garnered attention from Colin Linden of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, who happened to hear her song playing on the radio in Nashville. He called Macpherson and invited her to record her next album at his studio in Nashville and she jumped at the opportunity. Macpherson will be playing a majority of her songs off the new album on this tour in anticipation of the album’s release in the coming months.

Hart + Stone, a newly formed duo from Victoria, has been turning heads and perking up ears since they hit the Victoria music scene eight months ago. Drawing from the folk, roots, and blues genres, Hart + Stone aim to bring back the appreciation of a song well written, well played, and well sang. This musical duo consists of songwriters, Ellisa Hartman and Dylan Stone. They’ve recently released a new single called Ashes, which they recorded with their full band. Ashes is available as a free download at all of their shows in support of their campaign to win a $10,000 grant from Telus to record a western-styled music video for the song.

Opening the evening will be Campbell River native, Noah Edwards. Blending high-energy rock and roll with elements of folk, post-rock soundscapes and intricate jazz melodies, he looks to bring a new energy to West Coast inspired Folk music.

Thursday evening’s show at The Solstice at 151 Dogwood St. begins with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 advance at The Travel Place at 948 Island Hwy. and $13 at the door.

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