Shelly MacIntosh "Shades of Blue" at the Osprey on Saturday
Shelly MacIntosh launches her debut CD at the Osprey on Saturday Sept. 7 at 8 p.m.
Shelburne songstress Shelly MacIntosh will release her debut CD of all original music with a concert at the Osprey Arts Centre on Saturday, Sept. 7 starting at 8 p.m.
MacIntosh’s debut CD is entitled Shades of Blue. It consists of a dozen songs in a variety of styles, including blues and folk.
Some of the songs are older tunes she’s been playing for a while, but recorded for the first time for this CD. Some are brand new. A few of the songs MacIntosh will be playing to an audience for the first time. She plans to throw in some of her favourite cover tunes as well.
A number of musicians will be appearing on stage with the songstress for this concert. Bruce Boudreau of Hope Studios in Metaghan will be among them. He’s the producer and recording engineer for the CD.
Paul Melanson will play bass and sing back up. He’s a former member of “The Grinders”. MacIntosh’s sister Bonnie Buchanan-Kenney will also sing back up. And long-time collaborator Allan Crosby will round out the band on drums, harmonica and back up vocals.
”This has been an ongoing project for the past year or so, and I am very excited to have it completed and ready to share,” says MacIntosh. “It’s been great working with all the musicians and we are looking forward to putting on this show.”
Hailing from West Green Harbour where she grew up in one of the most musical of families, Shelly has been playing and performing since she was very young. Her father was a champion fiddler. She has performed solo and with many Shelburne County bands over the years.
Shelly MacIntosh’s CD launch and concert at the Osprey promises to be a memorable event. Tickets are on sale now through the Osprey box office (875-2359), TLC Pharmacy, all Ticket Pro locations and on line at the Osprey’s website and at www.ticketpro.ca. Admission is $17 adult and $7 for students.