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NEWS ARCHIVE - Apr-Jun, 2012

June 8/12 - JA & the Campistas play WESTFEST in Ottawa this Sunday! - C'mon down to Westboro this Sunday and see the guys play WESTFEST, Ottawa's premiere FREE festival. They're on from 6pm-6:45pm. Rumour has it that John will be joining Tara Holloway for her set at 3pm and Tara will be jumping up on stage with John for a few songs during his set!

Apr. 30/12 - Last ALLAIRE SHOW of the season this Saturday! - C'mon down to Quinn's this Saturday at 3pm for the last ALLAIRE SHOW of the season! We're taking the Summer off, so this'll be it until the Fall! John's guest is ALLAIRE SHOW favourite Terry McLeish from the Pembroke area! C'mon down! 1070 Bank St. NO COVER!

Apr. 30/12 - Festival season is upon us! - After playing a wonderful JUNOFest in March, John and the gang are going to keep the ball rolling with a WESTFEST show in Ottawa's Westboro district on Sunday, June 10th at 6pm. Headliners that evening are Ottawa's own Cooper Brothers! John will be playing solo on Canada Day at the Mystical Music Festival in Lanark, ON. It's an evening show, just before the fireworks and campfires! And this just in... John will be taking part in the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest festivities this year. He will be playing the Rideau Centre Acoustic Stage on Saturday, July 7th at 12 noon! More festival dates to be announced in the coming days!

Apr. 22/12 - International award-winning songwriters bring tour to Shaika Café in Montreal and the Elmdale House Tavern in Ottawa -
The Shaika Café in Montreal and the Elmdale in Ottawa will be rife with musical storytelling and and folky rock rhythms on Thursday, April 26 (Montreal) and Friday, April 27th (Ottawa). That’s when John Allaire (from Ottawa) and Tom Breiding (from West Virginia, USA) will join forces for an evening of original music and stories from the road.

Tom Breiding has been honing his singing, guitar playing and songwriting talents since the early 1980s, from his hometown of Wheeling W.Va., to his current residence in Pittsburgh, and points in between. One of Western Pennsylvania's most diverse, prolific, and longest-serving entertainers, he's played in working bands for twenty-five years continuously, served on the staff of a major Nashville publishing company, and has released seven of his own albums since 1991. Tom has carved a niche as a chronicler of small town America. His songs are poignant and affecting, and he delivers them with total conviction.

Voted Pittsburgh's Best Acoustic Performer of 2000 at CitySearch, Tom was asked to fill more opening spots than any other artist at Rosebud, once one of Pittsburgh's premier live venues. His extensive experience as a performer includes several sold out shows broadcast to national radio audiences at Jamboree USA in West Virginia, performances in the round and featured writer nights at the famed Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, and yearly performances at the beautiful Oglebay Park Amphitheater in Wheeling. Tom has appeared on countless television and radio programs and continues to perform regularly in clubs and at festivals throughout the Pittsburgh region.

John Allaire Tom Breiding

Apr. 11/12 - The Mountain Fourellas begin residency show in the Glebe! - "Annie & Clyde's Smokehouse" to host weekly music show!

"Annie and Clyde's" once the mighty flagship location for "Mexicali Rosa's" is turning on the Southern BBQ charm and bringing a Monday night show to the Glebe.

Starting April 16th, every Monday, The Mountain Fourellas will host "The Fourellas and Friends" music show.

OK, so who are the Mountain Fourellas??? They are a new band fronted by the songwriting team of John Allaire and Tara Holloway. The Fourellas project began about a year ago when Allaire and Holloway joined writing forces and started churning out original songs with a unique blend of their own styles, fused with an indie-folk and Southern flair.

The result is an album that is just about finished. The album is expected to be released late Summer with a Fall tour in tow.

But in the meantime, Allaire and Holloway have decided to hone their act and give audiences not only a sneak-peek at the new band, but also at varoius guest musicians and songwriters from around the region who will be joining them on an ad hoc basis throughout the series.

The show is free and the restaurant will feature different food specials throughout the residency. (Donations and merch purchases are encouraged)

Moutain Fourellas



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