Manitoba Hal Brolund | Ian Foster | Allison Brown 

Manitoba Hal Brolund

Manitoba Hal has a passion for the blues and the ukulele. He blends traditional sounds with looping effects to create a one-man-band performance that is unique. Traditional blues songs are arranged in fresh and inventive ways and his witty stage banter entertains even the most jaded audiences. People often wonder at the sound he creates with the little Hawaiian guitar. He is one of a handful of authentic blues artists performing with the ukulele today.

Manitoba Hal is an aNueNue sponsored artist who regularly leads instructional workshops on the ukulele and has been featured at the New York Ukulele Festival, International Ukulele Ceilidh, Great Canadian Ukulele Expo, the Ukulele Hall of Fame and in The Mighty Uke documentary.

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Ian Foster

"Newfoundland native Ian Foster comes from a place of stories, and he knows how to tell them. He’s a road worn troubadour who has been described as having a keen poetic sense and a searcher’s infinite wisdom in his writing, and yet can make you laugh between songs. He writes in a modern folk style and exudes a love of storytelling. CBC’s Bob Mersereau described him as being “a fine example of what a 21st century folk performer should be doing.”

Often likened to Canadian songwriting icon Bruce Cockburn in both writing and guitar style, Ian’s music has been described as thoughtful, introspective, cinematic, hopeful, atmospheric, and cathartic by critics and fans alike. He has numerous awards, nominations and co-writes to his credit, including SOCAN Songwriter of the year nominations, Lyric finalist for the International Songwriting Competition (Nashville, TN), and a co-write with Canadian songwriting legend Ron Hynes."

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Allison Brown

"... likes her religion a little bit gritty, takes her country music with a side of syrup and keeps her folk as dusty as the ol' cabin floor. With a hatful of broken hearts, bad weather, toils of the road and leaps of faith, Allison's crafted originals matched with classic roots repertoire reflect the striking conviction she brings to her sweet and powerful singing.

As a soloist, Allison's lonesome warbles soar over subtle guitar framework, but can turn quickly to a feverish cyclone when joined by her spirited troupe of accompanists. Allison brings her truest self to her collection of songs and to the stage in a refreshing conversation with the audience."


other clients then & now

Bob Ardern

Fraser & Girard

Nancy Dutra

Mo' Kauffey, RIP

David and Janice Leblanc


Cody McMillan

Karen Morand

Ottawa's Wheelys Cafe

Steel Moon

Trevor Alguire

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