Friday Performance

   Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar

Samantha Martin is the lead singer, songwriter and focal point of the group. A dynamic frontwoman, she possesses a stunning voice that can summon up tidal waves of spine-tingling emotion in one instance while delicately bringing out the nuances of a gut-wrenching lyric in the next. A torrid force of nature, night after night she takes audiences to emotional peaks while leaving them stunned with her sheer pin-you-against-the-wall power. In combination with what she likes to term her “co-vocalists,” Sherie Marshall and Mwansa Mwansa, the vocal blend Delta Sugar produces is pure, unadulterated gospel-tinged, neuron-tingling magic where the sum is even richer than the already soul-melting parts. The group’s latest recording entitled “Run To Me”, earned a Juno nomination as well as 4 Maple Blues Award Nominations in 2019.

Bywater Call

Toronto based Bywater Call was born out of a love for southern soul, roots rock and blues, and a passion to create a powerful, moving experience for their audiences. This tightly connected group of superior musicians lead by the raw and gritty vocals of Meghan Parnell and the dynamic guitar playing of Dave Barnes strike to the core of all who listen.