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Mattie Leon Live at Mulberry


Hailing from Toronto, Mattie Leon is a singer/songwriter whose music strikes a beautiful balance between R&B/Folk and Pop. 2015 saw the release of his debut EP, 'TERRACE', and in the months that followed supporting the record he showcased at Canadian Music Week, premiered a Current Sessions Video on Confront Magazine, and became a Regional Finalist for CBC's Searchlight Competition where his song'JUST YOU' received radio play on CBC Radio 1. In the spring of 2016 Mattie followed up 'TERRACE' with a double A-side single entitled 'SO MUCH MORE WITH ME / HOLLOWAY' which was a brighter, more acoustic offering that pulsed with the rhythm of the spring. Supporting the release with dates around southern Ontario, Ottawa and Montreal his summer was highlighted by a feature set at Nathan Phillips Square for the City of Toronto's 'Live From City Hall' series and a capacity release show at The Cameron House in Toronto. On the heels of a great summer Mattie decided to head back into the studio to lay down a few new songs that were cut from the same cloth as his spring time release. Those songs came together as 'ANNALYNE / A HUNDRED TIMES / ALABAMA' and on November 14th they were released as a companion piece to the 'SO MUCH MORE WITH ME / HOLLOWAY' single. 'ANNALYNE / A HUNDRED TIMES / ALABAMA' is a three song set embellished with three-part harmonies, acoustic guitars, rollicking pianos and laid back rhythms that bring to mind the music birthed in Woodstock by The Band in 1968. His is a style that is a perfect fit for those into Ryan Adams, John Mayer, Marvin Gaye or early 70's solo albums by Lennon and McCartney. Mattie is currently promoting the release 'ANNALYNE / A HUNDRED TIMES / ALABAMA'
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Jordan Koren & Noah Spencer Live at Mulberry


Noah Spencer is a musician from Dundas, Ontario. He plays guitar and sings in the indie band Good Anya. His three all-time favourite artists are Modest Mouse, Paul Simon, and Sheryl Crow. Jordan Koren started playing guitar at the age of nine. Having musical parents, it was easy for him to pursue his interest in music. Jordan has been playing shows around the Hamilton area for the past three years. His musical influences include The Police, The Beatles, David Bowie, and a wide variety of musicals.
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Blue Mantra Live at Mulberry


Aoife Doyle and Kyle Simons are finishing off their last semester in the Jazz music program at Mohawk College. After meeting at the beginning of the jazz program three years ago, they have been writing and performing music together ever since, ranging from jazz and blues standards to soul, folk and indie music. They are currently members of the bands 'Ninth Blvd' and 'Blue Mantra'.
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Laura Keating Live at Mulberry


Truth at this moment! This is Laura Keating's mantra for composing vibrant melodies for her acoustic guitar and powerful yet gentle vocals. Laura likes to tell a good story so there's always a message in her songs. Keating takes her listeners on a journey to the heart and soul of life…sometimes mellow and reflective, sometimes raw and edgy but always emotional to the core. Coming from a musical family, Laura was toting a guitar around as early as the age of 7, back then entertaining classmates with her little girl band, "The Pussycats". Now as a soloist, Laura's compelling style brings to mind such artists as Melissa Etheridge, The Indigo Girls, Joni Mitchell and Ani Difranco. Laura Keating lives to write and play. Watch her stir passion into performances at concert series, festivals, patios and house concerts in Hamilton and surrounding locales. Exploring love, life and the world around us, Laura's music soothes the spirit and wakes up the mind.
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Norwae Live at Mulberry


“I am much too in love with different genres and have too many passions and dreams in life to limit myself to one thing, one genre and one focus. In the past, I have struggled with trying to limit my vast adorations and numerous passions and am finally seeing the light. Who says I can’t be a jazz singer one day and a pop singer the next? I love many things and I am a dynamic woman with taste and talent in multiple areas and disciplines.” — Norwae

January Featured Artist: Julia Yousie


ARTIST’S STATEMENT

The interplay of colour, texture and line observed in even the simplest forms in our everyday lives, creates in me the urge to paint.

My work is representational and abstract, planned and spontaneous.  It speaks to my desire to delve into what I observe and to share what brings me joy.  I want to invite the viewer in, to participate in my experience - the excitement, calm, wonder, -what inspired me to paint in a particular moment. 

The act of painting is as important to me as the finished work.  It is a challenging energizing exploration which I choose not to rush, - directing, blending, layering, working colour to expose unexpected and exciting detail that emerges in the process. 

I paint for me, and if others can share in the joy that I experience - even better…

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Julia Yousie is a visual artist who lives and works with her husband in Oakville Ontario. She is a highly motivated and disciplined artist working in oils and pastels.

Jill has gained valuable insight into different art forms and artistic techniques through her own experimentation and research as well as through formal training, including courses at the Toronto School of Art, Sheridan College, George Brown College, the Art Gallery of Burlington and Ghost Ranch in Santa Fe New Mexico.  Her paintings have been accepted into several juried shows and she has sold paintings privately as well as completed several commissions.