A concert fundraiser for Grace United Church

Award-winning duo, The Marrieds, bring their folk/country/pop music to Barrie for a fundraising concert on Nov. 3.

The fundraiser is in support of the reconstruction of the Grace United Church parking lot, which is heavily used by a wide range of community organizations. The event will also include a silent auction and refreshments will be available for a free-will donation.

The Marrieds have appeared at many of the country’s top music festivals, sharing stages with music luminaries such as Ian Thomas, Kathleen Edwards, Bahamas and Lenny Gallant. Recently, they re-created Johnny Cash’s proposal to June Carter on stage in London at a 50th-anniversary show, performing with Johnny’s brother, Tommy Cash, and Johnny’s drummer, W.S. “Fluke” Holland. Their cover of Jackson is an audience favourite.

Jane Carmichael and Kevin Kennedy are married in real life and are based out of London, Ont. They are known for creating music with playful lyrics and lots of harmonies as well as their chemistry with each other, their band and the audience. The duo has been delighting audiences with albums from the Snow Song Trilogy, that launched them onto CBC Radio, to Fire in the Flame, their latest release.

Carmichael also has a local connection. She is the great niece of Group of Seven painter Franklin Carmichael from Orillia.

Last year, The Marrieds won the Jack Richardson London Music Award in the Folk/Roots Category, were nominated for Video of the Year for A Girl Said Yes and short-listed for Folk Music Ontario’s Recording Artist of the Year.

Advance tickets are $25 through eventbrite.ca or at the church, weekdays, 350 Grove St. E. Barrie. Tickets at the door are $30, cash only.

Photo: The Marrieds bring their band for a fundraising concert in Barrie, Nov. 3.


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