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Hillside Springs Forward with Alanna Gurr and Tannis Slimmon

March 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm



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Hillside Springs Forward~

As clocks advance an hour on Sunday, March 12th for daylight savings’ time, Hillside will celebrate longer hours of light at Miijidaa with two performances plus an Open Mic.

When:  2:00-3:00pm Alanna Gurr and Tannis Slimmon perform– Guelph singer-songwriters famous for their gorgeous vocals and accomplished songwriting.

Where:  Miijidaa Café and Bistro, 37 Quebec Street, Guelph.

at Miijidaa with performances by Alanna Gurr and Tannis Slimmon,

Bios of Featured Performers:

Alanna Gurr will pull you in with her minimalist folk rock.  Gurr’s strength in songwriting paired with her sweet and sultry voice are framed by the embellishments of twangy electric guitars, organ, and haunting backup vocals. Her latest album, Late At Night, is a charming collection of tracks that at times channels the likes of Laura Marling, Kathleen Edwards and Angel Olsen. She and her band, The Greatest State, are set to release a new album in spring of 2017 with Guelph label Missed Connection Records.

Tannis Slimmon has been a fixture in Guelph’s vibrant roots music scene since the early 1980’s. A prairie transplant, she was born into a musical family, and was raised on a farm in Western Canada. She has been singing, writing, recording and touring locally, nationally and internationally for over 30 years; her name appears in the credits of over 98 recordings. She released her first solo album, Oak Lake, in 2001, and followed up with 2007’s award-winning Lucky Blue and 2013’s In and Out of Harmony.

Tannis’ work has consistently received rave reviews from critics and folk music scene tastemakers. In 2008, she was named Contemporary Vocalist of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards for her album Lucky Blue; the album also earned Lewis Melville a nomination for Producer of the Year.


Hillside Open Mic 2017

Hillside invites musicians and singers to share their voices and musicianship before a warm and appreciative audience.

 MC’d by Craig Norris of The Kramdens and CBC

When:  Sunday, March 12th, 2017 3:00-5:00pm (right after Gurr & Slimmon perform)

Where:  at Miijidaa Café and Bistro, 37 Quebec Street, Guelph

  • A sign-up sheet for the Open Mic will circulate at 2:30pm.
  • Hillside will have a PA with mics, of course, plus a drum kit, bass amp, guitar amp, and a keyboard.  And they will have a terrific sound technician to mix.
  • Each performer in the Open Mic can perform one or two songs, depending on how many people sign up and how much time needed for change-overs.
  • The performance space at Miijidaa is tight, so 12-piece brass bands probably won’t fit.


March 12, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Hillside Festival


37 Quebec St
Guelph, Ontario Canada
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