A Bilingual Evening of Music

A co-presentation with Live Wire Music Series and Centre Culturel Frontenac

Mimi O’Bonsawin and Ian Sherwood

Friday, February 24, 2023
Octave Theatre
7:00 pm

Mimi O’Bonsawin of Sudbury is a contemporary roots singer-songwriter from Northeastern Ontario. Through her rhythm and story-driven songs, Mimi embraces the beauty of the land, all the while yielding to her Franco-Ontarian and Abenaki roots. In her music you will find sounds from the forest, uplifting melodies and introspective lyrics weaved with pop sensitivities and acoustic instruments.The layers of percussion and surprising harmonies make you feel the music rather than just hear it.

Ian Sherwood of Halifax plays guitar and saxophone and is a huge songwriter with a voice that won him a Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Singer. Ian brings The Light to every stage he stands on. A born story teller and a constant creator, his music dances the line between folk and pop. His live performances thrive on intimacy. Whether it’s a theatre show or large festival stage, his persona is irresistible and completely destroys fourth walls.
When not touring the UK, Australia, the US or all across Canada, Sherwood produces for other artists as well as for theatre, film and television. He has been named Best Male Artist of the Year by the International Acoustic Music Awards and was twice named the Music Nova Scotia Musician Of The Year.
“… a natural performer who entertains as much with his wit and stories as with his songs.” – CBC Radio