Events at EBC

Thurs, February 15th

An Evening with Old Man Luedecke

Old Man Luedecke is returning to Elora once more!

Join us this February for another installment of our "Evening With" series! That means no opener, just the Old Man, all night long!

Show is GA - for dinner reservations, call the brewery.

About Old Man Luedecke

Not since Loudon Wainwright III has anyone written so honestly, so openly, or with such aching tenderness and good humour about family life. “Saving up for date night so we can have our fight” “The Early Days”. But Luedecke has always insisted on a solid poetic heft in the way he uses words, and highly personal stories are what have always connected him to the universal in his audience. Recording with Tim O’Brien in an intimate setting at home has yielded an album where the songs take the starring role.

Calling to mind the powerful force at the heart of other musical vocal pairings: The Milk Carton Kids, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Tony Rice and Ricky Skaggs, or even Tim O’Brien and his work with Darrell Scott, the combination of Old Man Luedecke’s highly personal songs and infectious old-time banjo and guitar, and Tim O’Brien’s mastery of bluegrass harmony, guitars, mandolin, bouzouki, and fiddle adds up to much more than a simple sum of parts.

As the title suggests, “Domestic Eccentric” is mostly a record about home. It’s about what it means to be a still-youngish man, what it’s like to still be in love with the woman you married a decade ago, about what it’s like to watch your own babies grow to children, and about the joys and sorrows attendant upon the milestones of parenthood. “You got to hold on, it goes so fast, these early days they don’t last” “Early Days”.

A record so replete with home seemed impossible to make anywhere else. So Old Man Luedecke fitted out his back woods cabin, a hand-hewn affair he’d built himself from rough-sawn lumber, and hired a backhoe to make a 500 yard road through the record amounts of snow so he could bring in top-level recording gear. He invited Tim O’Brien to stay at his home with his family for a week of snowbound collaboration in Chester, Nova Scotia. This marks the third time that Old Man Luedecke and Tim O’Brien have collaborated on record, and their increasing comfort in each other’s musical presence has yielded spectacular results. “Tim is my favorite musician,” Luedecke says. “And working with him in a duet environment in a cabin at home was a waking dream.”

“I worked with people I loved and trusted,” says Luedecke when telling the story of “Domestic Eccentric”. “And the record, for me, is a rich portrait of personal friendships.” Along with Tim O’Brien, engineer John D. Southern Adams and vocalist Jennah Barry (who left her own dinner guests waiting while she sang on “The Briar and the Rose”) are both from nearby Mahone Bay. Drummer Nick Halley (James Taylor) lives even closer than that. In fact, the whole album is recorded live off the floor, with the exception of Samson Grisman, who was sad to have to record his bass parts in Nashville.

“It was a magical week,” according to Luedecke. “You bring a few great people together, these great talents, these amazing musical components. And then you watch all the pieces become this one amazing thing.”


Friday, February 23rd

The Speakeasies and Tipping Point

The 45th instalment of the Dead Radio, Love Music Series pulls two local, Elora heavyweights into the same space to rock your ass off!

The Speakeasies (Fergus/Elora/Guelph)
With their raw, driving rhythms and soaring melodic prowess they offered a proper alternative to the virgin beverages being force-fed to the masses. They continue to be as underground, in demand and as necessary as their seedy namesakes.

So raise your glass.

Official: Tipping Point (Elora)
5 piece Pop/ Rock band based out of Elora, Ontario. Just 5 guys who are passionate about making music. Like to get info on upcoming shows!!

$20 advance or $25 at the door! 19+
Please call ahead for pre-show dinner reservations!
Sponsored by the fine folks at the Elora Brewing Co!

Doors 9 PM

Friday, March 9th

An Evening with Shred Kelly in Elora

Riverfest Elora Presents!

Shred Kelly is making their triumphant return to Elora this March, all the way from Fernie, BC!

This is an "Evening With" special performance, meaning Shred Kelly will be performing 2+ sets with no opening act! Pure, unadulterated Shred. All. Night. Long.

Tickets are on sale now at the link above, or in person at the brewery!

For dinner reservations, please call the brewery.
Tickets are GA - Seating is first come, first serve.

Soaked in electric crescendos and folk tinged sing-along anthems, Shred Kelly is known for their high energy live show that ignites dance floors with their alternative folk sound. Over three albums and countless tours, the five British Columbians have developed their signature sound by taking inspiration from the mountains they hail from and the people who inhabit them. Shred Kelly has seamlessly fused traditional instrumentation with modern rock, presenting a sound that is both unique and compelling.

Shred Kelly has produced their most ambitious project yet with their fourth album Archipelago. The collaborative song writing of Tim Newton, Sage McBride, Jordan Vlasschaert, Ty West, and Ian Page-Shiner have pulled inspiration through individual experiences and musical influences. The result is a dynamic and cohesive collection of dreamy, yet explosively exciting songs dipped in themes of relationships and the world in the modern age. Using traditional instrumentation at the base of the songwriting, the album explodes into a symphony of sounds incorporating banjos, ukuleles, synthesizers, guitar hooks, harmonies and pulsing beats.

Their high-energy sound has allowed them to perform at many Canadian and international festivals, such as: NXNE, Reeperbahn, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Breakout West, Riverfest Elora, Ottawa Blues Fest, Shambhala, Evolve, Tall Tree Music Festival, Keloha and Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival.
The group has also achieved a growing list of awards and recognition; five Kootenay Music Awards, one Western Canadian Music Award, over one million spotify plays, CBC recognition and media attention in Canada, USA, and Germany.

Sing to the Night named “Top 15 Most Anticipated Albums of 2015” – CBC Music

“Sing to the Night is a huge step forward for this young group.” – Exclaim Magazine

“Shred Kelly’s ‘Sing to the Night’ breaks from the pack and demonstrates a fresh, distinct sound. With great consistency, compelling tone, and overall fantastic music”– Aesthetic Magazine

“Free Press Folk Fest Faves – Favorite Big Blue @ Night Shows – Shred Kelly” – Winnipeg Free Press


Saturday, March 17th

ST. Patricks Day at EBC with The Peelers!

St. Patricks Day at the Elora Brewing Co. welcomes THE PEELERS!!!

Limited amount of tickets on sale for $20, afterwich they will be $25!
Doors at 9:30 - Music at around 10PM - The band will be playing 2+ sets of foot stompin tunes!

About the band...

The Peelers were formed in a small farmhouse kitchen in Glengarry County in 1999. Born out of loose evening sessions over ice and rye, the band has evolved to become one of the most exciting and energetic live Celtic folk/punk acts in Canada.

The Peelers bend the rules of tradition, with their contemporary Irish/Gael blend drawing more from the insurgent nature of artists such as Shane MacGowan & The Pogues, The Mahones, The Waterboys, Black 47, and Tom Waits, while still maintaining a glint of the sound upon which they were weaned.

The Peelers have two releases currently available. In 2002 they released the album "Boots and Suits", (a reference to the band's unique fashion sense). In 2004 the band released "Liquordale", recorded over a twelve month period in three Montreal studios. The album, produced by Pierre Pineault, was subsequently named Album of the Year on the Boston based, considered the online bible for Celtic rock enthusiasts.

The band is back after a short hiatus, currently playing select shows in and around Montreal. A new album is written, and in pre-production for recording. The band has recently put the finishing touches on a track for the upcoming Mahones 20th anniversary tribute album.

Oh ya, and the Glen will rise again...


Friday, March 23rd

Another Evening with My Son the Hurricane at Elora Brewing Co.

The Hurricane is coming back!
Riverfest Elora and Dead Radio, Love present:
2 Nights with My Son The Hurricane!

That's right folks! You asked and we heard you! The show at the Elora Brewing Co. this Octobre was so off the hook that we couldnt wait to bring them back!

My Son the Hurricane will be performing 2 shows for us!
These are both "An Evening With" which means, no opener. Just pure, unadulterated MSTH!

March 22 in Guelph at The eBar!
Tickets will be available at the cornerstone or here:

March 23 in Elora at Elora Brewing Company!
Tickets are available at the Brewery or here:

To Purchase Tickets for BOTH shows go here:

Tickets are $20 in advance, BUT you if you want to come to Guelph AND Elora, you can purchace a special "flex pass" that will give you both shows for $35!

Each show is $25 if you wait to pay at the door.

Guelph: AA/Lic Doors at 9:30 • Music shortly after 10pm
Elora: 19+ • Doors at 9:30 • Music Shorty after 10pm

Bring your dancing booties! DJ Spenny from Riverfest will be DJing a selection of the "Horniest" music he can find!

About the band:
My Son The Hurricane (Toronto, St. Catherines)

My Son the Hurricane is a 14-piece brasshop funk beast with the mantra: anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Hailing from Niagara/Toronto, the band mixes New Orleans style grooves with funk, jazz and hiphop. Driving the show, charismatic frontman Jacob Bergsma “can playfully pluck every nerve in your body with his voice” (Earshot), while the well-oiled rhythm section including 2 trombones, sousaphone, 2 trumpets and 2 saxes creates a spectacle of sound. With this lineup, My Son the Hurricane “stood out like a sore, yet extremely talented thumb at every show they’ve played” (Pulse Niagara), and became revered for their live show.

Riding the success of their sophomore release “Cashing a Deadman’s Cheque” (feat. U.S.S. frontman Ash Buchholtz and three-time Juno/Polaris nominee D-Sisive), the Hurricane was featured on the CBC and Much More Music. Their blending of styles and penchant for inciting dance parties and penning introspective ballads (Pushin’ Up Daisies) has garnered them high praise on the Canadian festival circuit with breakout performances at Hillside, Evolve, Beaches Jazz, and more.

Drummer Danno O’Shea acts as ringleader for the mammoth project, spurring the group to weave through different styles on the new album “Is This What You Want?!”, recorded at Phase One Studios with engineer Jeff Pelletier (Big Sugar, Ludacris). Leading up to the album’s June 2016 release, it was a featured stream on Exclaim!, and has since found its way to Canadian airwaves including CBC Radio One, Edge 102.1, and 97.7 Hitz FM, which spotlighted the Hurricane as a “Band on the Verge”. This is the first release to feature Sylvie Kindree on vocals, who adds sassy hooks and acts as a foil to the ever outgoing Bergsma. The album’s songs range from dance floor bangers to slimy and Primus inspired “Grapes”, which closes out the album with a collective thud. “Is This What You Want?!” brings a new flavour to the Hurricane repertoire, building on what makes their sound “a fusion that one simply needs to experience live” (Buying Shots for Bands).


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