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Live Music

Every Friday Night we offer live music with rotating musicians. Scroll down to see who is playing when!

If you are a musician looking to get booked at our venue please contact crystanysbrasserie@gmail.com to be considered.

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Jon Duggan

Jon Duggan is one of Atlantic Canada’s most beloved solo performers, Jon has been playing his music for over thirty years. He has developed a strong following and friendships are made wherever he may go. Jon’s voice leads well to a variety of musical styles from Rock to Folk and his song collection is vast. His connection to his audience and sense of humor makes for a memorable evening. Come on down for a cold one and check out some great playing and singing. 

May 20th 6-8pm

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Frederic Mujica

 Frederic is a professional singer and musician from Cuba, who now lives in Canada – arriving with a suitcase full of talent. As an engaging performer, Frederic offers music from Latin countries around the world. This engaging performer headlined at Cuba’s highest-rated resorts and crowds from all over the world .He will electrify your audience! Freddy also plays instrumental piano perfect for quiet background music! Which can suit any occasion, beautiful music that has entertained resort vacationers for more then 12 years. 

Saturday May 27th 6-8pm

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Jason Spinney

Jason Spinney is a member of the East Coast Band Witchitaw. The band's latest album was nominated for the Music Nova Scotia Country Recording of the year. The first single off the album received nation airplay across Canadian country radio. However, when not rockin with his band, Jason performs solo acoustic shows, in the classic singer / songwriter style, that feature lots of Witchitaw written songs as well as popular music from the country, rock and blues genres!

 

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Jack Macdonald 

 A long–time resident of the Valley, Jack originally hails from New York/New Jersey. Introduced to the guitar, and to the singer-songwriter tradition in the heydays of the 60’s, he has continued to refine and expand his musical boundaries ever since! With a strong emphasis on the power of lyric as a vehicle for story – both personal and political – he has developed an impressive musical body of work, which runs the gamut from rock to blues to country. Tender ballads reminiscent of Childs, rollicking folk hero Americana, straight-up rock’n’roll - even populist anthems have found a home in his creative repertoire.

 

A multi-instrumentalist, Jack has collaborated with many highly talented musicians and singers over the last four decades, delighting Nova Scotian audiences with their renditions of Appalachia, British Isles Celtic, and traditional folk. But it is as a seasoned songwriter, though, that his sense of the complex intersection of our private and public lives really shines through, revealing songs that sing of modern-day trials and triumph. A winner of the Deep Roots’ Valley Arts Award, Jack offers listeners a rare evening of deeply felt and accomplished song writing.

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Jason Dodwell

 Jason Dodwell is back once again joining Crystany’s as part of this years entertainment lineup. Stories of roads less travelled and growing up in the valley turn into original songs and unique covers. Jason keeps it simple creating a warm ambiance for dining while blending his music with the surrounding conversations. 

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Jill Boudreau

 It comes as no surprise Jill was born and raised in Sydney, Cape Breton. Her infectious smile and sunny disposition leaves no doubt that she is a true Caper. She relocated to the Annapolis Valley to inspire young minds as a teacher right here in Wolfville. While she always had a profound love of music, it was only 8 years ago that she picked up a guitar and taught herself how to play. Her father's experience playing guitar during her childhood largely influenced and fostered a true love of music early on. She began her musical endeavors here in the Annapolis Valley by singing her very first time in public at Paddy's Pub open mic 5 years ago and hasn't looked back. It wasn't long before she was drawing crowds with a desire to dance. She has graced the stage of Al Whittle Theatre on multiple occasions performing at their Night Kitchen. Very recently she has taken on the challenge of writing and performing her own songs, which has been well received. She has many musical influences which are evident when you hear her sing, however she derives great inspiration from Winnipeg's Romi Mayes and the Annapolis Valley's own Hupman Brothers. 

 

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Inigo Cuartero

Inigo has been performing as a professional musician for more than 20 years from the stages of Los Angeles, California to Hong Kong, Manila and Singapore, now residing in the Annapolis Valley, he is still busy performing solo. His wide array of repertoire, from classic to modern songs shows his unique approach and passion for music. 

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Two in the Morning

Two in the Morning trio features Kathryn Rix, lead vocals/guitar, Bob Rix, bass/vocals, and Greg Smith guitar/vocals. The trio takes its inspiration from Canadiana and Americana “roots music”. Blending voice, guitar, bass and harmonica the trio takes the audience on a musical journey of the greatest artists and hits in folk, country and pop.

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Guy Paul

Guy Paul Thibault is one of Nova Scotia’s busiest and most in demand performers, performing more than 200 shows a year. His show is the essence of the east coast music scene: A song, a story, and a laugh. All while his guitar never stops. He has also been nominated for multiple awards in Nashville and worldwide for his original material which has gained him 6 top 10 hits worldwide. (New jersey, South Africa, Australia, 

the UK and beyond).  

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The Melberns

 The Melberns, long time friends Bernie Zinck and Melissa Vidito have been playing music together in various forms for over 20 years. From a duo, to small groups, to large bands, they have done it all. The two met in high school and moved to Hollywood California where they attended  the prestigious Musicians Institute, Bernie for guitar, Melissa for voice. Upon graduation, they moved back to Nova Scotia, where life took them in different directions.  12 years ago Bernie and Melissa formed “The Melberns”, a party band that frequented the Annapolis Valley music scene. After a good run, the band took a break for a few years. Now, The Melberns are returning to the music scene. They play a wide range of musical genres, covering a little something for everyone. From pop, blues, rock, soul, R&B, funk, country, folk, jazz and more!  

 We are happy to be back and look forward to seeing you at a show!

 

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Paul Brushett

Paul Brushett is a Halifax based singer-songwriter. A gifted vocalist with roots in Nova Scotia and Texas, Paul manifests his eclectic musical backgrounds into live performances that span multiple genres from America to country and folk, and much more, blending originals with deep cut covers. Paul is a member of the duo Skin& Jones, who released their debut album Paper Thin in the summer of 2019.