A rising star on the local music scene is tuning his guitar in anticipation of a coming performance at Wickie’s Pub and Restaurant.
Mitchell Wilson plays an eclectic range of music. Renditions from Bob Dylan, Gram Parsons, John Prine and Ry Cooder are just some of the tunes in his songbook.
Listening to some John Prine, it might be tempting to label Wilson a folk singer. But then he tosses in some early Rolling Stones’ work, followed by some old blues and contemporary songs. It becomes clear why ‘eclectic’ is an apt description.
The music he performs is immediately timeless but never a throwback.
He’ll be joined by Jill Jambor, another emerging local talent who is making a splash on the Ontario folk scene.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YICxSHAjleo In her short career Jambor has opened for acts like Suzie Vinnick and Big Rude Jake, and shared stages with the likes of Dala and The Good Lovelies.
Last year she was named one of the winners of the Summerfolk Discoveries competition, and made her first appearance at Owen Sound’s prestigious Summerfolk Festival. A year ago she released and EP, The Bad One.
Wilson and ‘special guest’ Jambor appear at Wickie’s, 8 P.m. this coming Saturday (Oct. 8).