Tuesday, November 9, 2010


We missed our annual show at the Hayloft last spring, so we're announcing a show to launch the Ontario leg of my Baby on Board tour. Joined by my very groovy rhythmatist, Hal Schrenk, we will present some new songs and a handful of surprises. Instrumentation includes a hockey puck, shovel, and tiny, tiny drums!!

Copper Moon wine is our sponsor for the celebration, so your ticket includes wine! Details below!

Thursday, September 22
Doors 7:00, Show at 7:30pm
401 27th Street West
Ticket includes wine by COPPER MOON! Advance tix at
(If you prefer other refreshment, please bring your own!)
If you like, you're welcome to bring an appetizer to share.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Highway 3 Roots Revue on Dec 13

Our Christmas concert features 3 Wise Men indeed: John Wort Hannam, Dave McCan and Leeroy Stagger offer us HIGHWAY 3 ROOTS REVUE! Come celebrate the holidays with us!

Monday, December 13
Doors 7pm, Show at 7:30pm
401 27th Street West
Please bring your own refreshment and (if you choose) an appetizer to share!
Tickets $20 advance.

Highway 3 Roots Review is Dave McCann, Leeroy Stagger and John Wort Hannam, three Southern Alberta songwriters who come together once a year to tour a Nashville Bluebird Café style of song swap.

DAVE McCANN is a Lethbridge based roots artist touring on the strength of his newest release Dixiebluebird. Recorded in Tennessee and produced by Nashville alt-icon Will Kimbrough (Todd Snider, Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, Mavis Staples), “Dixiebluebird” is Dave’s strongest work to date. If features a wealth of road and heart worn original material that lays a torch to the influence of Bruised Country Soul, Classic Southern Rock and Heartfelt Americana.

LEEROY STAGGER is a 28 year old singer songwriter from Lethbridge Alberta, His music hs been featured on Greys Anatomy, Heartland and Defying Gravity. His new record, “Little Victories” features Romi Mayes and Bob Egan (Blue Rodeo and Wilco).

JOHN WORT HANNAM For five years, Juno nominee John Wort Hannam was a teacher on the largest reserve in Canada – The Kainai Nation, part of the Blackfoot Tribe. In 1997 a friend played him a Loudon Wainwright III record and John was hooked by the music and stories. In 1998 he bought a guitar and in 2000 he quit teaching to pursue the dream of being a working musician. He resides in Fort Macleod, Alberta.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Ben Sures on Jan 21

The first time we hosted Ben Sures, he ended up shooting a pilot and inspiring the television show "Neighbor's Dog" by Plan 9 Films. The audience was very cheery that night, and Ben had the whole room dancing and singing. He's a great songwriter and showman and we can't wait for his return!

Friday, January 21
Doors 7pm, Show at 7:30pm
401 27th Street West
Please bring your own refreshment and (if you choose) an appetizer to share!
Tickets $20 advance.

Singer/songwriter Ben Sures is the 2005 Winner in the folk category of the John Lennon songwriting contest and a winner in the 2006 International songwriting contest.

Ben is a songwriter extraordinaire and terrific guitar player who has played at music festivals across Canada. He has four critically acclaimed recordings to his credit and is also the current semi regular music guest on CBC Radio's national produced sketch comedy program 'The Irrelevant Show'.

Ben has worked as a commissioned songwriter for Canada's national broadcaster CBC radio in Winnipeg , Vancouver and Edmonton and done music for film and television including Sesame Street and as a guitar player with many great Canadian Artists including Rita Chiarelli, Angie Nussey, The Wyrd Sisters, Tim Williams, Emma Cook, Michelle Rumball (Grievious Angels), Paul Reddick and many more. He has performed as a support act for Ray Davies of The Kinks, The Preservation Hall band, The Good Lovelies, Lynn Miles and every other semi famous Canadian Folk hero. His soon to be released 'Gone to Bolivia' album was produced by Don Kerr and features Juno award winners The Good Lovelies, members of The Creaking Tree String Quartet, Michelle Rumball (Grievious Angels) and more.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Suzie Vinnick on Oct 24

What a way to come back!! We've been on a break from house concerts since last June. In July, Eliot Olson was born and the Hayloft has been full of light and love. And now we're ready to host concerts again, starting with Suzie Vinnick on Oct 24. What a way to start up another beautiful season of music!

Sunday, October 24
Doors 7pm, Show at 7:30pm
401 27th Street West
Please bring your own refreshment and (if you choose) an appetizer to share!
Tickets $20 advance.

A Saskatoon native living in Toronto, Canada, Suzie Vinnick is the owner of a gorgeous, powerful voice and performs with a sweet mixture of engaging candidness and unparalleled musicianship. Suzie was nominated for a 2009 JUNO for her 3rd solo album, Happy Here, produced by Juno-Award winning singer/songwriter Stephen Fearing. She was nominated for two 2009 Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA’s) and has also won 6 Canadian Maple Blues Awards - 4 for Female Vocalist of the Year in 2009, 2008, 2006 and 2003; Bassist of the Year in 2006 and she shared Songwriter of the Year with Rick Fines for their 2006 release, Nothing Halfway.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Hayloft welcomes Eliot Olson!

We're very happy to announce the arrival of the Hayloft's new resident, Eliot Olson. He arrived on July 25 at 2pm. We've taken a break from concerts as Eliot gets used to the world, but on Oct 24, the Hayloft will sing again. Check out the concert announcement with Suzie Vinnick. Come to the show and meet our new little rock star.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


We had an unbelievable series of concerts this winter, but are haulting the concert series while we take time off to have a baby this July! The concerts will start up again in October 2010, when John Wort Hannam performs.

While you're anxiously waiting for concerts to begin, see our list of past performers below and WATCH SOME VIDEOS from the following shows:



And in the meantime, visit us at
Carrie Catherine's Website
Curtis Olson, Shift Development Website

See you next fall and have a wonderful summer!


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Carrie Catherine on June 17


Performing one last time before she takes a hiatus from the stage to have a baby this July, Carrie will be joined by a talented trio, including HAL SCHRENK on percussion and SOREN NISSEN on bass. Catch the last Hayloft show for awhile!

Thurs, June 17
Doors 7pm, Show at 7:30pm
401 27th Street West, Saskatoon
Please bring your own refreshments
and (if you choose) an appetizer to share!
Tickets: $18 ONLINE ADVANCE TICKETS / $20 door

CHRISTA ROBINSON(oboe, french horn) will perform an opening set and during the show

JACOB SEMKO will present new artwork, courtesy of Rouge Gallery

NEW SONGS from the upcoming album produced by Colin Linden to be released fall 2010, never before performed live!

PRE-PURCHASE the new album and receive a FREE DOWNLOAD OF "ROCKABYE" at the show
DEJA VU SALON (Broadway)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Elizabeth Shephard on June 1

We're really excited to have Juno nominee (2006 AND 2008) Elizabeth Shephard back in Saskatoon after she performed at the Sask Jazz Festival a couple years ago. She's totally amazing, and the first jazz artist to grace the stage of the Hayloft. Listen to her website and hear more about her below!

Tues, June 1
Doors 7pm, Show 7:30
401 27th Street West
Please bring your own refreshments and (if you choose) an appetizer to share.

We'll have Amy Jo Ehman at the concert, reading from her new book Prairie Feast: A Writer's Journey Home for Dinner. At the concert, we'll feature food from Amy Jo's book and celebrate eating locally!

Click here for more information about Amy Jo's book



Elizabeth Shepherd is among Canada's most promising young talents and she has the widespread critical acclaim to prove it. The rave reviews for her first two studio albums as well as sold-out performances at prestigious venues like Tokyo's Cotton Club, London's Jazz Café and the Hollywood Bowl have been extremely gratifying for Shepherd, but the Toronto-based singer/songwriter/pianist has never been content to rest on past achievements. Shepherd's debut Start To Move (2006) and follow-up Parkdale (2008) were both JUNO nominated and described as "pushing the boundaries of jazz". With the release of her stunning third album Heavy Falls the Night, she pushes well past those boundaries to carve out her own niche of smart, sophisticated and adventurous music.