It seemed to be a mystery to many if there was an opener or not. Most thought it was solely Chantal and Raine we were waiting for. Well, we were all treated to progressive singer-songwriter Meghan Morrison. Meghan captured the room’s attention with her powerfully melodic, folky vocal stylings and youthful quirkiness. Beginning behind some keys and complimented by violinist/vocalist Kelly Lefaive, and then transitioning to a bass guitar, Meghan showed off multiple talents. The combination of Meghan’s voice, bass, and violin showcased a beautiful contrast. Meghan also brought the crowd into an east coast folk tune, getting everyone to stomp along to her a cappella performance. Currently based out of Toronto, and working on a new EP due out in the fall, Meghan Morrison is one to keep an eye out for.
Soon after, the almost unfairly gifted couple (both musically and genetically) hit the stage. Chantal obviously behind a gorgeous grand piano to the left of the stage, and Raine situated up front. The evening was billed as an intimate experience and it definitely had that vibe. The accomplished and seasoned duo were so comfortable in front of the crowd, they were in top form. Adding to the vibe, Raine and Chantal's comedic bantering, and a little family story telling really made it a charming event.
Review and Pictures by: Mike Highfield
Edited by: Jesse Kline