Episode 4: Lauryn MacFarlane

Lauryn MacFarlane has always felt music inside her and she’s always wanted to share it, for which we can all be grateful. MacFarlane is just 23 years old but is already making her mark in the music industry. She plays gigs regularly, earning a devoted following, and she is moving soon from Peterborough to Montreal to pursuit her art, including cutting a record.

The Musician Next Door was fortunate enough to catch up with Lauryn to record a podcast before she left. She’ll also, of course, be playing at Next Door at the end of the month, which is really right before she leaves for Montreal. Like, two days before she leaves.

We hope you enjoy the conversation and her songs: her recorded version of Never Changing Nowhere Town and a live to podcast performance of You.

The Musician Next Door is the brainchild of Kerry Jayne McMaster and Stephen Stamp. Every month we’ll have a local musician join us to play some tunes and talk about their music and their lives. Then, a couple of weeks after the podcast drops, the musician will play live at Next Door at 197 Hunter Street West. This month, catch Lauryn MacFarlane at Next door at 9 pm on Thursday, August 29.

Episode 3: Bruno Merz

Bruno Merz produces some of the most beautiful music you will ever hear. His songs transport you to another level of consciousness with their layered melodies and haunting vocals. That’s why we’re so excited to have him on Episode 3 of the podcast.

Once you get past the name confusion that Bruno always has to address and just focus on the music, you will be blown away by his sound. Bruno and his wife, dancer Dreda Blow, have lived internationally but now Peterborough is fortunate that they call our home their home as well.

Enjoy the conversation, including the story of how his song came to be featured on the movie Life As We Know It, his recent writing spree in California and much more.

The Musician Next Door is the brainchild of Kerry Jayne McMaster and Stephen Stamp. Every month we’ll have a local musician join us to play some tunes and talk about their music and their lives. Then, a couple of weeks after the podcast drops, the musician will play live at Next Door at 197 Hunter Street West. This month, catch Bruno Merz at Next door at 9 pm on Friday, July 26.

Episode 2: Hillary Dumoulin

The Musician Next Door is the brainchild of Kerry Jayne McMaster and Stephen Stamp. Every month we’ll have a local musician join us to play some tunes and talk about their music and their lives. Then, a couple of weeks after the podcast drops, the musician will play live at Next Door at 197 Hunter Street West.

Episode 2 features the enchanting Hillary Dumoulin. Hillary and Kerry went on tour together this spring, so we’re very familiar with her music and thrilled to have Hillary share insights into how she creates it and to hear her perform a song live.

Enjoy the podcast and come hear Hillary play her MND Live show at Next Door, 197 Hunter St. West, Friday June 28 at 9 pm.

The Musician Next Door, Episode 1: Mike & Whit of Paper Shakers

The Musician Next Door is the brainchild of Kerry Jayne McMaster and Stephen Stamp. Every month we’ll have a local musician join us to play some tunes and talk about their music and their lives. Then, a couple of weeks after the podcast drops, the musician will play live at Next Door at 197 Hunter Street West.

Our first guests are Mike and Whitney Hall of Paper Shakers. The band is known for its energetic alt-rock. Mike & Whit are also a duo and their sound is a little different, a little more contemplative, a little more folk for the stripped-down sound of Mike on his guitar and Whitney’s soaring vocals.

Recorded live at Next Door, the podcast gives us a chance to learn about the genesis of  Paper Shakers, their songwriting process and what’s coming up for the band and the duo. It also includes a recorded song by the full band and a captivating live performance of a not-yet-released song by Mike & Whit.

Enjoy the pod then come join us at Next Door on Friday, May 31. Doors open at 8 and Mike & Whit hit the stage at 9.