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Source of the Song

  • Sun Jul 17, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Get your feet tapping, your fingers snapping and your hands clapping in a unique setting! Join host and award-winning songwriter Bruce Madole for a musical afternoon of popular original songs, performed by the people who wrote them!

Madole, who is also the show’s producer, is a folk/roots songwriter and songwriting workshop leader whose tunes have been recorded by artists such as Johnny Reid, David Leask, Mati Haskell, Eli Barsi, and JK Gulley, among others. He will be joined with guests: 

Dean McTaggart, widely known as the cowriter of Amanda Marshall’s hits: Dark Horse, Birmingham, Last Exit to Eden, and Trust Me (This is Love), whose songs have also been recorded by artists ranging from Anne Murray to Johnny Reid.  

Alan Rhody is a Nashville based hit-maker whose songs have been recorded by artists ranging from The Oak Ridge Boys (I’ll be True To You – winner of the BMI Million Spin award) to Murray McLauchlan and Lunch At Allen’s, among many others.

Presented in writers-in-the-round format, the writers take turns performing their songs and telling stories about the music and the muse.

No matter how familiar the song may have become in the hands of the artist that records it, there's a unique magic that comes with hearing the writers perform their own songs. “It’s different, and it’s amazing,” says Madole, “I loved Amanda Marshall’s hits…but I absolutely love to hear Dean McTaggart sing them.”

The show will take place under a marquee tent in the stone-walled annex, and will include access to a cash bar with great food available from newly opened Mill Run Eatery.

During the second set there will be a timed “Paint Off” event where Headwaters Arts visual artists will create work inspired by the songs, the stories, or other aspects of the concert experience.

A portion of the proceeds in support of Headwaters Arts. Admission $22 Advance, $30 day of show. Children 12 years old and under are free. Get your tickets here:

Or in person at Gallery Gemma, main floor Alton Mill Arts Centre