Canada's Only Guitar Trail

Location: Blue Mountain Village 
Date: Saturday, 8 Sep 2018


A mountain of music will carry you along the one-of-a-kind Guitar Trail. Follow the Trail up, down and around the Blue Mountain Village and the Village Way hiking trail to discover over 20 entertainers! Pick up your free event wristband in the Events Plaza before you hike up the Trail, and enjoy access to a free ride down the gondola! 
 
A bagpipe parade will kick off the event at 12pm! Then, enjoy live music on the Guitar Trail from 1-4pm and browse vendors in the Village from 12-4pm! At 4:30pm, enjoy a free concert with the legendary COLIN JAMES!

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HEADLINER: Colin James
Free Concert on the Coca-Cola Stage at 4:30pm

From the prairies of Saskatchewan to the stages of the world, sharing his talent with some of the greatest and most influential musicians of all time, Colin James has quietly and steadily established himself as one of Canada's greatest musicians. 
For his 18th album, Blue Highways, Colin pays tribute to some of his long time blues idols including Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Freddie King, Jr. Wells & Buddy Guy, Peter Green, Robert Johnson and William Bell. In the spring of 2015 after wrapping up his Hearts on Fire Tour, Colin was loving playing with his band and really happy with the sound they had created on stage. It was the perfect time to make the record Colin had been itching to make for years – and in just a few days, Blue Highways was born.
Chris Scerri and Jon Zaslow
Stop #1 on the Guitar Trail

Chris Scerri and Jon Zaslow bring an acoustic feel to Classic Rock, Blues and Pop music. Their harmonies and two acoustic guitars create the perfect sound.
Caitlin Gale
Stop #2 on the Guitar Trail

Caitlin Gale is a singer-songwriter and musician who has played professionally for the past 10 years. She blends her soulful voice with an acoustic guitar to create a unique sound, all her own. She finds inspiration from different genres and a wide range of artists, which also lends a hand to her distinctive sound. She has performed at various concerts, festivals, events and venues in different places across Canada.
Luke Martin
Stop #3 on the Guitar Trail

Luke Martin is a Canadian artist, raised in Montreal. Self-taught on the guitar, he has been writing since he was nearly 20 years old, but only recently made the decision to quit his job and pursue music full-time. Now living on a farm outside Markdale, he works for non-profit, charitable organization and performs in venues surrounding the Blue Mountain area.
Pat Maloney
Stop #4 on the Guitar Trail

Pat Maloney is a Canadian songwriter, storyteller, and a serious whistler. He’s a concerned citizen, with a busted acoustic guitar and a fake bass drum. He’s a too-tall, Ottawa ex-pat, singing songs as meaningful as he can muster, with a healthy, self-defaming sense of humor. Since the Fall of 2013, Pat has performed more than 800 times in 4 different countries. Lengthy tours of the United Kingdom during University galvanized his efforts as a hard-working, self-made artist. In three short years, he released three full-length albums, and a dozen “art project” style stop-motion animated music videos.
Greg Smith
Stop #5 on the Guitar Trail

Greg Smith writes songs with entire life stories wrapped inside and delivers them with the eye of a cinematographer. Known for in depth song cycles and inventive guitar work, a Greg Smith concert mixes the best parts of reading a favourite book and a folkie serenade.
David Stone
Stop #6 on the Guitar Trail

David Stone is a singer-songwriter and musician, born and raised in the Georgian Triangle. Drawing from a range of influences with a unique style of story-telling, David Stone writes and performs heartfelt Folk-Pop/Rock songs.
Ian Raeburn
Stop #7 on the Guitar Trail

Ian Raeburn is an emerging singer-songwriter hailing from the Collingwood area. He has made his mark locally with his hit song “Georgian Bay”, which has been featured on local radio stations and on CBC Radio. He released his self-titled EP in December 2016, and he continues to write music and gig around Southern Ontario. His music is a blend of Folk and Canadiana, drawing comparisons to the legendary Gordon Lightfoot.
Glacial Erratic
Stop #8 on the Guitar Trail

Glacial Erratic (aka Dave Loopstra) is a guitar and banjo player best known for whimsical comedy lyrics describing why he quit Facebook, or what he does at home when his wife has taken his kids to karate lessons (hint: laundry, dishes, recycling and picking up Lego). His forthcoming album, Ballads of the Domesticated Man, will be out next year, when Dave can find some time to get it together. When not rocking out, Dave can be found on his mountain bike, skis or surfboard. Dave lives in Thornbury with his wife and two kids.
Jasmin Millar 
Stop #9 on the Guitar Trail

Born and raised in Collingwood, Jasmin Millar pulls you in with her soft tones and meaningful messages. Jasmin has been on her musical path since she was small. Long before graduating from Seneca College's Independent Music Production program, the multi-instrumentalist learned to have fun with music by enjoying her father’s musical and comedic talents. Like a good friend, Music has stayed with Jasmin throughout her life and has served as a type of 'soul medicine' when hard times pass through. Jasmin's music comes from the heart and crosses your path when the timing is right.
Drew McIvor
Stop #10 on the Guitar Trail

With his trusty six-string, this charismatic crooner delivers with a masterful simplicity, inviting audiences not only to listen but truly share the musical experience. His deep affection for his craft is apparent at every turn; you can feel his heart is in the music, and it is contagious. Elements of Acoustic Pop, Folk, World, Soul and Jazz are interwoven into a tapestry of intelligent, catchy tunes that fit like your favorite jeans, and soothe like a warm summer breeze. Drew is always active writing, performing, arranging and producing for a variety of musical projects. He just completed his second full-length album, Through the Tangle of Trees.
Sydney Riley
Stop #11 on the Guitar Trail

Sydney Riley is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter from Wasaga Beach. Her style is a mix of Folk, Rock, and Pop. Her original songs are emotional and captivating while her covers will keep your feet tapping. With a mix of quick strumming and powerful vocals, she’s an artist you won’t want to miss.
Madison Galloway
Stop #12 on the Guitar Trail

Songstress Madison Galloway takes the stage with a guitar, harmonica, and ukulele, along with her signature style of Folk-Rock and Blues. She captures the ears and hearts of her audience with a performance that is riveting for its energy; imagine Janis Joplin jamming with Neil Young while Joni Mitchell looks over proudly.
Amanda Dorey
Stop #13 on the Guitar Trail

A small town girl from Meaford, Amanda Dorey discovered her passion at a young age, learning country songs on a six-string and developing an original vocal style that is unmistakably Country. Covering the classics, she will get your foot stomping and toes tapping as you sing along to all the greats. Her love for music is purely genuine and extremely contagious.
Darlene Sacks
Stop #14 on the Guitar Trail

Hand pans are magical; when you play them, they sing to you.  Darlene is a percussionist and a hand pan player. She found her first hand pan in Byron Bay Australia, purchased another in the USA and has taken part in three hand pan conventions. The challenge of the pan is to uncover the “butterfly touch” that unleashes the most pure, beautiful tones that mesmerize both the payer and the listener. Come for a listen, and get lost for a while as Darlene touches the pans into song.
Aiden & Decklan Funston
Stop #15 on the Guitar Trail

Aiden and Decklan both grew up in Collingwood and excelled in music at school. Aiden is a graduate of Jean Vanier and is now finishing his music degree in Jazz Performance (guitar) at Humber College. Decklan will also be attending Humber College for their Jazz Performance (saxophone) program. They each have multiple awards under their belts, with Aiden winning the Collingwood Arts and Culture Award in the Youth category, and Decklan winning top solo saxophone honors at Music Fest on several occasions.
Mark Danby & Dennis Sloan
Stop #16 on the Guitar Trail

Mark and Dennis are the World’s Greatest OK Guitarists. Both are current residents of Collingwood with roots in the local skiing community. Their OK guitar noodlings are guaranteed to delight all manner of outdoor trail enthusiasts as well as resident flora and fauna.
Chantal Preston
Stop #17 on the Guitar Trail

Chantal Preston is a singer-songwriter born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and raised in the city of Barrie. She started writing poems and short stories at a young age, and after asking for a guitar on her 16th birthday she began writing songs. She began booking herself to play in venues across Simcoe County at the age of 18. She currently plays as a solo act and in a duo with Jazz guitarist, Keith Boddy. In late October 2016, Chantal released her first EP titled Call You Later, featuring her single, “Just Wing It”, available on iTunes.
Bambalamb
Stop #18 on the Guitar Trail

Translated “The Impact of the Lamb” or “Bam528” – the frequency which he lives – has been blessed to share his love of the beat starting with one of the greatest bands ever, the Iconic Funk Brothers, when he was just a boy. This was the foundation of the beat Bam528! He has had a remarkable music history and has shared the stage with many talented artists over the last 35 years as a session and studio musician.
Shane Cloutier
Stop #19 on the Guitar Trail

Local musician and music teacher, and the owner of Cloutier Music School, Shane Cloutier is currently releasing an album with his band Odd Clue. He brings a mix of covers and original material in styles of Blues, Pop, Folk, Rock and his own unmistakable sound.
Marie Swidersky
Stop #20 on the Guitar Trail

Marie Swidersky plays piano and guitar, and writes and sings her own love songs. She is a long-time local and owner of The Olde Stanton Store, Happy Valley Candy, and Go Fish Go in the Blue Mountain Village.
Erica and Mike McCarthy
Stop #21 on the Guitar Trail

Erica and Mike McCarthy are a high-energy duo that are noted for their exciting and dynamic live performances, bringing fans back wherever they play.
Beinn Gorm Highlanders
Kicking Off the Event at 12pm

The Beinn Gorm Highlanders are a fun and dedicated group of hobby musicians dedicated to the preservation and continuation of Scottish piping and drumming and to providing the community and area with a resource for a wide variety of public and private functions including the teaching of piping and drumming techniques to people of all ages.