DAN CEARNS The Standard
UXBRIDGE: 18 year-old Uxbridge native, Braden Lamoureux, will be holding an EP release party this Saturday, July 23 at Wixan’s Bridge.
Doors open at 8 p.m. There will be a $10 cover charge, which includes entry, as well as a copy of the album. Tanner Potter will open the show. Mr. Lamoureux and his band will then play a mix of original songs and cover songs.
Also, $3 from every album sold will be donated to ArtsCan Circle, an organization that sends musicians and artists to remote indigenous communities, to engage youth in “creative expression.”
“ArtsCan is a really cool organization that I have been connected with since 2012. When I got the idea of the album going, I thought I want this to be for others too, and not to just benefit me,” Mr. Lamoureux said. “ I called them up, and they agreed that I could partner with them. I'm really excited to do this for them.”
The EP is titled “The Coast.” Mr. Lamoureux said it took about a year of dedicated work to have the album ready before he goes off to Dalhousie University, to study biology, in the fall.
“Some of the writing is about two years old, but it has been a year long goal for me to get this done,” he said. “ I wanted to get this done before I left so I can leave something here.”
Mr. Lamoureux describes his style of music as “a unique alternative mix of contemporary folk, rock and pop.”
He also said this EP is a way of thanking the Uxbridge community for all the support he has received over the years.
“Uxbridge has been an incredible community for the arts in general. There are tons of events, tons of festivities, tons of opportunities to perform, and I think that has helped my path on music,” he said.
Mr. Lamoureux also wants to thank the contributors to his first EP, including Cory Adrian, Elena Damus, Johnathan Isaac, Leslie Higgins and Caleb Kennedy, as well as Dave Chester from Chalet Recording Studios.
Wixan’s Bridge is located at 65 Brock St, West in Uxbridge.
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