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Tunes on the Town Inverness - Carleton Stone and Eddie Cummings

Inverness County Centre For The Arts, 16080 HWY-19, Inverness

September 20, 4 – 6 pm

Carleton Stone

The Nova Scotia songwriter’s first release from his 2022 recording is one for the ages, co-written with longtime collaborators Breagh Mackinnon and Dylan Guthro. Envisioning a love that could span centuries, Stone laments the fleeting nature of transcendent connection over the sweeping pedal steel and melancholy strings of “Ice Age.” But he finds room for uplift, too—the song’s mood takes its devotional turn as Stone recognizes this grand kind of love is special because it can’t last forever. At least not literally, anyway, save for a natural disaster. “I can’t make you stay,” he sings. “So I’m praying for an ice age.”

Carleton took a break from his award-winning solo career when he became a founding member of Port Cities.  The band released music and successfully toured nonstop for five years before the world ground to a halt.  During lockdown, Carleton worked to hone his skills as a producer and in 2021, Carleton produced Willie Stratton’s Drugstore Dreamin’ (2022) along with his own record.

An outstanding writer, Carleton has written songs for and with such diverse artists as Donovan Woods, Classified featuring Snoop Dogg, Ria Mae, Bobby Bazini, and Neon Dreams. Carleton has three solo albums to his credit and has toured internationally for the better part of the last decade.

Eddie Cummings hails from Mabou, Cape Breton. He started playing publicly in 2003 as a solo artist. Eddie is a vocalist that also plays acoustic, and electric guitars, as well as Harmonica. In 2011, his debut single “Lost and Found” made its way to the top position on the East Coast Countdown and held that position for 7 weeks. Blending a style of country and rock, Cummings’ sound has something for everyone.

Be sure to spend some time in town before and after the show – grab a bite to eat, visit the shops and stay for the night.

Tunes on the Town is a live music series in downtowns throughout Cape Breton Island during summer and fall 2022. The program is supported by funding from the Government of Canada through the Rediscover Main Streets program.

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