Created and hosted by singer songwriter Beth Portman, Birdie on a Branch is an intimate monthly music night (2nd Thursday) that celebrates the human voice and features local singer songwriters and vocalists both emerging and experienced. Come for dinner, a latte, glass of wine or a sweet treat and check out the many talented performers hopping on the branch to share their songs. Evening typically includes two sets: 20 minute opener and 45 minute feature. Show your appreciation by leaving a donation in our painted bird houses.
The Woodrack Cafe
7603-109 Street, Edmonton, Alberta
“Join us for our November songbirds on Nov. 8th, 7:00-8:30 featuring, Aurora Lenihan and openers, Cowboys & Idiots.”
Aurora Lenihan, is an Edmonton based singer/songwriter, who performs locally, nationally and internationally, She has released a solo album 'One Cold Foot', and is currently working on a second album, 'Sunday Girl', with her band, The Sun Dogs. A proud Canadian, she has toured as far as Australia performing, collaborating and promoting her unique sound; a toe-tapping blend of indie, folk and roots music.
Cowboys & Idiots is a contemporary singer-songwriter duo, blending polished vocals and tight harmonies with a distinct musical style. Featuring multi-instrumentalist Josh Nason and guitarist Alex Sagert, this duo is inspired by artists from the '60s and '70s to create their unique, eclectic and engaging songs. They have recently released their debut single, "Alone", and are preparing to release their follow-up, "Viral".
Our featured song birds this season!
Sept. 13 Thom Golub and opener, Amelia Chan
Oct. 11 Shauna Specht and opener, Sara Sheydwasser
Nov. 8 Aurora Lenihan and opener, Cowboys & Idiots
Dec. 13 Holiday Fun Singalong with Beth & Kevin (Feed the Birds birdhouse donations go to the Food Bank)
Jan. 10 Al Dunbar & Alex Bourdreau (Everly Brothers tribute)
Feb. 14 I love Uke Love Song Singalong (Feed the Birds birdhouse donations go to Woodrack Cafe's Compassion House fundraiser)
Mar. 14 Zat Zel and opener, Lara Yule Singh
Apr. 11 Lisa Nicole Grace and opener, Cyra
May 9 Paul MJ
June 13 Rob Heath
Past featured Birdies have included: Tim Chesterton, Carrie Day, Danielle Dayton, Lisa Nicole Grace, Thom Golub, Tim Isberg, Marshall Lawrence, Marty Pawlina, Lorna Lampman, Jim & Penny Malmberg, Rebecca Lappa, Nick Samoil, Lara Yule Sing, Kevin Smith, Shauna Specht and Benjamin Williams.
New Birdies that emerged from our nest: Levi Bowling, Amelia Chan, Jack and Julie McDonald-Cockrall, Rachel Dromarsky, Emily Klassen, Amanda Penner, Sara Sheydwasser, Samantha Wiltzen and more.