Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Music @ Quidi Vidi

Rachel Cousins standing in a field with purple fire weed flowers

The first Music @ of 2017 takes place from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23 at the Quidi Vidi Village Plantation, 10 Maple View Place.

This free concert, suitable for all ages, features Rachel Cousins opening for headlining act Quote the Raven. The opening act youth performers are coordinated through a partnership with the NL Folk Arts Society, while the feature performers are selected from the City's annual Call for Performers.

Rachel Cousins is 15 years old has been singing since the tender age of two. She has performed alongside Serena Ryder in St. John’s, performed in front of full houses at Hugh’s Room and the Hard Rock Café in Toronto and performed two slots on Radio ECMA in Sydney, NS in April 2016. She was a part of Bell media’s songwriting Challenge in August and also part of the Club One new Releases show. She also attended MusicNL week in Bonavista in October where she had a showcase performance. She made her first music video in 2016 and had two original songs listed on a top 100 list of east coast music as named by CIOE Halifax. She is currently working on her first EP.

Quote the Raven are a folk duo from Newfoundland consisting of Kirsten Rodden-Clarke and Jordan Coaker. The two have been performing together for a number of years and their rich harmonies are reminiscent of music from the 60's. Their influences include The Civil Wars, Passenger, The Milk Carton Kids, and the Mamas and the Papas. Their first EP called Misty Mountains was released in May of 2016 to great reception, and the two completed a Newfoundland wide tour supporting the album in the summer of 2016. The duo were nominated for folk album of the year and Bell Aliant Rising Star of the year for the 2016 MusicNL awards, and have been receiving regular radio play across Newfoundland and the maritimes.