Folk musician Jared Lewis at Gaia Java on Friday

Jared Lewis is a folk musician from New Brunswick. He has played many professional establishments, including most recently in Montreal L’Escogriffe, L’Escalier,  and the Yellow Door (the oldest coffee house in Canada). He sings and plays the harmonica (though not at the same time!) accompanying himself on electric/acoustic guitar. He plays at Gaia Java on Friday, January 15 at 7pm.

Jared Lewis
Jared Lewis

After quitting his job to become a full time busker on the Main St. of Moncton N.B. in the summer of 2011, Lewis moved on to bar performing that fall and has since played an eclectic range of bars, speakeasies, bookstores, houses, and other locations in Eastern Canada. “Can’t Sleep (My Niece is Too Hipster)!,” “Lougarou Woman,” and more traditional themed music, such as “Movin’ into (& Through) the Rhythms of her Heart” are just some of the songs that make up his all-original live show and showcase his songwriting originality.

Jared has also self-published a book of essays about New Brunswick call centres. When he isn’t working on his weekly “stream of consciousness” radio show on www.jaredlewis.ca, Lewis is continuously writing songs and organizing new material to share with his audience, whom he has affectionately dubbed “the puppy pack,” in his live shows and on the “radio.” Jared is looking forward to playing at Gaia Java and is excited to share his music and stories with a fresh new audience of young and old puppy packers!

Things are looking ever more positive that Gaia Java will continue to serve Stittsville and offer music nights in 2016 – which will be great news! I will email again when all is formalised.

So do come by and support the shop and these great musicians as they bring their talents and music to Stittsville.

-Paul Jay


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