Category: Kitchener

  • Friday, June 21, 2019 Open Stage – How it Was

    We had a surprisingly large turnout of both listeners and performers. A big surprise visit was from Julio from Columbia, who is here for the summer and played guitar, ukulele and a beat box. It was a special treat to see and hear his performance. We were a bit anxious since 3 of our mainstays for the production were away for the evening. Thanks to Carol for filling in to run the coffee shop and Gord to set up and run the sound system. The rest of us were busier than usual too. That will be our last Open stage night until we start up again on Friday, September 20th. Our performers on June 21, 2019 were
    1. Lawrence Cresswell
    2. Bob Cutler & Sue Cutler – The Pluckin’ Cutlers
    3. Julio Victor Zapata (Medellin, Columbia) – NEW
    4. Barb Scott
    5. David Maranta
    6. Gord, Lynne & Don
    7. Jakki Annerino
    8. Matthias Schonlau
    9. Richard Reinhardt
    10. Carol McMullen
    11. Gordon Castle
    12. Arthur Wayne Cheater
    13. Cam and Pat
    14. Ron Hammar

  • May 17, 2019, Black Walnut Report

    On Friday May 17, 2019 Our Open Stage “For the Second Homeless” had a smaller turnout of 12 performers but most played 3 songs each. We also tried out a new wireless mixer technology which Thanks to Dan Hergott worked really well and reduced the size and weight of our transportation of equipment. Ian Reid was back following a long absence from the Black Walnut. He asked does anybody know why it is called “Black Walnut?” Does anybody know? On May 17th the Open stage Performers were:
    1. Patrick LeBlanc
    2. Ian Reid
    3. Ron Hammar
    4. Jakki Annerino
    5. David Maranta
    6. Lawrence Cresswell
    7. Pop Robinson (Paul) – NEW
    8. Wayne Cheater
    9. Matthias Schonlau
    10. Human
    11. Jack Cole
    12. Isaac – NEW

  • No Smoking Reminder

    No-Smoking Reminder: The entire Community Centre property is included in the City of Kitchener policy of a total ban on smoking on the property. That includes tobacco, marijuana and other smoking and includes both inside and outside the Community Centre.

  • April 19, 2019, The Way It Was

    On Friday April 19, 2019: It was indeed Good Friday with 17 performances, including two first times at the Black Walnut and four who performed in the first year 1994/95. We are asking them to talk about what they did in that first year and maybe repeat one of those songs. Here is a link to our face book group which has photos and more frequent updates : https://www.facebook.com/groups/436037566493112/ On Friday, April 19th the performers were:
    1. Matthias Schonlau
    2. Ed Barrington
    3. Randy Ouillette
    4. Jim Penny
    5. Dan Hergott & Ellen
    6. Jakki Annerino
    7. Gord Castle
    8. Jay Moore
    9. Mark & Jeff – NEW
    10. Wayne Cheater
    11. Richard Reinhardt
    12. Paul Rempel
    13. Human
    14. Cam & Pat
    15. Ron Hammar
    16. Adam Onmandy – NEW
    17. Rebecca & Larry

  • March 15, 2019 Black Walnut Acoustic Open Stage

    This is how it was. On Friday night we had a time of reflection for memorial songs and some Irish themed songs, even some singing along. Mostly there were lots of performers including 3 first timers for Black Walnut and Jay Collins with his newest guitar that he built and strung in time for the Black Walnut. We ran out of time, so the last 4 performers who signed up after we started the event only got to sing one song each. The next Black Walnut Acoustic Open Stage will be Friday, April 19, 7-30 – 10 pm. On March 15th the performers, in order of appearance were:
    Carol McMullen
    Jake Willis
    Ron Hammar
    Hayley Nordquist – NEW
    Jakki Annerino
    David Maranta
    Gordon Castle
    Wayne Cheater
    Neil Light
    Cam & Pat
    Scott Abrams
    Jay Collins
    Angie & Darrell – NEW
    Richard Reinhardt
    Dan Hergottt
    Human
    Matthias Schonlau
    Candice – NEW

  • Crossgrain was featured Feb. 15, 2019 at Blackwalnut Acoustic Open Stage

    Thanks to Crossgrain and lots of Performers and Helpers February 15th

    We tried out an early start time of 7:30 pm and found that only about one third of people got the message, so we actually delayed the start until 7:40 pm. I understand that next month, on March 15th, there will be no mercy If you’re late, you will miss the start of the show.

    Crossgrain was the featured performer, consisting of Doug Peterman, Shane Purdy & Mike Ryan who played a wide variety of selections on 6 different instruments that were passed around on-stage. We will post a snapshot of the group on our Performers Pictures page, thanks to Joanne. Our Open stage performers were:
    Wayne Cheater
    Patrick LeBlanc
    Greg DeGroot-Magetti
    Ron Hammar
    Gordon Castle
    David Maranta
    Jakki Annerino
    Dan Hergott
    Cam and Pat
    Richard Reinhardtt
    Human
    Matthias Schonlau – NEW

  • See Crossgrain Feature February 15, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Crossgrain is Sean Purdy, Mike Ryan and Doug Peterman plus seven instruments and counting. Doug says, “We like lots of different music. We also like to hear and play music in new ways. If you come listen to us you are bound to hear some old friends, but they might be wearing new clothes. And you might just find some new friends too.”

    We are looking forward to Crossgrain doing a folk inspired, feature set of 6 songs/30minutes max to open our Black Walnut Acoustic Open Stage Event January 18, 2019 starting at 7:30pm. Please check our website: www.blackwalnutfolclub.com for more details.

    Bring your guitars, accordions, voices, acoustic instruments of all sorts or just your eyes and ears and make yourself feel at home. Do not feel shy because you have not played for us before. The doors will open and sign-up for the open stage will start at 7:15 pm. Remember when you sign up you get to play/sing two songs in a set of 10 minutes or less and you need to be ready to start playing when your turn starts so you won’t lose any of your 10 minutes.

    The other details are outlined on our About Page at www.blackwalnutfolkclub.com. The entrance and free parking are at the back of the Mill-Courtland Community Centre and admission is still $3 at the door. the facility is wheelchair accessible, alcohol, smoke and peanut free and every show is different. If you don’t come, you’ll miss it. The next open stage will be March 15th.
    If you are having any difficulty with viewing any content, please post a comment or send a private email to: wayne@blackwalnutfolkclub.com

  • Rein Rutnik and Keenan Reimer-Watts Were Featured January 18, 2010

    Rein Rutnick & Keenan Reimer Watts really woke us up and treated us with their feature set on Friday, January 18th. Thanks! We have a couple of photos on our performers pictures page.

    Our open stage performers were :
    Jason Rogers
    “Fine Wine” – Sue Cutler, Lynne Durward & Ann Mark
    Patrick LeBlanc
    Bob Cutler
    Jakki Annerino
    Corey Cotter Linforth – NEW
    Ron Hammar
    Scott Abrams
    Neil Light
    Human
    Cam and Pat
    Wayne Cheater with Richard & Steve
    Richard Reinhardt & Steven Mock – NEW

    We’ll be back on February 15th at a new start time of 7:30 pm, with the Doors open and sing-up for the Open Stage at 7:15 pm. Our Feature performer will be the trio, Crossgrain.

  • Rein Rutnik and Keenan Reimer-Watts Feature January 18, 2019

    Rein Rutnik and Keenan Reimer-Watts are folk musicians hailing from Kitchener/ Waterloo. The music they play is a mix of Blues, Swing and Fiddle Tunes. You can expect to hear heartfelt singing, quirky commentary, stunning solos and perhaps whooping and hollering.We are looking forward to Rein and Keenan doing a feature set of 6 songs/30minutes max to open our Black Walnut open Stage Event January 18, 2019 starting at 8pm., on Friday January 18th, 2019 at 8pm when we return to the Mill Courtland Community Centre for our monthly Open Stage.
    Bring your guitars, accordions, voices, acoustic instruments of all sorts or just your eyes and ears and make yourself feel at home. Do not feel shy because you have not played for us before. The doors will open and sign-up for the open stage will start at 7:30 pm. Remember when you sign up you get to play/sing two songs in a set of 10 minutes or less and you need to be ready to start playing when your turn starts so you won’t lose any of your 10 minutes.

    The other details are outlined on our About Page. The entrance and free parking are at the back of the Mill-Courtland Community Centre and admission is still $3 at the door. the facility is wheelchair accessible, alcohol, smoke and peanut free and every show is different. If you don’t come, you’ll miss it. The next open stage will be February 15th.
    If you are having any difficulty with viewing any content, please post a comment or send a private email to: mailto:wayne@blackwalnutfolkclub.com

  • A Merry Open Stage on Dec. 21st 2018

    It was merry on December 21st. Songs were sung, tunes played and prizes won. Rein Rutnik and Keenan Reimer-Watts are folk musicians hailing from Kitchener/ Waterloo. The music they play is a mix of Blues, Swing and Fiddle Tunes. They will be the feature act at our next Acoustic Open Stage Night which will be January 18th.
    On December 21, our Open Stage Performers were:
    Human
    Dan McQuade & Scott Chandler
    Scott Abrams
    Jay Collins
    Jakki Annerino
    David Maranta
    Ron Hammar
    Wayne Cheater
    Cam & Pat
    Jack Cole