STANSTEAD — Western Canadian Music Award Winners, Sweet Alibi, stopped by the Stanstead House Concert Network last Sunday. The music series continues to attract top-notch musicians and draw people from all over Quebec, as the Newman family’s living room becomes an intimate concert venue.
On Sunday, the Winnipeg-based folk/pop band infused their signature harmonies with influences of everything from folk to country to soul.
The stop was part of a larger tour, with the group taking part in a folk music conference in Ontario, before trucking five hours to Stanstead.
Singer/songwriters Jess Rae Ayre, Amber Quesnel, and Michelle Anderson shared personal experiences genuinely felt in song, as they charmed concert goers who sat scattered around on couches, chairs, and even furniture.
“A lot of our songs depend on what’s going on in all of our lives together,” said Jessica Rae Ayre. “All of our stories have influenced the album in some way.”
Currently the band is touring from their CFMA/WCMA nominated release We’ve Got To, but the shows are allowing them the chance to play songs off their upcoming album “Walking In The Dark.”
The album, the group’s third, is a collection of songs written collaboratively over the last few years.
“There’s been some major life events that have happened to all of us, and we’re all so close to each others if anything happens to one of us, we all know about it anyway,” said Anderson.
The concert in Stanstead was another success for the music series that continues to bring big name musicians to the area.