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Four Chords & The Truth Line-Up Announced For May 16th 2024 Show At Toronto's TD Music Hall


Four Chords & The Truth

The amazing line-up for the May 16th Four Chords and the Truth (FCATT) show in Toronto has been announced.


Four Chords and the Truth (FCATT) is a critically acclaimed series of "in the semi-round" sessions with leading songwriters — modelled on Nashville`s famous Bluebird Cafe sessions but with a greater range of musical genres — which currently takes place at TD Music Hall within the iconic Massey Hall/Allied Music Centre complex in the heart of downtown Toronto.


The evening is one of intimacy, quality, and exclusivity, with each songwriter "confessing" their song secrets as the others wait their turn — and sometimes — join in. The songwriters share one song at a time, round robin, for three rounds. In the second round of each show, host and founder, singer-songwriter Andrea England, gives up her seat for an emerging songwriter, and again at the end of the third round, for a surprise guest star(s).



FEATURED SONGWRITERS


Lowell: Lowell is a Canadian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer known for her writing collaborations with JoJo (singer), Madison Beer, Hailee Steinfeld, Bülow, Tate McRae, and "Texas Hold 'Em" on Beyoncé's latest album. She also helped co-produce and co-write a number of songs on the Beaches' 2023 breakout, Blame My Ex, including their hit song, "Blame Brett."




Logan Staats: Mohawk folk and soul musician Logan Staats began as a diamond in the rough on the streets of Brantford, Ontario. A high school dropout who was in and out of group homes as a teenager, hovering between the city and the reservation. He had no formal musical training, no connections, just a good ear and raw lyrical talent- and always a guitar in hand. He played the local circuit for years before his 2015 debut release ‘Goodbye Goldia’, an unvarnished yet hard hitting folk album. He went on to win CTV’s ‘The Launch’ in 2018, gaining commercial success and touring across North America and Europe.The fight for indigenous sovereignty has become a focal point for Staats in recent years. He's making roadtrippin' music for those traveling 'the red road'; a path towards reconnecting and relearning indigenous ways. “I wanted to bring my songwriting back to the medicine inside of music, to the medicine inside of reclamation,” he says. This is the philosophy behind his sophomore album ‘A Light In The Attic’, released 2023. Logan’s music has garnered a Juno nomination, multiple Native American Music Awards, and the SOCAN Indigenous Songwriter of the year. Nowadays, he splits his time between his home community Six Nations, and the northwest coast of Turtle Island.




​Carleton Stone: Carleton Stone is an award-winning artist, a songwriter with a growing list of credits, and a founding member of the hugely successful Port Cities. He has recently added producer to his list of accomplishments with both Willie Stratton’s award winning “Drugstore Dreamin” and his own self produced, Papercut - a collection of sophisticated singer-songwriter pop with well-crafted lyrics and memorable melodies. An outstanding writer, Carleton has written songs for and with such diverse artists as Ria Mae, Matt Andersen, Quake, The East Pointers, Donovan Woods, Classified, Bobby Bazini, and Neon Dreams. His co-write on Maggie Andrew’s “Better Than You” has made its way as a 2023 Top 10 Finalist in CBC Searchlight. Carleton has three solo records to his credit, multiple awards, and has toured internationally, most recently in the US with The Crash Test Dummies.




Nicolina (in the TikTok emerging songwriter seat): When the then Canadian teen began posting TikToks from her suburban bedroom in 2020, she had no idea she would eventually find herself on the international stage on 2022’s American Idol. But when you hear her sing, the journey feels almost inevitable. Those popular TikTok posts resulted in calls from casting agents and the opportunity to audition for American Idol and she went on to become the only Canadian in the history of American Idol to navigate to a top five finalist and fan favourite. Her new single “Situations” (May 24, 2024) is bubbling summer hit, and with more new music on the horizon, along with a slate of electrifying live shows, audiences are ready for what’s next for this talented young singer-songwriter.




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