Local Talent Directory

Featured here are some of the amazingly talented musicians in our community! Check out our artist profiles to connect with the perfect musician for your next event or program. If you're a musician in the Annapolis Valley, become a MIC co-op member and we will add you to our directory. Click here for membership form and more info. 

Terra Spencer

Raised on the mud banks of the Avon River in Nova Scotia, funeral director-turned-songwriter Terra Spencer has won over audiences since her 2018 solo debut with deft storytelling, onstage wit, a butterscotch voice, and 70s wood-paneled warmth. Her self-produced second album Chasing Rabbits was named 2021 Music NS winner and ECMA nominee for Folk Recording of the Year. Terra recently released her third album, Old News, created with Ben Caplan and celebrated with tours across Canada and in the UK. In a room of 5 or 500, every show is a knee-to-knee conversation with a natural storyteller. "The real deal." - Ron Sexsmith.

Brian Passmore

Brian Passmore is equal parts singer, songwriter, and migratory bird. Splitting his time between the chaotic city of Toronto and the peaceful beauty of the Annapolis Valley, his performances feel like pages torn straight from the heart's diary.


Jeremy (JG) Lutes

Jeremy Germain (J.G.) Lutes was born in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. In addition to Jeremy's over-a-decade experience in the music business, he finds writing poetry to be an outlet and a way to share his personal ideas. In his poetry, you'll find observations about the often overlooked everyday parts of life. Jeremy appreciates family, friendship, and other risks. 

Find Jeremy on Facebook and Instagram @poetjglutes!

Joe h Henry

Singer/songwriter/guitarist providing live music for public and private events. With a voice as powerful as a wayward freight train, Joe H Henry bellows the flames of soulful country roots with a whole lot of grit.

Ted Simmons

Ted is originally from Newfoundland, but currently calls Dartmouth, Nova Scotia home. 

It was the sounds and stories of the south that captured his imagination as a child. "The first time I heard blues music, I wasn't very old, and had no idea what any of it meant, but it captivated me". Ted creates a diversity of songs that cover the spectrum of the Americana experience.  

His lyrics range from topical social commentary, to fun and humorously ridiculous tales, to the poetry of love, loss, loneliness, and longing.

Voodoo Charmers

Groovy blues rock band from the heart of the Annapolis Valley. Featuring guitarists Keir Pothier-West, Joe Caldwell, David Davidson, and drummer/singer Stéphane Richard.

John Ebata

Musician (Pianist, Keyboardist, Accordionist), Song Writer, Arranger, Producer, Musical Director and Recording Engineer.

John’s talents are Versatile with a capital V! He is respected in all the extended categories of musician, song writer, producer, musical director, arranger and recording engineer. Equally versatile in all musical styles from jazz to world folk songs to rock and R&B, he has become the first choice accompanist of many great singer songwriters and acclaimed to be of the very top Canadian piano-keyboardists and continues to work with artists from all parts of the world.

Recent projects include: PianoArc Scores (solo), Kush Afrikan Ensemble, Straight Ahead (Shropshire & Ebata) and many others.


Donna Holmes

Donna Holmes is a secretary by day (to pay the bills) and a performance artist by night (to fill her soul).  She runs Broken Leg Theatre – a variety show of Theatre, Music, Comedy, and Dance – three times a year at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville and produces the Singing for our Supper fundraiser each December.

Donna is the vocalist with Rewind (based in Coldbrook) and the Nova Swing Band (based in New Minas).  She ran “Open Mic & Donna” for almost 10 years at TAN Coffee in Wolfville before the pandemic, and now appears as a periodic solo act at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market and the Kings Arms Commons. Donna has appeared with the Annapolis Big Band at the Halifax Jazz Festival, sung back-up vocals on several local singer-songwriter CD’s, and was a featured artist on the Christmas album “Let the Good News Ring” produced by Ruby Throated Records (which also included Heather Kelday, the Hupman Brothers, and more). 

Donna also dabbles in watercolour art and will be the featured artist at CentreStage Theatre in November 2023.