Musician Biographies

Rube & Rake, Summer 2021

The St. John’s based folk duo Rube & Rake have been selected as the inaugural recipients of the MusicNL  Music Residency program.  They plan to use their residency at Kent Cottage for song writing for their next full-length album, creating and refining new material which will build on the success of their most recent release (2020), Leaving with Nothing. A short video of Rube & Rake’s performance at St. Georges may be found here.

Jake Nicoll, Summer 2019

Jake is a multi-instrumentalist songwriter, producer and recording sound engineer. His compositions and performances have been featured in several independent short films, theatre performances and many albums. He and his partner Kira Sheppard performed at the Brigus Blueberry Festival as his community outreach project.

Kelly McMichael & Maria Peddle, Summer 2018

Kelly McMichael and Maria Peddle of the band RENDERS were chosen by NL Folk Arts Society as the first musicians-in-residence at Landfall.  Kelly McMichael, a keyboard/vocalist originally from Peterborough Ontario and Maria Peddle, a multi-instrumentalist and traditional fiddler well known in the St. John’s folk music community, are inspired to create music together.  Their local performance took place at the Newfoundland Distillery in Clarkes Beach.