“She’s based in Plattsburgh,” Canepa said. “The year before last, she won the Advance Music Singer/Songwriter Contest in Vermont. She’s a really, talented young lady.”
A native of Powell River, British Columbia, Allard relocated to Canada East to be closer to the Quebec music scene in Montreal. Proficient on guitar, bass and ukulele, Allard’s songs capture Anglophone and Francophone audiences and those in between.
“She’s very prolific,” Canepa said. “She has three CDs out. Her songs are bubbly, really refreshing and, personally, a lot of fun to listen to. She plays in Canada and on this side of the border.”
The only returnee from Hartnett and Canepa’s similar concert last year is singer/songwriter Paul Carson, proprietor of Fantastic Planet in Plattsburgh.
“Everybody loved his song ‘Skinny Man,’ so we invited him back for an encore performance.”
North Country School students Ava Goble and Irene Delgado make their Palmer Street debut Friday.
“Ava is my daughter,” Canepa said. “They are 12. They have some original compositions.
“John Doan, who is in the band Big Slyde, is their music adviser at the North Country School. Under his tutelage, they have recorded some of the songs they’ve written.
“It’s really great to see young people create their own sounds.”
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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Tim Hartnett and Julie Canepa & Friends Extravaganza.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday. Doors open at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Palmer Street Coffeehouse, 4 Palmer St., Plattsburgh. ADMISSION: $10 at the door.