Half Hitch Brewing Company is hosting a pair of local bands at their venue as they welcome Cayd Greiner on Oct. 3 and Jennifer Robin on Oct. 10.
Greiner is a passionate singer and songwriter, who was born and raised in Calgary. He has been playing and performing music, locally and around Western Canada for over 10 years. When he performs as a solo artist, he plays released and unreleased originals and covers ranging from the Beatles, Eagles and CCR to Needtobreathe, Paolo Nutini, Barenaked Ladies, Thomas Rhett and Ed Sheeran. He enjoys the challenge of adapting his sets to the venue and audience. Greiner and his two brothers form the band NewLaw. Playing and writing music together has bonded them as brothers and has matured them each as individual artists. They have released two EP's which have earned them nominations for YYC Music Awards, Breakout WCMA awards, three Canadian GMA awards and Breakforth Song and Songwriter of the Year.
Born and raised in Calgary with music as the foundation of family entertainment and the most memorable experiences of her youth, Robin recognized at the young age of 4 that she was born to sing. Since then, she has been shaping her abilities as a vocalist, as well as learning the guitar at age 13, immersing herself in meaningful musical experiences that have ultimately shaped her as a musician.
Robin has had a wide variety of experiences in honing her craft and sharing her natural talent. From solo intimate acoustic performances around Calgary, performing the Canadian and American national anthems at several large sporting/public events, heartfelt performances at weddings and special events, performing in several musical theatre productions, singing as a young chorister having the privilege of performing in venues such as Carnegie Hall, New York City, competing in countless platform competitions such as Canadian Idol, the Calgary Stampede Talent Search, Canada’s Got Talent and recording in professional studios here in Calgary. She also finds great joy in collaborating with local artists, producers and other fellow musically talented family members and friends.
With a soulful and electrifying voice that captures the attention of any audience, Robin inspires to connect through sharing her unique sound that includes an eclectic blend of genres, combined with her own original pieces inspiring notes of Pop, Folk, Alternative and Roots Rock. She is constantly stealing hearts with her raw vocal abilities, lively personality and love for community connection through music.
Both free shows will begin at 7 p.m.