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Local musicians aplenty at Half Hitch Brewing Company

Three local bands will be performing at Half Hitch Brewing Company over the next few weeks.
Jolena Sebry
Jolena Sebry is one of the many bands who will take to the stage at Half Hitch Brewing Company. Submitted Photo

Half Hitch Brewing Company is continuing to bring in the local flavour when they host an array of bands at their venue over the next few weeks, starting on Oct. 17 with Rationale. 

Rationale - Thursday, Oct. 17

Rationale is an alt-folk acoustic duo made up of Rachelle Fullerton (vocals) and Allan MacDonald (guitar, bass, ukulele). Born into a musical family, Fullerton started singing before she even cried as a baby. Her voice has been compared to artists such as Sarah McLachlan and Feist. MacDonald was born and raised on Cape Breton Island into a vibrant musical culture, it wasn’t long before he picked up the strings and joined in with the kitchen parties and bonfires, and then onto playing bars and pubs in Nova Scotia and Northern Alberta. Rationale covers a wide range of music in their own acoustic style - from Joni Mitchell to Justin Bieber, Fleetwood Mac to Beyoncé, Miranda Lambert to the White Stripes. You’re bound to be drawn to a beautifully, haunting voice intertwined with energetic acoustic strings. 

Jolena Sebry - Thursday, Oct. 24 

Rooted in Red Deer, Jolena Sebry is an up and coming singer/songwriter. She started writing music at the age of 12, after picking up a few guitar lessons. Every week she would leave her lessons with homework to practice and return with a new song written. Growing up, Sebry's music became heavily influenced by life experiences- from heartbreak to heartache to new beginnings. Her sound has been described as a mixture of Michelle Branch meets KT Tunstall.


Sebry has recently branched out to Calgary. You can often find her out at various open mics through the city, or at home writing new material. Some of her recent highlights include a radio appearance on CJSW 90.9 FM, regular appearances at Blind Beggar Pub, Cafe Koi , Food Festivals, farmer markets and the occasional busking gig. Jolena is in the process of creating new music with plans of an EP and more shows to come in the future. Follow her along on her musical journey on social media.


JT Pearson - Thursday, Nov. 21

JT Pearson is based in Calgary, Alberta. His music is country from the heart, with a unique blend of old school, indie rock and blues. JT Pearson's story is one of love, loss, heartache, adventure and the road less traveled. JT has lived many lives; from living in a truck, living on the road, living in poverty, to working the regular 9-5 hustle. It’s through all of this, that JT’s music gets it’s meaning. True, authentic, raw and original country. Painting soundscapes of great plains, endless horizons, jagged mountain peaks, worn old highway and of course, JT’s stories. JT Pearson hopes to uplift all with his unique brand of country.


All three of these shows start at 7 p.m.




Troy Durrell

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Troy is the Sports and Entertainment Reporter for the Cochrane Eagle.
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