‘Tis the season for family, friends and amazing local music.

Cochrane’s own Noel Johnson is a singer/songwriter hosting several artists at the Blue Jay Sessions: Holiday Pop-up concert this Saturday at Found Books. 

"It's a take on the Bluebird Café in Nashville,” says Johnson. “It's a famous spot in Nashville, Tennessee where people come together, they tell stories and perform songs. It's basically a Canadian take on that, and that's what we'll be doing here this Saturday." 

“We've got six amazing artists lined up to play this gig. They're going to be sharing their stories, sharing their own songs, but we're also, of course, going to be playing some holiday favourites.” 

Melody Stang, Brayden Lowe, Robert Adam, Kate Stevens, and Cochrane’s Justine Vandergrift will join Johnson on stage.

“They’ll get the crowd all into it and singing along hopefully, and there's nothing better than this in an intimate setting.”

No stranger to the stage, Johnson started his musical journey at a young age right here in Cochrane.

"I've been a musician since I was 16, playing the Cochrane Canada Day, that's how I cut my teeth in music as a kid. After that, I moved to Toronto with my wife and my band, Johnson Crook. We had tons of fun out there touring with lots of festivals all around Canada and the USA."  

Johnson stopped by the 91.5FM CochraneNow studio to give Cochranites a sneak peek at what they can expect at Saturday’s show.

Tickets for the Blue Jay Sessions: Holiday Pop-up concert are still available and can be found HERE.

Proceeds from ticket sales are being donated to the Cochrane Food Bank.

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