One of the things musicians often notice on visiting the Elora Acoustic Café is how attentive and appreciative the audience is. While this is great for the performer, it is equally great for those listening as we can really soak up the music, actually hear the lyrics. Last night we had the pleasure of drinking in the sounds of Sue Smith, singer and songwriter from Guelph. Sue’s commitment to music extends well beyond her own performance. As one of the founders of Hillside Festival, Sonic Playground, and the Season Singers, teacher of piano and voice, Sue brings people to music and music to people in many ways.

The open stage was also a treat, full of talent, humour and collaboration – and kilts! Nice to have new voices join the regular line-up – this week included visits from musicians Roger Schmidt and Lonnie Glass.