Nolan + Nolan

  • April 26, 2024 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • Red Bird

    1165 Bank Street
    Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X4
Ticket Price (CAD) $25.00 Buy Tickets

Nolan + Nolan

Joe Nolan and Scott Nolan are individually two of Canada’s finest singer-songwriters, both able to hold an audience spell-bound with their dynamic performances, evocative lyrics, and earworm melodies.  So, imagine if you will an evening where the two swap songs and stories – truly a captivating, enriching experience.  


Joe Nolan hails from Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta just a little North of Edmonton.  Influenced by roots-music gentry like Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Lucinda Williams and Bob Dylan, Nolan reflects on his vagabond lifestyle that takes him to festivals and venues spread throughout Canada's peaks and valleys. A typical year will see him playing anywhere from 150 - 200 shows; he is a true workhorse and road dog.

During Nolan's illustrious career he's recorded with JUNO award winning producers Colin Linden and Hawksley Workman, won several Cobalt Prize songwriting awards at the Maple Blues Awards, earned a handful of BreakOut West nominations, as well as a 2020 Canadian Folk Music Award nod for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year for Drifters.

Joe’s 2022 album, Lost Verses grew from notes collected in his most private journals, revealing the inner thoughts of a prolific artist who expresses longing, love, and remorse with powerful melodies, primarily picked on his signature parlour guitar. 

“An Americana wunderkind to look out for…” The Globe & Mail


Scott Nolan grew up in the Charleswood area of Winnipeg, Manitoba.  His childhood memories are often an integral part of his songs as are his poignant and oft humourous observations of life, love, bars, and bridges.  

Scott is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer, poet, and producer.  His songs have been recorded by Hayes Carll, Mary Gauthier, Watermelon Slim, and Corin Raymond among others.  He has produced albums for William Prince, Lynne Hanson, Stephen Fearing, Watermelon Slim, and others.

His 2022 album, The Suburb Beautiful is a collaboration with Glenn Buhr (co-founder of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival) on a new collection of songs in a new genre, blending Nolan’s roots-oriented music with Buhr’s contemporary style and arranging skills.  Scott is currently preparing to release a new album…stay tuned.

“I find Scott Nolan to be a master song writer, musician, and performer.  His music is both uplifting and inspiring, a true Canadian treasure.”   Big Dave McLean

“Scott Nolan's songs and shows to me are legendary events I keep track of large chunks of time based on the last Scott Nolan show I went to see. He is not to be missed.”  Adam Carroll

Date & Time

Fri., Apr. 26, 2024 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Venue Details

Red Bird

1165 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X4 Red Bird
Red Bird Live

Red Bird is an intimate, 80 capacity music venue with excellent sound and sight lines from every seat.

We are licensed and have a selection of locally crafted beers and ciders plus a small but fine selections of wine and spirits. 

We also carry a selection of non-alcoholic beverages such as locally made sodas and non-alcoholic beers, and a small menu of snack foods such as pressed sandwiches, hot dogs, soft pretzels and pastries.

Unless otherwise noted, all shows are all ages. Everyone must have a ticket, regardless of age. 

Doors open one hour ahead of the performance time. 

Parking is available at the south end of our building and on side streets (please be respectful of parking restrictions).

Regrettably, our space is not accessible. There are six gradual and wide steps to our front door with railings on each side. Once inside, everything is on one floor including an accessible washroom. 

Event end times will vary depending on the artist.

There is no phone number for the venue. Please email or reach out via social media with inquiries. 

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