The Carleton is an award winning music venue and is consistently at the forefront of the local music scene. However, all of their awards are tucked away in a little space not in plain sight. You do not need to see all of their awards hanging on the wall to know that The Carleton is one of the best venues for live music in Atlantic Canada. You can tell by all the amazingly talented artists who want to come a play shows there and by the patrons who always leave more than satisfied. Every artist who I have met, whether new or returning to the Carleton, all rave about what a well run professional establishment it is. This speaks volumes of the work owner Mike Campbell has put into this place. Jonathan Cornwall also deserves special acknowledgement for all the behind the scenes work he does. Every show he is responsible for the sound, ensuring the audience can both hear the music and listen to the words. He considers this delicate balance an art and the efforts do not go unnoticed.
I want to thank both Mike and Jonathan for letting me do my thing with no strings attached. I feel very fortunate for the opportunity they have both given me. I had a great year covering some unbelievable shows and I look forward to more in the new year!!