We had a special Monday night Bus Stop this week. Special, because we were witness to an artist who clearly understands how to make music and captivate an audience.
Forging her own path, and developing such a unique and powerful sound, Jessica Mitchell held the crowd at the Drake Underground in the palm of her hand Monday. She writes, she sings, plays guitar and piano and has the ability to relate stories from the heart. She’s just very real.

It was a special night for Jessica too, as we found out. Playing at The Drake was an exciting thing as it is very close to where she lives, and this was her very first headlining show after so many shows opening for other artists. Well, I just have to say: get used to it Jessica! I think there will be many years of headlining gigs for you.

Jessica Mitchell performs at The Drake Hotel, Toronto. Photo:Scott Burns

Jessica Mitchell performs at The Drake Hotel, Toronto. Photo:Scott Burns

I was actually happy to put my cameras down and just take in the performance she gave, delivering from her heart – you can feel the honesty and passion she has for her craft.

Her band sounded great all night, and we were also treated to a wonderful duet with her friend, artist Kathleen Edwards that had really beautiful harmonies. Just amazing.

Jessica Mitchell performs at The Drake Hotel, Toronto. Photo:Scott Burns

Jessica Mitchell performs at The Drake Hotel, Toronto. Photo:Scott Burns

Dine Alone Records artist Spencer Burton opened the show to a light crowd. But that crowd grew as he would sing and talk and joke his way through his set of music. Spencer has a way with words and pulled his audience in, both literally and figuratively. He had them move closer to the stage so they could have the “best seats in the house” and everyone readily complied.
It was just Spencer and his guitar, his wit and his pure talent and it was a fantastic start to a great evening.

Spencer Burton performs at The Drake Hotel, Toronto. Photo:Scott Burns

Spencer Burton performs at The Drake Hotel, Toronto. Photo:Scott Burns

Why can’t every Monday be like this? Thanks to Jessica, Spencer, their teams, and Hype PR for having Tour Bus Entertainment out to this show.

Scott Burns / Tour Bus Entertainment

 

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Jessica Mitchell performs at The Drake Hotel, Toronto. Photo:Scott Burns

Jessica Mitchell performs at The Drake Hotel, Toronto. Photo:Scott Burns

Jessica Mitchell performs at The Drake Hotel, Toronto. Photo:Scott Burns

Jessica Mitchell performs at The Drake Hotel, Toronto. Photo:Scott Burns

Spencer Burton performs at The Drake Hotel, Toronto. Photo:Scott Burns

Spencer Burton performs at The Drake Hotel, Toronto. Photo:Scott Burns

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