Keenan Reimer-Watts & Northland Rail Service

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Date(s) - Sunday, May 27, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Come out for an evening of photography, Poetry and original piano music, bluegrass, solo guitar, and jazz piano at the Oakville Arts Studio. Keenan Reimer-Watts will play a set of contemporary music, followed by a set of old-time bluegrass as part of Northland Rail Service!

It will be an eclectic evening of music of all types.

About Keenan Reimer-Watts

Keenan Reimer-Watts greatly enjoys his life as a composer and multi-instrumentalist. As someone who strangely loves the act of putting notes on pages, he’s composed oodles for solo piano, many other solo instruments, chamber ensembles, and pieces for orchestra.

He endeavoures to make music commissioning accessible to all by creating the series Preludes for People, music that reflects people who he has either met or hopefully will meet! Currently, he’s fallen in love with folk music from everywhere and plays fiddle with Onion Honey, Northland Rail Service, and The Oldest Man I Know.

Keenan is also the founder of ‘Busking for Change’, a performing arts-based movement dedicated to raising money for environmental organizations, in an effort to help mitigate climate change. Learn more and get involved at

About Northland Rail Service

Northland Rail Service is a bluegrass trio with Dave Pike on lead vocals, banjo, and guitar. Dave is joined by Keenan Reimer-Watts on fiddle and Taylor Esch on the “middle” – a cello that he’s rebuilt to play like a bass.

On stage, their energy is contagious as they tear through old-time and bluegrass classics and originals with glee. Their three-part harmonies round out the sound and harken back to the good old days and the cabin on the hill.

As seasoned live performers, they’ve toured across Canada, performed at multiple festivals big and small, radio, TV, bars, and private events.

Photographer: Kai Reima-Watts is a visual artist and Creative Director at Better Creative. He is a graduate of the Masters of Climate Change (MCC) program at the University of Waterloo, and has a diverse background in the arts, sciences and education.

​​After receiving his BFA in conceptual arts, illustration, design and film production, Kai went on to teach high school both overseas and in Canada’s remote north. It was on these journeys that the initial seeds of concern for our changing climate were sown, and the idea of Better Creative was planted. A PDF version of Kai’s resume for 2017 can be downloaded here.

Poet: Trisha Ackermann

Booking and info please contact us (905) 257 2446 or

280 North Service Road W A8, Oakville, ON (Behind Metro)

** cover $15.00 p/p includes one glass of complimentary wine and goodies.