Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous

2-156 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg MB  R3C 2B4

Phone: 1-866-925-6889

Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous

Just imagine your living room as a concert hall with 25-40 of your closest friends and their closest friends gathered for an evening of great music. Imagine great artists delivering the same show in your living room that they would present on the Main Stage of a folk festival or a concert hall.

Do you like to be close up when you see a show so that it feels like the musician connects with you? Do you find yourself looking for the best spot so that you can hear perfectly? If you live in an urban centre is downtown parking a nightmare before you can hear music at your favorite club, coffeehouse or cultural centre? Have you wished that someone would open a great venue right in your neighborhood - someplace safe, clean and fun to visit? Do you like the kind of house party where people share good times and good music? If you live in rural Canada are your community shows limited because of population density and do you have a taste for more great music?

If the answer to any or all of these questions is yes, then you have a wonderful opportunity to participate in Home Routes. You can have perfect sound and sight lines, a great party and world-class music right in your own home or the home of a neighbor. There's no experience quite like it for the listener or presenter.

Home Routes is a not-for-profit organization made up of folks just like you and is dedicated to the love of music, to making music more accessible to a greater number of people and to supporting the artists that make the music. Home Routes is an organized approach to planning home-based shows that ensures a fun time for the presenter and the artist.



Home Routes is about world-class musicians, known and unknown alike, performing a circuit of complete concerts in the comfortable intimacy of private homes and other non-traditional spaces. They're fun to attend, fun to present, and fun to play.

The Board & Staff

The Chairperson is Derek Black a twenty five year veteran of the Winnipeg Folk Festival including eight years as its Board president. Imbued with the tradition of the folk revival, Derek plays guitar and sings the old songs with passion.

The board members include Chris White, Volunteer Coordinator at CKCU FM and a fine songwriter; Troy Greencorn, Artistic Director of the Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Canso, NS; Lindsay Jane, excellent and passionate Manitoba songwriter; Robert Lyons of Regina, SK, owner of nightclubs and restaurants, a very decent lyricist and guitar player with an old hand at producing house concerts; Ghislaine Cormier, executive director of Fédération Culturelle de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard, Grant Simpson guitar/piano player extraordinaire and musical director of the world famous Frantic Follies Vaudeville Revue for the past 30 years and Les Siemieniuk, the general manager of the Calgary Folk Festival and a long time broadcaster producing CBC Radio's Simply Folk.

The Staff

Executive Producer and Home Routes co-founder, Mitch Podolak also created the Winnipeg and Vancouver Folk Festivals and Winnipeg's West End Cultural Centre.

General Manager and Home Routes co-founder Ava Kobrinsky is a knowledgeable lover of folk music. Co-founder of the Winnipeg Folk Festival and founding General Manager of Winnipeg's West End Cultural Centre, Ava brings a wealth of experience in the arts to Home Routes.

Artistic Director and Home Routes co-founder Tim Osmond has quarterbacked the development of the entire volunteer host component of Home Routes. He has initiated and maintained ongoing relationships, encouraging and coaching presenters on house concert production as well as establishing well running protocols for administration. Tim takes on most of the graphic design duties as well as office tech support! In his spare time he hosts 'Sunday Drive', a bluegrass and old-time radio program Sundays at 4:00 pm on CJUM 101.5 FM. He also plays bluegrass banjo around Winnipeg solo, as a sideman for "Pepper Laing and the Lonestar Killers" and sits in with many other groups in town.

Program Coordinator & Community Animator: Selena Bewsky is a skilled professional folk music worker whose contributions here have been remarkable. She gets it! She understands the human and theoretical goals and she quickly assimilated what we are up to. Coming from a varied background in Community Development & Social Services, Selena relates easily with artists, host & industry alike. Since Selena jumped aboard - with both feet, she has single handedly lifted the productive capacity of the staff team. If there were three or more Selena's on any team, the result would include small organizational jobs like the building the Trans Continental Railroad, the advent of flight and the Normandy Invasion. Music is Selena's passion, as a self-professed "ham & egger" musician she can often be found with her guitar or mandolin and a daisy in her hair around the campfire.

Home Routes Classical Artistic Director Mel Braun is a versatile performer, equally at home in oratorio, recital, and opera, always open to new collaborations. He is well-known to Canadian audiences for his many performances and broadcasts of Early Music with Tafelmusik and Opera Atelier, and for his frequent appearances across Canada in the Masterworks of Bach and Handel, which have both been acclaimed throughout the country.
As a teacher, Mel leads the Vocal Program at the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music, a program renowned for its collaborative and holistic approach to training singers. He has seen many of his students go on to significant careers as performers and teachers. Among Mel's many initiatives at the Faculty are the Contemporary Opera Lab, the Professor Bach Project, and Tuesdays in Winnipeg, a venture that brings together high school age boys who love to sing. He has been awarded Merit and Outreach Awards for his efforts.
As a music director, Mel looks after the operatic ensembles at the U of M, as well as working with Winnipeg's Camerata Nova, a choir devoted to exploring new approaches to choral music making. He is much in demand as an Adjudicator and choral clinician, and also enjoys teaching many of the young rock singers that make up Winnipeg's burgeoning Indie Music scene. Mel has a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Toronto and a Degree in Church Music from Canadian Mennonite Bible College.

Our first priority has been the establishment of house concerts circuits and we are pleased to report that during the last season (Sept 2011-Apr 2012), we have grown to fourteen circuits: 12 Anglophone, 2 Francophone and 1 Classical, which welcomed over 2

Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous was incorporated as a not-for-profit arts organization in February of 2007. Our mandate is to expand the performance infrastructure for folk music including the development of house concert circuits, urban folk clubs, travelli

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Founded: February 2007

Categories: Bands & Musicians, Concert Venue, Non-Profit Organization

Hours

Mon: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm



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Past Events

Tim Hus (AB) plays Northwest Trail BC/AB Nov 16-29

Tim Hus (AB) plays Northwest Trail BC/AB Nov 16-29
07:00 pm - 16 November 2017

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Tim Hus (AB) plays Northwest Trail BC/AB Nov 16-29 homeroutes.ca 11th Annual National House Concert Season Full, live accoustic concerts in living rooms, in large...

Tanglecove (NL) plays Estelle Klein Route ON/QC November 16-29

Tanglecove (NL) plays Estelle Klein Route ON/QC November 16-29
07:00 pm - 16 November 2017

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Tanglecove: Dave Panting & Dan Rubin (NL) play Estelle Klein Route ON/QC November 16-29 2017 homeroutes.ca 11th Annual National House Concert Season Full, live...

Tim Williams (AB) plays Agassiz Routes MB November 16-29 2017

Tim Williams (AB) plays Agassiz Routes MB November 16-29 2017
07:00 pm - 16 November 2017

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Tim Williams (AB) plays Agassiz Routes MB November 16-29 2017 homeroutes.ca 11th Annual National House Concert Season Full, live accoustic concerts in living rooms,...

Suzie Vinnick (ON) plays Borealis Trail SK/MB November 16-29

Suzie Vinnick (ON) plays Borealis Trail SK/MB November 16-29
07:00 pm - 16 November 2017

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Suzie Vinnick (ON) plays Borealis Trail (Northern SK/MB) November 16 - 29, 2017 I'm looking forward to performing in various communities in Saskatchewan and Manitoba! *HOME...

Hornell & Sneddon (NL/NS) play Heartland Ramble AB/SK Nov 16-28

Hornell & Sneddon (NL/NS) play Heartland Ramble AB/SK Nov 16-28
07:00 pm - 16 November 2017

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Matthew Hornell & Andrew Sneddon (NL/NS) play Heartland Ramble AB/SK November 16-28 2017 homeroutes.ca 11th Annual National House Concert Season Full, live accoustic...

Spruce & the Meadowlark (MB) play Big Horn Trail AB/BC Nov 16-26

Spruce & the Meadowlark (MB) play Big Horn Trail AB/BC Nov 16-26
07:00 pm - 16 November 2017

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Spruce & the Meadowlark (MB) play Big Horn Trail Northern AB/BC Nov 16-26 2017 homeroutes.ca 11th Annual National House Concert Season Full, live accoustic concerts...

Kim Beggs (YT) plays Chautauqua Trail AB/SK November 16-29

Kim Beggs (YT) plays Chautauqua Trail AB/SK November 16-29
07:00 pm - 16 November 2017

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Kim Beggs (YT) plays Chautauqua Trail (Northern AB/SK) November 16-29 2017 homeroutes.ca 11th Annual National House Concert Season Full, live accoustic concerts...

Jon Brooks (ON) plays Aurora Trail Yt/bc/nwt Nov 16-27

Jon Brooks (ON) plays Aurora Trail Yt/bc/nwt Nov 16-27
07:00 pm - 16 November 2017

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Jon Brooks (ON) plays Aurora Trail YT/BC/NWT Nov 16-27 2017 homeroutes.ca 11th Annual National House Concert Season Full, live accoustic concerts in living rooms,...

Ben Sures (AB) plays Red Cedar Route BC Nov 16-Dec 03

Ben Sures (AB) plays Red Cedar Route BC Nov 16-Dec 03
07:00 pm - 16 November 2017

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Ben Sures (AB) plays Red Cedar Route BC Nov 16-Dec 03 homeroutes.ca 11th Annual National House Concert Season Full, live accoustic concerts in living rooms, in...

Zachary Lucky (ON) plays Central Plains Circuit MB/SK Oct 16-27

Zachary Lucky (ON) plays Central Plains Circuit MB/SK Oct 16-27
07:00 pm - 16 November 2017

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Zachary Lucky (ON) plays Central Plains Circuit MB/SK Oct 16-27 homeroutes.ca 11th Annual National House Concert Season Full, live accoustic concerts in living...

Mohsin Zaman (AB) plays Chautauqua Trail AB/SK Oct 18 - 30

Mohsin Zaman (AB) plays Chautauqua Trail AB/SK Oct 18 - 30
07:00 pm - 18 October 2017

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Mohsin Zaman (AB) plays Chautauqua Trail (Northern AB/SK) Oct 18 - 30, 2017 homeroutes.ca 11th Annual National House Concert Season Full, live accoustic concerts...

Manitoba Hal plays Big Horn Trail Oct 18 - 28, 2017

Manitoba Hal plays Big Horn Trail Oct 18 - 28, 2017
07:00 pm - 18 October 2017

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Manitoba Hal (NS) plays Big Horn Trail (Northern AB/BC) homeroutes.ca 11th Annual National House Concert Season Full, live accoustic concerts in living rooms,...

Mark & Raianne (MA) play Agassiz Route MB Oct 18-30

Mark & Raianne (MA) play Agassiz Route MB Oct 18-30
07:00 pm - 18 October 2017

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Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards (MA) play Agassiz Route (Southern MB) Oct 18 -30, 2017 homeroutes.ca 11th Annual National House Concert Season Full, live accoustic...

Karen Savoca & Pete Heitzman play Red Cedar Route Oct 18-Nov 04

Karen Savoca & Pete Heitzman play Red Cedar Route Oct 18-Nov 04
07:00 pm - 18 October 2017

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Karen Savoca & Pete Heitzman (NY) play Red Cedar Route (Southern BC) Oct 18 - Nov 04 2017 homeroutes.ca 11th Annual National House Concert Season Full, live accoustic...

Lynne Hanson plays Northwest Trail Oct 18 - 30, 2017

Lynne Hanson plays Northwest Trail Oct 18 - 30, 2017
07:00 pm - 18 October 2017

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Lynne Hanson plays Northwest Trail (Northern BC / AB) Oct 18 - 30, 2017 homeroutes.ca 11th Annual National House Concert Season Full, live accoustic concerts in...

Gordon Stobbe & JJ Guy play Aurora Trail Oct 18 - 29, 2017

Gordon Stobbe & JJ Guy play Aurora Trail Oct 18 - 29, 2017
07:00 pm - 18 October 2017

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Gordon Stobbe & JJ Guy play Aurora Trail Oct 18 - 29, 2017 homereoutes.ca 11th Annual National House Concert Season Full, live accoustic concerts in living rooms,...

Tannis Slimmon (ON) plays Borealis Trail SK/MB Oct 18-30

Tannis Slimmon (ON) plays Borealis Trail SK/MB Oct 18-30
07:00 pm - 18 October 2017

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Tannis Slimmon (ON) plays Borealis Trail (Northern SK/MB) Oct 18 - 30, 2017 homeroutes.ca 11th Annual National House Concert Season Full, live accoustic concerts...

Kev Corbett (NS) plays Heartland Ramble AB/SK Oct 20-29, 2017

Kev Corbett (NS) plays Heartland Ramble AB/SK Oct 20-29, 2017
07:00 pm - 18 October 2017

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Kev Corbett (NS) plays Heartland Ramble Route (AB/SK) Oct 18 - 29, 2017 homeroutes.ca 11th Annual National House Concert Season Full, live accoustic concerts in...

Two Piano Tornado (YT) play Estelle Klein Route ON/QC Oct 18-30

Two Piano Tornado (YT) play Estelle Klein Route ON/QC Oct 18-30
07:00 pm - 18 October 2017

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Two Piano Tornado (YT) play Estelle Klein Route (Southern ON/QC) Oct 18 - 30, 2017 homeroutes.ca 11th Annual National House Concert Season Full, live accoustic...

Paul & Trevor Mills (ON) play Central Plains Circuit Oct 17-29

Paul & Trevor Mills (ON) play Central Plains Circuit Oct 17-29
07:00 pm - 17 October 2017

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Paul & Trevor Mills (ON) play Central Plains Circuit (Southern MB/SK) Oct 18 - Nov 4 2017 homeroutes.ca 11th Annual National House Concert Season Full, live accoustic...

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