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January 2018

Paul Reddick

January 20 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$20 - $25

Melding poetry, mystery, darkness and light, along with an extensive knowledge of the history and traditions of blues music is what makes Paul Reddick one of the most popular figures on the blues and roots music scene today. For over 25 years he’s been writing and performing his eclectic brand of blues, bringing the art form to new frontiers with his rapacious, deep vocals, masterful harmonica playing and song writing. As the unofficial poet laureate of Canadian blues, words are…

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Winterfolk XVI Preview & Benefit

January 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$20 - $25

Acoustic Harvest + Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival Present: Winterfolk XVI Preview & Benefit Featuring: Dirty Dishes, Julian Fauth, Mr. Rick, Brian Gladstone w/Tony Quarrington, HOTCHA!, and Brighid Fry from Moscow Apartment Festival-goers will have a chance to get a sneak preview of what’s in store at the 16th ANNUAL WINTERFOLK BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVAL when some of the finest folk, roots and blues artists will take the stage at Toronto’s Hugh’s Room Live on Sunday, January 21st. Doors open…

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Poor Angus

January 26 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 - $30

Well it’s not quite Robbie Burns Day (January 25) so the big question about this show is, “will there be haggis?” Chef is keeping it a closely guarded secret. Poor Angus dynamically interprets the music of past and present, performing original and traditional Scottish, Irish and East Coast themed pieces, transforming them into thoroughly original arrangements. Formed in 2005, and hailing from Hamilton Ontario, this collection of musicians expresses their admiration for Celtic music in a manner which appeals to…

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Lori Cullen

January 27 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 - $30

Juno nominated artist Lori Cullen has been performing at Hugh's Room Live since it originally opened its doors. Join Lori with her very special guests Kevin Fox, Aaron Davis, Mia Sheard and Jennifer Foster for an unforgettable show! It’s her singing that always draws attention, and partly for the things that it doesn’t have. No vibrato, no trendy affectations, no unnecessary melodic ornamentation. Just a pure and uniquely beautiful voice. It started happening in the late 90’s at the Free…

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Ken Whiteley’s Sunday Gospel Matinée

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 - $30

Sabbath of Songs Featuring Dave Wall, Aviva Chernick and Lenka Lichtenberg Once you have experienced a Gospel Lunch with Ken Whiteley, you will want to savour more. Whiteley, one of Canada’s most respected roots musicians and recording producers, always presents an open-ended range of musical styles and forms of spiritual expression at these Sunday afternoon Gospel sessions. This month’s Gospel Lunch Matinée, entitled Sabbath of Songs, features a guest lineup including Aviva Chernick. Those who have experienced Aviva Chernick’s intoxicatingly…

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The Fugitives

January 31 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 - $30

January 31, 2018 @ 8:30pm $25 Advance/ $30 Door The Fugitives, established in 2007, have released four records, which have been nominated for multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards and a Western Canadian Music Award. Their previous album, Everything Will Happen, spent ten weeks on the top ten Canadian folk charts, and earned them a support slot across Western Canada with Buffy Sainte-Marie and an appearance at UK’s Glastonbury Festival. Their follow-up, “The Promise of Strangers”, is set for release on January 26th on…

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February 2018

David Woodhead’s Confabulation (CD Release)

February 2 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 - $30

The Confabulation – “Tunnels and Visions” CD release With co-confabulators David Woodhead, Doug Wilde, Colleen Allen, Anne Lindsay, Bob Cohen, Rich Greenspoon, Fern Lindzon and Rebecca Hennessy. For the new Tunnels and Visions CD, Confabulation ringleader David Woodhead has turned over a lot of stones to develop a unique voice, with compositions ranging from rambunctious romps to contemplative minimalism, plus stops at vintage song and contemporary parlour music on the way. Evolving the playful Confabulation project was a natural move…

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The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band: 30th Anniversary Concert

February 3 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$30 - $35

For over twenty years (1988-2010) the Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band was a Canadian success story, hugely popular at home and recognized internationally as being “at the forefront of progressive klezmer and Yiddish music, firmly rooted in tradition yet fully engaged with the immediate present” (Sing Out). They helped spearhead the Klezmer Revival in Canada, making it essential to the nascent World Music scene. Over that period they released six CDs and three music videos, toured across North America and Europe…

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Willie P. Bennett Tribute

February 8 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 - $30

Featuring: David Essig, Rick Taylor, Jenny Whiteley, Pat Temple & the Hi LO Players, Barry James Payne/String Bone, Russell deCarle with Steve Briggs, Liam Russell, Ginger St. James, Pat Temple and the Hi-LO Players, Lynne Hansen and Linda McRae. Born in Toronto, Bennett was part of the 1970's folk music scene in Canada, alongside such figures as Bruce Cockburn, Stan Rogers and David Wiffen. He released his first single ("White Line") in 1969 and his final solo album (the Juno…

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Albert Lee and Band – Postponed

February 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$40 - $45

“This Grammy Award-winning British guitarist is hailed by the likes of Eric Clapton, Earl Scruggs, Jools Holland, Emmylou Harris and countless others as the world’s greatest guitarist… need we say anything more?” “The greatest guitarist in the world.”- Eric Clapton “Albert is in every sense of the word, a genuine guitar wizard.“- Earl Scruggs “When Saint Peter asks me to chronicle my time down here on earth, I’ll be able to say -with pride if that’s allowed- that for a…

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