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February 2018

Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley (CD Release)

February 22 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 - $30

Award winning blues artists Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley celebrate their newest album release "I Was Telling Him About You" from G-THREE Music at Hugh’s Room Live! With Chris wowing the crowd from one instrument to the next and Diana’s internationally renowned blues vocals, it promises to be a great show. As the esteemed jazz bible DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE said about Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley: “it’s a rare and good thing when two talented performers join forces.”  Diana Braithwaite and…

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Black Umfolosi

February 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 - $30

Black Umfolosi are, without a doubt, Zimbabwe’s number one acappella song and dance performing company with over 30 years of touring and stage experience. Based at the Enkundleni Cultural Centre in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Black Umfolosi take their name from the Umfolosi River that flows through the Natal province in South Africa. Some of the fore-fathers of the Matabele tribe came from the banks of the river. The group came together by chance in 1982 as a means of entertaining themselves…

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Ken Whiteley’s Sunday Gospel Matinée

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

Songs for Joy Featuring Coco Love Alcorn, Pat Patrick and Ali Matthews 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 Songs for Joy, features a guest lineup of amazing vocalists: Coco Love Alcorn, Pat Patrick and…

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March 2018

Maria Doyle Kennedy

March 1 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$35 - $40

Maria Doyle Kennedy is an Irish singer, actor and filmmaker. Together with her husband Kieran Kennedy she runs a small independent record label (Mermaid Records) and they have released 6 albums to date, the most recent release SING, featured duets with John Prine, Damien Rice and Paul Brady. She set up Mermaid films in 2004 specifically to make a documentary called Golden Boy about the artist Patrick Scott who is often referred to as the father of Modernism in Irish…

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Songs Are Like Tattoos – A Tribute to Joni Mitchell

March 2 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$30 - $35

with Your Host MIA SHEARD and guests: Alex Samaras Colleen Brown Dana Sipos Kevin Fox Jeremy Fisher and the band: Chris Gartner (bass) David Restivo (piano) Ernie Tollar (woodwinds) Joel Schwartz (guitar) Ryan Granville- Martin (drums)

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Songs Are Like Tattoos – A Tribute to Joni Mitchell

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

with Your Host MIA SHEARD and guests: Alex Samaras Colleen Brown Dana Sipos Kevin Fox Jeremy Fisher and the band: Chris Gartner (bass) David Restivo (piano) Ernie Tollar (woodwinds) Joel Schwartz (guitar) Ryan Granville- Martin (drums)

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Chip Taylor

March 7 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$27.50 - $32.50

With Special Guest Sarah Jane Scouten Chip Taylor wanted to be a professional golfer. Then he became a prolific songwriter who’s given the world at least two songs that everyone knows - “Angel of the Morning” and “Wild Thing.” And along the way he had a career as the sort of gambler that gets barred from Las Vegas for winning too much, and he’s been a bookmaker’s nightmare on the racetrack. Now he’s set for a concert at Hugh’s Room…

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Carole Pope

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

Carole Pope and band make a rare appearance at Hugh’s Room Live, appropriately coinciding with International Women’s Day. A trailblazer for sure, Carole Pope is an agent provocateur pushing the boundaries of sexuality, sexual politics, and the status quo, making you think and dance at the same time. Her work has been recognized with three Juno Awards, multiple independent music awards, a Genie Award, and album sales include 4 gold, 1 platinum and 1 double platinum. She was short listed…

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Richard Shindell

March 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 - $30

Originally from New York, now dividing his time between Buenos Aires, Argentina and New York's Hudson Valley, Richard Shindell is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories, juxtapose ideas and images, inhabit characters, vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song may be. From his first record, Sparrow's Point (1992) to his current release, Careless (September 2016), Shindell has explored the possibilities offered by this most elastic and variable of cultural confections: the…

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Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

March 10 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$40 - $45

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque with Pedal Steel sensation Nikki D Brown GRAMMY NOMINATED JANE BUNNETT and Maqueque start their new season off with a world premiere for Toronto audiences at Hugh's Room Live. What a year 2017 has been for this dynamic all female Band. 2018 is looking to see the group take off internationally with the upcoming Grammy nomination, many festival appearances, two of the greatest being... NEWPORT and MONTEREY and being Featured on the NPR radio show Jazz…

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