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September 2017

Dan Bern

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

Photo: Judd Irish Bradley “With his acoustic guitar and a batch of witty and insightful songs, Dan Bern is rapidly becoming the voice of a new generation of folk music.” – NPR “Dan Bern is a throwback, a singer-songwriter who marvels at life’s beauty, fragility, and complexity with a fresh, defiantly uncompromising style. In a perfect world, he’d be as beloved as Dylan or Lennon—he’s that good!” So wrote Stereophile magazine contributing editor David Sokol for that publication’s popular Records…

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Matthew Byrne

September 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Born into a family of Newfoundland music makers, Matthew’s repertoire is heavily influenced by that unique musical lineage – the weaving of a great story with a beautiful melody – and he supports this tradition with powerful vocals, polished guitar work, and a presence that fills the room. His repertoire transcends time and place and his live performance reminds us how satisfying traditional songs can be when stripped down to their basic elements. Matthew Byrne’s music has traveled well beyond…

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Ariana Gillis (CD Launch)

September 29 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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“I’ve never seen an unknown performer with more power as when I saw Ariana…. I couldn’t stop talking about her. She may be the best new emerging artist anywhere.” ~ Writer - Rock Critic - Historian, Dave Marsh Hailing from just outside Toronto, Ariana Gillis started taking singing lessons at the age of six, but she was hardly thrilled. So, her father encouraged her to write her own material and learn to play the guitar. An award-winning songwriter himself, he…

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Three Kings

September 30 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$35 - $38

Hosted by JAZZFM radio host and guitar legend Danny Marks with special guests Paul DesLauriers, Dylan Wickens, Shawn Kellerman and Jesse O'Brien. Blues guitar royalty hosts a pantheon of string benders, but the family name King resonates for many as the heart of genre. All now passed, B. B. King (Thrill is Gone), Albert King (Born Under A Bad Sign) and Freddie King (Hide Away) were soulful and powerful performers, influencing the direction of popular music and an enormous range…

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October 2017

Howard Gladstone CD Release for Hourglass

October 5 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Band consisting of  Howard Gladstone (guitar & vocals),  Laura Fernandez (vocals), Tony Quarrington (guitars) with Russ Boswell (stand-up bass) performing his new album “Hourglass” and other songs.  Opening set by Laura Fernandez on piano and vocals. Hourglass is the fifth and strongest album by Toronto singer/songwriter Howard Gladstone.  The album consists of nine original songs performed by Howard Gladstone accompanied by an ensemble of highly talented and creative musicians, and recorded in April and May 2017. The album title, Hourglass,…

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Angel Forrest

October 6 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 - $30
Angel Forrest

With a career spanning 27 years, nine albums and the winner of the Maple Blues Award for Female Vocalist of the Year in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, Quebec blues belter Angel Forrest releases her new album, Angel’s 11 on March 11th, 2016. Ambitious and original, this project demonstrates the friendship shared between Angel and the 11 guitarists who are featured on this new album. Combining masterful song writing with her partner Denis Coulombe, Angel has written eleven songs imagining…

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Bob Bossin’s Farewell Concert. Honest.

October 7 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 - $30

STANDING ROOM ONLY - Call the box office at 416-533-5483 With Marie-Lynn Hammond, Ben Mink, Anne Lederman, Allan Soberman and other musical friends. After a half-century of performing, Bob Bossin is hanging up the banjo. Over 50 years, Bob founded Stringband, authored Davy the Punk, manufactured Bossin’s Home Remedy for Nuclear War and made the videos Sulphur Passage and Only one bear in a hundred bites but they don’t come in order. Now Bob is giving up the road, or…

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Moulettes

October 10 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 - $30

"The best thing I saw over the weekend at the Winnipeg Folk Festival" - Tom Power, CBC Radio One's host of q. Moulettes are an English eclectic Art Rock band that combines elements of Rock, Prog, Folk and Pop. The band was formed in 2002 in Glastonbury, England by Hannah Miller, Ruth Skipper, Robert Skipper, Oliver Austin and Ted Dwane. BAND MEMBERS: Hannah Miller – 5 String Cello, Cellola, Vocals, Guitar, Synths, and Autoharp Raevennan Husbandes – Electric Guitar, Vocals,…

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Reckless Daughter – A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

October 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Pages UnBound and HarperCollins Canada present: David Yaffe reading from his new book, Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell + an interview with Karen Bliss + musical performance by Mia Sheard with Joel Schwartz Tickets: $10 For tickets, priority seating and dinner reservations, please call 416-533-5483. Receive a $5 rebate with book purchase. Event concludes with a special Joni Mitchell tribute performance by Mia Sheard with multi-instrumentalist Joel Schwartz Join Pages UnBound and HarperCollins Canada in a special tribute…

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A Tribute to Etta James

October 13 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$35 - $38

Standing Room Only - Please call the box office for tickets Hosted by Danny Marks Ask a woman blues singer who they admire, who influenced them the most, who is their favourite? Etta James is the answer. No other female blues singer strikes such a unanimous and resounding response. "Tell Mama", "I'd Rather Go Blind", "At Last" were some of her signature songs in a career that began at the age of 14 and spanned decades until her death in…

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