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December 2017

John Sheard Vinyl Café Tribute

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

Vinyl Café Music Director - John Sheard Presents - 'A Tribute to Stuart McLean - 20 Years on the Road with the Vinyl Cafe' With Guest Artists: David Celia, Sheila Carabine and Amanda Walther (Dala) and Violin Virtuoso Drew Jurecka. Backstage Stories, Tour Bus Tales, Music and Madness from 20 Years on the road with Stuart McLean and the Vinyl Cafe Throughout his thirty-odd years as pianist, producer and arranger, John Sheard has recorded and performed with many North American…

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A Tribute to Muddy Waters & Howlin’ Wolf

December 2 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$35 - $38

Hosted by Danny Marks Featuring Paul DesLauriers, Julian Fauth, Dylan Wickens, Guy Belanger and Jack de Keyzer. Electric blues came up the Mississippi and found a home in Chicago, on the south side, in the bars and in the robust working class evolution of America's second city. The reigning king of that scene was McKinley Morganfield aka Muddy Waters, his rival was the enormous and powerful Chester Burnett aka Howlin' Wolf. Together they made blues the essential influencer to everyone…

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Còig

December 3 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 - $30

Còig, one of Atlantic Canada's premiere traditional groups, is an ensemble of East Coast musicians originally forming to promote the Celtic Colours International Festival. In one explosive coming together, what was once solo acts on stage has amalgamated into one electrifying super group, picked as Penguin Eggs magazine’s 2014 #1 New Discovery internationally. With the fiery Celtic style as its musical core, Còig easily shifts between century old tunes of past generations to original and contemporary compositions, featuring the band’s range…

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Soulville – An R&B Cabaret

December 4 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$15 - $20

Featuring: Matt Nethersole Alana Hibbert Cleopatra Williams Stacey Kay Chris Sams Tiffany Deriveau Conor Scully Robert Markus Kelly Holliff Dana Jean Phoenix Lisa Michelle and Chris Tsujiuchi All proceeds in support of PFLAG Toronto Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/events/302782676888189

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Minor Empire (CD Launch)

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

Turkish traditional music reimagined Award­-winning Turkish­Canadian world music group Minor Empire has racked up a lengthy list of plaudits for its seamless blend of Turkish traditional music and modern sounds. Minor Empire’s ​sound is defined by the dreamy vocals of Ozgu Ozman which soar above an ambient bed of organic instrumentation to create the airy, atmospheric vibe. “An important way forward for Turkish and world music…” – CBC Radio “…pure and sinuous vocals ... percussion that simmers with delicious intensity.”…

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The Bills 20th Anniversary Show

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

“Their sound is panoramic, mischievious, fiercely unpretentious – and musically splendid” – Boston Globe The Bills’ newest album, Trail of Tales features 14 original tracks. For the first time in their storied career, the album sees all five members of the band contributing compositional talents in a truly collaborative offering. Trail of Tales winds from infectious, grooving folk/pop vocal numbers to beguiling, hypnotic instrumentals. The album walks a verdant path through lyrics that explore and shimmer with melodies that are sure…

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The Hogtown All-Stars

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

"The Blues With Experience And Dedication” The Hogtown Allstars, six award winning and entertaining Canadian musicians, dedicated to “The Blues”, the art form that defines their careers. A supergroup of extraordinary players, they come together in a variety of musical situations but rarely as The Hogtown Allstars. The select performances under that banner take on special event status. Chuck Jackson lead vocals/harmonica, Gary Kendall bass/vocals Pat Carey tenor saxophone, Teddy Leonard guitar/vocals Mike Fitzpatrick drums, Michael Fonfara piano/organ/vocals The Downchild…

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Carlos del Junco

December 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$30 - $35

2016 Maple Leaf Blues Nomination for Best Harmonica Player and Best Acoustic Duo (with Jimmy Bowskill for Blues Etc...) 2010 JUNO NOMINATION for STEADY MOVIN' cd (JUNO is Canada’s equivalent of a Grammy) Harmonica Player of the Year - EIGHT times Canadian Maple Blues Awards 2005 "Best Blues" Award - NOW Magazine, Toronto, ON 1998 JUNO NOMINATION for BIG BOY cd 1996 Blues Musician of the Year Award - Jazz Report Magazine 1993 Hohner World Harmonica Championship, Trossingen, Germany -…

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A Quartette Christmas

December 13 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$50 - $55

This year Hugh’s Room Live will be carrying on the tradition that is The Quartette Christmas Show. It is perhaps the best-loved of all the Christmas shows that have been presented at Hugh's Room since the year the Room opened in 2001. A Quartette Christmas is a delightful mix of Christmas songs old and new, performed by four of Canada’s finest singer/songwriters--Cindy Church, Caitlin Hanford, Gwen Swick, and Sylvia Tyson. Their rich harmonies, warm humour, and love for the music…

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Craig Cardiff

December 15 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 - $30

For the past two and a half years, Craig Cardiff has been passing around a Book of Truths during his shows and asking his fans to share something truthful in it — a story, a confession, a hope, a secret.  The book gives fans a chance to write down something they might be too afraid to say out loud, and it gives Cardiff an opportunity to connect with the people who come to his shows. Those entries aren’t always easy…

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