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April 2018

Little Miss Higgins (CD Release)

April 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 - $30

From the Great Northern Plains of Western Canada, Little Miss Higgins struts and serenades her way, guitar in hand, lips blazoned red, onto any stage. As if she just drove in off the back-road of another time with gravel dust and a sunset trailing behind her, this pocket-sized powerhouse plays music brewed up in old-time country blues sprinkled with a little jazz and maybe a hint of folk. Join us in celebrating Little Miss Higgins latest release My Home, My…

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Stephen Fearing

April 20 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$30 - $35

Stephen Fearing's music embodies a fierce intelligence, a haunting candor, and a steady-handed pursuit of fleeting beauty. He exudes an abiding love for his craft and a respect for his audience that is reflected in two Juno awards and a touring circuit that includes festival stages and concert halls across Canada, Europe and The United States. In 1996, Fearing, Colin Linden, and Tom Wilson formed a new band called Blackie and the Rodeo Kings to record a tribute album of…

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RPR (Ritchie-Parrish-Ritchie) – CD Release

April 21 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 - $30

Join RPR in celebrating the release of their new CD Longview. Featuring former members of Tanglefoot It's a powerhouse band of contrasts, subtleties, humour, and the agility to go from full rampage to  whisper in a heartbeat. "This was my first RPR show, and I marvelled at the talent and versatility on stage....Go see RPR the next chance you get." Jesse Wilkinson, Rrampt, April 2017 It's that combination of vigour, poignancy and personality upon which RPR's reputation is built: arresting music, stories,…

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Levon Helm – 5th Anniversary Celebration

April 22 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$40 - $45

In honour of Toronto’s adopted son Levon Helm, who with his fellow Hawks, tore up Yonge St. in the early sixties and laid the foundation of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rhythm and Blues in T.O., we have gathered an all-star cast of some of the country’s top musicians and singers, to play the music Helm sang with: The Band; Levon and the Hawks; Levon Helm and the RCO All Stars; and the Barnburners. Levon Helm was one of the world’s…

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Toronto Ravel

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$20

Just for the Love of it! NOW IN ITS 5TH YEAR! PLEASE NOTE INCREASED ADMISSION COST Tickets: $20 Cash Only at the Door Toronto Ravel led by John Herberman plus “Adventures in Listening” and our NEW feature “Instrument of the month” (Please submit your idea to info@torontoravel.com) Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 10:00am - 1:00pm 10:00 - 11:00 - Continental Breakfast, “Adventures in Listening”, “Further Adventures in Listening” (see John’s Blog for details) 11:00 - 12:00 - Score Study 12:00 -…

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Russell deCarle

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

It’s late, and the bar is crowded. The music is loud, and people are dancing. The bartender needs a smoke, and you could use a smile, a conversation, a moment of recognition… But you are alone in this crowd, along with the singer Russell deCarle. Like him — and his music — you are holding it together with equal measures of heartbreak and hope. So join Russell; sink into his third album of songs that touch the heart, celebrate the…

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One Year In! Hugh’s Room Live Celebration Salon

April 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$30 - $35

We'll be celebrating our anniversary on April 28 in true salon style, with a vibrant evening of music and spoken word. On April 28th you'll hear familiar artists who helped establish the club as Toronto's premiere listening cabaret, plus a glimpse of new directions. And of course, there will be birthday cake. We hope you'll join us! Just added! Amanda Martinez & Donné Roberts making a debut of their new collaboration and our host with the most Holmes Hooke, direct…

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Tune Up Toronto: The Jazz Workshop

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$15 - $25

MusicOntario members should contact sarah@cimamusic.ca for the discount code. Tune Up Toronto is a MusicOntario workshop series designed to cater to the needs of local music communities, for artists and emerging music professionals alike. This edition of Tune Up TO teams up with TD and Jazz.FM91 and is exclusively designed for Ontario’s JAZZ community, featuring a day of workshops and networking curated to advance your performing, recording and touring careers. Top players in the industry will give you the inside…

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May 2018

Jazz.FM91: President’s Choice Concert Series with June Garber

May 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$55

Jazz.FM91 Presents: Our President’s Choice Concert Series with June Garber Once you’ve purchased your tickets please call our box office at 416-533-LIVE to make your dinner reservations.

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Martyn Joseph

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

Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other: Shades of Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be - but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives delivering his "songs of lyrical intelligence" according to BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris. Martyn Joseph is a powerful singer and songwriter gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with…

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Rawlins Cross

May 4 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$30 - $35

Rawlins Cross, one of Canada’s most accomplished and beloved Celtic bands, was formed in St. John’s in the late 1980s by songwriting brothers Dave Panting (guitar and mandolin) and Geoff Panting (keyboards and accordion) and Ian McKinnon (highland pipes and tin whistle). Since then, Rawlins Cross has been at the vanguard of the fusion of Celtic traditional music with the rhythms of rock, pop and worldbeat music. Equally at ease with a soulful Highland Air (MacPherson’s Lament) or a raucous…

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Soulsville – The Music of STAX

May 5 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$40 - $45

Lance Anderson brings an all-star line-up to Hugh’s Room Live:  ‘Soulsville - The Music of STAX’ An all-star Canadian cast of award-winning blues and roots musicians will perform a special concert honouring The Music of STAX Records, the legendary Memphis recording company that brought you Sam and Dave, Otis Redding, Booker T. and the MG’s, Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, the Bar-Kays and more! Under the direction of Juno Award winning producer and musical director, Lance Anderson,…

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Carole Pope

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

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 for the 2016 Polaris Prize. Carole’s latest CD, Music for Lesbians explores the funny tragic things about being…

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Carole Pope

May 10 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$30 - $35

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 for the 2016 Polaris Prize. Carole’s latest CD, Music for Lesbians explores the funny tragic things about being…

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Harry Manx

May 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$60 - $65

Harry Manx has been dubbed an “essential link” between the music of East and West, creating musical short stories that wed the tradition of the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas. His unique sound is bewitching and deliciously addictive to listen to. Born on the Isle of Man, Manx spent his childhood in Canada and left in his teens to live in Europe, Japan, India and Brazil. He honed his hypnotic live show on street corners, in cafes,…

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Harry Manx

May 12 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$60 - $65

Harry Manx has been dubbed an “essential link” between the music of East and West, creating musical short stories that wed the tradition of the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas. His unique sound is bewitching and deliciously addictive to listen to. Born on the Isle of Man, Manx spent his childhood in Canada and left in his teens to live in Europe, Japan, India and Brazil. He honed his hypnotic live show on street corners, in cafes,…

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Catherine MacLellan + Tanya Davis

May 13 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 - $30

In support of Mental Health Awareness, Songwriter and musician Catherine MacLellan and poet and musician Tanya Davis will be making a stop in to Hugh's Room Live on May 13. Don't miss these two incredible ladies and show your support. Catherine MacLellan, from Prince Edward Island on Canada’s east coast, has an extraordinary voice that insinuates its way into your heart and just won’t let go. Combine this with expert songwriting, fine musicianship and a riveting stage presence and you…

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Toronto Ravel

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$20

Just for the Love of it! NOW IN ITS 5TH YEAR! PLEASE NOTE INCREASED ADMISSION COST Tickets: $20 Cash Only at the Door Toronto Ravel led by John Herberman plus “Adventures in Listening” and our NEW feature “Instrument of the month” (Please submit your idea to info@torontoravel.com) Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 10:00am - 1:00pm 10:00 - 11:00 - Continental Breakfast, “Adventures in Listening”, “Further Adventures in Listening” (see John’s Blog for details) 11:00 - 12:00 - Score Study 12:00 -…

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Dálava + Lenka Lichtenburg

May 17 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 - $30

Dálava is an homage to traditional Moravian (Czech) folksong, sourcing melodies transcribed over 100 years ago by the great-grandfather of Dálava's singer, Julia Ulehla, and reanimating them in an extremely stirring, avant-garde, post-rock musical language. Comprised of a group of stellar musicians from Vancouver, Dálava's release The Book of Transfigurations (Songlines, 2017) has garnered critical acclaim. "Every now and then an album appears that is so overwhelming and so intense that it is hard to put into any category. Such…

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World Fiddle Day Concert w/ OKAN, Abebe Fikade & Shane Cook

May 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$30 - $35

In association with World Fiddle Day, Batuki Music and Polyphonic Ground Hugh's Room Live welcomes to the stage three world class fiddlers from Africa/Cuba/Canada. Featuring Abebe Fikade (Ethiopian masenqo), Okan (Elizabeth Rodriguez and Magdelys Savigne and band, originally from Cuba) and the inimitable Shane Cook from Dorchester, Ontario. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience! You will enjoy first-hand one of the oldest 1-string fiddles, the masenqo, still preserved amongst the Azmari people in East Africa where it is used to tell…

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World Fiddle Day: Workshops and Jam

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$20

After the unprecedented Friday night concert with Abebe Fikade, Okan and Shane Cook, join us the next day, on May 19, in the morning for workshops with Shane Cook and Elizabeth Rodriguez (Cuban music) and stay for the afternoon Jam where we will re-visit some of our old favourite tunes. WE WANT YOU, fiddles in hand. (As always, the afternoon is free for those who would like to come and listen.) Get Your Groove On Have you always wanted to…

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Chris Smither (CD Release)

May 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$30 - $35

CHRIS SMITHER. Songwriter. Guitarist. Performer. Bluesman. Ahead of CALL ME LUCKY, the new record from Chris Smither, and his first set of brand new originals in six years (release date: March 2018), American folk/blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter Chris Smither performs at Hugh's Room Live on may 19 in celebration of the album release. Honing a synthesis of folk and blues for 50 years, Smither is truly an American original. Reviewers and fans from around the world, including Rolling Stone…

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Slaid Cleaves

May 22 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$30 - $35

For over 20 years, Slaid Cleaves, out of Austin, TX, has spun stories with a novelist's eye and a poet's heart. His newest release "Ghost on the Car Radio" is out June 23, 2017 The characters in Slaid Cleaves' songs live in unglamorous reality. They work dead-end jobs, they run out of money, they grow old, they hold on to each other (or not), and they die. With an eye for the beauty in everyday life, he tells their stories,…

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Don’t Think Twice – The Songs of Bob Dylan

May 23 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$30 - $35

Featuring Paul James, Sultans of String, Michelle Rumball, Kyp Harness, Sue & Dwight, Melanie Peterson, host Rob Bowman and many more! Bob Dylan, the most important songwriter of our generation, has had a profound and formative influence on artists and audiences alike. Each of this evening’s performers will bring a unique interpretation of well-known and lesser-known works of Dylan. On the occasion of Bob Dylan’s 78th birthday, just a couple of years after the songwriter won the Nobel Prize for literature for…

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David Rotundo

May 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$35 - $38

Ross Robinson/BluesIn Toronto Presentation Toronto blues harpist David Rotundo heard James Cotton perform at the El Mocambo in 1991. “He blew one note on the harmonica that hypnotized me…” The next day, Rotundo went out and bought a harmonica. “…and I’ve been playing the blues ever since.” Obsession with the blues led Rotundo on a diesel-fuelled roots tour of blues epicentres of the United States including – New Orleans, Clarksdale, Austin, Memphis and Chicago with little more than his wits…

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Tin Pan North

May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 - $30

Don't miss this year's Festival Gala at Hugh's Room Live featuring Benita Hill, Suzie Vinnick, Blair Packham, Chris Tait (Chalk Circle) and Thomas Wade. Tin Pan North is a celebration of songs and the people who write them. “It was an idea sparked by the legendary Tin Pan South festival held each spring in Nashville, Tennessee: Intimate acoustic rounds at diverse clubs featuring those unheralded heroes, the songwriters." After sojourning to Tin Pan South Nashville for many years, NSAI Toronto…

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Kadri Voorand Quartet + Elizabeth Shepherd + Kaili Kinnon

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 - $30

In conjunction with the Estonian Music Week festivities, Hugh's Room Live is excited to present a Kadri Voorand Quartet + Elizabeth Shepherd + Kaili Kinnon triple bill! Kadri Voorand Quartet Kadri Voorand is a jazz singer and composer, who’s original music and expression has brought her a number of prizes and performances in Estonia as well as abroad.  In 2017 she was awarded by Estonian Music Awards as the Best Female Artist of the Year and her album “Armupurjus” (“Love…

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Highgate Road CD Release

May 29 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$20 - $25

Join us for an extraordinary evening with Highgate Road, celebrating the full-length album “The View from Here is Perfect”. Highgate Road arrives from Toronto’s west end, by way of the Niagara frontier. The band delivers folk-infused indie rock that is lovingly rendered. The soaring harmonies of Kathryn Aria give flight to the tightly-crafted songs of Andrew and Emily Pollock. Come out and hear Highgate Road in this exclusive engagement. The $20 ticket gets you in the door, a copy of…

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Jazz.FM91: President’s Choice Concert Series with Ian Shaw

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

Jazz.FM91 Presents: Our President’s Choice Concert Series with Ian Shaw Once you’ve purchased your tickets please call our box office at 416-533-LIVE to make your dinner reservations.

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Loopers Delight: Free Play Duo, Ro Randall, Damien Alexander

May 31 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$20 - $25

Hugh’s Room Live, in association with Sing! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival, welcome to the stage FreePlay Duo, Suba Sankaran and Dylan Bell. Multifaceted musicians Suba Sankaran and Dylan Bell join forces to create the FreePlay Duo. Described as “inspired eclecticism”, they take you from the concert halls of Europe, to the jazz clubs of Manhattan, to the temples of India, and back to the cultural mosaic of their native Toronto… all without leaving your seat. From Bach to Bird…

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June 2018

Connie Kaldor

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

Hugh's Room Live is excited to welcome back Juno awarding winning singer/ songwriter Connie Kaldor. Connie set the stage ablaze, with her own unique kind of fireworks, for the sold out Hugh's Room Live inaugural concert in April 2017. A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Connie has been performing for most of her life. Born into a musical family, she grew up singing in the choir. Her love of performing led her to a theatre degree from the University of Alberta,…

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Byrds, Byrds, Byrds

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

A loving tribute to the wonderful songs and musical trail blazing of America's 1965 answer to the Beatles, BYRDS BYRDS BYRDS recreates the sound of that fantastic quintet that changed the shape of the sixties pop scene. From their early folk-rock incarnation, anchored by the wonderful songs of Gene Clark and propelled into stardom by their imaginative reworking of Bob Dylans’ songs, through the psychedelic fever of 1966-67 right into the country rock phase that influenced so many of the…

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Mary Gauthier

June 6 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$30 - $35

In a Nashville bookstore, to the tune of steam hissing from a latte machine and laptop taps of nearby browsers, she speaks in a low voice, yet communicates urgently. Her voice never rises. Her music never rattles rafters or crashes like cymbals toward the high notes in a power chorus. Her tempos shuffle and trudge more than they dash. And her songs? They’re about as idiosyncratic as anything in the wide world of “popular music.” They’re painfully personal, especially on…

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Albert Lee and Band

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

"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 while I played rhythm guitar in a band with Albert Lee."- Emmylou Harris Guitar legend ALBERT LEE first came to prominence during a 1964-68 stint in British Blues and R…

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The Wildest – A Tribute to Louis Prima and Keely Smith

June 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$35 - $40

Meagan Luchko and Donovan Locke are an energetic vocal duo who have been performing together for over 7 years. Performing classic jazz and more from the swing era, their on-stage chemistry has enthralled audiences across Ontario. Reinventing the style of Louis Prima and Keely Smith, for this show Locke and Luchko have put together their hits in a fun and innovative way, while also recreating Louis and Keely’s unique musical relationship. Having started singing in church at a very early…

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Toronto Ravel

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$20

Just for the Love of it! NOW IN ITS 5TH YEAR! PLEASE NOTE INCREASED ADMISSION COST Tickets: $20 Cash Only at the Door Toronto Ravel led by John Herberman plus “Adventures in Listening” and our NEW feature “Instrument of the month” (Please submit your idea to info@torontoravel.com) Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 10:00am - 1:00pm 10:00 - 11:00 - Continental Breakfast, “Adventures in Listening”, “Further Adventures in Listening” (see John’s Blog for details) 11:00 - 12:00 - Score Study 12:00 -…

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Brian Gladstone (CD Release)

June 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 - $30

Brian Gladstone has been involved in the Canadian roots music scene for almost thirty-five years as an artist, performer, sing songwriter, producer, festival director, and activist. Brian Gladstone has written and recorded four albums, all of which have garnered global acclaim and worldwide airplay, with a fifth to be released in late 2017. His albums have been signed with Comstock Records, as well as Silverwolf Records. In the last ten years Gladstone has played over 1,000 live shows, done over…

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Jory Nash (CD Release)

June 16 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 - $30

Hugh's Room Live welcomes the return of Jory Nash, one of the mainstays of the folk roots programming calendar, with his 9th CD release. A multi-instrumentalist, Jory has received four Canadian Folk Music Award nominations and has won a prestigious Songs From The Heart songwriting award. The concert will feature a preview of new tunes from his forthcoming 9th CD release. Jory Nash is a past Artistic Director of the Shelter Valley Folk Festival, and is the co-founder of an annual large scale, multi-artist concert celebrating…

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Wintergarten Orchestra

June 22 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$30 - $35

Wintergarten Orchestra is a seasoned 11 piece ensemble, performing 1920s-30s pre-swing classics…taking us back to the dawn of Jazz. The music - A quick glance at the titles in the Wintergarten Orchestra’s extensive playlist shows what was going on in America during the 1920’s and early ’30’s. "Anything Goes", "Let’s Misbehave", "Puttin’ on the Ritz", "You Do Something to Me", "I’m Playing with Fire", "Doin’ the Uptown Lowdown", "Oh, You Nasty Man!", "I Found a Million Dollar Baby", "There Ain’t…

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The Barra MacNeils

June 23 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$45 - $50

As a group, the MacNeil siblings are widely regarded as one of the greatest live concert acts in the Celtic world. Hailing from Sydney Mines, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, the family group is deeply rooted in Celtic music, culture, dance, language and history. Their numerous critically acclaimed recordings have included their own original songs as well as tried and true standards, both instrumental and vocal. The Barra MacNeils live concert experience brings so much more to the stage than…

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July 2018

Mélisande [électrotrad]

July 4 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 - $30

NEW MILLENIUM QUEBEC TRAD Drawing from a rich heritage of traditional francophone songs, Quebec singer Mélisande unearths rare treasures that she adapts and presents with a feminist perspective and the distinctly modern sound of the band. Mélisande offers an energetic blend of traditional music, pop and electro with a mix of acoustic and electric instruments, vocal harmonies and programming. Led by Mélisande and her husband Alexandre ‘Moulin’ de Grosbois-Garand, the group offers a fresh artistic proposal to the folk-world-trad music scene. Its…

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The Shuffle Demons

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

Previous announced guest for the Shuffle Demons concert Kandy Guira will not be travelling to Canada for this concert due to scheduling issues. What do you get when you cross 3 amazing saxophonists dressed in wacky clothes, a crazy dancing drummer and a killer upright bass player and have them sing songs about Buses, Roaches and Hockey and spend 1/2 their time playing in the audience? The Shuffle Demons, that's what!!! They were a band that captured the imagination of…

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The Kruger Brothers

July 7 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$35 - $40

Born and raised in Europe, brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger started singing and playing instruments at a very young age. Growing up in a family where music was an important part of life, they were exposed to a wide diversity of musical influences. The brothers were performing regularly by the time they were eleven and twelve years old, and they began their professional career in 1979. Jens’ and Uwe’s first public performances were as a duo, and in just a…

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Alfie Zappacosta

July 20 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$50 - $55

Canadian singer/songwriter Alfie Zappacosta never disappoints his audience, and especially not at Hugh’s Room Live. At the first word of his appearing, this show is always nearly an instant sold-out booking, and it’s no doubt due to his ability to energize the listening room, moving his audience to their feet. After 40 years of creating staples in Canadian adult contemporary radio, multiple Juno-award winning Zappacosta has created a legendary career as a pop/rock icon. With a mastery of romance, his…

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Jeff Daniels + Ben Daniels Band

July 27 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$60 - $65

Jeff Daniels Since 2000, Jeff has played many and varied venues such as The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA, Club Passim in Boston, MA, New York City’s 54 Below, Chicago, New York and Nashville’s City Winery, The Barns at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA, Austin’s Cactus Cafe, the Ram’s Head Tavern in Annapolis, MD, Mucky Duck’s in Houston, The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI, Chicago’s Old School of Folk Music, Chicago’s S.P.A.C.E., Seattle’s Third Door, Alaska’s Blue Loon in Fairbanks and…

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August 2018

David Bromberg

August 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$55 - $60

For Americana godfather David Bromberg, it all began with the blues. His incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes – but is not limited to – adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son. A musician’s musician, Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and multiple styles is legendary, leading Dr. John to declare him an American…

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Robert Gordon + Chris Spedding

August 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$60 - $65

Rockabilly Boogie all night long with rockabilly legends Robert Gordon, the Crown Prince of Rockabilly, and guitar wizard Chris Spedding. Robert Gordon first put a fist through the heart of the music industry with his 1977 Hit "Red Hot," knocking down Disco queens, would-be Punks, and New Wave wannabes with his no-holds-barred take on hot-rodded Rockabilly. Now reunited with legendary guitar ace Chris Spedding, Robert is back to spread the gospel and jolt the world again... Gordon and Spedding “……

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September 2018

Friends of Fiddlers Green

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

The Toronto-based “Friends” boast six versatile musicians, four fine singers, three songwriters, a brilliant joke teller and the occasional Fiery Dragon. This totally uncategorizable collection has been together, in one form or another, for over forty years, and has played countless clubs, concerts and festivals across Canada and the northern United States. Nobody, not even the Friends themselves, can predict what might happen during one of their concerts, but it always includes humour, powerful vocal harmony, great musicianship, social commentary…

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Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys

September 27 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$30 - $35

Gordie MacKeeman exemplifies the term natural showman. An ace fiddle player nicknamed “crazy legs” for his frenetic loose-limbed step-dancing, he just loves to perform. Combine that exuberance and onstage dynamism with the stellar musicianship of his multi-instrumentalist comrades His Rhythm Boys, and you have an unstoppable roots music force. That potent combination has made the group highly sought-after performers on the international roots music circuit, thrilling audiences from Adelaide, Australia to Edinburgh, Scotland. Both live and on record, Gordie MacKeeman…

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October 2018

Mad Dogs and Englishmen – The Music of Joe Cocker & Leon Russell

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

Lance Anderson presentation - Featured Line up TBA The Crowd favourite at the 2013 Kitchener Blues Festival, this show with 14 of the country’s top Blues and Roots music artists is a powerhouse Soul and Gospel/rock show guaranteed to bring the house down. Juno Award winning producer Lance Anderson (who brought The Last Waltz and Genius+Soul=The Music of Ray Charles to Hugh’s Room) has brought together another wonderful  roster of BLUES ALL STARS including singers Chuck Jackson (The Downchild Blues…

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Tom Paxton and The DonJuans

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

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and folk icon Tom Paxton teams up with the Grammy winning singer/songwriter duo, the Don Juans (Don Henry and Jon Vezner). Collectively, their songs have been covered by: Harry Belafonte, John Mellencamp,  Miranda Lambert, Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, Nancy Griffith, Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Janis Ian, Kathy Mattea, John Denver, Faith Hill, B.J. Thomas, Blake Shelton, Peter, Paul & Mary and Bob Dylan… just to name a few. Tom Paxton has become a voice of…

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Strawbs

October 15 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$55 - $60

Don't miss one of the last appearances of the electric Strawbs! As Strawbs move gracefully into their fifth decade of music making, it is still difficult to categorise the unique sound that has made them Britain’s most successful international progressive folk-rock band. David Cousins, who leads the group, has been described by the influential All Music Guide as: “the most talented Dylan influenced songwriter to come out of England”. Strawbs are often mentioned in the same breath as progressive rock bands like Yes, King…

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The Young’uns

October 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 - $30

The Young’uns have proved themselves a unique proposition – writing and performing a cappella or subtly accompanied songs that tell it how it is alongside traditional songs from their native North-East and further afield – songs of conscience, songs of warmth and wit, songs to provoke, songs to inspire. Renowned for their pitch perfect harmonies and rapid fire humour, their live show undeniably has the human touch. Always engaging, frequently heart-warming, they have built an enviable audience rapport. They are…

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Maria Dunn & Joe Jencks

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

Songs of hope, courage, love and triumph! Joe Jencks and Maria Dunn have teamed up for a select number of concerts featuring songs of hope, courage, love and triumph! From Chicago, IL and Edmonton, AB Canada respectively - these performing songwriters represent the finest traditions in music that is socially aware, musically engaged, and filled with heart and purpose. Spanning numerous musical styles and multiple generations, they bring together diverse perspectives into a unified presentation that invites people to sing,…

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Oysters 3

October 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$40 - $45

John Jones, Alan Prosser and Ian Telfer, the three founders of Oysterband, come to Hugh’s Room Live for an acoustic folk-rock performance not to be missed! Oyster 3 come from modern, folk-based British music, acoustic at heart, sometimes intense, sometimes rocking. Oysterband made radical versions of traditional songs, and since 1978 they've toured in 35 countries  -  festivals, concerts, bars, rallies, jails, bring 'em on!  -  won 5 BBC Folk Awards, and made 13 studio albums and one DVD. They…

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The Songs of Nick Drake

October 27 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$40 - $45

We announced the Songs Of Nick Drake concert a little prematurely. Watch this space for further info.

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December 2018

Carlos del Junco (CD Release)

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

Carlos del Junco will be hitting the Hugh's Room Live stage on December 1st celebrating his latest CD release Hang On, featuring the (both) wonderful Eric St. Laurent and Henry Heillig on guitar and bass respectively. Hang On features some back up vocals from Jimmy Bowskill on a few tunes, and Kevin Breit playing mandolin on "Alberta Hunter", and 12 string national guitar on "No Fool Horse". "...we've been talking about doing one together for some time so here it is!"…

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Glendale One

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

Glendale One pays homage to the Lennon/McCartney catalogue through unique arrangements in styles ranging from Texas Swing to Jazz Rock/Fusion. Proof positive you can go anywhere with a well written song. They are 5 childhood friends who met again after 30 years to spend the next 13 years, every Tuesday night, sharing their love of playing, arranging and recording music together. Their name is the phone exchange they all shared in grade school. Add the B-Town Horns, a stellar five-piece…

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January 2019

The 15th and Final Edition of “The Way We Feel” @ Hugh’s Room Live: A Celebration of the Music of Gordon Lightfoot

January 11, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$40 - $45

Don't miss the long awaited return of “The Way We Feel”: A Celebration of the Music of Gordon Lightfoot. This show is a must see as this will be the 15th and Final Edition of The Way We Feel at Hugh's Room Live. Hosted by Jory Nash and Featuring The Good Brothers, DALA, Lori Cullen, Kevin Fox, Jory Nash and more to be announced! House Band: Burke Carroll, Jason Fowler, David Matheson, David Woodhead and Emcee: David Newland

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The 15th and Final Edition of “The Way We Feel” @ Hugh’s Room Live: A Celebration of the Music of Gordon Lightfoot

January 12, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$40 - $45

Don't miss the long awaited return of “The Way We Feel”: A Celebration of the Music of Gordon Lightfoot. This show is a must see as this will be the 15th and Final Edition of The Way We Feel at Hugh's Room Live. Hosted by Jory Nash and Featuring The Good Brothers, DALA, Lori Cullen, Kevin Fox, Jory Nash and more to be announced! House Band: Burke Carroll, Jason Fowler, David Matheson, David Woodhead and Emcee: David Newland

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The 15th and Final Edition of “The Way We Feel” @ Hugh’s Room Live: A Celebration of the Music of Gordon Lightfoot

January 13, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$40 - $45

Don't miss the long awaited return of “The Way We Feel”: A Celebration of the Music of Gordon Lightfoot. This show is a must see as this will be the 15th and Final Edition of The Way We Feel at Hugh's Room Live. Hosted by Jory Nash and Featuring The Good Brothers, DALA, Lori Cullen, Kevin Fox, Jory Nash and more to be announced! House Band: Burke Carroll, Jason Fowler, David Matheson, David Woodhead and Emcee: David Newland

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Rik Emmett

January 26, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$40 - $45

After five decades in the biz, the adjectives ‘prolific’ and ‘eclectic’ recur often in Rik Emmett profiles.  Following over a dozen platinum albums from his Triumph years, he’s produced 19 more as a non-platinum indie, ranging from rock to blues to jazz to folk to classical – with a full-blown rock record released worldwide in 2016, RES 9, for the MASCOT / PROVOGUE label. International notoriety earned him entry into three Canadian Halls of Fame, and a star on the…

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