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August 2018

Jim Kweskin

August 17 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$20 – $25

Jim Kweskin is probably best known as a singer and bandleader. He also created one of the bedrock guitar styles of the folk revival, adapting the ragtime-blues fingerpicking of artists like Blind Boy Fuller to the more complex chords of pop and jazz. He has maintained a remarkably consistent musical vision since his jug band days, continuing to explore traditional folk and blues with the sophisticated sensibility of a jazz musician and jazz with the communal simplicity of a folk…

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Tri-Continental (Madagascar Slim, Bill Bourne, Lester Quitzau)

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

Tri-Continental. Madagascar Slim, Bill Bourne, Lester Quitzau - good friends that share a love for the blues. Tri-Continental is a collaborative evolution that fuses the talents of three wonderful guitar-players, singers and songwriters. There are no musical boundaries present in this one-of-a-kind blues/folk/world music mélange. Bill Bourne, Lester Quitzau and Madagascar Slim present a truly unique and critically acclaimed sound that is a great success in terms of soulfulness and presence, intensity and atmosphere. Tri-Continental back with new music after…

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Beppe Gambetta

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

BEPPE GAMBETTA It is the smile that is the key for reading the musical universe of Beppe Gambetta. An open and disarming smile that is also the contagious and irresistible smile of a person who invites you to a musical journey with light heart and curiosity. The destination, as for any traveller, is not totally defined because it is beautiful, at the very last, to find ourselves where we never would expected to be. With the horizon's line as a challenge and attraction, Beppe is continually composing…

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Solo Piano Double with Sarah Hagen & Tyler Yarema

August 21 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$20 – $25

Buy 3 Get 1 Free Bundle Our "Solo Piano Double" series is an intriguing concept in that each artist will give a 45 minute set - they will not likely be sharing the piano stool and dueting, although that is possible but not requested! We are offering a wonderful incentive to pick four concerts and pay for just three. It all comes down to great playing, open minds and the spirit of discovery. Closing out this inaugural series we will…

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The Primary Colours

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

The Primary Colours There are only three primary colours, but they combine to make all the hues of the rainbow. And then there’s The Primary Colours, a brand new trio of sublimely talented roots-acoustic musicians who merge beautiful harmony vocals with striking instrumental prowess, resulting in a full spectrum of songs of unique depth and resonance. Kim Richey, Doug Cox, and Linda McRae all have decades of experience as songwriters and performers – and because they’re at that point in…

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We Banjo 3 (CD Release)

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

We Banjo 3, an award-winning band from Galway, Ireland, will release their fourth studio recording, Haven, on July 27, 2018, in conjunction with their upcoming U.S. and Canada tours.  Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, percussion and vocals, We Banjo 3’s sound is an infectious blend of traditional Irish Music with Americana, bluegrass, and a hint of pop, affectionately described as “Celtgrass.”   We Banjo 3 comprises two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley, who are among the most celebrated and distinguished…

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CLOSED – Gone Fishing

August 26 @ 8:00 am - September 3 @ 5:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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September 2018

Doc MacLean + Albert Frost AKA CanAfrica Blues + Tim Bastmeyer

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

Wednesday • September 5 @ 8:30pm $20 Advance / $25 Door This year's "CanAfrica Blues" will feature very special guest, South African guitar hero, singer, songwriter, producer, Albert Frost. It's an electric-acoustic blues duo mixing our contemporary and traditional delta and west African roots. Contemporary blues roots artists. One guy played with Son House, the other with Ali Farka Toure. Two special stories. Two unique, yet complimentary musicians, together for one special tour. Possibly the most significant and interesting National Steel Blues adventure…

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Luca Ciarla + Etnopolis

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

  MUSICIANS Luca Ciarla, violin Antonino De Luca, accordion Maurizio Perrone, double bass Francesco Savoretti, percussions Description One of the most original Italian ensembles in recent years, the Luca Ciarla Quartet has performed in more than 50 countries around the world. With Nino De Luca on accordion, Maurizio Perrone on double bass and Francesco Savoretti on percussions, violinist Luca Ciarla has drawn on the familiar sounds of the Italian folk tradition and the Mediterranean area. The album Il Vento dei Saraceni features some of their most popular pieces such as Bach Tarantolato or…

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Songs in the Key of Stevie Wonder

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

A Man called Wrycraft presents “Songs In The Key Of Stevie Wonder” Live Tribute Concert @ Hugh’s Room Live, Toronto Friday, September 7, 2018 Featuring: Backing trio is The Stevie Wondrous Trio: Michael Occhipinti-guitar, Calvin Beale-bass & Don Pham-drums Michael is working like a beaver to confirm the lineup for this fall version of this show but you can be assured it will be an exciting mix of known and surprise talents!

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