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October 2018

Rum Ragged

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

Sunday, October 21, 2018 @ 8:30pm $25 Advance / $30 Door Few traditional Newfoundland bands have risen as quickly in the ranks as Rum Ragged. Formed by singer/guitarist Mark Manning and singer/accordion player Aaron Collis just two years ago, Rum Ragged has garnered respect from a loyal, ever-growing fan base as well as their musical peers. From spirited instrumentals to heartfelt ballads, they pay homage to the greats that came before them while carving out a fresh, unique sound of their…

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April Verch + Annie Lou

October 23 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

April Verch + Annie Lou $25 Advance / $30 Door APRIL VERCH While Verch is perhaps best known for playing traditional fiddle styles from her native Ottawa Valley, Canada, her performances extend into old-time American and Appalachian styles and far beyond, for a well-rounded tour-de-force of North Americana sounds. Verch and her fellow trio members pare down their arrangements, highlighting the simple pleasures of upright bass, guitar, clawhammer banjo, voices, fiddle, and stepping in intimate conversation. At the heart lie…

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Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

October 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$40 – $45

Nobody I know—and I mean nobody—has covered more ground and made more friends and sung more songs than the fellow you're about to meet right now.  He's got a song and a friend for every mile behind him.  Say hello to my good buddy, Ramblin' Jack Elliott. Johnny Cash, The Johnny Cash Television Show, 1969. One of the last true links to the great folk traditions of this country, with over 40 albums under his belt, Ramblin' Jack Elliott is…

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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

The Songs of Nick Drake has been Luke Jackson’s labour of love project for the last fifteen years. Luke was friends with Nick’s string arranger Robert Kirby, working together on one of Luke’s albums before Kirby’s untimely death in 2009, and since then Luke has been one of a handful of musicians to be entrusted with Kirby’s legendary string arrangements for the songs from Nick’s albums Five Leaves Left and Bryter Layter. The show toured Ontario and Quebec in 2012,…

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Georgian Bay CD Release + The O’Pears

October 28 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 – $30

Georgian Bay + The O'Pears Sunday | October 28 | 8:30pm $25 Advance / $30 Door Georgian Bay Polaris prize nominated bilingual duo Georgian Bay features the soaring vocal harmonies of multi-instrumentalists Joëlle Westman and Kelly Lefaive. Fearlessly fusing elements of electronic, jazz, chamber music, and pop to their folk roots, Georgian Bay’s music is uniquely Canadian, intertwining lyrics in English and French. On October 26th 2018, Georgian Bay will release the second volume of Courage, a double album that…

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Fundraiser (Closed)

October 29
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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November 2018

Ray Montford CD Release

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

Thursday, November 1 @ 8:30pm $25 Advance / $30 Door Ray Montford’s powerful original tunes are characterized by a wild and raw beauty. Often inspired by the human condition, his instrumental compositions paint haunting canvasses that are rich in imagery, leaving an indelible mark on the listener. Blurring boundaries between rock, blues, fusion and folk, his electric work and phrasing are reminiscent of the great British guitarists David Gilmour, Jeff Beck and Mark Knopfler, while his open-tuning acoustic work evoke…

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Pierre Schryer Live

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

Pierre is one of Canada’s leading traditional fiddlers. JUNO nominee, Canadian Folk Music Award nominee, and celebrated performer and producer. He was immersed from an early age in the Franco-Ontarian traditions of his heritage, through multiple fiddle competitions along with his triplet brothers. The Schryer Triplets recorded 2 albums and appeared several times on the “Tommy Hunter Show.” As a solo performer Pierre has received numerous titles and awards including Canadian Open Fiddle Champion, Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion, Violoneux…

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