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October 2018

Fraser Anderson with Special Guest Arlene Bishop

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

Wednesday | October 10 | 8:30pm $25 Advance / $30 Door Fraser Anderson Hailed by Howard Thompson (Former Head of A&R, Elektra Records) as “the best singer-songwriter I’ve heard in a long time”, and for good reason. Likened to Damien Rice’s emotionality, Glen Hansard’s crafted storytelling, the beauty of Nick Drake and the vulnerability & humour of John Martyn.  Described by BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris as  “truly beautiful”. His sensitive straight down the line, raw desire for human understanding and connection have left listeners…

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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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Jack de Keyzer

October 12 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$30 – $35

Jack de Keyzer One of Canada’s best guitar slingers, Jack de Keyzer, is back! Book early, folks.  Two time Juno Award winner, seven time Maple Blues winner, virtuoso guitarist, singer, songwriter Jack de Keyzer plays the blues world wide, from the Arctic Circle to Puerto Escondido, Mexico; from Athens, Greece to Hornby Island, BC. One of Canada’s most awarded and in demand live performers and session guitarists, Jack has released twelve CDs and one DVD. He has also played on…

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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 14 @ 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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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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Holly Near

October 17 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$40 – $45

    As Holly Near celebrates her first album in three years, Peace Becomes You, she’s building on 40 creative years and 30 recordings. Respected around the world for her music and activism, her joy and passion inspire people to join in her celebration of the human spirit. Equally compelling at her shows or through your speakers, her music fully engages listeners in the world around them. Holly has made a career speaking to anyone in the world who believes…

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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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Monkey Junk

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

Monkey Junk Congratulations Monkey Junk for taking home the 2018 JUNO for Blues Album of the Year! The latest and fifth release from singer/guitarist and harp player Steve Marriner, drummer Matt Sobb, and guitarist Tony D is precisely the kind of corker you’d expect from a trio of musical veterans who, between them, have boosted luminaries from Fabulous Thunderbird Kim Wilson to Buddy Guy, the late Jeff Healey to the lamented Stevie Ray Vaughan. The trio, whose career-best fifth album…

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The Tiki Collective

October 20 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 – $30

The Tiki Collective $25 Advance / $30 Door Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 8:30pm The Tiki Collective are a large ensemble of friends who perform jazz, pop and exotica music. Their debut CD "MUSE" is released on Vesuvius Music. The collective was conceived by Jaymz Bee and Music Director, Eric St-Laurent in 2016.  Bee has been a fan of exotica and Lounge music for years and felt the time was right to present a nuevo-retro sounding ensemble that included elements of surf, jazz and pop…

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