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August 2018

Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage

August 2, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$20 – $25

‘An exquisite soundscape, which is the result of passion, precision and unbridled intimacy’  - R2 Magazine  A chance meeting at their local Black Fen Folk Club in Cambridge uncovered Hannah and Ben’s shared musical passions and sympathies, that over time has developed into a unique and intimate show of American roots and English folk music. Huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are a folk duo that look…

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Colleen Brown + Sarah MacDougall

August 3, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$20 – $25

Colleen Brown tears at our hearts as she does her own. With versatile songs and a voice akin to Joni Mitchell, she is relentlessly unafraid. In 2015 she released her 4th studio album ‘Direction’ – co-produced by Joel Plaskett – topping college radio charts, and touring Canada, Germany and the UK. Kerry Doole of exclaim.ca says ‘she is the rare vocalist that impresses equally on vibrant soul and quiet folk…travelling in Brown’s Direction is one very pleasing trek.’ The project…

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Sylvia Tyson + Scarlet Rivera

August 7, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$35 – $40

Sylvia Tyson Sylvia Tyson started performing professionally in 1959 as one-half of the internationally acclaimed folk duo, Ian and Sylvia. She wrote her first song, “You Were On My Mind”, in 1962, and three years later it reached #3 on the Billboard chart for a group called We Five, subsequently hitting the British charts as a hit for Crispian St Peter. Through the sixties and early seventies, Ian and Sylvia produced thirteen popular albums and toured extensively in North America…

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David Bromberg Quintet

August 9, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$60 – $65

Standing room and stool tickets are still available! 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…

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Solo Piano Double with Treasa Levasseur & Jesse Whiteley

August 13, 2018 @ 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. Monday, August 13 will feature two of…

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Jim Kweskin

August 17, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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The Primary Colours

August 22, 2018 @ 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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