Archive for Americana

Bywater Call CD Release

FILMING NOTICE:
This event will be filmed for promotional use by Hugh’s Room Live.

 

Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 8:30pm

Bywater Call CD Release
$15 Advance / $20 Door *

* Now Nominated for Best New Artist at the 2020 Maple Blues Awards

* Please note that cameras will be on-site for the performance to record the event for promotional purposes. If you wish not to be on camera, please let the host know up entry. Apologies for any inconvenience, folks. 

Born out of a love for southern soul, blues and roots music and a passion to create a powerful and moving experience for listeners, Toronto band Bywater Call was formed by singer Meghan Parnell and guitar player Dave Barnes in 2017 along with Bruce McCarthy on drums, Mike Meusel on Bass and Alan Zemaitis on Keys. In 2018, a 2-piece horn section was added in the form of Stephen Dyte on Trumpet and Julian Nalli on Tenor Sax.

In the short time since, the band has made waves in the Toronto Blues scene and the Festival Circuit, playing Main Stages at the Tremblant International Blues Festival, Donnacona Blues Festival, The TD Toronto Jazz Festival, the Toronto Beaches Jazz Festival and the Markham Jazz Festival, to name a few.

“My favourite thing from this year’s festival … what a beautiful discovery.” – Nathalie Leblond, Poprock

In early 2020 Bywater Call will tour Europe through 9 countries in 45 days.

A true testament to the band’s strong, stirring and inspiring live performance is that this has all come about before the recording and release of their self-titled album, set to debut on Nov 22, 2019.

With elements of jam band, traditional blues, soul and rock and roll, with touches of New Orleans, Alabama and small town Ontario, with influences from The Band to Duane Allman to Aretha Franklin to Otis Redding to Elmore James, with solid musicianship based in jazz, and with gritty, raw and emotional vocals, Bywater Call seeks to strike to the core of all who listen.

“Meghan has a superb voice with just that slight rasp.” – Larry Vidal Hayes FM 91.8 FM – Hayes, UK

“Beauty in simplicity: the real deal.” – John Corcelli CBC National Radio – Music Library / Toronto

“Great voice! Great music” – Kurt Gabriel ECMA-Radio – Austria

In 2019, lead singer Meghan Parnell collaborated with Bill King (Artistic Director Beaches Jazz Fest and former musical director for Janis Joplin and Linda Rondstat), including the recording of a cover of Faye Adams’ SHAKE A HAND which was picked up by over 140 international blues and jazz radio stations and by CBC syndication for morning shows across Canada.

website: http://www.bywatercall.com

youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tGPWL2LZ6c&feature=youtu.be

 

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Fergus Hambleton

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 8:30pm

Fergus Hambleton
$20 Advance / $25 Door *

Pleased to announce the release of my brand new album NEIGHBOURHOODS, a tour through some musical neighbourhoods… ones I’ve known and ones I can only imagine.

We’ll be celebrating with a special concert at Hugh’s Room on November 6, with a wonderful band, including many of the outstanding musicians that are appearing on the album. I’m especially “chuffed” to announce that I’ll be manufacturing vinyl as well as CDs to do justice to the awesome artwork by Barbara Klunder!

It’s been a labour of love and I want to especially thank Vezi Tayyeb who captured everything so beautifully and George Koller for his awesome vibe and encouragement.

Fergus Hambleton is a versatile singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist who, during his illustrious career, has been a leading performer and songwriter in the folk, pop and reggae music arenas, fronting the Juno Award winning reggae outfit, The Sattalites and enjoying a successful solo career.

Neighbourhoods is a new collection of original songs …featureing a number of wonderful musicians including George Koller on bass, Davide DeRenzo on drums, Eric St Laurent and Tim Bovaconti on guitar…with French horn, strings and some beautiful vocals…

Opening Act: Wood and Water

website: https://www.fergushambleton.com
youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uZD50WWeg8

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Claire Lynch

Saturday, October 12, 2019  | 8:30pm

Claire Lynch 
Advance $30.00 / Doors $35.00

Long recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. Her career has been decorated with many accolades including three GRAMMY nominations, seven International Bluegrass Music Association awards and the prestigious United States Artists Walker Fellowship.

Dolly Parton credits Claire with “one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the music business today.” Her harmonies have graced the recordings of many stellar musicians. Equally gifted as a writer, her songs have been recorded by The Seldom Scene, Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea, Cherryholmes, The Whites and others.

Blazing her own trail in the mid ‘70s when there were few role models for young women in the genre, Claire Lynch made history when she led the Front Porch String Band which evolved in the ‘80s and ‘90s into “one of the sharpest and most exciting post-modern bluegrass bands on the circuit.” She formed her own Claire Lynch Band in 2005 and has, since then consistently been a top pick of prestigious publications, critics and audiences across the U.S. and beyond.

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Tommy Youngsteen: Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 8:30pm

Tommy Youngsteen: Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska
$25 Advance / $30 Door

We at Hugh’s Room Live want to wish a very happy birthday to The Boss, Bruce Springsteen. To celebrate the man and his vast contributions to the American music landscape, we happily welcome Tommy Youngsteen to the stage at Hugh’s Room Live to perform the entirety of one of the most influential records of all time, Nebraska.

Springsteen has sold more than 135 million records worldwide and more than 64 million records in the United States, making him one of the world’s best-selling music artists. His best-known songs are too numerous to mention in this short caption but he has earned numerous awards over the course of his remarkable career. Some of those accolades include 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award (for Springsteen on Broadway). Springsteen was inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1999, received Kennedy Center Honors in 2009, was named MusiCares person of the year in 2013, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016.

Tommy Youngsteen
Tommy Youngsteen is the premier North American Bruce Springsteen tribute act featuring members & alumni from top Juno-winning Canadian acts: The Sam Roberts Band, The Stills, Stars, The Dears, The Trews, Sloan, Serena Ryder Band & The Arkells.

Over the last ten years its members have logged well over 5000 shows with their respective groups, from Canada all the way to Japan, and have shared the bill and opened for artists such as Paul Mccartney, The Eagles, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC & Coldplay, just to name a few. As well they have made appearances on Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Conan O’Brien Show and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

 

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Valdy with Doris Mason

Monday, May 6, 2019 | 8:30PM

Valdy with Doris Mason
Advance: $30.00 | Doors: $35.00 *

Valdy
Born Valdemar Horsdal in Ottawa, Valdy has been part of the fabric of Canadian pop and folk music for over 34 years. A man with a thousand friends, from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island to Texas to New Zealand, he’s a singer, guitarist and songwriter who catches the small but telling moments that make up life.

Remembered for Play Me a Rock and Roll Song, his bitter-sweet memory of finding himself, a relaxed and amiable story-teller, facing a rambunctious audience at the Aldergrove Rock Festival circa 1968, Valdy has sold more than half a million copies of his eighteen albums, has two Juno Awards (Folk Singer of the Year and Folk Entertainer of the Year), a total of seven Juno nominations and four Gold albums to his credit.

In 2011, Valdy was appointed the Order of Canada, one of the highest civilian honours available in Canada. Long as his career has been, Valdy continues to tour across North America, performing at various folk festivals and stages to continuing acclaim.

It is with great joy that Hugh’s Room Live welcomes Valdy back to the stage this spring. This will be a particularly special performance as he will be playing alongside fellow musician, Doris Mason, whose long list of accolades speak for themselves.

Doris Mason
This Pictou County native is a well known performer on the East Coast music scene, and has successfully juggled a busy solo career, work as Musical Director for the hit touring show “DRUM!”, and starred in Denny Doherty’s “Dream a Little Dream”- the nearly true story of the Mamas and Papas.

Doris grew up in a big musical family and was playing piano before her feet could touch the pedals. She wrote her first song at seven . Her training with the Royal Conservatory of Music garnered her many awards in Music Festivals in New Glasgow and Halifax. She formed a Pop/Jazz band and recorded a self-titled album “The Mason Chapman Band”. “Photograph” is her solo CD which garnered Doris an ECMA nomination. She was MD and Co-Producer of the Dutch Mason Blues Bash CD and Concert, honouring the “Prime Minister of the Blues” 60th Birthday. Ms. Mason has been a featured Artist with Symphony Nova Scotia as part of their Pops Concert Series along with singer/songwriters Ron Hynes, Terry Kelly, Gordie Sampson and Ian Janes. She paid tribute to Dutchy, Denny and John Allan Cameron on the 2008 ECMAs with J.P. Cormier, Charlie Acourt , George Canyon, Gordie and Shea.

Doris has been fortunate to have a multi-faceted background of celtic, folk ,blues and jazz which has afforded her a rich and diverse career throughout Nova Scotia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

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Byrds Byrds Byrds

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 8:30PM

Byrds Byrds Byrds
Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00 *

Byrds Byrds Byrds is a fantastic evening of the songs of The Byrds, California’s psychedelic, folk rock pioneers. More than a tribute band, this is a visceral evocation of an era. The songs remain classic; from the folk rock of Mr Tambourine Man, Turn Turn Turn and Bells of Rhymney, the freewheeling sonic attack of Eight Miles High, through to the relaxed country rock, that they basically invented. In essence, Byrds Byrds Byrds recreates the halcyon days of the sixties. It features:

Tim Bovaconti – guitar / vocals
Andy Maize – vocals
Fergus Hambleton – guitar / vocals
Bob McKitrick – bass
Cleave Anderson – drums

Youtube
Mr. Tambourine Man
She Don’t Care About Time

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