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Wolfe Island Records Show

Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 8:30pm

Wolfe Island Records Show
Featuring Hugh Christopher Brown, Stephen Stanley, Chris Bennett, Suzanne Jarvie, Kate Fenner & Jason Mercer
$25 Advance / $30 Door *

For just the second time in Toronto, Wolfe Island Records will showcase an event that has been touring Europe for the last 2 years and wowing audiences in the UK. Ireland and the Netherlands. Bringing together an array of WIR musicians for an ensemble night will showcase solos, duets, and group harmonies from the likes of Stephen Stanley (Lowest of the Low), Hugh Christopher Brown and Kate Fenner (The Bourbons), and Suzanne Jarvie (Recent winner of the Colleen Peterson Award for Songwriting) supported by Chris Bennett one of the top lead guitarists in the country.  We are also excited to be joined by legendary rhythm section Jason Mercer on bass and Don Kerr on drums. When playing Canadian Music Week last year, the Wolfe Island Record showcase was called “The best show of CMW.” It is said that great things come from humble roots, and the musical incubator that is Wolfe Island Records lives true to that concept.

The night will feature ensembles as well as singles from each musician, launched over the last year.  Jarvie released her second album In The Clear in January 2019. It has been described as “a magic show” and the “best album of 2019”by folkrootsradio.com. She describes her new work as “a reverie – where the songs reflect on motherhood, addiction, death, dreams of freedom and peace.” Brown a keyboard wizard who has played with the Tragically Hip, BB King, Barenaked Ladies released Pacem in 2018 to critical acclaim and is currently recording a new album for 2020.  Brown also is the lead on a project called Pros and Cons recording music written anonymously in prisons. Over the last two years, he has recorded 160 songs which will be released  an album a month in 2020.  Kate Fenner who has been called “A National Treasure” by the CBC has played with Brown for years and the two have a dozen albums between them. Kate released ‘Middle Voice’ in 2018 and has been touring Europe and well as the US. Finally, Stephen Stanley, along with bandmate Chris Bennett who have been lighting up the Toronto music scene will play tracks off their internationally acclaimed record Jimmy & The Moon, (2018). Americana UK described Jimmy & The Moon and Stephen’s artistry this way: “The songs are big and bold, unafraid, unashamed to flaunt their heritage.

With all of these musician’s playing together under the same roof as part of Wolfe Island Records, this is a show you do not want to miss.

 

*Advertised pricing excludes taxes and ticketing fees

A Tribute to Bob Dylan

Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 8:30PM

A Tribute to Bob Dylan
Featuring Paul James, Ariana Gillis, Stephen Stanley, Nefe, Andrea Ramolo, Matthew Greenberg with Paul Martin, with our host Blair Packham
Advance: $20.00 / Doors: $25.00

It’s the night before Bob Dylan’s birthday, and all through the room, singers and songwriters howl at the moon. On May 23, our friend, programmer and fellow singer/songwriter, Blair Packham, will be presenting a tribute to Bob Dylan. As your MC for the night, Blair has invited some of our city’s finest singer/songwriters to join him at Hugh’s Room Live to pay homage to one of the most original and influential voices in American popular music.

Folk rock singer-songwriter, Bob Dylan, was born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota. While attending college, he began performing folk and country songs, taking the name “Bob Dylan.” In 1961 Dylan signed his first recording contract, and the rest – as they say – is history. The legendary singer-songwriter has received Grammy, Academy and Golden Globe awards, as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Those set to perform on stage include:

Paul James
Ariana Gillis
Stephen Stanley
Nefe
Andrea Ramolo
Matthew Greenberg with Paul Martin 
Blair Packham

* Advertised pricing excludes taxes and fees.