Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | 8:00pm
Steve Goldberger + the Gentle Spirits
$20 Advance / $25 Door *
This Hugh’s Room Live show will be Steve’s first performance with his own band here in his hometown in almost 20 years!
Since the early 70’s, Toronto born, Steve Goldberger has been a bandleader, award winning songwriter, producer and freelance bass player/vocalist. Known also for his tenure with RCA recording artists & Genie Award winning alt-bluegrass outfit, Black Creek from 1972-1978. Over the years he’s worked as a bass player backing up hundreds of Canada’s top artists. Today he performs with his Niagara Rhythm Section and The Old Winos at their weekly house-gigs in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
After surviving open-heart surgery Steve released his first indi CD, in 2000. “COME FROM THE HEART ” was recorded live over three nights.
In early 2002 Steve released the “NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE RHYTHM PROJECT”, a collection of original instrumental tunes.
“GUMBO DREAMS”, released in 2002, is Steve’s first album of all original “singer/songwriter” material.
“CLUELESS” (2005) Steve hits the mark with thirteen new original songs.
“LIVE AT THE ANCHORAGE VOLUMES 1 & 2” Since 2003 Steve’s Niagara Rhythm Section has been backing up a different guest artist every Saturday night at their weekly shows.
“THE GOLDBERGER VARIATIONS” (2009) Studio album featuring a few originals but mostly “variations” on songs by his favourite Canadian and global songwriters.
“COSMIC COWBOY” (2015) Winner of Country Artist, Producer and Songwriter of the Year at the 2015 Niagara Music Awards.
“THE GENTLE SPIRIT” (November 2018) Another album of “variations” with Steve’s unique takes on songs by his favourite songwriters. Songs by well know artists such as Crowded House, Dave Edmunds, Shania Twain, Lightfoot, NRBQ, Tom Petty, Bruce Hornsby and Jackson Brown take on a new life on this project. Also covers of Canadian songwriters David Leask, Mike Lynch and Duane Rutter are featured. There’s even a bonus Christmas song!
After releasing this most recent album, he’s put together a new group to perform songs from his many solo albums. The Gentle Spirits Band appearing at Hugh’s Room Live features stellar players and singers including:
Andrew Aldridge (Sarah Slean, Wild Strawberries, Rae Billing, Danny Michelle…) on guitar
Greg Brisco (Ginger St. James, Crybaby, Brisco’s Blues Revue…) on keyboards
Dave Norris (NRS, Old WInos, The Satellites, Drastic Measures…) on drums
Laurel Minnes (Minuscule, Laurel & Hulley, Majora, Whiney P, DRFTR…) on vocals and ukulele
Lisa Winn (Gordon Lightfoot, Jacob Moon, Terra Lightfoot, Shannon Lyon…) on vocals
Mike Glatt (Old Winos, River City Rockettes…) on guitar
* Advertised pricing excludes taxes and ticketing fees