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