Archive for Tribute

The Last Waltz: A Musical Celebration of The Band

Sunday, November 24, 2019 | 8:30pm

Lance Anderson presents The Last Waltz: A Musical Celebration of The Band
Advance $50.00 / Door: $55.00

Players TBA

It has been more than forty years since this legendary concert by The Band. If you missed it in 1976 then this is as close as you’ll get to experiencing not only the music, but the vibe, man.

An all-star Canadian cast of award-winning blues and roots musicians will perform The Last Waltz: A Musical Celebration of The Band at Hugh’s Room Live.

Under the direction of Juno award winning producer and musical director, Lance Anderson, the November appearances will be the eighth year for this crowd pleasing show which has sold out shows in Ottawa, Peterborough, Orillia, Collingwood, Port Hope, Stratford and at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. And headlined the CNE Bandshell, Southside Shuffle, Wasaga Beach Blues Festival and Kitchener Blues Festivals.

The performance will recreate the atmosphere of The Band’s final concert, which was captured in Martin Scorsese’s award-winning concert film, The Last Waltz.

On the American Thanksgiving of 1976 at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom, The Band performed what they called their “Last Waltz,” and invited many of their friends to join in the celebration. These friends included Bob Dylan, Ronnie Hawkins, Van Morrison, Neil Young and others who performed with The Band on this special night.

In this homage to The Last Waltz, Anderson’s special guests will perform the songs played and sung by these artists at the memorable 1976 concert. These shows have become an annual November tradition in Ontario.

Anderson’s production of The Last Waltz has experienced rave reviews at the many festivals where it has appeared over the past few years and has consistently been referred to as the “best of the festival.”

“It wasn’t just the musicianship, which was second to none; it was the energy – these musicians have brought forth a live music gem that is worthy of any stage I know of and probably more that I don’t,” said P. Rellinger of the Kawartha News after seeing Anderson’s show in Peterborough.

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The Last Waltz: A Musical Celebration of The Band

Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 8:30pm

Lance Anderson presents The Last Waltz: A Musical Celebration of The Band
Advance $50.00 / Door: $55.00

Players TBA

It has been more than forty years since this legendary concert by The Band. If you missed it in 1976 then this is as close as you’ll get to experiencing not only the music, but the vibe, man.

An all-star Canadian cast of award-winning blues and roots musicians will perform The Last Waltz: A Musical Celebration of The Band at Hugh’s Room Live.

Under the direction of Juno award winning producer and musical director, Lance Anderson, the November appearances will be the eighth year for this crowd pleasing show which has sold out shows in Ottawa, Peterborough, Orillia, Collingwood, Port Hope, Stratford and at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. And headlined the CNE Bandshell, Southside Shuffle, Wasaga Beach Blues Festival and Kitchener Blues Festivals.

The performance will recreate the atmosphere of The Band’s final concert, which was captured in Martin Scorsese’s award-winning concert film, The Last Waltz.

On the American Thanksgiving of 1976 at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom, The Band performed what they called their “Last Waltz,” and invited many of their friends to join in the celebration. These friends included Bob Dylan, Ronnie Hawkins, Van Morrison, Neil Young and others who performed with The Band on this special night.

In this homage to The Last Waltz, Anderson’s special guests will perform the songs played and sung by these artists at the memorable 1976 concert. These shows have become an annual November tradition in Ontario.

Anderson’s production of The Last Waltz has experienced rave reviews at the many festivals where it has appeared over the past few years and has consistently been referred to as the “best of the festival.”

“It wasn’t just the musicianship, which was second to none; it was the energy – these musicians have brought forth a live music gem that is worthy of any stage I know of and probably more that I don’t,” said P. Rellinger of the Kawartha News after seeing Anderson’s show in Peterborough.

 


For tickets to the November 24 presentation of The Last Waltz, please CLICK HERE.


 

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Heart of Saturday Night: A Musical Tribute to Tom Waits

Friday, November 22, 2019 | 8:30pm

Heart of Saturday Night: A Musical Tribute to Tom Waits
$25 Advance / $30 Door *

This November, A Man Called Michael Wrycraft brings to Hugh’s Room Live his 14th incredible tribute to an icon that has influenced generations of musicians, writers and artists alike. The Heart of Saturday Night celebrates the music of legendary singer-songwriter, Tom Waits, in all of his growling glory. The night will feature an all-star cast of the city’s leading vocalists and musicians, all to be announced in the coming weeks. Audiences agree, however, no matter the performers, this is one of the most adored and anticipated tributes to the man described by Elton John as the “Jackson Pollock of Song.”

If you want enjoy The Heart of the Saturday Night on a Friday in Roncesvalles, make sure you find yourself at Hugh’s Room Live on November 22, 2019. Tickets available right now.

Arists TBA Soon

website: http://www.wrycraft.com
youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETTzL8MbjL8

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Jessica Rhaye Presents The Dylan Project

Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 8:30pm

Jessica Rhaye Presents The Dylan Project
Advance $20.00 / Door: $25.00

Nice work with the Dylan tunes… Especially liked hearing Lay Down Your Weary Tune” – Ron Sexsmith

I like it a lot. Very cool project.” – Dr. Rob Bowman, Grammy Award-Winning Professor of Ethnomusicology

Come celebrate the release of Just like a Woman – Songs of Bob Dylan Jessica Rhaye’s sixth full-length album, and first with backing band The Ramshackle Parade.  This rollicking folk-rock interpretation of Dylan’s classics and hidden gems transcends the concept of a simple tribute album. The result is a fun folk-rock album with psychedelic undertones, with folkie ballads, a conversation between rockabilly and swing, and engaging new interpretations of the Master’s works.

Just Like a Woman will be an evening of professionals performing live together – – true to the recording style of Dylan’s earlier work.  Members imagined working in the style of Dylan in Woodstock, the days of the Basement Tapes.

Jessica Rhaye is an award-winning singer/songwriter/graphic artist with a career spanning 20 years, and a list of accolades including a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination, multiple East Coast Music Award nominations, and Music New Brunswick awards. Jessica has graced many prestigious stages including the National Arts Centre, Stan Rogers Folk Festival, Mariposa Folk Festival, Canadian Music Café, Hotel Café, Half Moon Putney and many more.

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Shrinehouse and Stardust

Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 8:30pm

Shrinehouse and Stardust
$25 Advance / $30 Door *

On Halloween, you’re invited to get dressed up and pay tribute to a couple of music icons, the music of whom will haunt our stereos for generations to come. On October 31, we’re celebrating the life and music of David Bowie and Amy Winehouse. There will be a big group of people contributing to the night, and we hope to count you among them.

Shrinehouse
Shrinehouse is an eight-piece sonic shrine to Amy Winehouse; an artist whose undeniable contribution to music can be felt here after her death. Shrinehouse delves deep into Winehouse’s music to recreate and pay the deepest of all respects to her, her songs, and the energy and soul that drips out of each track. From Frank to Lioness, Shrinehouse lovingly presents her work as we feel Amy would have intended; intense, soulful, and real.

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shrinehouseband/
youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f33T6_czqhI

David Bowie
David Robert Jones was born in Brixton on January 8, 1947. At age 13, inspired by the jazz of the London West End, he picked up the saxophone and called up Ronnie Ross for lessons. Early bands he played with – The Kon-Rads, The King Bees, the Mannish Boys and the Lower Third –provided him with an introduction into the showy worlds of pop and mod, and by 1966 he was David Bowie, with long hair and aspirations of stardom rustling about his head. Kenneth Pitt signed on as his manager, and his career began with a handful of mostly forgotten singles and a head full of ideas. It was not until 1969 that the splash onto the charts would begin, with the legendary Space Oddity (which peaked at  #5 in the UK). Amidst his musical wanderings in the late ’60s, the young Bowie experimented with mixed media, cinema, mime, Tibetan Buddhism, acting and love. A first rock album, originally titled David Bowie then subsequently re-titled Man of Words, Man of Music and again as Space Oddity, paid homage to the kaleidoscopic influences of the London artistic scene, while hinting at a songwriting talent that was about to yield some of rock n roll’s finest and most distinctive work–even if it would take the rest of the world a few years to catch up.

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Etta James Tribute

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 8:30pm

Etta James Tribute
$40 Advance / $45 Door

PRESENTED BY
BluesIn’ Toronto

HOSTED BY
Danny Marks

FEATURING VOCALISTS
Crystal Shawanda
Cheryl Lescom
Quisha Wint
Miss Emily
Shahi Teruko

Few female R&B stars enjoyed the kind of consistent acclaim Etta James received throughout a career that spanned six decades; the celebrated producer Jerry Wexler once called her “the greatest of all modern blues singers,” and she recorded a number of enduring hits, including “At Last,” “Tell Mama,” “I’d Rather Go Blind,” and “All I Could Do Was Cry.” At the same time, despite possessing one of the most powerful voices in music, James only belatedly gained the attention of the mainstream audience, appearing rarely on the pop charts despite scoring 30 R&B hits, and she lived a rough-and-tumble life that could have inspired a dozen soap operas, battling drug addiction and bad relationships while outrunning a variety of health and legal problems.

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The Al Purdy Songbook

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 8:30pm

The Al Purdy Songbook
$25 Advance / $30 Door *

A celebration of our most famous poet, featuring a rare screening of the 2015 feature documentary Al Purdy Was Here, as well as live performances from two (2) of the artists featured in the film: Doug Paisley and Snowblink.

Doug Paisley
Doug Paisley is a Canadian alternative country singer and songwriter with record label No Quarter Records. He was born in Toronto. Paisley’s “What About Us?” was featured in Mojo magazine as part of a complimentary CD entitled New Harvest. Paisley has previously toured with Bonnie Prince Billy under the name Dark Hand and Lamplight with artist Shary Boyle. Boyle would illuminate her art in the background while Paisley played the guitar and sang his songs. The pairing received recognition when they were selected to showcase at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2008. Doug performed for ten years alongside Chuck Erlichman as a duo entitled Russian Literature and as a tribute act entitled Stanley Brothers.

Paisley’s 2010 release, Constant Companion, received major accolades through reviews in major publications such as The New Yorker and Spin. His 2014 album, Strong Feelings, featured guest appearances by Mary Margaret O’Hara and Garth Hudson. It again received rave reviews from Rolling Stone and Pitchfork.

His latest album, Starter Home, will be available on November 3 for the world to hear. It was also in this year that he contributed the sing “Transient” to album we are here to celebrate this evening, The Al Purdy Songbook.

website: https://dougpaisley.com/
youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLpeP3KMWxE

Snowblink
Snowblink is an indie pop band based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Snowblink is now a duo of singer/songwriter Daniela Gesundheit and multi-instrumentalist Dan Goldman. The band has opened for Feist, Jeff Tweedy, Owen Pallett, Timber Timbre, Ohbijou, Great Lake Swimmers and The Hidden Cameras.

website: http://snowblinksays.com/
youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0RZDQ0rs-o

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Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Elton John Story

Monday, October 21, 2019 | 8:00pm

Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Elton John Story
Advance: $25.00 / Doors: $30.00

Dr. Mike Daley and Jill Daley present another instalment of their popular lecture/concert series at Hugh’s Room Live with the Elton John Story. Mike is a musicologist and lecturer on music history as well as a longtime professional musician, working with the likes of Jeff Healey and the Travellers. Jill is a full-time pianist at Canada’s National Ballet School and Musician-In-Residence at Church of the Redeemer. Will Reid, who brought the house down with Mike and Jill’s Simon and Garfunkel show in April will be back on board singing classic Elton hits like Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Your Song, Rocket Man and many more.

These performances typical SELL OUT quickly so advance tickets are STRONGLY recommended.

website: https://mikedaleymusic.com/

youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtkAfef–NU

 

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A Trip Down Abbey Road

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 8:30pm

A Trip Down Abbey Road
$25 Advance / $30 Door

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of your favourite records, Greg Wyard is hosting  A Trip Down Abbey Road – an evening to be shared with some of Toronto’s finest musicians paying homage to music that has been the soundtrack to our lives for half a century.  A 6-piece band will perform the Beatles Abbey Road album in its entirety, followed by a second set consisting of Beatle deep tracks and fan favourites.

Greg Wyard is a renowned singer, songwriter, guitarist and bass player based in Toronto. He has released three acclaimed original solo albums, while simultaneously gaining a reputation as a master of the solo cover song, touring Canada, the US, England, New Zealand, Australia and Norway in the process.

Like so many, The Beatles hold a sacred place in Greg’s musical heart. Not just for brilliant song writing and performance, but for the spectacular vocal and instrumental arrangements unique to each and every song. Greg has faithfully performed the Beatles material live in many forms over many years, most recently with Toronto’s “Ones” show, a multi-media presentation of the Beatles “1” album.
This September, let’s take A Trip Down Abbey Road with a musician who knows the music best.

Below is a brief introduction into the other artists and performers lined up for this incredible night.

Mike Daley – Guitarist-singer Mike Daley hosts a popular Hugh’s Room Live lecture-concert series and has worked with Jeff Healey among many others.

Jill Daley – violinist/pianist Jill Daley, who co-hosts the lecture-concert series alongside husband Mike, is an accomplished violinist with credits as diverse as Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Duran Duran and Andrea Bocelli.  She is also a full-time staff pianist at Canada’s National Ballet school.

Paul DeLong – renowned drummer Paul DeLong is best known for his multi-platinum success with Kim Mitchell, but has worked with the likes of Tom Scott, Lawrence Gowan and Roger Hodgson to name just a few.

Allister Bradley – singer/songwriter/pianist Allister Bradley is both a solo artist and producer/engineer and has worked for a dozen years with SongStudio Songwriters’ Workshop.

Mike Pellarin – Mike Pellarin has played bass for many musical theatre shows including the Mirvish Productions of We Will Rock You, Rock Of Ages and The Book of Mormon, along with the Stratford Festival productions of The Who’s Tommy and Jesus Christ Superstar. He has also performed with Tom Cochrane and Red Rider, Jeff Healey, Petula Clark, Hiram Bullock and Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks.

websitehttps://gregwyard.com/

youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkCS7Fp72Zc

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In Cash We Trust: A Musical Tribute to Johnny Cash

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 8:30pm

In Cash We Trust: A Musical Tribute to Johnny Cash | Artists TBA
$25 Advance / $30 Door

Beginning his career as an outlaw to the Nashville establishment, Johnny Cash has come to define country music over the last 40 years. At first, his unique mix of hillbilly music with gospel and blues made him a perfect fit at Sam Phillips’ Sun records, where he recorded such classics as “Folsom Prison Blues” and “I Walk The Line.” From there, Johnny signed with Columbia records and embarked on one of the most remarkable musical careers of the twentieth century. Transforming into The Man In Black, Johnny spent more than thirty years reinventing and contradicting himself–breaking all of the rules of traditional country music only to emerge as the ultimate mythic hero and archetype of the genre.

No other artist has touched the world of music quite like Johnny Cash. He is the only person to be inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame, The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame AND The Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame. His very name is synonymous with the fight for the rights of the poor and downtrodden and the image of “The Man In Black” is as deeply American as the stars and stripes themselves. Johnny Cash is America.

This June, A Man Called Wrycraft presents In Cash We Trust: A Musical Tribute to Johnny Cash.

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