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January 2019

Dan Hill

January 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, January 18, 2019 | 8:30PM Dan Hill Advance: $40.00 | Doors: $45.00 How does one describe the creative force driving Dan Hill? Nominated for a Grammy for Best Male Vocal, winner of a Grammy (as co-producer of “Seduces Me” on Celine Dion’s thirty million-selling “Falling Into You” album), winner of five Juno Awards and the Harold Moon Award (Canadian Lifetime Songwriting Achievement Award), Dan has recorded and released multiple gold and platinum albums. His classic hits, such as “Sometimes When We Touch”…

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Garnet Rogers

January 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 8:30PM Garnet Rogers Advance: $30.00 | Doors: $35.00 In a darkened bedroom, lit only by the amber glow from an old floor model radio, two young brothers aged 6 and 12 lay in their beds, listening to the country music broadcasts from the Grand Ol’ Opry, and practiced their harmonies. Two years later, the youngest one was playing the definitive 8-year-old’s version of “Desolation Row” on his ukulele. He soon abandoned that instrument to teach…

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Eliana Cuevas + Jeremy Ledbetter Trio

January 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 8:30PM Eliana Cuevas + Jeremy Ledbetter Trio Advance: $20.00 | Doors: $25.00 Through years of touring around the world, across Canada, and collaborating with Juno Award-winning performers, Eliana Cuevas has grown into an accomplished singer-songwriter and bandleader with unlimited colours in her compositional and lyrical palette. Among her honours are the National Jazz Award for Latin Jazz Artist of the Year (2009), a nomination for Best World Music Solo Artist at the Canadian Folk Music Awards (2008), a…

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Poor Angus

January 25 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Poor Angus $25 Advance / $30 Door Friday, January 25, 2019 | 8:30pm Aligning ourselves with the spirit of Robbie Burns, it is with great enthusiasm that Hugh's Room Live presents Poor Angus, the celtic powerhouse from Hamilton, Ontario. Poor Angus is a Hamilton, Ontario based Progressive Celtic group. Mixing the music of past and present in exciting and dynamic presentations of traditional and original Scottish, Irish and East Coast pieces, this thoroughly contemporary Canadian ensemble endeavors to evade definition…

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Rik Emmett + Dave Dunlop

January 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$40 – $45

Rik Emmett + Dave Dunlop $40 Advance / $45 Door Saturday, January 26, 2019 | 8:30PM BOTH PERFORMANCES SOLD OUT After five decades in the biz, the adjectives ‘prolific’ and ‘eclectic’ recur often in Rik Emmett profiles.  Following over a dozen platinum albums from his Triumph years, he’s produced 19 more as a non-platinum indie, ranging from rock to blues to jazz to folk to classical – with a full-blown rock record released worldwide in 2016, RES 9, for the…

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Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Brunch: Bluegrass to Blues

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, January 27, 2019 Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Brunch: Bluegrass to Blues $25 Advance / $30 Door * A theme for this show could also be “interconnections”. I thought it would be fun to have interlocking bands. Rob McLaren is in both the Barrel Boys and The Beulah Band. The Bluegrass gospel cannon has some of the best folk singing that North America has produced and the Barrel Boys do it proud. With the Beulah Band, I explore some of the bluegrass…

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Rik Emmett + Dave Dunlop

January 27 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Rik Emmett $40 Advance / $45 Door Sunday, January 27, 2019 | 8:30PM   BOTH PERFORMANCES SOLD OUT After five decades in the biz, the adjectives ‘prolific’ and ‘eclectic’ recur often in Rik Emmett profiles.  Following over a dozen platinum albums from his Triumph years, he’s produced 19 more as a non-platinum indie, ranging from rock to blues to jazz to folk to classical – with a full-blown rock record released worldwide in 2016, RES 9, for the MASCOT /…

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The Life and Music of Leonard Cohen

January 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Monday, January 28, 2019 | 8:30PM The Life and Music of Leonard Cohen Advance: $20.00 | Doors: $25.00 Dr. Mike Daley is a musicologist and sought-after lecturer known for his encyclopedic knowledge of musical history. He is also a longtime professional musician, working with the likes of Jeff Healey and the Travellers. In this new discussion and concert series, Mike discusses the life and music of Leonard Cohen, the legendary Canadian singer-songwriter and poet. Along with his violinist wife Jill,…

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Autorickshaw

January 30 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Autorickshaw Ticket: $20.00 * “Seriously talented musicians who weave a tapestry of musical traditions into a unique and inspiring sonic alchemy. Absolutely beautiful.” -Dave O'Rama, CHLY FM Autorickshaw is a genre-bending, post-fusion powerhouse world-renowned for their seamless and cool-sounding blend of Indian classical music, jazz, pop and live-looping technology. Their music lies on the cultural cutting-edge and the world has taken notice, with a recent CFMA award for World Music Group of the Year/World Album of the Year, three…

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The Shuffle Demons

January 31 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Thursday, January 31, 2019 The Shuffle Demons Advance $25 / Door $30 * What do you get when you cross 3 amazing saxophonists dressed in wacky clothes, a crazy dancing drummer and a killer upright bass player and have them sing songs about Buses, Roaches and Hockey and spend 1/2 their time playing in the audience? The Shuffle Demons, that's what! They were a band that captured the imagination of a generation with their antics and amazing no holds barred playing and stopped…

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February 2019

Western Swing Authority

February 1 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, February 1, 2019 Western Swing Authority Advance $25 / Door $30 * “A retro treat” - New Canadian Music A little boy sits at the top of the stairs. He is supposed to be in bed, but he can’t help but be drawn to the toe-tapping, lush sound of twin fiddles and a steel guitar coming from his parent’s party music down below. As the music lilts, a new love is born. Fast forward 30 years and that little boy…

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French Squeeze

February 2 @ 8:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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FRENCH SQUEEZE Saturday, February 2, 2019 $25 Advance | $30 Door Classical singers, Jacques Arsenault from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and Marjorie Maltais from Charlevoix, Quebec join their beautiful voices together as French Squeeze, presenting original arrangements by Jacques on accordion. Join this delightful duo as they share their favourite French songs from the Champs - Elysees to the shores of St. Laurent,  including well-known hits by Edith Piaf, Charles Trenet, Jacques Brel, Alys Robi and more!

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The Ward Cabaret

February 5 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Tuesday, February 5, 2019 The Ward Cabaret Advance $25 / Door $30 * The Ward Cabaret reimagines the vibrant sound of Toronto's first multi-cultural neighbourhood. JUNO Award-winning musician and composer David Buchbinder is joined by a collaborative team of musicians, singers, and actors for a musical event based on the songs and sounds of Toronto's first cross-cultural community. * Advertised pricing excludes taxes and fees.

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John McDermott Featuring Paul Langlois

February 7 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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John McDermott Featuring Paul Langlois $40 Advance / $45 Door Thursday, February 7, 2019 | 8:30PM Join beloved Canadian tenor John McDermott for an unforgettable 3-night performance with the John McDermott Trio, which consists of John with Jason Fowler (guitar) and Mark Lalama (keyboard) at Toronto’s Hugh’s Room on February 7-9, 2018.  As is John’s tradition, he will be giving a captivating and engaging performance filled with tasteful remembrance tributes, songs from his illustrious career, and many highlights from his own personal…

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John McDermott Featuring Dala

February 8 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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John McDermott Featuring Dala $40 Advance / $45 Door Friday, February 8, 2019 | 8:30PM Join beloved Canadian tenor John McDermott for an unforgettable 3-night performance with the John McDermott Trio, which consists of John with Jason Fowler (guitar) and Mark Lalama (keyboard) at Toronto’s Hugh’s Room on February 7-9, 2018.  As is John’s tradition, he will be giving a captivating and engaging performance filled with tasteful remembrance tributes, songs from his illustrious career, and many highlights from his own personal songbook.…

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John McDermott Featuring Chad Matthews

February 9 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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John McDermott Featuring Chad Matthews $40 Advance / $45 Door Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 8:30PM Join beloved Canadian tenor John McDermott for an unforgettable 3-night performance with the John McDermott Trio, which consists of John with Jason Fowler (guitar) and Mark Lalama (keyboard) at Toronto’s Hugh’s Room on February 7-9, 2018.  As is John’s tradition, he will be giving a captivating and engaging performance filled with tasteful remembrance tributes, songs from his illustrious career, and many highlights from his own personal…

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MOXIE

February 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Monday, February 11, 2019 MOXIE Advance $15 / Door $20 * MOXIE is the music of a new era, where fluidity, cross-pollination, and innovation are the future and salvation of Irish music. -The Irish Examiner After a year of hibernation below surface in Dublin, MOXIE have crafted their intricate acoustic Irish music into a fresh Urban Style. They are now ready to present their genre defining, boundary busting Neo-Irish Music to the world. Moxie consists of five young lads with traditional backbones deliver a new brand of…

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Rory Block

February 12 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Rory Block Advance $25 / Door $30 * "Her playing is perfect, her singing otherworldly as she wrestles with ghosts, shadows and legends." - The New York Times Heralded as a living landmark (Berkeley Express), a national treasure (Guitar Extra), and one of the greatest living acoustic blues artists (Blues Revue), Rory Block has committed her life and her career to preserving the Delta blues tradition and bringing it to life for 21st century audiences around the world.…

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Wintergarten Orchestra

February 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 8:30pm Wintergarten Orchestra Advance $30 / Door $35 * It's Valentine's Day. For some, love is in the air. For others, not so much. Either way, escape the hallmark destinations and pair this crafted holiday with a night of live music. Wintergarten Orchestra is an eleven-piece ensemble that recreates the music of the twenties and thirties. It gives life to the night. If a little love seems far off, you'll find it on the stage at Hugh's Room Live on Thursday,…

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Alfie Zappacosta

February 15 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, February 15, 2019 Alfie Zappacosta Advance $50 / Door $55 * "You would not be amiss to compare Alfie Zappacosta to a vintage VQA wine." - The Music Express Canadian singer/songwriter, Alfie Zappacosta, never disappoints his audience, and especially not at Hugh’s Room Live. At the first word of his appearing, this show is always nearly an instant sold-out booking, and it’s no doubt due to his ability to energize the listening room, moving his audience to their feet. After forty years of creating staples…

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Willie Nile

February 17 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, February 17, 2019 Willie Nile Advance $20 / Door $25 * The New York Times called Willie Nile “one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years.” His album Streets Of New York was hailed as “a platter for the ages” by UNCUT magazine. Rolling Stone listed The Innocent Ones as one of the “Top Ten Best Under-The-Radar Albums of 2011” and BBC Radio called it “THE rock ‘n’ roll album of the…

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Tim Booth’s Toronto Art Orchestra 

February 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Monday, February 18, 2019 | 8:30PM Tim Booth’s Toronto Art Orchestra Advance $25 | Door $30 * Tim Booth’s Toronto Art Orchestra pays tribute to Maria Schneider and Bob Brookmeyer at Hugh’s Room, February 18    One of Canada’s top jazz orchestras is returning to the Toronto stage.  The 18-piece Toronto Art Orchestra (TAO) will perform for one night only at Hugh’s Room on Monday, February 18, 2019. Tickets are $25 advance; $30 at the door, and are available from…

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Michael Jerome Browne

February 22 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, February 22, 2019 Michael Jerome Browne Advance $20 / Door $25 * “Arguably the finest acoustic blues artist in this country.” - Globe and Mail Three-time Canadian Folk Music Award winner, Maple Blues Award winner and thirty-time nominee, Kerrville New Folk finalist, four-time Juno Award nominee in both the Roots/Traditional and Blues categories, MJB is a multi-instrumentalist, a songwriter and a living encyclopedia of American roots music. That’s Where It’s At! is the new album on Borealis Records, available…

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Van Morrison Tribute

February 23 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Van Morrison Tribute with Matt Weidinger $25 Advance / $30 Door Born decades after Van Morrison was creating some of his most enduring music, singer-songwriter, Matt Weidinger, has a musical connection to the ’60s and ’70s, what he calls the golden age of record-making. Anyone who’s seen him perform would agree with the “old soul” label, so it’s particularly fitting that he’s taking on the songs of an old soul master with his latest tribute to the music of Van Morrison. It’ll be…

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Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Brunch: Sunday Allstars

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, February 24, 2019 Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Brunch: Sunday Allstars $25 Advance / $30 Door * Over the almost 18 years of doing these shows, some of the guests have become almost like family to me and each other. If I could pick any group of people to sing gospel music with on the planet, it would have to include these amazing singers. David Wall has a bell-like tenor, Pat Patrick a bottom shattering bass and Amoy and Ciceal Levy can slide…

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Don Ross: Louder Than Usual

February 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, February 24, 2019 Don Ross: Louder Than Usual Advance $45.00 / Door: $50.00 Canadian guitar legend, Don Ross, has been touring internationally for the last 30 years, bringing his trademark groove-based style to audiences in Canada, the USA, Europe, China, Japan, Korea, Russia, India and Australia in the process. His new project, Don Ross: Louder Than Usual, is a new collaborative unit that Don has started to achieve some of the arrangements of many of his tunes that, though…

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Romani Jazz

February 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Monday, February 25, 2019 | 8:30PM Romani Jazz Advance $25 | Door $30 * Inspired by gypsy roots, Romani Jazz seamlessly blends the traditional folk melodies of the  "Roma" people with the musical and improvisational elements of jazz to produce a unique , fusion acoustic experience. The concept of RomaniJazz was a result of the combined imagination of an eclectic group of Canadian musicians (George Koller, Robi Botos, Jozsef Botos and Nenad Bogdanovic) who share the same passion for exploring and interpreting Roma folk melodies in an unconventional way.…

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Jeff Lang

February 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Jeff Lang Advance $30 / Door $35 * “Australian guitarist Jeff Lang weaves remarkably skilled blues guitar around his songs, effortlessly playing complicated parts but never at the expense of the songs themselves.” The Onion “Lang’s only reference point is himself, a unique singer-songwriter-guitarist who follows his own path” Le Soleil, Quebec Australian guitarist-songwriter-vocalist-producer, Jeff Lang has built a reputation for making startling music that is accomplished, intricate, gutsy, melodic and loaded with soul. Often taking…

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March 2019

Mia Sheard’s “Song’s are Like Tattoos” Joni Mitchell Tribute

March 1 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Mia Sheard's "Song's are Like Tattoos" Joni Mitchell Tribute $30 Advance / $35 Door Friday, March 1, 2019 | 8:30pm Roberta Joan Mitchell, professionally known as Joni Mitchell, is one of Canada's most iconic and influential singer-songwriters. Drawing from folk, pop, rock, and jazz, Mitchell's songwriting touched on social and environmental ideals and often delved deeply into personal confessions of romance, confusion, disillusionment and joy. She has received innumerable accolades, notable among them being an impressive collection of no less than nine Grammy Awards. AllMusic has stated that, "When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may stand…

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Mia Sheard’s ” Song’s are Like Tattoos” Joni Mitchell Tribute

March 2 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Mia Sheard's " Song's are Like Tattoos" Joni Mitchell Tribute $30 Advance / $35 Door Saturday, March 2, 2019 | 8:30pm Roberta Joan Mitchell, professionally known as Joni Mitchell, is one of Canada's most iconic and influential singer-songwriters. Drawing from folk, pop, rock, and jazz, Mitchell's songwriting touched on social and environmental ideals and often delved deeply into personal confessions of romance, confusion, disillusionment and joy. She has received innumerable accolades, notable among them being an impressive collection of no less than nine Grammy Awards. AllMusic has stated that, "When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may…

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Jamyz Bee Winter Tiki Party

March 5 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 8:30pm Jamyz Bee Winter Tiki Party Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00 The Tiki Collective is a group of individuals who make music that is a blend of Exotica (Polynesian), Pop, Classical, Surf and Jazz. The Tiki Collective members are based in Toronto, Canada and have been performing together live since 2016. Their debut CD, Muse, has just been released and is available for listening and purchase now at http://smarturl.it/tcmuse. This March, you won't find a…

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Steven Bowers CD Release with Mary Stewart

March 13 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 8:30pm Steven Bowers CD Release with Mary Stewart Advance $15 / Door $20 * Steven Bowers Steven Bowers writes songs that are as hooky as they are thoughtful, with a novelist’s grasp of the human condition, and a melody junkie’s thirst for pretty sounds. Born and raised in Newfoundland and living now on Vancouver Island, Bowers has just wrapped production of his fifth full length album, forthcoming in February 2019, produced by Jason Mingo and…

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Avataar + Surefire Sweat

March 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 8:30PM Avataar + Surefire Sweat Advance: $20.00 | Doors: $25.00 Surefire Sweat Surefire Sweat is made up of a diverse and multi-generational roster of Toronto-based artists. The music, composed by Juno-nominated drummer, Larry Graves, is original drawing on an amalgam of Funk, Jazz, Brass Band, Blues and Afrobeat. Inventive arrangements act as a vehicle for the all-star cast of musicians to engage listeners through improvisational explorations and danceable arrangements. Avataar Avataar's music has drawn comparison to…

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Rant Maggie Rant

March 16 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 8:30pm Rant Maggie Rant Advance $25 / Door $30 * Since their 2008 debut, Traditional Folk/Roots Award winners, Rant Maggie Rant, has consistently won over audiences at folk/Celtic festivals, folk clubs, town halls, churches, concert halls and symphonic stages. Traditionalists love their approach, as they respect the time honoured styles of the seven Celtic nations and beyond. New listeners are drawn to RANT MAGGIE RANTS' fusion of world influences: Latin and Mediterranean rhythms, African hand-drumming…

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Stephen Fearing

March 22 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, March 22, 2019 Stephen Fearing Advance $25 / Door $30 * Stephen Fearing was born in 1963 in Vancouver, British Columbia and grew up in Dublin, Ireland where his schoolmates included future members of U2. In 1981, he moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and immersed himself in the music scene, learning the fundamentals of songwriting and performing, all while washing dishes to stay alive. By 1984 he was back in Vancouver, determined to become a professional musician. In the years…

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The Life and Music of Joni Mitchell

March 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Monday, January 28, 2019 | 8:30PM The Life and Music of Joni Mitchell Advance: $20.00 | Doors: $25.00 Dr. Mike Daley is a musicologist and sought-after lecturer known for his encyclopedic knowledge of musical history. He is also a longtime professional musician, working with the likes of Jeff Healey and the Travellers. In this new discussion and concert series, Mike discusses the life and music of Joni Mitchell, Canada's own legendary singer-songwriter. Mia Sheard, known for her popular Joni Mitchell Tribute at…

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Enter The Haggis

March 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 8:30pm Enter The Haggis Advance $20 / Door $25 * For the better part of two decades, Toronto’s Enter The Haggis has combined bagpipes and fiddles with a rock rhythm section to create a distinctively eclectic sound, praised by The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and Canada’s Globe and Mail. Their songs offer singalong melodies and deep, meaningful lyrics which tell the stories of everyday hard working people, often faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges. Signature songs like…

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Danielle Knibbe CD Release

March 27 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 8:30PM Danielle Knibbe Advance $15 / Door $20 * Blending folk, roots, and country sensibilities, Danielle Knibbe's songs win, and then all too often, break your heart. There's an intimacy and familiarity to her music; her stories may not be about you, but you'll think they are. Tackling topics like mental illness, loss, heartbreak, estrangement, and countless others, Danielle Knibbe has developed a following by being as genuine and open in her songwriting as she is…

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Brock Zeman + David Olney

March 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, April 6, 2019 Brock Zeman + David Olney Advance $25 / Door $30 * Brock Zeman "Americana Pioneer” singer-songwriter/recording artist, stream-caster and actor David Olney is well-known worldwide for his indelible songs and powerful live performances. One listen to the brand new album, “This Side or The Other,” and you’ll know David Olney is a man familiar with the wandering life and yearning heart of a poet. After more than 30 years in music, he’s had as many incarnations…

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Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost

March 29 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Old Man Flanagan's Ghost $25 Advance / $30 Door Friday, March 29, 2019 | 8:30PM Old Man Flanagan's Ghost have been bringing a taste of Celtic music to Ontario audiences for years, as well as internationally via radio and digital media play. They feature a dynamic fiddle performance by Brooke Richardson and Bexy Ashworth, the talented multi-instrumentalist Matti Palonen on tin whistle, double-bass, harp, kantele, and jouhikko, Scot Allan on bodhrán, drums, and other percussion, and Stephen Lamb on guitar…

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Allison Lupton

March 30 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, March 30, 2019 Allison Lupton Advance $25 / Door $30 * Acclaimed Scottish musician Archie Fisher shared that “Allison Lupton’s balance of strong composition and sensitive musicality makes her a fine contemporary songwriter and interpreter of the tradition and the works of her fellow songsmiths.” Her interest in music began in the rural Ontario community of West Zorra Township where she learned to sing harmony in the church choir. She got her start playing folk music with the band Killiecrankie which was regularly…

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Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Brunch: Sacred Steel

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, March 31, 2019 Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Brunch: Sacred Steel $25 Advance / $30 Door * "Sacred steel is one of the most exciting forms of music today and Nikki D. Brown and her sisters are some of the most amazing proponents of the style. I first met Nikki through Toronto’s jazz luminary, Jane Bunnett, who had invited her to come and jam with some of Cuba’s best young jazz women so it made sense to have Jane come and play with us…

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Dave Gunning

March 31 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Dave Gunning $25 Advance / $30 Door Sunday, March 31, 2019 | 8:30PM “Truly, what makes Gunning so remarkable as an entertainer is his rare gift to be able to befriend the audience as a whole from the stage throughout the course of the concert. And, indeed, you do feel as though he’s as good of a friend as any after a night of songs, stories and lighthearted laughs.” – The Guardian Call it the silver lining in the cloud…

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April 2019

Benjamin Dakota Rogers

April 6 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, April 6, 2019 Benjamin Dakota Rogers Advance $25 / Door $30 * Benjamin is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and composer. Combining fiddle and guitar, he is writing honest folk music that draws you in with stories and spoken-word poetry. Benjamin’s third album and latest release titled Whisky & Pine, is eleven original songs delivered with reflective emotion and warm harmonies. His poetic ballads blend flawlessly with his rousing guitar and fiddle compositions, cementing his status as an up-and- coming alternative folk powerhouse. With strong…

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Lennie Gallant

April 10 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Lennie Gallant Advance $25 / Door $30 * “Lennie Gallant is one of my favorite Canadian Songwriters.” … “I have always wanted to bring his music to the forefront.” - Jimmy Buffett Recognized by his peers as one of Canada’s best performing songwriters, Lennie Gallant has released twelve albums (10 in English and 2 in French) of original songs which have won him a host of awards and nominations from the JUNOs, Les Prix Eloizes, and The East Coast…

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Preston Reed

April 12 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Preston Reed $30 Advance / $35 Door Friday, April 12, 2019 | 8:30pm One of the most influential and innovative guitarists of the past quarter century, Preston Reed invented integrated percussive guitar playing in the late 1980's, revolutionising the way the acoustic guitar is played and inspiring generations of musicians around the world ever since. Employing multi-voiced grooves, polyrhythmic percussion and story-telling compositions, Reed's visionary approach fully exploits the breathtaking orchestral potential of the acoustic guitar. Since 1979 Preston has released fifteen…

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Jack de Keyzer

April 13 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, April 13, 2018 | 8:30PM Jack de Keyzer $25 Advance / $30 Door From the great city of Athens, Greece to Alert far north in the Arctic Circle, renowned guitarist and singer-songwriter, Jack de Keyzer, has taken his legendary blues performance around the world and back again. Jack is one of Canada’s most awarded and celebrated live performers and session guitarists. He has released more than ten records over his illustrious career and has played on hundreds of other recordings with artists ranging from Etta…

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A Tribute to Levon Helm

April 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, April 14, 2019 Levon Helm Tribute Advance $40 / Door $45 * This show is a celebration in honour of Toronto's adopted son, Levon Helm, who with his fellow Hawks tore up Yonge Street in the early sixties and laid the foundation of rock, roll, rhythm and blues in the city. In that memory, we have gathered again for the sixth year in an all-star cast of some of country's top musicians and singers to perform the music of this…

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Còig

April 27 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario

Saturday • April 27 • 2019 @ 8:30pm $25 Advance / $30 Door Còig, one of Atlantic Canada's premiere traditional groups, is an ensemble of East Coast musicians. In one explosive coming together, what was once solo acts on stage has amalgamated into one electrifying super group, picked as Penguin Eggs magazine’s 2014 #1 New Discovery internationally. With driving tunes, haunting songs, and infectious energy, Còig is an unparalleled musical force. "...Every number is convincing and compellingly delivered. This group's ability to…

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Cootes Paradise

April 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, April 28, 2019 Coots Paradise Advance $20 / Door $25 * Cootes Paradise is a collective of six musicians who chose to play together based not only on their talents, but who they are as people. The business of music can be a cold and punishing enterprise, so forming a group comprising of kind, enthusiastic, collaborative individuals was the goal that founding member Lily Sazz had in mind when she began to recruit the musicians. The hope was that if these…

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May 2019

Martyn Joseph

May 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Martyn Joseph $25 Advance / $30 Door Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 8:30PM "Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other. Shades of Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be - but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives..." - Bob Harris, BBC Radio Martyn Joseph is a completely unique and mind blowing artist. Take everything you think…

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An Evening with Judy Collins

May 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$100 – $110

Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century. The…

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Jane Siberry

May 31 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Jane Siberry $40 Advance / $45 Door Friday, May 31, 2019 | 8:30pm Ali Hughes to do a sampler from her "Leonard Cohen Koans" show, followed by a performance by Jane Siberry. Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 8:30pm Ali Hughes to do a sampler from her "Leonard Cohen Koans" show, followed by a performance by Jane Siberry. Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 8:30pm Jane opens the show, followed by a full performance of "Leonard Cohen Koans" and a post-show Q+A by Jane Siberry. Iconic and enigmatic;…

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June 2019

Jane Siberry

June 1 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Jane Siberry $40 Advance / $45 Door Friday, May 31, 2019 | 8:30pm Ali Hughes to do a sampler from her "Leonard Cohen Koans" show, followed by a performance by Jane Siberry. Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 8:30pm Ali Hughes to do a sampler from her "Leonard Cohen Koans" show, followed by a performance by Jane Siberry. Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 8:30pm Jane opens the show, followed by a full performance of "Leonard Cohen Koans" and a post-show Q+A by Jane Siberry. Iconic and enigmatic;…

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Jane Siberry

June 2 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Jane Siberry $40 Advance / $45 Door Friday, May 31, 2019 | 8:30pm Ali Hughes to do a sampler from her "Leonard Cohen Koans" show, followed by a performance by Jane Siberry. Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 8:30pm Ali Hughes to do a sampler from her "Leonard Cohen Koans" show, followed by a performance by Jane Siberry. Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 8:30pm Jane opens the show, followed by a full performance of "Leonard Cohen Koans" and a post-show Q+A by Jane Siberry. Iconic and enigmatic;…

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Chris Antonik

June 20 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Chris Antonik $20 Advance / $25 Door Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 8:30PM Toronto-based Chris Antonik was nominated for Best New Artist in 2011 at Canada's Maple Blues Awards after the release of his debut album, and has since become one of Canada’s fastest-rising blues artists. Blending innovative, thoughtful songwriting with stunning blues guitar work, some music critics have drawn comparisons to Eric Clapton. In its 2010 year-end review, Chris was named the "future of the blues" by Canada's Blues Underground Network. In 2013, Chris’ sophomore…

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July 2019

Melanie

July 4 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Thursday, July 4, 2018 Melanie $60 Advance / $65 Door "It's me -- I'm back." Melanie, who became the voice of an era in one magical instant onstage at Woodstock, has been putting the pieces in order. Pieces of a career, scattered by the winds of experience and assembled again by the force of love into the most personal and brilliant moments of her musical journey. Melanie is poised to enlighten new generations about what it means to sing with…

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October 2019

Dar Williams

October 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, October 11, 2019 Dar Williams Advance $35 / Door $40 * Dar Williams has been called “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters” by The New Yorker. She’s released ten studio albums and authored four books including her latest, “What I Found In A Thousand Towns,” to be released in September. Known as much for her staunch progressive ideals as her raw acoustic energy, Williams has been captivating audiences with her sheer elegance and honesty in her folk-pop songwriting since…

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