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November 2018

A Stan Rogers Tribute

November 16 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$30 – $35

Featuring Ariel Rogers Nathan Rogers Matthew Byrne Dan McKinnon Beth Rogers Charlotte Moore Band Paul Mills (guitar) Tom Leighton (Keyboards, accordion) Andrew Bryan (fiddle) David Woodhead (bass) Ariel Rogers Ariel is a familiar face at Hugh’s Room Live - one of her favourite venues in Toronto. She has overseen the legacy left behind in the wake of Stan’s tragic death and is pleased that Borealis Records will continue to nurture his music on the same firm ground. A musician in…

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A Stan Rogers Tribute

November 17 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$30 – $35

Band Paul Mills (guitar) Tom Leighton (Keyboards, accordion) Andrew Bryan (fiddle) David Woodhead (bass) Featuring Ariel Rogers Nathan Rogers Matthew Byrne Dan McKinnon Beth Rogers Charlotte Moore Ariel Rogers Ariel is a familiar face at Hugh’s Room Live - one of her favourite venues in Toronto. She has overseen the legacy left behind in the wake of Stan’s tragic death and is pleased that Borealis Records will continue to nurture his music on the same firm ground. A musician in…

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John Stetch & Vulneraville

November 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 – $30

    Steinway Artist John Stetch is a 6-time Juno Nominee, and has written over 50 compositions for solo piano, jazz combo and more recently some classical chamber formats. Originally from Edmonton, he has worked at the top clubs of New York City including Mezzrow, Smalls, Smoke and the Jazz Standard, played on many continents, toured Canada a dozen times as a leader, and was a member of Rufus Reid’s group for nearly a decade. He taught at Cornell University…

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Morgan Davis with Al Duffy

November 21 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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MORGAN DAVIS + AL DUFFY Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 8:30pm $20 Advance / $25 Door For 45 years Morgan Davis has been on the road travelling across Canada, the United States and Europe. His performances draw from a rich tradition of country blues, as well as his own contemporary songs infused with wit and a large dose of humour. Originally from Detroit, Davis grew up listening to a prolific mix of rhythm and blues. The music of Jimmy…

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Heart of Saturday Night: Tom Waits Tribute

November 23 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Heart of Saturday Night: Tom Waits Tribute $25 Advance / $30 Door Friday, November 23, 2018 | 8:30pm This November, Michael Wrycraft brings to Hugh's Room Live another 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 all-star cast composed of the city's leading vocalists and musicians, including Cecile Doo-Kingué, Paul Reddick, Manitoba Hal, Zish, Tannis Slimmon + Lewis Melville, Sarah Jane Scouten, and two other special…

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The Last Waltz – A Musical Celebration of The Band

November 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$50 – $55

Lance Anderson Presents The Last Waltz - A Musical Celebration of The Band The players TBA It has been 40+ 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 Live’, at Hugh’s Room Live. Under…

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The Last Waltz – A Musical Celebration of The Band

November 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$50 – $55

Lance Anderson Presents The Last Waltz – A Musical Celebration of The Band The players TBA It has been 40+ 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 Live’, at Hugh’s Room Live. Under…

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Oh Susanna + Friends

November 29 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Oh Susanna + Oh So Many Friends Advance $25 / Door $35 Thursday, November 29, 2018 | 8:30pm Oh Susanna and Friends will be celebrating Decemberly, the latest release by celebrated singer-songwriter, Oh Susanna. It's a recording of original and classic holiday songs written alongside fellow songwriter, Michael Johnston, who also plays piano on the recording. On November 29, we invite the whole city to get into the spirit of the season with a night of familiar and future classics performed by Oh Susanna and a most impressive…

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Fred Eaglesmith

November 30 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$50 – $55

42 years on the road. 22 studio albums. 5 different band configurations. 15 band members. 11 buses. Countless stories. 1 man. Fred Eaglesmith can talk to you about almost anything. Chances are, he’s had that car, tractor, job, relationship, idea, and hat. But throughout his life and experiences there is always one thing that has remained the same: his undeniable gift for writing a song. Aspiring songwriters and performers of all ages call and write Fred with questions on how…

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December 2018

Carlos del Junco (CD Release)

December 1 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$30 – $35

Carlos del Junco will be hitting the Hugh's Room Live stage on December 1st celebrating his latest CD release Hang On, featuring the (both) wonderful Eric St. Laurent and Henry Heillig on guitar and bass respectively. Hang On features some back up vocals from Jimmy Bowskill on a few tunes, and Kevin Breit playing mandolin on "Alberta Hunter", and 12 string national guitar on "No Fool Horse". "...we've been talking about doing one together for some time so here it is!"…

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The Cherry Trees Band + Friends Fundraiser

December 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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The Cherry Trees Band + Friends Fundraiser $40 Advance / $45 Door Monday, December 3, 2018 | 7:30pm On November 23, 2015 The Cherry Trees Band had their first fundraising event at Hugh’s Room Live. The band is a group of Toronto musicians who recorded an album of original rock songs, entitled Change the World, with all proceeds to benefit the Water for Life Initiative, part of GAIN (Global Aid Network of Canada). It was a fantastic sold out night at the club, and was…

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China Crisis

December 4 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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China Crisis Tuesday, December 4, 2018 @ 8:30pm $35 Advance / $40 Door Eddie Lundon and Gary Daly are the founder members of the band which started in Kirkby, Merseyside back in 1979. China Crisis found major success in the UK with five Top 40 singles, ten Top 50 singles and three Top 40 albums with hits across Australia, Europe and the Americas. The band is known for their string of hit singles, including African + White, Christian, Working with Fire and Steel,…

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Dr. Draw

December 5 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Wednesday | December 5 | 8:30pm $40 Advance / $45 Door Dr. Draw is known as the first violinist to venture from rock and classical into electronic music culture. His style is difficult to describe as his history with music and culture spans an eccentric lifetime. From playing for royalty in Prague to creating near chaos at the Toronto Beaches Jazz Festival to playing luxury brand events like Chloé and Dom Pérignon, Dr. Draw inspires kudos wherever he plays. Lately, his…

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The Mistletones

December 6 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 – $30

Kick off the holiday season with The Mistletones, a 9-member a cappella group formed by John McDermott and other choristers in 1980. After years of singing together on a daily basis at St. Michael’s Choir School in Toronto, this group of alumni came together, with their love of song and unique vocal blend, to continue making music. The all-male voiced group combine a rich blend of concise and complex vocal harmonics to form a unique and well-developed vocal style. A combination…

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The Arrogant Worms

December 7 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$30 – $35

The Arrogant Worms The year was 1991. Presumably, some significant world events occurred.  The world truly changed in the fall however, when something truly magnificent happened in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. A beacon of hope was lit and has shone brightly ever since - The Arrogant Worms. The Arrogant Worms began as a comedy troupe performing songs and sketches on campus radio. The early feedback on the live shows was clear:  lose the sketches.  So the songs endured and they all…

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Glendale One

December 8 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$20 – $25

Glendale One pays homage to the Lennon/McCartney catalogue through unique arrangements in styles ranging from Texas Swing to Jazz Rock/Fusion. Proof positive you can go anywhere with a well written song. They are 5 childhood friends who met again after 30 years to spend the next 13 years, every Tuesday night, sharing their love of playing, arranging and recording music together. Their name is the phone exchange they all shared in grade school. Add the B-Town Horns, a stellar five-piece…

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Gospel Brunch | A Whiteley Family Special

December 9 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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    GOSPEL BRUNCH | A WHITELEY FAMILY SPECIAL $25 Advance | $30 Door Once you have experienced a Gospel Brunch with Ken Whiteley, you will want to savour more. Whiteley, one of Canada’s most respected roots musicians and recording producers, always presents an open-ended range of musical styles and forms of spiritual expression at these Sunday afternoon Gospel sessions. This month’s Gospel Lunch Matinée, entitled Whiteley Family Special with Chris Whiteley, Diana Braithwaite, Jenny Whiteley, Joey Wright and Ben Whiteley. Chris is…

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Songwriter Sessions | December 2018

December 12 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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SONGWRITER SESSIONS | December 12, 2018 Piper Hayes | Kirsten Jones | Ken Yates | David Storey $20 Advance | $25 Door Hugh’s Room Live loves a good songwriter and is home to many a concert featuring Canada’s best. Our new Songwriter Sessions series explores songcraft in a round robin format with players peeling back the stories behind their work. Crossing genres and tapping into the natural Canadian gift of open, honest lyrics and tunes, we’ve invited some of our favourites to…

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A Bluesy Christmas

December 13 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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A Bluesy Christmas $40 Advance / $45 Door Thursday, December 13, 2018 | 8:30PM As the leaves do fall and the wind doth blow, the colours red and green inevitably bleed into the heart of our streets, homes and sweater collection in a sometimes unflattering celebration of a large man and his captive animals, often without any protest whatsoever. This year, however, Hugh's Room Live is here to put the blues back into Christmas. A Bluesy Christmas at Hugh's Room Live will feature a beautiful assortment of musicians and vocalists from across the City of Toronto, including but…

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John Sheard’s British Invasion

December 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$30 – $35

John Sheard presents The British Invasion! Thursday, December 13, 2018 | 8:30PM From The Beatles, The Hollies, The Stones and The Kinks to Petula, Donovan, The Animals and The Bee Gees, John Sheard invites you to take a musical ride down memory lane… on a double-decker bus with this killer six-piece band coming to Hugh's Room Live on December 14, 2018.

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Ha-Ha Happy Holidays with Martha Chaves + Friends

December 15 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Ha-Ha-Happy Holidays with Martha Chaves + Friends $25 Advance / $30 Door Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 8:30PM Winner of the 2017 Canadian Comedy Award for Best Standup Comic, Martha Chaves, returns to Hugh's Room Live for a night of laughs with a couple of her friends this December. To check out the friends coming to the stage, check out their profiles below: -- Lianne Malaudin (JFL 42 - the Mary Janes of Comedy) will MC the evening. John Mostyn (JFL 42 a…

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The Ault Sisters

December 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, December 16, 2018 | 1:00PM The Ault Sisters $30 Advance / $35 Door *** Please note that a technical error may display an incorrect performance time during ticket checkout. To be clear, this is a matinee performance with doors opening at 12:00pm and the performance beginning at 1:00pm. All tickets will be valid on entry. We apologize for any confusion. *** The Ault Sisters are a Toronto-based vocal jazz trio composed of 3 sisters – Amanda, Alicia, and Alanna Ault. They are known for…

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Quartette

December 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario

Quartette Tickets: $50 Advance / $55 Door Since their debut in 1993, the four members of Quartette have been both publicly and critically acclaimed for their lush harmonies and delightfully diverse repertoire. Cindy Church, Caitlin Hanford, Gwen Swick, and Sylvia Tyson are seasoned singer/songwriters whose influences range from blues and gospel to folk and country to jazz and pop. Quartette has received several Juno nominations, won a Canadian Country Music Award for best vocal collaboration, performed with major symphony orchestras across Canada,…

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Craig Cardiff

December 20 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Craig Cardiff Thursday, December 20, 2018 $25 Advance / $30 Craig Cardiff is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Known throughout Canada, Craig is developing a following throughout North America and into Europe. With guitar in hand, Craig can turn any setting into an intimate affair. Infusing his music and lyrics with an uncompromising humanism rarely seen in today’s production-heavy climate. Songwriter, troubadour, Craig Cardiff builds landscapes of sound using live digital loops, bringing the room to a hush. Edged, folk, beautiful, melancholy…

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Craig Cardiff

December 21 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Craig Cardiff Thursday, December 20, 2018 $25 Advance / $30 Craig Cardiff is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Known throughout Canada, Craig is developing a following throughout North America and into Europe. With guitar in hand, Craig can turn any setting into an intimate affair. Infusing his music and lyrics with an uncompromising humanism rarely seen in today’s production-heavy climate. Songwriter, troubadour, Craig Cardiff builds landscapes of sound using live digital loops, bringing the room to a hush. Edged, folk, beautiful, melancholy…

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A Very Tiki Christmas

December 22 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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The Tiki Collective $25 Advance / $30 Door Saturday, December 22, 2018 | 8:30PM This event will be a Benefit for the Unison Benevolent Fund starring The Tiki Collective with over a dozen guest singers and musicians. "... Jaymz Bee has assembled a conflagration of noted musicians and chirps that could rival Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour." - Lesley Mitchell-Clarke, The Whole Note The Tiki Collective is a group of individuals who make music that is a blend of Exotica (Polynesian), Pop, Classical, Surf…

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Don Ross

December 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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DON ROSS Friday | December 28, 2018 | 8:30pm $45 Advance / $50 Door Don Ross began playing guitar virtually by accident. There was always a lot of music around the house. Don’s dad is an operatically-trained singer. So, the Ross kids heard plenty of voice exercises around their Montreal home as well as classical music on the record player growing up (not to mention the occasional blast of the bagpipes when Don’s dad felt like waking up the neighbours with…

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Suzie Vinnick

December 29 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario

Suzie Vinnick Tickets: $25 Advance / $30 Door   When Saskatoon native Suzie Vinnick takes the stage, she takes it from footlights to rafters and owns it. She can belt out a blues or croon a ballad with equal deftness. Her guitar work is effortlessly commanding and supremely tasteful. But it is mostly her powerful presence that leaves a lasting impression. This lady is a force of nature with a six-string guitar. You’ve got to experience her to understand.”  Mike Agranoff,…

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Wintergarten Orchestra

December 30 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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WINTERGARTEN ORCHESTRA Sunday | December 30, 2018 | 8:30pm $30 Advance / $35 Door The Wintergarten Orchestra is a new and exciting eleven-piece ensemble dedicated to recreating the great music of the 1920's and 1930's from the USA, France and Germany. Seasoned Toronto musicians perform the classics from the golden age of the pre-swing era. Brash horns, crooning vocals and violins take us back ninety years to the dawn of jazz.

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Diana Braithwaite + Chris Whiteley

December 31 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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DIANA BRAITHWAITE + CHRIS WHITELEY Monday | December 31 | 8:30pm $50 Advance / $55 Door DIANA BRAITHWAITE | A Vintage Vocals Jazz + Blues performer Born in Toronto, Canada, Diana Lee Braithwaite grew up crooning jazz and blues classics that were played by her elder brother jazz pianist, Victor Cornell Braithwaite. When Diana Braithwaite sings, you hear passion, with sultry stories of life beautifully expressed through music. Braithwaite is a descendant of the Wellington County pioneers in Canada. With roots in the…

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January 2019

Rob Tardik

January 5, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 – $30

Rob Tardik Saturday, January 5, 2019 | 8:30pm $25 Advance / $30 Door In a career spanning over two decades, Canadian artist Rob Tardik has established himself as a multi-award winning guitarist and contemporary jazz/world instrumental music artist. He has performed at venues across North America, including the prestigious Glenn Gould Theatre in Toronto. Rob enjoyed a stellar release with his 2011/12 3rd CD release Balance, Energy, Laughter, Love (B.E.L.L.) which spawned 3 U.S Billboard singles two of which went Top 10.…

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Martin Taylor

January 6, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$30 – $35

Award winning guitarist MARTIN TAYLOR has established a unique musical career as an internationally acclaimed musician, and his inimitable style has seen him recognized as the world’s foremost exponent of solo jazz guitar playing. As well as being a true guitar innovator, he is also a master concert performer, dazzling audiences with his solo shows, which combine virtuosity, emotion, humour, with a strong stage presence. As well as his solo concerts and recordings, he has also collaborated with musicians from…

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THE 15TH AND FINAL EDITION OF “THE WAY WE FEEL” @ HUGH’S ROOM LIVE: A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF GORDON LIGHTFOOT

January 10, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Don’t miss the long awaited return of “The Way We Feel”: A Celebration of the Music of Gordon Lightfoot. This show is a must see as this will be the 15th and Final Edition of The Way We Feel at Hugh’s Room Live. Hosted by Jory Nash and Featuring The Good Brothers, DALA, Lori Cullen, Kevin Fox, Jory Nash Justin Nozuka, Barney Bental and more to be announced! House Band: Burke Carroll, Jason Fowler, David Matheson, David Woodhead and Emcee: David Newland

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The 15th and Final Edition of “The Way We Feel” @ Hugh’s Room Live: A Celebration of the Music of Gordon Lightfoot

January 11, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$40 – $45

Don't miss the long awaited return of “The Way We Feel”: A Celebration of the Music of Gordon Lightfoot. This show is a must see as this will be the 15th and Final Edition of The Way We Feel at Hugh's Room Live. Hosted by Jory Nash and Featuring The Good Brothers, DALA, Lori Cullen, Kevin Fox, Jory Nash and more to be announced! House Band: Burke Carroll, Jason Fowler, David Matheson, David Woodhead and Emcee: David Newland

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The 15th and Final Edition of “The Way We Feel” @ Hugh’s Room Live: A Celebration of the Music of Gordon Lightfoot

January 12, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$40 – $45

Don't miss the long awaited return of “The Way We Feel”: A Celebration of the Music of Gordon Lightfoot. This show is a must see as this will be the 15th and Final Edition of The Way We Feel at Hugh's Room Live. Hosted by Jory Nash and Featuring The Good Brothers, DALA, Lori Cullen, Kevin Fox, Jory Nash Justin Nozuka and Barney Bentaland more to be announced! House Band: Burke Carroll, Jason Fowler, David Matheson, David Woodhead and Emcee:…

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The 15th and Final Edition of “The Way We Feel” @ Hugh’s Room Live: A Celebration of the Music of Gordon Lightfoot

January 13, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$40 – $45

Don't miss the long awaited return of “The Way We Feel”: A Celebration of the Music of Gordon Lightfoot. This show is a must see as this will be the 15th and Final Edition of The Way We Feel at Hugh's Room Live. Hosted by Jory Nash and Featuring The Good Brothers, DALA, Lori Cullen, Kevin Fox, Jory Nash Justin Nozuka, Barney Bental and more to be announced! House Band: Burke Carroll, Jason Fowler, David Matheson, David Woodhead and Emcee:…

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Dan Hill

January 18, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Dan Hill $40 Advance / $45 Door Friday, January 18, 2019 | 8:30PM 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” (closing in…

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Garnet Rogers

January 19, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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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 himself the flute, violin and guitar. Within ten years, and barely out of…

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Poor Angus

January 25, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$40 – $45

Rik Emmett $40 Advance / $45 Door Saturday, January 26, 2019 | 8:30PM 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 / PROVOGUE label. International notoriety earned…

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Rik Emmett + Dave Dunlop

January 27, 2019 @ 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 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 / PROVOGUE label. International notoriety earned…

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February 2019

French Squeeze

February 2, 2019 @ 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 Charlesvoix, 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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John McDermott Featuring Paul Langlois

February 7, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Michael Jerome Browne CD Launch with Harrison Kennedy

February 22, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Michael Jerome Browne CD Launch with Special Guest Harrison Kennedy $20 Advance / $25 Door Friday, February 22, 2018 | 8:30PM Michael Jerome Browne 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. Can’t Keep A Good Man Down is the new album released by Borealis Records and available now. It is a…

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Van Morrison Tribute

February 23, 2019 @ 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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March 2019

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

March 1, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost

March 29, 2019 @ 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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April 2019

Preston Reed

April 12, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Jane Siberry

April 23, 2019 @ 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 Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 8:30pm Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 8:30pm Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 8:30pm Iconic and enigmatic; Jane Siberry is one of the world’s most unique and gifted singer/songwriters. Blessed with a sincere integrity and emotional depth, her work has spanned 3 decades, with the release of 14 studio albums and performances on concert stages around the world. Her 1985 album The Speckless Sky was a huge critical and commercial success…

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Còig

April 27, 2019 @ 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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May 2019

An Evening with Judy Collins

May 18, 2019 @ 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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June 2019

Jane Siberry

June 1, 2019 @ 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 31st, 2019 | 8:30pm Saturday, June 1st, 2019 | 8:30pm Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 | 8:30pm Iconic and enigmatic; Jane Siberry is one of the world’s most unique and gifted singer/songwriters. Blessed with a sincere integrity and emotional depth, her work has spanned 3 decades, with the release of 14 studio albums and performances on concert stages around the world. Her 1985 album The Speckless Sky was a huge critical and commercial success…

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Jane Siberry

June 2, 2019 @ 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 31st, 2019 | 8:30pm Saturday, June 1st, 2019 | 8:30pm Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 | 8:30pm Iconic and enigmatic; Jane Siberry is one of the world’s most unique and gifted singer/songwriters. Blessed with a sincere integrity and emotional depth, her work has spanned 3 decades, with the release of 14 studio albums and performances on concert stages around the world. Her 1985 album The Speckless Sky was a huge critical and commercial success…

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