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2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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September 2019

Candyrat Guitar Night with Luca Stricagnoli and Gareth Pearson

September 21 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 8:30pm Candyrat Guitar Night ft. Luca Stricagnoli and Gareth Pearson $25 Advance / $30 Door Luca Stricagnoli Luca Stricagnoli is an acoustic guitarist known for his unique style and innovative playing techniques. His original approach to music has led him to a variety of successes from obtaining over 100 million views on his music videos to having the opportunity to perform all around the globe. Using up to five guitars in the same piece, modified…

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Matchedash Parish CD Release

September 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Monday, September 23, 2019 | 8:00pm Matchedash Parish CD Release $25 Advance / $30 Door Every ticket purchase includes a FREE copy of the debut self-titled album Matt Weidinger and Lance Anderson have formed the Matchedash Parish with 12 of the country’s top blues and roots music artists. It is a powerhouse soul and gospel/roots show guaranteed to bring the house down. Juno award-winning producer Lance Anderson (leader of Mariposa’s An Evening of Blues and Gospel and The Last Waltz…

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Tommy Youngsteen: Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska

September 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 8:30pm Tommy Youngsteen: Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska $25 Advance / $30 Door We at Hugh’s Room Live want to wish a very happy birthday to The Boss, Bruce Springsteen. To celebrate the man and his vast contributions to the American music landscape, we happily welcome Tommy Youngsteen to the stage at Hugh’s Room Live to perform the entirety of one of the most influential records of all time, Nebraska. Springsteen has sold more than 135 million…

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A Trip Down Abbey Road

September 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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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…

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Madison Violet 

September 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Thursday, September 26, 2019  | 8:30pm Madison Violet  Advance $30.00 / Doors $35.00 After 20 years together, Juno nominated singer-songwriting duo, Madison Violet, are as much wanderers as they are musicians. It is a career filled with endless roads stretching into the horizon, winding through changing landscapes, each kilometer traveled carrying with it the promise of inspiration. Perhaps that is the secret of what has made Madison Violet such an enduring band. Because with each new town, each new venue,…

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Patricia Cano, Louis Simão and Carlos Bernardo

September 27 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, September 27, 2019 | 8:30pm Patricia Cano + Louis Simao Featuring Carlos Bernardo $20 Advance / $25 Door Patricia Cano Patricia Cano was born in Sudbury, where she began her career on stage as a young dancer, and later, as a community theatre player. After studies in Theater and Spanish Literature at the University of Toronto, she embraced the career of traveling artist, first with Tomson Highway, the Cree writer and composer, then with le Théâtre du Soleil website: http://www.patriciacano.com…

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The Jitters

September 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, September 28, 2019 | 8:30PM The Jitters Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00 * Always fun, funny, irreverent and rockin’, The Jitters return to Hugh’s Room Live after an 18-month absence. Snarky, sarcastic, the pop-rockers may not look like they did in their heyday but they deliver a great evening of laughs and catchy songs. The Jitters (singer Blair Packham, guitarist Danny Levy and bassist Matthew Greenberg) originally formed in 1981. They recorded with super-producer Bob Ezrin, made an independent…

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Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Bob Dylan Story

September 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Monday, September 30, 2019 | 8:00pm Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Bob Dylan Story Advance: $25.00 / Doors: $30.00 Dr. Mike Daley and Jill Daley resume their popular lecture/concert series at Hugh’s Room Live with the Bob Dylan 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…

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October 2019

Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Bob Dylan Story

October 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | 8:00pm Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Bob Dylan Story Advance: $25.00 / Doors: $30.00 Dr. Mike Daley and Jill Daley resume their popular lecture/concert series at Hugh’s Room Live with the Bob Dylan 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…

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Yamaha Presents: Bobby Shew

October 2 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | 8:30pm Yamaha Presents: Bobby Shew Tickets: FREE Started guitar at age eight but switched to trumpet at age ten. At age twelve, asked to play in a local “dance band” for weddings and dance gigs. Discovered improvisation at first rehearsal. The rest is history! Spent summers after high school in New York City listening to the great jazz masters. Attended the first two years of Stan Kenton Summer Jazz Clinics in Bloomington , IND. Able…

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Gathering Sparks CD Release 

October 3 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Thursday, October 3 ,2019 | 8:30pm Gathering Sparks CD Release  $25 Advance / $30 Door You will come to listen, and walk away singing. GATHERING SPARKS is the graceful collision of Eve Goldberg and Jane Lewis - musical friends who blend tight harmonies, finely crafted songs, and a love of participatory singing to create an intimate and uplifting experience. Our performance on October 3, is a release and celebration of their new album “All That’s Real” - a fresh collection…

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Martin Simpson

October 4 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, October 4, 2019 | 8:30PM Martin Simpson Advance $25.00 / Door $30.00 * There is no doubt that after 45 years as a professional musician Martin is, right now, better than ever. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving. There is no-one who has more successfully combined the diverse elements of British,…

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Bill Durst

October 5 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 8:30pm Bill Durst Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00 Bill Durst is an award winning Canadian Blues Rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, entertainer who has written and recorded over 125 songs on 12 albums with 7 national radio hits. The Jack Richardson Hall of Famer has opened for Aerosmith, Rush, BTO, Yardbirds, Johnny Winter, Burton Cummings, Loverboy, George Thorogood, Bad Company, Edgar Winter Group, Jeff Healey, John Mayall, Downchild, David Wilcox, Little Feat and more. Mr. Durst…

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David Francey

October 6 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, October 6, 2019 | 8:30pm David Francey Advance $40.00 / Door: $45.00 David Francey is a Scottish-born Canadian carpenter-turned-songwriter, who has become known as “one of Canada’s most revered folk poets and singers” (Toronto Star). Born in Ayrshire, Scotland to parents who were factory workers, he moved to Canada when he was twelve. For decades, he worked across Canada in rail yards, construction sites, and in the Yukon bush, all the while writing poetry, setting it to melodies in…

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Joan Bessie

October 7 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Monday, October 7, 2019 | 8:30pm Joan Bessie $30 Advance / $35 Door THROWBACK STYLE WITH A MODERN SOUND Having grown up in Toronto and now living on the west coast, Joan Bessie is excited to return to her roots with this intimate show to celebrate her new album and the first single “G.G.” hitting 10 weeks on the CBC Music Top 20 Chart. G.G. is a song about perseverance, determination and kicking up dirt before you're buried in it…

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The Stanfields

October 8 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 8:30pm The Stanfields $25 Advance / $30 Door * The Stanfields are a five-piece rock/roots band based in Halifax NS, Canada. They play what they want, sing what they feel, and leave nothing on the table. Jon Landry – Vox, Guitar, Harmonica, Calen Kinney – Violin or Fiddle, Bouzouki, Vox Jason MacIsaac – Guitar, Vox Dillan Tate – Bass, Vox Mark Murphy – Drums, Vox The Stanfields get right to the point in the first…

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Lloyd Spiegel   

October 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Wednesday, October 9 ,2019 | 8:30pm Lloyd Spiegel    $25 Advance / $30 Door “A revelation, the consummate performer, an Oz Blues & Roots icon.” – Rolling Stone Australia Australian blues musician Lloyd Spiegel isn’t here to change the world, just make it a little more bearable. As Lloyd celebrates his 30th year on tour in 2019, he can’t recall a time before playing guitar. Picking up the instrument at age four, Lloyd played his first professional show at age ten…

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Mad Dogs and Englishmen: The Music of Joe Cocker and Leon Russell

October 10 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 8:30pm Lance Anderson Presents Mad Dogs and Englishmen: The Music of Joe Cocker and Leon Russell $40 Advance / $45 Door Juno Award-Winning producer Lance Anderson (Music From The Last Waltz, The Music of Ray Charles, Matchedash Parish) has brought together another wonderful roster of all stars from around the province. Featured singers include Chuck Jackson (The Downchild Blues Band) and Matt Weidinger (Lumberjunk), Cheryl Lescomb and the Gospel Sensations, Quisha Wint and Selena Evangeline, all of whom…

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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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Claire Lynch

October 12 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, October 12, 2019  | 8:30pm Claire Lynch  Advance $30.00 / Doors $35.00 Long recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. Her career has been decorated with many accolades including three GRAMMY nominations, seven International Bluegrass Music Association awards and the prestigious United States Artists Walker Fellowship. Dolly Parton credits Claire with "one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the…

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Steve Goldberger + the Gentle Spirits 

October 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | 8:00pm Steve Goldberger + the Gentle Spirits  $20 Advance / $25 Door * This Hugh’s Room Live show will be Steve’s first performance with his own band here in his hometown in almost 20 years! Since the early 70’s, Toronto born, Steve Goldberger has been a bandleader, award winning songwriter, producer and freelance bass player/vocalist. Known also for his tenure with RCA recording artists & Genie Award winning alt-bluegrass outfit, Black Creek from 1972-1978. Over…

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Tom Rush

October 17 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 8:30pm Tom Rush Advance $45.00 / Door: $50.00 Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer, whose shows offer a musical celebration…a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. His distinctive guitar style, wry humour and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific story-telling, the sweet…

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Old Man Luedecke CD Release 

October 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, October 18, 2019 | 8:30pm Old Man Luedecke CD Release  $30 Advance / $35 Door Easy Money picks up where Old Man Luedecke’s award-winning and most successful release to date, Domestic Eccentric (2015), leaves off: four years farther down the road, dreaming about his ship coming in, still a parent but now grappling with the newness of middle age, dad jokes, love for an abiding partner, the death of a parent, along with some calypso-feeling local Nova Scotia history…

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Ray Montford

October 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 8:30pm Ray Montford & Friends $25 Advance / $30 Door Ray Montford & Friends return to Hugh’s Room for a rare Toronto Show, one year after the release of Ray’s new album ’Share My Sky’, which is now available on vinyl as well.  For this show, Ray will perform an intimate solo acoustic set, followed by a longer electric set with his stellar band.  The repertoire will feature music from Ray’s entire catalogue.  Joining him will…

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Mary Fahl formerly of October Project

October 20 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, October 20, 2019 | 8:30PM Mary Fahl formerly of October Project Advance: $30.00 / Doors: $35.00 “Mary Fahl makes music that feels timeless, esoteric and ecumenical.“ - B.Forman, CSINDY “Sounding like no other singer of her generation” (Allmusic.com), Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s NYC- based chamber-pop group October Project. The hallmark of their sound was Mary Fahl’s awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion…

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Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Elton John Story

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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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…

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The Al Purdy Songbook

October 22 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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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…

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John Wort Hannam

October 23 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 8:30pm John Wort Hannam $30 Advance / $35 Door In 2001, John Wort Hannam quit his teaching job and spent 10 months depleting his savings while sat at his kitchen table, wearing a lucky hat, writing his first ten songs.  Those songs would become his first recording Pocket Full Of Holes, released in 2003. Eighteen years later, the Alberta musician has released seven full-length recordings and has a few feathers in that lucky hat.  Feathers…

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Etta James Tribute

October 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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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,"…

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The French Connection

October 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, October 25, 2019 | 8:30pm The French Connection $25 Advance / $30 Door Some of the biggest pop tunes and American Songbook favourites of the past 50 years were originally hits in French. Who better to interpret these tunes, in French and English, than Michel Bérubé who has had songs in both languages, including his duets with musical icons Jennifer Warnes and Chrissie Hynde, played on radio stations across North America. With The French Connection, Michel and Musical Director Mark…

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Celebrate 90: A Night of Music

October 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 8:30pm Celebrate 90 Featuring Sheila Jordan, Jane Bunnett, Larry Cramer, Teri Roiger, John Menegon, Michael Menegon $25 Advance / $30 Door * The New York Times says that, "Sheila Jordan's ballad performances are simply beyond the emotional and expressive capabilities of most other vocalist". Her iconic position within the world of Jazz singers is undisputed and " she is one the Jazz world's best kept secrets" - Blue Note. Sheila Jordan will help celebrate her friend…

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Russel DeCarle with Paul Pigat and Steve Briggs

October 27 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, October 27, 2019 | 7:30pm Russel DeCarle with Paul Pigat and Steve Briggs $30 Advance / $35 Door * It’s late, and the bar is crowded. The music is loud, and people are dancing. The bartender needs a smoke, and you could use a smile, a conversation, a moment of recognition… But you are alone in this crowd, along with the singer Russell deCarle. Like him - and his music - you are holding it together with equal measures…

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Coco Love Alcorn CD Release

October 30 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 8:30pm Coco Love Alcorn CD Release $25 Advance / $30 Door “Coco is the ultimate musical spark plug... an electrical connector through which the creative energy flows. In my 30 years of touring around the world, I have never seen another performer able to bring people together like Coco does.” - James Keelaghan, Artist Director, Summerfolk Coco Love Alcorn has always followed her spirit, but never so literally as with her latest album, Wonderland. The…

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Shrinehouse and Stardust

October 31 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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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…

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November 2019

Johnny A

November 2 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 8:30pm Johnny A $25 Advance / $30 Door * Lots of folks throw around the phrase “let the music do the talking,” but only a few have the fortitude to really do it – to just go out there and play, shunning flash, shrugging off image and reeling in the listener on the strength of the songs alone. Johnny A. is that kind of performer. For the better part of three decades, the Massachusetts-based guitarist…

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Jessica Rhaye Presents The Dylan Project

November 3 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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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…

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Myles Goodwyn and Friends of the Blues

November 4 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Monday, November 4, 2019 | 8:30pm Myles Goodwyn and Friends of the Blues $50 Advance / $55 Door * Myles Goodwyn, singer, guitarist, writer, producer and leader of the multi-Platinum selling rock band April Wine, has shaped and directed the group from its earliest beginnings. April Wine has sold over 20 million recordings worldwide. Goodwyn grew up poor and is the classic “small-town kid makes good” success story. As a young teenager Goodwyn honed his skills playing in cover bands…

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Diane Roblin CD Launch

November 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 8:00pm Diane Roblin “Life Force” CD Launch $20 Advance / $25 Door All ticket holders receive a FREE copy of the new CD, Life Force, upon entry. Performer, pianist, composer and band leader Diane Roblin takes the stage to celebrate her latest CD “LIFE FORCE.” She will be surrounded by some of Toronto’s most celebrated players: bassist and producer George Koller, EVI artist Bruce Cassidy, trumpeter/flugelhorn player Kevin Turcotte, Jeff LaRochelle on tenor/bass clarinet, and…

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Fergus Hambleton

November 6 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 8:30pm Fergus Hambleton $20 Advance / $25 Door * Pleased to announce the release of my brand new album NEIGHBOURHOODS, a tour through some musical neighbourhoods... ones I’ve known and ones I can only imagine. We’ll be celebrating with a special concert at Hugh’s Room on November 6, with a wonderful band, including many of the outstanding musicians that are appearing on the album. I’m especially “chuffed” to announce that I’ll be manufacturing vinyl as…

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Johannes Linstead

November 7 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 8:30pm Johannes Linstead Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00 From being named Canada’s “Guitarist of the Year,” to winning eight “Best Album” awards, to seven top-ten US Billboard charting albums, and winning the “People’s Choice” award in the UK, Johannes Linstead has become recognized internationally as one of the best selling guitarists in the Instrumental, Jazz and World Music genres. Chances are even if you don’t know the name you’ve heard his music. Johannes’ songs have…

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The Songs of Nick Drake

November 8 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, November 8, 2019 | 8:30pm The Songs of Nick Drake $40 Advance / $45 Door * The Songs of Nick Drake has been Luke Jackson’s labour of love project for the last fifteen years. Luke was friends with Nick’s string arranger Robert Kirby, working together on one of Luke’s albums before Kirby’s untimely death in 2009. Luke performed at Kirby’s memorial concert in London and has been one of a handful of people to be entrusted with his legendary…

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The Songs of Nick Drake

November 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, November 9, 2019 | 8:30pm The Songs of Nick Drake $40 Advance / $45 Door * The Songs of Nick Drake has been Luke Jackson’s labour of love project for the last fifteen years. Luke was friends with Nick’s string arranger Robert Kirby, working together on one of Luke’s albums before Kirby’s untimely death in 2009. Luke performed at Kirby’s memorial concert in London and has been one of a handful of people to be entrusted with his legendary…

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Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 7:00pm Jane Bunnett and Maqueque $25 Advance / $30 Door * MAQUEQUE ON THE MOVE How did Jane Bunnett and Maqueque evolve - in less than five years - from a project to support and honor the new generation of young women jazz players and composers, to a Grammy nominated, critically acclaimed band that is in demand internationally at major Jazz festivals? This all-female collective is led by veteran jazz icon, soprano saxophone player, flautist,…

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Dave Woods Presents: Storytellers

November 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | 8:00pm Dave Woods Presents: Storytellers $20 Advance / $25 Door * Podcast & live music event host Dave Woods brings together 8 popular country acts to perform in two songwriting rounds to perform & share the stories behind their songs. Dave will start off each round on stage with the acts to have a conversation about their careers and songwriting approaches. This is a great evening for fans, fellow artists and the industry to gather,…

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Aerialists

November 13 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 8:30pm Aerialists $15 Advance / $20 Door * 2019 JUNO AWARD NOMINEES FOR INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR In a world where hyphenated genres are becoming the norm, all kinds of monikers are available for a contemporary folk band - post-folk, trad-core, alt-roots. File under World, or file under Celtic? Aerialists fits best with the beautifully contradictory term prog-trad, melding their ferociously creative harmonic sensibilities with a deep love for folk traditions. The transatlantic quintet…

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Dayna Manning CD Release

November 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, November 15, 2019 | 8:00pm Dayna Manning CD Release $30 Advance / $35 Door * Juno nominated artist Dayna Manning exemplifies the very best that Canadian Folk music can be. Her cool clear voice along with her insightful songs represent a history of Canadian musical art that goes back to the early 60's and sounds just as vital today. Originally from Stratford Ontario, Dayna Manning grew up in a musical family and launched a professional songwriting career at 18,…

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Wolfe Island Records Show

November 16 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 8:30pm Wolfe Island Records Show Featuring Hugh Christopher Brown, Stephen Stanley, Chris Bennett, Suzanne Jarvie, Hadley McCall Thackston $25 Advance / $30 Door * Hugh Christopher Brown Chris has been receiving information from an unknown source ever since his “kidney operation” at age six months. He considers himself more or less cellular antennae, and feels the clavinet was removed from him during the original surgery. Music has been his least disruptive form of stellar communion…

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Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Brunch

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 2:00pm Ken Whiteley Gospel Brunch $25 Advance / $30 Door * Doors: 12:30pm Brunch: 1:00pm Performance: 2:00pm 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. Artists TBA * All-you-can-eat brunch ($20) not included in ticket price *…

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Bywater Call

November 17 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 8:30pm Bywater Call $15 Advance / $20 Door * Harnessing the sounds of southern soul, gospel and blues, Bywater is lead by the raw, powerful vocals of Meghan Parnell and the soulful slide guitar of Dave Barnes. Drawing influences from artists such as The Allman Brothers Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, The Band and The Wood Brothers, the band is a force to be reckoned with. In 2018, the band broke into…

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Linda McRae, Barry James Payne (String Bone) and Deni Gauthier

November 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Monday, November 18, 2019 | 8:30pm Linda McRae, Barry James Payne (String Bone), Deni Gauthier $25 Advance / $30 Door * Linda McRae BC‘s Hall of Fame Pioneer Artist Linda McRae is a storyteller with a touring career spanning three decades. Her unforgettable melodies and thought-provoking lyrics, imbued with compassion, love and wonder, carve their way into the heart. Her musicianship on banjo, guitar and accordion distinguish her as one of the true, soulful pioneers of honest roots music. She…

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Truth and Dare with Christina Martin, Crissi Cochrane, Mary Stewart

November 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 8:30pm Truth and Dare with Christina Martin, Crissi Cochrane, Mary Stewart $20 Advance / $25 Door * Christina Martin Christina Martin is a multi-award winning Canadian singer-songwriter whose style has been described as an effortless union between Americana and Rock. Raised on Canada’s East Coast, Martin moved to Austin, Texas in the summer of 1999. In the fall of ’99 she moved to Salzgitter, Germany where she collaborated on a commercial pop project, marking her…

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The Redeemers

November 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 7:30pm The Redeemers $25 Advance / $30 Door * Toronto doo wop institution The Redeemers are bringing their engaging performance to Hugh’s Room for the first time. From the golden days of vocal harmony, the Redeemers celebrate the sounds pioneered by classic groups like The Platters, The Drifters, and The Flamingos. With smooth choreography, superb vocal harmonies and an amazing live band, this high-energy group revives the joy of classic doo wop close harmony singing.…

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Al Lerman and Northern Bayou

November 21 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 8:30pm Al Lerman and Northern Bayou $20 Advance / $25 Door * Celebrated multi-instrumentalist bluesman Al Lerman is considered among the top harmonica players in the country, and he has been heard on countless recordings and live sessions. His prowess on the harmonica has earned him ten Maple Blues Award nominations, while his engaging and dry wit has earned him a loyal following, building a solid career touring as an acoustic solo act.  Al was…

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Heart of Saturday Night: A Musical Tribute to Tom Waits

November 22 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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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…

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The Last Waltz: A Musical Celebration of The Band

November 23 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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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…

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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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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…

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Steve Strongman

November 27 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 8:30pm Steve Strongman $15 Advance / $20 Door * Award-winning Canadian bluesman Steve Strongman is a versatile talent, and a restless one. By constantly pushing himself in new directions, he has kept himself vital. His talent is huge and impossible to miss, and it’s matched by his staggering musical ambition — as guitar-slinger, songwriter or vocalist. The same structures and progressions that animate blues and roots music can also choke the air out of it,…

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David Celia Presents: Pink Floyd’s The Wall

November 28 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Thursday, November 28, 2019 | 8:30PM David Celia Presents Pink Floyd's The Wall: Solo Acoustic Advance $25 / Door $30 * David Celia is long-established as one of Toronto’s most accomplished guitar players and respected singer/songwriters. He grew up on classic rock and honed his guitar skills as a youngster playing along to Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd records. He has incorporated many covers into his repertoire over the years, culminating in a recent concert where he performed The Wall in its entirety for…

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Leahy

November 29 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, November 29, 2019 | 8:30pm Leahy $30 Advance / $35 Door Over the course of their notable career, Canadian group Leahy has secured a place as one of the country’s most highly regarded progressive folk-roots bands.  Their emergence on the Canadian music scene in the late 1990’s with their chart-topping instrumental single “Call to Dance”, introduced audiences to a new way of accessing a uniquely Canadian music genre.  The “Leahy sound” – a combination of strong stride piano, unique…

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Leahy

November 30 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, November 30, 2019 | 8:30pm Leahy $30 Advance / $35 Door Over the course of their notable career, Canadian group Leahy has secured a place as one of the country’s most highly regarded progressive folk-roots bands.  Their emergence on the Canadian music scene in the late 1990’s with their chart-topping instrumental single “Call to Dance”, introduced audiences to a new way of accessing a uniquely Canadian music genre.  The “Leahy sound” – a combination of strong stride piano, unique…

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December 2019

Patricia O’Callaghan  

December 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, December 4th, 2019 | 8:00pm Patricia O'Callaghan   $35 Advance / $40 Door * Patricia O’Callaghan is something of a wandering minstrel. Her fifteen-year career has taken her across genres, continents, and a range of disciplines and passions. Her recording career spans six solo CDs and many interesting guest collaborations. A speaker of French, Spanish, and German, her early recordings focused on European cabaret, and she is considered a specialist in the music of Kurt Weill. Patricia has performed his…

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Carlos del Junco

December 7 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 8:30pm Carlos del Junco $30 Advance / $35 Door * It's probably a good thing Carlos wasn't there when the harmonica appeared in North America in the 1860s. Neil Young and Bob Dylan can probably roll with it when he says they are very mediocre harmonica players. Aspiring harmonica players Wyatt Earp and Billy the Kid might have overreacted and pulled out their pistols... To say that Carlos is just a harmonica player is like…

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Quartette

December 8 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, December 8, 2019 | 8:30pm Quartette $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. The group’s first appearance, a showcase of Canadian women songwriters, took place at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.…

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Dr. Draw

December 12 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 8:30pm Dr. Draw $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…

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Jack de Keyzer

December 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 8:30pm Jack de Keyzer $25 Advance / $30 Door "The finest blues guitarist in Canada.” - Jeff Healey Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter Jack de Keyzer plays the blues world wide, from Alert, Arctic Circle to Puerto Escondido, Mexico; from Athens, Greece to Hornby Island, BC and many points between. One of Canada’s most awarded and  in demand live performers and session guitarists, Jack has released 10 CD’s and 1 DVD. He has also played on hundreds…

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BluesIn’ Toronto Presents: Another Bluesy Christmas

December 17 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 8:30pm BluesIn' Toronto Presents: Another Bluesy Christmas Featuring Paul Deslauriers, Erin McCallum, Murray Kinsley and the Ghost Town Blues Band $40 Advance / $45 Door * As the leaves do fall and the wind doth blow, the colours red and green inevitably burrow under snow banks and a new season is hurried into our calendar. Winter is coming. Merry as the season may be, this year, Hugh’s Room Live is here to put the blues…

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The Mistletones

December 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | 8:30pm The Mistletones $25 Advance / $30 Door * 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…

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The Arrogant Worms

December 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Thursday, December 19, 2019 | 8:30pm The Arrogant Worms $40 Advance / $45 Door * 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…

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Kellylee Evans: Winter Song

December 20 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, December 20, 2019 | 8:30pm Kellylee Evans Winter Song $35 Advance / $40 Door * *MEMBERS-ONLY PRE-SALE ACTIVE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 JUNO Award-winning jazz vocalist Kellylee Evans warms up the Azrieli Studio just in time for the season with Winter Song: an enchanting night of holiday classics, new standards, and Kellylee’s own gems. Six albums deep, Kellylee Evans is still shaking it up on Come On, her latest Decca album. The stylistic connoisseur has tackled everything from jazz…

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