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September 2018

Folk Music Ontario Fundraiser featuring Julian Taylor, Nick Sherman and Cecile Doo-Kingue

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

In advance of the annual tribal gathering of the folk clans at the Folk Music Ontario conference (Airport Hilton) some downtown fun-raising will take place at the community hub for folk, Hugh’s Room Live. Heading up the night is renowned soul rocker Julian Taylor with Nick Sherman and Cecile Doo-Kingue. Folk Music Ontario is a not for profit Arts Service Organization dedicated to supporting the growth and development of the folk music community and industry.

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Christina Martin – 2018 Impossible To Hold Tour

September 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$20 – $25

“I ADORE MARTIN’S TREMBLING VIBRATO AND ROUGH TOUGH ROCKER SENSIBILITY,  A MODERN FEISTY JOAN JETT,  SHE LOOKS COOL,  ACTS COOL,  SINGS COOL-  A PROPER ROCKSTAR.” “Impossible To Hold” is Christina Martin’s sixth and strongest studio album, achieving a perfect balance between organic ambience and impeccable production.  “I’m writing about faith and love more than ever with songs like ‘Keep Me Calm’ and ‘Always Reminding’, but I haven’t shaken the need to write about the darker things that are part of…

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The Occasional Angels

September 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$20 – $25

  The Occasional Angels is an Ottawa-based Indie band formed in July 2016 by rhythm guitarist and song-writer David Hart. Originally a trio, Hart expanded the line-up to include eight members: Lead singer Cris Ruggiero, drummer Mackenzie Perks, bassist Dave Daley, lead guitarist Francis O’Keefe, keyboardist Tom Pechloff, saxophonist Zeek Gross, trumpeter Kelly Craig as well as Hart on rhythm guitar. All songs are written by David Hart, recorded/arranged and produced by Scott Paterson. The band has released three albums…

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JENIE THAI NIGHT ON FIRE CD RELEASE SPECIAL GUESTS DALA AND JANE SIBERRY

September 29 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$28 – $33

  Born in Chiang Mai Thailand, and raised outside of Edmonton, Jenie Thai is building a musical presence throughout the country through the electric energy she displays on stage and the old soul that's conveyed through her songwriting. Her studying of music began at age five; she took private piano lessons for fifteen years. Through her classical training she spent her early school years performing difficult repertoire at various workshops, camps, and yearly round festivals receiving national accolade. Vocally, she…

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SKERRYVORE

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

SKERRYVORE Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 8:30pm $25 Advance / $30 Door Twice winners of Scotland’s Traditional Music ‘Live Act of the Year’ Award (2016 & 2011), SKERRYVORE have been on a meteoric journey that has taken them from the remote Isle of Tiree on to International tours to all corners of the globe. SKERRYVORE create a unique fusion of folk, trad, rock and Americana that represents all the different personalities and upbringing of the 8 band members who hail…

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October 2018

Miss Emily

October 1 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 – $30

MISS EMILY Monday | October 01 | 8:30pm $25 Advance / $30 Door In the 1990’s a 12 year-old Emily Fennell was making her way around Southern Ontario, singing at county fairs and winning competition after competition. She was literally finding her voice. While the other young vocalists were dazzling crowds with standards like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” or “I Will Always Love You,” Emily was stunning judges and audiences into silent amazement with K.D. Lang’s version of the Patsy…

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Mike Plume

October 3 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Mike Plume $25 Advance | $30 Door – In March of 1985, at the age of 16, Plume picks up a guitar for the first time and sets off on the lifelong road of learning how to play it. – In December of 1985, at the Bonnyville Centralized High School “Christmas Concert”, Ernie Basiliadis (15 years old) and Plume(17 years old) play their very first gig. What they lacked in talent, they made up for in sheer volume. Songs played or…

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The Small Glories

October 5 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$20 – $25

Folk powerhouse pair The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a dynamic duo planted on the Canadian Prairies.  A self-professed “study in contrasts,” Luft's folkie yin proves a perfect match for Edwards’ rocker yang.  Thrown together purely by accident for an anniversary show at Winnipeg’s venerable West End Cultural Centre, The Small Glories is a partnership that could almost make you believe in fate.Straight out of the gate these two veteran singer/songwriters built a buzz around their tight harmonies, authenticity, visceral live…

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Pee Wee Ellis & Jason Wilson

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

Pee Wee Ellis and Jason Wilson Legendary sax-man Pee Wee Ellis and Canadian global-roots visionary Jason Wilson are once again teaming up for a special night at Hugh's Room. Ellis was an essential part of James Brown’s band and later served as Van Morrison's bandleader. Pee Wee co-wrote ‘Cold Sweat’ with Brown, as well as several other instrumental hits. Jason Wilson is a two-time Juno-Awards nominee who fuses reggae with jazz and folk. He has recorded with artists such as…

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Tom Wilson Presents Beautiful Scars: A Literary Recital

October 7 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Tom Wilson Presents Beautiful Scars: A Literary Recital   “I’m scared and scarred but I’ve survived” Tom Wilson was raised in the rough-and-tumble world of Hamilton—Steeltown— in the company of World War II vets, factory workers, fall-guy wrestlers and the deeply guarded secrets kept by his parents, Bunny and George. For decades Tom carved out a life for himself in shadows. He built an international music career and became a father, he battled demons and addiction, and he waited, hoping…

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Songwriter Sessions | October 9

October 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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SONGWRITER SESSIONS | OCTOBER 9, 2018  David Leask | Andrea Ramolo | Tony Quarrington | Melanie Peterson $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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Fraser Anderson with Special Guest Arlene Bishop

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

Wednesday | October 10 | 8:30pm $25 Advance / $30 Door Fraser Anderson Hailed by Howard Thompson (Former Head of A&R, Elektra Records) as “the best singer-songwriter I’ve heard in a long time”, and for good reason. Likened to Damien Rice’s emotionality, Glen Hansard’s crafted storytelling, the beauty of Nick Drake and the vulnerability & humour of John Martyn.  Described by BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris as  “truly beautiful”. His sensitive straight down the line, raw desire for human understanding and connection have left listeners…

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Mad Dogs and Englishmen – The Music of Joe Cocker & Leon Russell

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

Lance Anderson presentation - Featured Line up TBA The Crowd favourite at the 2013 Kitchener Blues Festival, this show with 14 of the country’s top Blues and Roots music artists is a powerhouse Soul and Gospel/rock show guaranteed to bring the house down. Juno Award winning producer Lance Anderson (who brought The Last Waltz and Genius+Soul=The Music of Ray Charles to Hugh’s Room) has brought together another wonderful  roster of BLUES ALL STARS including singers Chuck Jackson (The Downchild Blues…

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Jack de Keyzer

October 12 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$30 – $35

One of Canada’s best guitar slingers, Jack’s back! This promises to be another sell-out show. Book early! Two time Juno Award winner, seven time Maple Blues winner, virtuoso guitarist, singer, songwriter Jack de Keyzer plays the blues world wide, from the Arctic Circle to Puerto Escondido, Mexico; from Athens, Greece to Hornby Island, BC. One of Canada’s most awarded and in demand live performers and session guitarists, Jack has relased 12 CD’s and 1 DVD. He has also played on…

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Tom Paxton and The DonJuans

October 13 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$50 – $55

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and folk icon Tom Paxton teams up with the Grammy winning singer/songwriter duo, the Don Juans (Don Henry and Jon Vezner). Collectively, their songs have been covered by: Harry Belafonte, John Mellencamp,  Miranda Lambert, Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, Nancy Griffith, Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Janis Ian, Kathy Mattea, John Denver, Faith Hill, B.J. Thomas, Blake Shelton, Peter, Paul & Mary and Bob Dylan… just to name a few. Tom Paxton has become a voice of…

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Strawbs

October 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$55 – $60

Don't miss one of the last appearances of the electric Strawbs! As Strawbs move gracefully into their fifth decade of music making, it is still difficult to categorise the unique sound that has made them Britain’s most successful international progressive folk-rock band. David Cousins, who leads the group, has been described by the influential All Music Guide as: “the most talented Dylan influenced songwriter to come out of England”. Strawbs are often mentioned in the same breath as progressive rock bands like Yes, King…

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Strawbs

October 15 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$55 – $60

Don't miss one of the last appearances of the electric Strawbs! As Strawbs move gracefully into their fifth decade of music making, it is still difficult to categorise the unique sound that has made them Britain’s most successful international progressive folk-rock band. David Cousins, who leads the group, has been described by the influential All Music Guide as: “the most talented Dylan influenced songwriter to come out of England”. Strawbs are often mentioned in the same breath as progressive rock bands like Yes, King…

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Holly Near

October 17 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$40 – $45

    As Holly Near celebrates her first album in three years, Peace Becomes You, she’s building on 40 creative years and 30 recordings. Respected around the world for her music and activism, her joy and passion inspire people to join in her celebration of the human spirit. Equally compelling at her shows or through your speakers, her music fully engages listeners in the world around them. Holly has made a career speaking to anyone in the world who believes…

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The Young’uns

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

The Young’uns have proved themselves a unique proposition – writing and performing a cappella or subtly accompanied songs that tell it how it is alongside traditional songs from their native North-East and further afield – songs of conscience, songs of warmth and wit, songs to provoke, songs to inspire. Renowned for their pitch perfect harmonies and rapid fire humour, their live show undeniably has the human touch. Always engaging, frequently heart-warming, they have built an enviable audience rapport. They are…

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Monkey Junk

October 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 – $30

Congratulations Monkey Junk for taking home the 2018 JUNO for Blues Album of the Year! The latest and fifth release from singer/guitarist and harp player Steve Marriner, drummer Matt Sobb, and guitarist Tony D is precisely the kind of corker you’d expect from a trio of musical veterans who, between them, have boosted luminaries from Fabulous Thunderbird Kim Wilson to Buddy Guy, the late Jeff Healey to the lamented Stevie Ray Vaughan. The trio, whose career-best fifth album Time To…

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The Tiki Collective

October 20 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 – $30

The Tiki Collective $25 Advance / $30 Door Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 8:30pm The Tiki Collective are a large ensemble of friends who perform jazz, pop and exotica music. Their debut CD "MUSE" is released on Vesuvius Music. The collective was conceived by Jaymz Bee and Music Director, Eric St-Laurent in 2016.  Bee has been a fan of exotica and Lounge music for years and felt the time was right to present a nuevo-retro sounding ensemble that included elements of surf, jazz and pop…

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Rum Ragged

October 21 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, October 21, 2018 @ 8:30pm $25 Advance / $30 Door Few traditional Newfoundland bands have risen as quickly in the ranks as Rum Ragged. Formed by singer/guitarist Mark Manning and singer/accordion player Aaron Collis just two years ago, Rum Ragged has garnered respect from a loyal, ever-growing fan base as well as their musical peers. From spirited instrumentals to heartfelt ballads, they pay homage to the greats that came before them while carving out a fresh, unique sound of their…

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Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

October 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$40 – $45

Nobody I know—and I mean nobody—has covered more ground and made more friends and sung more songs than the fellow you're about to meet right now.  He's got a song and a friend for every mile behind him.  Say hello to my good buddy, Ramblin' Jack Elliott. Johnny Cash, The Johnny Cash Television Show, 1969. One of the last true links to the great folk traditions of this country, with over 40 albums under his belt, Ramblin' Jack Elliott is…

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Maria Dunn & Joe Jencks

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

Songs of hope, courage, love and triumph! Joe Jencks and Maria Dunn have teamed up for a select number of concerts featuring songs of hope, courage, love and triumph! From Chicago, IL and Edmonton, AB Canada respectively - these performing songwriters represent the finest traditions in music that is socially aware, musically engaged, and filled with heart and purpose. Spanning numerous musical styles and multiple generations, they bring together diverse perspectives into a unified presentation that invites people to sing,…

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Oysters 3

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

John Jones, Alan Prosser and Ian Telfer, the three founders of Oysterband, come to Hugh’s Room Live for an acoustic folk-rock performance not to be missed! Oyster 3 come from modern, folk-based British music, acoustic at heart, sometimes intense, sometimes rocking. Oysterband made radical versions of traditional songs, and since 1978 they've toured in 35 countries  -  festivals, concerts, bars, rallies, jails, bring 'em on!  -  won 5 BBC Folk Awards, and made 13 studio albums and one DVD. They…

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The Songs of Nick Drake

October 27 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$40 – $45

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, and since then Luke has been one of a handful of musicians to be entrusted with Kirby’s legendary string arrangements for the songs from Nick’s albums Five Leaves Left and Bryter Layter. The show toured Ontario and Quebec in 2012,…

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Georgian Bay CD Release + The O’Pears

October 28 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 – $30

Georgian Bay + The O'Pears Sunday | October 28 | 8:30pm $25 Advance / $30 Door Georgian Bay Polaris prize nominated bilingual duo Georgian Bay features the soaring vocal harmonies of multi-instrumentalists Joëlle Westman and Kelly Lefaive. Fearlessly fusing elements of electronic, jazz, chamber music, and pop to their folk roots, Georgian Bay’s music is uniquely Canadian, intertwining lyrics in English and French. On October 26th 2018, Georgian Bay will release the second volume of Courage, a double album that…

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Fundraiser (Closed)

October 29
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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November 2018

Ray Montford CD Release

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

Thursday, November 1 @ 8:30pm $25 Advance / $30 Door Ray Montford’s powerful original tunes are characterized by a wild and raw beauty. Often inspired by the human condition, his instrumental compositions paint haunting canvasses that are rich in imagery, leaving an indelible mark on the listener. Blurring boundaries between rock, blues, fusion and folk, his electric work and phrasing are reminiscent of the great British guitarists David Gilmour, Jeff Beck and Mark Knopfler, while his open-tuning acoustic work evoke…

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Pierre Schryer Live

November 2 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
$25 – $30

Pierre is one of Canada’s leading traditional fiddlers. JUNO nominee, Canadian Folk Music Award nominee, and celebrated performer and producer. He was immersed from an early age in the Franco-Ontarian traditions of his heritage, through multiple fiddle competitions along with his triplet brothers. The Schryer Triplets recorded 2 albums and appeared several times on the “Tommy Hunter Show.” As a solo performer Pierre has received numerous titles and awards including Canadian Open Fiddle Champion, Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion, Violoneux…

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Raoul and The Big Time

November 3 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
$25 – $30

    Maples Blues Award winners and six time nominees, 2018 International Blues Challenge semi-finalists (Memphis) and NOW Magazine Best Blues Artist (2007), Raoul and The Big Time celebrate their 20th year performing their own brand of "Toronto/Chicago/Hollywood Blues" with a debut at Hugh's Room Live after several sold out shows at Hugh's Room in years gone by. This 20th anniversary show will feature the full band including the Big Time Horns, a format that took Memphis by storm earlier…

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Frander + Ariko

November 5 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$20 – $25

Frander + Ariko Monday, November 5, 2018 | 8:30pm $20 Advance | $25 Door Frander Ever since we were kids and started playing music, we’ve had a yearn to create something of our own. As siblings growing up together we shared music, dreams and visions which made us curious of what would happen if we wrote music together. In the spring of 2015 the dream became reality when we decided to form a band. Daniel, Natasja and Gabbi together with Säde, who became the fourth…

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Jordan Officer

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

Hal Leonard, the biggest editor of sheet music and music books in the world, has recently included Jordan Officer amongst the greats in Scott Yanow's publication "The Great Jazz Guitarists, The Ultimate Guide." Jordan is acclaimed not only for his virtuosity, but also for his unequaled sensitivity and sober elegance. Jordan Officer the musician, composer, singer and producer has carved out his signature sound which is unmistakable whether he is backing up another singer or playing solo, and whether he…

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Leonard Cohen Tribute

November 9 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 – $30

LEONARD COHEN TRIBUTE Friday, November 9, 2018 $25 Advance / $30 Door Witness a most remarkable tribute to one of the most prolific songwriters ever to have graced the stage. This November, catch Lori Cullen, David Sereda, Suba Sankaran, Brenna MacCrimmon, Maryem Tollar and Alana Bridgewater deliver their own interpretations of some of the songs made famous by Canada’s Godfather of Gloom, Leonard Cohen. UPDATE: Due to popular demand, a second performance has been added to the calendar. If you missed the band on Friday, you can catch them…

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Leonard Cohen Tribute

November 10 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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LEONARD COHEN TRIBUTE Friday, November 10, 2018 $25 Advance / $30 Door Witness a most remarkable tribute to one of the most prolific songwriters ever to have graced the stage. This November, catch Lori Cullen, David Sereda, Suba Sankaran, Brenna MacCrimmon, Maryem Tollar and Alana Bridgewater deliver their own interpretations of some of the songs made famous by Canada’s Godfather of Gloom, Leonard Cohen. UPDATE: Due to popular demand, this second performance has been happily added to the Hugh's Room Live calendar. Limited seating remains for the original…

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For King and Country

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

For King and Country $25 Advance / $30 Door Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 8:30pm For King and Country will feature Toronto musician-composer Tony Quarrington’s new CD about Canadians and their contributions during the First World War. The roots-music songs will be performed by Quarrington and a dozen other performers from a wide range of genres who collaborated on the album. "... on the faces of brass plaques and gravestones, in thousands of stone chapels across Canada, the traces remain of…

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Songwriter Sessions featuring Rob Lutes, Dayna Manning, Soozie Schlanger and Wendell Ferguson

November 13 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$20 – $25

SONGWRITER SESSIONS | November 13, 2018 Rob Lutes | Dayna Manning | Soozie Schlanger | Wendell Ferguson $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…

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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 Linda McRae 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 Linda McRae 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

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 for several…

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Jeff Lang

November 20 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 – $30

Jeff Lang $25 Advance / $30 Door Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 8:30pm “That is some of the most unbelievable stuff I have ever heard.” - Bela Flek 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 unexpected turns, he has consistently inspired his audiences by creating a stylistically diverse catalog of over 25 albums. Alone In Bad Company, Jeff’s latest album, presents the most organic…

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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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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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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 – Fundraiser

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

On November 23, 2015 The Cherry Trees Band had a fundraising event at Hugh’s Room. The band is a group of Toronto musicians who put together an album of original songs to benefit Water for Life which is part of GAIN ( Global Aid Network of Canada) It was a fantastic sold out night at Hugh’s Room, all friends of the band and corporate sponsors from the insurance industry. They raised $38,874.84 and that combined with corporate donations enabled Water…

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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 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 remain because the…

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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 Ken’s multi-talented…

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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!! From Beatles to Hollies, Stones to Kinks, Petula to Donovan, Animals to Bee Gees...Take a Musical Ride down Memory Lane…on a Double-Decker Bus...With a killer 6 Piece Band and Singers

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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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Jacob Moon

December 22 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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JACOB MOON Saturday | December 22 | 8:30pm $25 Advance / $30 Door Every artist starts out with heroes. But not every artist gets asked by their heroes to join them, as artists, on their stage. It's a compliment that Jacob Moon keeps getting from the musicians who have inspired him since he started as a singer-songwriter out in Hamilton, Ontario. Artists like Rush, Marillion and Gordon Lightfoot have taken a shine to Moon's renditions of their songs and have lavished…

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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 Suzie Vinnick is a ten-time Maple Blues Award-Winner and a three-time Juno Nominee. She was a finalist in the 2013 International Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Category in Memphis, TN and was the winner of the 2012 CBC Saturday Night Blues Great Canadian Blues Award.  Suzie was also the 2012 SIRIUS/XM Blues Artist of the Year. Her new album, Live At Bluesville, is an overwhelmingly impressive collection of roots, blues and gospel tunes featuring Suzie and her parlour guitar, Mabel. Suzie’s music is…

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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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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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Rik Emmett

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

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 him entry into three Canadian Halls of Fame, and a star on the…

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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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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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April 2019

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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