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2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
416-533-5483

March 2019

Douglas Cameron + David MacFarlane Present: The Door You Came In

March 20 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | 8:30pm Douglas Cameron + David MacFarlane Present The Door You Came In: Song + Stories From The Danger Tree Advance $25.00 / Door $30.00 * The year, 2016, marked the 25th anniversary of the publication of a book that Alice Munro once described as “about the best prose to come out of this country for my money.” 2016 also marked the 100th anniversary of the battle that sits at the heart of The Danger Tree…

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Stephen Fearing

March 22 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, March 22, 2019 | 8:30pm Stephen Fearing Advance $25.00 / Door $30.00 * Stephen Fearing was born in 1963 in Vancouver, British Columbia and grew up in Dublin, Ireland where his schoolmates included future members of U2. In 1981, he moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and immersed himself in the music scene, learning the fundamentals of songwriting and performing, all while washing dishes to stay alive. By 1984 he was back in Vancouver, determined to become a professional musician. In…

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Jully Black

March 23 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, March 23, 2019 | 8:30pm Jully Black Advance $45.00 / Door $50.00 Jully Black is a true Canadian Icon. Named as one of ‘The 25 Greatest Canadian Singers Ever’, (CBC Music) she has been dubbed ‘Canada’s Queen of R&B Soul’. As a platinum selling recording artist, her music career has yielded multiple singles reaching the Top 10 pop, R&B and dance music charts. She has taken home Juno and Gemini Awards, earned innumerable industry accolades and was hand selected to…

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Don Stevenson Presents the Music of Moby Grape

March 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, March 24, 2019 | 8:30pm Don Stevenson Presents the Music of Moby Grape Advance $25.00 / Door $30.00 * Before co-founding Moby Grape, the legendary rock group from the 60’s, Don Stevenson and Jerry Miller were band mates in the Seattle group called  “The Frantics” which enjoyed local fame and records produced by Dolton. In 1966, virtually at the very beginning of the San Francisco music scene, Don and Jerry relocated to San Francisco and, with the addition of…

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The Life and Music of Joni Mitchell

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

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Enter The Haggis

March 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 8:30pm Enter The Haggis Advance $20.00 / Door $25.00 * For the better part of two decades, Toronto’s Enter The Haggis has combined bagpipes and fiddles with a rock rhythm section to create a distinctively eclectic sound, praised by The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and Canada’s Globe and Mail. Their songs offer singalong melodies and deep, meaningful lyrics which tell the stories of everyday hard working people, often faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges. Signature songs like…

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Danielle Knibbe CD Release

March 27 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 8:30PM Danielle Knibbe Advance $15.00 / Door $20.00 * Blending folk, roots, and country sensibilities, Danielle Knibbe's songs win, and then all too often, break your heart. There's an intimacy and familiarity to her music; her stories may not be about you, but you'll think they are. Tackling topics like mental illness, loss, heartbreak, estrangement, and countless others, Danielle Knibbe has developed a following by being as genuine and open in her songwriting as she is…

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Brock Zeman + David Olney

March 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 8:30pm Brock Zeman + David Olney Advance $25.00 / Door $30.00 * David Olney "Americana Pioneer” singer-songwriter/recording artist, stream-caster and actor David Olney is well-known worldwide for his indelible songs and powerful live performances. One listen to the brand new album, “This Side or The Other,” and you’ll know David Olney is a man familiar with the wandering life and yearning heart of a poet. After more than 30 years in music, he’s had as…

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Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost

March 29 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, March 29, 2019 | 8:30pm Old Man Flanagan's Ghost Advance: $25.00 / Doors: $30.00 Old Man Flanagan's Ghost have been bringing a taste of Celtic music to Ontario audiences for years, as well as internationally via radio and digital media play. They feature a dynamic fiddle performance by Brooke Richardson and Bexy Ashworth, the talented multi-instrumentalist Matti Palonen on tin whistle, double-bass, harp, kantele, and jouhikko, Scot Allan on bodhrán, drums, and other percussion, and Stephen Lamb on guitar…

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Allison Lupton

March 30 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 8:30pm Allison Lupton Advance $25.00 / Door $30.00 * Acclaimed Scottish musician Archie Fisher shared that “Allison Lupton’s balance of strong composition and sensitive musicality makes her a fine contemporary songwriter and interpreter of the tradition and the works of her fellow songsmiths.” Her interest in music began in the rural Ontario community of West Zorra Township where she learned to sing harmony in the church choir. She got her start playing folk music with the band Killiecrankie which…

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Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Brunch: Sacred Steel

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, March 31, 2019 | 8:30pm Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Brunch: Sacred Steel Advance $25.00  /Door $30.00 * “Sacred steel is one of the most exciting forms of music today and Nikki D. Brown and her sisters are some of the most amazing proponents of the style. I first met Nikki through Toronto’s jazz luminary, Jane Bunnett, who had invited her to come and jam with some of Cuba’s best young jazz women. Powerhouse blues vocalist and songwriter Shakura S’Aida is no stranger to Sacred steel…

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Dave Gunning

March 31 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, March 31, 2019 | 8:30pm Dave Gunning Advance $25.00  /Door $30.00 “Truly, what makes Gunning so remarkable as an entertainer is his rare gift to be able to befriend the audience as a whole from the stage throughout the course of the concert. And, indeed, you do feel as though he’s as good of a friend as any after a night of songs, stories and lighthearted laughs.” – The Guardian Call it the silver lining in the cloud of a…

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April 2019

Diyet + The Love Soldiers

April 2 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | 8:30PM Diyet + the Love Soldiers Advance $20.00 / Door $25.00 * Diyet & The Love Soldiers is alternative country, folk, roots and traditional with catchy melodies and stories deeply rooted in Diyet’s Indigenous world view and northern life. Backed by Love Soldiers: husband and collaborator, Robert van Lieshout and Juno Award winning producer, Bob Hamilton; this multi-instrumental trio from the Yukon has a sound that can fill a big stage or capture an intimate…

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Alyth with Tony McManus + Friends

April 5 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, April 5, 2019 | 8:30PM Alyth with Tony McManus + Friends Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00 * Alyth Alyth McCormack has a voice described as having ‘spun glass fragility belying a sinewy strength’, accompaniments transcendentally timeless and effortlessly contemporary combined with the uncomplicated conviction with which she communicates with her audiences have ensured that Alyth is one of the most exciting singers on the scene. Her vocal talent, understanding approach and performance skill give her the ability to cross over…

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Benjamin Dakota Rogers

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

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Oakland Stroke: A Tribute to Tower of Power

April 7 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, April 7, 2019 | 7:30PM Oakland Stroke: A Tribute to Tower of Power Advance $25.00 / Door $30.00 * Experience the sound and soul of Tower Power along with their greatest horn hits of the 1970s as local supergroup, Oakland Stroke, takes the stage at Hugh's Room Live April 7, 2019. Based in Toronto, Canada, Oakland Stroke faithfully recreates the music of fabled Bay-Area soul band, Tower of Power. The ten-piece band is led by Lou Pomanti and Tony Carlucci.…

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Lennie Gallant

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

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Sweet Jane

April 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 8:30PM A Night for Sweet Jane $50.00 Advance / $55.00 Door *   Sylvia Tyson Marc Jordan Amy Sky Ian Thomas Brent Titcomb Dala Ault Sisters Liam Russell-Titcomb The Good Brothers And more... Hosted by: Nicholas Jennings Jane Harbury has been committed to the Canadian music industry for over fifty years. Her career as a publicist began after tackling multiple entertainment business roles in the late '60s – from managing the Riverboat, an infamous Yorkville coffee house, to…

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Preston Reed

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

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Jack de Keyzer

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

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A Tribute to Levon Helm

April 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, April 14, 2019 | 8:30PM A Tribute to Levon Helm Advance $40.00 / Door $45.00 * This show is a celebration in honour of Toronto's adopted son, Levon Helm, who with his fellow Hawks tore up Yonge Street in the early sixties and laid the foundation of rock, roll, rhythm and blues in the city. In that memory, we have gathered again for the sixth year in an all-star cast of some of country's top musicians and singers to…

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Eric Andersen + Scarlet Rivera with Cheryl Prashker

April 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Monday, April 15, 2019 | 7:30PM Eric Andersen + Scarlet Rivera with Cheryl Prashker Advance: $30.00 / Doors: $35.00 * Eric Andersen Eric Andersen, one of the founding fathers of the great American Folk Family, continues to evolve and reinvent himself.  It’s as though he has an unquenchable thirst to create new works and adapt the works of other literary icons of the past. For me that is the mark of a true artist, constantly moving the finish line and looking for…

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Lance + Jason Fowler

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 7:30PM Lance + Jason Fowler Advance $15.00 / Door $20.00 * Father and Son- Lance and Jason Fowler have been playing together for over 40 years but have never performed together publicly. Lance was a teacher and school administrator for 30 years. Music has always been a very important part of his life and, since retiring, he has been singing on a volunteer basis in local retirement and nursing homes. Lance has also written many…

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Joe Crookston

April 17 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 8:30PM Joe Crookston Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00 * Songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slideplayer, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. Named 2016 Folk Alliance International Artist-in-Resident, he’s played with Suzanne Vega, Dar Williams, David Francey, John McCutcheon, John Gorka, Judy Collins and hundreds more. His songs are cinematic and are being made into award-winning films. He’ll  surprise you and awaken the cynics. He’s plumbing for lyrical gold like a social archeologist. His songs are…

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Byrds Byrds Byrds

April 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 8:30PM Byrds Byrds Byrds Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00 * Byrds Byrds Byrds is a fantastic evening of the songs of The Byrds, California's psychedelic, folk rock pioneers. More than a tribute band, this is a visceral evocation of an era. The songs remain classic; from the folk rock of Mr Tambourine Man, Turn Turn Turn and Bells of Rhymney, the freewheeling sonic attack of Eight Miles High, through to the relaxed country rock, that they…

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Talent and Soul: 100 Years of Nat King Cole

April 20 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 8:30PM Talent and Soul: 100 Years of Nat King Cole Advance $20.00 / Door $25.00 * Toronto jazz singer-songwriter Ori Dagan’s acclaimed multi-media project “Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole” was released as both an audio recording and a collection of music videos - the first “visual album” in the jazz genre. Since launching the project in Toronto in late 2017, Dagan has toured it around the world, including an official showcase in Austin…

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Tim Booth’s Toronto Art Orchestra 

April 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 8:30PM Tim Booth’s Toronto Art Orchestra Advance $20.00 | Door $25.00 * One of Canada’s top jazz orchestras is returning to the Toronto stage in what will truly be an all-star event. Toronto Art Orchestra (TAO), led by bass trombonist and jazz educator Timothy Booth, includes many of Canada’s first-call jazz players, including Colleen Allen, Bruce Cassidy, Andrew McAnsh, and John McLeod. The ensemble features vocalists Jessica Lalonde and Tanya Wills. TAO will present the…

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A Tribute to Chess Records

April 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 8:30PM Danny Marks Presents a Tribute to Chess Records Advance $40.00 / Door $45.00 * Chess Records Chess was one of the premier blues labels of the 1950s and 60s, also releasing R&B, soul, jazz, gospel and rock. They released records by every major blues artist in Chicago, including John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Little Walter and many others. Danny Marks If there’s a popular song from 1900…

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David Newland CD Release

April 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, April 26, 2019 | 8:30pm David Newland CD Release Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00 * Featuring Inuit cultural performers Siqinuip Qilauta (Sunsdrum) David Newland is a writer, musician and adventurer, and a familiar face at Hugh’s Room Live, as the longtime host and performer of the Gordon Lightfoot celebration The Way We Feel and many, many other events. David’s musical presentation, Northbound: The Northwest Passage in Story and Song has been selling out venues across Canada for 3 years. The show has…

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Còig

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

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

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Cootes Paradise

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

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The Simon and Garfunkel Story

April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Monday, April 29, 2019 | 8:30PM Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Simon and Garfunkel Story Advance: $20.00 | Doors: $25.00 Dr. Mike Daley is a musicologist and sought-after lecturer known for his encyclopedic knowledge of musical history. He is also a longtime professional musician, working with the likes of Jeff Healey and the Travellers. In this new discussion and concert series, Mike details the story of Simon and Garfunkel. one of the bestselling music groups of the sixties. The duo became counterculture…

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May 2019

Martha Chaves May Day Madness

May 1 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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*** NEW DATE  *** Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 8:30pm Martha Chaves May Day Madness Advance $25.00 / Door $30.00 * "The Grande Dame of Canadian Comedy is without a doubt – Martha Chaves. Her wit is infectious, her style is delightful and when you work with her – you are assured professionalism. Martha has always made me laugh out loud and she is a genuine asset to Canadian Comedy." ~Tracy Rideout, Producer CBC Radio Laugh Out Loud." Martha Chaves is a…

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Raine Hamilton + Campbell Woods

May 2 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 8:30PM Raine Hamilton + Campbell Woods Advance: $20.00 | Doors: $25.00 Raine Hamilton Raine’s new album, Night Sky (March 2018), tips between the earthly and the otherworldly; it is anchored in relatable lived experience, while reaching into the space just beyond, thinning the veil between here and there, affording safe passage to the rough and beautiful places. Raine’s ethereal voice and lyrics are at the forefront of these powerful and relatable tunes, written both in English and in…

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The Wilkinsons

May 3 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, May 3, 2019 | 8:30PM The Wilkinsons Advance $30.00 / Doors $35.00 * The Wilkinsons is a Canadian country music trio from Trenton, Ontario. Founded in 1997, the group consists of lead singer Amanda Wilkinson, her brother Tyler Wilkinson, and their father, Steve Wilkinson. The Wilkinsons achieved success late in 1998 with the hit single "26 Cents", a Number One on the Canadian country music charts and Top 5 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country…

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Zoe Chilco Presents: Songs to Inspire

May 5 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, May 5, 2019 | 8:30PM Zoe Chilco Presents: Songs to Inspire Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00 Please note that tickets to this show are available EXCLUSIVELY through our box office, either by phone or in person. To guarantee your seats, please call the box office at (416) 533-5483 and lay your claim. *** Zoe Chilco I had the idea for a benefit concert back in January, 2018, hoping to fulfill two goals. First, I wanted to help a women's organization…

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Valdy with Doris Mason

May 6 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Monday, May 6, 2019 | 8:30PM Valdy with Doris Mason Advance: $30.00 | Doors: $35.00 * Valdy Born Valdemar Horsdal in Ottawa, Valdy has been part of the fabric of Canadian pop and folk music for over 34 years. A man with a thousand friends, from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island to Texas to New Zealand, he's a singer, guitarist and songwriter who catches the small but telling moments that make up life. Remembered for Play Me a Rock and Roll Song,…

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Martyn Joseph

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

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Leela GIlday CD Release

May 10 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, May 10, 2019 | 8:30PM Leela Gilday Advance $15.00 / Door $20.00 * If you’re from the North, Leela Gilday’s music is home. If you’ve never been, it will take you there. Born and raised in the Northwest Territories, she writes about the people and the land that created her. The power in her voice conveys the depth of her feelings of love and life in a rugged environment and vibrant culture, as if it comes straight from that…

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Big Dave McLean + Raoul And The Big Time

May 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 8:30PM Big Dave McLean + Raoul And The Big Time  Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00 * Juno-nominated Canadian blues legend Big Dave McLean swears he didn’t set out to make a record with a theme. But there are a lot of spiritual references on his brand new Steve Dawson-produced recording, “Better the Devil you Know”. From gospel-tinged blues numbers to tributes to dearly departed loved ones, the songs on this album betray Dave’s roots as the son…

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Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, May 12, 2019 | 2:00PM Jaymz Bee Presents The Tiki Collective: Mother's Day Jazz Brunch Advance $25.00 / Doors $30.00 To all the mothers on earth and beyond, you’re beautiful. On Mother’s Day, Jaymz Bee presents a very special jazz brunch with The Tiki Collective for an afternoon of beautiful food and beautiful music in celebration of motherhood past, present and future. Join the musicians in bringing mama bear somewhere special this year.  If possible, rejoice in the look on your…

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Rob Tardik

May 17 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, May 17, 2019 | 8:30PM Rob Tardik $25.00 Advance / $30.00 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…

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An Evening with Judy Collins

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

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

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Martin Taylor

May 21 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | 8:30PM Martin Taylor Advance $40.00 / Door $45.00 * 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…

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Manuel Valera Trio

May 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, May 26, 2019 | 8:30PM Manuel Valera Trio Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00 * Born and raised in Havana, Grammy nominated pianist and composer, Manuel Valera, since arriving in NYC has become well-known in the modern jazz scene, garnering national reviews and lending his talents as a pianist and composer to such notable artists as Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D’Rivera, Brian Lynch, Dafnis Prieto, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Chris Potter, Dave Binney, Adam Rogers, Mark Turner,…

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13go CD Release with Vernon Reid

May 30 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 8:30PM 13go CD Release with Vernon Reid Advance $30.00 / Doors $35.00 * “This is an ambitious record with great playing!” – Terry Brown (Rush, Blue Rodeo) 13go was born of the partnership of Drummer Aubrey Dayle (James Blood Ulmer, David Murray, John Popper) and guitarist Kim Ratcliffe (David Clayton Thomas, Ron Sexsmith, Holly Cole). The two have worked together in various creative projects for over a decade in the Toronto scene. They collaborated with bassist Brad…

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Jane Siberry

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

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June 2019

Jane Siberry

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

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Jane Siberry

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

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Garrett Mason

June 4 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 8:30PM Garrett Mason Advance: $20.00 / Doors: $25.00 Garrett Mason was raised in Truro, Nova Scotia by his mother Pam, and father, veteran Canadian Bluesman Dutch Mason. His path to become a blues musician started at a very early age; being surrounded by blues music, Garrett’s favorite tapes at 3 years old were Canned Heat and Buddy Rich. His dad, Dutch Mason, stopped playing guitar before Garrett was born. Although he was not able to teach his son to play, he…

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Los Variants

June 7 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, June 7, 2019 | 8:30PM Los Variants Advance $20.00 / Door $25.00 * Los Variants is the brainchild of Vince Maccarone. This seven-piece super multicultural collective combines elements of Jazz, AfroFunk, Cuban and Middle Eastern melodies to create a seamless mosaic of international groove. Los Variants’ personnel is made up of some of Canada’s top musicians such as Michael Occhipinti on guitar, Algerian superstar Fethi Nadjem on violin, Justin Gray on bass and bass veena, Vince Maccarone on drums and…

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Chris Antonik

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

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Andrea Koziol and Bill Brennan CD Release

June 23 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 8:30PM Andrea Koziol and Bill Brennan CD Release Advance $25.00 / Door $30.00 * Vocalist Andrea Koziol and pianist Bill Brennan met a very long time ago at a most illustrious birthday party for a one year old Newfoundlander. Early into their very first conversation they realized that they were a jazz match made in heaven. It wasn’t long before they were booking gigs together in Toronto’s finest jazz concert venues, roots and jazz festivals across…

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July 2019

Melanie

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

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September 2019

Soulsville: The Music of Stax Records

September 13 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, September 13, 2019 | 8:30PM Soulsville: The Music of Stax Records Advance $40.00 / Door $45.00 * Stax Records is synonymous with Southern soul music. Originally known as Satellite, the Memphis company was founded in 1957 by Jim Stewart and his sister, Estelle Axton, and took its new name in 1961 from the first two letters of their last names. Among the many artists who scored hits on Stax and its Volt subsidiary during the Sixties were Rufus and Carla…

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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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October 2019

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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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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Mary Fahl

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 Advance: $30.00 / Doors: $35.00 “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 and sophistication. As a solo artist, Mary has released several compelling albums, including the fantastic re-working of…

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