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2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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May 2019

Tin Pan North 2019

May 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, May 25, 2019 | 7:30PM Tin Pan North 2019 Advance $25.00 / Door $30.00 * The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) – Toronto Chapter - is hosting their 20th annual TIN PAN NORTH songwriters festival, May 23-25, 2019 , at various venues throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). See performances by over 40 talented songwriters, performing their songs and sharing the story behind the song. Mark these dates, so you don’t miss three great nights of songwriters sharing their…

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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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SING! Songs & Stories of Migration with Pressgang Mutiny, Dan Yashinsky, Tapestry, Sage Tyrtle, Turkwaz, Ariel Balevi, Joanna Wallfisch

May 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 8:30pm SING! Songs & Stories of Migration with Pressgang Mutiny, Dan Yashinsky, Tapestry, Sage Tyrtle, Turkwaz, Ariel Balevi, Joanna Wallfisch Tickets: $25.00 * This May, join us at Hugh’s Room Live to celebrate diversity in music. Singers and storytellers of all backgrounds spend an evening sharing fascinating tales of migration while weaving words and a cappella music together to explore the importance of story to people from all cultures and backgrounds. ARIEL BALEVI tells stories that…

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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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Friday, May 31, 2019 | 8:30pm Jane Siberry $40 Advance / $45 Door Ali Hughes to do a sampler from her "Leonard Cohen Koans" show, followed by a performance by Jane Siberry. Iconic and enigmatic; Jane Siberry is one of the world’s most unique and gifted singer/songwriters. Blessed with a sincere integrity and emotional depth, her work has spanned 3 decades, with the release of 14 studio albums and performances on concert stages around the world. Her 1985 album The Speckless Sky was…

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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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Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 8:30pm Jane Siberry $40 Advance / $45 Door Ali Hughes to do a sampler from her "Leonard Cohen Koans" show, followed by a performance by Jane Siberry. Iconic and enigmatic; Jane Siberry is one of the world’s most unique and gifted singer/songwriters. Blessed with a sincere integrity and emotional depth, her work has spanned 3 decades, with the release of 14 studio albums and performances on concert stages around the world. Her 1985 album The Speckless Sky was…

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Leonard Cohen Koans

June 2 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 8:30pm Leonard Cohen Koans with Jane Siberry Advance $40.00  /Door $45.00 * Australian vocalist Ali Hughes plays Toronto’s beloved Hugh’s Room this June, celebrating Leonard Cohen with her critically acclaimed narrative concert, LEONARD COHEN KOANS! Buoyant and vigorous in its celebration of the music and spirit of the iconic legend, LEONARD COHEN KOANS is a must see for Cohen lovers and newcomers alike – the critically acclaimed show being hailed as “Heart-stopping” (www.theatermania.com) “Spine-tingling” (SX Magazine) “… Hands down the best I’ve ever…

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Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Beatles Story [ MATINEE ]

June 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Monday, June 3, 2019 | 3:00PM Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Beatles Story Advance: $25.00 / Doors: $30.00 Dr. Mike Daley continues his popular lecture/concert series at Hugh’s Room Live with a very special presentation of the Beatles Story. Mike is a musicologist and lecturer on music history as well as a longtime professional musician, working with the likes of Jeff Healey and the Travellers. Joining Mike (guitar, vocals) and his wife Jill (piano, violin) will be Greg Wyard (guitar,…

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Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Beatles Story

June 3 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Monday, June 3, 2019 | 8:30PM Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Beatles Story Advance: $25.00 / Doors: $30.00 Dr. Mike Daley continues his popular lecture/concert series at Hugh’s Room Live with a very special presentation of the Beatles Story. Mike is a musicologist and lecturer on music history as well as a longtime professional musician, working with the likes of Jeff Healey and the Travellers. Joining Mike (guitar, vocals) and his wife Jill (piano, violin) will be Greg Wyard (guitar,…

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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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David Rotundo

June 5 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 8:30PM David Rotundo Advance $40.00 / Door $45.00 * Toronto blues harpist David Rotundo heard James Cotton perform at the El Mocambo in 1991. “He blew one note on the harmonica that hypnotized me…” The next day, Rotundo went out and bought a harmonica. “…and I’ve been playing the blues ever since.” Obsession with the blues led Rotundo on a diesel-fuelled roots tour of blues epicentres of the United States including – New Orleans, Clarksdale, Austin,…

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STINK LP 50th Gala featuring Mike McKenna

June 6 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 8:30PM STINK LP 50th Gala featuring Mike McKenna and Swampbusters Advance $23.00 / Door $26.00 * Fifty years in, Mike McKenna is continuing to raise a big Stink. Initially released in 1969 on Liberty United Artists Records by Toronto’s McKenna Mendelson Mainline, Stink has carved its own legacy and remained a consistently-selling blues classic throughout its lifespan. Now, the album is being played in its entirety in concert by guitarist McKenna’s current outfit the Slidewinders…

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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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Dave Orrett Band

June 8 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 8:30PM Dave Orrett Band Advance $25.00 / Door $30.00 * Layered, melodic, poignant, and authentic. These aren't words we use lightly, but when we are talking about the music of the incredibly talented Dave Orrett, we must start somewhere. Dave himself would say the music is where words end....and where celebration, healing, and euphoria begin. It has been 11 years since former Hugh's room regular Dave Orrett performed original music live but at last the time…

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Steve Hill

June 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, June 9, 2019 | 8:30PM Steve Hill Advance: $20.00 / Doors: $25.00 2015 JUNO AWARD WINNER FOR BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2015 MAPLE BLUES AWARD WINNER FOR ELECTRIC ACT OF THE YEAR 2015 GUITARIST OF THE YEAR 2015 RECORDING/PRODUCER OF THE YEAR 2015 ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR When it comes to one-man bands, guitarist and singer extraordinaire Steve Hill has no limits. The truest definition of a one-man band; Hill performs standing up while singing and playing guitar,…

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Emily Gimble

June 10 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Monday, June 10, 2019 | 8:30PM Emily Gimble Advance: $20.00 / Doors: $25.00 Texas State Musician, Emily Gimble grew up with music in her blood, singing and playing on-stage since she was seven years old. Maybe it couldn’t be helped: when your dad is Dick Gimble, beloved guitarist and upright bass player, and your grandfather is Country Music Hall of Fame member Johnny Gimble, one of the most beloved fiddle players of all time, there’s really no choice but to…

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Christine Campbell and Braden Gates

June 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 8:30PM BRADEN GATES With the release of his fourth album Pictures of Us, BRADEN GATES has proven himself to be deserving of a wider audience and worthy of the attention he's received in five short years as a performer. Writing layered songs that bounce from those that brim with emotional depth and stark imagery to those that find the humour in life, Gates has quickly created a body of work that is impressive for its sheer volume. More…

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Lynn Miles + Scott Nolan

June 12 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 8:30PM Lynn Miles + Scott Nolan Advance: $25.00 / Doors: $30.00 Lynn Miles There is something to be said for experience, for taking the time to grow into your own skin. All sturdy things need time to root firmly into the ground to find their strength. Lynn Miles is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters. With twelve albums to her credit, the winner of multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards, and a 2003 Juno Award for…

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Cabana Room Acoustic Reunion

June 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 8:00PM Cabana Room Acoustic Reunion Advance: $25.00 / Doors: $30.00 Welcome to the first of an all-acoustic two-night reunion featuring the cast from a legendary folk room in the heart of Toronto. The Cabana Room (atop the Spadina Hotel) was the incubator of the original Toronto music scene, and Jimmy Scopes was our seemingly curmudgeonly host. He’s not here to hear it but we’re gathering to pay musical tribute. Thank you, Jimmy Scopes! This June, the Thursday performance is a muso-travaganza…

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Get Happy: A Musical Tribute to Elvis Costello

June 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, June 14, 2019 | 8:30PM A Man Called Wrycraft Presents a Tribute to Elvis Costello Advance: $25.00 / Doors: $30.00 He began his career as part of London's pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and new wave movement that emerged in the mid-to-late 1970s. His critically acclaimed debut album, My Aim Is True, was released in 1977. Shortly after recording it, he formed the Attractions as…

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Miss Emily

June 15 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 8:30PM Miss Emily Advance: $25.00 / Doors: $30.00 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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The Tiki Collective Father’s Day Brunch

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, June 16, 2019 | 2:00PM The Tiki Collective Father's Day Brunch Advance $25.00 / Doors $30.00 The Tiki Collective is a group of individuals who make music that is a blend of Exotica (Polynesian), Pop, Classical, Surf and Jazz. The Tiki Collective members are based in Toronto, Canada and have been performing together live since 2016. Their debut CD, Muse, has just been released and is available for listening and purchase now at http://smarturl.it/tcmuse. It’ll be perfect over eggs and bubbles. The band this…

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Cabana Room Electric Reunion

June 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, June 16, 2019 | 8:00PM Cabana Room Electric Reunion Advance: $25.00 / Doors: $30.00 Welcome to the second night of an all-acoustic two-night reunion featuring the regulars from a legendary music room in the heart of Toronto. The Cabana Room (atop the Spadina Hotel) was the incubator of the original Toronto music scene, and Jimmy Scopes was our seemingly curmudgeonly host. He’s not here to hear it but we’re gathering to pay musical tribute. Thank you, Jimmy Scopes! Night two of the muso-travaganza cotinues on Sunday, June…

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Andy Irvine

June 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 8:30pm Andy Irvine Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00 Andy Irvine is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as "a tradition in himself." Musician, singer and songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his over 50-year career. From Sweeney's Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in…

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Carole Pope

June 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 8:30PM Carole Pope Advance: $30.00 / Doors: $35.00 A trailblazer for sure, Carole Pope is an agent provocateur pushing the boundaries of sexuality, sexual politics, and the status quo, making you think and dance at the same time. Her work has been recognized with three Juno Awards, multiple independent music awards, a Genie Award, and album sales include 4 gold, 1 platinum and 1 double platinum. She was short listed for the 2016 Polaris Prize. Carole’s latest…

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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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Let Me Clear My Throat

June 21 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, June 21, 2019 | 8:30PM Let Me Clear My Throat Advance $25.00 / Door $30.00 * The first ever showcase of Canada's hot new Celtic hip-hop musical. The show features its creators, Michael Doyle and Adam Nagler, Finlaggan, and a roster of killer talents including Murray Foster (Great Big Sea, Moxy Fruvous); Mike Ford (Moxy Fruvous); Monique Barry, Mark Rainey, More or Les, and Nathan MacDonald. A wild night showcasing the epic new Canadian hip-hop - Celtic musical in…

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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 $20.00 / Door $25.00 * 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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Elizabeth Shepherd + Michael Occhipinti

June 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Monday, June 24, 2019 | 8:30PM Elizabeth Shepherd + Michael Occhipinti  Advance: $25.00 / Doors: $30.00 Featuring Marc Nelson (drums) and Remi-Jean LeBlanc (bass) Blending jazz with soul, funk, and her own boundless creativity, Elizabeth Shepherd’s voice has been called "Arrestingly soulful....irresistibly hip” and she has been hailed as “a jazz virtuoso blessed with a pop sensibility”. Along with artists like Esperanza Spalding, Robert Glasper, and Jose James she is seen as part of a wave of jazz musicians bringing the…

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Over the Rhine

June 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 8:30PM Over the Rhine Advance $30.00 / Doors $35.00 * Over the Rhine’s 15th studio album Love & Revelation arrives in time for 2019, the duo’s 30th continuous year of writing, recording and touring together. In that time, singers / songwriters / multi-instrumentalists, Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler (who’ve been married for 22 years) have built a vivid, emotionally-charged body of work that has won them a deeply devoted following and critical acclaim. Like its predecessors,…

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No Sleep ‘Til Sudbury

June 27 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 8:30pm No Sleep ‘Til Sudbury Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00 As music fans, we all have a handful of those songs - those special ones, the ones that really have our numbers. The ones that make our skin vibrate every single time we hear them. We talk about those songs on the No Sleep ‘til Sudbury with Brent Jensen podcast. Now after more than 100 episodes, for the first time ever No Sleep ‘til Sudbury…

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Huntertones

June 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, June 28, 2019 | 8:30pm Huntertones Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00 “Honest, genuine, skillfully executed music without limitations that is uplifting and cannot be quantified.” - Jon Batiste Huntertones brings people together around the globe with fun, imaginative and fearless music. Their high energy, horn-driven sound features genre bending composition and unconventional covers. Every show is a social experience celebrating the joy of music. The band formed in Columbus, Ohio and is now based in Brooklyn, NY. They’ve performed…

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Ariana Gillis

June 29 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, June 29, 2019 | 8:30PM Ariana Gillis CD Release Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00 * "Ariana's soulful talent has taken up elite residency in what constitutes the very best that songwriting has to offer. On the cusp of 20 years old she was composing material that was outrageously original, melodic and passionate. Now under the wing of multi-talented Americana everyman Buddy Miller the stars are aligned and Ariana Gillis will prove through these recordings that she is no flash in the…

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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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SKERRYVORE

July 5 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, July 5, 2019 | 8:30pm SKERRYVORE $20.00 Advance / $25.00 Door * Twice winners of Scotland’s Traditional Music ‘Live Act of the Year’ Award, 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 from different regions of…

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Christine Lavin

July 8 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Monday, July 8, 2019 | 8:30PM Christine Lavin Advance: $35.00 / Doors: $40.00 Christine Lavin is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/recording artist who has been based in New York City since 1984.  She has just released her 23rd solo album, SPAGHETTIFICATION, which was #5 for the month of September according to the International Folk DJ chart.. Her 22nd album, CHRISTINE LAVIN & FRIENDS LIVE AT McCABE'S GUITAR SHOP was produced by Hillary Rollins, and includes five LA performers (Gary Stockdale, Pat Whiteman, Cynthia…

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Sylvia Tyson + Scarlet Rivera

July 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 8:30PM Sylvia Tyson and Scarlet Rivera Advance: $40.00 / Doors: $45.00 Sylvia Tyson Sylvia Tyson started performing professionally in 1959 as one-half of the internationally acclaimed folk duo, Ian and Sylvia. She wrote her first song, “You Were On My Mind”, in 1962, and three years later it reached #3 on the Billboard chart for a group called We Five, subsequently hitting the British charts as a hit for Crispian St Peter. Through the sixties…

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Kalon Hart CD Release

July 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 8:30PM Kalon Hart CD Release featuring Ben Heffernan Advance: $15.00 / Doors: $20.00 Kalon Hart Kalon Hart’s gentle acoustic songs connect to the spirit, but are rooted in the earth, and forged in the crucible of human experience. Using his songwriting as a personal healing tool, he is a disciple of "emotional judo", redirecting traumatic memories into parables of light. Kalon Hart is the alter ego of composer, multi-instrumentalist, and four-time JUNO nominee Rob Teehan (Lemon…

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A Midsummer Night Theme with Wintergarten Orchestra

July 12 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, July 12, 2019 | 8:30PM A Midsummer Night Theme with Wintergarten Orchestra Advance: $25.00 / Doors: $30.00 Wintergarten Orchestra Wintergarten Orchestra is known and loved for delivering popular songs from the USA, Berlin and Paris during the roaring 1920's and 1930's. Their influences include Cab Calloway, Paul Whiteman, Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Palast Orchestra. Needless to say, you'll love this band if you're a fan of  movies like: The Great Gatsby, Some Like it Hot Television series: Downton Abbey, Jeeves…

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HRL Guitar Week Presents: Modern Acoustic

July 13 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, July 13, 2019 | 8:30PM HRL Guitar Week Presents: Modern Acoustic Featuring Three of the World's Best Fingerstyle Guitarists: Antoine Dufour, Trevor Gordon Hall, Van Larkins Advance: $20.00 / Doors: $25.00 Antoine Dufour Montreal-based guitarist Antoine Dufour is known colloquially among the best guitar players in the world as a musician’s musician. To fans of popular music, he deftly combines jaw-dropping guitar playing skills and an artistic soul in crafting instrumental compositions that reflect ambient and progressive music that…

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HRL Guitar Week Presents: Hurricane Ruth + Scott Holt

July 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunday, July 14, 2019 | 8:30PM HRL Guitar Week Presents: Hurricane Ruth and Scott Holt Advance: $25.00 / Doors: $30.00 “Hurricane Ruth has a voice that just moves your soul on so many levels. Quite frankly there are few singers who could match Hurricane Ruth at her powerful best!” - Peter Merrett, PBS LaMaster earned her “Hurricane” nickname because people had difficulty believing that her powerhouse vocals could be coming out of such a small woman.  Ruth grew up in Beardstown,…

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HRL Guitar Week Presents: Colin Linden

July 15 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Monday, July 15, 2019 | 8:30PM HRL Guitar Week Presents: Colin Linden Advance: $30.00 / Doors: $35.00 Colin Linden is a genuine renaissance man of roots music. He’s a member of the highly successful trio, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, a singer and songwriter, an in-demand and prolific record producer, musical director on the hit TV show Nashville and sideman to the stars as guitarist for the likes of Bob Dylan, Bruce Cockburn, Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.…

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HRL Guitar Week Presents: Jerry Douglas

July 16 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 8:30PM HRL Guitar Week Presents: Jerry Douglas Advance: $55.00 / Doors: $60.00 Dobro master and 14-time GRAMMY winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar, elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways. Additionally, Douglas is a freewheeling, forward-thinking recording and touring artist whose output incorporates elements of country, bluegrass, rock, jazz, blues, and Celtic into his distinctive musical vision. Called “Dobro’s matchless contemporary master” by The New…

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Mark Lettieri of Snarky Puppy

July 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, July 19, 2019 | 8:30pm Mark Lettieri of Snarky Puppy Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00 Mark Lettieri is a guitarist, composer, and producer based in Fort Worth, TX.  Proficient in a multitude of styles, he records and performs in virtually every genre of popular music with both independent and major-label artists. He also composes and produces original instrumental music under his own name. Born in the San Francisco Bay Area, Lettieri came to Texas via Texas Christian University (TCU),…

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Eilen Jewell

July 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 8:30pm Eilen Jewell Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00 Eilen Jewell laughs when told her label’s president called her a musicologist. But she confirms she and her husband and bandmate, drummer Jason Beek, have a passion for studying American music. “We really love to uncover the past. It’s almost like digging for buried treasure,” she says. “For me, that’s where music is at. I like all kinds of music as long as there’s the word ‘early’…

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Folklife

July 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, July 26, 2019 | 8:30pm Folklife Advance $20.00 / Door: $25.00 Jayme Stone's Folklife treats old field recordings not as time capsules, but as heirloom seeds passed down from a bygone generation. Planting these sturdy seeds in modern soil, this versatile gathering of musicians has cultivated vibrant Sea Island spirituals, Creole calypsos, and stomp-down Appalachian dance tunes for contemporary listeners. Their concerts and educational programs are moving, inventive, and participatory experiences that prove folk songs are indeed perennials for…

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Debi Botos

July 27 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 8:30PM Debi Botos Advance: $20.00 / Doors: $25.00 * From an early age, Debi Botos has cultivated an interest in Hungarian Gypsy music (where she was born). Now 23, as a self taught musician, Debi continues to explore and experiment with the sounds of the Legendary Django Reinhardt. Through gigging around the Toronto Circuit and growing up in a very musical Botos Family, she has found a sound that is both contemporary and an homage…

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August 2019

Ori Dagan’s The Rat Pack Tribute Show

August 8 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 8:30pm Ori Dagan’s The Rat Pack Tribute Show Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00 Award-winning jazz singer, songwriter and recording artist Ori Dagan is taking jazz to new and exciting places. His rich baritone voice and impressive abilities as an improviser produce an instantly recognizable sound. In live performance, he surrounds himself with Canada’s finest musicians, performing an engaging mix of material which is always fresh and in the moment. Dagan's latest recording and visual album…

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Red Zeppelin

August 16 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, August 16, 2019 | 8:30pm Red Zeppelin Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00 Dancing days are, indeed, here again. Experience the power and fury of a Led Zeppelin live show through the artistry of Red Zeppelin as they shine a light on classic hits. For years, Red Zeppelin have swung the hammer of the gods, wowing crowds across Ontario by selling out the likes of the Great Hall, the Mod Club, and Q107’s Canada Day festival. Featuring fiery vocals from…

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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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Ron Nigrini’s Farewell Performance

September 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Saturday, September 14, 2019 | 8:30PM Ron Nigrini's Farewell Performance Advance: $25.00 / Doors: $30.00 * Tickets for this final performance are only available through our box office by phone or in-person. The illustrious career of Ron Nigrini is sadly coming to an end. Fortunately, we can all get together for one last farewell as he returns to Hugh’s Room Live for final his performance. For those unfamiliar, go and read below. We also highly recommend touring his catalogue to understand the significance…

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Luke McMaster: Icons of Soul

September 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 8:30pm Luke McMaster: Icons of Soul Advance $25.00 / Door: $30.00 * With Icons of Soul, Luke McMaster has taken his Motown influenced style to a new level. Icons of Soul in concert is the ultimate, authentic musical experience of contemporary blue-eyed soul. A collection of brand-new tunes, created in collaboration with original hit makers, Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals (Groovin’, Good Lovin’) and Lamont Dozier (Stop! In the Name of Love, Baby Love). These songs…

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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 formerly of October Project

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

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November 2019

Johannes Linstead

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

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