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The ‘Music-Blues’ Category

The Amy Project, stories/songs of Amy Winehouse, Fri May 25

April 20th, 2018
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Friday May 25, 2018, at 8 pm, $10. Call 905-543-8512 to reserve. The Amy Project is a musical and storied journey outlining the short but tragic life of Amy Winehouse, the late British soul, blues and jazz singer. The show is performed live by five talented performers: Marni Shuster as the voice of Amy,  Anthony Caradonna guitar/vocals, Ian Taylor bass/vocals, Amy DiNino piano/synth/vocals and Dominic DiNino drums.
Amy Winehouse was nominated for 63 World Music Awards and won 25 times for her songs and recordings before her death in 2011 at the age of only 27. The Amy Project performance will cover most of the songs from her two main albums Frank and Back to Black, plus many more of her other recordings, and some unreleased covers and collaborations.

Event, Music, Music-Blues, Music-Soul/R&B

Jennis: Jen Gillmor and Dennis Gaumond, folk-blues, Fri May 18

April 17th, 2018
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Friday May 18, 2018, at 8 pm. $10. A return visit from an Artword Artbar favourite: Jennis. Guelph-based Dennis Gaumond’s original blues and folk with the diverse musical experiences of Toronto multi-instrumentalist Jen Gillmor. The unique blend of cello and dobro is augmented by the unusual sounds of the didgeridoo, custom-tuned harmonicas, flute, wah-guitar, jaw harp and wazinator.  www.jennis.ca
“Jennis electrified our audience with their music and their personalities. To say that Jen and Dennis are excellent musicians would be an understatement. Their versatility and energy is absolutely amazing.” ~George Auer of Auerhouse Concerts

Event, Music, Music-Blues, Music-folk, Music-roots, Music-World

Andre Bisson Acoustic Show, Sat May 5

April 8th, 2018
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Saturday May 5, 2018, $15 advance, $20 door. Andre Bisson Acoustic Show
Advance ticket site: www.ticketscene.ca/events/20501/
An evening of original acoustic music with heavy influences in soul, blues & roots, and gospel, performed by a unique group of 8 talented musicians playing instruments such as the cello, violin, bass, trumpet, and saxophone. Here is the line-up so far: Andre Bisson (vocal/guitar), Loretta Hale (trumpet/cello), Gordon Aeichele (tenor sax/clarinet), Mike Rowell (acoustic bass), Sean Bruce Parker (drums), Theresa Hale-Charters (vocals), Aubrey Wilson (vocals), Crystal Lee (violin).

Event, Music, Music-Blues, Music-Soul/R&B

Berman Billings, folk blues w. Matt Berman & Jonathan Billings, Fri Apr 20

March 19th, 2018
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Friday April 20, 2018, at 8 pm, $5. Berman Billings is a new project featuring Matt Berman (Must Stash Hat) and Jonathan Billings (Jonathan Billings Band). It’s a mix of acoustic guitars and pedal steel with vocal harmonies. Matt Berman songwriter, guitar, vocals and Jonathan Billings songwriter, pedal steel, vocals
Often referred to as “Psychedelic Folk Blues”, Berman Billings can be heard playing in just about any room in southern Ontario from large clubs to barber shops! Their debut album Killin’ Time will be released on vinyl and digital on June 23, 2018.

Event, Music-Blues, Music-folk

Wayne Krawchuk, Sat Mar 10 (8 pm SOLD OUT) + Sun Mar 11 (7:30 SOLD OUT)

February 6th, 2018
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Saturday March 10, 2018, at 8:00 pm, $15. SOLD OUT.
Sun March 11 at 7:30 pm. SOLD OUT
For info, call 905-543-8512.
Folk-roots singer-songwriter Wayne Krawchuk launches his new CD Love Hopped a Train with a special concert at Artword Artbar. He will be accompanied by Michael J. Birthelmer on guitar, Mike Hickey on bass, Randal Hill on mandolin/banjo, and Ron Cole on keyboards/accordion. There will be an opening set by The Harmones (Carol Greene, Christine Roarke, Audrey Hensen) with their ukuleles and 3 part harmonies.

Event, Music-Blues, Music-folk, Music-roots

The Kirkendolls, jazzy blues and more, Sat Feb 24

January 7th, 2018
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Saturday Feb 24, 2018, at 8 pm, $10. A return visit by The Kirkendolls, a local band led by Mark Caruana on vocals and guitar, with Tom Shea on bass, Jamie Shea on guitar, and Mario Laquintana on drums. They play a mix of music from originals to jazzy re-arrangements to soulful blues. About half of their songs are originals by Mark Caruana, who was the guitar player for Big Rude Jake in Toronto through the 90s. Later he had his own jazz trio/quartet playing in the jazz clubs in Toronto to the early 2000s. He is now Hamilton-based.

Event, Music, Music-Blues

The North Enders, Charly Chiarelli, Ron Weihs, Venesio deSalvo, Sat Feb 17

January 5th, 2018
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Saturday February 17, 2018, 8 pm, $10. The North Enders features Charly Chiarelli on harmonica and vocals, Ron Weihs on fiddle and guitar, and Venesio DeSalvo on guitar. They will perform a variety of music from jazz and blues to rock and originals. Charly and Ron may reprise some of their new songs from their recent theatre collaboration Charly’s Piano.

Event, Music, Music-Blues

Jennis: Dennis Gaumond & Jen Gillmor, folk-blues, Fri Nov 10

October 17th, 2017
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Friday November 10, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. Back at Artword Artbar! Jennis, the delightful folk-blues duo.  Jennis brings together Guelph-based Dennis Gaumond’s original blues and folk with the diverse musical experiences of Toronto multi-instrumentalist Jen Gillmor. The unique blend of cello and dobro is augmented by the unusual sounds of the didgeridoo, custom-tuned harmonicas, flute, wah-guitar, jaw harp and wazinator.
www.jennis.ca     www.jengillmormusic.ca

Event, Music-Blues, Music-folk

Cootes Paradise six-member roots band, Fri Nov. 3

October 7th, 2017
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Friday November 3, 2017, 8 pm, $15. Reserve 905-543-8512 or  BUY_tix_buttonBook online.
The powerhouse band of familiar faces returns to Artword Artbar: Cootes Paradise, a collective of six musicians who chose to play together, combining their many talents. Their music is roots-based: bluesy, funky, and filled with soul. Band members are: Amy Di Nino (drums), Wayne Krawchuk (guitar/vocals), Sue Leonard (vocals), Lily Sazz (keyboards/vocals), Ian Taylor (bass), Mark Volkov (flute, violin, sax).
http://www.cootesparadiseband.ca/
Opening set by singer-songwriter Michael J. Birthelmer.

Event, Music-Blues, Music-rock, Music: singer-songwriter

RADIO Dial Trio (Stuart Laughton, Rebecca Campbell, Martin Worthy), Thurs Nov. 2

October 6th, 2017
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Thursday November 2, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. Stuart Laughton’s RADIO DIAL band performs for the first time as an acoustic trio. Stuart Laughton (vocals + many instruments), Rebecca Campbell (vocals) and Martin Worthy (guitar, drums, vocals) bring you an evening of beautiful vocal and instrumental harmonies.  www.radiodial.ca
The Trio will be joined by rising star Jeff McLeod on piano and B3 organ. (http://jeffmcleodmusic.com).
What is Radio Dial? Stuart scours the radio waves for interesting music, and brings a similarly eclectic presentation to the stage. It helps that he sings and plays a dozen instruments, and that he injects his contagious enthusiasm into a kaleidoscopic amalgam of 1920’s Broadway, country blues and 60’s pop instrumental hits, B.B. King guitar, Moe Koffman flute and Chet Baker’s jazz trumpet, country, Celtic, rockabilly and his own songs about Canada.

Event, Music-Blues, Music-Jazz, Music: singer-songwriter

BLUES: The Mike Almas Blues Band, Fri Oct 20

September 18th, 2017
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Friday October 20, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. Reserve 905-543-8512 or  BUY_tix_buttonBook online.
An evening of original blues with Mike Almas and his wonderful Mike Almas Blues Band. Mike is a well known and respected songwriter, guitarist, and performer in the Southern Ontario region. His ability on guitar is a force to be reckoned with. His stage presence, rapport with an audience, and sonic energy makes for a memorable night. Mike Almas Band website
Band members: Mike Almas, guitar/vocals, Joanne Augustyn, vocals/percussion, Cameron Colburn, drums, Steve Hilbert, bass/vocals.

Event, Music-Blues

Jazz duo Beats Workin’: David Hurley + Charly Chiarelli, Wed Oct 11

September 10th, 2017
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Wednesday October 11, 2017, 8 pm. $10. Beats Workin’, a duo from Kingston, returns to Artword. David Hurley on seven-string guitar and vocals and Charly Chiarelli on harmonica and vocals. They perform a variety of music from jazz, blues, rock and original. You can expect a little delicious storytelling as a side dish.

Event, Music-Blues, Music-Jazz

Chicken-Like Birds, country blues, ragtime, swing, Sun Oct 1, 7:30

August 19th, 2017
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Sunday, October 1, 2017, at 7:30 pm, $10. Special show from BC! Country blues, ragtime and swing, by duo Jasmin Frederickson and Ari Lantela, a duo recommended to us by our friends near Salmon Arm, BC.
“Chicken-Like Birds is the combination of Ari Lantela who is known for his refined sloppy blues guitar picking and Jasmin Frederickson who plays a mean double bass.”
https://www.chickenlikebirds.com
https://chickenlikebirds.bandcamp.com/album/moving-on

Event, Music-Blues, Music-folk

The North Enders: Charly Chiarelli, Venesio DeSalvo, Ron Weihs, Thurs Sept 14

August 4th, 2017
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Thursday September 14, 2017, 8 pm. $10. The North Enders features Charly Chiarelli on harmonica and vocals. Charly has recruited his Hamilton pals Venesio DeSalvo on guitar and Ron Weihs on fiddle.  They will perform a variety of music from jazz, blues, rock and original. You can expect a little delicious storytelling as a side dish.

Event, Music-Blues, Music-Jazz

Blue Moon Marquee, gypsy blues jazz, Sat July 15

June 9th, 2017
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Saturday July 15, 2017, at 8 pm, $15/$10. Gypsy-blues jazz duo Blue Moon Marquee (A.W. Cardinal guitar, vocals and Jasmine Colette upright bass, percussion, vocals) are swinging by Artword Artbar! This authentic duo writes and performs original compositions influenced by early blues, folk roots, swing, and ragtime. This year they are playing at seven Jazz festivals across Canada (Vancouver, Victoria, Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Kaslo). They have also been nominated for Indigenous Group of the year for the 2017 Western Canadian Music awards. Stemming from the Badlands of the Rocky Mountain prairies, Blue Moon Marquee is a self-styled gypsy blues band. A.W. Cardinal, a Metis of Cree heritage, howls with a distinctive thick and smoky vocal while playing a jazz tinged blues guitar. Jasmine Colette, aka Badlands Jazz, is the rhythm section who not only commands the upright bass but also keeps the swing with both feet while singing harmonies. Blue Moon Marquee‘s passionate performances and smouldering onstage chemistry are their trademark.  www.bluemoonmarquee.com      https://bluemoonmarquee.bandcamp.com/

 “The spirits of Memphis Minnie, Louis Armstrong, Read more…

Event, Music-Blues, Music-Jazz, Music-World

Jazzy blues & more, The Kirkendolls, Fri June 16

May 18th, 2017
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Friday June 16, 2017, at 8 pm, $10/ pwyc. A return visit by The Kirkendolls, a new local band: Mark Caruana on vocals and guitar, Tom Shea on bass, Jamie Shea on guitar, and Mario Laquintana on drums. The music is a mix of music from originals to jazzy re-arrangements to soulful blues and beyond. About half of their songs are originals by Mark Caruana, who was the guitar player for Big Rude Jake in Toronto throughout most of the 90s. Later he had his own jazz trio/quartet playing in the jazz clubs in Toronto to the early 2000s. Since then he has played mostly solo for private events. He moved to Hamilton a few years ago and has put this new band together.

Event, Music, Music-Blues

CONCERT: Cootes Paradise, Fri June 9

May 16th, 2017
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Friday June 9, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. Reserve 905-543-8512 or  BUY_tix_buttonBook online
The powerhouse band of familiar faces returns to Artword Artbar:
Cootes Paradise, a collective of six musicians who chose to play together, combining their many talents. Their music is roots-based: bluesy, funky, and filled with soul. Band members are: Amy Di Nino (drums), Wayne Krawchuk (guitar/vocals), Sue Leonard (vocals), Lily Sazz (keyboards/vocals), Ian Taylor (bass), Mark Volkov (flute, violin, sax). PLUS an opening set by the noted Hamilton musician and songwriter Michael J. Birthelmer.
http://www.cootesparadiseband.ca/

Event, Music, Music-Blues, Music-folk, Music: singer-songwriter

Beats Workin’ duo David Hurley & Charly Chiarelli, Thurs June 1

May 4th, 2017
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Thursday June 1, 2017, 8 pm. $10. Beats Workin’ is a duo from Kingston: David Hurley on seven-string guitar and vocals and Charly Chiarelli on harmonica and vocals. They perform a variety of music from jazz, blues, rock and original. You can expect a little delicious storytelling as a side dish.

Event, Music, Music-Blues, Music-Jazz

BLUES: The Mike Almas Blues Band, Fri May 26

April 29th, 2017
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Friday May 26, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. To reserve call 905-543-8512, or BUY_tix_buttonBook online
An evening of original blues with Mike Almas and his wonderful Mike Almas Blues Band. Mike is a well known and respected songwriter, guitarist, and performer in the Southern Ontario region. His ability on guitar is a force to be reckoned with. His stage presence, rapport with an audience, and sonic energy makes for a memorable night. Mike Almas Band website
Band members: Mike Almas, guitar/vocals, Joanne Augustyn, vocals/percussion, Cameron Colburn, drums, Michael Gieseking, bass/vocals.

Event, Music-Blues

Singer-songwriters Gina Horswood & Karen Morand, Wed Apr 26

March 17th, 2017
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. Singer-songwriters Karen Morand, from Windsor, and Gina Horswood, on tour from Australia, are coming to Artword Artbar on their Ontario tour. Gina and Karen are not just a couple of chicks playing guitars. Their Saints and Sinners tour finds them rambling down highways‚ unraveling stories and songs with powerhouse vocals and infectious beats. Their original songs echo dusty roads, dark bars and creaking church pews. A night of gritty gospel and earthy blues will be sure to leave ya with a satisfied soul.
www.karenmorand.com         www.ginahorswood.com

Event, Music, Music-Blues, Music-folk

Beg To Differ, special concert for Good Friday, April 14

March 9th, 2017
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BegToDiffer2Friday April 14, 2017, at 8 pm, $tba. Beg To Differ Trio present a special Good Friday concert. Tim Ninehouse on keyboards, vocals; Doug Sikma on guitar; Steve Foster on drums. Unique renditions of blues, jazz and funk songs, drawing from a large musical repertoire from early blues roots to jazzified contemporary songs. http://reverbnation.com/begtodiffertrio

Event, Music-Blues, Special event

Em & Joss (Emily Kemp & Jocelyn Russell vocal duo), Sat Apr 1

March 1st, 2017
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Saturday April 1, 2017, at 8 pm. $10. The powerhouse vocal duo Em & Joss (Emily Kemp and Jocelyn Russell) sing a wide variety of genres, including rock, jazz, pop, folk and blues, with some originals in the mix. Their music is vocal-driven, full of rich, sultry harmonies that create a down-to-earth feel of true feminine beauty. Both are graduates of the Mohawk College Music Program and have been performing throughout the GTHA for a number of years.
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Event, Music, Music-Blues, Music-Jazz

Jennis: Dennis Gaumond & Jen Gillmor, folk-blues, Sat March 25

February 15th, 2017
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Jennis-9671-smallcSaturday March 25, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.  Back at Artword Artbar! The wonderful  folk-blues duo JennisJennis brings together award-winning Guelph-based Dennis Gaumond‘s decades of experience writing and performing original blues and folk and the diverse musical experiences of veteran Toronto indie-scene multi-instrumentalist Jen Gillmor. The unique blend of cello and dobro is also augmented by unusual sounds, such as didgeridoo, custom-tuned harmonicas, flute, wah-guitar, jaw harp and wazinator. It makes for a very entertaining performance, filled with energy, passion and humour. www.jennis.ca     www.jengillmormusic.ca

Event, Music, Music-Blues, Music-folk

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