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Duane Rutter hosts Songwriters-in-the-Round, Sat Sept 23

August 10th, 2017
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Saturday September 23, 2017 at 8 pm, $20. Duane Rutter is back hosting another wonderful Songwriters-in-the-Round evening. The participants this time are: Rae Billing, Michael J. Birthelmer, Jay Linden, Gillian Nicola and Duane Rutter.

Event, Music: singer-songwriter

Greg Oh, John Millard and Patricia O’Callaghan, Sat Sept 16

August 6th, 2017
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Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 8 pm, $15, $10 for students. Greg Oh, John Millard and Patricia O’Callaghan met during their 6 year artistic residency at  Soulpepper Theatre. They have since then collaborated on a variety of music performances. This repertoire is a fascinating evening of stories and songs ranging from Millard’s gothic Canadian solo repertoire to O’Callaghan’s elegant and playful cabaret selections, to Greg Oh’s remarkable solo work, including remarkable stories about the world of modern orchestral piano playing.
1st set: John Millard on banjo and vocals. Greg Oh piano. New and recent songs by John Millard plus a selection of songs from the musical Ratbag by Martha Ross and John Millard. Joined by Patricia O’Callaghan
2nd set: Greg Oh performs short works by Phillip Glass and John Cage. Patricia O’Callaghan performs works by Randy Newman, Charles Ives, Leonard Cohen, Jaques Brel, Fernando Obradors, Astor Piazzolla and Divine Comedy.

Event, Music, Music-cabaret, Music-Classical, Music-Jazz, Music: singer-songwriter

McCurlie, Doidge and Wiles, songs & stories, Fri Sept 15

August 5th, 2017
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Friday September 15, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. McCurlie, Doidge and Wiles are an Ancaster-based trio who perform original folk rock music and great story songs, many based on Ancaster’s history. These seasoned musicians are award winning songwriters/artists who sing fabulous three part harmonies. Mike McCurlie and Bob Doidge have been making music together since their early teens. Then along came Caroline Wiles, a songwriter from Montreal. They all start playing together, harmonizing, creating a groove with guitar, mandolin and bass. They like the blend. And by now, they have a lot of songs about their hometown, and all around: the Dundas Valley, the Bruce Trail, The Hammer…
www.mccurliedoidgeandwiles.com
   or   www.carolinewiles.com.

Event, Music, Music: singer-songwriter

Singer-songwriters Richard Garvey, Teal Booth, John Muller, Wed Sept 13

August 3rd, 2017
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Wednesday Sept 13, 2017, $10. Our wandering minstrel Richard Garvey is back in town. His guests are friends Teal Booth with songs about Hamilton and life, and John Muller, singer-songwriter specializing in folk, bluegrass and flamenco, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
http://www.richardgarvey.ca/    http://www.johnmuller.ca/

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

Jeffery Straker + Andreas + Shelley Gordon, Jordan Fox, Wed July 5

June 4th, 2017
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Wednesday July 5, 2017, at 8 pm, $8 adv/$10 at the door.
Singer-songwriter Jeffery Straker returns to Artword Artbar with his show Inside the Songs. His guests for the evening include Andreas: Brian Andreas & Jennifer Lockman and the duo Shelley Gordon & Jordan Fox.    www.jeffstraker.com          www.andreasband.com        shelleygordonfoxjordan.bandcamp.com/releases

Singer-songwriter-pianist Jeffery Straker performs over 100 shows per year across Canada. His tour stops range from intimate house concerts to club and theatre shows and include recent sold-out concerts with several Canadian symphony orchestras, performing his own songs. Canadian Musician Magazine has said, “Very much an artist to watch” while the Chicago Free Press has written, “Rufus Wainwright, as well as k.d. lang are among the Canadians making essential and beautiful music. Add the name Jeffery Straker to that list”.

Event, Music: singer-songwriter

Richard Garvey, w. Teal Booth & Charlie Banjo Bean, Fri June 30

June 2nd, 2017
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Friday, June 30, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. Richard Garvey, our favourite wandering minstrel is on the road again. He’s back at Artword, this time with two guests: singer-songwriters Teal Booth and Charlie Banjo Bean. A great start to your Canada Day weekend in town!  http://www.richardgarvey.ca/
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/132197854010530/

Event, Music, Music: singer-songwriter

Singer-songwriters Thom Coombes and Max Marshall, Sat June 17

May 19th, 2017
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Saturday June 17, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. Two folk-based singer-songwriters on tour with new material for spring 2017 are making a stop at Artword Artbar. Thom Coombes from Newfoundland and Max Marshall from Harrow, Ontario, have embarked on an 18-date eastern and central Canadian tour. This concert offers a unique juxtaposition of folk songwriting and road worn personality, as well as a wide display of fingerstyle guitar styles and techniques. “Max Marshall’s clever picking, and playful melodies lifted hearts and got toes tapping.
www.maxmarshall.org          https://thom.bandcamp.com/

Event, Music: singer-songwriter

José Contreras + Paul Linklater, Sat Jun 10

May 16th, 2017
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Saturday June 10, 2017 at 8 pm, $10. José Contreras of By Divine Right and Paul Linklater of the Pinecones bring their respective solo acts to Artword Artbar. These veteran performers thrive on thwarting the sonic convention of the strumming troubadour!
www.paullinklater.com
http://www.bydivineright.ca/

Event, Music, Music: singer-songwriter

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

tiny bill cody sees the devil, Fri June 2, 9 pm

May 5th, 2017
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Friday June 2, 2017, at 9 pm, $10. The ever-unpredictably wonderful Tiny Bill Cody is back with a solo show:  “tiny bill cody sees the devil“, in which tiny bill cody recounts his incredible true story of seeing the devil, thinking about it too much, and then writing lots of songs. It’s the three ‘s’s: storytelling, songwriting, satan.

Event, Music: singer-songwriter, Storytelling

Roots troubadour Nudie from PEI, Thurs May 25

April 25th, 2017
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Thursday May 25, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. Roots troubadour Nudie returns to Artword, on tour in Ontario, from Charlottetown, PEI. Special guest is Chris Altmann on pedal steel guitar. Nudie’s authentic style of music and songwriting is captured on his 2014 album Remember This. It is the soundtrack of relationships and heartache, delivered with wit and charm, and coated in the sounds of 1960s West Coast country soul. Nudie’s latest offering, Everything’s Different In The Night (2016), is a collection of songs about relationships, and stories from the road, including “Mr. Why’d You Come To Texas”, about not knowing how to two-step, and “Train You Took My Baby”, inspired by a trip across Canada.  http://nudiemusic.com/

Event, Music: singer-songwriter

Singer-Songwriters NLX, Tara Holloway, Sammi Morelli, Wed May 24

April 24th, 2017
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Wednesday May 24, 2017 at 8 pm, $10. To reserve in advance call 905-543-8512, or BUY_tix_buttonBook online
Three singer-songwriters team up for a great night of music. NLX from Hamilton, now NY-based. Tara Holloway now back in her hometown Ottawa. Sammi Morelli  from BC.
NLX (http://www.nlxmusic.com) Raised in the icy shadows of Canada’s steel city smoke stacks, NLX hails from the proud tradition of BS-free northern songwriting women. Though her roots may be in Canada, the branches reach out towards New York City; where she wrote and recorded most of her latest offering, Luxury of Failure. Production began in an old church in Hudson, NY with nothing but a focus on microphones, drums, strings and a piano. The result was a record that took root in something really raw and tactile.
Tara Holloway (http://taraholloway.com) Tara Holloway, the power-house folk-noir and pop songwriter with the raspy voice, has a regular job driving trucks for a catering company, after two decades of cross-country touring, dive motels, and couch surfing. Two years ago, she released the plaintive and pained stunner Little Ghosts on Vancouver’s Light Organ Records. She has since parted in favour of going it on her own. Expect her new EP, out this summer, to explore the push-pull between staying put and an inherent, all-consuming wanderlust.
Sammi Morelli (http://www. sammimorellimusic.com) Sammi Morelli is an award-winning Canadian pop singer/songwriter who seamlessly blends multiple genres with her fierce voice, fresh lyrics & sticky hooks. “Sammi Morelli is a voice Canada will one day boast about,” her collaborator and mentor Laurell Barker exclaims, “Her buttery tone, diva agility and tasteful, sensual lyrical interpretations make something of a phenomenon when she opens her mouth to sing.”  Winner of Best Female Vocalist at 2015’s Niagara Music Awards, she’s often likened to powerhouse artists like Alicia Keys, Adele & Pink!

Event, Music: singer-songwriter

Mother’s Day Special, Raine Hamilton & Piper Hayes, Sun May 14 at 2:30

April 15th, 2017
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Sunday May 14, 2017, at 2:30 pm, $10. To reserve in advance call 905-543-8512, or BUY_tix_buttonBook online
Singer-songwriter-violinist Raine Hamilton is on tour from Winnipeg. She teams up with Piper Hayes from Hamilton for a special Mother’s Day Sunday afternoon concert.
Raine‘s music is resonant, acoustic folk with an other-worldly edge and a lyric presence that cuts deep. Each song has a story, delivered between songs with humour and grace.  http://www.rainehamilton.com/
Piper Hayes is a critically acclaimed performer, singer- songwriter in the folk-pop mode, now based in Hamilton. In the past few years she has toured all over Canada and the USA, and has headlined three international tours. In 2016 she released her second EP Goodbye Mister Nice Guy, which was in the top 10 of CFMU 93.3 charts. http://pipersings.com/

Event, Music, Music: singer-songwriter

Corin Raymond + Treasa Levasseur & Brian Kobayakawa, Sat Apr 29

March 21st, 2017
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Corin_Raymond_3961251_cadSaturday April 29, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. Call 905-543-8512 to reserve. Or book online https://www.corinraymond.com/shows
Singer/storyteller Corin Raymond will be joined by Hamilton-based keCorin_Raymond+HoboJunglehjfd-coveryboardist and songbird Treasa Levasseur, along with upright bassist Brian Kobayakawa, for an entertaining evening of new songs and old. Warning: Corin may very well still be celebrating the Juno nomination for his album Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams, as well as sharing some songs as yet unrecorded. “Corin Raymond is a storyteller who by the end of the night you’ll have known your whole life.” – The Globe and Mail.     http://www.corinraymond.com/

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

Songwriters-in-the-round, host Duane Rutter, Sat Apr 22

March 13th, 2017
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Saturday April 22, 2017, at 8 pm, $15.  Call 905-543-8512 to reserve. Duane Rutter (photo right), a guitarist and songwriter from Port Rowan, is hosting a songwriters-in-the-round evening at Artword Artbar:
* Jay Linden. Unabashedly acoustic, unabashedly folk rooted, he writes and sings memorable folk songs and plays dozens of instruments.   www.jaylinden.com
* Caroline Wiles  The Ancaster singer/songwriter has a “rich, awe-inspiring voice with incredible range”.  Her latest album is Lover’s Lane.   www.carolinewiles.com
* Michael J Birthelmer Hamilton-based, Michael has been writing and performing his music since 1976. Currently, most of Michael’s time is spent operating his recording studio.  www.michaelbirthelmer.com
* Noah Zacharin  Poet and songwriter, Noah has been praised as “a wonderful songwriter and performer, and stunning guitarist”.  www.noahsong.com
* Duane Rutter  Duane has been writing, recording and performing his unique mix of folk/Americana/outlaw/country and blues  music throughout North America  www.duanerutter.com

Event, Music, Music: singer-songwriter

Singer-songwriter Keith Kitchen, w. guest Jacob Moon, Thur Apr 20

March 11th, 2017
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Thursday April 20, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. To reserve call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512, or BUY_tix_buttonBook online
Saskatchewan’s Keith Kitchen brings his soothing voice and soulful acoustic guitar to the stage for the first time in Hamilton. His latest CD Orbits has been hailed as ‘absolutely mesmerizing collection of songs.’ www.keithkitchenmusic.com
Joined by special guest singer-songwriter Jacob Moon from Hamilton, this evening promises to be a tour-de-force of well-crafted songs, stories and guitar fireworks.  www.jacobmoon.com

Event, Music: singer-songwriter

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