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Singer-songwriter M.E. Law, and guests, Fri Mar 24

February 13th, 2017
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Friday March 24, 2017, at 8 pm, $10 (or $15 includes CD). Singer-songwriter M.E. Law returns to Artword Artbar. She brings tales of her life to the table: songs behind the stories and stories behind the songs, spiked with a gentle, ribald sense of humour, and at times aching honesty. All are delivered in a unique voice and style all her own.
http://www.original-m-e.com/
Opening set by local singer-songwriters Sarah Farr and Christine Leakey.

“Listen carefully – you may miss a zinger or two!” – Frank Kocher, San Diego Troubadour Music Magazine

Event, Music: singer-songwriter

Cowboy Quartet: Vintage Sounds, w. Tiny Bill Cody, Fri Mar 3, 2017

January 9th, 2017
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Friday March 3, 2017, at 8:30 pm, $15. Tiny Bill Cody, vocals and guitar, and his Cowboy Quartet: Vintage Sounds show, with Mimi Shaw vocals/guitar, Orange McFarland bass, Jeff Griffiths drums. They will play your favourite country weepers, cowboy ballads, and early rock crooners. Not to be missed.

Event, Music, Music: singer-songwriter, Storytelling

Songwriter Richard Garvey, Friday February 24, 2017

January 6th, 2017
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Friday February 24, 2017, at 8 pm, $10 or by donation. Our favourite troubadour/wandering minstrel Richard Garvey has a new CD in the works. He will play some of the new songs for us! Guest performers: Tom Dusome and Charlie Banjo Bean.
http://www.richardgarvey.ca/

Event, Music-folk, Music: singer-songwriter

Queens of Quirk, Sat Feb 4, 2017

December 20th, 2016
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Saturday February 4, 2017, at 8 pm. Tickets $20, book online: https://www.bruha.com/event/523#tickets
Hanna Bech hosts a new edition of Queens of Quirk, an evening celebrating the (un)conventionally cool. This time the evening involves music, silks, comedy and a radio musical. Tonight’s Queens:
Hanna Bech, songwriter/piano player, is a professor of whimsy, and a diviner of hooks;
Pamela Gardner is a velvet-voiced flying songbird and member of HAG (Hamilton Aerial Group);
Mary Clements is debuting as a songwriter, whose folky piano tunes will remind you of musicals;
Radha Menon, playwright, brings a staged reading of her original radio musical Circles, set in ancient Sicily, about a deserting Roman soldier, an Archimedes groupie and a singing cyclops. Book and script by Radha Menon and music composed by Hanna Bech.

Event, Music, Music: singer-songwriter, Theatre

Melissa Greener, singer-songwriter from Nashville, Wed Feb 1, 2017

December 15th, 2016
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Wednesday February 1, 2017, at 8 pm, by donation $10/$5 students. Singer-songwriter Melissa Greener special concert! Melissa writes: “I am a Nashville based folk-rock crooner, singer-songwriter. Corin Raymond is a friend of mine who suggested I reach out about booking a show at the Artword Artbar. I’ve looked at your website and love your mission! I will be touring solo, but I’m not your average ‘girl with a guitar’. I play an electric hollowbody through a big dirty amplifier with lots of effects, in a vast sonic-wash that supports lyric-driven contemporary folk songs. I’ve been touring internationally for more than a decade playing clubs, theaters and festivals. I have released four full-length albums of original songs and a 5th is on the way. I’ve won some songwriting awards, and I was also a cast member on the syndicated tv series Troubadour TX. I was also good friends and co-writers with the great Guy Clark in the last years of his life.”  http://melissagreener.com/

Event, Music: singer-songwriter

Scott Merritt, w. Jeff Bird, Sat Oct 15

September 5th, 2016
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Scott Merritt_2_headv_3cadjSaturday October 15, 2016, at 8 pm, $15. (905-912-9083)
Scott Merritt is back on tour with the second pressing of his new record Of, with Jeff Bird (Cowboy Junkies) accompanying on upright bass and other instruments.
Scott_Merritt_coverOf_2295242The record Of received Best of 2015 from both Macleans: (… he uses his ukulele and little else—a pump organ, a clarinet, sparse upright bass courtesy of Cowboy Junkie Jeff Bird—to craft evocative vignettes and melodies … powerful in their hushed intimacy and quietly insistent rhythmic pulse.) And Slate: (It is a small, exquisite record played with glittering precision mostly on a tenor ukulele… The sound is ideal for these elusive, imagistic songs about memory and mortality. If you seek it out, it will take hold of you.)
http://www.scottmerritt.com/   Read more…

Event, Music, Music: singer-songwriter

Corin Raymond’s Moving to Hamilton show, Sat Oct 8

August 27th, 2016
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Corin_Raymond_3961251_cadSaturday October 8, 2016 at 8 pm, $15. Call 905-543-8512 to reserve. A concert by songwriter Corin Raymond, accompanied by Treasa Levasseur on accordion, keyboard and back-up vocals and Brian Kobayakawa on bass.
Corin writes: This is my We’re Movin’ to Hamilton! show. Me and my gal will be unloading into our Gibson home the following week.
Corin_Raymond+HoboJunglehjfd-coverCorin Raymond is a troubadour whose robust veracity appeals to older folks and children alike. Raymond’s latest album, Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams (released March 3rd, 2016) is “a hypnotic, literate collection of dark tall tales…. Romantic, immediate, and narcotic.” (Acoustic Guitar). Aside from the hilarious triumph of funding his previous project, double-album Paper Nickels, with Canadian Tire money, Raymond enjoys a second career performing his non-musical, one-man shows Bookworm (2011) and The Great Canadian Tire Money Caper (2014), which he has toured extensively to over a dozen Fringe and literary festivals, and to theatres in three countries.  http://www.corinraymond.com/

Event, Music, Music: singer-songwriter

Smiling Jack Smith, Sue Leonard, Cindy Dell, Michael J. Birthelmer, Sun July 10, at 3 pm

June 6th, 2016
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smiling-jack-smith_adj3Sunday July 10, 2016, from 3 to 6 pm, $15 door / $10 advance 905-543-8512. BUY_tix_buttonBook advance tix online
Spend a special Sunday afternoon with blues singer-songwriter Smiling Jack Smith, “Spain’s blues poet”, visiting Canada on tour from his home base in Spain. SueLeonard_CindyDell_cJack heads up a celebration of song with his good friends local musicians Sue Leonard, Cindy Dell (of Perfect Strangers) and Michael J. Birthelmer, master guitarist, songwriter and story-teller.
Smiling Jack has been writing and singing his songs in a career that spans five decades and three continents. He has played folk songs with The Smith Brothers in New York (with lead guitar Stan Jay), folk-rock in Vancouver (with players like Joe Mock, Pat Coleman, Ed Patterson and Robbie King), country in Florida (with T.C. Carr on harmonica) and blues in Europe and Australia (with David Gwynn, Antonio Serrano and Jim Finn). http://www.smilingjacksmith.com/
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Event, Music-folk, Music: singer-songwriter

Danielle Knibbe Trio, plus Hanna Bech & Marie Avery, Fri July 8

June 4th, 2016
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Danielle_Knibbe_Trio_cFriday July 8, 2016, at 8 pm, $10 /pwyc. Headlining the evening is singer-songwriter Danielle Knibbe and her country-tinged folk trio (Bryn Besse guitar and Connor Walsh bass). “Combining bittersweet vocals, aching lyrics, and indelible melodies, with the tight instrumental and vocal harmony of her small ensemble, Danielle Knibbe and her trio are making their mark on the Canadian music scene. With upright bass, two guitars, and three-part harmony, their deftly crafted songs win, and then all too often, break your heart.” In June of 2016, she is releasing her first full-length album, titled Some Curious Birds.   www.danielleknibbe.ca
Hanna_Bech_bonesMarie_AveryOpening the show, Hamilton’s own Hanna Bech and Marie Avery are teaming to bring you fresh arrangements of their whimsical piano-pop favourites, as well as debuting some new tunes.
Hanna Bech‘s songs are “a perfect balance of tongue-in-cheek lyrics and a melody that you will be whistling for the rest of the day.” (stitchedsound.com/album-review-hanna-bech-naked-bones).
Marie Avery takes on a myriad of emotional tones with candour. Her song structures may be adventurous, but there are no shortage of hooks.
www.hannabech.com          www.marieavery.com

Event, Music: singer-songwriter

Singer-songwriters Marion M.E. Law and Sarah Farr, Sat July 2

June 2nd, 2016
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Marion_ME_Law_2Saturday July 2, 2016, $12 advance, $15 door. BUY_tix_buttonBook advance tix online
Marion (M.E.) Law, a talented Canadian folk artist currently living in San Diego, is Sarah_Farr_cplaying at Artword Artbar on her way to the Canterbury Folk Festival in Ingersol. Local singer-songwriter Sarah Farr (photo right) will perform an opening set.       www.original-m-e.com/     https://www.facebook.com/marion.law.16
Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Marion (m.e.) Law has been entertaining audiences around the world since 1978. From sold-out house concerts to Canadian folk festivals, Baja beach concerts to Tokyo bars, m.e.’s work has gained an international following. She has recorded four CDs, and her music credits range from documentary film to reality TV to a George Romero zombie film.
Sarah Farr first picked up a guitar after moving to Canada a little over 10 years ago. Raised in the relatively small town of Ipswich, England, she fell in love with the creative nature of Hamilton and was inspired to put pen to paper, initially in the form of poetry and spoken word. A short time later, she discovered the strings of her guitar were tools capable of weaving her stories into songs.

Event, Music, Music: singer-songwriter

Singer-songwriters Jane Lewis & Joni NehRita, Fri Apr 15

March 4th, 2016
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JONIandJANEFriday April 15, 2016, at 8 pm, $10. Join us for an evening of music with Guelph singer-songwriters Jane Lewis and Joni NehRita. An engaging mix of classic pop and jazz-tinged soul — originals and covers.
Joni NehRita is a soul/jazz singer songwriter with a knack for writing well-crafted infectious tunes. In performance CBC’s Raji Sohal describes her voice and stage presence as endearingly natural. Her third album “Bloom” was recently released by Chanter records and has garnered nationwide attention from The CBC. www.joninehrita.com
Jane Lewis has a piano-based folk-pop-roots style of music that blends engaging melodies and well-crafted lyrics. The title track from her latest album, Stay With Me, was a finalist for the 2015 Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, and her cover version of the Beatles Come Together won a 2015 Independent Music Award for Best Cover Song. www.janelewis.ca           New video! https://youtu.be/xcUEc4xKG4c
2015 Independent Music Award for Best Cover Song

Event, Music: singer-songwriter

Cowboy Quartet: Tiny Bill Cody, Sat April 2

February 17th, 2016
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Tiny Bill Codyartwordnov2012Saturday April 2, 2016, at 8:30 pm, $15. Tiny Bill Cody, vocals and guitar, is back with his Cowboy Quartet: Tiny Bill Cody, Mimi Shaw, Orange McFarland, Jeff Griffiths. Tiny Bill explains: Here are four musicians who share a love for vintage country, rockabilly, and western crooning. They present here an array of original music and time worn chestnuts. Don’t be surprised by the yodeling, the preachifying, or the raucous harmonizing.

Event, Music, Music: singer-songwriter

Inside the Songs: Avery, Straker, Wells, triple-bill, Thurs Mar 31

February 15th, 2016
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Jeffery_Straker_posterThursday March 31, 2016, at 8:00 pm, $8 advance / $10 at door.
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Inside the Songs,
singer-songwriters in the round. Three wonderful songwriters who have all played Artword Artbar’s piano in the past, are combining forces in a powerhouse triple-bill: Deanna Wells (from Ophelia Syndrome), Jeffery Straker, and Marie Avery.

Event, Music, Music: singer-songwriter

Double Bill: Will Gillespie and Mark Martyre, Sat Mar 5

February 3rd, 2016
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Will and Mark Artbar March 2016Will Wall 1_crSaturday, March 5, 2016, at 8 pm, only $5. Singer-songwriter double-bill: Will Gillespie with Mark Martyre. Two unique voices share the stage at Artword: Hamilton’s own rockabilly-cabaret-crooner Will Gillespie and Toronto’s troubadour with a voice like “whisky and honey” Mark Martyre.
“From songwriter to crooner and cabaret man to power-pop genius, Will Gillespie is always evolving his artistry.” (Paul Loewenberg, Artistic Director, Northern Lights Festival Boreal)Mark Martyre Coffee_cr
“There is a certain wryness about Martyre‘s voice which makes it perfect for telling stories about knowing the truth and bearing the weight of it so that someone else doesn’t have to before their time.” (Juliette Jagger, Rock and Roll Journalist / alancross.ca)
www.willgillespie.ca           www.markmartyre.com

Event, Music: singer-songwriter

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