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The Amy Project, stories/songs of Amy Winehouse Fri Nov 24

October 28th, 2017
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Friday November 24, 2017, 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-rock

String Bone (Barry James Payne), new album Love & Highways, Sun Nov 5 at 7 pm

October 10th, 2017
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Sunday November 5, 2017, at 7:00 pm, $15. Early show with Barry James Payne and his String Bone band. String Bone is Americana to the bone, Canadiana in the heart and soul. Southern Ontario songwriter Barry James Payne, the architect of String Bone, has a new collection of songs and stories, Love & Highways, his second full-length recording. On Love & Highways he drives through darkness, betrayal and remorse towards love, light, escape and freedom on the road ahead. www.stringbone.ca
Opening set by singer-songwriter Michael Coughlan, now making his home in Toronto, Ontario. His debut album The Sixth Avenue Verses was produced by underground roots music genius Shannon Lyon. From a lyrical standpoint he paints in bold strokes, delivering unfettered compositions strongly rooted in story. His influences include Neil Young, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Replacements, Shannon Lyon, Leonard Cohen, Steve Earle, Rush, Bob Dylan, and Warren Zevon.  soundcloud.com/michaelcoughlan

Barry James Payne also performs and records with Celtic powerhouse Rant Maggie Rant Read more…

Event, Music, Music: singer-songwriter

The Sandplains Pickers (Ian Bell, the Schotts, Shane Cook, Matt Rait), Sat Oct 21

September 22nd, 2017
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Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. Reserve 905-543-8512 or  BUY_tix_buttonBook online.
The Sandplains Pickers are a new stringband from Southwestern Ontario, with musical styles ranging from old-time country and folk to western swing, and some blazing fiddle tunes. The band members are:
– Country and bluegrass favourites Darrin Schott on mandolin, fiddle, vocals, and Alison Schott on guitar, ukulele, vocals.
– Veteran singer and songwriter Ian Bell, on guitar, banjo, harmonica, concertina, bass, vocals.
– North American fiddle champ Shane Cook on fiddle and mandolin.
– Bass player Matt Rait on guitar and string bass.
They play mostly original songs by Ian, Darrin and Alison, and some songs by regional songwriters, that paint a picture of Southwestern Ontario from Backus Mill, tobacco kilns and farm kitchens to the Summer Garden dancehall, motorcycles and Port Dover fishermen. Expect some hot instrumentals that show off the virtuosic playing of Shane Cook, who is the only fiddler to have won both the Canadian and US fiddle championships, and of Darrin Schott, whose talents have led him to work with The Good Bros., Susan Aglukark, The Ennis Sister and Stompin’ Tom Connors.

Event, Music, Music-bluegrass, Music-folk

Máire Ní Chathasaigh Irish harp +Chris Newman guitar, Thurs Oct 19

September 17th, 2017
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Thursday October 19, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. Reserve 905-543-8512 or  BUY_tix_buttonBook online.
Irish harper Máire Ní Chathasaigh and virtuoso acoustic guitarist Chris Newman are visiting Artword Artbar after they make a headlining appearance at the Northern Lights Harp Festival in Cornwall, Ontario on their North American tour. The duo is a celebrated partnership of “one of the UK’s most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists” (fROOTS) with “the doyenne of Irish harpers” (SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY). Their music is a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, spiced with striking new compositions – and what The West Australian calls “Chris’s delightfully subversive wit.” http://www.maireandchris.com
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Event, Music, Music-World

Hill Brothers Bluegrass Band, Sat Oct 14

September 13th, 2017
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Saturday October 14, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. Reserve 905-543-8512 or  BUY_tix_buttonBook online.
The renowned Hill Brothers Bluegrass Band is coming back! The band: Randal Hill mandolin and vocals; Rocky Hill guitar and vocals; Tim McDonald banjo and vocals; Owen Mahoney bass and vocals. Here they are … working hard on the shores of Lake Erie!

Event, Music, Music-bluegrass

The Full Pamela (Pamela Gardner) + Michel deQuevedo, Sun Sept 17, 7 pm

August 7th, 2017
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Sunday Sept 17, 2017, 7 pm, $10/pwyc. Special concert. Melodic Pixel Media presents The Full Pamela (Pamela Gardner) and Michel deQuevedo. Pamela Gardner has been described as a velvet voiced songbird with eyes that can make babies laugh and grown men cry. She performs her songs backed by an all-star band of Hamilton musicians: Chris Bruder (The Altobeelays) keys; Jon The Bassist (Bring Me The Author/the human race) bass/vocals; Cameron Draper saxophone; Adam F Carter (the human race) drums/vocals; Hanna Bech glockenspiel/vocals.

Michel DeQuevedo is best known as percussionist and multi-instrumentalist for a multitude of diverse acts. For this show, he’ll be taking center stage and presenting his original music backed by acclaimed Toronto musicians. His groovy latin-infused pop songs are delivered in both Spanish and English.

Event, Music

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

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