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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. Sit back, buckle up and ride along with String Bone down winding highways, around sharp turns, on great escapes and daring rescues, with searching songs in pursuit of home for an unbound heart. www.stringbone.ca
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

Supercrawl Sat. events, Adam Carter, The Human Race, Brandon General, This Mad Desire, Sat Sept 9, 7 pm

August 1st, 2017
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Saturday September 9, 2017, events at Artword Artbar for Supercrawl weekend:
* 7 to 10 pm, pwyc /suggested $5-$10: Melodic Pixel Media hosts a Supercrawl Saturday Songwriter Showcase: with The Human Race, Brandon General, This Mad Desire.
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the human race: A special set as a one-man-band with live-loopers and as a duo with Pamela Gardner. The Human Race is the music of Adam F Carter; melodic, heartfelt, ironic and weird. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD5drKjfXYNHoxiDw0Ct_ZQ
* My Flying Machine: Brandon P. General‘s solo project. Sad songs from the basement. Resulting in a sound that is somewhere between Ryan Adams and M. Ward. https://myflyingmachine.bandcamp.com/
* This Mad Desire:   The brainchild of Mackenzie Kristjon, This Mad Desire recently released a delightful single and music video for ‘Operators Are Standing By’. Quirky and weird, highly entertaining. https://thismaddesire.bandcamp.com/

Event, Music, Special event

Supercrawl Sat. events: Jazz Jam, Sat Sept 9, 4 to 6:30 pm

August 1st, 2017
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Saturday September 9, 2017, events at Artword Artbar for Supercrawl weekend:
* 4 to 6:30 pm: Music Jam (jazz, blues R&B and other genres) organized by Stephanie Sloss, with a house band: Devon Savas on bass, Travis Meyers on drums, Kyle Simmons on guitar.

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Stuart Laughton’s Radio Dial, special festival launch, Tues Aug 1

July 23rd, 2017
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 8 pm, $20. Call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512, or BUY_tix_buttonBook online
Stuart Laughton‘s wonderful show Radio Dial is launching its summer festival season with a special warm-up show at Artword Artbar. Multi-instrumentalist Stuart Laughton and his merry band Rebecca Campbell (vocals), Martin Worthy (drums), Burke Carroll (pedal steel) and Steve Lucas (bass) share their astonishing versatility and sense of fun. Then they troop off to The Dora Keogh Irish Pub (Toronto, Aug. 8), The Kincardine Summer Music Festival (Aug. 10), Music at Fieldcote (Ancaster, Aug. 13) and The Forest Festival in Haliburton Forest (Aug. 18): http://www.radiodial.ca/gigs/
“RADIO DIAL’s excellent musicians indulge Stuart’s multiple musical personality disorder.” http://www.radiodial.ca

Event, Music

Songs from musicals, w. vocalists Alyssa Giammaria and Leah Korkowski, Wed July 12

June 8th, 2017
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Wednesday July 12, 2017, at 8 pm, $10 /$5. Two vocalists, Alyssa Giammaria and Leah Korkowski, recent graduates from Mohawk Music, will be sharing with you their love of songs from musicals. Their band includes: Ian Brown on piano, Jesse Martel on guitar, Aoife-Louise Doyle on backup vocals, Adam Inrig on drums, and Devon Savas on bass

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Back to the 1780s! The WÖR band from Belgium, Mon July 10 at 7:30

June 8th, 2017
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Monday July 10, 2017, at 7:30 pm, $15. SPECIAL SHOW! Call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512, or BUY_tix_buttonBook online

Matapa World Festival Series presents the WÖR band from Belgium, on a festival tour in Ontario.  The musicians: Fabio Di Meo, baritone & soprano saxophone; Bert Ruymbeek accordion; Jeroen Goegebuer violin; Pieterjan Van Kerckhoven bagpipes, musette, soprano saxophone; Jonas Scheys guitar. Back to the 1780’s! If it sounded good back then, why not today?
“Wör’s album is brilliant. It’s very exciting to hear a young band reinterpreting old manuscripts in a refreshing and new way” Sam Sweeney – BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician Of The Year 2015
With their finely textured arrangements WÖR injects new energy into 18th-century tunes from the Flanders region of Belgium. Their music shines an inventive spotlight, with a modern twist, on tunes from the manuscripts of De Gruijtters (Antwerp, 1746), Van Belle (Van Belle, 1743), De Prins (Leuven, 1781) and many more.    
“They’re all astonishing musicians, coaxing fantastic sounds out of their chosen instruments. But more than this, they craft intricate and fresh arrangements for each piece.” Stephen D. Winnick – Huffington Post

Event, Music, Music-Classical, Music-World, Special event

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

Guitarist Doug Murphy, psychedelic jazz fusion, Thurs June 29

June 2nd, 2017
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Thursday June 29, 2017, 8 pm, $10 reg / $5 students. Back for more of “It Is What It Is” — fusion psychedelic jazz featuring the far-out fabulous Doug Murphy on guitar, with Alana Gunn bass, Oscar Galbraith drums, Mike Ricci sax and flute. All original compositions, mostly by Doug himself. Also some free-form improvisations.

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Romancing the Song, w. Loretta Bailey, James Gordon, Michael Mulrooney, Sat June 24

May 22nd, 2017
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Saturday June 24, 2017, at 8 pm, $20.
Call 905-543-8512, or BUY_tix_buttonBook online

Robert Missen presents Romancing the Song, performed by singers Lorretta Bailey and James Gordon, with Michael Mulrooney on piano, in a tribute to the wealth of musical treasures from the Great American Songbook. Three of Canada’s foremost entertainers perform popular songs from musical theatre, films and Tin Pan Alley of the early to mid-20th century, including songs by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Richard Rodgers and others. Lorretta Bailey, James Gordon and Michael Mulrooney have all had lengthy and distinguished careers in concerts and theatres across Canada.
Lorretta Bailey is one of Canada’s finest musical theatre performers came to prominence as Eponine in the Toronto production of Les Miserables. She went on to perform with all of the major regional theatre companies across Canada. She is a Founding Co-Artistic Director of the Lowville Festival, the “festival of all the arts for the artist in all of us”, which is held annually in and around the historic hamlet of Lowville in north Burlington.
James Gordon, a native of Guelph, was a founder and long-time member of Tamarack, the acclaimed Canadian folk group, Read more…

Event, Music, Special event

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

Andrew Aldridge – Planet of the Loops, Thur June 15

May 17th, 2017
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Thursday June 15, 2017, at 8 pm, $tba (call 905-543-8512). Noted guitarist Andrew Aldridge is bringing back his legendary Planet of the Loops  live at Artword Artbar with special guests: Tim Tickner, Wally Jericho, Steve Wood, Andrew Aldridge.
Join us for a night of live improvised recycling of sounds!
Anything can happen, and frequently does! Planet of the Loops was established in 1998 in Toronto and continues with Looping events in various cities with all different musicians ‘looping’ their sounds together to create an experience that’s never, um… repeated *pun*. Seating is limited. To reserve, call Artword Artbar (905-543-8512). https://www.andrewaldridgemusic.com/

Andrew explains: “In 1998 (in Toronto) I started a Collective event called Planet of the Loops. It’s an improvisational/ experimental night consisting of 3-4 players. Read more…

Event, Music

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

Bolivian charango player Willy Rios, Thurs June 8

May 15th, 2017
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Thursday June 8, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. To reserve call 905-543-8512, or BUY_tix_buttonBook online
Special event! Willy Rios, master charango player from Bolivia, is visiting Artword Artbar. He will be performing with Hugo Larenas (flamenco and classical guitarist) and Daniel Emden (percussionist). The charango is the Andean traditional stringed instrument in the lute family.  www.willyrios.com
A musician for 35 years, Willy Rios began his musical career at the Masis cultural centre in Sucre, Bolivia, with the charango as his main instrument. In 1988, he travelled with the group Los Masis in South America, Europe and finally Canada, which became his adopted country. While in Montreal in 1993 he joined various musical projects and later performed internationally, in Japan, Australia and other countries. In 2008, he was invited to join the TV project The Symphony of the New World  (Ici ARTV). The same year, Cirque du soleil invited him to participate in recording the CD Totem. His last album, Para Ti, earned Willy the World Solo Artist of the Year Award at the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Willy has recorded over 15 CDs with artists in Canada and Japan.

Event, Music, Music-World

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