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The ‘Event’ Category

Jazz with the Brad Cheeseman Group, Sat June 16

May 21st, 2018
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Saturday June 16, at 8 pm, $10.  Jazz with Brad Cheeseman electric bass, Robert Chapman guitar, Matt Lagan tenor sax, Marito Marques drums, Chris Pruden piano. Performing music from the JUNO-nominated album THE TIDE TURNS.
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Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Singer-songwriters Richard Keelan, and Raphael Keelan, Fri June 15

May 19th, 2018
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Friday June 15, 2018, at 8 pm, $tba. The Keelan Family Show. Singer-songwriter Richard Keelan of the legendary folk-rock band in the 60s/70s The Perth County Conspiracy, teams up with daughter singer-songwriter Raphael Keelan-Smith.

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

The Sad Boys Literary Society, readings & music, Thurs June 14

May 19th, 2018
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Thursday June 14, 2018 at 8 pm. Admission by donation. The Sad Boys Literary Society will be celebrating their 1st birthday with a night of readings and musical performances at Artbar Artbar. This will also be your only chance to pick up theirr super-special limited-edition Sad Boys chapbook featuring our most earth-shattering poems from this past year. Performers may include:
Benjamin McCullough, Benjamin Robinson, Kira Moolman, Mark Standish, Tim Martin, Tim Selles.

Event, Literary, Spoken Word, Music

Songwriters-in-the-Round, host Duane Rutter, Sat June 9

May 18th, 2018
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Saturday June 9, 2018, at 8 pm, $15. The next edition of Songwriters-in-the-Round, hosted by Duane Rutter. Guests for June 9 are: Cindy Dell, Dave Pomfret and Danny Medakovic.

Event, Music, Music: singer-songwriter

Book Launch, Summer Issue TOWER POETRY, Sat June 9 at 2 pm

May 18th, 2018
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Saturday, June 9, 2018, 2:00 to 4:30 pm, free. Book Launch of Summer Issue of TOWER POETRY. Due to the closing of Bryan Prince Bookseller, the launch is being held at Artword Artbar. The launch is a free event and open to the public; members are encouraged to bring guests. All are welcome.   http://towerpoetry.ca/

Event, Literary, Spoken Word

Latin American peña, an evening of poetry & music, Fri June 8

May 17th, 2018
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Friday June 8, 2018, at 8 pm, $10. Latin American peña (evening of poetry and music),  with musicians guitarist-singer Marcelo Puente, singer Lil America, musician/laptops Edgardo Moreno, singer Nancy Reyes, musician Jose Lobos, and singer-songwriter Fito Molena. Poetry by Ama Luna and Constanza Durán.

Event, Literary, Spoken Word, Music, Music-Latin, Music-World

The Polka Dogs, a Toronto legend, BACK w. new CD, Thurs June 7

May 16th, 2018
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Thursday June 7, 2018 at 8 pm, $15. After an over 25-year hiatus, The Polka Dogs, Toronto’s beloved theatre based band returns with an Ontario tour and new CD June 2018. The revived, renascent, and reformed Toronto theatre-based band, THE POLKA DOGS, have returned after a 25-year hiatus. Starting as a theatre pit band in 1989, the band wowed the world in the 90s with an explosive, raucous, joyous sound of trombone, tuba, banjo, drums and that sultry, fantastic voice of theatre staple John Millard. The band returns with the same original sound, and features all five of its founding members including, Tom Walsh on trombone, Tiina Kiik on accordion, Colin Couch on tuba, John Millard on banjo and vocals, and Ambrose Pottie on drums.
Tour dates: June 2, 8pm at Burdock, Toronto; June 7, 8pm at Artword Artbar in Hamilton; June 8, 8pm at Silence in Guelph.

“The Polka Dogs are a boiling pan-cultural stew that bastes you, roasts you and serves you up well done. Please, Polka Dogs, can I have some more?” – Tom Allen, CBC

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

Stuart Laughton’s Radio Dial, Sat June 2

May 8th, 2018
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Saturday June 2, 2018, at 8 pm, $15.
Call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512, or BUY_tix_buttonBook online
Stuart Laughton‘s wonderful show Radio Dial is back. 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.

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

Blues with Morgan Davis, Fri June 1

May 7th, 2018
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Friday June 1, 2018, at 8 pm, $15. Call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512, or BUY_tix_buttonBook online
Blues with the one and only Morgan Davis. For 45 years Morgan Davis has been on the road travelling across Canada, the United States and Europe. His performances draw from a rich tradition of country blues, as well as his own contemporary songs infused with wit and a large dose of humour. Originally from Detroit, Davis grew up listening to a prolific mix of rhythm and blues. The music of Jimmy Reed, Ike and Tina Turner, Chuck Berry and Fats Domino was in the air. He moved to Canada in 1968 and settled in Toronto, where he immersed himself in the study of Delta Blues, especially the music of Robert Johnson. Toronto’s music scene in the early 1970’s was the perfect place for Davis to see and play with many legendary performers, such as Bukka White, Johnny Shines, Sunnyland Slim, Snooky Pryor, Hubert Sumlin, and John Hammond.

Event, Music-Blues

Newfoundland singer-songwriter Sherry Ryan, Thurs May 31

May 2nd, 2018
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Thursday May 31, 2018, at 8 pm, $10. Call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512, or BUY_tix_buttonBook online
Special treat! Singer-songwriter from Newfoundland Sherry Ryan on tour with Darren Browne on mandolin.
“It’s not hard to understand why Sherry Ryan has devoted fans. Drifting between country, blues and folk and beautifully marrying these genres with her distinct Newfoundland roots, she’s been releasing heart-stealing originals across each album. Ryan’s rich vocal style has been described as  “so good – so distinct – it’s absolutely unforgettable” (Exclaim!)  sherryryan.com/

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

Folk troubadour Ken Dunn w. Anna Green, +Piper Hayes, Wed May 30

May 1st, 2018
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Wednesday May 30, 2018, at 8 pm, $10. Call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512, or BUY_tix_buttonBook online
Folk troubadour Ken Dunn returns to Hamilton, Ontario for an evening of original acoustic music, with vocal harmonies by partner Anna Green, The opening act will be local Hamilton singer-songwriter Piper Hayes with partner Carson Ritcey-Thorpe.
B.C. folk troubadour Ken Dunn combines finger style acoustic guitar and harmonica with “strong, distinctive vocals” (R2, Dublin). His engaging stories and songwriting “provide refreshing insight into human complexities” (The Late Bill Powell, Festival of Friends). Backed by “the tight vocal harmonies of Anna Green, the music is alternately haunting, uplifting and always deeply touching” (Morovino, Avila Beach, California).

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

Collette Savard & The Savants, Sat May 26

April 21st, 2018
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Saturday May 26, 2018 at 8 pm, $15. Call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512, or BUY_tix_buttonBook online
Singer-songwriter Collette Savard and her band The Savants: Rebecca Campbell, Martin Worthy, Tim Posgate, Megan Worthy, John Zytaruk. With her palette of acoustic folk instruments, Collette whittles out of her imagination beautiful song gems. She brings them to you wrapped in the exciting package of her band of seasoned masters.

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

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 Artword Artbar 905-543-8512, or BUY_tix_buttonBook online
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

Dana Sipos: album release, w. Gillian Nicola, Thur May 24

April 19th, 2018
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Thursday May 24, 2018, at 8 pm, $10. Call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512, or BUY_tix_buttonBook online
Dana Sipos, singer-songwriter, with her new album Trick of the Light, plus a guest set by Hamilton singer-songwriter Gillian Nicola.
Described as a “consummate singer and songwriter with a wholly unique sound,” by No Depression, Dana Sipos‘ hypnotic, tenderly skewed songs are filled with a wild wind. A haunting new album, Trick of the Light, recorded with experimental producer Sandro Perri, will be released on Toronto’s Roaring Girl Records in May 2018. www.danasipos.com/
The first thing that strikes listeners about Hamilton’s Gillian Nicola is the strength of her vocals. This rising singer/songwriter ranges from acoustic folk singer-songwriter to textured and electric Americana. “Nicola delivers warm, familiar, folksy Canadiana — but her powerhouse vocals make for a listening experience that’s entirely refreshing.” (Exclaim!, 2016)   www.gilliannicola.com/

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

POSTPONED! Singer-songwriter Corin Raymond, Sat May 19

April 18th, 2018
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POSTPONED!
Saturday May 19, 2018, 8 pm, $15. Call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512.
Corin Raymond‘s “coming home” show, with Hamilton-based keyboardist and songbird Treasa Levasseur. (He is returning from a long tour in Australia.)

Event, Music, Music: singer-songwriter

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. Call 905-543-8512, or BUY_tix_buttonBook online
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

Jazz: the Aaron Zukewich Trio, Thurs May 17

April 16th, 2018
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Thursday May 17, 2018, at 8 pm, $10. Jazz with the Aaron Zukewich Trio, featuring Aaron Zukewich on piano and new compositions, Marito Marques on drums and Clark Johnston on bass, with new compositions. The trio delivers an adventurous blend of intricate rhythms, modern harmonies, and
singable melodies that embrace the diverse landscapes of contemporary jazz, world and popular music. Pianist, saxophonist and composer Aaron David Zukewich studied music at York university with some of Canada’s finest jazz musicians, including Mike Murley, Kelly Jefferson, Kevin Turcotte, and Lorne Lofsky. He has also studied privately with Hamilton pianist Adrian Farrugia.

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Sympoesis: singer-songwriter Glenn Macdonald & poet John Terpstra, Wed May 16

April 15th, 2018
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Wednesday May 16, 2018, at 8 pm, $10. Sympoesis is a collaboration between singer/songwriter and cartographer Glenn Macdonald, and poet and cabinetmaker/carpenter John Terpstra.
An evening of songs and poems and other writing, some new, some old. They first collaborated in the 1980’s, when John was invited onstage to read during multimedia performances by Glenn’s band, Martin Fields and the Academy. Since that time, Glenn has produced a number of tapes and CDs, including the ever-evolving song-cycle Iceland, while John has published books of poetry and non-fiction, including Falling into Place, a love song to Hamilton’s landscape. In Sympoesis, they’ll bring their music and words to bear on community and technology, built and natural geographies, and life in the ambiguous city.  www.johnterpstra.com
Glenn MacDonald on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/user-819876309

Event, Literary, Spoken Word, Music, Music: singer-songwriter

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