Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton. A friendly cafe-bar, live music and art venue in the heart of James North arts district. Great acoustic music, in the roots, folk, jazz, world beat and inventive mode. We have a baby grand piano, a sound system. Licenced under the LLBO for 60, table seating for 40 or so, micro-brew on tap, espresso, light meals. On the lower level, Artword Gallery has monthly curated exhibitions. Graham Rockingham, Hamilton Spectator March 29, 2012 says "Artword Artbar is a cosy little licensed listening room on Colbourne at James St. N., that always features interesting live music."
Your hosts: Ronald Weihs & Judith Sandiford 905-543-8512, c:905-912-9083, email@example.com
James North Art Crawl, Friday June 14, 2013, from 8 pm, tip jar. The Cat Bernardi Quartet, a jazz group comprised of Claire Lee on piano, Devin Patten on bass, Ben Corner on drums and Cat Bernardi on vocals. They play a wide variety of jazz standards as well as their own original compositions. The Cat Bernardi is inspired by Latin, swing, bebop and contemporary jazz–all which influence their sound. www.facebook.com/thecatbernardiquartet The CBQ were scheduled to play back in February, but a snowstorm got in the way. So here they are in June.
Wednesday June 12, at 8 pm, cover tba. Indie/post-rock musician Molitor (Liam Morrison and band, guitar, bass & drums). He has just released his debut EP and is touring with indie singer/songwriter Monica Pascoe.
“Molitor is the brainchild of Toronto musician Liam Morrison. Growing up in Niagara Falls stuffed him full of suicide, addiction, capitalism, poverty, and flashing lights at an early age. Guitar being his main instrument, the ambient riffs and pedalboard concoctions are magnets for nostalgia. His haunting vocals will plant themselves inside your brain.”
“Monica Pascoe is a 18 year old singer/songwriter who is a up and coming artist in the music industry. Her music and voice has been compared to such artists as Feist and Christina Perri. She is currently working on her first solo album.”
Saturday June 8 at 8 pm, $15 at door, $10 advance (call 905-543-8512 to reserve). Another hot evening of dynamite bluegrass music with virtuoso mandolin player Randal Hill (mandolin and vocals). On guitar and vocals, the rock-steady Johnny Frame. On stand-up bass and vocals, John McNaughton. On banjo, one of the finest blue grass banjoists on the planet, Charlie Street.
Friday June 7 at 8 pm, $5. Please join us for a live recording of the Sean Dowhaniuk Group, with two sets of original music both old and new. Chris Platt solo guitar set @ 8pm. Sean Dowhaniuk Group @ 9pm Sean Dowhaniuk guitar, Mike Rajna drums, Josh Smiley piano, Ethan Tilbury bass, plus guests.
Thursday June 6 at 8 pm, $10.00. Grammy-nominated guitarist and singer Kyle Pacey presents an evening of original music, an eclectic mix of soul, roots, funk and R & B. Ever since we were blown away by Kyle’s playing with Edgar Breau in February we’ve been working on getting him back at Artword Artbar. A musical force, Kyle Pacey has been described as Canada’s answer to the Buena Vista Social Club. Pacey’s combination of rhythm and technique are exhilarating. He likes to push the boundaries with his unorthodox style and unique approach to the guitar. www.kylepacey.com Read more…
Tuesday, June 4 at 7:30 pm, cover $10. A special concert by songwriter Andrew Laviolette, on tour with his new self-titled album, and his trademark road-weary songwriting, tight finger picking and engaging storytelling. It has been 3 years (and hundreds of live performances) since Laviolette released his breakthrough album This Far From Home an album that he’s tirelessly toured from Halifax N.S to Dawson City Y.T since. Read more…
Sunday June 2, from 7-9 pm, admission by donation (suggested $10). Artword Artbar hosts its annual fundraising soiree in support of Guitar Hamilton’s International Guitar Festival, coming to the Hamilton conservatory of the Arts July 12 to 14, 2013. Hostess is Emma Rush, Guitar Hamilton Artistic Director. The entertainment includes a program of classical music featuring Emma Rush, Azuline Duo, Wires and Pipes (flute and cello), Ethan Lacey (piano) and more. There will be prizes, raffles, and a chance to win gift certificates, concert tickets, and a Festival pass! http://guitarhamilton.com/festival.html
Saturday June 1, 2013, at 8 pm, $15 door, $12 advance (call 905-385-1829). “Experience World Music!” The Tribal Gallery presents “Eh?!” Fiddle Trio: Anne Lederman, Emilyn Stam and James Stephens, playing play traditional and contemporary Canadian fiddle-based music. Between them, they play four- and five-string fiddles, piano, accordion, guitars, mandolins, kalimba and feet. Expect great ensemble playing and singing, a repertoire of the best traditional and contemporary fiddling Canada has to offer, and a willingness to take it to the far reaches of musical imagination. Their first, self-titled CD was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award as Best Instrumental Ensemble. WEBSITE: www.ehtunes.com
Click here to download Anne Lederman “Eh!?” Trio poster pdf for legal paper.
Thursday May 30, 2013, 7:30-9:30 pm, pwyc ($5-$10 suggested) SINGALONG with Sam Turton and Jane Lewis, singer-songwriters from Guelph. Come out and SING! They’ve got songbooks full of classic favourites — YOU request the songs, and we all sing them together. Led by Jane Lewis and Sam Turton. http://www.all-together-now.ca Tell your friends because — the more, the merrier. Read more…
Wednesday May 29, 2013 at 8 pm, $5. Back again from Nova Scotia, duo Andy and Ariana, playing an original, acoustic fusion of roots, folk, jazz and world music. They’ve got a new CD! While Ariana weaves words and melodies interspersing fiddle and saxophone riffs, Andy vocalizes percussion, plays guitar, and operates parts of a drum kit with his heels. The result is a lively one, guaranteed to entertain. http://www.AndyandAriana.com Read more…
Wednesday May 29 from 6:30-8 pm. The Utah Tar Sands Roadshow, a presentation of Hamilton Freeskool!
And from 8 to 8:30 pm, Tom Dusome, singer-songwriter, activist and free skolar, will perform a warm-up set for Andy and Ariana, here on tour from Nova Scotia (see next post)
The Utah Tar Sands Roadshow is a listening project and educational presentation about the impact of tar sands extraction on people, water, and the land. Tar sands development is one of the most destructive industries on earth –- and a Canadian company is bringing it to Utah unless we rise up to stop it before it starts. http://www.beforeitstarts.org/utah-tar-sands-roadshow/utahtarsandsroadshow/
Sunday May 26 at 7:30 pm, cover $5. The wonderful “What The Folk?” are back, a multi-talented group of seven singers / instrumentalists. They play a range of folk-based and classical music, ranging from instrumental celtic pieces to a capella songs with full-blown four-or-more-part harmonies. They play traditional tunes, songs of war, and covers of more recent artists like Stan Rogers and Great Big Sea. Who are “What The Folk?”: Geoff Ball guitar, cello, vocals; Graeme Ball vocals, violin; Len Ball vocals, violin; Terry Ball vocals, violin, guitar, viola; Caroline Olsen vocals, violin, viola; Carolyn Reid vocals, flute.
Saturday May 25, 2013 at 8 pm $10 advance /$15 door. The Tribal Gallery presents the Mike Almas Blues Band in concert. A seasoned and talented guitarist, singer songwriter, Mike Almas has been recording and performing throughout North America for over 25 years. Blending a unique mix of blues, funk and soul, outstanding musicianship and powerful vocals, the Mike Almas Band delivers the blues. Call Tribal Gallery at 905-385-1829 for advance tickets. Last time Mike played Artword Artbar, the show sold out, so get those tickets! Click here to download Mike Almas poster pdf legal paper.
Friday May 24 at 8 pm, $15 advance, $20 door (reserve 905-543-8512). Artword Artbar is delighted to announce a special concert by the Juno award winning West Coast singer-songwriter Shari Ulrich with daughter Julia Graff and Ted Littlemore. Shari, an amazing multi-instrumentalist (fiddle, mandolin, guitar, piano, dulcimer and vocals), is most known for her incomparable voice. She is touring with her trio which consists of her daughter Julia Graff (currently engineering and producing Shari’s new album) on violin, mandolin, guitar, piano, accordion and vocals, and her McGill classmate Ted Littlemore on piano, accordion and vocals. Though Julia has been performing with Shari for over a decade, the trio has been touring primarily in the summers while Julia and Ted are out of school. The trio is a wonderful blend of two generations and has been delighting audiences wherever they go. Click here to download the Shari Ulrich poster pdf.
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Thursday May 23 at 8 pm, $7. Singer-songwriter Marie Avery hosts an evening of music with guests The Benefit of The Free Man and Peace and Love Heidi.
Marie Avery has been described as ‘a voice that cuts through the night like a dangerous yet delicate switchblade’. Having just released her debut EP a few months ago in Hamilton, Marie continues to build a fan base on home turf. www.marieaverymusic.com
Peace and Love Heidi, a songstress from Brantford, will open up the night with her naturalistic ballads and love songs. Her soaring voice will leave you entranced.
The Benefit of The Free Man, Anna Jarvis (cello); Greg O’Toole (guitar, vox); Lee Piazza (vox); Mike Legere (percussion), hail from Toronto and have been infiltrating the Hamilton scene with their unique take on chamber folk. Read more…