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Linda McRae w. guests Laura Pitkanen & Lisa Myer, +Osypa, Thurs Nov 15

October 7th, 2018
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Thursday November 15, 2018 at 8 pm, $10 / $12. Songs and stories with folk/roots old-time musician Linda McRae, who plays guitar, clawhammer banjo and accordion.
Plus a guest sets by:
* Laura Pitkanen and Lisa Myers, the songwriters, guitarists and vocalists in the band Long Branch are now also playing as a duo.
* Osypa (Alexandra Babiak)  “OSYPA’s debut EP Luna is a testament to the beauty of restraint- a thoughtful glimpse into Alexandra Babiak’s memories and desires” Canadian Music Week, 2018.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9t7Tb8x-EY

Event, Music, Music-country, Music-folk, Music-roots

Rae Billing and her band Crybaby, Sat Oct 13

September 11th, 2018
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Saturday October 13, 2018, 8 pm, $15. Book online   BUY_tix_button
Alt-country songstress Rae Billing returns to Artword Artbar with her full band Crybaby: Rae Billing on vocals and acoustic guitar, Andrew Aldridge on guitar, Greg Brisco on keys, Scott Bell on bass and Lucky Pete Lambert on drums. Opening set by singer-songwriter Dave Pomfret. Rae will be showcasing songs from the new CD “Still”
“New album called ‘Still’ contains tales of aching hearts and lost landscapes and a spine-chilling version of Bobby Gentry’s classic “Ode to Billy Joe.” June 2018, Graham Rockingham, Hamilton Spectator
(Photo by Mike Cameron). http://www.raebilling.com/

Event, Music, Music-country, Music-pop-etc.

Singer-songwriter Will Gillespie, Fri Oct 5

August 14th, 2018
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Friday October 5, 2018, at 8:00 pm, $10. Singer-songwriter Will Gillespie returns with a solo show. You will recognize him as author/star of Swingin’ in St. Johns, and for his role in MacBush the Musical, both at Artword Artbar.
Born and raised in South Porcupine, Northern Ontario, now finding a home in Hamilton, Will Gillespie has developed an elegant and eccentric sound all his own. He is a dynamic performer with a diverse catalogue of original songs, combining elements of Folk, Rock & Roll and Cabaret. https://www.willgillespie.ca/
“From songwriter to crooner and cabaret man to power pop genius, Will Gillespie is always evolving his artistry.”

Event, Music, Music-cabaret, Music-country, Music-rock, Music-singer/songwriter

Linda McRae, folk-country-roots songs, + Deni Gauthier, Sun May 6 at 7:30

April 9th, 2018
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Sunday May 6, 2018, at 7:30 pm, $15. Call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512, or BUY_tix_buttonBook online
A special Sunday evening of songs and stories with folk/roots old-time musician Linda McRae, who plays guitar, clawhammer banjo and accordion. Plus a guest set by singer-songwriter Deni Gauthier.
Linda McRae is a Canadian-US based songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and 2016 BC Entertainment Hall of Fame Pioneer Inductee. Her unforgettable melodies and thought-provoking lyrics, make her a captivating and sought-after artist. Linda has performed in venues as diverse as Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre with the VSO and New Folsom Prison, where she facilitates writing workshops for the inmates. No Depression Magazine, John Apice, “Linda carries on a priceless tradition of folklore through her music even though her songs are originals. She is firmly footed in the mud and moss of country-folk-blues.” Linda McRae website

Joining Linda is Ontario’s own favourite Deni Gauthier. “This prolific storyteller demonstrates his mastering of song creation by entwining heartfelt, emotional lyrics blanketed with appealing soundscapes. His textured approach to music precipitates unabridged songs that leave the listener feeling satisfied. It doesn’t hurt that his voice is a beautiful fusion of a softer version of John Legend and the soulfulness of Dallas Green.” Canadian Beats. Deni Gauthier website

Event, Music, Music-country, Music-folk, Music-roots, Music-singer/songwriter

Tia McGraff and Tommy Parham, Fri May 4

April 7th, 2018
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Friday May 4, 2018, at 8 pm, $15/$10 students. Call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512, or BUY_tix_buttonBook online
Americana-country songstress Tia McGraff, and singer-guitarist Tommy Parham return to Artword Artbar. They will perform their classic hits, as well as some new songs from their upcoming album-in-the-works.
www.tiamcgraff.com/

Tia McGraff is an award-winning Americana/Country singer-songwriter from Port Dover, ON. Tia’s talent has been described as “haunting and soul-gripping.” Tia’s 2015 release Crazy Beautiful, produced by Colorado native, husband and longtime collaborator Tommy Parham, immediately impressed radio programmers in the USA, Canada and Europe. Tommy, who moved to Nashville in 1998 with a staff songwriter deal in hand, soon became one of Music Row’s sought-after hit-writers, and is credited with cuts by major label artists and film placements.
In recent years the duo have supported and shared stages with artists including Steve Earle, Joan Baez, Randy Bachman (BTO, Guess Who), Jose Carreras and Steve Balsamo, among others.

Event, Music, Music-country, Music-singer/songwriter

Rae Billing and her band Crybaby, Sat Nov 4

October 9th, 2017
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Saturday November 4, 2017, 8 pm, $15. Reserve 905-543-8512 or  BUY_tix_buttonBook online.
Alt-country songstress Rae Billing and her full band Crybaby: Rae Billing on vocals and acoustic guitar, Andrew Aldridge on guitar, Steve Koch on guitar, Greg Brisco on keys, James Henry on bass and Lucky Pete Lambert on drums. (Photo by Mike Cameron). http://www.raebilling.com/
PLUS an opening set by jazz-pop duo
Union and Kay (Sheena Kay and Chris Nyugen).

Event, Music-country

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