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Folk-blues duo Jennis: Dennis Gaumond & Jen Gillmor, Sat May 28

May 4th, 2016
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Jennis-9671-smallcSaturday May 28, 2016, at 8 pm, $10.  Back at Artword Artbar! The wonderful  folk-blues duo JennisJennis brings together award-winning Guelph-based Dennis Gaumond‘s decades of experience writing and performing original blues and folk and the diverse musical experiences of veteran Toronto indie-scene multi-instrumentalist Jen Gillmor. The unique blend of cello and dobro is also augmented by unusual sounds, such as didgeridoo, custom-tuned harmonicas, flute, wah-guitar, jaw harp and wazinator. It makes for a very entertaining performance, filled with energy, passion and humour. “What do you get when you combine some talented songwriting, warm, rich vocals along with a resophonic guitar, cello, jaw harp and even a didgeridoo?  A unique and impressive blend of folk, roots and bluesy sounds served up as a fine, entertaining evening of Jennis music.” Debra Thornington, Ottawa Blues Society  www.jennis.ca     www.jengillmormusic.ca

Event, Music, Music-Blues, Music-folk

Jazz w. the Adam Fielding Trio, Fri May 27

May 3rd, 2016
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Friday May 27, 2016, at 8 pm. $10. Jazz with Adam Fielding on drums, Matthew Flemming on guitar and Jon Stemmler on bass. They will be performing jazz and pop standards in their own unique way. More details coming.

Event, Music-Jazz

60s Folk Revival Sing-a-long, Thurs May 26

May 2nd, 2016
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Sue_and_Dwight_logoThursday May 26, 2016, at 8 pm, $10.   BUY_tix_buttonBook online
Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone, a 60s Folk Revival sing-a-long concert, with Sue Peters (vocals),  Michelle Rumball (vocals), Dwight Peters (vocals, 6 & 12 string guitars) and Tony Laviola (double bass). Imagine an evening that transforms the Artword Artbar into one of the 1960s coffeehouses of Yorkville or Greenwich Village. The lyrics have meaning, the voices are true and passionate in solo and in harmony, and the music inspires the audience to join in. Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone recreates the songs of hope and social justice, messages that still resonate today. The show covers the songs of the great singers and poets including Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Ian & Sylvia, Peter Paul and Mary, and Phil Ochs. Song-sheets are provided. http://wherehaveallthefolksongsgone.blogspot.ca/

Event, Music-folk

Sunday Brunch with singer-songwriters Annie and Rose-Erin, Sun May 22 at noon

April 30th, 2016
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Annie_Sumi_c_RyanMarshall_680Rose-Erin_Stokes_cSunday May 22, 2016, from noon to 3 pm. A Victoria Day Weekend Special Treat. A homemade Trinidad Brunch by chef Learie Mc Nicolls, starting at noon, PLUS a full concert by touring singer-songwriters Annie Sumi and Rose-Erin Stokes starting at about 12:30 pm. to 2:30 pm. $20 covers both the Concert and the Brunch. Concert only $10. Reserve 905-543-8512.
Annie Sumi,  from the GTA area, released her debut album Reflections last spring. It earned airplay on CBC radio and charted on college radio for 10 straight weeks. In October she received a Best Singer-Songwriter nomination at the Toronto Independent Music Awards.  www.anniesumi.com
Rose-Erin Stokes, from North Bay, was a nominee for “Best Solo Album” and the recipient of “Best Vocals on a Recording” at the 2015 Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards. Most recently, Rose toured throughout Western Canada on a solo, music-cycling tour.  www.roseerinstokes.com
Rose and Annie play together in the Hidden Roots Collective band and share in this journey of being female singer-songwriters.

Event, Music-folk, Special event

Jazz with Hans Luchs Trio from Chicago, + Scott Taplay Group, Sat May 21

April 29th, 2016
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Hans_Luchs_cSaturday May 21, 2016, at 8 pm, $10. On tour from Chicago, Hans Luchs, jazz guitarist, with Aaron Zachary on double bass, and Peter Manheim on drums. Opening set by one of our favourites, the Scott Taplay Group. Guitarist Hans Luchs has been performing professionally in and around Chicago since moving to the city in 2007. In 2011, The Jazz Institute of Chicago selected Hans to perform in its annual “Young Lions’ concert. Since then, Hans has gone on to perform across the USA and internationally in Sweden, The UK, Ireland, Canada, and Mexico. He has performed and toured with an array of artists, including 8-time Grammy winner Pepe Aguilar, Motown legend Martha Reeves, and blues singer Shirley King, as well as with a host of wonderful jazz musicians from Chicago and beyond. www.hansluchs.com

Event, Music-Jazz

Stuart Laughton’s Radio Dial is back! Friday May 20

April 28th, 2016
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Version 4Friday May 20, 2016, at 8 pm. $15. BUY_tix_buttonBook online
The multi-talented trumpeter-singer Stuart Laughton is back with a new edition of his wonderfully eclectic Radio Dial show. He tells us this will be “an almost entirely new program, and will mark a return to Artword Artbar of ace pedal steel guitarist Burke Carroll.”
The Radio Dial gang coming to Artword May 20: Burke Carroll (pedal steel guitar), Rebecca Campbell (vocals), Martin Worthy (drums), Stuart Laughton (guitar, et al), and Steve Lucas (bass).

Event, Music, Music-Blues, Music-folk