The Great Wooden Trio’s Kev Morse will be releasing his second solo album, “In The Blood” in May . He’ll be playing a couple of ‘sneak peek’ pre-release shows locally over the coming weeks. On March 15 2014 Kev will be at The Ark Coffee House and March 21 at The Roxy in Acton. Kev will also be live in the studio with us on Folk Roots Radio on CFRU 93.3fm on March 15. You won’t want to miss it!
Traditional Quebec music is coming to Guelph in the shape of De Temps Antan. Éric Beaudry, André Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honoured melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s musical past since 2003. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, the three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music.
The show takes place at Royal Canadian Legion, 57 Watson Parkway South, Guelph on March 17 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $25 and can be ordered online here.
For more on De Temps Antan, visit detempsantan.qc.ca.
Storyteller Dan Yashinsky will be in Guelph on Thursday March 6 2014 to launch his latest book “Swimming With Chaucer”. The launch takes place at The Bookshelf at 7:00 p.m. Storyteller Brad Woods from The Great Wooden Trio will join him to share a few tales.
For more information on Dan Yashinsky visit www.tellery.com/dan-yashinsky.
New Country Rehab are in town on Thursday February 13 2014 for a show with Joys Kill Sorrow at Van Gogh’s. Their most recent album is 2013’s fabulous Ghost of Your Charms. They are a great live band. Check them out if you’ve not seen them. We have an interview with the band in the works. Stay tuned.
For more information on the band, visit newcountryrehab.com.
The Season Singers, a theatrical choir for children, present their new musical “Home Is Where Your Honey Is” on Sunday, February 23 2014, at the Guelph Little Theatre. The Guelph Youth Dance Apprentice Company will also be featured during the performance.
Hillside Inside, a smaller more intimate version of the summer Hillside Festival runs from February 5-7 2014 in a variety of downtown Guelph spaces. Featuring contemporary Aboriginal music, dance, indie rock, folk and Afro-Columbian music, all wrapped up in a full weekend of free activities, from street side musical performances to Hillside hockey and hip-hop lessons, and all in downtown Guelph, there is something for everyone. Check out the full Hillside Inside schedule HERE Read More
Katherine Wheatley, Tannis Slimmon and Jude Vadala get together once a year for Folkway Music’s Annual Christmas Concert. “Songs for the Snowy Season” features songs – old and new, all written with the winter season in mind; it is a wonderful Guelph holiday tradition and shouldn’t be missed.
Brenda McMorrow releases her latest CD, “Igniting the Beauty” on Saturday November 16 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at Dublin St United Church, 68 Suffolk, Guelph, Ontario.
Carlos del Junco is one of those players whose music is so advanced that when it comes to awards, it’s either retire the category or rephrase the question to “Best Harmonica Player Not Named Carlos”. This includes two Gold Medals from the Hohner World Harmonica Championship in Trossingen, Germany, as well as multiple national awards in Canada which includes Carlos’ eight time Harmonica Player of The Year wins out fifteen years of the Maple Leaf Blues Awards.To say he plays the harmonica is like saying “Jimi Hendrix plays guitar”. He blows the blues harp through a prism — suddenly it seems he’s holding every colour in the musical rainbow right there in his hands.Simultaneously sophisticated and raw, his playing blurs the boundaries between blues and jazz (hence the name for his band “The Blues Mongrels”). The emphasis is on blues, but they are not afraid to merrily traipse off in other directions delivering a seamless fusion of New Orleans second line grooves, swing, Latin, hip-hop or ska melodies, to swampy roots rock.The Blues Mongrels are: bassist Henry Heillig (founded the nine piece Latin band Manteca), guitarist Eric St. Laurent and Mark Mariash on drums. Get ready to trash all you thought you knew about the harmonica. The Blues Mongrels deliver a no-holds-barred display of fun and melodic virtuosity.
For more info about Carlos visit carlosdeljunco.com.
Carlos del Junco
Saturday November 9, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Cooperators Hall, River Run Centre
35 Woolwich Street Guelph
DRUMHAND have just released their third album “Cheer On The Sun”. Fueled by an array of drums and percussion and inspired by just as diverse an array of social themes, Cheer On The Sun features a myriad of catchy horn work and snug melodies to inspire curious ears and dancing bodies, and to provoke thoughtful minds.
Lynn Miles and Katherine Wheatley will be in concert on April 27 2013 at the Unitarian Congregation of Guelph. This is a dynamic Canadian singer/songwriter double bill show that you won’t want to miss. Both artists offer original songs with heartfelt lyrics and meaningful melodies.
Guelph singer-songwriter and community activist Sam Turton will be taking over the Cooperators Hall for a special show on Friday November 16 2012 at 8.00 p.m. Featuring Sam’s trade-mark swampy blues/gospel style songs, special guests and an opportunity to sing along; it promises to be a great night.