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Wednesday, August 21st

Wednesday, August 21st

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60's Folk Revival: Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone

Free Times Café (320 College Street)
60's Folk Revival, Sue & Dwight, Tony Laviola (bass)

60's Folk Revival
A singalong tribute to the songs of the 1960's Folk Revival. The group, comprised of Sue and Dwight on vocals and guitars, and Tony Laviola, on double bass, takes the audience on a musical journey sharing stories and providing historical context highlighting the importance of the songs, which are performed in the style true to the period.

Audiences are transported back to the coffeehouses of Yorkville and Greenwich Village. The show includes folk classics like 'If I Had A Hammer', 'Blowin In The Wind', 'Walk Right In', 'Turn Turn Turn', 'Tom Dooley', 'Five Hundred Miles' and many many more.


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Peter Boyd: Cruel & Unusual

The Emmet Ray (924 College Street)
Peter Boyd (guitar/voice), Gary Taylor (drums), Ed Roth (accordion), Tom Griffiths (bass), Marcus Walker (guitar/voice)

Peter Boyd
Peter Boyd has been a songwriter for over thirty years. Drawing on gospel and blues from Chicago all the way back to the Delta and re-invented upside-down-and-backwards, Peter's songs are a sepia-tinged glimpse into his messy, not-fully-developed soul where faith has as much a chance as folly to send you careening into the abyss.

Peter's new CD 'Beulahland' is garnering great reviews, most recently a rave from Greg Quill in the Toronto Star - "stunning and powerful blues-rooted original songs and astonishing guitar wizardry. Among the best of the year's roots/blues crop."


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Thursday, August 22nd

Thursday, August 22nd

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Lucas Dann Band

The Emmet Ray (924 College Street)
Lucas Dann (piano)
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Tor Stangeland

The Emmet Ray (924 College Street)
Tor Stangeland (drums), Jacob Gorzhaltsan (saxophone/clarinet), Aidan Funston (guitar), Rob Lee (bass)
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Max McEachern

The Emmet Ray (924 College Street)
Max McEachern (guitar), Felicity Williams (voice), Virginia Frigault-MacDonald (clarinet), Ben Dwyer (bass)

Max McEachern
Maxwell McEachern is a guitarist based in Toronto, Ontario. He can be heard performing in the city's jazz and improvised music communities. Maxwell attended the jazz program at Humber College and had the chance to meet and study with many great musicians.


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Friday, August 23rd

Friday, August 23rd

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The Teddy & Tim Show

Free Times Café (320 College Street)
Tim Kapeluck (voice/guitar), Terry Jones (voice/guitar)

Terry Jones
Terry Jones is a long time, too long really, member of the Perth County Conspiracy. He is on their Columbia album, and has had some luck with songwriting, for performance, plays, and films. He appears to love singing.

Tim Kapeluck
Singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Tim Kapeluck's music is steeped in the traditions of bluegrass and Appalachian folk. His debut album, ByTime and Gravity, has 11 original songs that include stories of characters living on the fringes, social commentary, heartbreak and redemption.

The CD delivers everything from barn burning, roof raising country folk to an Everly Brothers inspired ballad and all are created with Tim's keen ear for poetic and insightful language as well as music that takes his traditional influences into a new realm.

The Woodstock Times describes the songs sung with "as sweet a voice as can be heard…..The musicianship is fierce and uncompromising and Kapeluck'sperformance is as honest as you can get."


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Aidan Funston

The Emmet Ray (924 College Street)
Aidan Funston (guitar)
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Saturday, August 24th

Saturday, August 24th

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Virginia Frigault-MacDonald

The Emmet Ray (924 College Street)
Virginia Frigault-MacDonald (clarinet), Lucian Gray (guitar), Ewen Farncombe (piano), Jon Maharaj (bass), Norbert Botos (drums)
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Preston Frederick

Free Times Café (320 College Street)
Preston Frederick (voice/guitar)
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Lucian Gray

The Emmet Ray (924 College Street)
Lucian Gray (guitar)

Lucian Gray
Toronto-born Lucian Gray began his musical journey as a bassist. He began playing the guitar only a few years before he won the 2009 Rising Young Star Award. He is currently attending the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston on a full scholarship. Lucian is often back in Toronto to visit family and perform and will be featured at the 2013 Beaches Jazz Festival with his own ensemble made up of some Toronto’s best up and coming young players.


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Sunday, August 25th

Sunday, August 25th

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Jewish Brunch Buffet with Thaller Family Klezmer Band

Free Times Café (320 College Street)
Thaller Family Klezmer Band

Live music as part of the "Bella did you eat" Sunday brunch.
1st seating - Reserve between 10:30 – 11am, music at 11:45
2nd seating - Reserve at 1:15pm Club (1:00 Bistro), music at 1:45

Buffet includes over 50 Homemade Items - Potato latkes, blintzes, lox eggs & onions, challah, french toast, sour cream, apple sauce, bagels, lox & cream cheese mix, salmon patties, gelfilte fish, cheese, salads galore, fresh fruit, cheeses, cakes, sweets, tea, coffee and much more! Children 12 and under 1/2 price, 3 and under free.

Thaller Family Klezmer Band
From shtetl to night club. Journey through time with this genre blending ensemble.
​Four people, ten instruments, three voices, one amazing family.


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Quick D

The Emmet Ray (924 College Street)
Jake Wiens (guitar), Ben Crosby (voice/guitar), Ted Crosby (saxophone)

Ben Crosby
Ben Crosby released his debut solo EP "Shed Our Skin", January, 2014, produced by three time Grammy Award winning Producer Chris Birkett. It draws on Ben's roots in hard hitting rock music while exploring country and folk textures. Songs written from the heart about love, loss, and change. As a whole, it's about shedding the skins we all wear to expose something exciting and new in all of us.


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Monday, August 26th

Monday, August 26th

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Sam Wilson Quartet

The Emmet Ray (924 College Street)
Sam Wilson (guitar), Peter Bull (bass), Alex Lank (drums), Austin Di Pietro (trumpet)

We'll be playing music from my latest release Groundless Apprehensions along with some newer material and some covers.

Sam Wilson
Sam Wilson is a guitarist and creative music writer who uses the creative practice of improvisation and composition to process the world around her. in addition to her solo project that explores the electric guitar in a solo context, she also writes and arranges for a small jazz ensemble. Sam is currently based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia.


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Woodshed Orchestra

The Emmet Ray (924 College Street)
The Woodshed Orchestra, Dave Clark (drums)

The Woodshed Orchestra
The Woodshed Orchestra was founded in 2005 by Toronto musician, educator, and composer Dave Clark in order to celebrate friendship and love through music. Clark called upon some of the finest folks he knew to make the gumbo boil and the people dance. The band is an ecstatic soul-filled communal multi-headed celebration emancipation experience. The Woodshed will take you higher and make you feel the love you need to succeed. Yes it will. The Woodshed will light up your tree, push all the right buttons, stroke your ego till you come to your senses and start to sing and dance with visions of sugar plum love making times dancing in your mind that seem so real to the taste, touch and feel that you'll shout in happiness and cry tears of joy for being alive.

Dave Clark
Dave Clark is a drummer/multi-instrumentalist/vocalist, Gemini Award winning composer, music student, music educator, author, poet, record producer, audio mastering engineer and the leader of the WoodChopper's Association improviser's orchestra.

Dave has been lucky enough to have performed with such diverse artists as the Dinner is Ruined, the Nihilist Spasm Band, Jah Youssouf, Vieux Farka Toure and Mansa Sissoko of Mali, West Africa, mezzo soprano Jean Stillwell, Plunderphonics mastermind John Oswald, legendary drummer Neil Peart of Rush, the Sun Ra Arkestra, the Woodshed Orchestra, the Rheostatics, Jean Derome, Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip, trumpeter Lina Allemano, Rich Underhill of the Shuffle Demons, Tannis Slimmon, the Shrine of Impossible Love, Joe Lapinski, Runcible Spoon, Madagascar Slim, Sook-Yin Lee, Jo Ann Hetu, Rock Plaza Central, Wayne Omaha, Trish O'Callaghan, Michael Johnston, the Williams, Mihirangi, Eliza Gilkyson, Carolyn Mark, GUH, Lewis Melville, Andrew Downing, Les Blancs Brilliants, dancers Andrea Nann, Rex Harrington, Yvonne Ng, Kate Alton, Shannon Cooney, and Susie Burpee, poets Paul Dutton of the CCMC and Jim Carroll author of the “Basketball Diaries”, created soundtrack work for Nick Deponcier, Audrey Huntley, co-created soundtrack music with the Rheostatics for Martin Scorsese “Naked in New York” and Richard J. Lewis “Whale Music”, worked with theatre artists Tina Rasmussen, Jane Wells, Suitcase in Point of St. Catherines Ontario, Theatre Junction of Calgary Alberta, One Yellow Rabbit Theatre Company of Calgary Alberta, Installation Artists Sherri Hay, Fastwurms, Walter Willems, Mike Murphy and many others.

Dave has studied with master drum teacher Jim Blackley of Barrie, Canada, Bata music master Gilberto Morales Chiong of Matanzas Cuba, British guitarist and composer Fred Frith, and saxophonist David Mott of Toronto, Canada.

Dave is the author of “A Month of Sundays” poetry collection and the music instructional text “How to Conduct…Yourself! Conducting Cues For Instant Musical Composition”.

Dave has produced/ co-produced recordings by the the Williams, Joe Lapinski, Michael Johnston, the Inbreds, By Divine Right and the WoodChoppers Association. He has mastered audio works by the Rheostatics, Han Bennink, Sam Larkin, Dave Reed and Zunior.com amongst others.

Mr. Clark teaches music at his studio in Toronto, Canada as well as leading his Improviser's Woodshed music workshops at public, secondary and post-secondary schools, as well as at music festivals, in art galleries, for theatre companies and for various bands.


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