Tuesday, February 12, 2008


This week's featured guest: SAT. FEB. 16TH - MAX CANN

The Anchorage, 186 Ricardo St. Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON 905-468-2141

Every Saturday night 9:30 pm - no cover

Max Cann: An English singer-songwriter on his first Canadian tour. It won't be his last.

You start performing when you're 16. You form a folk band with your brothers. Then you front rock bands. Play bass and guitar. Feel the energy of Celtic music and riff off that, too. Add blues. Go off to Germany with your brothers and entertain the burghers in small towns. Come home, write more songs. You play weddings, parties, anything. Big bands, duos, solo. Perform regularly on Glastonbury's acoustic stage. Work, work, work - sometimes as much as five or six nights a week.

In short, you sing for your supper. And you get pretty damn good at it. That's Max Cann's story, in a nutshell. Now the man, who has a reputation as one of the finest singer-songwriters in the south-west of England, is on his first Canadian tour.

He'll be performing in Ontario and Quebec from January 18 to February 24.

‘A "closet Canadian" makes his first visit to Canada.’

What Max Cann's story doesn't tell is what he learned along the way. About making music based on 35 years of rich experience. About entertaining, and about writing songs that resonate with listeners. As a solo artist, Max Cann still draws on his former sibling band's extensive repertoire of original folk-rock tunes, from topical songs to hilarious novelty tunes.

Oh, and there are always a few pertinent covers thrown in - for fun, and to help make a set's point. (Covers? Think Neil Young, Lightfoot, The Band, and even Joni Mitchell - this man's a closet Canadian, and he's never been to this country before).

There's humour in Max Cann's live presentations, as well as thoughtfulness and sentiment (not much sentimentality, though). Most of all, there's variety - and Cann is proof that if you're still doing music after 35 years, you're pretty damned good at it.

For more info, please contact:

Blues Doctor J. Hill


More musical improv coming up @ The Anchorage, NOTL

The Niagara Rhythm Section (Goldberger, Grisbrook, Norris, MacKay & Nelson) with special guests:

Feb 23 - Maria Aurigema

Mar 1 - Gayle Ackroyd & Ed Kopala

Mar 8 - Lance Anderson

Mar 15 - Mark Rutherford

Mar 22 - Mark Lalama
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Mar 29 - Larry Kurtz

April 12 - Martin Alex Aucoin & Paul Martin

April 19 - Danny Marks

April 26 - Chuck Jackson

May 10 - Whiskey Jack

May 25 - Bruce Longman

May 31 - Neil Chapman

OUR NEW CD - Live at the Anchorage 1.0

Our CD's are available at several locations on-line. You can either buy the hard copy (which is what old-timers like me do) or download certain songs or the entire album.

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