Wednesday, June 25, 2008

BLUES ORBITERS @ BLARNEY STONE PUB (SEATTLE) - JUNE 28


Blues Orbiters @ Blarney Stone Pub
Saturday, June 28 - 9:00 PM
1909 Third Ave, Seattle, WA

Come on downtown to the Blarney Stone Pub this Saturday night for stratospheric Blues Orbiters blues! This is a cool room, with great atmosphere and a variety of fine brews.

See you there!


Best wishes,


Blues Orbiters

www.bluesorbiters.com


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DAVE RAVE (W/MARK McCARRON) - IN THE BLUE OF MY DREAMS

Hey, everybody.

My new disc with Mark McCarron, In The Blue Of My Dreams (Bongo Beat), has just been released in Europe. The CD is on sale now, and the best deals in the UK are at:

hmv.co.uk
tesco.com
play.com
http://www.play.com/Music/CD/4-/5307800/In-The-Blue-Of-My-Dreams/Product.html

You can also download tracks on iTunes UK

Now also available in Germany,

Check out this link, which shows all of the German shops carrying In The Blue Of My Dreams:

http://www.musicline.de/de/product/767000199027///1035346

See you on tour this summer.

Raver

www.dave-rave.com


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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

MARIE-JOSEE HOULE & MEREDITH GRANT @ RASPUTIN'S - JULY 4


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Marie-Josée Houle and Meredith Grant play Rasputin's Folk Café on Fri., July 4

Some would argue that the accordion is the most grating instrument in the world. Marie-Josée Houle wouldn't argue with that, and it's her main instrument. When she released her solo debut, Our Lady of Broken Souls, in March of 2007, however, Earshot gave her credit, along with other fine Canadian accordion acts Geoff Berner and Wendy McNeill, for making the
squeeze-box cool again...

Marie-Josée met another lovely accordion lass, Meredith Grant, from Guelph, Ontario, when they were both approached by short film director Nathan Anderson, who wanted to use their music for his film, "My Lucy Charm".

On Friday, July 4, 2008 - on the eve of leaving for another cross-Canada tour - Ottawa's Marie-Josée Houle will play hostess to Meredith Grant, as both ladies will present their own flavour of accordion music at Rasputin's Folk Café (Bronson Avenue, near Carling).

Meredith writes moody instrumental music. She will be accompanied by Louisa Kratka on violin.

Audiences can expect more bilingual French Café and Gypsy Jazz, as Marie-Josée will be backed by Nathanael Larochette on semi-acoustic and Arthur Holoien on double bass. She will also be presenting some of her newer material, which will be released on her upcoming album, Monsters (October 1, 2008).

Marie-Josée Houle & Meredith Grant
Friday, July 4
8:30pm
Rasputin's Folk Café
696 Bronson
$10

Tables can be reserved in advance by contacting Dean Verger at (613) 230-5102 or emailing dean.verger@rasputins.ca.


For more information on Marie-Josée Houle, visit:

http://www.myspace.com/mariejoseehoule
http://www.uglysocks.com

Email: marie-josee@uglysocks.com


For more information on Meredith Grant, visit:

http://www.myspace.com/theaccordionchick

Email: theaccordionchick@gmail.com


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Monday, June 23, 2008

TROVADORAS DE MEXICO (AWARDS CEREMONY)



Ladies pictured in front are Gabriela Vargas-Cetina and Rosy Gonzalez.
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GUY DEL VILLANO'S SUNDAY BLUES MATINEE @ THE ROYAL OAK - OTTAWA




(From left: Lee Atkinson, Peter Feldman, James Wright, Guy Del Villano)



Cellphone photo taken by Mike Routliffe - 22/06/08


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Sunday, June 22, 2008

FESTIVAL BY THE MARSH (JAZZ, BLUES, WORLD MUSIC) - JULY 5-27/08


The festival is spotlighting four musical acts throughout its annual celebration in what is being called the Marsh Jazz/Blues/World Music Fest '08, the fourth such annual event in Sackville, New Brunswick.

Kick-starting the festival this year will be Black Umfolosi 5, a well-known a cappella dance group from Zimbabwe. The performance, July 8th, at 7 p.m., at the Brunton Auditorium in the Marjorie Young Bell Music Conservatory on the Mount Allison University campus, is to be followed by regional celebrity David Miles at Cranewood mansion across the street at 9 p.m.

On July 11th, 9 p.m., Sackville is treated to the sound of Chicago soul. Presented by the Tantramarsh Blues Society (TBS), the great hard-soul legend Syl Johnson and his 7-piece band will perform at George’s Roadhouse.

Ending the festival with a bang will be the Donato-Nasturica-Gearey Trio, also at George’s Roadhouse, on July 16th at 9 p.m. Each member of the band has an impressive résumé of talent and experience. In brief, Michel Donato, on bass, has played with jazz greats like Zoot Sims, Art Farmer and Gerry Mulligan, and has toured with the Oscar Peterson Trio.

Tickets to all events, except for the free concert by David Miles, are $15, but a music festival pass can be purchased for all three events for $39. For further information, please contact the festival office at 364-2179, email festival@mta.ca, or visit the festival’s website, www.festivalbythemarsh.ca. We hope to see you at the performances!


Tantramarsh Blues Society
Email: tbs@mta.ca


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Friday, June 20, 2008

SUE JOHNSON & CHRISTIAN PATTERSON (OF CLEAR) - UPCOMING GIGS





UPCOMING GIGS


JUNE 21 - BAY STREET BISTRO (ALBERT & BAY) - OTTAWA, ON


JULY 31 - ELMDALE HOUSE - OTTAWA, ON



www.myspace.com/myclear

www.clearmusic.ca




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URIAH HEEP (E-HEEP NEWS - JUNE 17/08)


Upcoming Uriah Heep live dates!

21 June - Open Air, Reutter, Austria
27 June - TT Assen, Assen, Holland
28 June - Patronaat, Haarlem, Holland
18 July - Bikefestival, Sumiswald, Switzerland
20 July - Clam Castle, Klam, Austria
25 July - Rock of Ages festival (headliner), Rottenburg-Seebron, Germany
26 July - Zwarte Cross Festival, Lichtenvoorde, Holland
06 August - Heitere Magic Night of Rock, Zofingen, Switzerland
08 August - Picture On Festival, Bildein, Austria
22 August - Rock To The River Festival, Imatra, Finland
23 August - Jazz Market, Lahti, Finland
30 August - Festival, Kaliningrad, Russia
06 September - Open Air, Koprivnica, Croatia
10 October - H20, Stuttgart, Germany
11 October - Badener Halle, Rastatt, Germany
12 October - Circus Krone, Munich, Germany
14 October - Garage, Saarbrucken, Germany
15 October - Löwensaal, Nuremberg, Germany
17 October - Hessenhalle, Giessen, Germany
18 October - Karl Rau Halle, Heidenheim, Germany
20 October - Schlachthof, Dresden, Germany
21 October - Postbahnhof, Berlin, Germany
22 October - Jolly Joker, Braunschweig, Germany
24 October - Halle Gartlage, Osnabruck, Germany
25 October - E-Werk, Cologne, Germany
01 November - Messukeskus (Fair Centre), Helsinki, Finland
23 November - Astoria, London, England

All details, tickets info, phone numbers: http://www.uriah- heep.com/ newa/livedates. php

Breaking News:

Uriah Heep and Dangerous Age Graphics release rare art collectible!!!

To commemorate the release of the new Uriah Heep album, Wake The Sleeper, Ioannis, the cover artist has created and issued two hundred and twenty five (225) prints measuring 20" X 24" unframed. This is the approximate size of the original painting. Each of the prints is printed with a seven archival ink process on pearl paper. Ioannis supervised the printing of each piece individually assuring the closest reproduction to the actual artwork. Each limited edition print is approved and individually hand signed and numbered by Ioannis and the members of Uriah Heep: Mick Box, Trevor Bolder, Bernie Shaw, Phil Lanzon, and Russell Gilbrook.

Greek born artist Ioannis has created record cover artwork (over 170 albums) since 1983 for some of the most legendary bands in the music industry. His clients include Deep Purple, Allman Brothers, King Crimson, Blue Oyster Cult , Styx, Lynyrd Skynyrd, UFO, Dream Theater, Yngwie Malmsteen, Sepultura, Biohazard, The Tubes and many more. He was one of the artists selected for Woodstock 1994, has been interviewed by magazines and websites internationally. His original paintings and limited edition prints are selling in the thousands of dollars. Ioannis is currently setting up a series of international exhibitions and a merchandising line of his work. This special edition will be limited to these two hundred and twenty five prints only and will never be reproduced again. Please note this is for a limited time only at this price; as the prints run out, the cost will rise. This is a chance to own original Uriah Heep Art with the official signatures from Ioannis and the band. And to Uriah Heep fans only as part of this newsletter, you can e-mail if you want to set up monthly payment terms also. To order this rare collectible and for further information, please click this link: http://www.dangerousage.com/uriahheep.

Wake The Sleeper - USA release announced for August 26th! Read the press release here: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/wtsusarelease.php.


MORE HEEP... AND RELATED!

Reports and photos from the Hensley/Lawton & Live Fire gig at the Sweden Rock Festival 2008 can be found on the Live Reports page of http://www.ken- hensley.com. Included is Ken Hensley's own report about the event, at which a brand new song was debuted, "Fill Your Head (With Rock)".

Anyone making plans for Heepvention 2008, please get in touch with the organisers and/or order your tickets ASAP. It is very important for them to have a good idea of the number of attendees. The German and Dutch fans, who usually fill the 'Vention halls, are being missed this time... Quite a good number of Finns will be showing up, though! All details at http://www.heepvent ion2008.com/ .

MSG (Michael Schenker Group) now includes drummer Chris Slade (ex-Uriah Heep, AC/DC, The Firm, Manfred Mann's Earth Band) on their touring lineup. The rest of the group consists of Michael Schenker on guitar, Gary Barden on vocals, Chris Glen on bass and Wayne Findlay on guitar/keyboards. More details here: http://www.roadrunn errecords. com/blabbermouth .net/news. aspx?mode= Article&newsitem ID=98741 (thanks to Taasan for the info).


www.uriah-heep.com


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GEORGE OLLIVER @ FUNDRAISER FOR "HOMEGROWN HOMES" - JUNE 22


On Sunday, June 22, George Olliver returns as a guest to Dobro - 287/289 George St. N. (between Charlotte & King Streets), (705) 775 9645 - www.dobrorestaurantandbar.com.

This is a fundraiser for "Homegrown Homes". Tickets are $10. Show starts at 4 p.m.

Featured performers besides George will include Donnie Walsh ("Mr. Downchild"), Sab, Howard Ross, Brock Stonefish, J.T. Fisher & Co., Kevin Carley Band, plus many more. Tickets are available at the bar and are going fast. Brought to you in part by Molson's.

George is feeling good these days........he has just received a call from THE MAJA AWARDS (#1 black gospel awards show in Canada), and his single, "He Saved Me", off his new CD, Look Up, is being considered for Song of the Year.

See you this Sunday at Dobro.

Bless,



Hunter-Hughes Prods.,
Whitby, On

www.GeorgeOlliver.com


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TORONTO'S LUKE MULHOLLAND PRESS RELEASE


Luke Mulholland brought his inimitable rock style to the Viper Room last Saturday, June 14, at 9.30PM - and performed material from his new release, Further.

Los Angeles - June 9, 2008

Following a successful Midwest tour, Luke Mulholland returned to the famous Sunset Strip and the Viper Room last Saturday, June 14, with music from his new release, Further. Further's 11 tracks combine rock, pop and blues originals with classic covers, showcasing a dynamic range capable of anything from anthems to love ballads. The guitar prodigy wrote and recorded his first album, Road Home, at the tender age of 14. Now, three albums later, the guitarist brings his newest soulful melodies to the public with Further.

Now 19, Luke, a student of the Berklee School of Music in Boston, has already opened for Bon Jovi and Jeff Healey. Last year Luke delivered a 2-hour set at the Outdoor Burlington Rib Festival before an enthusiastic crowd of 10,000 people. He has also served as opening act for several classic rock icons. Clearly, the future is brimming with potential for this up-and-coming blues-rocker.

Upcoming Gigs

Saturday, June 21, 2008
Wave Gathering Festival
Ashbury Park, New Jersey

Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Hard Rock Cafe
Boston, MA
Free Show 21 +

Thursday, June 26, 2008
Foxwoods
Mantuck, CT
Free Show 21 +

Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Smith's Olde Bar
Atlanta, Georgia
$5 General Admission 21 +

Thursday, July 3, 2008
Smith's Olde Bar
Atlanta, Georgia

$15 General Admission (Supporting Kevyn Kinney of Driving N Crying) 21 +

Saturday, July 5, 2008
Muddy River Smokehouse
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$5, Doors: 8 pm 21 +

Saturday, July 12, 2008
Northstar Bar
Philadelphia, PA
$12 adv / $14 door 21+

Sunday, July 13, 2008
The Chance Theatre
Poughkeepsie, NY
$12 adv / $14 door All Ages

Monday, July 14, 2008
The Annex
New York, New York
$8 GA 18 +

Saturday, July 17, 2008
Martyr's
Chicago, IL
$8 General Admission 21+ Doors 6 p.m.

Saturday, July 19, 2008
The Acoustic Cafe
Rockaway, New Jersey
$10 General Admission
All Ages Doors 6 p.m.


www.myspace.com/lukemulhollandmusic
www.lukemulholland.com


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NIAGARA RHYTHM SECTION "MUSICAL IMPROV" SERIES - JUNE 21


What: Niagara Rhythm Section, featuring some really great guests you've probably never heard of...

This week: SAT., JUNE 21 - ROB QUAIL

Where: The Anchorage, 186 Ricardo St., Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL), ON, 905-468-2141

When: every Saturday night - 9:45ish - no cover

Hey there,

If you couldn't make it down last Sat., here are a couple video clips:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=53QXzpGoJzQhttp://youtube.com/watch?v=lwnG5zv2Ijs

Rob Quail (guitar, vocals) is a 25-year veteran of the Toronto club scene. In bands and as a solo act, his gritty vocals and energized guitar playing have been heard in most major blues and rock venues in and around Toronto and throughout Southern Ontario. Rob cut his teeth as a performer in a series of bands with Jeff Healey. Jeff and Rob played together regularly over the years, as guests or subs in each other's bands, and in the music press Jeff frequently credited Rob as one of his two major guitar influences (the other being local guitar-slinger Tony Springer).

Rob’s other past credits include as sideman in Steven C and the Red Rockets, King Elvis, Kim Doolittle and the Doctors, and as frontman for The Chairs, Clarksdale, and Groovemonger. Rob has also lent his distinctive style to a variety of recording projects, including those of St Louis-based fusion-jazz master Scott Jones, Louisiana-roots singer/songwriter Doc Wilson, and the Denver-based instrumental-rock Brett Funk Project.

Check out Rob and Jeff Healey together in this clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnpCXhGA8hc


Other dates coming up:

June 27 - Steve Goldberger & friends @ Peace in the Park, Simcoe Park, NOTL

Aug 3 - NRS @ Canal Days, Pt. Colborne

Sept 6 - NRS @ Southside Shuffle, Pt. Credit

...and more musical improv coming up @ The Anchorage, NOTL

The Niagara Rhythm Section with special guests:

June 28 - Al Lerman & Ed Kopala
http://www.fathead.biz

July 5th - Tim Hicks & Ed Kopala
http://www.timhicksmusic.com

July 12 - Blair Packham
http://blairpackham.com/

July 19th - Steve Strongman
http://www.stevestrongman.com

July 26th - Fringe Locals Reunion with special guest Eric Mahar
http://www.stevegoldberger.com/fringelocals.html

Aug 2nd - Maria Aurigema & Steve Grisbrook ("Beauty & the Beast")http://www.mariaaurigema.com

Aug 9th - Martin Alex Aucoin & Paul Martin
http://web7.ehost-services.com/LDDOnline1/maa/index.htm

Aug 16th - Espanola Slim & Steve Grisbrook

Aug 23rd - Bruce Longman

Aug 30th - Johnny Max & Steve Grisbrook
http://www.johnnymaxband.com/

Sept 13th - Lance Anderson on the B3 & Steve Grisbrook
http://www.makeitrealrecords.com/Pages/Footwork2.html

Sept 20th - Gayle Ackroyd & Ed Kopala
http://www.gayleackroyd.com/


For more information on the Niagara Rhythm Section, visit:
www.stevegoldberger.com


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DAVID BREWER - 60TH BIRTHDAY PARTY/BLUES BASH - JULY 11


"Brewer's 60th Birthday Party"

Friday, July 11 @ Salmon Bay Eagles in "Old Ballard", WA

8 p.m. 'til whenever - Blues, Booze, free Ribs.

New solo CD release

"Let's party - I never thought I'd even make it to 60!!!"

and oblige...


Brewer


David Brewer


www.davidbrewerblues.com

www.myspace.com/davidbrewerblues


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TANTRAMARSH BLUES SOCIETY (THE OTHER TBS...) PRESENTS:


Dear Friends,

We have a wonderful summer and fall lineup for you:

On Friday, July 11, we have Chicago hard soul legend Syl Johnson and his 7-piece band playing George's Roadhouse (Sackville, NB) at 9 PM. Syl doesn't perform very much anymore (we know because we have tried to get him to come for many years now)...this is a rare opportunity to catch some authentic Chicago-style soul blues by way of Memphis (Syl recorded many great hits on Hi Records in Memphis, still Al Green's musical home, including 'Take me to the River" and "Is it because I'm Black?').

Syl plays for us on Friday and then headlines the Halifax Jazz Festival on Saturday, July 12. More details to follow.

On Saturday, September 20, we have Maritime favourite Matt Anderson and his band in the Fall Fair Tent on Bridge Street. New Brunswick's Matt Andersen has an enigmatic personality coupled with a larger than life showmanship that has been earning him a fervent and steadfast audience wherever he graces the stage. Matt's sprawling Blues, Roots and Rock Music hybrid with his sorrowing and soulful voice has sparked a phenomenal buzz on the east coast, as has the grassroots word of mouth from his followers, a.k.a. ‘Matt-Heads!’ For more on Matt, please see http://www.stubbyfingers.ca/.

On Saturday, October 18, we have several exceptional possibilities that we are in the process of narrowing down…please stay tuned…and mark the date!

On Friday, November 14, we have the Guy Davis Trio. Guy has always been a TBS favourite, with numerous memorable returns to the Roadhouse. But this time he comes back with a twist...and that twist is a band that is going to allow him to play music from his CD that he has never been able to play as a solo artist. So don't miss this rare opportunity to catch Guy doing everything that he has done so well in the past for us...and more! For more on Guy, please see http://www.guydavis.com/.

We also have a fine winter schedule that is shaping up already, and will share those details with you as soon as we can. Thanks for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you at the shows.

Regards,


The TBS Team
Email address: tbs@mta.ca


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RITA CHIARELLI - NEWS/CONCERT UPDATES


well, everyone...summer festival season has started...and a busy one it's going to be....i'll be flying out to B.C. three times in the next month and half....doing workshops..playing with big bands and little ones too...!it's an exciting summer...in between all the music...i am going to try camping for a week.....yes, camping....for the very first time in my life...!..i'll let you know how it goes...but then in september i am in my toronto home soooo...i have booked a toronto date..HUGH'S ROOM sept. 20...make reservations early...it's always a good one... our UPTOWN GOES DOWNTOWN cd..."our" means the Thunder Bay Symphony and i...is getting great reviews....here are a few.....thanks for listening folks...rita


Symphony Review - Steven Baric - Chronicle Journal

“Accompanied by the TBSO and her own combo, blues diva Rita Chiarelli tore the house down with stormy renditions of her original material. Aside from the obvious fact that she’s a fantastic singer, her songs are actually quite brilliant and original, and as an entertainer she’s hard to beat. For those who missed it, even though the material will be available on CD it’s the concert you really missed.”

Performance Review - Ken Wright

“Rossini and Mendelssohn at a blues gig? Give me a break you say! Give us more was, in fact, the overwhelming response from the thousand-strong audience of blues and symphony fans who rose in a standing ovation at the close of the concert featuring acclaimed blues diva Rita Chiarelli and the fabulous Thunder Bay Symphony.”

Rita Chiarelli with the Thunder Bay Symphony - Ottawa Citizen -
Patrick Langston

“Her big, expressive vocals are finely suited to the full sound that is an orchestra’s preserve, and this orchestra is adept enough to swing credibly on a jazz number one minute and tackle a country tune the next. Two live tracks find Chiarelli clearly inspired by the orchestra’s power and the crowd’s engagement. She is nothing short of brilliant on "I Can Change for You.”


www.ritachiarelli.com


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FIRESOUND @ MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY FUNDRAISER - JUNE 21
Good Day! Just a friendly reminder...Firesound is back!

Just in time to quench the summer heat. Join the all-firefighter band, Firesound, for a night of dancing and fun with their fiery brand of music.


Friday, June 20 - 8 p.m.

Hollywood on the Queensway (www.hollywoodonthequeensway.com)

$5 cover

All the proceeds go to Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

To date, Firesound has raised over $20,000 for MD Canada with live shows and the sale of the Burning Love CD. You can buy it online at Firehall.com (http://firehallstore.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=41_7 (It makes a great gift!)

Please go to our website for everything Firesound - www.firesound.ca.

Don't get burned by any cheap imitations....Stay safe.

Your Firesound Team


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BLUES BASSIST CHARLENE GRANT - UPCOMING GIGS




This Saturday, June 21st, I'll be playing bass with Brian Butler Blues Band at The Blarney Stone, downtown Seattle. Brian's got what it takes - great vocals and a real feel for blues guitar. Check out Brian Butler Podcasts!
Charlene on bass in July...

Jul 4 Fri 1:30p
With Robbie Laws Bigger Blues Band. The big band with horns and B3! Robbie Laws

Jul 5 Sat 9:30p
Candlelight Cafe and Bar Portland, OR, Robbie Laws Band.
Jul 19 Sat 8:00p
Engels Pub, Edmonds, WA, Chris Stevens' Surf Monkeys
Jul 26 Sat 9:00p
Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle WA, Robbie Laws Bigger Blues Band. Always a good time at 99.

Jul 31 Thu 8:30p
Salmon Bay Eagles Club, Seattle, WA, Brian Butler Blues Band. Salmon Bay is the place to be for Thursday night Blues!

[Check out Charlene's solo debut CD at www.charlenegrant.com.]
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MARTY MURRAY - UPCOMING & REGULAR GIGS (JUNE/JULY)


Marty Murray (opening for David Usher)




Just to let you all know, I will be playing tonight (Friday, June 20) at the Irish Harp in Niagara-on-the-Lake [ON] from 9 'til 11. I will be there next week also, on the 27th, at the same time.
In Niagara Falls, on Saturday nights, I am playing at Coco's Patio at the Holiday Inn By The Falls, across from the Fallsview Casino, starting at 7 pm, and Sunday evenings, I'm at the Maid of the Mist Marketplace from 4:30 pm until about quarter to 10, right before the fireworks.

Cheers,
Marty
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"NUIT NOIR" - FUNDRAISER FOR HAMILTON INDIE FILM, "LUCKY 7"



Hey, folks - here is an invite to our July 5th fundraiser to raise funds for the independent film, "LUCKY 7" and local charity. 'hope you can make it out to help out the cause...promises to be a cool night!
Tickets will be available locally this week, and on-line at: www.lucky7movie.com
Thanks.

Stephen Hayes
Amarcord Productions
116 East Ave. S.
Hamilton, ON
L8N 2T7
905-525-4895(o)
416-912-0140(c)
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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

MARTY MURRAY @ CHRISTMAS IN JULY SUMMER B.B.Q./BENEFIT - JULY 25



Christmas in July Summer B.B.Q. to Benefit Community Care

(St. Catharines & Thorold, ON)

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Market Square, St. Catharines, ON

…starting at 5:00 pm

Admission: $10 Donation

Food Tickets & Cash Bar Available

Non-perishable food donations will be gratefully accepted!

ENTERTAINMENT

By SPIRIT OF SOUND DJ SERVICES and MUSICIAN MARTY MURRAY

(www.myspace.com/martymurraysingersongwriter)

AUCTION, RAFFLE & DOOR PRIZES

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR OR BY CALLING 905-685-1349.


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ROBERT PLANT AND ALISON KRAUSS CD GET 3 AMERICANA MUSIC AWARDS





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"ROCK N ROLL GIRL" KATRINA AND THE WAVES



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JOAN JETT - UPCOMING TOUR DATES (JUNE 2008)



UPCOMING DATES:

06/20/08 - Anderson, IN
06/21/08 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion - Houston, TX

06/22/08 - Superpages.com Center - Dallax, TX

06/23/08 - Oklahoma City, OK
06/26/08 - Dodge Center, Phoenix, AZ
06/28/08 - El Paso, TX
06/29/08 - Atlanta, GA
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THE NETHERLANDS' CASSIOPEIA SEEKING NEW BAND MEMBERS




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KATE BUSH - AERIAL (DOUBLE-DISK) & "GOLDEN COMPASS" SONG




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HIMIKO (A.K.A. MARIKO) RELEASES SELF-TITLED CD ON D-TRASH RECORDS




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SINÉAD O’CONNOR - SUMMER 2008 TOUR DATES




UPCOMING SUMMER TOUR DATES:
June 27 - Acoustic Stage - Glastonbury Festival, UK

July 3 - Opera House - Vienna, Austria

July 8 - Auditorium Il Parco della Musica - Rome, Italy

July 10 - Vikedal Roots Festival - Vikedal, Norway

July 12 - Colours Of Ostrava Festival - Ostrava, Czech Republic

July 20 - Beatlefest - Sorrento, Italy (to be confirmed)

July 22 - The Sage, Gateshead - Newcastle, UK

July 25 - No Borders Festival - Tarvisio, Italy

July 26 - Globaltica Festival - Gdynia, Poland

August 3 - Lokerse Feesten Festival - Lokerse, Belgium

August 16 - Rock Oz Arenes - Avenches, Switzerland

August 31 - Electric Picnic - Stradbally, Laois, Ireland
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INUVIK'S LEANNE GOOSE RELEASES ANYWHERE CD




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CHEZA - PHOTO FROM 2000 FESTIVAL OF FRIENDS (HAMILTON, ON)



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NEW PHOTOS OF IRENE'S STELLAR BLUES SHOWCASE BY BOB ACTON


Greetings, everyone.

Below is a link to photo galleries that I've taken at Mike and Corky's Blues Showcase at Irene's Pub, including the latest from June 12, 2008, featuring guest co-host Pat Johnson. It is recommended that the photos be viewed in SLIDESHOW mode so that they appear in full screen view. If you want, you can adjust the slide speed to be faster than the default speed. Click here to view photos:

http://bacton.smugmug.com/share/cFoCZfrollzaE


Comments and criticism are welcome. Please let me know if you have any difficulties viewing the photographs. Contact me if you know someone who would like to be added to this distribution list.

Enjoy.

Bob Acton
Pathwords Audio Publications

Check out the audio tours at:

www.Pathwords.com


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CECILIA OPENING FOR FIRE LIFE @ FREEWAY COFFEE HOUSE - JUNE 20


Cecilia & Firelife

Freeway Coffee House
333 King St. E. (@ Wellington St.)
Hamilton, ON
Friday, June 20 - 9 pm
cover: $5

I'll be opening for THE FIRE LIFE this Friday evening. More details are on the following links:

www.frwy.ca/coffeehouse
www.myspace.com/thefirelife

Hope all is well and I hope to see you out Friday night.

Cheers,
Cecilia

www.myspace.com/ctheartistplay


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Monday, June 16, 2008

STORMY WEATHER FRIENDS
(MUCH BETTER THAN FAIR-WEATHER FRIENDS)



Hanging out in front of Atomic Rooster
(From left: Vernon, Lee, and Scott)
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ROCKIN' LIKE A HURRICANE IN DOWNTOWN OTTAWA (CANADA)







Photos by D.M. Wells


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Sunday, June 15, 2008

GABRIELA VARGAS-CETINA RECEIVES A TROVADOR AWARD



Each year in Merida [Mexico], there are festivities to celebrate the "Day of the Trovador" (and now the "Month of the Trovador", as of 2005), since Yucatecan Trova is the local pride (it is the direct predecessor to the Latin American Bolero music). There are many events associated with this. The organizers give out presents to people who are considered an important part of the Trova scene. This usually takes place in a party only Trovadors attend. They also give out a medal to the older and most respected Trovadors, during a public ceremony at one of the main city theatres. They called me up in April to invite me to the party but I thought it was because a friend of mine was being given one of the small presents. I couldn't go because I was in Ithaca, NY, when that happened. I have been playing with a Trova choir since 2001, as part of my fieldwork for the book I am currently writing, so I have been to two of these parties already, as a friend of the organizers.
The other day I went to visit with one of the two organizers of the festivities, and she told me that she had a small present offered to me by the Committee of the festivities. This is the first time I am officially recognized by the Trovador community as one of their own! I don't think I'm the best Trova guitarist or singer, but obviously they seem to think I am good enough.
I am [first and foremost] an anthropologist. This is the second time in my life that the people among whom I work honour me by including me as part of their own in a public, recognizable way. This really means a lot to me.
Gabriela Vargas-Cetina
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ANN RABSON - UPCOMING DATES (U.S. & CANADA)




June 26 (w/Saffire) - www.uppityblueswomen.com
Jazz in June - June 26-28 (www.jazzinjune.org)
Norman, OK
July 13-18
Augusta Blues Week (www.augustaheritage.com)
Elkins, W. VA
August 7
Longwood Gardens (www.longwoodgardens.org)
Kennett Square, PA
August 14
Labatt Blues International Festival (www.bluesinternationalltd.com)
Edmonton, AB, Canada
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WITCHES IN BIKINIS - UPCOMING PERFORMANCES (JUNE/JULY 2008)



Sunday, June 22 - 6 p.m.
Fangoria Convention
Crown Plaza Hotel
Secausus, NJ
Tuesday, July 1 - 7:30 p.m.
Kenny's Castaways
Bleecker Street
New York, NY
Thursday, July 10 - 10:00 p.m.

Kenny's Castaways
Bleecker Street
New York, NY
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THE SUGAR DAMES - FREE SONG DOWNLOADS FROM UPCOMING EP



Christina Elen and Jenn Palmer (The Sugar Dames)
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CELLIST JAMI SIEBER - CANADIAN TOUR DATES (SEPT. 2008)



Jami Sieber

Kim Rosen



Friday, September 26, 2008


Victoria, BC

Jami Sieber and Kim Rosen in Concert


For more information, visit






Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 8 p.m.


100 Jackson Avenue

Salt Spring Island, BC


"The River Between" – Jami Sieber in Concert


Benefit for SOLID - Saltspring Organization for Life Improvement

and Development


For more information, visit www.solidsaltspring.com.




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Friday, June 13, 2008

TOM WILSON OPENING FOR JOHN HIATT


Hi! We just wanted to let you know that we've added more tour dates.

'Hope to see you at a show this summer!

NEXT SHOWS:

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Centennial Park - http://www.rideforsight.com/Ride For Sight
Trenton, ON

To benefit The Foundation Fighting Blindness. For more information please visit the Ride for Sight Website at http://www.rideforsight.com/

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Gage Park - http://www.itsyourfestival.ca/

It's Your Festival
Hamilton, ON

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Birchmere - http://birchmere.com

Opening for John Hiatt
Alexandria, VA, USA

Tickets available at Ticketmaster.

http://www.ticketmaster.com/search?keyword=John%20Hiatt%20&%20The%20Ageless%20Beauties

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Birchmere - http://birchmere.com

Opening for John Hiatt
Alexandria, VA, USA

Tickets available at Ticketmaster.

http://www.ticketmaster.com/search?keyword=John%20Hiatt%20&%20The%20Ageless%20Beauties

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Birchmere - http://birchmere.com

Opening for John Hiatt
Alexandria, VA, USA

Tickets available at Ticketmaster.

http://www.ticketmaster.com/search?keyword=John%20Hiatt%20&%20The%20Ageless%20Beauties

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Barney Danson Theatre
Ottawa BluesFEST
Ottawa, ON, Canada
613 247-1188

For tickets or more information please visit the Ottawa Bluesfestwebsite.

http://www.ottawabluesfest.ca/en/index.php?page=tickets

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Home County Folk Festival
London, ON, CANADA
519-432-4310

For more information please phone the Home County Folk Festival at519-432-4310.

Friday, August 15th, 2008 - JUNKHOUSE

Central Music Festival - http://www.centralmusicfest.com/
Red Deer, AB, CANADA

Tickets available at Valhalla Pure Outfitters
Phone Toll Free:1-866-477-GEAR (4327) or 403-343-3658, Black Knight Ticket Centre.

Thanks for reading!


www.tomwilson.net


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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

LORI YATES @ DAKOTA TAVERN (AS PART OF NXNE) - JUNE 14


Hey, there.

Yup, I'm playing this coming Saturday, June 14, as part of the North By Northeast (NXNE) Festival. If you can make it out, I'd love to see you!

The Dakota Tavern
249 Ossington Ave. @ Dundas
Toronto, ON

416-850-4579

Saturday, June 14 - 9 p.m.

Cost: not sure of the cover, due to it being NXNE, so I would call the club first.


xo

Lori

www.loriyates.com


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"TIED TO THE TRACKS" - ACOUSTIC AMERICANA MUSIC CALENDAR


The ACOUSTIC AMERICANA MUSIC CALENDAR & the separate and very updated NEWS FEATURES are now posted, and easy to access at www.myspace.com/laacoustic. (You don’t need to be a Myspace member to read, even to copy, the calendar & news.)

NEWS ALERT: We recommend you read the lead feature story in our June 7 News edition: Congress is nearing passage of a bill that will rob artists of our rights to out original material. Read the story there. There are links that will help you take action and let your representatives and senators know what you think..

CALENDAR NAVIGATION: The calendar has been EXTENSIVELY updated. There’s an enormous number of festivals on the weekend of June 14 & 15, and we’ve got ‘purt near all of em, with all the info you need to go or to stay home and listen to web simulcasts from some of ‘em. You can find the latest news and all the events and festivals this weekend very easily on our Myspace page.

But looking into the future, to find all the updates clear into 2009, you need to know how to go “back to the future.” It’s an aberration of Myspace that after you click “view all”, you’ll need to click “older” to see things that haven’t happened yet. Just click it and scroll down. If you don’t see far enough ahead (or far enough back, since the news archives are in there, too) then just click “older” again, as many times as you like. If you click it enough, we reckon you’ll get all the way back to when “acoustic music” was made by indigenous natives pounding with rocks on hollow logs (bring your loin cloth).

Wisecracks aside, please go read the lead news feature.

Send us your comments at tiedtothetracks@hotmail.com. (Please don’t send anything through Myspace email. We just can’t keep up with that.)

Best,


Larry Wines
Programmer-Producer-Host
"Tied to the Tracks"
Acoustic Americana radio & television

Syndicated from Los Angeles, with live in-studio performance-interviews, included in "The Best of L.A. 2006" radio lineup by Los Angeles Magazine

Editor
"Acoustic Americana Music Calendar & News" at www.myspace.com/laacoustic

Consultant to musicians, the music biz, festivals, artists

Feature writer for FolkWorks at www.folkworks.org

larrywines@hotmail.com

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BASSIST DANE KANE JOINS DOG LEG PREACHER






Dog Leg Preacher is proud to announce the signing of Dane Kane to take over the bass guitar responsibilities. Dan hails from Seattle, Washington. A seasoned pro, Dan has formerly worked with Triathlon, Thor, and Tumbling Dice. Now that Dan is holding down the bottom end, it leaves Captain Joe Kurke free to come out and front the band. This great move coupled with the recent addition of stellar guitarist Marcelo Portaro, has raised Dog Leg Preacher to an even higher level of excellence. Look for many great things to come from this group of players. You can check them out in person this Thursday, June 12, at JR Phinickeys (1352 State Street, Marysville, WA) or this Friday at the ABATE of Washington Spring Opener (6000 Division Street, Toppenish, WA). Thursday is free, Friday is $25.

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THEZine - LINKS TO E-FLYERS AND E-NEWSLETTER






The Acoustics in Concert - http://www.theacoustics.ca/

Music is Medicine - http://www.metiswomencanada.com/


Ride the United Way - http://www.ridetheunitedway.com/


Conrad Furey Gallery - http://www.conradfurey.com/


4 Love of Canines - http://www.4loveofcanines.com/


Aids Walk for a Cure - http://www.aidsnetwork.ca/


Youth Coaching Academy Event - www.magnificentcreations.com/orders


Internet TV Show - http://www.peopleinconnection.com/


Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble


GiselleAuditions for the Nutcracker - http://www.cbye.ca/


Company of Women - http://www.companyofwomen.ca/




To sign up for The Zine e-newsletter, visit www.thezine.ca or email thezine@cogeco.net.





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Sunday, June 08, 2008

PEOPLE IN PLANES @ NXNE - RIVOLI - JUNE 12


Hello, Folks.

Just a heads-up that People in Planes will be one of the main acts for the NXNE showcase, which is co-organized by NME magazine. It will be be at the Rivoli in Toronto on June 12th.

Attached is the press release and a schedule. If any of you are going to be around Toronto this week for the festival, consider checking them out.

Cheers!


Raad Seraj
Campus Representative
Wind-up Entertainment Canada Inc
3381 Steeles Avenue East
Main Floor, Suite 100
Toronto, ON M2H 3S7

Phone: 416-758-1156
Cell: 647-838-3746
raad@pavementcanada.com


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Friday, June 06, 2008

ROB TOGNONI - CD PURCHASING
Hi, All.
I hope life is treating you well!
I've had many emails in regards to buying my CDs online. Unfortunately my older CDs via the Provogue label in Holland are probably no longer available or at least difficult to obtain. I've seen some ridiculous prices of old CDs of mine asked for by some cyber stores. If you are interested in the older CDs (Stones & Colours, Headstrong, Live At The Twilight, Monkeygrinder), you are best contacting Provogue directly to see what they actually have. You can do so by email at: mail@mascotrecords.com.
In regards to the last 4 CDs I have recorded (Capital Wah, Ironyard, Shakin' The Devil's Hand, Retro Shakin'), they are now available for a short time directly from my site. The reason the time is aways "limited" is because I post them off myself and time can be my biggest enemy. I do most of the organising of the band personally, which can run me a bit ragged at times. Also, personal stocks of my CDs are in small numbers, so sometimes I simply run out of them.
Anyway, you can view them at: http://www.robtognoni.com/music.htm.
I return to Australia at the end of July to start recording my 9th CD in August. I haven't got a clue what it will be!!...as per normal with myself, I don't have any songs until I start to record them. Hopefully I will have it completed in time for next year's touring. In October this year, I will be back in Europe and elsewhere in the UK for approximately 3 weeks to play some more dates. They can be viewed at http://www.robtognoni.com/tour_08.htm.
Also in October, my new label, Music Avenue, will be releasing Ironyard worldwide. They will also be distributing it, as well as Capital Wah, in Australia via Planet/MGM, which is a very, very good distributor.
Ok, that's the heads-up for now, so take care...
Kind Regards.
Rob
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LITTLE MISS HIGGINS' JUNCTION CITY IN SING OUT! (SPRING 2008)


Little Miss Higgins: Junction City

Feature in Sing Out! The Folk Song Magazine, Spring, 2008, Reviewed by Mike Regenstreif


http://www.singout.org/
http://www.littlemisshiggins.com/


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TOO SLIM & TAILDRAGGERS ET AL. @ GUITAR SLINGERS BALL - JUNE 14






Too Slim and the Taildraggers



With Special Guests Henry Cooper - Rod Cook - Eric Daw and Andrew Cloutier



Saturday, June 14 - 7:30 p.m. - all ages - 10:00 p.m. - 21 years of age and over



The Triple Door

Seattle, WA



Buy Tickets Now



Live Streaming at SyncLive



http://www.thetripledoor.net/



http://www.tooslim.org/





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HIGHER OCTANE @ DICKEN'S (BURLINGTON, ON) - JUNE 7




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Thursday, June 05, 2008

THE NIGHT SHIFTERS & THE JUKES - UPCOMING GIGS (JUNE/08)



Summer time weather is here! The Night Shifters' next string of gigs are in early June...Hat Trick...hey, it's still hockey season.

Thanks for all the support...we really appreciate it!

The Nightshifters - Upcoming Gigs:

Thursday, June 5 - 8pm - 12am

The Lion of Stouffville
5917 Main Street
Stouffville, ON L4A 2Z9
Tel 905.642.1344


Fri., June 6 - 9:30pm - 1:30am

Harwood Blues - w/Special Guests from the band BOTTOM LINE
7 Harwood Avenue
Ajax, ON
(905) 427-2143


Sat., June 7 - 9:30pm - 1:30am
Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival
http://www.orangevillebluesandjazz.ca/

Greystones - Sat., June 7 - 9:30pm - 1:30pm
63 Broadway
Orangeville, ON
519-941-2235


Peter Charles Cohan
The Night Shifters

(also with The Jukes)

The Jukes - Upcoming Gigs:

June 14, 2008

Arbour Restaurant

13775 Hwy #27, R.R. #1

Schomberg, ON (905) 859-4445

Summertime Patio Series

Jun 27,2008

Axis Gallery & Grill

3048 Dundas Street West

Toronto, ON (416) 604-3333

Jun 28,2008

Applejack's Grillin & Chillin

2225 Erin Mills Parkway

Mississauga, ON 905-403-0700

http://www.thenightshifters.com/

http://www.thejukes.ca/


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MARK SEPIC LIVE ON CIUT 89.5 FM - THURS., JUNE 5

Hi, Folks.

Today I'll be Steve Fruitman's guest on "Sugarcamp Radio" from 6-7 p.m. on CIUT 89.5 FM.

Cheers!
Mark
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HOBBYHORSE CAFE NEWS - JUNE 1/08


New Guest Artist - DoAn

A few months ago, Hobbyhorse received an email from DoAn expressing interest in the Hobbyhorse Cafe website. When we visited DoAn's site we were impressed with the beauty of his artwork - some of it as simple as a single stroke of paint - other pieces abstract - some representational with an element of myth or fantasy. We learned that DoAn's own relationship to his artwork has deepened through years of Buddhist study and meditation. Be sure to read our mini-interview with DoAn, and to view the enlargements of his pieces, so that you can experience the detail in his work.

Click here to see for yourself.


Log Cabin House Concert

Hobbyhorse is excited to be playing a Log Cabin House Concert in Pioneer, CA, on June 21. Yes, it really is a cool log home in a rural community above Stockton and Sacramento with two friendly dogs, and kids are welcome. The host, Glen, says, "Our private concert parties are not a business. Just a way for us to enjoy great music and friends." The acoustics are great. Previous concerts have been very successful and fun.

Saturday, June 21
8:00 pm
Log Cabin House Concert
http://www.gabelfamily.com/concerts/index.html


More Shows in June

Friday the 13th at Barefoot Coffee Roasters (in Santa Clara) with Ronnda Cadle. Ronnda is a great acoustic guitarist from Decatur, Georgia. Read more about her at http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0016c1zIJAbxT_mOGE-XZEmpg2PX7ZLCkZs_YMvh7NuPVf1Bj1KUPCVRyR3k_bduvHlLeAmwMvFp0yqiZPI7J_0HDXpRtiI40K-_3k5M-9We6lEXF9i06iVRd3jI3gtSw3yTz8KjsmET-GUOgJZtV20Mj9CaaP1Fd3eaP15gtx3PDk=

Friday, June 13 - 8:00 to 10:00

Barefoot Coffee Roasters
5237 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(Take the Lawrence Expressway/Stevens Creek exit from Highway 280)
Phone (408) 248-4500

http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0016c1zIJAbxT9ytz7Q3IpJkt9RRAIySlx9v1I0wsTKNEnDMCfncgOcYLVP3DkW8JF_T4h4GQFx9mcyK-H7XXRVcKjJGVZJeZTTeqAqljTd8DDqp5Q_BgLl1TA6P2kZ1S1fYkrZ7dHcrPzccJBEgknOjD-jWIR9gWAC


Wednesday, June 18, in the WomenRock series at Bazaar Cafe in SF

Wednesday, June 18 - 7:00pm
Bazaar Cafe
WomenRock Series
5927 California Street
(between 21st and 22nd Avenues)
San Francisco, CA 94121
415 831 5620

http://www.bazaarcafe.com/


Annie & Phil of HobbyhorseHobbyhorse Music, LLC

http://www.hobbyhorsecafe.com/


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CROSSROADS - UPCOMING GIGS (JUNE 6-8)


This is another busy weekend for The Crossroads Band. First up, Friday June 6, the band will rip it up at Gordon's On The Green, 13500 Interurban Ave. South, Tukwila, WA, 206-267-7427. This is a great spot for libations, food and music. Crossroads digs Gordon's. We always have a good time. The band plays 7 to 10 p.m. http://www.gordonsonthegreen.com/

Sunday, June 8, is a double-barrel day for Crossroads. First off we are competing in The South South Blues Association http://www.southsoundblues.com/ "Back to Beale Street" competition - a blues battle of the bands, if you will. Crossroads kicks off the 1st round action from 4-4:30pm at JazzBones, 2803 6th Ave., Tacoma, WA, 253-396-9169.

Then Crossroads plays one our favorite spots: The Spar, 2121 N. 30th St., Tacoma, WA, Ph: 253-627-8215. The Spar is a fun place to play music and a damn fine place to eat and drink. The band plays 7 to 10 p.m. We hope to see you sometime over the weekend. If not, wish us luck and have a good one. http://www.the-spar.com/


John Lee
Crossroads

http://www.crossroadsblues.net/


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LIAM TITCOMB JOINS DAVE RAVE GIG @ CADILLAC LOUNGE - JUNE 6



Hey, everybody.

We have a special addition to our show this Friday, June 6, at the Cadillac Lounge in Toronto
(http://www.cadillaclounge.com/. Liam Titcomb has joined the bill, which is sure to take the show over the top. Liam’s a great singer-songwriter, not to mention a great friend. Hope to see you there. Show starts at 10 p.m.



Raver

http://www.dave-rave.com/


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