Hello folks. Here is the news this week. In this edition:
- Voting in the Maple Blues Awards Ends December 13
- Fundraiser to Send Julian Fauth and Harrison Kennedy to the International Blues Challenge
- Julian Fauth’s Website Updated
- Benefit Show for the Daily Bread Food Bank
- New Year’s Eve Party with Downchild, Johnny Max and Harrison Kennedy
- Julian Fauth on the Radio
- Julian Fauth’s Gigs This Week
- How to Book Julian Fauth
JULIAN FAUTH – 2009 JUNO Award, 2006 JUNO Nomination, two time INDIE Nominee, multiple Maple Blues nominations. Website - www.julianfauth.com.
VOTING IN THE MAPLE BLUES AWARDS ENDS DECEMBER 13
This week is your last chance to vote in the Maple Blues Awards, folks. So if you have not already done so please go to www.mapleblues.ca before December 13. Voting is online and only takes a few minutes.
JULIAN FAUTH is nominated in two categories, Acoustic Act of the Year and Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year. As well, HARRISON KENNEDY has been nominated in four categories: Recording of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Acoustic Act of the Year.
FUNDRAISER TO SEND JULIAN FAUTH AND HARRISON KENNEDY TO THE INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE
On Saturday, January 9, we will be holding a fundraising party in Toronto to help send JULIAN FAUTH and HARRISON KENNEDY to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. The guys will be in Memphis from January 20 to 24. They will both be performing in the solo category, so talk about a tough choice! No kidding, they will blow the audiences and judges away in Memphis.
This is not a paying gig, though, and all artists are responsible for their own travel, hotel and meal costs. The Grand River Blues Society has pledged a generous grant to Julian and the Welland Canal Bank Blues Society has done likewise for Harrison. But the guys will need some extra funds to make it happen.
The Toronto fundraiser will be held at Axis Gallery and Grill, 3048 Dundas Street West in Toronto’s west end. Both JULIAN FAUTH and HARRISON KENNEDY will perform along with some special guests. The cover charge is $10 to see these outstanding musicians perform and to help defray their expenses.
A poster is attached to this email for those on the dedicated distribution list. Please circulate this poster to all your friends and encourage them to come out on January 9 to support Julian and Harrison.
Those people on the posts who want this poster, please contact me directly.
JULIAN FAUTH’S WEBSITE UPDATED
Have you been to www.julianfauth.com lately? MAKO FUNASAKA has recently updated the website. Check out the new photos on the home page and by clicking “Images” (really outstanding photography, Mako – thanks!). The latest CD reviews have also been added (click “Reviews”) and there are links to two videos, Julian’s “Human Love” and “Roll On In” (click “News”).
BENEFIT SHOW FOR THE DAILY BREAD FOOD BANK
A line up of excellent blues musicians will be playing at Hugh’s Room in Toronto’s west end on December 21 and 22 in support of the Daily Bread Food Bank. This is a great opportunity to support a very worthy charity and hear an unparalleled slate of blues artists, including, JULIAN FAUTH, DAVID ROTUNDO, SHAKURA S’AIDA, JEROME GODBOO, DAVE MURPHY, DAN NOORDERMEER and DONNA GRANTIS. To reserve dinner and show tickets call 416-531-6604, or go online at www.hughsroom.com.
NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY WITH DOWNCHILD, JOHNNY MAX AND HARRISON KENNEDY
Here is a rocking way to ring out the old and ring in the new, the 5th Annual Blues Years Eve at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 35 Front Street North in Port Credit. The show stars Canada’s premier blues band, DOWNCHILD, plus JUNO nominees JOHNNY MAX and HARRISON KENNEDY. Doors open at 8:00 and the show starts at 9:00. Light fare will be served. Tickets are $60. This event sells out every year, so book your tickets now by calling 416-902-9801.
JULIAN FAUTH ON THE RADIO
Thanks to CBC Radio for recent plays of JULIAN FAUTH’s music. Fresh Air, hosted by Mary Ito, played Julian’s soulful cover of Guitar Slim’s “Done Got Over That” on Saturday, and a couple of weeks ago Garvia Bailey, host of Big City Small World, played some of the Canada Live show recorded by the CBC at the Dakota Tavern last June. You can hear that show by clicking www.cbc.ca/radio2/cod/concerts/20090613fauth.
JULIAN FAUTH’S GIGS THIS WEEK (be sure, call in advance to confirm and reserve)
Tuesday, Dec. 8 – Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles, Toronto, 416-588-2930, 9:00 PM, with James Thomson on bass and Tim Hamel on trumpet
Thursday, Dec. 10 – Fifth Grill, 221 Richmond Street West, Toronto, 416-979-3005, 7:00 to 11:00 PM
Friday, Dec. 11 – Napoca Restaurant, 66 Lakeshore Road East, Port Credit, 905-271-2615, 8:30 PM, with Bob Vespaziani on drums
Saturday, Dec. 12 – Axis Gallery and Grill, 3048 Dundas Street West, Toronto, 416-604-3333, noon to 3:00 PM
and Grossman’s Tavern, 379 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, 416-977-7000, 10:00 PM, with Jay Danley on guitar, Sam Petite on bass and Bob Vespaziani on drums
Sunday, Dec. 13 – Axis Gallery and Grill, 3048 Dundas Street West, Toronto, 416-604-3333, noon to 3:00 PM
HOW TO BOOK JULIAN FAUTH
To book JULIAN FAUTH contact John Allen at 1-416-769-2272, email email@example.com, or respond to this newsletter with your inquiry. I will return your phone call or email promptly.
Bye for now,