Category Archive: Live Music

Apr 28 2012

Benefit Concert For Earthday Canada 2012

 

The Association of Artists for a Better World and The Delta Hotel have joined forces to help raise funds for Earth Day Canada.

Enjoy an evening of great music featuring Mose Scarlett, Wendell Ferguson, The Guitar Boys of Alderon (Brian Gladstone and Noah Zacharin with Tony Quarrington), Sue and Dwight, Sebastian Agnello, Andy Griffiths, HOTCHA!, and others.

Earth Day Director of Communications Keith Treffry, will drop in to say a few words.

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Feb 23 2012

Winterfolk X

 Winterfolk X is now Located at the Delta Chelsea Hotel

 All stages are  indoors, under one roof, featuring quiet listening rooms

Winterfolk is a Free Family Festival

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Jan 13 2012

Winterfolk X Fundraising Concert Returns to Stouffville Ontario

 

Stoufville strumming. The Chris Cuddy band will rock the second annual Winterfolk Jan. 21.

For years, he was the guy who rung up your libation purchases at Main Street’s LCBO.


But Jan. 21, Cris Cuddy will only be serving up his special brand of music as his band — the Cris Cuddy Acoustic Unit — takes part in the second annual Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 02 2011

WINTERFOLK X SNEAK PREVIEW DECEMBER 10, 2011

 

SHOWCASE @ THE MOONSHINE CAFÉ IN OAKVILLE

Toronto’s Winterfolk X Blues and Roots Festival – which runs from February 17 -19, 2012 – will  present a fun-packed night of music as a teaser towinterfolklogolores the upcoming free, all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof urb an festival.

The events will showcase some of the finest musicians performing at the festival this year, including HOTCHA! , Brian Gladstone, John Jackson, Richard Henderson, The Wanted, Bob Rider, and more.

WINTERFOLK X – SNEAK PREVIEW – FUNDRAISER @ THE MOONSHINE CAFÉ IN OAKVILLE, Dec 10, 2012

WHO: HOTCHA! , Brian Gladstone, John Jackson, Richard Henderson, The Wanted, Bob Rider, and more.

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Nov 02 2011

Benefit Concert to Save Glen Davis Ravine

The Association of Artists for A Better World and Friends of the Glen Davis Ravine Present A Benefit Concert

  

Conserving Toronto's Green – Save Glen Davis Ravine 

 

November 1, 2011 – Delta Chelsea Hotel

The Association of Artists for a Better World  and Friends of the Glen Davis Ravine have  joined forces to help raise funds to support the efforts to save Glen Davis Ravine.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 16 2011

Benefit Concert for African Drought Relief A Great Success

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Fighting Against Famine – A Benefit Concert for African Drought Relief

THE ASSOCIATION OF ARTISTS FOR A BETTER WORLD (AABW) and THE DELTA HOTEL joined forces to help raise funds for this urgent cause for African Drought Relief. The concert on Tuesday, August 16 included local artists who donated their time and talent in the hopes of bringing aid to the starving population in the drought-ravaged Horn of Africa.

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Concerned artists donated their time and talent to put on a stellar performance – especially those who waited several hours to play – Brent Titcombe, David Celia, Laura Fernandez, Tony Springer, John Jackson, Tony Quarrington, Sue and Dwight, Mr. Rick, Peter Wildman, Howard Gladstone, Shrimp Daddy, Brian Pickard, Bruse Palait, Brian Blain, Ginger St. James, Steve Raiken,Chris Bennett, Roger Zuraw, Glen Hornblast, Bela Ray,  Clayton Doley, Zuviri, Carlin Toif, Nick Scarf, Brian Gladstone, and more. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 24 2011

Folkies For Earthday

Presenting a very special night of music on April 24, 2010 at the Moonshine Cafe in Oakville, ten artists will take the stage and sing their tunes to raise funds in support our mother Earth. All proceeds generated will be donated to Earthday Canada.

Bob Snider's last performance before permanently relocating to the east coast.

Other performing artists include Marianne Girard, Jory Nash, Lynn Harrison, D’Arcy Wickham, Ewan Dobson, Choirgirlz, Max Woolaver, Brian Gladstone, and a surprise artists or two.

What: Folkies for Earthday
When: Saturday April 24, 2010, 8:30
Where: Moonshine Cafe, 137 Kerr St, Oakville
Seating: Reservations Suggested 905-844-2655
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Feb 21 2011

Winterfolk IX

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150 Artists on 7 Stages For 4 Days of Roots and Blues Music

Winterfolk is a Free Family Festival All Ages Are Welcomed

A Better World on Facebook and Twitter

Winterfolk Listing on Face Book. This is your invitation to join A Better World – share your comments,  post a picture. to your fan list. Follow Us on Twitter.

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Jan 16 2011

Toronto’s Winterfolk Preview Rocks Stouffville on Saturday Night

Winterfolk IX Preview

Artists who performed at the Winterfolk IX Stouffville Preview last month will be on stage on Sunday Feb 20th, 1-3 pm, at the Black Swan Tavern on the Danforth.

Here are videos of two performances from Ewan Dobson, an instrumental guitarist, and HOTCHA!, a hillbilly swing band. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 15 2011

Two Fundraiser Concerts in Oakville

FUNDRAISER @ THE MOONSHINE CAFÉ IN OAKVILLE, JAN 14 & 15, 2010

Toronto’s Winterfolk VIII festival – which runs from February 12 -15, 2010, will present two fun-packed nights of music as a teaser to the upcoming free, all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof urbwinterfolklogoloresan roots and blues festival.

The events will showcase some of the finest musicians performing at the festival this year, including veteran “wows a crowd” Danny Marks. He’s JAZZ.FM91's weekly Bluz.fm radio show host and has also played with just about every VIP in the blues business, such as, internationally known Juno award-winning Edward Bear early in his career, Rick James' band and as a session sideman for Ronnie Hawkins, Rita Coolidge, Bo Diddley, Stephen Stills and others. He was also the winner of the Toronto Blues Society's Blues With A Feeling Award for lifetime achievement in 2007. With two albums to date, True and Guitarchaeology, Marks is set to release a third album in the spring called Friend in the Blues, a personal take on blues music.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 12 2010

Winterfolk VIII

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I Support Roots Music In Toronto

Buttons are available for a voluntary donation at all Winterfolk Venues.

Join Winterfolk on Facebook

Winterfolk Listing on Face Book. This is your invitation to join Winterfolk Fans on Facebook – share your comments, post a picture. to your fan list. Winterfolk On Facebook has just been updated with this years information. Please help to get the word out. We would love to hear from you on both sites. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 12 2009

Winterfolk VII

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Feb 15 2008

Winterfolk VI

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February 12 – 15, 2008

 

Featuring over 100 artists in 7 Venues

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Jul 30 2007

Concert For Peace 6

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presents the 6th Annual Concert For Peace at Mel Lastman Square, on August 18. 2007, featuring ten dynamic and exciting blues, roots, and world bands, running continuously from 2:00 till 10:00 PM. The all-day concert relies upon the universal power and language of music to bring artists and members of our diverse community together to share a day of tranquility and good vibes in the square.

We can raise our combined voices to the world to encourage people to think, talk, and promote themes of peace; and create an environment of cultural acceptance and understanding for all people to live together in harmony. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 10 2007

Concert for Street Haven

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June 10, 2007Street Haven at the Crossroads' goal is to innovate and establish an integrated continuum of services which will improve the quality of life of women in need and bring creative solutions to their problems. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 14 2007

Winterfolk V

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Winterfolk V Times

  • Friday February 9 7:00 – 1:00
  • Saturday February 10 2:00 – 1:00
  • Sunday February 11 2:00 – 7:00

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Jul 30 2006

Annual Picnic For Peace

melcrowd18 PICNIC FOR PEACE: The Association of Artists for a Better World presents the 5th Annual Concert For Peace at Mel Lastman Square, on July 29, 2006, featuring 13 dynamic and exciting blues and roots artists running continuously from Noon till 10:00 PM.

The all-day concert relies upon the universal power and language of music to bring artists and members of our diverse community together to share a day of tranquility and good vibes in the square. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 29 2006

Concert For Peace

melcrowd18 PICNIC FOR PEACE: The Association of Artists for a Better World presents the 5th Annual Concert For Peace at Mel Lastman Square, on July 29, 2006, featuring 13 dynamic and exciting blues and roots artists running continuously from Noon till 10:00 PM. The all-day concert relies upon the universal power and language of music to bring artists and members of our diverse community together to share a day of tranquility and good vibes in the square. This event is part of a world wide series to raise our combined voices to the world to encourage people to think, talk, and promote themes of peace peace; Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 05 2006

Winterfolk IV

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February 3-4-5 2006

Artists :

Bebop Cowboys • Bob Bennett • Brian Gladstone • Brian MacMillan • Brock Zeman & Keith Glass • Cindy Church • Conrad Kipping & Tom Leighton • Chris McKhool • DALA • Dan McVeigh • David Celia • David Gillis • David Gunning • David Newland • DiggingRoots • Gordie Tentrees • Greg Hobbs • Greg Wyard • Gregg Lawless • Heather Dale • Ian North • Jason Fowler • Jenny Whiteley • Jory Nash • Julie Ann Bertram • Keith Thompson • Laura Fernendez • Layah Jane • Linda McLean • Linda Saslove • Lynn Harrison • Marigolds • MartyAllen • Matt Andersen • Michael Brennan • Mr. Rick & The Biscuits • Nancy Dutra • Russell deCarle • Russell Leon • Sarah Siddiqui • Sho, Mo & the Monkey Bunch • Sisters of Sheynville • Steve Payne • StoneFox • TrioBravo • Wendell Fergusson • Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 22 2005

Benefit Concert for The Green Party

Dec 22, 2005
 
Benefit Concert – Proceeds donated to the Green Party of Canada
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Jun 25 2005

Blues For Peace

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FREE ADMISSION! A DAY OF BLUES AND ROOTS

A FAMILY EVENT – MUSIC AND TRANQUILITY MEL LASTMAN SQUARE SATURDAY JUNE 25 – 2005 – 2:00 – 10:00 PM TORONTO, CANADA

BLUES FOR PEACE: The Association of Artists for  a Better World presents the 3rd Annual Concert For Peace at Mel Lastman Square, on June 25, 2005, featuring ten dynamic and exciting blues and roots bands, running continuously from 2:00 till 10:00 PM. The all-day concert relies upon the universal power and language of music to bring artists and members of our diverse community together to share a day of tranquility and good vibes in the square. This year we are networking with Blues for Peace to raise our combined voices to the world to encourage people to think, talk, and promote themes of peace peace; create an environment of cultural acceptance and understanding for all people to live together in harmony. The journey to peace starts inside.

PERFORMERS SCHEDULE:

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Feb 13 2005

Winterfolk III

 Programming Highlights The Guitars of Winterfolk – Six Strings at the Speed of Light – Top guitar players across North America meet to play, dazzle you, and then show you how they do it; in a six- sting weekend of performances, documentaries, demonstrations, blues jams, and more … Masters of the Acoustic Six String Terry Tufts Hosts with Mark Sepic David Gillis Vicki Genfan Noah Zacharin Roots of Acoustic Blues Guitar Michael Pickett Hosts songwriters tunes and talk about influences and styles of the great blues guitars masters with Josh White Jr. Mr. Rick Manitoba Hal Jack de Keyzer's Blues Guitar Jam Juno winning blues guitarist invites guests to improv with the band – always exciting host – Jack de Keyzer with Noah Zacharin Danny Marks Mr. Rick Tony Quarrington Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 06 2005

Benefit Concert for ASIA EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI RELIEF FUND

January 6, 2005

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ALL PROCEEDS DONATED TO THE 'ASIA EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI RELIEF FUND OF CANADIAN RED CROSS – www.redcross.ca Thanks to all the great musicians and dedicated fans who help to make this event a great success. All of the funds raised were donated to the Canadian Red Cross for The Asia Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.

WHAT: Benefit Concert WHERE: Renaissance Cafe, 1938 Danforth Ave, Toronto. Canada (416 ) 422-1441

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Feb 15 2004

Winterfolk II

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Artists –

Bill Garrett and Sue Lothrop, Bill Colgate, Bo Basiuk, Brian Blain, Brian Gladstone, Brian MacMillan, Brown Ale, Clear, Danny Marks, David Bradstreet, David Gillis, David Leask, David Newland, Greg Quill, Gregg Lawless, Honey Novick, Howard Gladstone, Ian North, Kevin Stock, Jack DeKeyzer, James Gordon, Jennifer Noxon, Jim Bizer, Joe Hall, Joel Fafard, Jory Nash, Josh White Jr., Kyle Lange, Likewater, Linda Saslove, Lisa Sandell, Lori Cullen, Lynn Harrison, Manitoba Hal, Marianne Girard, Michael Pickett, Michael Johnston, Michael Laderoute, Michael Troy, Mike Audet, Mo Kauffey, Mr. Rick & the Biscuits, Noah Zacharin, Nonie Crete, Norm Hacking, Norman Liota, Peter Katz, Peter Verity, Phil Ochs (Ballad of), Ray Materick, Rodney Brown, Roger Ellis, Ron Nigrini, Ryan Schneider, Sam Larkin, Shane Simpson, Shelley Jacobson, SisterLune, Slow Poke, Suzie Vinnick, Tannis Slimmon, Trevor Mills, Tony Turner, Voxology, Wendell Ferguson. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 08 2004

Summer in the Square

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Feb 05 2003

Winterfolk I – Where it all Started !

February 2 – 5, 2003

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Brian Gladstone, Ron Nigrini, Tom Rush and Ian Tamblyn kickoff the inaugral Winterfolk ! gladsone-nigrini-rush-tamblyn

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