Date: Saturday 08 September 2018
Time: 8:00 pm
Saturday September 8th, 2018, at 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30)
Suggested donation (100% goes directly to the artists): $20-$25 per person
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It’s hard to believe it’s already July!!! Where is the summer going? We are spending as much time as we can outside (when it’s not deadly hot) and seeing a few festivals. One thing is for sure, when September rolls around, there will be no reason to mourn the end of summer. That is because for our third concert of 2018, we are bringing you two artists we have admired for a very long time, Corin Raymond from Hamilton and David Ross Macdonald all the way from Australia!
We have had the privilege of knowing (first as fans, now as friends, but let’s be honest, we’re still fans!) both of these fantastic artists for more than 10 years. Mike even wrote an article about Corin for his photography website (check it out here), and one of his favourite music pictures is of David waiting to take the stage at a music conference…actually another favourite of his is a photo of Corin making it rain Canadian Tire money!
We know without a doubt that this pair will move and entertain you!!
Long story short, you’re in for a treat.
Toronto songwriter Corin Raymond is a troubadour whose robust veracity appeals to older folks and children alike. Raymond’s songs are covered by Dustin Bentall, The Good Lovelies, The Strumbellas, The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, and a far flung community of roots musicians and enthusiasts. Raymond’s latest JUNO nominated album, Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams (released March 3rd, 2016) is “a hypnotic, literate collection of dark tall tales…. Romantic, immediate, and narcotic.” (Acoustic Guitar). Aside from the hilarious triumph of funding his previous project, double-album Paper Nickels, with Canadian Tire money, Raymond enjoys a second career performing his non-musical, one-man shows Bookworm (2011) and The Great Canadian Tire Money Caper (2014), which he has toured extensively to over a dozen Fringe and literary festivals, and to theatres in three countries. “Raymond has impeccable timing, and his performance is at once intimate, openhearted, and evangelical.” (The Georgia Straight on Bookworm) “Corin Raymond is a storyteller who by the end of the night you’ll have known your whole life.” (The Globe and Mail).
David Ross Macdonald
Acoustic Guitar Magazine likened MacDonald’s vocals, lyrics, and intricate fingerstyle guitar style to “a collaboration between Nick Drake and a mid-1970s Bruce Cockburn”. Ross deals in subtlety, intimacy and nuance with a tunesmiths hand that coins songs and music with a haunting and poignant quality. Born of a jazz musician father he returned to his musical roots after some years underground as a geologist and now plies his trade not only as an internationally touring songwriter but also as a jazz turned folk-roots drummer for the acclaimed Australian group The Waifs. Having played with and opened for such luminaries including John Renbourn, Tony McMannus, Kelly Joe Phelps and Chris Smither, Macdonald constantly tours internationally armed with his 1935 Gibson guitar and a carpet bag of songs that he illuminates in his own inimitably reserved yet intense and at times humorous, poetic style.