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2014 Concert Schedule (so far...)
Artist Donation Requested for all shows
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JORY NASH
MAY 18, 2014 - 7:30PM
$20 suggested donation

DARDEN SMITH
JUNE 8, 2014 - 7:30PM
$20 suggested donation

ERIC TAYLOR
JULY, 19, 2014
$20 suggested donation

THE HONEY DEWDROPS
OCTOBER 18, 2014
$20 suggested donation

RITA HOSKING
NOVEMBER 9, 2014
$20 suggested donation

 

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JORY NASH
MAY 18, 2014 - 7:30PM
$20 suggested donation

It's been seven years since Jory last graced our stage and we are EXTREMELY happy to have him back! He's a fantastic songwriter, singer, guitarist, all around nice guy and Canadian to boot!  


10 (other)THINGS ABOUT JORY NASH:

1) Jory Nash collects hats. He has over 200 of them. Some are classics (i.e. bowlers, pork pies, fedoras), some are fashionable train wrecks. Most are somewhere in between these two extremes.

2) Jory Nash is a long-time fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Jory craves playoff hockey like some people crave caffeine. Jory Nash’s sports ulcers have ulcers, but he has enough faith to know that one day he will vicariously sip from Lord Stanley’s mug.

3) Jory Nash was once offered a role on the TV show Degrassi Junior High, but turned it down to attend summer camp instead.

4) Jory Nash works with and supports the efforts of ALIVE Outdoors, an experiential outdoor education company based in Toronto. For more information about ALIVE Outdoors visit: www.aliveoutdoors.com

5) Jory Nash graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biogeography. He still harbours secret dreams of being a televison meteorologist.

6) Jory Nash’s favourite food is pizza pie, though he is still looking for the pizza shop to end all pizza shops. He is convinced it is not to be found in his hometown of Toronto.

7) Jory Nash does not eat zucchini, broccoli, asparagus or brussel sprouts. He basically has the food hates of an 8 year old boy.

8) Jory Nash belongs to a weekly pub trivia team called Hoof Hearted. Say the name quickly: Yes, we’re *that* immature.

9) Jory Nash is a Gemini: Mercurial, artistic and highly opinionated. In a somewhat related note, Jory Nash is currently single.

10) Jory Nash is a huge fan of most Coen Brothers movies, and can quote most of The Big Lebowski verbatim. “You’re out of your element, Donny!”

 

 


DARDEN SMITH
JUNE 8, 2014 - 7:30PM
$20 suggested donation

Darden Smith has long transcended traditional singer-songwriter boundaries, and his varied, fascinating musical legacy continues to evolve. Following unexpected paths has been a constant force in his 28-year career as a musician, and his work of the last 15 years has led him both further afield than ever, and also brought him full circle to where he began.

Musically, Smith weaves together folk and Americana influences with rock, pop, and the musical roots of his home state of Texas, to create a sound that is uniquely his own. He has recorded fourteen critically acclaimed albums in locations ranging from Austin, New York, and Nashville to London and Los Angeles. All Music Guidehas praised Smith as “a singer-songwriter blessed with an uncommon degree of intelligence, depth, and compassion.” Likened to songwriters such as Nick Drake, John Hiatt, Leonard Cohen and Elvis Costello, Smith is one of contemporary music’s most winning and gifted artistic treasures whose consistent creative excellence keeps blossoming.

LOVE CALLING, Smith’s latest album and his first with Compass Records, was recorded in Nashville with co-producers Jon Randall Stewart and Gary Paczosa. Capturing the sweep of its artist’s prolific career, the album’s lyrics reflect the depth and resonance of a veteran songwriter, while its melodies and production style recall the purity of Smith’s early work. “No machines, and acoustic instruments whenever possible. Fewer instruments, organic arrangements–I wanted to move in a direction I hadn’t gone in a long, long time.”

 


 ERIC TAYLOR
JULY, 19, 2014
$20 suggested donation

Eric Taylor is a force of nature, a brilliant writer, sage observer of humanity, mesmerizing performer and one of my favorite people on the planet. This will mark Eric's seventh FolkHouse appearance and we are honored to have him back.

Part music concert, part spoken word, an Eric Taylor concert might best be described as an unblinking theatrical human experience. Performance art at its best. I can't recommend this show enough...

 


THE HONEY DEWDROPS
OCTOBER 18, 2014
$20 suggested donation

Last year's Honey Dewdrop's FolkHouse appearance was a huge success and we're happy to bring them back!

Using a handful of acoustic instruments and two voices, Laura and Kagey strive for clarity over effects and ornamentation. It’s what you have left when you strip everything back down to zero. It rocks, it reels, and then it consoles you when you come back down. 

The past year has seen a flurry of tours, workshops, house concerts, and festivals for the duo and the momentum has become a way of life. The accolades keep coming in but like real artists, they will never truly define them. For Kagey and Laura it is wherever they hang their hat that is home. The art of the road for them is about making every stop count, never leaving, always arriving. 

 


RITA HOSKING with SEAN FEDER
NOVEMBER 9, 2014
$20 suggested donation

Rita Hosking sings of forest fires, culture clash, demolition derbies, the working class and hope. From NPR's Weekend Edition to Bob Harris's BBC show, Rita is moving audiences around the globe with her stories in song and doubly sweet and sinewy voice, a captivating performer.

Rita's style of country-folk has been lauded for story and sense of place, and her performances praised for capturing the audience. This California girl comes by her mountain-music sensibility with true authenticity, with original songs deeply rooted in her family's frontier experience, and Rita's fans call her "the real deal". A descendant of Cornish miners who sang in the mines, Rita grew up with deep regard for folk music and the power of the voice.

 

 

 

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