This weekend was astounding. You gave me so much. Three sold out nights in a row. Three gifts for Rowan from people who've never met him. Three nights with Chris Bartoš on my right side turning the sonic camera on my lyrics. Three thousand dollars to take home to my family. What I really want now is to sell every last ticket for Hugh's Room on Wednesday night. Hugh's Room is Toronto's perfect listening room with great sound, amphitheater views, table seating, a menu and a full bar. Toronto Life called it "a Canadian version of Austin City Limits.”
Chris Bartoš will join me on stage and I can't say enough about him. He's the perfect frame for that painting you love. He's the paper lanterns at the Mexican restaurant. He's the thing you barely notice until he's gone and then you can't believe how much of him was there and how perfect he was. Chris Bartoš is the reason that The Law and the Lonesome was Tamara Kater's "album of the decade" in Penguin Eggs. You thought it was me, but I just wrote the script. Bartoš made the movie.
Also playing that night is Catherine MacLellan, accompanied by Chris Gauthier on guitar. Honestly, I have a hard time sitting still for a whole show, I'm not a good spectator, but I sat in a chair for their whole show last week at the Legion Hall in Tamworth, mesmerized. http://www.catherinemaclellan.com/
Wednesday, March 6, 8:30pm Hugh's Room 2261 Dundas Street West Toronto, ON M6R 1X6 (416)531-6604 www.hughsroom.com/ Make your reservations now online, http://hughsroom.com/reservations/
Please share this status, tell your friends, get a group together for a great night of dinner and a show. Everyone you turn on to this will thank you for weeks.
On Friday, we're bringing this same show to another one of Canada's most legendary venues, the Black Sheep Inn. I love this from their website, "Arrive at least 90 minutes prior for a chance at seating because seating is very limited. For busy shows, it is mostly standing, really. You need to know that we are a club venue, which means a mix of seating, standing, wandering around and dancing. We are proudly a workingman's jukejoint divebar tavern. We are in a dusty little Quebec village, north of Gatineau. Please do not expect a quaint inn, bistro, theatre, or hall."
Keeping it real, Friday night:
Friday, March 8, 8:30pm Black Sheep Inn 753 Riverside Drive Wakefield, QC (819)459-3228 http://www.theblacksheepinn.com/ with Catherine MacLellan -from the website: "both blacksheep favourites, highest recommendation possible"-
and then my last show in Ontario this time:
Saturday, March 9, 8pm MERA Schoolhouse McDonalds Corners - Elphin Recreation & Arts 974 Concession 9A McDonalds Corners, ON K0G 1M0 firstname.lastname@example.org -WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY SELL OUT-