Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Canadian Songbook at Luminato (Toronto)

Hosted by singer-songwriters Kim Stockwood and Damhnait Doyle, the Canadian Songbook is one of the events of this year's Luminato Festival. You can found out more here, but I'll give you the company line:

The story of a nation is told in its songs as well as its history books, and Canada has never lacked for superb musical narrators. From the chansonniers of Quebec to such icons as Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, Canadian troubadours won acclaim throughout the world, their distinctive voices helping construct an epic account of a land and its people.

Now, in an intimate evening at Massey Hall, these critically acclaimed musicians pay homage to this country's greatest songwriters. Festival artists and special guests will be accompanied by Luminato's own hand-picked house band. Great music, great artists, and a hook to catch the hearts of anyone to whom Canada is more than just a name on a map: it's not just our songs they'll be singing, but our stories too.

The event lists the following participants: Marika Bournaki, Alex Cuba, Karen David, Luke Doucet, Molly Johnson, Danny Michel, Mikel Rouse, Ron Sexsmith, Nikki Yanofsky and Dan Zanes.

Time: Monday, June 9, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $40 to $60
Venue: Massey Hall

May the Muse be with You, eh...

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