Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Toronto City Roots - June News

Riverboat Revival Friday June 27

For the second year, City Roots kicks off at Hugh's Room with the Riverboat Revival - celebrating Toronto's famed Yorkville coffee house of the 1960's and 1970's. Even if you attended last year's show, you'll want to return to hear City Roots performers cover the songs of the famed artists of the era: Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Ian and Sylvia, Lonnie Johnson, Steve Goodman, Tom Rush, and others, plus Ronney Abramson as herself.


WHERE : Hugh's Room, 2261 Dundas St. W. Toronto (just south of the Dundas W. subway station) ample, free lot parking across the street

SHOW TIME: 8:30pm, Kids of all ages welcome

INFO/TIX : 416-531-6604 / website email $15/ $17 at door

DELICIOUS DINING: 6:00pm onwards Licensed Dining Room with Full Menu

Two Day Free Festival June 28 and June 29 at Distillery Historic District

For the fifth year, City Roots is back at the Distillery Historic District. This year we have 37 performers, on 3 stages, featuring a wide variety of Toronto's roots music community. Festival is free, donations welcome!

* Singer/songwriters * Blues *Folk *Bluegrass * * Aboriginal performers * World music & ensembles including Latin, Afro, Peruvian, klezmer, flamenco

Saturday June 28 hours 1pm- 11pm

Sunday June 29 hours 1pm- 7pm

Performers: Blair Packham, Brenda MacIntyre, Brian Gladstone, Creaking Tree String Quartet, Danny Marks, Darlene, Doc McLean, Donne Roberts, Foggy Hogtown Boys, Good Lovelies, Guitar Boys of Alderon, Jay Linden, Jerome Godboo, Jory Nash, Kyp Harness, Laura Fernandez Band, Layah Jane, Metis Fiddler Quartet, Nancy Johnson, Noah Zacharin, Peter Boyd, Mr. Rick Zolkower, Rob Lutes, Roger Scannura & Ritmo Flamenco, Ronney Abramson, Rukanas, Sherry Ryan, Sisters of Sheynville, Steve Raiken, Sue & Dwight, Sultans of String, Suzie Vinnick, The Undesirables, Tim Harrison, The Palomino, Tony Cox, Yiddish Swingtet

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Clay Eals said...

Good to see your passing reference to Steve Goodman. He often doesn't get his due. You might be interested in my 800-page biography, "Steve Goodman: Facing the Music." Among other things, the book delves into Goodman's shows at the Riverboat and his many Canadian connections and includes a CD of 18 tribute songs including one by Toronto's Norm Hacking. You also be interested to know that my publisher is Toronto-based ECW Press.

You can find out more at my Internet site (below). Amazingly, the book's first printing sold out in just eight months, all 5,000 copies, and a second printing of 5,000 is available now. The second printing includes hundreds of little updates and additions, including 30 more photos for a total of 575. It just won a 2008 IPPY (Independent Publishers Association) silver medal for biography. To order a second-printing copy, see the "online store" page of my site. Just trying to spread word about the book. Feel free to do the same!

Clay Eals
1728 California Ave. S.W. #301
Seattle, WA 98116-1958

(206) 935-7515
(206) 484-8008

Renz said...

Thanks Clay,

I'll take a look at your book this week...

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