5, 12, 19, 26
2, 9, 16, 23
Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
passionate performer and gifted musician, Johnston has opened
for Barenaked Ladies and Rheostatics, performed with Skydiggers
and collaborated with Bob Wiseman. This January is the CD release
for 'Curious Heart', produced by Don
Kerr (Ron Sexsmith) featuring Oh Susanna, Andy Maize
(Skydiggers), Don Rooke (Mary Margaret O'Hara), Lewis Melville
(Royal City), and long-time collaborator Reid Jamieson.
Built around the piano, his songs are an inspired mix of timeless
melodies and spirited vocal harmonies. A must-see live. Expect
some very special guests to join us for the new year!
Bassist, Producer, Ace Hockey Player, Father of his own tribe
and arguably the most accessible Rheostatic.
Eloquent and understated, Vesely wrote the hit song Claire from
the brilliant soundtrack for Whale Music, and Bad Time To Be
Poor, a most fitting anthem for this Feb. So many remarkable
songs penned, and occasionally popping up in other peoples bands
(Ron Sexsmith) have led Tim to finally debut a record and band
of his very own, featuring members of those beauty boys Wayne
Omaha. The Violet Archers and the album 'The
End Of Part One' will be upon us later this year.
much anticipated Amoraphobe EP, a haunting
six song album of her newest material will be released this
March. Recorded by Michael Olsen (The Hidden Cameras, Jim
Guthrie) and mastered by the infamous George Graves (U2, Neil
Diamond), the combination of Harmony’s moving solo performances
and these fellows’ knack for capturing her poetic songs
have created a record truly like no other. Recently asked
to join Stuart McLean on his 2004 Vinyl Café
(CBC) Tour, Harmony has also won the Ottawa Folk Festival’s
New Talent Search and continues to woo audiences on tune at
Queen St. W.
416 - 596 - 1501
to Artists: Please
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get played at the Maple Lounge? Just drop your CD off at The
Rivoli Pool Hall for the Maple DJ. No
press kits please. To
inquire about setting up a residency for your solo artist, please
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Please support Canadian music!
Drop by the lounge to hear the latest releases, win prizes,
shoot pool or just hang. Make it a regular thing. Make it Canadian.
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back blue eyes!
Join Reid live in the lounge where he returns to celebrate our
very 1st birthday with special guests and classic covers. Wear
a Canadian band tshirt! His second solo album; The Unavoidable
Truth, produced by Josh Finlayson (Gord Downie, Skydiggers),
showcases his choirboy ways & country-pop hooks with guest appearances
by fellow Canucks Sarah Harmer & Peter Elkas.
just returned from a cross-Canada tour, starting in her home
town of Montreal, she brings her unique blend of pop and jazz
to Toronto. Part chanteuse, part crooner and all sensuality,
on Situation (2004) Frost explores love, lust and longing,
compassion toward people and the role of beauty and art in our
everyday lives. She does all of this while laying down some
of the sexiest beats in town. Vive le Canada!
Hanging the Battle-Scarred Pinata is Neville's last disc,
The Last Supper at a Cheap Diner will be
his next. Join this barroom balladeer and charming industry
man-about-town while he adds a wry twist to this years office
Xmas party, and catch a preview of his soon to be released
disc while we toast the end of a spectacular year.
John's spanking new record Yosemite features a collection
of simple & magical songs, citing AM oldie radio stations, bird
songs, nursery rhymes & fairytales as key influences. Past releases
include Mars Pennsylvania, the Hawksley Workman
produced Sedona Arizona, Banff Springs Transylvania
(includes a duet with
Mary Margaret O'Hara), and a limited run of Rose Milk
Appalachia (EP), featuring imaginative bluegrass interpretations
of Sedona songs. 'Wonderful, sylvan, sprightly, uber-bolangaire,
peculiar and smart!!" - Guy Maddin, acclaimed Canadian
Summer may be in full swing but Michelle's new disc Your
Love's Like Spring makes for a refreshingly cool treat.
With influences like Billie Holiday, Ani Difranco and Stevie
Wonder, her sweet jazzy vocals and heart-hooking melodies form
a signature sound that could be described as organic hybrid-pop.
Her musical back-drop is colourful; upbeat swing-jazz inspired,
with country-folk flair and pop-driven tales with songs 'of
exceptionally high quality.' Greg Quill, Toronto Star.
Why not come and listen to her sweet jazz in the air conditioned
oasis that is the world famous Rivoli Pool Hall.
"Far above average musical moments...a master of economy...Magoffin's
pure pop skills are coming into sharper focus and his rep as
Southern Ontario's best indie producer remains intact." Michael
Barclay - Eye Weekly. The Two-Minute Miracles 3rd full length
album The Silence Of Animals is their most accomplished
collection to date. Head Miracle & super-indie producer Andy
Magoffin almost singularly creates this fantastic musical vision.
Magoffin has made a habit of producing breakthrough recordings
at his home studio House of Miracles. Work with fellow scenesters
Royal City, Jim Guthrie, The Hidden Cameras and Constantines
has earned him a reputation for intelligent, stripped down and
playful music making.
Great Lake Swimmers
A vibrant presence in Toronto’s crowded singer / songwriter
scene, Lori Cullen has consistently received high praise. Her
first solo CD Garden Path and her latest disc
Uneven Hill have both garnered four Ns from
NOW Magazine and raves from critics all over. Her collaborative
jazz CD So Much made several prominent Best
Of 2003 lists and shows how versatile her muse can be. Lori
is currently attracting well deserved attention for her astoundingly
lush and fragile vocal style. A voice that defies description,
alternative guitar tunings and poetically observational lyrics
win her admiration and leave her unclassifiable.
Fasten your life jackets and bob safely above the reef of poison
tipped words from one of our city’s true entertainers.
Steve Singh's quirky performance style and songs are clever
pop at its very best. Steve’s latest disc I Will
Not Break our Heart is a lyrical lie that shows it’s
real meaning once you’ve spent the night identifying with
the mundane pain felt by the colourful characters of his songs.
Given to tales of psychics and squirrels, with a sugar shack
voice thats bound to make you hungry for another round of heartache.
Steve has toured the world of late, sucking in critics at the
BBC and Billboard in NY. Now it's your turn!
Great Lake Swimmers is actually the solitary brainchild of singer-songwriter
T. Dekker. The Montreal Mirror says: "Deliciously
simple, slow, spare, sad-sack melodies and vintage folk stylings."
GLS's simply self-titled debut was deemed by the Toronto Star
as "an early candidate for the year's most subtly intoxicating
album... the music relies on a delicate combination of voice
and acoustic guitar-lightly coloured by piano, accordion, lap
steel and a low, choral hum of crickets." Recorded in an
abandoned grain silo, the record does indeed include crickets,
but it is Dekker’s truly cutting lyrics carried out by
his uniquely haunting voice that make the songs quite unforgettable.
The Floating World is the latest
album from this well loved local bard. His song book is a national
treasure, and with fans like Mary Margaret O'hara, Ron Sexsmith
and Daniel Lanois, you can expect some very special guests to
help him start off the new year.
Welcome to The Bishop's Confessional!
She will be writing songs directly from the stage all this month.
Audience members are invited to confide in Arlene and become
part of the inspiration for her next record. Cut A Man's
Heart Out is her most recent offering, and oh so perfect
for Valentine's Day.
& Graham Powell
harmonies and strong songwriting from the two charming frontmen
of The Supers. Don't miss this amazing popportunity
to see them live and up close! The follow up to the well received
Mystery On Pop Mountain available soon.
Neil Young meets Elvis. Local troubadour melts hearts with songs
from his new EP The Noise In My Chest. EP release Oct. 1st!
Full album, recorded with Josh Finlayson and Dave Clark due
out next spring.
the way from Regina!
Under and Over, the first solo album from the Waltons
front man is available now. A graceful return from one of Canadas
Montreals Local Rabbit releases sonically
satisfying debut EP Party Of One. Full album produced
by Don Kerr coming to Maplemusic soon.
Join Pete and friends as they rock the Maple stage.