The Thursday Outlook – July 27 to 31, 2017

On Friday night, Owen Sound’s Poet Laureate, Larry Andreas Jensen returns to The Red Door in Meaford with his classic and original acoustic songs.  Larry is so highly respected by local musicians that a few years back they teamed up to make a special album of covers of his songs.

Austin McCarthy will be playing at The Leeky Canoe this Saturday.  Austin was born and raised in Collingwood and currently attends Concordia University but he has been making the most of his summer break to play often around the area, primarily in Collingwood.  This show at The Leeky will be his first Meaford appearance.

The Historical Leith Church continues its series of outstanding classical performances this Saturday with Mauro Bertoli, an Italian born pianist who is currently the Artist-in-Residence at Carleton University.  Winner of twenty-four Piano Competitions and recipient of the prestigious Italian prize Giuseppe Sinopoli Award, he’s established himself on the international stage and he performs regularly for important Festivals and in major concert halls throughout Europe, North America, Israel, Brazil and China.

Sunday night in Thornbury the Jazz By The Bay series continues at Bayview Park with Quisha Wint, an expressive vocalist who wears many hats, including producer and director of the musical Dandelions In The Wind, session vocalist, and Music and Arts Director at the Unionville Alliance Church.

It’s Elvis weekend in Collingwood where the spirit of The King haunts downtown, the Railroad Museum and Blue Mountain with the ubiquitous Memphis Jones performing at several venues through the weekend, along with the usual array of Elvis impersonators.

In Owen Sound the Harbour Nights series at their own train station museum offers a special treat on Sunday night with international touring artists My Sweet Patootie, renowned for their musical skills and their upbeat vaudeville meets hot jazz live show.

You’ll have two chances to see Frank Deresti and The Lake Effect with their intoxicating sound wrapped around the thought-provoking lyrics of Frank’s original songs.  Tonight, they will be celebrating the release of their new CD, “Hi’s and Lo’s”, produced by Craig Smith, at The Bruce Street Social Club, 121 Blue Mountain Drive in Collingwood, relocated from the original venue at the Simcoe Street Theatre.  And then on Friday they’ll be looking for you at CROW Bar and Variety.

Spend Sunday afternoon with the family at Georgian Hills Vineyards celebrating Vinestock with food, wine beer and cider, and a whole bunch of great local musicians (and if they’re local you know they are good, just like the wine).  The afternoon’s lineup includes The Rockafellers, Shane Cloutier, Hunnay, Rebecca Rain, and The Dustjackets

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