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Rockin’ For The Food Bank 2017

There is going to be a huge benefit for the Food Bank tonight Thursday, Dec. 28th at Heartwood Hall in Owen Sound.  Starting early, with the doors opening at 5 pm and the music starting at 5:30, it will present several hours of live music with an all-star lineup.

Trevor McKenzie has put together a special band for this show.  Maple Blues winner, leader of the hot jam band most Wednesdays at Ted’s Range Road Diner, guitarist on everybody’s record and sales and rental guy at Long & McQuade, you can bet Trevor can put together a crack band.

All of the money raised by this concert goes to the Owen Sound Salvation Army Food Bank which serves more than 500 clients every month.

Come early to catch vocalist and coach Kelda Mikalson with Ryan Gable.  Check out the Silent Auction with donations from thirty local businesses. Get a caricature drawn by Sam Gorrie and she’ll donate fifty percent to the Food Bank.

Rob Elder has been working on an album.  For this benefit he’s getting together with Mike Weir, Sylvie Annette Kindree, and Josi Elder to perform as The Shoeshoopers.  Sylvie Annette Kindree, and Josi Elder, with Lauren Jewell, form the vocal trio that is featured on the great Kreuger Motel CD.  Sylvie was swept out of town last year by My Son The Hurricane and she’s been deposited back home after a long trip down the yellow brick road.

Don Buchanan recently sold out the Marsh Street Centre in Clarksburg with his band backing jazz singer Mary-Catherine Pazzano.

 “Don Buchanan lives in Owen Sound,” says Tony Bauer, who organizes many of the Thornbury and Clarksburg jazz events, “He’s the most underrated musician in my opinion.  He’s a composer, arranger.  He plays clarinet, he plays tenor, piano; he’s a wonderful musician.” 

In the past five years or so, Don has been doing duets with Jamie Smith, a Scottish tenor originally from Oban, Scotland.  They’ve agreed to be part of the show for the Food Bank.

The Thursday Outlook – June 1 to 4, 2017

This is the weekend of the boy/girl combos.  You’ll find them in Meaford, Thornbury, Collingwood and Owen Sound.

Auburn Falling, the duo from Wasaga Beach consisting of James Stephens and Miranda Journey, will be at The Red Door in Meaford Friday evening starting at seven.  They have been steadily gaining fans throughout the area in the past several months since teaming up under this name.

Our Shotgun Wedding is celebrating the release of their new CD, “Shackin’ Up” on Saturday night at the Heartwood Concert Hall in Owen Sound.  They are the husband and wife team Dylan McMullin and Lauren Jewell, who met at Summerfolk in 2010 and have been making  toe-tapping music together ever since.  For the release party  they’ll be joined by Pete Devlin and Alex MacDonald.

Kate Quinn and Tyler Key are at The Huron Club in Collingwood on Friday.  This couple honed their craft on the stage Stayner’s Wharf Pub & Grill, a well-known musical spot in Halifax.  They played together in a band called Twin Bridges which won in 2007 the Adult Contemporary category of the VH1 Song of the Year Contest.

Folk duo Ken Dunn and Anna Green will be at The Garafraxa Café on Saturday night, joined by Randy Martin on bass.  Based on the west coast but originally from this area, Ken Dunn and Anna Green record as Gypsy Starfish.

If original duos are not your thing and you want to shake your booty, there are some options for you as well.

Jane Bunnett with Maqueque, her all-woman Cuban ensemble, will be playing three dates this weekend, starting Friday at Heartwood Hall for a show that’s sold out, wowing a Clarksburg crowd on Friday at The Marsh Street Centre and playing a matinee at The Garafraxa Café in Durham on Sunday afternoon.  If these other two venues aren’t already sold out they will be soon.  This is bound to be an exciting show.

The Gators, a good-time party band that’s kept them hopping regularly at Molly Bloom’s in Blue Mountain Village, will be laying down the Jump Blues and danceable Classic Rock at the Harbour Street Fish Bar in Collingwood on Friday night.

Or catch singer-songwriters passing through town and stopping at The Huron Club, Neil Crowe at tonight and Jimmy Pearson on Sunday afternoon.

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