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Songwriters Night at The Bleeding Carrot

There is another Songwriters’ evening planned this Thursday, starting at 7:30 pm at The Bleeding Carrot in Owen Sound, this one featuring songwriters, Dave Hawkins, Bill Monahan, and Bill Dickson.  Although the styles of the three are quite different, each has a distinctive way of weaving a story into a song.  The evening will be set up so that all three performers share the stage through the show, taking turns with their songs and stories, in a conversational setting that mirrors the famous Bluebird Café in Nashville.

Dave Hawkins from Owen Sound and Bill Monahan from Meaford have done these songwriters’ nights before, with John Brownlow.  Their first one was at The Red Door Pub in Meaford and the second was at The Garafraxa Café in Durham.  Both evenings turned out to be very rewarding for the performers as well as for the audience.  The idea of three songwriters in a single show offers a variety and range of expression that adds extra value for the audience, and it is a lot of fun.  With the setup of this performance, there should be a lot of entertaining comments back and forth between the performers.

The third songwriter this time out is Bill Dickson from Sauble Beach.  An appealing, melodic singer, his songs, like those of the others, tell personal stories with some clever wordplay and insights.  He has a collection of songs on a CD called “Isn’t Life Grand”.

With the Bluebird Café style of show, the audience will get a chance throughout the evening to compare the songs and performances of the three unique songwrites, enjoy some laughs and some heartfelt moments and go home with new tunes playing in their heads.

Tickets for this show are $15, available at the venue or from the performers.

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The Thursday Lookout – August 3 to 6, 2017

Friday night is music night in Meaford again this week, starting at 5 pm with Victoria Yeh at The Red Door Pub on the patio.  When she winds up at 7 pm, Sequioa Koop will be taking the stage at the Market Square, followed by a repeat appearance from Eden Young.  It’s part of the third in the Meaford Summer Concert Series rocking downtown Meaford.  The celebrated duo Hunnay, comes after that and then Amanda Dorey, who will be carrying on the music afterwards at The Leeky Canoe.  The headliner at Market Square will be Jenie Thai, whose combination of outstanding keyboard chops and soaring vocals will have the audience spellbound by a set that includes blues and R & B favourites as well as her original songs.

Drew Wright

Bookmarking the Friday night music offerings in Meaford this week are two Drews.  That’s the exceptionally talented Drew McIvor doing one of Meaford Hall’s Terrace Thursdays, paired with food from Bruce Wine Bar (where he hosts an open stage on Wednesdays) and then certified Canadian Idol finalist Drew Wright on Saturday night at The Leeky.

So if your car breaks down in Meaford this weekend, you won’t be short of top-notch entertainment.

The Thursday Outlook – July 20 to 23, 2017

It’s a lively weekend in Meaford with some great music on offer.

The second show in the Meaford Summer Concert Series is going to be an exciting one with Higher Funktion bringing a high energy collection of soul and funk tunes to get you jumping, full of great horn riffs and chunky rhythms.  Opening for them, Ragwax is offering a taste of his unique take on hot club jazz, swing and even be-bop, which he’ll extend later in the evening across the street at The Leeky Canoe.

The youth performer on the bill is Sophie Wensley, who will be accompanied by Jayden Grahlman on guitar.  Chris Scerri discovered her beautiful voice one night at an open stage at Heartwood Hall and immediately asked her to be part of this series. Sophie’s parents have Gio and Fran’s Italian Eatery across the street at 78 Sykes Street (the window says “Butcher Shop”), an ideal spot for dinner before the show at the Market Square.  This new restaurant has been creating a buzz with their delicious locally sources food and exceptionally friendly service, so far scorring 100% with every Trip Advisor review.

Bring Your Own Vinyl To The Red Door On Saturday

An unusual event, created especially for lovers of vinyl records, is happening this Saturday, July 22nd at The Red Door Pub in Meaford, hosted by Tom Thwaits of Bored of Education.  He calls it BYOV – Bring Your Own Vinyl.  The idea is for vinyl enthusiasts to bring along a record or two along with some interesting anecdotes and see what kind of music and stories unfold during the evening.

The resurgence of vinyl is a fascinating development in this age of the Internet.  It’s just one of the many ways in which everything about the music business is being redesigned, but it’s particularly interesting because it’s a throwback to an earlier time.  In the past decade, more and more music lovers have returned to the once almost extinct medium, insisting that it is superior to digital music reproduction.