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The Thursday Outlook – June 29 to July 2

Things are really picking up now that summer is here.  Towns all across the country will be celebrating Canada 150 in their own way and in Meaford a big part of it will involve live music.  It’s like a weekend long showcase of local talent that includes an impressive youth contingent, and runs into Sunday with live music for the first time in recent memory at Memorial Park, and the second in the Friends of The Library series Sunday evening at the Rotary Pavilion.

Check this site tomorrow for a detailed look at who will be playing where and when.

Beaker Granger fans will want to make sure they catch Tin Man and The Flying Monkeys as part of the Canada Day celebrations, and get to The Leeky on Saturday night for River and Rock.

Meaford is also exporting some of its favourite performers to other locations nearby, with Greg Smith at Bruce Wine Bar on Friday night, Chris Scerri and his great band of all-stars at Blue Mountain Village on Canada Day.  The little girl who used to enthrall us in Meaford Harbour on Canada Day singing “Oh Canada” while we stood in respectful silence is a young lady now with her own original single just released: Emma Wright, with Jayden Grahlman, will be opening up ceremonies at The Village at Blue on Saturday afternoon with a concert, and later in the evening will be joining Chris and his gang.

Meaford Hall’s Terrace Thursday series kicks off this week.  It’s the popular series that pairs local performers with local restauranteurs for some al fresco dining and entertainment.  This week it’s the impressive duo Auburn Falling paired with The Kitchen, under the proud new ownership of Megan Robertson, who has long been an integral part of the local catering company.

On Friday, Romney Getty plays a make-up gig at The Red Door after having to cancel a previous engagement there when she was stricken with an illness, and Larry Jensen filled in at the last minute.

A really cool outdoor concert takes place over on Algonquin Drive in a back yard, featuring a triple bill with Bry Webb, Fiver and Jiants.

On Friday, Jimmy and the Extractions play a street party in Collingwood, while Luke Martin brings his soulful voice to Gustav’s in the evening and the Straight Shooter Band are back by popular demand to rock the Harbour Street Fish Bar.

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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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The Heads Up and The Lowdown For This Week

This week's live music

This week, Rich Fletcher, who teaches at GBCS and plays lead guitar in the popular band Bored of Education, joins Chris Scerri at his Tuesday jam at The Leeky where all performers are warmly welcomed.

Eduard and Christine Klassen present Peruvian harp with a devotional flavour

Eduard and Christine Klassen present Peruvian harp with a devotional flavour

The Klassens Music comes to Meaford this week, playing devotional music on the Peruvian folk harp at the Olivet Baptist Church Tuesday at 7 p.m.  Eduard Klassen and his wife Christine travel the world performing primarily at churches playing harp and piano interspersed with personal stories of their Christian commitment.

The Georgian Shores Songwriters’ Circle returns to an Owen Sound location for this month at The Harmony Centre.  This is a supportive group open to songwriters of all levels looking for feedback on their original work, or help with work in progress.  No one goes away without being inspired.

On Wednesday join Amanda Dorey early in the evening for her open mic at Captains Corner, and head up to Ted’s for their big electric jam afterward.

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Marshall Dane is back to play the Leeky Canoe

Anyone who saw Marshall Dane at the last of the Meaford Summer Concert Series this past summer will be excited to hear that he’s back in town, playing at The Leeky Canoe on Thursday night.

this week at captains corner

Auburn Falling features James Stephens and Amanda Journey at Captains Corner

On Friday James Stephens and Miranda Journey are back in town from Wasaga Beach playing at Captains Corner.  Now calling themselves Auburn Falling, they have made Meaford almost a second home, building a base of loyal fans here.

at heartwood hall this week

The Peptides exuberantly release their EP at Heartwood Hall

The Peptides, with five vocalists and four instrumentalists, celebrate their CD release this Friday at Heartwood Hall in Owen Sound.  They have been described in the press as “the B52’s crossed with The Manhattan Transfer backed by Arcade Fire.”

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