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Joe Huron Inaugurates Meaford’s New Jazz Venue

This Friday make your way to the Red Door Pub and Grille to enjoy the jazz stylings of Joe Huron.  Chris Scerri is at it again, making good on his promise of bringing more live music to downtown Meaford.  The Red Door Pub and Grille in the Meaford Motel is the ideal venue for the jazz and classical stylings that Chris hopes to introduce here, with a small intimate atmosphere and tasty menu items.  This will be the only booking of this type for December but in January it will become a regular Friday night feature from 8 to 11.

Starting with Joe Huron sets the bar high.  He has earned a reputation over his long career for what CitizenFreak.com calls “distinct voice on the guitar that reflects a calm introspection behind a curtain of strong melodic play. Delivering warm tones; he expresses all that is true with an unhurried approach of a seasoned player. For the listener, we are all but happy to relax with his overall intent of inclusivity.” Meaford had a small taste of his virtuosity last September when he was at The Leeky Canoe accompanying Virgil Scott.

Originally from Arnprior, his musical family encouraged his ambitions.  He studied guitar in B.C. and Toronto. Joe played in the Diana Wood Quartet from 1990 to 1998, performing at the Montreal Bistro in Toronto.  For the past twenty years he has lived in Barrie, making his living from performances and teaching music.  His Sunday afternoon jazz at Fitzy’s Crabshack in Barrie has become legendary for the quality of the musicians who come to sit in with him.

Here’s a little sample of his guitar playing:

This is great news for Meaford.  A new live music venue with a different flavour of music adds to our choices for an evening out in Meaford.  Now that Captains Corner has finished up its live Friday nights for the season, you can enjoy live music just a block down the street at The Red Door.

Enjoy Joe Huron from 8 to 11 Friday, Dec. 10, 2016.

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