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There’s Good Rocking Tonight

Have you heard the news?  There’s good rocking tonight at Ted’s Range Road Diner.  A rocking band at the Wednesday night jams is a Meaford tradition that’s been going on for decades, but it’s hard to find a rock band performing on a Friday night in Meaford, especially this time of year.

It’s Chris Scerri and Horseshoes and Handgrenades, playing tonight, Apr. 13th, at Ted’s.  The band will start at 8 with a more mellow set for dinner patrons and then the music will get as wild as the game on the menu as the band rocks out until around eleven.

The band this time out includes, along with Chris, Beaker Granger, Jayden Grahlman, and Erik Vandeweerdhof.  There is no cover.

You can start your evening earlier with a glimpse of Meaford’s future music stars at GBCS when they run the first round of the Music Madness competition in the high school cafeteria.  A variety of styles and musical configurations will be competing for audience approval in a one-on-one competition.  A second show on May 11th will complete the competition.

On Saturday night, bad boy violinist Ashley MacIsaac plays Meaford Hall.  After the show, stop by the Leeky Canoe to catch local country singer Carla Crawford who will be joined by Glenn Bladon.

On Sunday afternoon, the open mic at the Barn will be hosted by Ray Martini.

The Thursday Outlook – Jan. 26 to 29

Starting this week, a new regular feature for the daily post here will be the Thursday Outlook, reviewing all of the live entertainment choices in Meaford and surrounding areas through to Sunday.  If you only check this site one day a week this is the day to do it so you can plan your live music weekend.

At the Leeky Canoe tonight, East Back Line had to cancel due to illness.  East Back Line is a new group of seasoned local players, Paul Allan, David Marshak, Ian Dunbar and Greg Marshak playing a blend of original folk, rock and pushing the edges of some select covers. We’ll have to wait until March 18th for their next night at The Leeky, but for tonight they have brought back Karla Crawford and Glenn Bladon. Karla is a respected singer songwriter and guitarist Glenn is a music business veteran who has either been the manager, co-writer, musical director or featured performer for nearly 30 different live stage-shows. Show starts at 9pm.

The Leeky is undergoing renovations starting next week, so this will be the last of the live music for the next few weeks.  When Chris Scerri’s open mic night returns it will be on a Thursday instead of a Tuesday.

Angela Nussey brings a personal spiritual aspect to her performance

Also tonight, Angela Nussey will be at The Huron Club.  With five full-length albums, 12 years of touring, and over 15 industry awards for songwriting, vocals, and performance to her credit Angela Nussey is admired not only for her performing and creative skills but for the spirituality and self-discovery that informs her work.

David J. Russell, shown here at The Bruce Wine Bar, always heats things up at open mic night at The Corner Cafe

David J. Russell is still hosting his Thursday nights at The Corner Café in Thornbury.  This jam usually gets going later in the evening, around ten, and can sometimes build up quite a heat.  It’s an ideal way to jump start your musical weekend.

TYLER YAREMA WANTS YOU to join him Friday at The Red Door

Friday brings the last in the current series of virtuoso instrumental players to The Red Door Grille and Pub at the renovated Meaford Motel.  Tyler Yarema has become a favourite of local fans with several local appearances in the past year, and he’s especially known for his creative efforts as musical director for the Meaford Hall special shows that have been produced by Chris Scerri.  He is such a versatile pianist that he can take the mood in any direction he likes but the real treat is when he gets into that old boogie style along the lines of Professor Longhair.  He’ll be entertaining on Friday at The Red Door from around 7 to 10 pm.

HarpAcash and The Morals play The Bruce Wine Bar Friday

HarpAcash And the Morals are a Barrie based band playing at The Bruce Wine Bar on Friday.  Michael Timmins of The Cowboy Junkie told Exclaim! Magazine that “HarpAcash’s vocals alone are a force of nature, but joined with Todd Jeffery’s angular song structures and Dan Trickett’s powerful, multi-dimensional drumming, their music becomes wholly original.”  They are touring in support of their recent release, Lamps.

Suzie Vinnick brings her award winning blues to Meaford Hall’s gallery

The big show on Saturday will be Suzie Vinnick at Meaford Hall.  While the balcony renovations are underway, a series of Saturday night concerts will be taking place in the Gallery.  While it will provide a great intimate setting for every show, the quality of performers in this series matches the kind of quality that the Opera House at Meaford Hall has become known for.  Suzie Vinnick gets the series off to a strong start with her multiple award winning blues.

Craig Smith at The Leeky Canoe with his trio

Craig Smith and his trio will be rocking The Leeky Canoe on Saturday night.

Fans of fingerpicking guitar stylings will be excited about Don Ross playing Saturday night at Heartwood Hall in Owen Sound.  As a composer and performer he has developed a unique style over his decades of performance that is instantly recognizable and has influenced a couple of generations of guitarists.

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