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The Thursday Outlook – Feb. 2 to 5, 2017

With the Leeky Canoe closed for renovations until next week (Chris Scerri’s open mic night will be back on a new night, a week from today), Thursday night is quiet for live music here in Meaford.  If you’re looking to take in some live entertainment tonight the best bet is to travel down the highway to Collingwood, where you have three entertainment options.

Graham Playford, a dynamic performer ,will be at The Huron Club tonight, a last performance in this area before he and his band Provincial Lines take off on a Southern Ontario tour with Dave Quanbury, an Austin, Texas based performer who will be at Gustav’s on Saturday night.

Jason Redman and Aaron Gardner, a pair of singer-songwriters who often pair up, both have styles that are reminiscent of the folk style singer-songwriters of the seventies.  You can find them at Gustav’s Chop House tonight and every Thursday.

Sean Cotton

Sean Cotton, Muskoka’s music ambassador with his special guitar case rhythm section, is at the Harbour Street Fish Bar on Thursday night, and then on Friday night , another rocker from that neck of the woods, Jamie Clarke, known as Myrle, will be doing the dinner show at The Bruce Wine Bar in Thornbury.

For open stage fans, the place to be tonight is The Corner Café in Thornbury where David J. Russell hosts.

Friday night in Meaford, head down to the Red Door Grille where jazz guitarist Joe Huron returns.  The instrumental Friday nights at the Red Door have really caught on, with the past two Fridays packing the place.  The music starts at seven so arrive early to get a good seat.

Chris Scerri

If you miss Chris Scerri with The Leeky being closed, he can be found at Gustav’s in Collingwood on Friday night, accompanied by guitarist Pete Devlin.  Pete, who is well known as a regular at Ted’s Range Road Diner on Wednesdays also plays regularly with poet/songwriter Larry Jensen.

The Honeyrunners

The Honeyrunners are moving in to the Huron Club in Collingwood for three consecutive dates this weekend, Friday and Saturday starting at 8:30, and then Sunday afternoon from noon to 3 pm for the Sidelaunch Sundays series.

Saturday brings the second in the caberet style shows at Meaford Hall being held in the gallery, this time featuring Peter Katz, a Toronto-based singer songwriter who gained a lot of attention with his first outing in 2010 and has enjoyed a growing international audience ever since.

The Argues Family Band presents an engaging mix of classic rock covers and originals with the multiple talents of Mom, Dad and their two teenage daughters at the Harbour Street Fish Bar.

Every time Bryan Leckie and The Kreuger Band put on a show it is a special occasion, invariably playing to a packed house.  This weekend they are at Heartwood Concert Hall with “A Night At The Kreuger Motel”.

If your musical preference is  the type of melodic British pop represented by bands like Crowded House, Squeeze and The Beatles, you’ll want to catch Greg Wyard Saturday at The Dam Pub in Thornbury.  A music veteran who has worked with Classic Albums Live, he is known not only for his strong melodic original material but also for a virtuosity that allows his to cover songs like “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Baba O’Reilly” convincingly with just guitar and voice.

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Celebrate Christmas And Dispel the January Blues At The Red Door

Come help the new Red Door Pub and Grille and The Browns Music Time Machine celebrate Christmas this Saturday.  It runs through the afternoon, starting at 3:30 with egg nog and appetizers, serving a big turkey dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 and then enjoy singalongs with The Browns with their mix of gospel, soul and country tunes that span all ages and genres.

The Browns host a Christmas celebration for the whole family at The Red Door

It’s a great afternoon way to celebrate with the family our community coming together for Christmas.  This is the first Christmas that Chef Benjamin and Helen Byres have opened up the pub and they hope it initiates a year in which they become one of our central meeting places for music and good times.

The Red Door specializes in home made menu items and locally sourced food and drinks.  Their approach to their menu echoes their community spirit in the upcoming season for live music.

On Thursday nights show up at 8 p.m. for karaoke.

On Friday nights Chris Scerri will be booking live music with an instrumental groove through January on Friday nights.  Joe Huron kicked it off last week and his January lineup features some familiar names.

Stevie Gee brings swing guitar stylings to The Red Door in January

On Friday Jan 6 it’s Stevie Gee, jazz guitarist and vocalist.  He has a flair for swing tunes from the 40’s so you can imagine it will be a pleasant evening at the pub to enjoy a meal while grooving on his tunes.  If you were lucky enough to catch Carson Freeman on the sax at The Leeky last August you would also have had a taste of Stevie Gee, who had come along to accompany him.

A full evening of Victoria Yeh’s virtuoso violin is something to mark on your calendar

On Friday Jan 13, Victoria Yeh finally gives us a solo night.  We’ve seen her accompany several other artists, at Meaford Hall, at The Leeky and at the Summer Concert Series, playing electric violin.  Her flexibility and sensitivity as an accompanist always adds another layer of emotion to any song she plays on.  The only trouble is her solos always seem to end too soon.  It will be a special night at The Red Door when she has the opportunity to stretch out and play on her own.

Jamie Baxter will be providing a rare evening of virtuoso classical guitar

Friday Jan 20 will be a rare performance Jamie Edmund Baxter, well known locally as a consummate classical guitar player and teacher.  An evening of his music will be another special treat for music fans at The Red Door.

Tyler Yarema has dozens of musical tricks in his bag to entertain on a Friday night

On Friday Jan 27 Tyler Yarema, Meaford’s favourite adopted son, will be back in town.  We know him as the musical director of the great Christmas gala show on behalf of the Meaford Hall & Culture Foundation.  His musical chops are so extensive and wide-ranging, he will be able to provide a variety of moods for a solo show.

These appearances are in a different vein than we have been seeing locally.  We have a generous supply of talented rockers and singer-songwriters in our town and surrounding area, but the chance to enjoy some good instrumental music in an intimate venue is something we’ve been missing up to now.  If it becomes a weekly standard at The Red Door, it will be another addition to the growing quality of live music in Meaford.

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Catch the Live Music Today

Let’s hope the roads stay clear today and tonight.  If it’s a good night for driving you can catch a lot of great live entertainment either within downtown Meaford or just a short drive away.

Seven cellists bring a random act of Christmas music to The Frog Pond for lunch

If you happen to be in Owen Sound this morning, stop at The Frog Pond at 11 a.m. to hear seven cellists play Christmas music.  It runs through the lunch hour so grab something to eat.  If you are a real early bird, rambling about the city at 10 a.m. the cellists will be running through their repertoire at Heartwood Hall and you’re invited.  It’s a random act of Christmas music with love from seven cellos and they are even bringing song sheets you can borrow.

Jessy Bell Smith joins Andy Maize and Josh Findlayson as today’s Skydiggers

Meaford Hall’s concert tonight is a presentation of Presented by Inside The Music. It’s The Skydiggers’ famous Christmas show, something that’s been a tradition, usually at The Horseshoe in Toronto, for many years now.  This is the first time they’ve taken the show on the road. Tickets are $46.70 at the box office and the show starts at 8 pm.

When Meaford Hall lets out don’t leave town without stopping at The Leeky Canoe across the street to hear Craig Smith.

If you enjoyed Joe Huron at The Red Door Grille in Meaford last night, you might want to head over to Collingwood tonight to catch him with his trio McAndrew, Huron and Moore, filling out his sound with drums and sax at The Huron Club.

In the opposite direction, all around the bottom of the bay to Owen Sound, The Heartwood Concert Hall is always a good bet for good music in a great casual venue.  The Sons of Perry are there tonight with Marshall Veroni.

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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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