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The Thursday Outlook – Sept. 21 to 25, 2017

At Kimberley Hall, just down the road from Meaford, a special art show is running all weekend and on Saturday night it will include live music from some local favourites.  East Back Line, with Paul Woolner, David Marshak, Beaker Granger, and Tom Thwaits, will be on hand along with Chris Scerri’s new band Horseshoes & Handgrenades with Jon Zaslow, Beaker Granger, Erik Vandeweerdhof and as a special guest, violinist Victoria Yeh.  The music is just part of a weekend-long celebration of local visual artists billed as “Apple and Art”.

If you can time it right, be on Hurontario Street in Collingwood today at 12:30 and you’ll be treated to a special pop-up concert with Tyler Yarema and Chuck Jackson at one of the pianos that are set up on the sidewalk.  This is part of the promotion for a show that these two blues veterans have planned at The Historic Gayety Theatre on Oct. 5th.

Saturday night on Hurontario street it’s the annual Collingwood Art Crawl which includes live music in the evening from the Mike McCarthy Band. 

Jake Feeney Is Clearly a Star in Development

Jake Feeney is visiting the south shore of Georgian Bay tonight and in a single evening he’ll be joining up with other musicians to play for audiences in Meaford and Owen Sound.  In Meaford he’ll be opening for Culture Reject at The Barn Coop.  While he is there  Missy Bauman, Andrew Nunno and Marshall Veroni will be playing at Heartwood Hall and Jake will be joining up with them later in the evening.

Son of country record producer and songwriter Joel Feeney, Jake has always been a musician and songwriter.

“Every day, music has always excited me,” he says, He started at the age of six, on the piano and then guitar.  By the time he graduated from the Etobicoke School of The Arts a few years ago, his music had impressed his principle as well as his classmates.

 

“Jake was a regular contributor to our once-a-month drop-in arts show, ‘Miscellaneous,’” his principle Mr. MacKinnon told www.radixonline.ca at the time. “He was always well-rehearsed and played and sang cover tunes as well as original compositions. His quiet energy was engaging for everyone in the audience and whenever he would go up, the chatter would go down and the cameras would come out.”

And so Mr. Mckinnon entered him in the RBC Emerging Artist contest, which he won, hitting the ground running in a career he already knew he’d been born for.

“It can be a little bit isolating,” he says, “I knew when I was six years old what I wanted to do.  It was strange to see my friends going off to university with no clear idea of what they were going to do.”

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 – 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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