The Thursday Outlook – October 26 to 31, 2017

You don’t have to run through the jungle this weekend to enjoy the music of Credence Clearwater RevivalClassic Albums Live is back this Saturday at Meaford Hall. This is the large group of professional musicians assembled by Craig Martin that has been recreating note-for-note albums since he invented the concept in 2003.  They have already presented Elton John’s Greatest Hits and Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and this time around it’s CCR.  The difference between this show and other tributes is that the emphasis is entirely on the sound, without any effort to recreate the original band’s stage act.  You can close your eyes and pretend you’re listening to vinyl.

If you can’t get tickets to Meaford Hall on Saturday, bring your own CCR vinyl to BYOV Night at The Red Door.  Come in costume!

On Friday night in Owen Sound, Heartwood presents Bootleg Credence, a four piece rock band with two sets of CCR and John Fogarty covers to reproduce the excitement of the original band.  This sold out show is in support of Chapman House, Grey Bruce Hospice.

On Friday evening the music of Claude Bolling will be performed at the L. E. Shore Library in Thornbury by the Chantry Island Quartet.   Claude Bolling is a French jazz pianist famous for his collaborations with classical players like Jean-Pierre Rampal. They had a popular hit with their recording of Bolling’s  Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio, which the Chantry Island Quartet will perform on Friday. This mix of Baroque elegance and modern swing spent over 500 weeks on the Billboard charts.  Rampal’s part will be played by Meryl Gillmore, principal flute with the Georgian Bay Symphony Orchestra, along with Adrian Little on piano, Mike Grace on bass and Stephen Wood on drums.


Gutsy rocking sweaty blues is promised at CROW on Saturday night with The Marwills, a band originally formed in B.C. but currently based in Toronto.  They describe their music as “a thick, juicy cut of Rock stuffed with the Blues, stroked and soaked until hard and greasy, then covered in  Grade A Canadian dirt”

Fans of the legendary San Francisco funk and soul band Tower of Power will appreciate where the tribute band Oakland Stroke gets its name from.

Oakland Stroke is what they call a legendary groove invented by Tower of Power drummer David Garibaldi.  Tower of Power was the band with the grooves in the San Franciso Bay area in the early 70’s.  This tribute band, led by Lou Pomanti on organ and Tony Carlucci on trumpet has a 5–piece horn section.  The Harbour Street Fish Bar where they’ll be playing on Saturday night has a big dance floor.  You do the math.

Jadea Kelly has an impressive command of emotional nuance not just in the studio in a live setting with her excellent band.  She’ll be at Heartwood tonight.  It’s a big room.  Get there early and sit up near the front where the music can wash over you and stir up your emotions, where Jadea can see that her songs are landing on ears.

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