In anticipation of their headlining debut at Massey Hall this evening (March 2,) Whitehorse and Six Shooter Records released a new live album, ‘The Road To Massey Hall,’ a series of cover songs that you’ll see here in video form. In their words, ‘The Road To Massey Hall’ is “a celebration of the venue’s history and a tribute to those legends that have made the iconic stage their own.” In this video series Whitehorse honour the greats and premiere tracks off the live album.
Last in this series here on Soundboard is a song by the one and only, Neil Young – “Winterlong.”
In anticipation of their headlining debut at Massey Hall on March 2, Whitehorse and Six Shooter Records released a new live album, ‘The Road To Massey Hall,’ a series of cover songs that you’ll see here in video form. In their words, ‘The Road To Massey Hall’ is “a celebration of the venue’s history and a tribute to those legends that have made the iconic stage their own.” In this video series Whitehorse honour the greats and premiere each track off the live album.
Third in the series is the treasured tune by the great Bob Dylan, “It Ain’t Me, Babe.”
In anticipation of their headlining debut at Massey Hall, Whitehorse and Six Shooter Records released a new live album, ‘The Road To Massey Hall,’ a series of cover songs that you’ll see here in video form. In their words, ‘The Road To Massey Hall’ is “a celebration of the venue’s history and a tribute to those legends that have made the iconic stage their own.” In this video series Whitehorse honour the greats and premiere each track off the live album.
Second in the series is “Strawberry Blonde” from the fantastic Ron Sexsmith album Other Songs from 1997. A true Toronto classic.
Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s great to be back at The Buzz after spending an inspiring few days attending the CAPACOA (Canadian Arts Presenting Association) conference hosted here in Toronto. While we were talking about the importance of live arts experiences at the conference, we were thrilled to hear that the province was reiterating the significance of live music performance here in Ontario. You’ll see in this week’s Buzz, that we’ve got lots of great live music coming up this week in the Halls.
PERFORMANCES Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (Wednesday): This week Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis returns to Massey Hall for a feature presentation. Visit WyntonMarsalis.org for all sorts of good stuff including details on a new book, In the Spirit of Swing: The First 25 Years of Jazz at Lincoln Center.
An Evening With BLUE RODEO (Friday & Saturday): If you haven’t heard already, the big news in city planning is that Toronto will have its own Rodeo Drive, a Blue Rodeo Drive to be more specific. CONTINUE READING >
Last week we announced the triumphant return of Emmylou Harris to Massey Hall. The performance will showcase the recent collaboration of Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell in support of their forthcoming album Old Yellow Moon (to be released February 26). Richard Thompson Electric Trio also performs as part of this evening which promises to be seriously exceptional. Tickets are on sale to the general public now – visit the event page for more details.
Around here we’re pretty excited that Daniel Romano was added as special guest to the Whitehorse show at Massey Hall this March and need to tell you that his new album Come Cry With Me drops today. Visit Exclaim for two video featurettes highlighting Romano’s latest.
And if you missed the stellar performance from Paco Peña last week at Roy Thomson Hall, fear not, you can check out this guitar lesson with the flamenco ambassador over on Q.
Spinner pointed us in the direction of this playlist from none other than the very recently inaugurated President Barack Obama. The playlist includes tunes from artists who performed as part of the inauguration celebration yesterday. You can read about the performances on CBC’s site.
A show we are very much looking forward to here at the Halls is the March 2 Whitehorse concert at Massey Hall. We’re thrilled to announce that Daniel Romano has been added as support. You can read all about the former City & Colour and Attack in Black band member here and listen to a track from his forthcoming solo album, here. (also, watch video embedded above).
PERFORMANCES Molly Johnson and Friends (Friday): Molly Johnson kicks off this season’s Jazz @ Massey Hall series with her CONTINUE READING >
JUST ANNOUNCED There are two fun announcements this week for you, our loyal Buzz readers. Lisa Lampanelli returns to Massey Hall this December with her outrageous stand-up comedy that’s given her the title of “Comedy’s Lovable Queen of Mean.” Tickets are on sale for FriendsFirst members tomorrow (Thursday) and to the public on Friday at 10am. And Nancy and Ann Wilson return to Massey Hall’s stage as Heart this March. Tickets for this one are now available for sale to FriendsFirst members and will be available to the public starting Friday at 10am.
Del Barber (Wednesday): Del Barber performs at The Rivoli as our inaugural Canadian Songbook at the Rivoli series performance. We’re super excited to hear him perform tunes from his critically acclaimed release, Headwaters, as well as his signature storytelling. Barber is known to weave his performance into a colourful tapestry. Special guest for the evening is Carleton Stone who recently released his self-titled album, produced by Hawksley Workman. Also super cool: the just released duet with Stone and Molly Thomason, produced by Joel Plaskett. This is what you call keeping good company. And, if you’re keen to see lots of good stuff at the Rivoli this season, be sure to check out the Canadian Songbook Society.
Doobie Brothers (Friday): We know that some of you have had this Friday circled on your calendars for quite some time and the day is nearly here! The Doobie Brothers perform at Massey Hall celebrating their 40th anniversary. Enjoy!
Happy back-to-school everyone! I feel like every year I write a teensy love poem in the buzz to school supplies like coloured sharpies and Note Totes (do they make those anymore?) and here we are again! Lots and lots of good stuff in this week’s Buzz friends, so read on!
JUST ANNOUNCED Just yesterday we announced that the talented Jackie Evancho will be performing at Roy Thomson Hall on March 14, 2013. You may recall that Ms. Evancho took the world by storm after competing on America’s Got Talent. Her new album, Songs from the Silver Screen, becomes available October 2. Tickets for the concert at Roy Thomson Hall are available for purchase to FriendsFirst tomorrow (Thursday) and to the general public on Friday.
PERFORMANCES Back-to-school means one thing in particular around these parts – TIFF! The Toronto International Film Festival newly has a permanent home in our neighbourhood, but Roy Thomson Hall has long been a part of the epic celebration of cinema. Check out our event listings to learn what Gala screenings will be taking place here and, while I’m sure you won’t have trouble finding media coverage of the next two weeks here’s a good start: CBC has an interactive map on the geographical origins of this year’s films; The Toronto Star summarizes their 12th annual “Chasing the Buzz” poll; and BlogTO has an interview with the CONTINUE READING >
Our 2012|13 Season is officially off and running with all tickets now on sale! For a sample of some of what our Season has to offer, check out this YouTube playlist and hopefully listen to an old favourite or discover something new. Let us know what you think.
MISSING LINKS Feist premiered her new “Anti-Pioneer” (embedded above) video as well, you can watch her and band perform in 3D here.
It was announced that one of our favourites, Whitehorse, will not only have their Massey Hall debut this March but their new album The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss will release on Aug 28. Whitehorse have posted the lead off track “Achilles’ Desire,” have a listen here.
We’re all pretty excited about Ira Glass, host of This American Life, coming to Massey Hall on Oct 27. This event, titled Reinventing Radio, should prove to be a unique and insightful look into one of the most unique programs in the fields of journalism and storytelling by one of the most engaging personalities in said fields. Sadly, the program recently lost a key contributor, Canadian-born David Rakoff. TAL paid tribute to David this past week by airing some of his most memorable contributions. Have a listen This American Life – David Rakoff (1964-2012) - particularly to the “Who’s Canadian?” segment.
LOVE OVER AND OVER The songs of Kate McGarrigle is an evening presented by Luminato at Massey Hall on June 15, when they bring together singer-songwriter legend Kate McGarrigle’s family and friends to celebrate her inspiring life and work. The show will feature Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, Bruce Cockburn, Peggy Seeger, and more than a dozen others. Tickets go on sale to FriendsFirst on Monday, April 9 and to the general public on Saturday, April 14 at noon.
We are just thrilled to relay news if you missed it last week, that An acoustic evening withNorah Jones has been announced at Massey Hall on July 6, 2012. The multi Grammy Award winner will perform songs celebrating her forthcoming album Little Broken Hearts. Tickets are on sale now.
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
A sincere congratulations go to Toronto’s own Blue Rodeo, who in addition to The City of Ottawa proclaiming March 30, 2012 “Blue Rodeo Day”, were inducted into the JUNO Hall of Fame this past weekend. CONTINUE READING >
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