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Archive for March, 2015

An Evening with Séan McCann: Friday, April 6

An Evening with Séan McCann: Friday, April 6. Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00. $30 at the door. Séan McCann won over audiences from coast to coast and around the world as a founding SeanMCCann_04_18member of the award-winning Newfoundland band Great Big Sea. Today, McCann is charting his own course with a new sound. His live performance combines original songs and stories designed to inspire and change lives for the better. Same great voice, songs that sing to your heart, and an engaging performance perfectly suited to the quiet intimacy of The Pearl Company.  Listen:  Tickets:


Carlos del Junco & The Blues Mongrels: Saturday, April 7

Carlos del Junco & The Blues Mongrels – “Hang On” CD RELEASE!: Saturday, April 7, Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00. Tickets: $25. Carlos del Junco is a harmonica virtuoso having won numerous national and international awards for his unique playing style.  Simultaneously CarlosdelJunco(2)_04_18sophisticated and raw, his playing blurs the boundaries between blues and jazz (ergo, “The Blues Mongrels”). Caught between the blues and jazz world, Carlos and band deliver a seamless fusion of everything from swing to Latin, second line New Orleans grooves to swampy folk roots melodies, and even “world music”.
Their new CD Hang On is not officially available yet; however, it will be available for sale only thru Carlos during his western Canada March tour and he’ll for sure have it on hand April 7 at The Pearl Co!  Eventually he’ll put it onlline for streaming and digital download purchase. The new CD features Eric St. Laurent and Henry Heillig on guitar and bass respectively, some back- up vocals from Jimmy Bowskill, with Kevin Breit playing mandolin on mandolin and 12 sting resonator guitar on a couple songs. You can listen to some sound bytes of the new disc here:
“A model of focus and urgencya true virtuoso” Brad Wheeler – The Globe and Mail   Tickets:

Annie Patterson & Peter Blood: Rise Up Singing: Friday, April 13

Annie Patterson & Peter Blood: Rise Up Singing: Friday, April 13. Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00. $20 / $15 students/seniors/wage-challenged.RiseAgainSongbook
The creators of Rise Up Singing and their 2015 sequel Rise Again are coming to Hamilton! This will be a singalong concert with Annie & Peter performing and leading songs from Rise Again. Annie & Peter will be joined by beloved Canadian singer songwriter James Gordon, whose song “Frobisher Bay” is included in Rise Again.
This tour is a celebration of the life & work of Pete Seeger, who worked closely with Annie & Peter on their books. A wide array of Pete Seeger CDs will be available as well as Seeger’s autobiography (which Peter edited). Copies of Annie & Peter’s songbooks will be available to borrow or buy at the concert.

  • This is a chance to meet the people who “wrote the book” and experience group singing with two of North America’s most widely loved songleaders.
    Annie is a widely respected folk and jazz performer and recording artist. Playlist on Youtube.
  • Praise for Annie’s performances
  • Rise Up Singinghas created a quiet revolution in group singing across North America with a million copies in print. Praise for RUS.
  • Rise Againcontains 1200 more songs (including many by Canadian singer songwriters) in the same format as RUSPraise for Rise Again.  Tickets:

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