Archive for June, 2010

Events Coming Up In June

Monday, June 14th, 2010

June 18th:

Concert Fundraiser with Andrew Cash at Fitzgeralds’ Pub in the Beaches
2298 Queen Street East
Show starts at 9:00

June 28th:

Greenpeace and Harmony

Hope to see you at the Greenpeace
Amchitka Concert (1970) – CD Release.
Hugh’s Room, Toronto,
Monday, June 28.

Greenpeace has released a phenomenal,
remastered concert recording (circa 1970) whereby Joni Mitchell, James
Taylor and Phil Ochs came to the aid of the then fledgling environmental
campaigning organization and put on a concert in Vancouver. This historic
concert — brilliantly preserved on two discs and beautifully packaged
with a 48-page book of never-before-seen photos — raised money for
Greenpeace’s first voyage to the Island of Amchitka (Aleutian Islands,
Alaska) to protest the testing of nuclear bombs by the US government.

The best of Toronto-based talent, including
a few names you’ll find on this Latent Recordings site, will each
play one song from the CD and one of their own.  And the CD will
be sold exclusively at the show. It’s important to note that all proceeds
from CD sales will go to Greenpeace to help them with the great work
they continue to do almost 40 years later.

If you can’t wait to put your hands
on Amchitka, the 1970 concert that launched Greenpeace,
you can buy it at, or you can visit their Toronto office
at 33 Cecil Street. For directions go to

Here are the show details…
open for dinner (optional) at 6 pm. Show starts at 8:30 pm to 11:30

Hugh’s Room is an intimate 200-seat
supper club with a big reputation for great, live and up close music.
Musicians love playing there. The address is 2261 Dundas Street West
(in Roncesvalles Village, just below Bloor, a five-minute walk south
from the Dundas West subway. You’ll find free parking directly across
the street in the grocery store parking lot.

I’ll be there with John Timmins and
an amazing line up including Mike and Margo Timmins (Cowboy Junkies), Andy
Maize and Josh Finlayson (Skydiggers), Mary Margaret O’Hara, Lee Harvey
Osmond, The Divine Sarah Slean, Caroline Brooks (The Good Lovelies),
Oh Suzanna (Suzie Ungerleider), Jory Nash, Mia Sheard (emcee) and introducing
Brighid Fry.

Tickets available at or 416-531-6604. Advance tickets are $22 and
$25 at the door. It will be well worth it, and tickets should sell pretty

See ya there. Don’t be shy to say hello.


I am turning to the old songs more and more for inspiration. With John T and his slide blues guitar and the banjo, we can get a pretty interesting rendition of these songs I think.





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