We’ve had a residency at the Cameron House — every Wednesday through the month of October — and it has been a whiskey-fueled onslaught of good times, hanging out, and occasionally making music. We’ve had two special guests at each show, and it has been a truly amazing time hosting some of our good friends and favourite performers at our shows. This past show with Shawn Clarke and Graham Nicholas was a perfect blend of sensitive finger-strummed folk along with dancehall hootenanny folk. Last week with MJ Cyr and The Morals walked the tightrope from intricate looped rhythms to some intense guitar-charged roots tunes. The week before that Paula Perri and Peter Katz both electrified the crowd with their huge voices and great songs. And our first week we hosted the largest inter-band party the front room of the Cameron House had ever seen by having The Maladies of Adam Stokes and The Fires Of, each 5+ member bands in their own right, playing our inaugural residency show.
peter katz at the cameron house
Our last residency show is on Hallowe’en, so expect some surprises! But don’t expect a cover of Monster Mash…we’re not that good yet. We’ll be joined by the Kate Rogers Band and Parks & Rec, both of whom are firecracker bands with killer songs and the ability to turn regular humans into dance-feverish singalong handclappers.
We’ll actually be hitting the boards quite a lot this fall, so if you know of anyone in Bracebridge, Orillia, Hamilton, Peterborough, Ottawa, Oshawa, North Bay, or Toronto please let them know that we’ll be in their town soon! And you can find out all the details about the shows on our Shows page. But briefly, here’s what we’re up to in the next couple of months:
OCT 26 – BRACEBRIDGE – The Griffin Pub (9 Chancery Lane) – 7pm, free
OCT 27 – ORILLIA – The Brownstone (178 Mississauga St E) w/ Christopher Thompson – 9pm, pwyc
OCT 28 – HAMILTON – The Pearl Company (16 Steven St) opening for the Wilderness of Manitoba – 8pm, $10 at door
Oct 31 – TORONTO – Cameron House (408 Queen W) last night of our October residency with the Kate Rogers Band and Parks & Rec – 10pm, pwyc
NOV 9 – PETERBOROUGH – The Red Garnet (231 Hunter St W) with the Mayhemingways – 10pm, $5 at door
NOV 10 – OTTAWA – Elmdale Tavern (1084 Wellington St W) opening for Ron Hawkins & the Do Good Assassins (album release) – 9pm, $10 adv/$15 door
NOV 16 – OSHAWA – Murphy’s Pub (15 Simcoe St N) opening for Ron Hawkins & the Do Good Assassins (album release) – 9pm, $10 adv/$15 door
NOV 23 – HAMILTON – The Studio at Hamilton Place (1 Summers Ln) opening for Cuff the Duke – 8pm, $13.50
NOV 24 – TORONTO – Lee’s Palace (259 Bloor St) Maladies of Adam Stokes album release party – 9pm
NOV 25 – TORONTO – TELUS Street Festival – 100th Grey Cup festival – 1:30pm, free
NOV 29 – TORONTO – The Great Hall (1087 Queen St West) – Movember charity event with Cai.ro and Papermaps – 8pm, $13 adv/$20 door
NOV 30 – NORTH BAY (246 First Ave W) – Raven & Republic – 9pm