The Greenbank Folk Music Society
Tickets are $16.00 each and show time is 8:00pm.
2000-2001 Concert Listing
To check ticket availability call (905) 985-8351 or (905) 852-7578.
September 16, 2000
page at the Quartette site:
Originally from Bainbridge Island, Washington, CAITLIN HANFORD immigrated to Canada in 1978 after graduating from McGill University. During this time she met her husband and songwriting collaborator, CHRIS WHITELEY, and subsequently moved to Toronto where this successful partnership led to two critically acclaimed albums, several charted singles, and a JUNO nomination for BEST COUNTRY GROUP in 1984.
Opening for Caitlin will be
In 1989, CAITLIN formed her ADOBE BROTHERS band with husband, Chris, and various musical
friends. They perform acoustic country, western swing and bluegrass music, both vintage and contemporary. The repertoire is diverse, including many original songs as well as classics with a modern twist, all with a passion and honesty true to the original forms.
CAITLIN has appeared on numerous radio and television shows, and her voice and songs are well known throughout the North American traditional country music industry through her appearances at major folk festivals and through her association with Nashville publisher and songwriter, PAUL CRAFT. In July of 1989, she put her encyclopaedic knowledge of country music to good use by creating a three part series on the history of women in country music, entitled "Honky Tonk Angels", for the CBC Radio show, "The Entertainers".
CAITLIN HANFORD now divides her time between her own career and her work with QUARTETTE
From Jim's bio:
With this mixture of rural/urban experiences, Jim’s repertoire covers a wide range of traditional, folk, and original songs. His original works have been recorded by a number of other artists. His live performances are a celebration of group singing and audience participation.
October 14, 2000
Katherine, Cate & Crowe
Cate Friesen and
Susan Crowe are
Katherine, Cate and Crowe
Take three of Canada's top female singer songwriters - each with a unique
style and distinct personality - put them together on one stage and what do you
Opening for Katherine, Cate & Crowe will be Eastborne.
As Ottawa promoter Joe Reilly put it, "a fantastic show!"
Susan Crowe, Cate Friesen, and Katherine Wheatley are all acclaimed artists
in their own right. Their tour across Canada in 1999 was so
that they've decided to join forces again. Leaving their bands behind,
all three will be on stage together, exchanging songs and stories. They'll
weave together themes and harmonies and they'll focus on what is at the
heart of their passion: songwriting. Their rapport, both with each other
and with the audience, is warm, friendly, and genuine, and their repertoire
represents the very best of three distinguished careers.
It will be a unique opportunity to discover and enjoy the craft of three of
Canada's finest songwriters.
Eastbourne is a newly formed band that combines upbeat energy with a wide variety of down-to-earth, honest music. This trio is made up of Caroline Brooks, songwriter, vocalist and guitarist, her sister Katherine Brooks, vocalist, and guitarist Patrick Thurston. Tastefully blending guitar voice and percussion, these performers describe themselves as young, fresh and original.
November 11, 2000
From Eric's web site
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1943, he received his
early education in Buffalo, where he taught himself guitar
and piano. He saw Elvis Presley perform in a gold suit at
the local city auditorium and the Everly Brothers play at
his unruly high school gym. He also saw the Miles Davis Quintet at
Kleinhan's music hall. He had folk groups that performed the
political songs of Woody Guthrie and the Weavers and spent a
great deal of time reading the books of Rimbaud, Baudelaire,
Jack Kerouac, and Allen Ginsberg. After two years of
pre-medical studies at Hobart College, he hitchhiked to San Francisco
to try out his new songs in North Beach coffeehouses and seek out
the poets of the Beat Generation. He succeeded in meeting Allen Ginsberg,
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Neal Cassady at the City Lights
Bookstore. Weeks later, he heard them recite at a poetry
reading in Haight Ashbury, on the same evening President
John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Opening for Eric will be Rachel Kane
Songwriter Tom Paxton discovered him that late fall of
1963, performing at the Coffee Gallery in North Beach. He
heard his songs and invited him to New York City. In 1964,
Eric was soon introduced to the Greenwich Village
songwriting circle of Phil Ochs and Bob Dylan. He played
his first gig as an opening act at
Gerde's Folk City. Robert Shelton of
the-New York Times wrote a review
where he called him "a writer and
performer of the first
rank…possessing that magical
element called star quality." He was
signed to Vanguard Records and
began recording his first album.
From Rachel's web site:
Rachel Kane writes songs of uncommon intelligence about subtle but memorable subjects: the ways we say goodbye; how a long-gone lover can haunt you; the times when language falls short; how we stay grounded in the midst of chaos; the way time passes and what it can do. Kane doesn't deal in passing fancies and trivial pursuits, but in eternal verities revealed through the lens of daily life.
December 2, 2000
From Erin's web site:
"Erin Benjamin has a little ache in her voice that pulls you in and wraps you up like a flannel sheet…when she decides to do a tear-jerker like "Bittersweet" or the devastating "Amy," she does it right."
Opening for Erin will be Ray Montford
Neil Fagan, Performing Songwriter May/June 1999
"She could be easily lumped in with singers such as Jewel, Natalie Imbruglia and Holly McNarland, except her songwriting is stronger."
Kennedy Gordon, Sudbury Star 1998
From Ray's website:
Ray Montford began playing guitar professionally in
1987 and soon developed a reputation among
Toronto musicians for his clean, economical style.
This lead to work as a back-up musician with several
of the city's best songwriters and players. Between
1994 and 1996, Ray toured extensively in Canada,
the US and Europe with the Juno Award-winning
folk/pop group, The Rankins, and in 1997 with Mary
Jane Lamond. Ray shows up on two recordings by
The Rankins, "Collection" and "Endless Seasons"
and has both played and recorded with a number of
artists including The Chieftans, Andy Stochansky,
Katherine Wheatley, Blaise Pascal, Rachel Kane,
Paul Myers (The Gravelberries), Jaymz Bee and The
Look People, Steve Fox, Theresa Doyle and Cate Friesen.
January 13, 2001
Mark Haines and Tom Leighton
You'll be amazed at the energy present on the Greenbank stage when Mark and Tom take it over. Don't miss this concert!
From their web site:
Mark and Tom have been at it a long time. They
enjoy the success of being two of the most regular
working musicians on earth. They entertain in a
wide variety of venues for an even wider
assortment of audiences. With their roots firmly
planted in tradition, their limbs freely explore the
outer limits. Their engaging humor and musicality
have made them popular in several circuits. Their
ramblings have led them down the highways of
Ontario, through the back roads of Britain, along
the shores of the Maritimes and into the mountains
of New York. They perform a traditional and original
repertoire influenced by Celtic, Maritime and North
Opening for Mark and Tom will be Aengus Finnan
From Aengus' website:
"Every so often, in our wanderings and ramblings through Life,
we come across something or someone who makes us stop
short and listen, and think, and feel, and
know that we've just been touched by
some sense, some power or energy that
has the ability to give immeasurable
meaning to our lives."
Lillian Wauthier, Acoustic Harvest Folk Club
February 17, 2001
It's dance time at Greenbank again!
Bring your favourite partner and come celebrate Valentine/Mardi Gras
with Keith Glass of Prairie Oyster
and his Zydeco band, Main Squeeze.
March 10, 2001
Susie Arioli Swing Band
Opening for Susie is Jory Nash
April 7, 2001
Canadian singer-songwriter Bob Snider has been
called "a national treasure", "a living legend", "a
folk hero", "a talent not to be missed" and "one of
our best songwriters". Don't miss this show.
Opening for Bob is Chris Coole, singer and old time banjo player.
May 12, 2001
From Ron's web site:
Intimacy is often a misused word, but it pretty much sums up
the appeal of singer/songwriter Ron Sexsmith. Through a passel
of remarkably direct songs that prove it's still possible to
achieve profound communication with just a voice and a guitar,
Sexsmith has built a growing legion of fans, among whom are
such peers as Elvis Costello and Sarah McLachlan.
Opening for Ron is Rob Lamothe.