Tickets are $16 each.
In the Greenbank area tickets are available at The Blue Heron Books in Uxbridge. Tickets are also available by calling (905) 985-8351 or (905) 852-7578.
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2001-2002 Concert Listing
Thank you to everyone who supported the Greenbank Folk Music Society by
attending concerts this year. We begin our 10th season on September 14th, 2002.
Mark your calendars now.
September 15, 2001
From Ken's site:
Ken Hamm is one of Canada's foremost interpreters of traditional roots
and blues music. He has won a wide following for his stellar
guitarwork, on both acoustic and steelbody National, as well as for his
original material. Along the way Ken Hamm was awarded a Juno for
best roots and traditional CD ("Saturday Night Blues"). He was also
nominated three years running as best acoustic blues guitarist by
"Guitar Player" magazine.
"...Plays and sings the blues like
he was born and bred in the Mississippi Delta..."
Guitar Player Magazine
October 20, 2001
The Award winning Club Django
In Paris, in 1932, a few enthusiasts founded the “ Le Hot Club de France” in order to promote the development of innovative jazz, as a musical genre. Through their benevolence a band was formed called "Le Quintette du Hot Club de France". Because of these musicians' subsequent recordings and appearances “Le Quintette du Hot Club de France” became the most popular instrumentalists on the continent. The key to their success was the collaboration between the prodigious gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and the suave, conservatory trained, violinist Stéphane Grappelli.
In Toronto, in 1995, a group of Django's fans got together to play Hot Club music for sheer enjoyment. The Tranzac Club, a non for profit Australian /New Zealand social club/pub in downtown Toronto offered free rehearsal space. In time, a nucleus of strong and dedicated performers decided that it would be worthwhile to perform publicly and so "The Club Django Sextet of Toronto" was born.
The players in the Sextet are Johnny Farrell on lead guitar, Jonathan Marks on violin, Abbey Scholzberg on double bass, Gerry Duligal on accordion,Tony Oldland and André Séguinot (the founder of the Sextet) on rhythm guitars.
In May 2000, the Sextet released its first CD, intitled "A Tribute to the Hot Club de France". In April 2001, the CD received an award from the CANADIAN COLLECTORS' CONGRESS for BEST ALBUM 2000 for TRADITIONAL/CLASSIC PERFORMANCE.
Opening for Club Django is Gypsygrass
The band consists of Dianne Hanko (guitar and vocals),
Jan Hanko (fiddle viola (actually a fiddola) mandolin and vocals),
Anne West (vocals and percussion)and
Sam Carrothers (bass).
Gypsygrass covers a wide variety of tunes and styles, Oct 20 they will perform
original modern folk written by Dianne Hanko. The music takes on the unique blend
of 'new grass'
gypsy and unplugged soft rock. Jans gypsy style on the fiddle lends itself toward
celtic influences as well.
November 10, 2001
Moses Gillespie Redemption
From their website:
"...a mini-history of 20th century folk and roots music... tuneage
from... Jimmie Rodgers, to Muddy Waters, to Ledbelly, old favourites
made popular by Zadow's personal heroes Leon Redbone and Ry
Cooder and a few original compositions that sound like they're 80
years old." (Norman Provencher, Ottawa Citizen)
"Delicate backup and precise arrangement are the [hallmark] of
Gillespie's work.... every instrument complimented each other,
and Gillespie nicely..." (Shelley Montreuil, Shiverz.com Entertainment Magazine)
"...authenic and loyal rendering of Blues, Jazz and Gospel Classics... far from cliché, MGR breathes new life into the music they
quite obviously love." (Venues Online Magazine)
"...think of a clean-shaven, young Leon Redbone..." (Alec Ross, The Kingston Whig-Standard)
December 1, 2001
Scarlett, Washington and Whiteley
Greenbank favourites. Don't miss this show.
From their web site:
Three outstanding individuals in the world of folk, blues, and swing, Mose Scarlett, Jackie Washington, and Ken Whiteley have created a magical combination, both on recordings and in live concert performances. They began a loose association in the late eighties, working on a recording which eventually emerged as the Juno-nominated album "Where Old Friends Meet." While they have continued with their significant individual careers, both audiences and the performers themselves cherish the warm, often humorous, and always musical time they spend on stage together.
Opening for Mose, Jackie and Ken is
January 12, 2002
Rick Fines with the Rick Fines Trio.
Rick Fines has been out on the road playing music for
19 years now. At 39, he is a veteran of the folk and blues
circuits in North America. Last year he won the
MapleBlues Award for Acoustic Act Of The Year for the
second consecutive year and was nominated again this
year for the MapleBlues SOCAN Songwriter of the Year
award. His work with Jackson Delta (for 15 years) brought
recognition from both the Juno and the Handy Awards. He
has played for legendary blues piano player Pinetop
Perkins, songstress Colleen Peterson, folk icon Penny
Lang, harmonica innovator Carlos del Junco and many
others. Known for his understanding of blues, finger-style
and bottleneck guitar, his richly textured voice and an ability
to write songs that explore all aspects of the human
condition, Fines has now assembled the trio that best
compliments these talents.
With Rob Phillips on piano and vocals and Richard
Simpkins on upright bass and vocals, Fines has a trio that
moves easily through his own laid-back brand of blues,
stompin’ shuffles and jazz-inflected swing. And when the
trio is playing Fines’ original songs there’s no doubt that this
is how they were intended to be heard. These men have
known each other for many years and are good friends as
well as musical partners.
Rob Phillips grew up in the same neighbourhood as
Fines and attended the same primary school. Starting at an
early age Phillips studied classical piano, then at age 10 he
discovered Meade ‘Lux’ Lewis, Albert Ammons, and Pete
Johnson - the Kansas City Boogie Woogie masters. Phillips
went on to attend the music program at University of
Alabama, and studied in his native Peterborough under jazz
pianist Brian Browne. He kept busy the whole time playing in
jazz trios and R&B bands.
Richard Simpkins has worked steadily as a bass player
since he was 14, and has taken vocal training at the Royal
Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He has played almost
every style of music over the years, both in the studio and
on the road. In 1985 Simpkins began studying the upright
bass and concentrated his efforts on jazz. He has been
working with Fines on and off since1986 and continues to
play in two jazz trios as well.
Opening for Rick is Uncle Jim Cope
February 9, 2002
Greenbank celebrates Mardi Gras withSwamperella
It's dance night in Greenbank!
Swamperella plays traditional and contemporary Cajun music. Cajun music comes to us from rural Louisiana where Acadian music mingled with other traditions of the south. Here the locals like to waltz and two-step the night away to the sounds of fiddle, button accordion, guitar and triangle. The music is high energy, uplifting, easy to dance to and has a mournful bluesy sound.
March 16, 2002
, an Ontario based duo performing together since 1980 has attained a synchronicity rarely seen. Although their main roots lie in folk, blues, and ethnic/roots music of many kinds, both Mark Clifford and Beth Bartley are absolutely outstanding musicians who can, and do play almost any style.
Opening for Vox Viloins is Matty Cooper
April 13, 2002
The Silver Hearts
From their website:
The Silver Hearts, a Peterborough-based band formed in January of 2000. With
amazing energy, poignant song writing and instrumentation unlike anything you’ve seen, including accordion, fiddles, piano, brass, musical saw, and theremin, the music of the Silver Hearts evades description by modern genres. A mixture of western roots, ragtime and bluegrass that has been described at various times as a “beer orchestra”, “ghost town western music”, “music for an Irish wake” and “old-time hopped-up playing”, The Silver Hearts take forgotten music and reinvent it with a new sense of style and vitality.
May 4, 2002
Young, energetic and passionate about traditional music, Flapjack offers an entertaining and polished performance. This Ontario-based band plays old-time Canadian bush swing, a unique fusion of fiddle tunes, backwoods ballads, kitchen percussion and jug jazz.
Flapjack regularly tours for shows, dances and festivals as a four-piece band, featuring vocals, twin fiddles, mandolin, guitar, clawhammer banjo, stand-up bass, washboard, bones, feet, jaw harp and harmonica.
Jay Edmunds and Karen Taylor front the band with original and traditional songs and tunes, from swinging ditties about Manitoulin Island to Ottawa Valley fiddle music. Teilhard Frost and Sam Allison provide strong vocal backup, percussion, harmonicas and acoustic bass.
Opening for Flapjack is Ed Winacott