Monday, May 11, 2009

massey hall

Here's some fun news over at my favourite live performance venue.

June 10th brings Canadian Songbook: A Tribute to Neil Young's Live at Massey Hall 1971.

"On January 19, 1971, Canada’s legendary singer-songwriter Neil Young performed solo at Massey Hall. Audiences there heard for the first time many of the iconic songs that would later appear on his albums, including his best-selling LP Harvest – yet the live concert recording itself wasn’t released until 2007.

Now, as part of the Luminato Festival, a stellar group of Canadian musicians, led by Juno Award winning music director Kevin Breit, will recreate that landmark concert, performing their own distinctive arrangements of the album’s eighteen classic songs.

The concert features: Holly Cole, Jason Collett, Cowboy Junkies, Bill Frisell Trio, Issa (formerly Jane Siberry), Colin Linden, Harry Manx, Danny Michel, Steven Page, Roxanne Potvin, Carole Pope."

And on another note, Sonic Youth will likely blow the roof off the place on June 30th.  Sigh.....

And of course, it goes without saying, Neko Case July 14th.  Don't even try to call me at home because I will be in Toronto hanging out with Neko Case.

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