Saturday, April 28, 2018
Local legends of rock and soul, Blue Hazel, are returning to Purple Palace for a mid-spring party!
Saturday, May 5, 2018
The Lonesome Ace Stringband brings grit, skill and abandon to old-time, Appalachian folk songs and fiddle/banjo tunes. These are songs and tunes for life and all of it’s occasions: festivals, dances, wars, parties and funerals. The music comes from a tradition that has inspired and brought together generations of people. It’s themes – love, loss, hard work and hardship, faith, and everyday life – speak to everyone. The members are Chris Coole on banjo, John Showman on fiddle and Max Heineman on bass. Together they bring a deep respect for the roots of the music, a keen sense of innovation to the performance and material, and a passion for the sound that transcends both. This is old-time music for today’s old soul.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Emily Burgess graduated with honours from Humber College’s prestigious music program at twenty-two years old, majoring in guitar. Direct from the hallways to the roadways, Emily began touring Canada and the U.S with the JUNO nominated 24th Street Wailers. 7 years later, she is highly regarded as one of Canada’s finest emerging guitarists. Emily has shared the stage and traded riffs with guitar greats Jimmie Vaughan, Kevin Breit, Garrett Mason, Suzie Vinnick, Sue Foley, and Sam Weber, among others. Burgess wrote two songs and took guitar duties for 2015’s JUNO nominated album “Wicked” by The 24th Street Wailers.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Dub Trinity deliver message-based music of solidarity that transcends both borders and genres; folk music. Rooted in dub reggae and ska, the band has made a career of incorporating diverse elements into their eclectic sound, from activist funk to revolutionary R&B.
With their latest release, The People Hold The Power, this diversity expands to include elements of Stax-style soul, 60’s-influenced rock, and experimental alternative. Uniquely independent, they’ve created a genre wholly of their own – one that draws audiences of all musical backgrounds into a celebration of community empowerment…