Wolfe Island Records Showcase

Wed May 9 2018

6:00 PM Doors

The Dakota Tavern

249 Ossington Avenue Toronto, ON M6J 3A1

$8.00

Ages 19+

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Wolfe Island Records Showcase


Hugh Christopher Brown

Kate Fenner

Hadley McCall Thackston

Suzanne Jarvie

One River

Stephen Stanley Band

David Corley

This event is part of Canadian Music Week for more information / set times visit cmw.net/music

 

Line up subject to change / no refunds

CMW Presents
Wolfe Island Records Showcase

  • Hugh Christopher Brown

    Hugh Christopher Brown

    Folk Rock

    The Huffington Post calls Brown's new album 'Pacem', "...a stunning collection of music and poetry that works on the listener from the inside out". He has done extensive producing for other artists, many of whom are featured on the newly launched Wolfe Island Records, as well as founding the Pros and Cons Program which releases music made inside prisons for charity and social justice work. 
    A native Torotonian who spent years on the road before settling in Brooklyn, his Post Office Studio on Wolfe Island has been his home and creative center for the past decade, while he maintains his musical roots in NYC where he continues to work with Kate Fenner among many others.

  • Kate Fenner

    Kate Fenner

    Folk

    Kate Fenner grew up making music in Toronto (Bourbon Tabernacle Choir) before moving to New York City, where she and musical partner Chris Brown recorded several albums as Chris Brown and Kate Fenner. They toured extensively as a duo, and contributed to many other musical and artistic endeavours. Kate finished her third solo album MIDDLE VOICE this past fall, recorded in Brooklyn with guitarist/bassist/producer Tony Scherr, and featuring many talented musical friends (Bill Frisell, Norah Jones, Jason Moran). 

  • Hadley McCall Thackston

    Hadley McCall Thackston

    Folk

    Born in North Augusta and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, the 25-year old Hadley McCall Thackston’s affinity for vintage style clothes and contemporary tattoos mirrors her timeless brand of Southern folk — kindred with modern sounds and singers come and gone decades before she was born.

    Hadley’s debut eponymous record (with all songs written by the porch sitter on various porches from Atlanta, Georgia to Cedar Mountain, North Carolina to Wolfe Island), fuses lots of sounds that might be called alt-country, southern folk, or contemporary. As for the latter, well in this chanteuse-songwriter’s mind, timeless is always contemporary.

  • Suzanne Jarvie

    Suzanne Jarvie

    Folk

    Suzanne Jarvie was born in colonial Hong Kong, to British parents. Raised in Toronto, Canada, she was steeped in and drew inspiration from the likes of Gram Parsons and Emmy Lou Harris to Dolly Parton, the Stanley Brothers and Lucinda Williams. Partly because Suzanne craved stability in the wake of her parents’ painful divorce, at age 14, and partly because of creative reticence, Jarvie went to university, became a lawyer, wife and mother of four children, with music playing only a small sideline.

    It wasn’t really until 2011 when things changed. On an ordinary day, her oldest son had a tragic accident, falling down a spiral staircase, and went into a coma. “It blew everything apart, including me,” Suzanne recalls. “Despite the doctors saying he wouldn’t survive, the miracle of his slow recovery and healing occurred and changed the course of my life… One afternoon I heard a melody in my head and just started writing. I picked up my guitar and played an opening line, and words just started appearing, through the subconscious, through emotions and through a melodic filter. Over the next few months… all these songs came gushing out. And I basically had never written any music before except for some throwaway songs.”

    Somehow, during the painful recovery of her son, she found the courage to record her stunning debut album Spiral Road about this raw, deeply personal and painful journey. The album received a 2015 nomination from the Independent Music Awards for Best Concept Album and spent 3 months on the Euro-Americana chart reaching #7.

    Her inspiration continued with the launch of a new 6 song EP in February 2016, with originals and cover tracks, and a new record In The Clear is currently in production. She just finished playing 9 European shows in May 2017, and will be part of a Wolfe Island Records tour across Canada tour in the Fall of 2017.

  • One River

    One River

    Folk

    One River is an image of our interconnectedness across space and time. Our ancestors flowed into us, and life will continue the motion beyond our time on the planet. Spirit is the river, body the boat 

    With a name taken from anthropologist Wade Davis, One River was founded by Michael Quattrone as a musical outgrowth of his work with Hearthfire, a NY-based, non-profit organization that creates rituals and retreats with a community of artists, leaders and seekers. "Magic happens when we gather in a circle to mark life's passages with song,” says Quattrone. “And sometimes you invite a record producer who brings a magic of his own." 

    The eponymous first album, to be released in May of 2018, features ten original songs by Quattrone, in the company of Hugh Christoper Brown and Wolfe Island Records veterans. One River traces a pilgrimage on the landscape of being, arriving where celebration meets devotion. 

    We are one river, one great river, and we flow.

  • Stephen Stanley Band

    Stephen Stanley Band

    Alternative Rock

    Roots-rock-pop singer-songwriter Stephen Stanley returns with a new record Jimmy & The Moon, joined by a fine new band duly committed to keeping the bar raised high, whether a song sets foot beneath a legendary defunct nightclub or a title track that zooms a crane up to the moon. 

    While recording these songs on Wolfe Island at the old Post Office studio with his producer and multi-instrumentalist Hugh Christopher Brown, an unofficial theme emerged "quite naturally as we whittled down the songs for this collection," Stephen says. As fans of "LOTL" can attest, one's own backyard or alleyway still hold endless unexpected rewards, twists and turns and Stanley's new tunes pay tribute to the people and city where he has spent his life. 

    Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist Stephen Stanley is best known from his many years as a lead guitarist/vocalist with the vibrant alternative rock band The Lowest of the Low. After many song hits, years of touring and sharing the stage with the likes of Billy Bragg, Bob Mould, The Violent Femmes, The Jayhawks and Lloyd Cole, a gold record for their "genuinely timeless album" (Exclaim!) Shakespeare My Butt, Stanley is back on the Canadian music scene with a new band, The Stephen Stanley Band, and a new record Jimmy & The Moon, produced by Hugh Christopher Brown. Featuring Chris Bennett on guitar and Chris Rellinger on bass.

  • David Corley

    David Corley

    Folk

    David Corley endured a not-so-idyllic childhood on a horse farm in the town of Lafayette in Indiana despite loving, close knit family relations with his grandma Annabelle, mother Sarah, sister Annie and their two dogs “Moose” and “Ox”. For piano, “I would walk the four miles home from my piano teacher’s house down gravel roads and through cornfields ’til my mom finally agreed to not make me go back.” He began practicing the piano on his own, teaching himself songs from the radio and the stacks of eclectic sheet music lying around the house and quickly began to pen his own tunes. His sister Annie recalls, “David would hide or throw a fit to get out of going to lessons, but we always had a piano in the house and all of a sudden we would hear him playing so many great songs and I still have some of his earliest gems in my head…”

    When he was nineteen, David had a series of ecstatic visionary and mystical experiences. After leaving the University of Georgia at the age of 20, he travelled across the country delivering trucks, and began to read and write obsessively. By the time he went back to University of Georgia (to study computer science?), he started to develop his voice as a songwriter, often breaking in to the Fine Arts Building to play his wild, original music on a grand piano in the middle of the night. His subsequent jaunts led him to Westport, Connecticut, to perfect his bar tending and roofing skills and settled for a time in New York City and Venice Beach, California for further forays in mixology and bar napkin poetry, among other “jack of all trade” jobs, which then drove him to live off the land for a few years in a remote cabin on a mountain in Georgia. If his heart hadn’t exploded at the age of 40, David reckons he would still be there… but chose to recover from his surgery in his hometown of Lafayette, Indiana.

    At the age of 53, Corley released his debut album, Available Light, in 2015 and has just released his second record Zero Moon, in May 2017. Corley is just completing a 17 show tour in Europe in Ireland, England, Italy and Germany.

     

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CMW Presents

Wolfe Island Records Showcase

Wed May 9 2018 6:00 PM Doors

The Dakota Tavern Toronto ON
Wolfe Island Records Showcase

$8.00 Ages 19+

Wolfe Island Records Showcase


Hugh Christopher Brown

Kate Fenner

Hadley McCall Thackston

Suzanne Jarvie

One River

Stephen Stanley Band

David Corley

This event is part of Canadian Music Week for more information / set times visit cmw.net/music

 

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