Recommended – Roxanne de Bastion, Singer/Songwriter, Uncorked on Main, Thursday, Oct 19 at 7 pm

Roxanne de Bastion reminds us that great lyrics do have a place in pop music. With a nod to 1960’s psychedelia, Roxanne delivers thoughtful social and personal commentary soaked in piano & cello arrangements.

One of the most perfect voices I’ve ever heard”
(Tom Whalley, BBC6)

“Standout number…astonishingly assured”
The Sunday Times)

“If you ever get a chance to see her live – definitely do!”
(BBC Introducing)

Born in Berlin to a musical, bilingual family, she started composing and performing at the age of 15. Soon after, Roxanne moved to London, equipped with her guitar, her songs and a one-way ticket.

Glastonbury’s legendary acoustic stage, a showcase at Folk Alliance in the USA, opening for Martha Wainwright, Ricky Ross and Thea Gilmore as well as touring in her own right across Europe only account for a handful of events filled by Roxanne’s diary over the past twelve months. Her debut album and follow-up EP garnered support from BBC6, Xfm, The Sunday Times, R2 Magazine to name a few. In Germany, Roxanne has even made the prime time news together with Taylor Swift in a feature on the future of music as well as receiving national press in FAZ and Intro Magazine. Roxanne de Bastion is no stranger to the independent music scene supporters across Europe.

In addition to her own music, Roxanne is an advocate of artist rights and represents independent artists on the board of the FAC.

“I was completely bowled over by Roxanne. As well as performing, she converses with the audience, charming everyone in the room. If you ever get the chance to go and see her live – definitely do!”

-BBC Introducing Coventry and Warwickshire

Two Piano Tornado, Loreto Home Concert, Wednesday, Oct 18 at 7:30 pm, $20

Georgetown’s Frank and Ruth Loreto have been hosting house concerts (at 3 Torino Gate) for 5 plus years and have yet to be disappointed by any of the shows.

The cost for the evening is $20 per person, with the full amount going to the performers. They need to know in advance who is coming as they can only hold 25 people comfortably and they must know how many break-time delights to prepare in advance. Now is not too soon to book this or other upcoming shows in the Loreto Home Routes Concert Series. To reserve a spot, contact Frank at: loreto@sympatico.ca.

Bring whatever you would like to drink or you can indulge in the delicious coffees provided by Stephen at Speakeasy’s in Hamiton. AND, you can have that coffee delivered to your door like they do—just go to http://speakeasycoffee.vstore.ca

For a wealth of info on other Live Music events throughout Canada (as re-posted by Frank Loreto) connect on Facebook at earstotheground.ca and on Twitter @ears2dground

Kev Morse Duo, Singer Songwriter, Copper Kettle Pub, Sunday, Oct 15, 4-8 pm

Kev Morse writes from experience, sings from the heart and plays the guitar like it was meant for him to play. An evening spent listening to Kev play his guitar and sing his songs is like an evening spent with an old friend. His songs reach out, grab you, they hold on tight and they stay with you.kev m

Check out the outstanding “Happy Ever After” at the :45 mark here.

Take in Kev performing tracks from his “In The Blood” CD.

We Walk The Line (Johnny Cash Tribute), John Elliott Theatre, Saturday, Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm, $29

WE WALK THE LINE

John Elliott Theatre John Elliot Theatre, Georgetown, Ontario.

A true Johnny Cash Experience that celebrates the music and lives of ‘The Man In Black’ and his fun loving wife, June Carter. The concert performance features Ward Cornforth as a 1960’s era Johnny Cash and includes duets performed with Johnny’s life-long partner June Carter. 

The concert covers the entire career of Johnny Cash from the 1950’s at Sun Records to 2003 with the American Recordings label and includes Johnny’s biggest hits ‘Ring of Fire’, ‘Boy Named Sue’, ‘I Walk The Line’, ‘Folsom Prison Blues’, ‘Hurt’ and the famous duet with June Carter ‘Jackson’ amongst other classic songs. Ward incorporates historical accounts and personal anecdotes about the Country Legend and American Poet, who left his mark upon many millions of fans, in this not-to-be-missed musical event.