Johnny Cash: From Memphis to Folsom, Tribute, John Elliott Theatre, Sunday, October 26, 3-5 pm, $32

johnny cashThe music and lives of Johnny Cash and June Carter are celebrated with a new touring show entitled “Johnny Cash: From Memphis to Folsom”.

The performance features world-class tribute artists Jim Yorfido and his real-life wife Pam in the title roles, backed by The Memphis Cats band. Musically, “From Memphis to Folsom” covers the entire career of “The Man in Black” including Johnny’s biggest hits such as “Ring of Fire”, “Boy Named Sue” “I Walk the Line” “Folsom Prison Blues” “Hurt” and the famous duet with June Carter “Jackson”.

Show Times

October 26, 2014 at 3:00pm

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CBC’s Lorne Elliott, “Stories, Comedy and Music”, John Elliott Theatre, Saturday, October 25 8-9:30 pm $30

lorne elliottCBC’s Lorne Elliott to perform at the JET

 

Canadian humourist, storyteller, musician and playwright Lorne Elliott is bringing his show of comedy and music theatre to town. For tickets go to the Box Office: www.haltonhills.ca/theatre

Elliott’s concert performance is a selection of his current monologues and songs dealing with life experience. Creating new stage material about having to redefine priorities in view of life events is a welcome challenge to this writer and stage performer, who enjoys shaking the perceived wisdom of the world around him.

His one-man show concert presentation is delightfully foolish, witty and thought-provoking. Combining dry humour with musical parodies and skits, Elliott is a shrewd observer of the human animal. Often self-deprecating, always silly and never profane, Elliott’s funny is family friendly. For the past 26 years, Elliott has been touring and performing in concert in theatres and arts centres across Canada, the U.S. and Australia. He is regularly featured on TV on such programs as The Just For Laughs Festival and Comedy Variety Specials in Canada and the US.
For 11 seasons, Madly Off In All Directions, was Elliott’s own CBC Radio Comedy Series which went on till Fall 2006.

In September, Elliott was featured as a guest on CBC Radio’s popular program, Stuart Maclean’s Vinyl Café, and he is often heard as a columnist on CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter.

Recommended – Organic Funk, Funk Rock, The McGibbon, Friday, October 24 at 9:30 pm

ORGANIC FUNK

ORGANIC; Having an organization similar in its complexity to that of living things.

FUNK; An earthy quality appreciated in music such as jazz or soul, down-to-earth soulfully expressed sound, related to the real nitty-gritty or
fundamental essence of life, soul to the max.

Toronto based band Organic Funk launched their latest CD entitled “Speak Now” on February 10, 2011 at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, Canada to an enthusiastic crowd. The first single from the album entitled “For Today” was pre-released to radio and the immediate reaction was excellent garnering airplay coast to coast in Canada. The band has been compared to “a pre-popular Maroon 5”. The comments from radio have been very encouraging… “There is something very pure and raw about them…” “They may be on to something…” “Definitely a winner…” “Absolutely love it“.

The funk/rock quartet composes, produces and performs music that has been described as “contemporary rock with a funky groove and a hint of retro”. Although the group aspires to perform their own original material, they win approval for their original songs by interspersing well known musical titles that blend with their originals, elevating their songs alongside the classic hits. They have built a strong following in their home territory and have an excellent web presence through their profile on My Space: http://www.myspace.com/organicfunk .

Perhaps Canadian reviewer Ryan Stephenson Price sums it up best in a recent review of an Organic Funk concert in Toronto – here is an excerpt:
“…If you’ll take anything away from this review though – see them live if ever given the opportunity: they have a way of playing off each other that really emotes to the crowd. You can tell just how much fun they’re having, and they want you to join in too. They’ll leave you grooving in your shoes all night long, you’ll be singing along with their covers, and you just might get an invite to a party from some random attractive Europeans that were enticed to enter the venue from off the street because they heard some funky tunes as they happened to be walking by. What, that doesn’t happen to everybody? Well, clearly you were at the wrong concert that night…” RYAN STEPHENSON PRICE, THE INDIE MACHINE May 13, 2011

Failte, Celtic, The Shepherd’s Crook, Friday, October 24 at 8 pm

failte

Friday, September 26 at 8 pm, The Shepherd’s Crook presents:

Failte originated from a casual collection of musicians in the Autumn of 1991 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Failte (pronounced “fall-cha”) means welcome in Irish. Currently, the group consists of original member, Stephen Todd (vocals, bodhran, and tin whistle) as well as Jessica Weiler (fiddle, vocals), and Brian Crozier (guitar, vocals). The band plays traditional Celtic music with a Canadian attitude. Set lists include slow airs, ballads, jigs and reels from Ireland, Scotland and Canada

 

Recommended – Kev Morse, Singer Songwriter, The Bistro at Silvercreek, Friday, October 24 at 8 pm

kev morse 2Kev 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.

Check out the outstanding “Happy Ever After” at the :45 mark here. This one should be in rotation on CBC Radio.

Take in Kev performing tracks from his new  “In The Blood” CD at The Bistro at Silvercreek.