Highly Recommended – Bill Craig, Irish/Traditional, Shepherd’s Crook, Friday, Oct 13 @ 8 pm

You won’t want to miss the music and wit of  Bill Craig.

Bill was born and raised in Ireland, and lived in London in 1973. He moved to Toronto in 1974. He first performed as a vocalist for various Rock ‘n Roll bands in Ireland in 1967.

In 1969, Bill began playing guitar on stage and has stayed with it as his main instrument ever since. Throughout this period, he maintained an interest in the music of his native Ireland, and would occasionally confuse, and usually please, rock audiences with a solo voice guitar rendition. Bill fills The Crook with a wide variety of sounds and a larger than life personality that works well in the room.

Cead Mile Failte…A Hundred Thousand Welcomes.

Jimmy Pearson, Singer/Songwriter/Instrumentalist, Copper Kettle Pub, Sunday, Oct 8, 3-7 pm

It must be humble, sincere, crunchy and organic if it’s a song by Toronto Based Folk/Rock artist Jimmy Pearson. As a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Jimmy strives to connect to thoughtful audiences with songs that embrace the pathetic and awkward facets of life.

Jimmy Pearson is a bona fide artist who crosses over several genres to reach the end goal – a connection with listeners – through expressive vocals, literary and thoughtful lyrics and a sound that is up-front and personal – in other words, Jimmy is real – Indie Spoonful

Watching Jimmy play is kind of like watching open heart surgery; it’s personal, complex, he keeps the rhythm going no matter what, and you can’t look away. With his voice, carefully crafted songs, guitar, and two kick pedals under his feet he left the audience with the feeling that there’s more going on than meets the eye. – Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival

Jimmy has a talent for songwriting, as well as performing those songs. It’s this type of album that always gets me, as it shows the talent behind the artist when they can write songs that appeal to many genres, and this is the case for “Good Friends”. – Canadian Beats

Recommended – Classic Lightfoot Live! (Tribute), John Elliott Theatre, Saturday, Oct 7, 8-10 pm, $34

Take an unforgettable trip down memory lane as John Stinson and the band celebrate Canada 150 by paying tribute to our nation’s most iconic songwriter, Gordon Lightfoot!

Dozens of classic songs from the 1966-78 era will be performed, including Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, If You Could Read My Mind, Sundown, Carefree Highway, Rainy Day People, plus the timeless Canadian Railway Trilogy.

Two hours. All tickets $34.00. Buy Tickets Now