Open mic w Craig Smith
Nov
22
9:00 PM21:00

Open mic w Craig Smith

Tonight’s the night - it’s open mic at Crow! Thank you to all the talented musicians and singers who’ve come out, and continue to return to play our stage! And to everyone else who’s been here to enjoy the amazing food, cocktails and good vibes, thanks to you too. Fun 🍻 9 p.m.

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Crow Session Dinner Show with Colin Linden
Nov
27
5:00 PM17:00

Crow Session Dinner Show with Colin Linden

COLIN LINDEN;

Born in Toronto, Canada, and raised in White Plains, New York, Colin Linden returned to Canada in 1970. He was already a guitar prodigy at 11 years old, and when most kids that age were playing sports, Colin was meeting and being mentored by one of his musical heroes, the great bluesman Howlin Wolf, which helped set the youngster on a course to pursue the sounds of his dreams. That encounter helped fuel a career that has featured his work on literally hundreds of albums. At last count, the total of recordings on which he has played approaches 400, while over 100 albums bear the Produced by Colin Linden credit.

Colin Linden is a genuine renaissance man of roots music. Hes a member of the highly successful trio, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, a singer and songwriter, an in-demand and prolific record producer, musical director on the hit TV show Nashville and sideman to the stars as guitarist for the likes of Bob Dylan, Bruce Cockburn, Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.

Although Linden has had his hands in so many pots, he’s perhaps better known for his work on the foot-stompin TV show Nashville, which just finished its sixth and sadly, final season.

Linden is Nashvilles musical director and has also performed in front of the camera as a guitarist or bandleader. According to the Toronto Star, Linden got the job in part because he had already known the shows executive producer, T-Bone Burnett, from working with him on Cockburns 1994 album, Dart to the Heart, and the movie soundtrack from O Brother Where Art Thou? in 2000.

Linden’s work on Nashville also helped him, Stephen Fearing, and Tom Wilson develop the list of guest artists for both Blackie and the Rodeo Kings albums Kings and Kings (2017) and Kings and Queens (2011). Country music can be a small world. Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, whose music is often labeled roots in Canada and Americana in the US, is becoming increasingly renowned.

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Open mic w Craig Smith
Nov
29
9:00 PM21:00

Open mic w Craig Smith

Tonight’s the night - it’s open mic at Crow! Thank you to all the talented musicians and singers who’ve come out, and continue to return to play our stage! And to everyone else who’s been here to enjoy the amazing food, cocktails and good vibes, thanks to you too. Fun 🍻 9 p.m.

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 Open mic w Craig Smith
Dec
6
9:00 PM21:00

Open mic w Craig Smith

Tonight’s the night - it’s open mic at Crow! Thank you to all the talented musicians and singers who’ve come out, and continue to return to play our stage! And to everyone else who’s been here to enjoy the amazing food, cocktails and good vibes, thanks to you too. Fun 🍻 9 p.m.

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An Intimate Evening with Danny Michel
Dec
11
5:30 PM17:30

An Intimate Evening with Danny Michel

Biography;
The only good thing about NOT shopping in record stores like the good ol' days is you wont have to figure out what genre to look for Danny under. If that WERE the case, you could try looking under, rock/pop, folk, world or (recently) even classical

His own self-described musical A.D.D. has kept his music fresh for decades now. Thoughtful lyrics & charming performances have earned him a devoted fan base, nominations for three Juno awards, The Polaris Prize, and The CBCs "Heart Of Gold", and most recently winning the CFMA's "Producer of the year" and "Oliver Schroer Pushing the Boundries" Awards. 

After a 15 year love affair with the country of Belize Danny relocated there in 2011 to track down one of his favorite Belizean bands; The Garifuna Collective (A unique Afro-Amerindian cultural group) and convincing them to create an album together. That album (Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me) was called One of the finest musical works of our time By Billboard's Larry Leblanc & landed a 3rd JUNO nomination (this time in the World Music category) and a sold out summer tour of North America with The Garifuna Collective.

While in Belize, Danny also founded the Danny Michel Ocean Academy Fund that helps raise scholarships for a small non-profit community high school. To date Danny & his fans have raised over $74,000.00 for the school.

In 2016 Danny returned from Belize with "Matadora", his most deeply humanist album to date. This ten-song collection explores the environmentalist, pacifist, romanticist, archivist and space enthusiast in Danny.

Then it was off to the Arctic where Danny recorded Khlebnikov, (possibly the most northern album ever recorded/above 80) aboard the legendary Soviet-era Russian ice-breaker, Kapitan Khlebnikov during an 18-day arctic expedition through the northwest passage. The project began when Danny was invited to join Generator Arctic by Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield who assembled a small group of scientists, photographers, writers and musician to capture a unique perspective of the north.

Danny wrote and recorded the entire album aboard the Khlebnikov in cabin 712. Once home, Dannys recordings were arranged for brass and strings by film composer Rob Carli. The result is a suite of atmospheric and haunting songs about the Arctic, our planet and our place in it. Danny, Chris & Rob are performing "Khlebnikov" with symphonies across Canada. (Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, London and more in 2018)

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CRAIG CARDIFF
Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

CRAIG CARDIFF

This beautiful man is coming to present two shows at Crow on January 27th at 1pm and 6pm. Crow will be serving libations and a pared down menu for all that your belly craves.

Early show ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/craig-cardiff-live-crow-bar-and-variety-early-show-tickets-50499341891

Late show ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/craig-cardiff-live-crow-bar-and-variety-late-show-tickets-50499424137

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Open mic w Craig Smith
Nov
15
9:00 PM21:00

Open mic w Craig Smith

Tonight’s the night - it’s open mic at Crow! Thank you to all the talented musicians and singers who’ve come out, and continue to return to play our stage! And to everyone else who’s been here to enjoy the amazing food, cocktails and good vibes, thanks to you too. Fun 🍻 9 p.m.

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Open mic w Craig Smith
Nov
8
9:00 PM21:00

Open mic w Craig Smith

Tonight’s the night - it’s open mic at Crow! Thank you to all the talented musicians and singers who’ve come out, and continue to return to play our stage! And to everyone else who’s been here to enjoy the amazing food, cocktails and good vibes, thanks to you too. Fun 🍻 9 p.m.

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Crow Session Dinner Show w Andrea Ramolo
Nov
6
5:30 PM17:30

Crow Session Dinner Show w Andrea Ramolo

Born in Toronto to Italian immigrants hence the cover of the Italian love song Caruso on “NUDA”. Andrea began her artistic life as a dancer and actress, but picked up the guitar in 2003 when her mom was going through breast cancer treatment to heal myself and do something productive. The rudimentary country-folk tracks ended up on her 2008 debut, Thank You For The Ride. She followed it up in 2011 with the Tim Thorney-produced The Shadows and the Cracks, which earned her a nomination at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.

She then formed Scarlett Jane with Cindy Doire and spent five years extensively touring behind two albums, 2012s Stranger and 2015s eponymous offering, earning accolades from press and fellow musicians across the country and two more CFMA nominations.

Ive definitely matured and acquired this confidence in my writing and in my voice as an artist, she says. Sharing the stage with Gordon Lightfoot, Ron Sexsmith and Adam Cohen, and doing a couple of shows with Lee Harvey Osmond and Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, showed me that living in a van for three-and-a half-years in the early days of my solo career, honing my craft, paid off.

Now I feel like this language of music is a part of my vocabulary as a human being and that filtering life through song is just second nature. After almost a decade of touring and recording, I know now that music is not only a job, but a necessary part of my existence.



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Open mic w Craig Smith
Nov
1
9:00 PM21:00

Open mic w Craig Smith

Tonight’s the night - it’s open mic at Crow! Thank you to all the talented musicians and singers who’ve come out, and continue to return to play our stage! And to everyone else who’s been here to enjoy the amazing food, cocktails and good vibes, thanks to you too. Fun 🍻 9 p.m.

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Open mic w Craig Smith
Oct
25
9:00 PM21:00

Open mic w Craig Smith

Tonight’s the night - it’s open mic at Crow! Thank you to all the talented musicians and singers who’ve come out, and continue to return to play our stage! And to everyone else who’s been here to enjoy the amazing food, cocktails and good vibes, thanks to you too. Fun 🍻 9 p.m.

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Crow Session with Erin Costello. "Sweet Marie" Release party
Oct
23
5:30 AM05:30

Crow Session with Erin Costello. "Sweet Marie" Release party

With songs that sound like they were written by your heroes, Erin Costelo has been compared to Carole King, Laura Nyro, Nina Simone and Martha Reeves and has had the opportunity to open for legends like Mavis Staples, Dr. John and Boz Scaggs and has recently performed with Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble Band. 


Her last album Down Below, the Status Quo was nominated for a total of 12 awards in her home on the East Coast of Canada. Including wins for Producer of the Year, Solo Recording of the Year and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year.

 

Erin has had the pleasure of touring and collaborating with artists like Rose Cousins, Joel Plaskett, and Stephen Fearing. She is poised to release her 5th album "Sweet Marie" in October 2018 on Nashville label, Compass Records.  This project is complete with a “making of” documentary directed by Juno-winning songwriter, turned filmmaker, Amelia Curran which will air on CBC TV in early fall 2018. The album features Glenn Milchem (Blue Rodeo) on drums, Anna Ruddick (Randy Bachman) on bass and Leith Fleming-Smith (Matt Mays/Hawksley Workman) on organ as well as her long-time guitarist Clive MacNutt.  Erin is excited to bring this band to Crow. Bar and Variety in October!

 

I have had the privilege of a side stage view of Erin’s career for more than ten years and I can tell you that she produces the kind of work that makes other artists question their life choices. - Amelia Curran

 

www.erincostelo.ca

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3598534

 

 

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Oh Susanna wsg Slow Leaves
Oct
21
6:00 PM18:00

Oh Susanna wsg Slow Leaves

This Canadian songstress has a voice that can pierce a heart of stone. Her superbly crafted songs often tell stories of troubled souls who rebel against their circumstances to attain a quiet dignity. These are tales of longing and love, of small town joys and pains, of our simple feelings and strong passions. These are tales that look into our beautifully flawed human hearts. 

Performing since 1996, Oh Susanna has released eight critically acclaimed albums. She is the recipient of a Genie Award for Best Original Song and a Canadian Folk Music Award for English Songwriter of the Year. She has also been nominated for two Juno Awards each for Best Roots and Traditional Album of the Year, as well as two Canadian Folk Music Awards for Best Solo Performer and for Best Contemporary Singer of the Year. This year she released A Girl in Teen City, an album of songs set in 1980s Vancouver starring a teenage punk girl named Suzie. The album has been met with high critical acclaim and has earned three Canadian Folk Music Award nominations: English Songwriter of the Year, Contemporary Singer of the Year, and Producer of the Year. Oh Susanna lives in Toronto with her husband and son.

Slow Leaves

Slow Leaves is the project of Winnipeg songwriter Grant Davidson. Davidson’s latest record, the self-produced Enough About Me, marks his fifth studio album and second under the moniker Slow Leaves. His most forthright album to date finds him reflecting on an ordinary life where meaning is invented and comfort is found in the realization that there are no answers. Joined by Jason Tait (Bahamas), Rusty Matyas (Imaginary Cities), and Julie Penner (Do Make Say Think), the ten track album represents an honest distillation of his influences while acknowledging, as the self-referential title suggests, that no person (or record) is an island.

Slow Leaves has toured throughout Canada and Europe, garnering further attention in 2015 for his selection in the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class. With Enough About Me, Slow Leaves continues to explore ideas of impermanence and imperfection, finding poetry in ordinary things and a humanity that shines in even the darkest corners. 



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Colonel Tom and the American Pour
Oct
20
9:30 PM21:30

Colonel Tom and the American Pour

Colonel Tom & the American Pour, Toronto-based “classic”country band, plays old-school honky tonk music from the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Leader Tom Parker grew up in Owen Sound listening to his grandad play old-time fiddle music, and found his real musical footing when he became part of the thriving Toronto country and bluegrass music scene. The “Colonel” pens his own throwback tunes, honouring what he and his band considers the golden age of country music. 

He will be joined by Rob Fenton on the electric lap steel guitar and Sam Petite on the upright bass. They will be performing songs from their most recent release WORK. HORSE (available on Toronto's Cameron House Records), as well as a healthy helping of songs by artists such as Hank Williams, Roger Miller, Willie Nelson and Webb Pierce.

No bro country, no macho anthems, no line dances. You wanna two-step ? Well step right up, friends...Gonna be a party!

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Open mic w Craig Smith
Oct
18
9:30 PM21:30

Open mic w Craig Smith

Tonight’s the night - it’s open mic at Crow! Thank you to all the talented musicians and singers who’ve come out, and continue to return to play our stage! And to everyone else who’s been here to enjoy the amazing food, cocktails and good vibes, thanks to you too. Fun 🍻 9 p.m.

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Open mic w Craig Smith
Oct
11
9:00 PM21:00

Open mic w Craig Smith

Tonight’s the night - it’s open mic at Crow! Thank you to all the talented musicians and singers who’ve come out, and continue to return to play our stage! And to everyone else who’s been here to enjoy the amazing food, cocktails and good vibes, thanks to you too. Fun 🍻 9 p.m.

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CROW SESSION DINNER SHOW W STEVE POLTZ
Oct
9
5:30 PM17:30

CROW SESSION DINNER SHOW W STEVE POLTZ

Smart-ass philosopher, hopeless romantic, cosmic vagabond: Steve Poltz is all of these things, as well as a respected singer-songwriter. Mixing maudlin finger-plucked acoustic narratives with life-affirming parables, Poltz is perhaps best known as the co-writer of Jewel’s pop hit “You were meant for me”. Poltz oozes charisma, and long ago cemented his reputation as a bit of an unhinged genius. Whether improvising lyrics mid-song, or grinning his way through absurdist banter, you can NOT unsee a Steve Poltz show.

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Ben Kunder Band wsg Roxanne Potvin
Sep
15
9:30 PM21:30

Ben Kunder Band wsg Roxanne Potvin

Ben Kunder
Expertly navigating that rarefied space between elegiac folk and accessible pop, Toronto-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ben Kunder has emerged as one of the most electrifying musicians on the indie scene and a sought-after live performer. His 2015 debut Golden garnered critical acclaim and airplay from Canada to the UK to the Netherlands. Kunder’s dazzling sophomore album “Better Human”, is set for release on Friday, June 29, and is poised to dominate 2018. Real life anchors most of “Better Human”, the record exploring compelling themes like the birth of a child, the struggle for life balance, the workday reality propping up our outward façade, largely illuminating the human struggle to navigate through the world while sharing darkness in order to see the light. Produced alongside Aaron Goldstein at Baldwin Street Sound, guests include Oh Susanna, Jim Guthrie, Paper Bird/Bahamas singer Carleigh Aikins, Sarah MacDougall, Ladies of the Canyon’s Maia Davies and Anna Ruddick, Arkells drummer Tim Oxford and keyboardist Anthony Carone, violinist Drew Jurecka, and Wintersleep drummer Loel Campbell, among others. Propelled variously by strings, pedal steel, keyboards, percussion, guitar, bass, and those spectacular before-mentioned voices, renders small moments in precise detail, making his songs both accessible and, occasionally, downright palpable.


Roxanne Potvin
On her new five-song EP All It Was, JUNO Award-nominated singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Roxanne Potvin goes deeper into her personal journey, adding more elements to an ever-expanding sound. As her first release with Comino Music, each track on All It Was will have a companion video directed by Petr Maur, making it a complete audio/visual experience from one of Canada’s most accomplished musical artists.
 

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