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Island Roots Farmers Market

Beban Park, Nanaimo

Island Roots Farmers Market

Beban Park, Nanaimo

Ill be sharing the stage with 3 poets. We each get 15 minutes to strut our stuff.

The band takes to the stage again highlighting our take on roots, country and swing tunes on the edges of mass popularity.

The 17th annual Christmas Goose concert where 8 singer-songwriters perform original seasonal songs in the round.

I am happy to be participating in the third annual Spirit of Tony Turner award (SofTTie) concert. Joining me on-stage will be two very talented local songwriters - Chris MacLean and Julie Corrigan.

The legendary Duncan Showroom has the best sound on Vancouver Island - a treat for the eyes and ears. Expect an evening of unique arrangements, rich harmonies and instrumentation of swing, jazz, blues, folk & country influenced tunes mixed with Tony originals. $18 adv / $20 door

The Peripheral Visionaries play nearly forgotten but timeless tunes mainly from the 30s, 40s and 50s in the country swing and roots genres including some of Tony originals. Admission is by a suggested $10 donation. Make a dinner reservation for a completely satisfying evening.

The debut of Vancouvers Islands newest trio featuring some of my tunes as well as surprising takes on old gems from the 1930s to 60s. Singer-songwriter and excellent guitarist Shawna Caspi open the show. You gotta be there for the big launch. Tickets online through Eventbrite: or in-person at Fascinating Rhythm (51 Commercial St.) and Arbutus Music (6324 Metral Dr.)

I will be hosting and playing a workshop on the Grieson Stage to celebrate the songs and life of Pete Seeger. Joining me with be Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Helen Austin, Luke Wallace and James Hill & Anne Janelle. Expect lots of audience participation.

I am thrilled to be the featured performer at the Victoria Folk Music Societys weekly coffee house. Joining me will be Arlene Carson on accordion and supporting vocals. As per decades of tradition the 7:30 Open stage will be followed by the feature slot that will start at 9 pm. Admission is a mere $7.00 for folks over 16 and free for all others, including VFMS members.

Along with Sue Averill, Ill be playing tunes for this free public coffee house event.

A fundraiser concert supporting two Nanaimo refugee programs. Featured performers are Mark Hellman, Sue Averill, Jim & Joe Spinelli, Penny Sidor and Tony Turner.

Featured performer - Coffeehouse on Gabriola

A fundraiser tribute concert remembering 100 years of Pete Seeger with performances by Doug Cox, Helen Austin, Bruce and Judy Wing, Tony Turner and more. A share of proceeds supports Project Watershed.

I am honoured to play alongside previous recipients Greg Kelly and Pat Moore as well as help present the next award for service to the Ottawa folk music community. Award creator Chris White will be the evenings dynamic host.

A tribute to the late Pete Seeger in celebration of the 99th birthday. Performers include Bob Bossin, The Konsorados, Tony Turner, Leah Hokanson, and Jim & Joe Spinelli. Tickets are $25 and available at Fascinating Rhythm and Arbutus Music, and any left will be sold at the door.

Ill be sharing the stage with Annie Patterson and Peter Blood, creators of the Rise Up Singing and Rise Again folk songbooks. Guests Ian Robb and The Chalice Choir. Featuring Pete Seeger songs and other tunes from the two songbooks. Net proceeds benefit the work of the Odawa Native Friendship Centre. Tickets are $25. Google Rise Up Sing Voices Together Ottawa to reach the Eventbrite page for tickets.

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