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Once again we have been honoured to join Elana Harte on her M-Factor Mondays shows at The Old Nick. We’ll be playing one kick-ass set somewhere about 8:30 or so.

123 Danforth,
south side, just east of Broadview

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Don’t know about you, but I need to party this winter into a distant memory. There are just too many people I didn’t get to see being cooped up in the cold and ice. So on the 28th – remedies shall be had! I want to see your mugs and say hello, and help you wash this winter right out of your boots.

Friday the 28th, at 8:30 after dinner, we will be rocking the roof down at Graffiti’s. We’ve worked up some killer sets, including the legendary one what had ’em pounding the floor at the Old Nick in February. Me, Doc on The Gibson, Neil on sax and bass, and Martha holding down some beats with various percussive mechanicals.

Hope you can make it.
Loren

March 28th, 2014
8:30PM until just after midnight
Graffiti’s Bar & Grill
130 Baldwin Street (Corner of Kensington, in The Market)

Hicks & Dawe at The Old Nick Toronto

Hicks & DAwe at The Old Nick


On Monday February 3rd, We have been honoured to be invited back to do a set at Elana Harte’s M-Factor Mondays at the Old Nick. With one set, we’ve compressed a whole night’s worth of goodness into a dozen tunes that will literally blow you away.

A rare east-end appearance for us, so all you East Yorkers and Scarberians get your dancing shoes on for this one! Get out of the house – you’re used to winter now …

Elana is kicking it off with some of her excellent rock, and we’ll be trading sets with Bri-Anne Swan after that. Come early and have a pint while we’re watching Elana.

Hicks on banjos, Dawe on guitar, Kitagawa on sax and bass. No cover.

The Old Nick
123 Danforth (south side just east of Broadview)

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To celebrate New Year’s on the Orthodox calendar, we’ve lined up some special tunes for you. In our own orthodox way, we’ll be playing almost exclusively our own neo-roots material. Our own way, as always.

It will be a warm, cozy night to get away from the frigid howling mess that Toronto has become, and time to raise a pint to spring. You know, the more you come out and have fun, the sooner spring will come. Scientific fact.

Me on banjo, Doc on guitar, and Neil on sax and bass. 3 sets – starting at 9, done by midnight. Hope to see you.

Tuesday, January 14th
The Local
396 Roncesvalles (by Howard Park)

Photo copyright by Doc (Sheldon Dawe)

A big round of thanks to the many people who filled up Grafitti’s last night. What a great time we had. Still full when we closed up at 10. We played shorter sets so we had more time to chat with friends and patrons. We gave away two Deerslayer mugs, two Hicks & Dawe holiday mugs, and two vintage vinyl – a rare Willie Nelson and The Secret Policemen’s (Other) Ball. Thanks to Marti Aykroyd for helping with the decorations and raffle tickets. We’ll be doing this again for sure. Maybe next time someone will by the band a round without being prompted – it’s thirsty work under the lights …

Ready for the Holidays

OK – it’s a week away – the Hicks & Dawe Holiday party at Grafitti’s:

Wednesday, December 11thm from 7 to 10 PM, so you can be home happy and still rested for Thursday.
170 Baldwin in Kensington Market …

Mitchell is going to let us decorate the place in a holiday way (for those of you that know Grafitti’s – just imagine!).

We’re planning some snacks – most of the prizes and giveaways are in my hands already – we’re up to snuff on some obscure but delightful holiday tunes – this will be just pure fun all evening (well, until 10, anyway) —

Is that Deerslayer hiding behind the cat door?

Hicks & Dawe will be THE band down at Grafitti’s for the don’t miss holiday party on Dec. 11th. Come join us for a rollicking adventure from 7-10 – lots of time to get home and recover for Thursday

with my good friend Neil Kitagawa on bass and sax …