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At last. Some swelter. Took long enough. Now to start washing it down with some cold drinks, snappy conversation, and easy music. And I know just the place …

H&D @ Grafitti's June 23, 2015

H&D @ Grafitti’s June 23, 2015

Join us this coming Tuesday, June 23rd, for an early evening of energizing frivolity ending plenty soon enough to make your Wednesday breeze by as if in a dream.

There may be a film crew about, as well. We’ve been honoured to be asked to do some tracks for an upcoming documentary on Kensington Market, and some live shots are needed. Your chance to get yer mug in, should you feel the need.

We will be doing 3 sets starting about 7, and as always, a never-before and never-again mix of tunes. Me on banjos, Doc on guitar, and Neil Kitagawa​ on sax and bass. Shorter sets so we’ll have more time for catching up. Hope you can make it.

Graffiti's Banner - March 26th, 2015

Graffiti’s Banner – March 26th, 2015

March 26th – 7 – 10 PM – be there or be square.

We’ve cracked the icicles off our ears, put away the snowshoes, and we’re really going to put some spring in our steps. To celebrate, we’re doing something we’ve never done before, including a bunch of tunes we’ve either never played, or not in some years (and never the way we’re doing them this time). Shorter sets, so more time for gabbing, too. Be buckets of fun.

Come and help us enjoy the balmy breezes in Kensington Market on a Thursday evening. And the fine libations at Graffiti’s. Early start so lots of time to get home and rest up for Friday. One show only – no cover – just party. Make us your spring wakeup.

As usual, we will be joined by the Earl of Bassax hisself, Neil Kitagawa.

Graffiti’s Bar & Grill
170 Baldwin (Corner of Kensington, in The Market)
19:00 – 22:00 PM

link to YouTube Hard Times on Signal Hill

Hard Times on Signal Hill

There we were, at Graffiti’s Bar & Grill, with my GoPro on a tripod, to see if we could get anything decent off the floor. A cold, dismal, snowy January 29th, 2015 it was. We’ve had way bigger crowds, but we’ve also had smaller. But just the right size for some recording without a stream of people in and out the door behind us.

As it happens, the gear worked. We’ll figure out how to make it better as we go along, but for now, here it be. I’ll be posting more from this night in the weeks to come as I get the time to edit them.

This tune was written by me in 2001/2 after a delightful trip to Newfoundland. Enjoy!

 

We’re almost halfway through winter. We share your suffering. But we can help! And we will. If you come to Graffiti’s this Thursday we’ll warm you up. Guaranteed.

Hicks & Dawe @Graffitti's Jan 29th 2015

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Starting at 7, we’ll be playing three sets of music interspersed with a number of crowd warming activities like watching you drink alcohol. And helping. We’ll be done a bit after 10, so lots of time to get some sleep afore the joys of Friday morning.

Doc and I, joined again by Lost in Sparse – Neil Kitagawa on sax & bass and Martha Aykroyd on percussion and backup vocals. As always a unique set of tunes, never to be heard this way again.

100th person to arrive gets a special door prize…

Graffiti's 14/12/04 PosterOK – it’s on. We’ve got the raffle tickets (free!), and some of the decorations. We’ve got a setlist. Neil has broken out the baritone sax and a pennywhistle. Martha has broken out in harmonies.

By way of saying thanks to those who come out, we’ll have some free giveaways for the raffle like last year, but different, of course. Who knows what – and it’s not too late if you have a suggestion …

We’ve got at least 4 seasonal tunes folded in to the mix, but not ones you hear regularly, if at all. Me on banjos, Doc on guitar, Neil Kitagawa and Martha Aykroyd as Lost in Sparse with horns, bass and percussion.

‘Twas a barrel of fun last year, and will be again. Hope you can make it.

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Never surrender. The schools may be full, the roads may be full, the leaves may look a bit less green than last week. But we shall prevail – summer is not yet done. Help us make it linger by joining us for some musical spell casting next Thursday at Graffiti’s. The more people, the more likely summer will last at least another few weeks; these spells require participation.

For this fine evening, we will be joined by Lost in Sparse, namely Neil Kitagawa on saxophone and bass, and Martha Aykroyd on percussive things and background vocals. As usual, we have a unique 3-set grouping of tunes, 36 to be exact, that we have never played in this way before, nor will again. Some new very cool tunes, too.

First set starts at 7:30, we’re probably done by 10:30 or so. So come on down – it’s Thursday night and you’ll be fine on Friday, even better because you will know deep inside you have helped extend summer.

September 11th, 2014
7:30PM until 11 or so
Graffiti’s Bar & Grill
130 Baldwin Street (Corner of Kensington, in The Market)

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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)