The Flying Cloud at the TRANZAC presents The Guitar Show
with Christine Bougie, Joey Wright, Marc Roy, Jason Fowler & Donné Roberts
7 pm door, 7:30 start – $20/$18 members of TRANZAC or Cloud
Jason Fowler is a highly respected Toronto singer/songwriter, session guitarist and producer. He has released six independent CDs under his own name and has played on over 100 albums. In addition to his own successful solo career, Jason is also currently the Musical Director & Guitarist for renowned Irish tenor John McDermott, and has toured with him since 2001.
Jason has played with a who’s who of the Canadian roots music scene including Anne Lindsay, April Verch, Amy Sky, Marc Jordan, Susan Aglukark, The Cottars, Quartette, Susan Crowe, Nana Mouskouri, Murray McLauchlan, Brent Titcomb, Ian Tamblyn, Jory Nash, Ember Swift, Madison Violet, and Evalyn Parry.
Here’s what they say about Christine Bougie
“…one of the most interesting and versatile guitarists in Canada” Ron Sexsmith
“There’s a long history of hired musicians who are as good, if not better, than their bosses, and Christine Bougie, Amy Millan’s go-to gal for everything lap steel, is part of this important group.” NOW Magazine
“Christine Bougie is one of Canada’s very best…she has a distinctive sound and a sense of humor that is a breath of fresh air in Toronto’s music scene.” Jaymz Bee, JazzFM91
Joey Wright is known for his lyrical and inspired guitar and mandolin playing. He is versed in many styles such as bluegrass, blues, swing, pop and country. Joey has appeared on many highly acclaimed Canadian recordings. Recently he has played on albums by Sarah Harmer (for which Joey received a gold record), Amy Millan, Oh Suzanna, Ruth Moody, Pierre Schryer, Jenny Whiteley, Dan Whiteley, and The Banjo Special to name a few.
“Joey Wright doesn’t need a bio. You just hear about him. A rumour, a sound. Musical charisma enveloping a career of cinematic guitars, slides of blues and bluegrass. An inspired force of beauty and bravado, danger and charm.” Sarah Harmer
The essential bluegrass elements forged by Doc Watson and the late Clarence White, tinged with the creative brilliance of Tony Rice, are given a 21st century rebirth through the instrumental genius of Marc Roy.
Exemplifying all the verve and energy of the hot young pickers on today’s newgrass circuit, while conquering the bottomless depth of the legendary originals, this acoustic enigma shows ‘em how it’s done with style, elegance and impeccable chops. Intensely emotive and timelessly interpretive, the music that evolves from hanging out with the Hoss is a revelation of artistic integrity.
Donné came to wider recognition after he released his first album “Rhythm Was Born” and for his contribution as one of the members of the African Guitar Summit project, which won a JUNO in 2005 and was nominated for another one in 2007.
Donné Roberts was born in Madagascar, raised and educated in Moscow, Russia and now lives in Toronto. In Moscow, he was the first black VJ on MTV Russia. Touring Canada, he introduces his music to new fans who might be unfamiliar with the kinds of rhythms his music conveys and his fusion of seemingly dissimilar sounds.
Advance tickets are available at the TRANZAC.