Thursday September 13: Invocation presents Michael Hurley with guest Darren Hanlon (AUS) Doors 7:30 p.m. show at 8 p.m.
Big Bad Mike sure did love his last few stays with us in Toronto. So much so, that for the THIRD YEAR IN A ROW (after an absence of... well 50+ years?) he'll be joining us for an intimate night of tunes about his favourite subjects... Food, Aliens and being on the lam. This will be the inaugural show of his latest run of tour dates, after spending time on the other side of the globe, namely in Australia with his dear friend DARREN HANLON, who will be joining him as opener for this tour. For those of you lucky enough to have scored tickets to the previous three SOLD OUT shows, you know that we are all in for a treat. Do not sleep on these tickets as it's sure to be another sell out at that cozy nook of a space, the Tranzac Main Hall.
MICHAEL HURLEY grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. As a teenager in the 1950s he fell in love hearing the music of Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers and Bo Diddley blast from the radio, and was enthralled by the records of Blind Willie McTell, Hank Williams and Uncle Dave Macon that he sought for his own. This love for music, true and unvarnished, supplied him with a finely tuned musical compass he has not wavered from for 50 years and counting. Hurley's music sounds old, like it has always existed, and simultaneously singular, like something you've never heard anyone else play quite like that before. This timeless quality ensures that Hurley's audience constantly renews itself. From the the beatniks in the NYC Village where he started in the early 60s, to the hippies in Vermont, to the Americana fans, indie rockers and freak folkers from the last two decades, Michael's music never fails to find fresh new ears.
After years of touring the far flung corners of Australia and the greater world, DARREN HANLON has carved a sacred place in the hearts of many who cross his path through his idiosyncratic folk songs as well as his candid and charming storytelling.
With five acclaimed albums and many radio singles under his belt he is currently touring his latest release 'Where Did You Come From?' which sprung from an epic adventure in the American south. Songs were recorded in New Orleans, Memphis, Muscle Shoals, Nashville and Clarksdale, with an array of musicians he met along the way, from legend instrumentalists of popular music Spooner Oldham (Neil Young, Bob Dylan etc), David Hood (Aretha Franklin etc), Howard Grimes (Al Green) to talented unknown buskers and street musicians he just stumbled upon.
$20 Tickets on sale immediately at ticketscene.ca or at Soundscapes starting Friday June 22nd.
Ticket link: https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/21455/