Howard Gladstone Band + Lynn Harrison

Howard Gladstone Band are back at the Tranzac, this month with special guest singer/songwriter Lynn Harrison. Howard Gladstone performs his unique original folk/roots songs with flavours of blues/jazz/world and other sounds, accompanied by a great group: Tony Quarrington (guitars, vocal), Laura Fernandez (vocal, piano), Bob Cohen (bass) and Ambrose Pottie (drums). Themes range from reflections […]

Rebecca Hennessy and Emily Steinwall play solo sets

This evening will feature solo sets each by Rebecca Hennessy on piano and voice and Emily Steinwall on guitar and voice. Emily Steinwall is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrument from Toronto. With a style that draws influence from a wide variety of genres, Steinwall and her band have made a reputation for themselves in Toronto’s […]

Kevin Breit and Don Rooke

Don Rooke and Kevin Breit will perform selections from their latest recording, Bloom. “Truly a beautiful album— the compositions, the playing, and the recording quality are stunning. What I love the most is how it captures the musical intimacy between these musicians. One of the best guitar recordings I’ve heard in a long time.” ~ […]

Rebecca Hennessy’s Makeshift Island

Rebecca Hennessy is an award-winning trumpeter, singer and composer. She has an inviting, clear and warm vocal and trumpet style that has been celebrated on her 2020 album, “All The Little Things You Do”. Her newest album, Joy Will Find Us, is a continuation of her story from the last album, exploring themes of hope, […]

The Goddamsels w/Haystacks

Join Edmonton/Montreal based alt-country darlings The Goddamsels on their Dig Your Heels In Tour through Quebec & Ontario. Drawing comparisons to The Chicks and First Aid Kit, The Goddamsels have been making waves in the Canadian roots music scene with their debut album, Wayward Daughter, and are warming up for their first international tour in […]

MOOSEFEST: Celebrating 5 Years of Roots Music Canada

Canadian artists to mark Roots Music Canada’s fifth anniversary during one-night festival June 4th, called MOOSEFEST. Hosted by original co-founders David Newland and Andy Frank, the event will celebrate the five years that new owner/managing editor Heather Kitching has devoted to artists and festivals across the country, via Roots Music Canada. The festival takes place […]

Spring Roots: Kristin Lindell, Jesse Whiteley and Jess Knights

Come celebrate Spring with live roots music featuring toe tapping original and swing tunes by Kristin Lindell and Jesse Whiteley on keys. We’ll do some familiar favourites by the Kinks and the Beatles as well as some swing tunes and originals from our new album River of Light. We’ll be sharing Lilac, a song about […]

The Co-Conspirators play The Living Room

The Co-Conspirators is a folk duo with emphasis on vocal harmonies. Often compared to Ian and Sylvia Tyson and The Weavers, they perform a mix of covers and originals: folk, singer-songwriter, bluegrass, country, blues, and general roots music. The Co-Conspirators perform at house concerts, folk societies, seniors and community centres, bars, and restaurants, and shall […]