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The Greenbank Folk Music Society
1999-2000 Concert Listing

Tickets are $16.00 each and show time is 8:00pm.
To check ticket availability call (905) 985-8351 or (905) 852-7578.

September 18, 1999
Stony Plain recording artist Ray Bonneville

From Ray's bio:

"Through all the places and all the traveling, Ray Bonneville has always written songs, always played guitar and harmonica, always sat with friends, always made music the real priority in his life."

Opening for Ray is Jude Waldman from Peterborough.

October 16, 1999
Borealis recording artist Rick Fielding
As a regional Canadian folk musician, Rick Fielding's talents, skills and enthusiasm have been enjoyed primarily by audiences throughout eastern Canada, with only occasional forays south of the border or to the British Isles. His "Lifeline" album on Folk-Legacy Records of Connecticut has received, without exception, very positive reviews from the folk music press, culminating in several successful tours throughout the US. A native of Montreal, Rick's exposure to the music of Guthrie, Seeger, MacColl and the early string bands and blues pickers resulted int a lifelong happy obsession and, with it, a near encyclopedic knowledge of North American folk music and folkways. A Rick Fielding concert can be as unpredictable as it is entertaining, funny and informative. Rick has a new album "This One's The Dreamer" coming out in August. Bring your copy to be signed by Rick or get one at the show. Rick will be accompanied by Curly Boy Stubbs.

Opening for Rick is Rob Lamothe

November 13, 1999
Willie P. Bennett

From Willie's web site:

As a songwriter, Willie blends the philosophy of a humanist with the imagery of a dreamer. Songwriting is not however his only talent. With guitar, harmonica and baritone voice, he belts out his words and melodies with captivating variety and non-stop energy.

Opening for Willie P. is Andrea Florian

December 4, 1999
James Keelaghan

From James' bio:

A commanding performer, James Keelaghan develops an intimate rapport with audiences through his stories and humour and then leaves them spellbound with passionate renditions of songs that touch on universal emotions and relate historical events to the present.

Opening for James is Vox Violins.

January 15, 2000
Michael Jerome Browne

From Michael's web site:

"Blues Guru Michael Browne is more or less the finest one-man show in these here parts. He dredges up Mississippi Delta, ancient jailhouse numbers, Tinpan Alley and soulful vamps, dissolving into the song at hand and taking the audience along with him."     -Eric Siblin, Montreal Gazette

Opening for Michael will be singing truck driver Lloyd Smith.

February 12, 2000
It's time once again for the Greenbank Valentine/Mardi Gras Dance Party!

Last year's February dance night was such a success it's back again for 2000. Grab your favourite dance partner(s) and head for the festivities in beautiful downtown Greenbank Ontario.

This year the band for your dancing pleasure, all the way from exotic Ottawa, is Zydeco Loco.

March 18, 2000
The Chris Whiteley Blues Party will be the main attraction in March.
Borealis recording artist Chris Whiteley will be bringing his blues band to Greenbank. Don't miss this exciting evening.

April 15, 2000
Swing Soniq Guess Who alumnus Greg Leskiw has teamed up with Dan Koulack and Greg Lowe to form an acoustic swing trio.

From a Mark Doble review:

I can't help but recommend Swing Soniq as an entertaining and jazzy ensemble of players. If you are a fan of The Guess Who and used to the bread and butter boogie woogie that characterizes their music, you might be expected to stretch your musical limits somewhat in order to fully appreciate Swing Soniq but if you simply enjoy good music played with artistry, joy and excitement, you will not be disappointed.

Opening for Swing Soniq is Whitby's own Susan Latimer

May 13, 2000
April 21. We have just been informed that Penny Lang has suffered a minor stroke and has had to cancel her engagements for the next couple of months. We wish Penny a speedy recovery and hope to see her on the Greenbank stage again soon.

Stepping in to fill the May 13th slot are Russel deCarle and Keith Glass of Prairie Oyster with Denis Keldie.

Opening for Russell, Keith and Denis is Clay Tyson. (Son of legendary Canadian duo Ian and Sylvia)

Third Annual Greenbank Folk Music Society Picnic

Sunday, June 18 from 1:00 p.m. at the Greenbank Park (behind the hall). Bring your picnic baskets, kids, lawn chairs and instruments. This is a free event, very informal ,and everyone is welcome.