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“Joe Crookston is decidedly one of today’s standout troubadours” - Roots Music Examiner Born and raised in rural Ohio, Joe Crookston makes his home in Ithaca, New York. Whether it’s his hypnotic guitar sound, bubbling banjo, wailing fiddle, or his...More Info
One Night Only: Live at The Registry
Rigglevake Productions & The Registry Theatre Present:
Kevin Ramessar: CD Release Concert
Local hero, Kevin Ramessar has been performing at The Registry annually for the past 5 years. Over that time, his star continues to rise. In addition to his group and solo concerts, Kevin has spent several seasons with the Stratford Festival Orchestra in productions such as TOMMY, Jesus Christ Superstar (which also took him to La Jolla, California and to Broadway), and this summer in an on-stage part in Stratford’s Man of La Mancha. As soon as he wraps La Mancha in October he joins the TONY Award winning Broadway show Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. While in New York, Kevin takes off a rare weekend return to The Reg to launch his new Christmas cd.
Friday, November 21st 2014 08:00
Saturday, November 22nd 2014 08:00pm
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“Joe Crookston is decidedly one of today’s standout troubadours” - Roots Music Examiner
Born and raised in rural Ohio, Joe Crookston makes his home in Ithaca, New York. Whether it’s his hypnotic guitar sound, bubbling banjo, wailing fiddle, or his gripping short story lyrics, his music draws from his urban adventures and rural roots, exuding a remarkable timeless quality. A gifted songwriter, Joe also incorporates a great respect for traditional music into his performances.
His first label album, Fall Down as the Rain, was named “Best Folk Recording” by Seattle’s KBCS radio, and was selected by Performing Songwriter Magazine as one of 2004’s top 12 self-produced independent recordings. The title song stayed near the top of the Folk DJ Charts for 2006, and was recently recorded by Kitchener’s Al Parrish. It has become one of the most popular songs ever at The Old Chestnuts Song Circle.
In 2007, Crookston received a Rockefeller Foundation grant for a project called “Songs of the Finger Lakes”. Emulating Woody Guthrie, he spent a year traveling in the Finger Lakes region of New York state, collecting stories to turn into songs. Also in 2007, audiences at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (New York) selected him as one of the artists they most wanted to return the following year, leading to a 23-concert tour in the northeastern U.S. with venues including the Kennedy Center.
His second CD, Able Baker Charlie & Dog was awarded “Album of the Year” by the International Folk Alliance, receiving more radio airplay than any other folk album released in 2008. This was followed in 2010 by Darkling & The Bluebird Jubilee, which likewise garnered rave reviews. “Listeners will walk away from this album … with a sense of musical wonder, as well as a sense that one has just experienced something rather profound”, wrote examiner.com. It has been added to my own personal list of all-time favourite albums. Georgia I’m Here (2014) includes a re-take on Fall Down as the Rain, plus 9 other original songs, a cover, and the traditional song Pretty Saro.
Through his spirit and playfulness and his unwavering courage to be himself, you will be moved in ways you didn’t expect. He is literate, poignant and funny as hell. Joe made his Canadian debut for us in September of 2012, and it’s a very great pleasure to have him back at The Registry.
Saturday Novemeber 29th 2014, 8:00 PM
Tickets: $18 in advance $20 at the door
Call 519-578-1570 or Buy Tickets Online