Friday, July 20, 2012
Saturday, July 21st ~ 8:30pm
A remarkable 8 member ensemble of gifted musicians, from numerous points of the musical compass, will perform the music of Bob Dylan on July 21 at Hugh's Room. Only a few months after Dylan’s 71st birthday. Award winning playwright, actor and musician Robert Morgan (aka Bobby Jones) has assembled players from various musical persuasions to present Dylan's music, poetry and message.
Eighteen years ago Morgan took a hiatus from his primary work as a theatre artist and produced a show based on the music and life of Bob Dylan. That show was a hit at the Toronto Fringe Festival and the subsequent run at the Bathurst Street Theatre. The performance at the Registry is a rebirth of this vision.
Joining Morgan will be seven-time CCMA guitarist of the year and JUNO Award nominee Wendell Ferguson. Guitarist George Axon has been part of the Canadian music industry for decades writing and producing music for television and theatre. Rick Sacks, artistic director of the internationally acclaimed Array Music Ensemble joins this group as drummer and percussionist. Back-up vocalist Lynn Simmons has performed regularly with the famed Tafelmusik Baroque Chamber Choir and the Toronto Oratory choir. Pianist Ed Michael Roth has worked with the likes of Rick James and Daniel Lanois. Bassist Hap Roderman's Toronto roots go back to electric contemporary art music including groups such as Rough Trade, jazzman Mark Sepic's and myriad others. Waterloo saxophonist Willem Moolenbeek adds his capable chops to round out the group.
The Music of Bob Dylan with Bobby Jones & Friends
Saturday, July 21 ~ 8:30pm
2261 Dundas Street
Tickets $22 $25 at the door
And for those in the Highlands looking for cottage country comfort on a Sunday afternoon