CONCERT SERIES: CBC Radio Presents The Toque Sessions

We're kicking off the second year of CBC Radio's presentation of The Toque Sessions. It's the concert series where we treat your ears to the warm and fuzzy tunes of some of your favourite Canadian artists. Be sure to get on the guest list early to reserve your spot!

Fish & Bird with special guest John Mann
February 10
With 7 Canadian tours under their belt, Fish & Bird are well respected and are becoming well know in the Canadian music scene.  With the collaboration of Spirit of The West veteran leader John Mann, this will be a very special night.
Diverse musical influences collide in Fish & Bird's CD "Left Brain Blues". In just under an hour, Adam Iredale-Gray, Taylor Ashton along with their band take the folk genre for a ride through gardens of delights and some wicked, dark territory. 
In addition to being the well known lead singer for Spirit of The West, John Mann is a songwriter, actor and entertainer in his own right. 

A collaborative evening with Fish & Bird and "Mr. Mann" promises to be a great show; full of memorable and new roots musics. This show will be recorded live for CBC Radio's Canada Live and CBC's All Access television.

Jill Barber Preview Concert
February 16

Vancouver's Jill Barber shatters the myth that "they don't write songs like they used to". This Canadian chanteuse picks up the musical torch and brings an ageless sensibility to her original songs. 

Jill's upcoming new album is entitled "Mischievous Moon" and due to be out later this spring. But you don't have to wait! During this exclusive preview concert, you'll be treated to "Tell Me" and many other new singles including some written in French, long before their release. With a timeless, jazzy feel, Jill Barber will transport you to a golden age when popular music was filled with love and romance.

This double-Juno nominee and multiple East Coast Music Award winner has a rapidly growing, enthusiastic following all across the country. Come out to CBC Studio 40 for another great CBC All Access television recording.

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A Tribute to Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys
February 24

Bob Wills and his band were hugely popular in the 40's and 50's.  What do you get when you bring together elements of country and western with elements of swing jazz?  You get some fun music to dance to!  Call it Country Swing.  Fans of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys just call it good music.  Local guitarist/singer, Paul Pigat leads an all star band who know this music through and through.  Yes, there will be dancing for those so inclined!! The floor is super smooth concrete, so please dance with care and don't slide into your fellow dancers.

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