Steve's Blog
May Day, May Day
Saturday May 1, 2010

Keep in Touch

There are two ways you can receive these updates automatically:

Hi everyone

Happy May!!

We have some amazing concerts lined up this month. We are 100% certain that you won't find better music anywhere in town. And we're willing to back that up. We guarantee our shows 100%. If you don't feel the artist has lived up to our billing, we'll give you a ticket to another show - or we will refund your money.

If you're not busy tomorrow night, Sunday, May 2nd, why not take a chance on Krista Detor at St. James Hall? She has a deeply rich voice, and a very interesting writing style. She hails from Indiana, and this will be her first gig in town. We don't often stick our necks out like this - unless we feel sure that the concert will be a special one. This will be special, I promise you. You can find out more about her by visiting You can hear 30 second clips of her songs in iTunes. A far better idea would be to head down to The Rogue and listen for yourself. Remember, we'll give you your money back if you don't agree that she's wonderful.

If you're looking for a great CD that's worth investing the extra few bucks for the packaging - as opposed to downloading it - look no further than the new double CD by Natalie Merchant, Leave Your Sleep. She has set poems and nursery rhymes to music, backed by three of my favourite bands - The Horseflies, Lunasa, and Hazmat Modine - amongst others. She has researched the sources extensively, and written bios on each of the authors (including Ogden Nash, Edward Lear, E.E. Cummings, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Mother Goose!) The CD comes with a sumptuous 80 page, hard cover book, and it's on sale this week at Chapters for just $14.99! It's not the packaging though. It's the music. It's incredible. Beautiful, haunting, amusing, catchy, and superbly played and sung. This will be a lot of peoples' and critics' Album of the Year.

Don't forget it's Shari Ulrich's CD launch next Friday, and a whole weekend of great music the following week. Full details are on our website and in the Rogue Folk Review, which is now available for download.

Enjoy your Sunday. We hope you'll round it off with us tomorrow night.