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  • 292 Brunswick Avenue Toronto, ON, M5S 2M7 Canada (map)

Tranzac Club

Come hear the songs and poems of MAX LAYTON and experience the musical wizardry of BOB COHEN, ED ROTH and MARY HANSON. There's beer on tap and no cover but please PWYC..This month our special guests will be DAVID WOODHEAD and TERRY JONES!

DAVID WOODHEAD’S instrumental and production work has appeared on over 250 albums in the contemporary folk field and he has worked with countless artists including Perth County Conspiracy, Garnet and Stan Rogers, Oliver Schroer, Gil Scott-Heron, and James Keelaghan. In addition, David has been playing imaginative and fanciful music with his own Confabulation band and the Oriana Quartet. More info:

TERRY JONES began writing poetry in his teens, and his love of words was an asset when he was in The Perth County Conspiracy -- a lyric-focused folk group which included Cedric Smith and Milton Acorn. A Columbia Records recording artist, Terry Jones still reaches for the poetry in his songs...

MAX LAYTON'S most recent CD, TRUE THE NORTH, is an album of Max's original songs entirely devoted to Canadian stories and themes. About Max's previous album, LEONARD COHEN said: "This is a terrific record! Can't praise it highly enough!" Max also reads from LIKE, his latest book of poems. Dennis
Lee called Max’s first book of poetry “a genuine pleasure to read” while, according to Joe Rosenblatt, Max “is the wittiest and most experientially sublime poet around in Canadian poetry!” More about Max at

BOB COHEN began his career as a professional musician in 1972 in London, U.K., where he learned his craft in recording studios and on stage. Before moving to Toronto, Bob worked mostly as a guitarist while recording and touring with major artists such as Tim Hardin, André Gagnon, and Jesse Winchester...

ED ROTH is a self-styled “musician” who likes to brag about his “Yorkville roots” and his years in LA. He claims to have worked with Rick James, Raffi and Daniel Lanois and is personally to blame for tons of jingles and TV music. He owns a digital accordion and will play it if provoked. Be warned: His playing only sounds like music.

MARY HANSON arrived in Toronto from Australia in the mid 1980s and debuted her keyboard skills with the Pukka Orchestra at the Bamboo. That's when she fell in with a gang of "Queen street" musicians including Robert Priest, with whom she still plays some thirty years later...

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