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  • 292 Brunswick Ave. Toronto, Ontario M5S 2M7 (map)

Tranzac Club - 292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto

Come hear the songs and poems of MAX LAYTON and experience the musical wizardry of co-host BOB COHEN, ED ROTH and MARY HANSON. There's beer on tap! and no cover but please PWYC..And this month our double feature will be MEG TENNANT and RON BAUMBER!

MEG TENNANT’s blend of folk and rootsy country will stir, challenge, uplift, and comfort. Meg will be singing songs from her soon to be released second solo CD, “Echoed Light.” About Meg’s first CD, “Driving With You,” Penguin Eggs said, "Her crystal clear and inviting voice shines on this collection of 10 original tunes." Meg has performed at festivals and showcases across the country and opened shows for the likes of Eliza Gilkyson and Tom Russell.
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RON BAUMBER says he could tell you all sorts of things about himself, all of them true but irrelevant. Basically, he’s a singer-songwriter who rarely plays out anymore. Most recently, he has been working with producer Brian Gagnon (Shania Twain). Having recorded many tracks since the 70s, his music is available and streaming on literally every major service on the planet, including a release in China. Although Ron has worked on Multi-Platinum and Juno-winning projects, he says he is just a down to earth guy. For more info:

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...

Earlier Event: February 10
Poetry & Prose - Oakville open mic
Later Event: February 11
R.I.S.E. Poetry Mondays