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 ALLAN SOBERMAN and, KYLE LAYTON THOMAS
ALLAN SOBERMAN has opened for the likes of Billy Crystal, Billy Joel, Maria Muldaur, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Steve Goodman, J.J. Cale, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. For more info: www.sobermanmusic.com
KYLE LAYTON THOMAS is a singer-songwriter born and raised in Toronto. His original work has found its way into three productions by Two Wolves Theatre company, and his unique voice and guitar style have been heard with bands inSeverance and Secret Suburbia. 2019 will see Thomas’ first solo releases with his band.
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 www.maxlayton.com
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...