Friday October 20th and Saturday October 21st — 8pm to 11pm
Paul Langille took to the stage at a very young age, singing and playing guitar in dance halls, service clubs, and numerous other venues in and around his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. During this time, Paul learned the basics of performance and stage work – this was fertile ground for a musical prodigy – and he developed a keen understanding of what entertaining was about.
In late 2001, Paul was involved in the collaborative recording/ performance ..Tears of a Thousand Years.. which raised funds for the relief effort in New York following the events of September 11th. He works with Orchestra London in their Red Hot Weekends series.
Over the years, Paul has won numerous accolades and awards, including the prestigious AMPAC (Advertising Music Producers Association of Canada) award for 1986 and was nominated for the COCA (Canadian Organization of Campus Activities)Top Contemporary Artist of the Year award, 1988. In recent years, Paul has been nominated 8 times in the Singer/Songwriter and the Blues category at the Jack Richardson Awards. He was also nominated 11 times for the London Music Awards in various categories
In 2008, Paul won the Jack Richardson Award for best Contemporary Singer/Songwriter.
For more info, check out http://www.paullangille.com/
Friday October 27th and Saturday October 28th — 8pm to 11pm
” I used to sneak into an old blues and jazz bar across the border in New York State when I was 13. I heard some of the best music in the world there. I was hooked…!”
As a singer-songwriter and guitarist, Rick has been featured on CBC television and radio programs Touch The Earth with host Sylvia Tyson, The Entertainers with host Bill Garrett, Peter Gzowski’s 90 Minutes Live, City TV’s Music City and Intimate Evenings with Songwriters on Rogers Cable TV.
Rick’s dynamism on guitar has led to session and sideman work with Willie P. Bennett (guitarist on “Hobos Taunt” album), Stan Rogers, Doug MacArthur, and a highly acclaimed tour with Colleen Peterson, which culminated in a nine evening engagement as opening act for Gordon Lightfoot at Massey Hall in Toronto. He also fronted his own band The Torpedoes with legendary brother Steve Taylor on drums in Southern Ontario, as well as the Rick Taylor Band which featured some of the finest blues and jazz musicians in Vancouver, and a 3 year run with Vancouver’s HARD 8; a roots-acoustic trio featuring guitar virtuoso Paul Pigat and harmonica legend Monte.
February 2010 sees Rick Taylor returning to his blues roots with his definitive CD release of “Lucky Room”. This solo collection of 11 songs covers the road from Mississippi to Chicago, paying homage to the blues masters from the late 1920’s to the early 1950’s that have helped shape Rick’s music over a 40 plus year career. This critically acclaimed work has garnered heavy rotation achieving radio chart hit status – reaching #3 on Roots Music Report charts – Canada and #10 on the U.S.A. Roots Music Report – Blues charts. http://www.ricktaylormusic.com/Rick_Taylor_Music/Rick_Taylor.html
To listen to Rick’s music go to https://www.reverbnation.com/ricktaylor