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Celebrating Jackie Washington…



Thursday, November 14, 12pm-2pm at the Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton Rm with Ken Whiteley, Shawn Washington-Purser, Luckystickz and the Stewart Memorial Church Choir. The Hamilton-born Jackie Washington earned a Juno nomination and was inducted into Hamilton’s Gallery of Distinction in 1995 and the Canadian Jazz and Blues Hall of Fame in 2002.

Sunday, November 17, 2pm-4pm at Hugh’s Room Live with  Sneezy Waters, Chris Whiteley, John Sheard, Victor Bateman and Ken Whiteley in Toronto. This concert will celebrate the release of “The World Of Jackie Washington”, a new cd of 22 unreleased performances with contributions from Colin Linden, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Mose Scarlett, Graham Townsend, Reg Schwager and producer Ken Whiteley, and the package also includes the documentary DVD, “I Want To Be Happy”.

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone

Here’s hoping that in this crazy world of ours we can all find some gratitude. I was at the Dufferin Grove Organic Farmer’s Market yesterday, the bounty of the harvest was in and already most of the farmers had had frost. Lots to be thankful for.

I’m busy working on a new recording project that should be out on Borealis in the new year. In the meantime, here’s a track on thanksgiving from my 2012 Light of Christmas cd.

So much to be thankful for, so today I’m going to be thankful for my daily bread.
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Fall 2019 – Climate, conferences & Jackie Washington

Hello folks and welcome to my brand new website. It’s the best place to discover about the music I make. I hope you enjoy perusing it and seeing what I’m about.  Many thanks to web guru Trevor Mills for the creation and development, and to Selena Mills for the creative design.

This weekend Sept. 27-29 I’m sharing music and stories at the annual Folk Music Ontario conference. I’m sitting on the Solidarity Forever! workshop panel, Saturday at 3:30pm in room Ontario B. My only showcase is in the wee hours of Saturday from 12:40am to 12:55 in the MusicOntario suite 225-227.  Then Sunday morning at the Awards Brunch we’ll be celebrating the late Jackie Washington.  

Later in the fall there a couple of special concerts honouring Jackie Washington’s 100th birthday and the release of a new recording, The World of Jackie Washington. On the afternoon of Nov. 14 I’ll be at the Hamilton Public Library and 2 p.m., Nov. 17th at Hugh’s Room Live in Toronto with Sneezy Waters, Chris Whiteley and John Sheard.  More on the new recording later. I hope to see you soon.

Finally here’s a new song that’s one small contribution to the societal shift we need for our planet. It’s called “Greed Is A Flawed Organizing Principle” and it’s a sing-a-long!

Greed Is A Flawed Organizing Principle