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Old 07-23-2011, 02:26 PM   #1
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Default John Stinson,Paul Bartlett and Jimmy Jones and VALDY!!!!- benefit concert!

For those who can make it - please try to attend!!
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:21 PM   #2
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Quite generous of John and Paul and other organizers and contributors.

A great cause. And cool venue. Even the weather will be 'cool'.

Been real fun going through classics with the guys lately, even though we're scattered across Ontario, but so hard to narrow it all down to an hours worth.

It will be fun to diddle along but I'll be there as a fan too, enjoying something that falls between a Stockfish era core trio vibe and what might be a Gords Gold3 type sound, but with a 70s vocal.

I don't think there are any locals at this site but Jacque surely appreciates this being posted. Thx, on behalf of all the doggies out there...
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:57 PM   #3
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Have a great time James! I can't make it...travel is too crazy after work and getting back home.
Hope we get some pics/audio/video...
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:55 PM   #4
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Yet another great concert I will miss this year. I surely hope there's going to be video as I know this will be a fine show. And...it's for a wonderful cause...old dogs.
You guys are the best!
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:00 PM   #5
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Valdy was great.A one man show but it sounded like an entire band the way he plays that little acoustic guitar. That is talent superb. No wonder he has received the Order of Canada. On the Lightfoot tunes, Paul, Scott and James played awesome .. they covered up most of my mistakes. Thanks to Jacque and Art Newman for organization this very worth well fundraiser for elderly dogs and their care. Hopefully there are some pics and video that capture some of the night.
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Old 09-17-2011, 01:03 PM   #6
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I agree with your thoughts on Valdy-quite an entertainer!
I'm sorry I missed the event but I am sure the Lightfoot tunes were superb....ok guys- pics/video would be welcome!
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:22 AM   #7
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Lovely, listening audience, Lovely group of folks behind the scenes.

Wonderful mates on stage.

Captivating, well- seasoned, front men, Stinson & Valdy.

Terrific cause. Glad to be part of it. Nice seeing Ron again also.
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:50 PM   #8
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awesome... I wish I could have made it. You guys sound great...thanks JJ!
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:33 AM   #9
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This was a very, very special treat for me to attend this performance. I'm convinced it was just the hit I needed to get me through till the next Massey Hall gig.

I was a tad late arriving and John and our guys were already into their second or third tune by the time I entered the hall, but when I looked up and saw them all together there, just doing it like, as JJ says: "the 70's sound," boy, could I feel the vibes. It was simply brilliant.

But of course when you have two guys who were trained by Gord's lead guitar player, Red Shea, and add two others who are well steeped in the music of Gordon Lightfoot, and who also sang harmony on several tunes, it adds up to quite the package.

As an added treat, a female supporting vocalist came in on a few tunes and also rang the bells in "Song for a Winter's Night."

To say it did the heart good would be an understatement.

Valdy of course, being the seasoned performer he is, didn't let anyone down. At 66 years of age he's still putting it out the way he always did. A great supporter of causes and he knows how to make them work.

Paul's brother Mark did a very fine job of doing MC for the evening. His skills on the microphone prompted me to offer him the job of being the host for the next pub jam.

I don't recall if he gave me a response.

The legend lives on.

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Old 09-21-2011, 11:23 PM   #10
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:42 PM   #11
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Luverly!!!
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Old 09-24-2011, 01:01 AM   #12
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My sincere congratulations on a job well done! I was thinkin' of you boys while on a canoe trip up in Killarney. Just me and my guitar and the loons. The 'cause' was especially touching since I recently had to put my dog down. Sandy was such a fun loving pup.

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Old 09-29-2011, 04:08 PM   #13
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I was thinkin' of you boys while on a canoe trip up in Killarney. Just me and my guitar and the loons. The 'cause' was especially touching since I recently had to put my dog down. Sandy was such a fun loving pup.

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our condolences, Johann... wow, between the memories of Sandy and that outing, your cup must runneth over with more new, tasty song(s) ...be well, jim

... there's not a deceased doggie out there that hasn't earned it's wings (and if it hasn't, it's a reflection of its former keeper... same goes for children)




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