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Old 04-11-2008, 01:40 PM   #1
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Default Massey Hall-May 2008-Pub jam sessions in Toronto-May 8 and 9

FOR THOSE ATTENDING MASSEY SHOWS:

there will be a jam session in Toronto on Thursday May 8 and again on Friday May 9 for those folks who are attending the Lightfoot concerts in Toronto - Ron Jones has set it up at McVeigh's Irish Pub from 2:30 - 4:30 each day..

Try to make it if you're in Toronto for the concerts..Bring your musical instrument and voice!

McVeigh’s Pub - http://www.mcveighspub.com/index.html
map - http://www.mcveighspub.com/map.html (Massey is at Yonge and Shuter) (Delta Chelsea is a couple of blocks north at Yonge and Gerrard)
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Old 04-11-2008, 03:10 PM   #2
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Sounds fun! Sure wish I could make it.

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Old 04-11-2008, 05:30 PM   #3
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Very cool! I plan to be there ... is that 2:30 a.m. or p.m. LOL ... what's the instrumentation setup ... I can bring an electric bass if there's a massive run of guitars ...
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Old 04-11-2008, 06:27 PM   #4
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An electric bass would be great T.G. Sure would be a significant contribution especially in tunes like "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald." All are welcome to participate. We were looking at sort of an open mike thing and a little musical back up would be great. Looking forward to meeting up with you. Cheers, Ron J.
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Old 04-11-2008, 08:14 PM   #5
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I don't think you'll have to worry about guitars Pam. I'll have my Martin D18 six string and Gibson B45 12 string with me to share. The folks in this group I've met are very open to sharing what they have with due respect of course. I'll be working with the pub owner to ensure we have an adequate sound system. Should be fun for all. Ron J.
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Old 04-11-2008, 08:32 PM   #6
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Sounds like you all are going to have a wonderful time up there!! Wish we could make it - please sing a song and have a pint for me (or for those of you who prefer, a "fruity rum drink"!) while you all are having so much fun.
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Old 04-11-2008, 08:43 PM   #7
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I would love to try to make it to this and will run it by Cathy to see if we can! Though I may be bring on of my guitars with me to Canada...probably too much for me to bring it along on the subway and no where to keep it when we go to Massey later

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Hi there cuz Pam, are you talking about Cathy Cowett ?
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:45 PM   #8
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she means Catrinka..
Cathy Cowette won't be coming..sure wish she was with that sweet smelling mahogany geetar of hers....that's one gal who has a gift..
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Old 04-11-2008, 10:19 PM   #9
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Absolutely Char. I play her CD regularly and the warming effect in that earthtone voice of hers is addictive. If she can't make it up to one of the gigs I'm going to make a trip down there and jam it up with her. Other than Bonnie Dobson she's the only female that I've heard perform "I'm Not Sayin" and boy, she can nail it down there pretty good. Cathy, listen up. You and I will play that song together one day. I AM sayin'. Cheers, Ron J.
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Old 04-12-2008, 07:03 AM   #10
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Thanks for that info Char, I kind of thought if it was not Cowett, then maybe her distant cousin Catrinka.

That sweet smelling mahogany geetar of hers.... I had a lot of laughs with that one, great person she is.
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Old 04-12-2008, 07:07 AM   #11
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I don't think you'll have to worry about guitars Pam. I'll have my Martin D18 six string and Gibson B45 12 string with me to share. The folks in this group I've met are very open to sharing what they have with due respect of course. I'll be working with the pub owner to ensure we have an adequate sound system. Should be fun for all. Ron J.
Your going to that Toronto gathering well equipped Ron. A Martin D18-6 string and that great sounding Gibson B45-12 string, just like the man.
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Old 04-12-2008, 02:01 PM   #12
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The Toronto gatherings are wonderful and the anticipation factor is high up there on the scale. Some of the instruments that arrive are a delight to see. Meeting the folks, hearing and telling the stories is a real joy as well. Hope you can make it to one of the gigs. Cheers, Ron.
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Old 04-12-2008, 02:05 PM   #13
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Hey RJ - you can see my air guitar??? ...wow - you're super talented!!
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Old 04-12-2008, 03:00 PM   #14
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Here is a young kid trying out Char's famous Air Geetar...


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Old 04-12-2008, 10:02 PM   #15
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This is too cool. After watching him for a while it reminded me of how well the "weaving of the loom" lyric fits in "Hangdog Hotel Room." He would make a good weaver. RJ.
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This is too cool. After watching him for a while it reminded me of how well the "weaving of the loom" lyric fits in "Hangdog Hotel Room." He would make a good weaver. RJ.
HI Ron!
Hopefully I will join you in 09. Have a fantastic time and jam session. All the best to your family my friend!
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Old 04-12-2008, 11:28 PM   #17
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Oh Billyboy..we're gonna miss you terribly in May...and Frank of course..
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Old 04-12-2008, 11:53 PM   #18
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Oh Billyboy..we're gonna miss you terribly in May...and Frank of course..
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:29 AM   #19
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So nice to hear from you Bill and although I fully understand it's not always easy to attend some of the gigs I will be thinking of you and yours. We will pick it up though in 2009 as you say. It's never too late. You may not know it but your influence has wide tentacles. Stay loose my friend. Ron .
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Old 04-13-2008, 09:36 AM   #20
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I'll be there. Someone mentioned that there are probably lots of guitars.
I don't own a D18...wished I did. Actually looking for an 18 or a 28...one I can afford. ..the older ones...
But.. perhaps there is no need to have 50 acoustic guitars hanging around. Will the MC/host make an instrument available?
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Old 04-13-2008, 11:14 AM   #21
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Ron Jones would be the man to speak to about availability of guitars. I do know that 3 folks from Tennessee won't be making it after all (expired passports) and they had a couple of guitars at least..
I don't think it would hurt to bring one of your own tho..
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I'll be there. Someone mentioned that there are probably lots of guitars.
I don't own a D18...wished I did. Actually looking for an 18 or a 28...one I can afford. ..the older ones...
But.. perhaps there is no need to have 50 acoustic guitars hanging around. Will the MC/host make an instrument available?
I'd happy to offer my D18 to you John. It has a Fishman Matrix pick up installed (similar to the one Gord has in his). Lots of capos, picks, etc. It's a treat to have the opportunity to hear your own instruments played back to you by someone who knows how to play. After viewing your video I know we are in for a real treat. Cheers, Ron.
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Thanks Ron. ..appreciate your kind words. If the 18's not around afterwards..well...who knows...(joking of course)..
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Having a tough time matching real names with monikers...oh well.
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Old 04-13-2008, 12:39 PM   #25
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Ron Jones is lighthead2toe -
If Kenyon were around there'd be a battle for that guitar of Rons..
He's tried to abscond with it a few times..
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