Sunday 30 August 2009

Shows with David Ross MacDonald, Jonathan Byrd, Undesirables!

BobCat’s got two great shows coming up this fall.

On October 10, we will be hosting the return of David Ross MacDonald to BobCat.

This Australian singer-songwriter is someone that we’ve become giant fans of, and he’s been having a wonderful year of touring in Canada.

You may have seen him at the (fabulous) Ottawa Folk Festival this year, where he brought the Hall Stage to its feet with his solo set, or you may have seen him at our place last year, where he did the same.

In fact, here’s a little taste of that solo set from the OFF, and here's an instrumental cut from a gig in Australia where David opened for the legendary Chris Smither:

David will be the special guest at the first-ever BobCat potluck early Thanksgiving dinner. The show will be on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, so we're going to take care of turkey for everyone if you take care of the fixings.

And the special guests of our special guest will be Toronto-based duo The Undesirables. Corin Raymond and Sean Cotton are two guys who are bringing their new CD to Ottawa. Their music is full of wood -- honest, strong, shaped by nature, and crafted to evoke the best of your emotions.


WHO: David Ross MacDonald with the Undesirables
WHERE: BobCat billabong
214 Northwestern Avenue
WHEN: Saturday, October 10; 5:00 dinner; 8:00 concert
$20 suggested donation.

As always, we will require payment in advance to ensure that people aren't told that we're 'sold out' and then no-shows leave empty seats; that disappoints potential audience members and takes money out of artists' pockets. And you wouldn't want to do that, now. (All proceeds of BobCat shows go to the artist.)

Then on November 7, we have another double show you won't want to miss. Corin Raymond of the Undesirables is going to come back for a solo show of songs from his own album "There Will Always Be a Small Time", and bring along one of his other musical friends -- the amazing Jontahn Byrd.
Jonathan Byrd's songs, someone has said, "are rich with imagery and textures of influences from Appalachian, country, early American balladry, modern atmospheric Mideastern, urban and old timey folk music. A stalwart of modern folk music, Jonathan is constantly evolving in new musical directions and each incarnation has proven to be masterful."

Performing Songwriter says "Jonathan Byrd doesn’t sing songs; he sings truth."

His latest album, "The Law and the Lonesome" reminds me of a combination of Lyle Lovett and John Prine; he is a fearsomely talented songwriter with a marvelous way of arranging and singing his songs.

Jonathan Byrd and Corin Raymond
at the Bobamo
Saturday November 7, 7:00 mingle, 8:00 show
Suggested donation $20.

To get your seat for either or both of these shows put aside, email us at Pre-payment by cheque to our house, cash in person, or by PayPal or Interac Money Transfer is required.

See you soon!

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