Hezekiah Procter / Carolyn Mark / Jenny Whiteley
Join us for this triple-bill of brilliant award-winning folk/country/roots/bluegrass luminaries!
ADVANCE TICKETS: $23.30 (includes service charge & HST) available below
Thurs, Oct 19th, 7pm
With his most recent album, The Complete Recordings of Hezekiah Procter, Li’l Andy brings his fictional old-time medicine show and vaudeville alter-ego to life on the Hotel stage, featuring the great Teilhard Frost!
The New York Times has described Li’l Andy as “…a performer who commands a stage effortlessly through his baritone voice and engaging between-song banter…” The Village Voice calls his music “Roots-based Americana that actually deserves to be made”. In the past decade, he has released 4 albums, toured Canada extensively, and been named “Best Country/Folk Act” in Cult MTL Magazine five years in a row.
No Depression magazine calls Li’l Andy “Montreal’s best country songwriter today.” The Village Voice describes his music as “Roots-based Americana that actually deserves to be made”. In the past decade, he has released 4 albums, toured Canada extensively, been featured in the New York Times, and been named “Best Country/Folk Act” in Cult MTL five years in a row.
Andy began performing in Montreal in 2003. Since that time, he has developed a reputation for producing grandiose, one-of-a-kind concerts in the city’s most prestigious concert halls. Most recently, the Pop Montreal Festival and the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art hand-picked him to lead 5 Albums/5 Concerts, a multi-part concert series that sold out within a day of being announced, allowing him to play with some of Quebec’s most revered music stars. In 2013, he conceived and mounted Li’l Andy 3D, the world’s first simultaneous live concert and 3D movie, in collaboration with the NFB.
Known for his bitingly witty songwriting and dark country-noir sound, Andy is a two-time award winner at GAMIQ (Quebec Independent Music Awards).
“… a performer who commands a stage effortlessly through his baritone voice and engaging between-song banter…”.
— The New York Times
“★★★★½ While the Engines Burn is a crowning achievement in an already glowing discography… Simply put, this is great.”
— Nightlife Magazine
“★★★★ The Montreal-based singer may well have revived and reinvented quintessential Canadiana.”
“Like her close ally Neko Case (with whom she once traded as The Corn Sisters), Mark is a country girl with a wild streak… In a wondrous voice that’s half Kentucky hick, half Rocky Mountain draught, Mark sings of blonde nymphs in lace panties, tedious wives, racy mistresses and knives driven chestward.”
— ★★★★ Uncut
“Carolyn Mark is a headstrong singer with wanderlust and critical-thinking skills that she exercises in songs that never settle for easy answers.”
— Dave Heaton, PopMatters
“Really there’s no roots-country chanteuse as engaging as Mark, whose well-intentioned banter is capable of making even the sourest puss at a show crack a smile.”
“Whether she lands on her feet, or ass-over-teakettle, Mark always sounds like she’s having fun.”
— No Depression Magazine
Music critics have compared Jenny Whiteley’s striking vocals and songwriting to Emmy Lou Harris and Lucinda Williams, raving that she “swings effortlessly from black-hearted back-porch Americana to Laurel Canyon country”.
She began her musical career as a child, recording with Canadian children’s musician Raffi along with her brother Dan, and performing with her father, blues musician Chris Whiteley and her stepmother Caitlin Hanford, and her uncle, Ken Whiteley. In the 1990s she performed with the bluegrass band Heartbreak Hill. Just prior to that band’s breakup, she released her self-titled debut album in 2001, and followed up with Hopetown in 2004. Both albums won the Juno Award for Best Roots & Traditional Album of the Year. For Jenny’s latest recording, “The Original Jenny Whiteley”, she was been inspired to channel her early influences and musical life, includes several originals “in the style” of early jazz, jug band and old time music.