Last night was the first for 2016’s Canadian Music Week in Toronto. For a few reasons, I picked going to The Paddock Tavern, a CMW Showcase. Though I didn’t know of Tennyson King or Ivy James, it was Annie Sumi that inspired me to attend.
A friend of mine, just outside of North Bay, had mentioned Annie Sumi to me in one of our conversations and suggested that I look her up on line. I did! What a delight and what a voice! This Indie-Folk singer, from North Bay (now residing in Whitby) has a story-telling quality that, at times, reminds me of Joni Mitchell. During her performance, last night, she sang a song called’ “Peter Pan”. She hit notes that sent tingles from my neck, all the way down my spine. That’s my indicator of great talent.
Tennyson King gave a wonderful performance. His Earthy Roots Rock & Roll began a vibe that lingered throughout the night. He puts so much emotion into his music that it was difficult to snap a photo of him without his eyes closed.
Ivy James is an acoustic-driven pop-rock artist that captivated the audience with her dry wit and vocals. One word to describe her, would be sassy!
I would be willing to see any of these artists perform again and look forward to seeing where their talents take them.
Hello everyone! My name is Linda and I have been a fan of Canadian Music for as long as I can remember. That counts for way too many decades than I want to admit to! I have three primary passions in my life, music, photography and writing. When I can combine them all, I feel I am right where I should be. Though I can appreciate all genres of music, my particular favourite is Country. Canadian Country is moving in leaps and bounds. I love how it is progressing and I’m thankful that I can be a small part of it.
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