The Silver Dollar's Last Bluegrass Party
The Silver Dollar Room, 486 Spadina Ave., Toronto
For the final Wednesday ever at Toronto's Silver Dollar Room, Crazy Strings (aka The Foggy Hogtown Boys & Friends) have put together a fitting farewell to the historic venue (closing May 1)...
The Last Hoedown A Celebration of High Lonesome Wednesday at the Silver Dollar
The legendary weekly bluegrass residency "High Lonesome Wednesday" ran for 20 years, and featured some of Canada's top roots musicians. Founded by Dan Whiteley and Stef Fantin (1972-2015), the band's members became a rotating collective that, at times included, Jenny Whiteley, Joey Wright, Brian Baron, Dottie Cormier, Victor Bateman, Marc Roy, and for the last 15 years, The Foggy Hogtown Boys. Apart from entertaining thousands of fans over the years, HLW became the centre of what's become an active bluegrass scenes in Toronto, one that rivals any American city or town. The Last Hoedown will celebrate that community by bringing together many of Toronto's top bluegrass bands for a 'one night bluegrass festival". The event is scheduled to coincide with the last Wednesday Toronto's historic Silver Dollar will be open.
featuring The Foggy Hogtown Boys - www.foggyhogtownboys.com The Unseen Strangers - www.unseenstrangers.ca The Barrel Boys - www.thebarrelboys.com The Hit Pickers - https://www.facebook.com/ thehitpickers/ Houndstooth - https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=h__ew68dul8 - plus more special guests tba!