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Saturday November 16, 2013

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Wow. It's starting to feel like Winter out there tonight. Some nasty cold winds and driving rain. Tonight was a good night to stay in and work on my radio show for the morning! Tomorrow is supposed to be not half bad, weather-wise, and we have a concert for you which will warm the cockles of your heart. (I wonder what exactly they are ...)

1. Reid Jamieson, Saturday November 16th, 8pm, St. James Hall (3214 West 10th Avenue)

Gorgeous, sun-struck acoustic soul - Globe & Mail

Vancouver’s Reid Jamieson will return to Ontario this month to perform in a special ensemble show with the Cowboy Junkies called ‘The Kennedy Suite’ at the Winter Garden Theatre on Nov 22nd and 23rd. This will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination and will feature Sarah Harmer, Skydiggers, Jason Collett, Doug Paisley, The Good Family, Harlan Pepper, Lee Harvey Osmond, and more! Reid is the only import from outside Ontario so he is excited to represent BC at this unique event (and record release). After that Reid will go into the studio to start recording a duet of one of his songs with Margo Timmins that will be part of a larger collection of duets written with his wife Carolyn Mill to be recorded with a variety of talented ladies (more on that soon).

But first! a big show at the delicious sounding St James Hall on Nov 16. It's been well over a year since we last heard Reid, so we're looking forward to another evening of fine songs and marvellous singing! There's an excellent article about him in this week's Georgia Straight (see Page 59, or read it here).

2. C.R. Avery & Sarah MacDougall, Sunday November 17th, 8pm, St. James Hall (3214 West 10th Avenue)
Wrecking Mirror Ball Tour 2013

Two very different artist and notorious songwriters team up for one incredible night. C.R Avery & Sarah MacDougall are road warriors traveling all over the world, honing the craft of being a troubadour, and singing songs for the people.

Each artist will stand alone on stage weaving black magic spells through lyrics & cast-iron melody, then combine their talents at the end of the night for a short set of duets.

C.R Avery is described by Tom Waits as "blowin my mind", & Q Magazine has said "Sarah MacDougall could make a stone weep. Classic North American folk.”

The same time & skill that is spent building a home with a strong foundation, a murder mystery with a surprising plot twist, a broadway musical with a swooping chorus-line dance routine closer, these two artists bring each & every night. This short tour finds C.R & Sarah traveling cities & towns of British Columbia & the Yukon. If you are lucky enough to live in either one of the two, do not miss this show, "god is alive, magic is afoot." - George Honesty, Producer

3. The Edge On Folk, Saturday 8am, to noon, on CiTR f, 101.9 and

On this week's show I'll feature some new releases with a historic bent: Snowbird: The Songs Of Gene MacLellan, the soundtrack of Inside Llewyn Davies (about the Greenwich Village folk scene in the early 60s), and History: The First 25 Years (James Keelaghan), plus music by Phildel, Aoife O'Donovan, De Temps Antan, Brishen, Kerfala Kante Jr., Harpeth Rising, Spuyten Duyvil, Sarah Jarosz, The Milk Carton Kids, Linda Thompson, Breabach, Coig, Capercaillie, Bella Hardy, Tamikrest, Matuto, and lots more. I hope you can join me. I'll be starting bright and early at 8am so tune in and turn on to CiTR fm 101.9 and Telus TV ch. 7023, and of course, the show is streamed live on

4. Rogue Folk Review out now - but it hasn't been mailed yet

The November issue is out now, and available for download from our website We haven't put it in the mail yet. Probably won't have time until Monday evening, so if you download a copy drop us an email and save us a stamp!

6. Mary Gauthier, Friday November 22nd, 8pm, St. James Hall (3214 West 10th Avenue)

Tickets are selling very fast for this show, so don't miss out! Book yours now before it's too late.

7. Phildel, Monday November 18th, 8pm, CBC Studio 700

This amazing young English singer played the Folk Festival last July, and they are bringing her back for her a full-length concert at the CBC on Monday. I'll be there. I think she's really good. More info. Tickets on 604-602-9798

8. Save The Hollywood Theatre! Public Rally at St. James Hall, Sunday November 17th, 2pm

Come on down to St. James Hall and show your support for the Hollywood Theatre! Bring a friend or two. Sign the petition to show the City, the owners and the potential new renters - a huge American Fitness Centre conglomerate seeking its first foothold in Canada by gutting one of the most important cinemas in North America - that you value its heritage and see great potential in keeping it intact, alive, and vibrant. A flagship for the community - and, amongst other things, an alternative venue for Rogue shows when we have a popular band or when we want to do a show in the Summer, for example.


1. The Hollywood Theatre is the most familiar and best-known historic building in Kitsilano

2. The Hollywood Theatre is the most identifiable historic landmark on Kitsilano's main street, Broadway

3. The Hollywood Theatre is one of Kitsilano's most unique landmarks, and residents and visitors alike highly value uniqueness

4. The Hollywood Theatre could provide a local venue for film festivals, fringe festivals, children's' festivals and other arts festivals

5. The Hollywood Theatre could provide a venue for local church services and other community gatherings

6. The Hollywood Theatre could provide an off-campus venue for UBC, SFU, Emily Carr... e.g. for student films and other digital projects

7. The Hollywood Theatre could provide a special venue for viewing major sporting events on a large screen

8. The Hollywood Theatre could provide a great stage for plays and other theatrical events

9. The saving of the Hollywood Theatre is a great opportunity for the owner to be recognized as a local hero

10. The Hollywood Theatre can become the proud heart of the whole Kitsilano community

Have a great weekend! Hope to see you at The Rogue.