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The Last 3 Songs House Concert with Blair Packham, Missy Bauman, and ME!

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Zoom real, live interactive concert!

The Last 3 Songs Virtual House Concert with me, Missy Bauman, and Blair Packham!!

Click here to get on the guest list (or update your information if you’re already on it) and to get the Zoom code! https://forms.gle/ZRU92mSqpP2wkEuq7

We're baaaaaack ... with a twist ... 3 performers on the 3rd Thursday of the month ... each performer plays the last 3 songs they wrote. (Yes, good things come in 3's!)

BLAIR PACKHAM

Not only is Blair a VERY well respected songwriter known for oftentimes quirky lyrics; not only is he well-known for his 80’s band, The Jitters; not only is he the co-founder of one of the country’s best songwriting workshops; not only is he is also an accomplished music producer and studio engineer, not only has his television and film music work appeared on Global Television, CBC Television, CBC Newsworld, CTV, TSN, ESPN, Discovery Channel, MuchMusic, MuchMoreMusic, W Network, Oxygen, OLN, and others around the world.…. but on top of all that… Blair is one heck of a nice guy and a great storyteller, and a favourite on the house concert circuit. And, oh, Ron Sexsmith says this about Blair: “...one of Canada’s best unsung pop writers.”

http://blairpackham.com/

MISSY BAUMAN

Described by Rrampt Magazine as “…an exploration of the ethereal”, Missy Bauman’s music is more “anti-folk” than traditional – with lyrics that may catch you off-guard with intensity, vulnerability, the occasional blush-worthy remark, and deeply personal truths. What keeps Missy’s music “folk” is the value she places on the simplicity of good songwriting – bravery, an acoustic guitar, and honest storytelling. Bauman was discovered by a local festival director at a highschool coffee house, who described her as “…a true artist, fiercely committed to her writing, singing, and playing”. As if accidentally, she entered the music scene at 17, sharing stages with Emmy-Lou Harris, Gord Downie, and Feist. After winning two Hamilton Music Awards, she abandoned her bachelor degree dreams, and left to study music in Toronto.

https://missybauman.com/

MICHEL NERAY (That’s me!)

Michel is 1/5th of Jacques Russell Trio. JRT is always a bunch of fun, with eclectic mix of blues, jump blues, trucker blues, jazz and pop, and some quirky originals thrown in for good measure. As a solo artist, he writes singer-songwriter songs full of angst, emotional conflict, evocative imagery, and all kinds of good things.

http://MichelNerayMusic.com

WHY HOUSE CONCERTS?

Between the house concerts and the ones I have been hosting with Jacques Russell Trio, we found that Zoom concerts have great audio quality + great interactivity. It's almost as if we really are together in the same room!

That's better than live streams not only for you in the audience, it's better for the musicians because we get to see you too.

There's a virtual tip jar with a suggested donation of $20 per person. Feel free to use it now! https://michelneraymusic.com/tip-jar/ It's fun!

Cabbagetown BIA

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Cabbagetown BIA, Spruce & Parliament, Toronto

Nestled between Wellesley St and Shuter St, and bound by Sherbourne St on the West and the Don River on the East, Cabbagetown is a charming and energetic community. Along with having the largest area of preserved Victorian homes in North America, Cabbagetown is also home to an eclectic mix of businesses.

Cabbagetown BIA

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Cabbagetown BIA, Spruce & Parliament, Toronto

Nestled between Wellesley St and Shuter St, and bound by Sherbourne St on the West and the Don River on the East, Cabbagetown is a charming and energetic community. Along with having the largest area of preserved Victorian homes in North America, Cabbagetown is also home to an eclectic mix of businesses.

Cabbagetown BIA

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Cabbagetown BIA, Spruce & Parliament, Toronto

Nestled between Wellesley St and Shuter St, and bound by Sherbourne St on the West and the Don River on the East, Cabbagetown is a charming and energetic community. Along with having the largest area of preserved Victorian homes in North America, Cabbagetown is also home to an eclectic mix of businesses.

Free Times Cafe

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Free Times Cafe, 320 College Street, Toronto, ON

Jacques Russell Trio solo means lead singer-songwriter Michel doing a bunch of his Americana singer-songwriter material completely unplugged and chill. yes, cool! And don't worry, Jacques will be there too! Jig Street! is Claire and Zac -- Toronto based musicians that specialize in traditional Irish music. They met doing a touring Pirate improv musical (The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told!) that was featured in theaters and Renaissance festivals across the USA. Zac is currently a graduate student at UofT, and Claire teaches voice and performs with Music the Gathering at Ren fests in the States. Join us on the patio at The Free Times Cafe! Fun times, great food!

https://www.facebook.com/events/989645715128194

Crafty Coyote

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Crafty Coyote, 511 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Join us for a beer, bourbon, glass of wine or margarita! We'll be halfway between The Craft Coyote and Victory Cafe -- two of the best patios in the city! Crafty Coyote Ale House features a craft beer selection like no other in The Annex neighbourhood with 30 rotating taps, three local casks, and sharing plates from our eclectic kitchen.

Facebook Live

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Facebook Live!

Rain changes everything! It makes the flowers grow, waters farmers' crops, and turns a driveway concert into a livestream only event. See you on Facebook at 7 !!

Just me & you & our back deck

Link to house concert page, Toronto

For the past year, we’ve been hosting our house concerts by bringing in different musical guests and hosting them virtually on Zoom. Last week we tried a driveway concert with the whole gang. That was fun, but this Sunday, I’d love to do something radically different…

How about you join me -- either on Zoom or in person -- on my back deck. I’ll share some of the songs I’ve written. I’ll play some of my favourite covers. We’ll talk about them. About life. About anything.

It’ll be fun, casual, and definitely unplugged.

And if another musician joins us, well, hopefully he or she will have a guitar (or whatever) too!

All I ask is that if you do want to join me physically, please be double vaccinated, and please get your rsvp ticket early. Select the appropriate RSVP at: https://jacquesrusselltrio.com/house-concerts

House Concert with Jacques Russell Trio and special guest Blair Packham

details will be emailed when you register

Yes, live music is back. House concerts are a great way to have a more intimate experience. And now that we are opening up, we are experimenting with a Live+Zoom blended concert. To help us keep track of numbers, please choose one of the ticket options below at https://jacquesrusselltrio.com/house-concerts

Free Times residency

Would you like us to hold a date for your corporate function, party, festival or international tour? We can do that!  Contact us to inquire about availability!

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