Johnny Winter / March 22
Tickets are $59.50 - Johnny Winter - Special guest opener-The Jimmy Bowskill Band
Johnny Winter - "One of the Greatest Guitarists of All Time!"...Rolling Stone
Grammy Award Winner Johnny Winter is a Guitarist without equal. Signing with Columbia Records in 1969, he immediately laid out the blueprint for his fresh take on classic blues with a powerful combination of authentic Texas funk and his own high energy interpretation for the legions of fans just discovering the blues via the likes of Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton. Constantly shifting between primal country blues in the vein of Robert Johnson to scorching electric slide guitar, Johnny has always been one of the most respected singers and influential guitar players in rock and the clear link between British blues rock and American Southern rock ala the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Throughout the 70s and 80s he was the unofficial torch bearer for the blues, championing and aiding the careers of his idols like Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. The Johnny Winter story is the stuff of legend. Born in Beaumont, Texas, in a rough and tumble oil town he grew up listening to and then playing Blues and Rock 'n' Roll at a very early age. His inclusion in a story about Texas music in Rolling Stone in 1968 ignited a bidding war among record labels for his phenomenal talent. Since 1969 and his self-titled debut, Johnny has recorded almost 40 albums of classic rock and blues and was one of the top arena rock acts in the mid-70s. In the late 70s he produced and played on a stunning series of Grammy award winning albums with Muddy Waters, who affectionately referred to Johnny as his "son." The recordings served as a "comeback" for his idol while also refreshing his own deep and unwavering love of the blues.
Today Johnny Winter is enjoying an unparalleled resurgence performing to sold-out shows worldwide even after a long life full of honors and accomplishments such as a triumphant appearance at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Festival with Derek Trucks, Buddy Guy and Clapton that has been immortalized on the Emmy award winning DVD. In a ceremony with Slash presenting in Nashville, Gibson Guitars released the signature Johnny Winter Firebird guitar that has been his beloved trademark for years. His Live through the 70s, 80's, Rockpalast and Live in Japan concert DVDs are a hit as are his Live Bootleg Series CDs which all entered the Top 10 on the Billboard Blues charts. Two unique instructional DVDs and I-Pad App. have been produced by Cherry Lane/Hal Leonard to the gratitude of players around the world.
Always one for special appearances he recently performed with the Allman Brothers at the Beacon Theater in Manhattan on the 40th anniversary of their debut. In addition Winter has been headlining such prestigious events as the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Chicago Blues Festival, Swedish Rock Fest, Warren Haynes X-mas jam and Europe's Rockpalast viewed by millions just to name a few. Warner Bros. has now released a 40th anniversary DVD of Woodstock: 3 Days of Love and Peace the Director's cut featuring, for the first time, Johnny playing his smoking classic "Meantown Blues." His latest highly acclaimed release “Roots” (Megaforce/Sony) and recent performance on The David Letterman Show has only added to his Texas-sized reputation. Joining him on this CD is his scorching road-tested touring band consisting of guitarist Paul Nelson, bassist Scott Spray, and drummer Tommy Curiale. Performing now with a renewed vigor and fire to say that he is "back" would be an understatement. In fact, he never left. He is just better than ever.
THE JOHNNY WINTER APP for i-pad from the iTunes App Store is out now follow this link for more details
Special guest opener-The Jimmy Bowskill Band-Jimmy has spent the last few years touring Europe and opening for the likes of Jeff Beck, Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughan etc. He is the youngest Juno nominee ever and puts on a very dynamic show.
The Jim Cuddy Band / April 3
Tickets are $75.00.
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The Jim Cuddy Band
When Jim got his first guitar at the age of ten, the first song he learned was Gordon Lightfoot’s “That’s What You Get for Loving Me”. Today, Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor are widely respected as one of Canada’s best songwriting teams. In 1998, Jim released All in Time which went on to sell Gold in his native Canada. His next album, 2006’s The Light That Guides You Home, was released to critical acclaim and won the Juno for Adult Alternative Album of the Year. In 2011 Jim released Skyscraper Soul, his 3rd solo album. His voice, always a voluptuous instrument, has never sounded better and Cuddy proves once again that his songwriting ranks with the best Canada has to offer.
Just For Laughs / April 5
Tickets are $57.00. Member discounts in effect for this show!
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Some of the funniest people on Earth have set their sights on the Academy Theatre along the path of the JUST FOR LAUGHS ROADSHOW. This hilarious stand-up comedy show offers fare of the side-splitting variety, made popular by the Comedy Network's "Just for Laughs" television program.
The Highwaymen Live / April 11
Tickets are $48.00. Willie, Waylon and Johnny Tributes - Direct from Las Vegas
The Highwaymen Live
Tribute to the Greatest Country Supergroup of all time!
A tribute to the greatest supergroup of all time featuring look alike and sound alike tributes to Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. Playing to sold out shows from coast to coast.
The Eagles - New Kid In Town / April 26
Member discounts in effect. April 26th at 8pm. "Welcome to the Hotel California..." Calling all fans of The Eagles!! Don't miss "New Kid In Town: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute" when they come to the Academy Theatre for one night only on Saturday April 26th at 8:00pm. Comprised of some of Canada’s leading session musicians, the incredible "New Kid in Town" will perform all of the legendary hits from the Eagles extensive career with amazing “note for note” accuracy. The evening will be comprised of two sets, with the first half featuring all the songs from the multi-million selling album “Eagles Greatest Hits 1971-1975” including “Take It Easy” “One of These Nights” “Tequila Sunrise” “Peaceful Easy Feeling” “Take It To The Limit” and of course, “Desperado” amongst the audience favourites. After an intermission, the band will return with more classic hits from the latter portion of The Eagles career including “Life in the Fast Lane” “The Long Run” “Heartache Tonight” and their signature song “Hotel California”. As a bonus, the multi-talented "New Kid In Town" cast will also perform solo hits made famous by Eagles band members Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh.
Elvis - The Moments / July 11
Tickets are $39.00 - Relive the music of Elvis Presley with International Multi-Award winning Elvis Tribute Artist, Pete Paquette. Supporting Pete will be Toronto’s finest Rudy and the Angels band; “Elvis – The Moments” will take you through the musical career of one of the most celebrated entertainers, from early Rock n’ Roll to the Vegas Years. An authentic and energetic show, “Elvis – The Moments” showcases the Kings early years of the 1950’s, ’68 comeback and the memorable Vegas years. The memory of Elvis Presley will return to everyone in the audience through the vocals and moves by Pete Paquette, reminiscing the King. Pete will leave the audience wanting more through the authenticity and amazing energy he possesses. This is one show not to be missed.
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