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Sam Turton and Jane Lewis are bringing their community singalong to Guelph east side restaurant, Ashuré’s, on a monthly basis from now on. They kick off a new year of community singing  on January 16 from 8.00 till 10.00 p.m. The evening will feature a feast of well-known songs and to celebrate their new home, a selection of prizes including CDs, and gift certificates.

The unique singalong, created by Turton and Lewis, offers lyric books so that everyone can join in on their favourite songs, a rare opportunity these days. “Unfortunately modern music performance has created a division between artist and audience,” says Turton, “and by providing the lyrics to hundreds of well-known tunes, that division dissolves—and the entire room can burst into song.”

As well as monthly singalongs, Ashuré’s also offer other forms of live music on the weekend.  Norman Liota, Mo’ Kauffey, Max Bent, Corduroy Road and Rodney Jewel are all scheduled to appear over the coming weeks.

Ashuré’s wants to become a community-friendly destination that supports the arts and home-made food. For dinner on the night of the singalong, call 519-515-0522 for reservations.

Sam Turton and Jane Lewis Community Singalong Prize Night—a free, all-ages event, from 8 -10 p.m. Saturday, January 16, at Ashuré’s, 259 Grange Road, Unit 6, in Guelph (at Victoria & Grange).

Sam and Jane will also be having a singalong at The Woolwich Arms on Sunday, January 24 at 8.00 p.m.

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Need to blow away the pre-Christmas Blues? Tired of fighting your way through the mall or just fed up with the commercialism that takes over the season, in general? Then, why not take a well-earned break from it all with a good old singalong?

Join your hosts Sam Turton and Jane Lewis on December 12 at Ashuré’s and on December 20 at The Woolwich Arms.

Sam and Jane are hoping for a bumper crowd on December 12 so that Ashuré’s will bring them back every month in the New Year. Also, if you make reservations for dinner, you can take advantage of a wonderful three-choice set menu.

Ashuré’s (formerly Bon Appetit)
Saturday, December 12, 8-10 p.m.
259 Grange Road, Unit 6, Guelph
(Plaza at Victoria & Grange by Planet Bean)
519-515-0522

Woolwich Arms
Sunday, December 20, 8-11 p.m.
176 Woolwich Street, Guelph
519-836-2875

HUNDREDS OF SONGS – SONGBOOKS PROVIDED
Over 100 great artists, including The Band, The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Elvis, Bob Marley, Van Morrison, Dolly Parton, John Prine, The Police, Paul Simon, James Taylor, The Temptations, U2, Neil Young…

Over 200 classic songs, including Hey Jude & Twist And Shout; Amazing Grace & Danny Boy; Brown Eyed Girl & Bobby McGee; House Of The Rising Sun & Heart Of Gold; Like A Rolling Stone & Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door; Wade in the Water & Man Of Constant Sorrow; My Girl & Blue Suede Shoes; Fire & Rain & Bird On The Wire; Jambalaya & Folsom Prison…

For more information visit their website www.all-together-now.ca.

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Jane Lewis and Sam Turton’s All Together Now are offering a whole range of singing workshops during October.

  • Exploring Vocal Harmony with Jane Lewis & Tannis Slimmon — Saturday, October 10 @ 1-4 p.m. $45. What is harmony? How do you know what to sing? Join us for an afternoon of learning and experimenting with vocal harmonies.
  • Vocal Improvisation with Alyssa Wright — Saturday, October 24 @ 1-4 p.m. $45. We’ll explore the key elements of improvisation: rhythm, ornamentation, dynamics, phrase structure, and more! Some very simple knowledge of theory (i.e., can you sing “Do, a Deer”, or a basic scale?) is required. An open mind, spirit of adventure and playful attitude is mandatory.
  • Focus on Harmony (6 Weeks) with Jane Lewis & Jude Vadala — starts Thursday, October 22 @ 7.30 p.m. $175. Delve into the art of singing harmony. You’ll be introduced to easy and fun Beginner Musical Theory (no prior experience necessary). Learn to read musical notes, work on specific songs, and make beautiful harmony with the group!
  • Rise Up Singing! Gospel Choir (8 Weeks) with Sam Turton & Jane Lewis — starts Sunday, October 25 @ 7 p.m. $190. Join us for 8 weeks to learn and sing a collection of rousing gospel-style classics! We’ll work on harmony, dynamics, call-and-response and lead singing in an inclusive, informal manner. Songs will include freedom songs and work songs as well as traditional spirituals. Our focus is on the joyful expression of music, and people of all belief systems are welcome. No auditions, no reading music, no prior singing experience necessary.

All Together Now
music@all-together-now.ca
www.all-together-now.ca

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Sam Turton gets ready to start a Singalong on Royal City Rag

Sam Turton gets ready to start a Singalong on Royal City Rag

Sam Turton and Jane Lewis take their singalong sessions to the Woolwich Arms this Sunday October 11. Future sessions are planned for November 15, and December 20. If the sessions go well they are looking at making this a regular monthly spot for 2010. 

SINGALONG with Sam & Jane
Sunday, October 11
from 8.oo – 11.00 p.m.
Woolwich Arms, Woolwich St. Guelph, ON
www.all-together-now.ca

HUNDREDS OF SONGS – SONGBOOKS PROVIDED
Over 100 great artists, including The Band, The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Elvis, Bob Marley, Van Morrison, Dolly Parton, John Prine, The Police, Paul Simon, James Taylor, The Temptations, U2, Neil Young…

Over 200 classic songs, including Hey Jude & Twist And Shout; Amazing Grace & Danny Boy; Brown Eyed Girl & Bobby McGee; House Of The Rising Sun & Heart Of Gold; Like A Rolling Stone & Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door; Wade in the Water & Man Of Constant Sorrow; My Girl & Blue Suede Shoes; Fire & Rain & Bird On The Wire; Jambalaya & Folsom Prison…

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Hanlon Creek Downstream In The Spring (Photo: Bob Gordon)

Hanlon Creek Downstream In The Spring (Photo: Bob Gordon)

It was another busy Royal City Rag on September 26. Bob Gordon joined us again in the first hour to provide an update on the proposed Hanlon Creek Business Park development. This week’s segment focused around a great piece that Bob wrote for the Guelph Mercury questionning some of the written statements of Mayor Karen Farbridge. Although there is no doubt that Mayor Farbridge has (as Bob puts it) impeccable environmental credentials there is quite a difference between her approach to environmental issues as director as OPIRG, where she served for 10 years and now, as a two term Mayor of Guelph. One wonders what has changed?

This is a great radio segment. I’d definitely suggest you take a listen.

Although I’d like to encourage you to listen to the whole show (it’s always great fun) we’ve excerpted it as a taster:

Later, in the first hour, we talked to David Estill about Guelph’s new bridge club. It was great to hear David’s enthusiasm for the game. I’m betting it will be the next big thing. Check out the club if you get a chance.

In the second hour we were pleased to welcome Sam Turton and Jane Lewis back to the show to talk about their All Together Now music for everyone workshop series. Sam and Jane are bringing roots music master extraordinaire, Ken Whiteley to Guelph on October 4 for a gospel show at Three Willows church. This is a show with a difference as it features a one-day gospel choir, trained during an afternoon workshop with Ken. Those of you who have joined Ken for gospel hour at the Hillside Festival will know what an amazing experience his shows are.

Ken joined us on the phone from Quebec where he is currently on tour during the show. Sam and Jane also played live for us in the studio.

Whiteley Gospel ChoirKen Whiteley and The Incredible One-Day Gospel Choir
Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 7.30 p.m.
Three Willows United Church
577 Willow Road
Guelph, Ontario

TICKETS: $20 advance, $25 at the door
ON-LINE: www.all-together-now.ca
OUTLET: Ground Floor Music
13 Quebec Street, Guelph, ON, 519-827-1444

Royal City Rag has two tickets to giveaway for the show.  To win these fabulous tickets, you’ll need to answer the following question.

Question: What was the year of Ken Whiteley’s most recent Hillside Gospel Hour performance?”

Send your responses to info@royalcityrag.ca. The first winning response wins the tickets

Music:
Ken Whiteley, Brightest Star from Acoustic Electric
Neil Young, See The Sky About To Rain from Live At Massey Hall 1971
Shirley Eikhard. Something To Talk About from Country
Aretha Franklin, Bridge Over Troubled Water from The Essentials
Ken Whiteley, That’s When I Need A Song from One World Dance
Sam Turton with Jane Lewis,  I’m On My Way (Live)
Ken Whiteley, Gospel Music Makes Me Feel Alright from Gospel Music Makes Me Feel Alright
Ken Whiteley Two Wings from One World Dance
Sam Turton with Jane Lewis, I Wanna Go Downtown (Live)

Listen to the show:
Part 1

Part 2

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Whiteley Gospel ChoirSam Turton and Jane Lewis take their community music efforts to a new level on October 4 by presenting a concert with Ken Whiteley that features a one-day gospel choir trained during an afternoon workshop with Ken.

After a brief overview of gospel music and its forms, Ken will direct the group in the performance of various gospel classics and his own original compositions.

Ken Whiteley is Canada’s elder statesman of roots, blues, and gospel. As a multi-award-winning songwriter, performer, and producer, Ken has performed throughout North America and collaborated with an astonishing array of stellar artists from Pete Seeger and John Hammond to Tom Paxton and Stan Rogers. His tent-raising performances at Guelph’s Hillside Gospel Hour are legend.

 

Afternoon Workshop (co-ed)
Willow Grove workshop room
Three Willows United Church
577 Willow Road, Guelph, Ontario

Cost: $45 (includes evening concert)
Registration form can be downloaded at www.all-together-now.ca.

 

Ken Whiteley and The Incredible One-Day Gospel Choir
Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 7.30 p.m.
Three Willows United Church
577 Willow Road
Guelph, Ontario

TICKETS: $20 advance, $25 at the door
ON-LINE: www.all-together-now.ca
OUTLET: Ground Floor Music
13 Quebec Street, Guelph, ON, 519-827-1444

Royal City Rag has two tickets to giveaway for the evening performance.  To win these fabulous tickets, you’ll need to answer the following question.

Question: What was the year of Ken Whiteley’s most recent Hillside Gospel Hour performance?”

Send your responses to info@royalcityrag.ca. The first winning response wins the tickets.

Catch Sam Turton and Ken Whiteley on Royal City Rag on September 26.

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From Sam Turton. Royal City Rag is very pleased to support this excellent community initiative.

Hey everyone – here’s our fall line-up of workshops!

NEW WORKSHOPS
There are new offerings this time around, including one-day gospel, vocal improv, and percussion workshops, plus multi-session choirs, harmony groups, and MORE. You can view the whole list below, or on our new and improved website: 
http://www.all-together-now.ca

NEW LEADERS – Ken Whiteley, Alyssa Wright, and Vince Maccarone!

NEW NAME – ALL TOGETHER NOW!
“Rise Up Singing” was the name for the original 8-week singing workshop. We have expanded and had to find a new name that refers to all the workshops, not just the singing ones!

Have a wonderful end-of-August, and we hope to see you in the fall!

Jane Lewis and Sam Turton
Rise Up Singing / All Together Now
music@all-together-now.ca
http://www.all-together-now.ca

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FALL 2009 WORKSHOPS
REGISTRATION & WORKSHOP DETAILS:
http://www.all-together-now.ca

ONE-DAY
SEPT 19  Three-Chord Wonder: Learn to Play the Guitar (with Eve Goldberg)
SEPT 20  Rise Up Singing! Intro Workshop (with Sam Turton & Jane Lewis)
OCT 4  Gospel Afternoon with Ken Whiteley 
OCT 4  Evening Concert with Ken Whiteley
OCT 10  Exploring Vocal Harmony (with Jane Lewis & Tannis Slimmon)
OCT 24  Vocal Improvisation (with Alyssa Wright)
NOV 14  Fancy and Fun Guitar: Guitar Chord Voicings (with Norm Liota)
NOV 21  An Introduction to the Blues (with Sam Turton)
NOV 22  Basic Fingerpicking Guitar (with Eve Goldberg)
NOV 29  Shake, Rattle, and Drum! Learn to Jam with Percussion (with Vince Maccarone)

MULTI-SESSION (listed by start date)
SEPT 8  Rise Up Singing—Finding & Freeing Your Voice (8 Weeks; led by Jane Lewis)
SEPT 10  Small Vocal Group (6 Weeks; led by Sam Turton)
SEPT 14  Rise Up Singing Women’s “Choir” (8 Weeks; led by Jane Lewis & Katherine Wheatley)
SEPT 15  Chord Progressions (6 Weeks; led by Katherine Wheatley) 
OCT 22  Focus on Harmony—Level One (6 Weeks; led by Jane Lewis & Jude Vadala) 
OCT 25  Co-ed Gospel Choir (8 Weeks; led by Jane Lewis & Sam Turton) 

Rise Up Singing / All Together Now
music@all-together-now.ca
http://www.all-together-now.ca

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