Late breaking news… tonight, at Yonge & Dundas Square in Toronto, following the premiere screening of Neil Young‘s new movie, around 10 p.m., yours truly will strap on his black Les Paul and fill in for Neil Young, jamming with the live band that will be doing an outdoor concert for the TIFF [Toronto International Film Festival].

I believe it’s a free show. Neil has had to cancel, very last minute, but the organizers felt the rock show must go on, so the “Carpet Frogs” house band will play a set, and I’ll join them towards the end for some take-no-prisoners versions of Hey Hey My My and Rockin’ In The Free World, if all goes according to plan. Curfew at 11 p.m.

Should be fun!

Humber Orangeville Campus and the Headwaters Arts Festival.

Venue: Orangeville Theatre
87 Broadway
Orangeville, ON L9W 1K1

Date: Saturday, October 3rd, 2009
Time: 3pm to 4:30pm
Price: $10.00 (first come seating)

The main focus of this workshop will be to provide an opportunity for aspiring musicians to come out and learn key steps to becoming a more accomplished performer… and maybe a acquire some ‘tricks of the trade’ through a Q&A session.

Tickets available at:
Acoustic Traditions, Aardvark Music, Broadway Music, and Humber Orangeville Campus (all based in Orangeville)

For more information, please contact:

Joe Andrews
Orangeville Campus
Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
275 Alder Street, 2nd Floor
Orangeville, ON. L9W 5A9

Orangeville Campus Office Extension #5904
Orangeville Campus: 1-877-675-3111
Cell: 519-278-1079

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