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Occurs on Tuesday May 28 2024

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Citizens' Forum
Victoria Hall
55 King St. W./
Cobourg ON K9A 2M2

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a Loft Production presents: Michal Hasek, Fifty Years a Bluesman

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 8:00 pm

Victoria Hall's Citizens Forum

I was a contemporary of Michal Hasek at the University of Western Ontario in the late 1960s. I was a bookish film buff. Michal was a 'celebrity photographer' for the University newspaper, a guitar-playing Blues man and a larger-than-life 'gadfly', always attacking intellectual orthodoxies

Musically, Hasek was known for his finger-style guitar picking, blues harp, baritone singing and songwriting. In the 70s, he released two albums on his own label, Naja Records, featuring a mix of self-penned songs and blues standards with his band, Sundog and later achieved a distribution deal with A&M Records. He performed up and down Yonge Street and in clubs and bars around Canada. Also in the 70s, Michal toured solo in the US Midwest, performing in folk-blues bars and on US campuses. Michal met and hung out with spiritualist-philosopher Alan Watts (#3 in the triad of Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert (later Baba Ram Dass) and Alan Watts. Oh! The Stories !)

Although Michal has lived a 'straight workaday life' for the past few decades he has always held fast to music in an ever-evolving way. I mean it affectionately when I say "Michal Hasek is deeper than he seems."

Joining Michal on this gig is Rodney, St Amand on bass ... between them 120 years of Blues. Join us for an interesting, entertaining and engaging evening. Music, adult beverages and artist engagement.

Tickets are $25 plus service fee and are available at the Victoria Hall Box Office: 855-372-2210

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