On this page: Details of selected 2002 and 2001 events,
including CD releases for Orange
Cats (Dec 3, 2002) and
tribute & Skysongs
reissue (both Nov 14, 2001)
TORONTO - Tuesday DECEMBER 3, 2002, 8 pm start
CD RELEASE CONCERT!!
"Orange Cats Make the
Very Best Friends"
by Norm Hacking & Kirk
with very special guest
The Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto
(just south of Bloor, 3 blocks west of Spadina)
$10 at the door
A portion of CD sales to Annex
Cat Rescue, Toronto
Treats for your feline friends:
handmade organic catnip toys that cats love
for a $3 or more donation to Annex Cat Rescue.
Click here for Orange Cats
available from stores or Festival
or Norm's concerts
LYRICS are HERE
ORANGEVILLE - Saturday December 7, 2002, 8
Norm Hacking and Jeremy Woodland
Odd Fellows Hall, 24 Elizabeth St., Orangeville, Ontario
$15 at the door OR
$12 in advance, tickets in Orangeville from
Acoustic Traditions, Booklore and Broadway Music
Directions from Highway 10 (one hour from Toronto):
turn left (west) into town (you'll be on Broadway),
after a few blocks, turn right (north) on 1st Street,
turn left (west) on Elizabeth Street (2 blocks from Broadway)
TORONTO - Thursday November 21, 2002, 8:30
Norm Hacking opens for Michael
Michael Laderoute & Jeremy Woodland will accompany Norm
Hugh's Room, 2261 Dundas St.
(1 block south of Bloor / Dundas West subway,
free parking across the street,
main room is nonsmoking)
$18 advance at 416 531-6604 or $20 at the door
It's been several years since Michael Smith performed in Toronto.
Author of "The Dutchman," "Spoon River" and other
recorded by Steve Goodman, Anne Hills and many others,
this Chicago-based artist began extensive touring only in recent years.
He has also written fine music for the theatre,
including the Tony-award-winning play The Grapes of Wrath
and a more autobiographical work.
His most recent album There was released in 2001.
Norm was thrilled with Michael's moving recording
of Norm's "John Dale" for the One
Voice tribute album.
OTTAWA - October 11-12, 2002
(Friday and Saturday)
Ottawa's fine folk club Rasputin's
(696 Bronson Ave., 3 blocks south of the Queensway/H417)
Fine guitarist / songwriter Jeremy Woodland
opens and accompanies Norm
Tickets are available at 613 230-5102
$12 advance / credit card or $15 at the door
Tell your Ottawa-area friends about this smoke-free concert.
Thursday August 1, 2002
Norm's Birthday! Come celebrate with us - no cover!
"Norm's Living Room" open stage in one special summer edition
Tranzac - 292 Brunswick Avenue
(south of Bloor, between Spadina & Bathurst)
Norm guests in Brian Blain's acoustic blues series while Brian is away
7 pm - unplugged picking session
8 pm - open stage hosted by Norm
mid-evening - feature set by Norm
all evening - birthday celebration!
Norm thanks everyone who joined in celebrating his
BIRTHDAY on Thursday
August 1 (on the actual day!) at the Tranzac,
former home of "Norm's Living Room."
Norm was enthusing for weeks about "one of my best musical evenings
ever!" Brian Blain invited Norm to be his guest in his no-cover
Thursday acoustic blues series, which is occasionally more folkie
than bluesy. When Brian found he would be out of town, he invited
Norm to host as well as guest. It was a fine combination of picking
session, open stage and fabulous extended feature set by Norm
- with some new songs! Thanks, Norm, for your birthday present to
Toronto Legal Services Inc.
Street Fun Fair
Wednesday June 19, 2002, 5:30 - 9 pm
Gerrard Street East mid-way between Greenwood and Coxwell
plays 6 - 6:30 pm
also features bands, food, kids' activities,
Sandra Bussin, City Councillor for Beaches-East York (south) speaks
IN THE PARK 2002
Metropolitan United Church (Queen and Church)
NOONTIME CONCERTS in DOWNTOWN TORONTO
Mondays - Fridays: Fri June 14 - Th
Aug 22, 2002
This is a fabulous concert series for anyone able
to be in downtown Toronto at noon hour on a summer weekday. We're
pleased to post the full schedule for Metropolitan United Church,
with our thank you for organizing and presenting it. Norm plays July
5, 19, August 16 (all Fridays).
Metropolitan United Church is at the northwest corner
of Church and Queen Streets in Toronto. A small stage by the church
entrance takes advantage of the lovely treed grounds, benches and
picnic tables. There is a sound system so the streetcars don't get
the upper hand.
The concerts are 12:30 noon to 1:30 pm, except
Wednesdays concerts are 12 noon - 1 pm, followed by a carillon
concert. Metropolitan's carillonneur Gerald Martindale
plays the first two weeks (June 26, July 3), followed by Andrew
Comar (July 10, 17, 31), Roy Lee (July 24, August 7, 21)
and Claire Poirier (August 14).
The concert will be cancelled if it is raining
or looks like it might rain. The music is part of a weekday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm program that also includes games and art, with
trivia on Tuesdays. The church has a webpage at www.metunited.org
"SUMMER IN THE PARK" NOON HOUR CONCERT SERIES
Metropolitan United Church (Queen at Church Street, near subway):
12:30 - 1:30 pm (Wed.: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm + carillon concert)
EXCEPT RAINY DAYS
call 416 363-0331 x44 for recorded message if in doubt
[the full schedule was posted here, but has been removed]
Norm played 3 Fridays: July 5 and 19, August 16, 2002
Posted with consent of 2002 series
co-ordinator Dale Skinner at Metropolitan United Church.
Wherever you are, take in lots of
music this summer!
Most of the artists on the
tribute album will be performing
including in alphabetical order:
- Clela Errington
- Jason Fowler
- Marianne Girard
- Glen Hornblast
- Roger James (Kingston)
- Michael Laderoute
- Jim Layeux
- Brenda Lewis (Guelph) and
- Wayne Marshall (Brantford,
project and label head)
- Jory Nash
- Ron Nigrini
- Nancy White
Steve Paul Simms and Jeremy
Woodland will preview songs to be included on the upcoming Volume 2 of
One Voice, A Tribute to Norm Hacking.
And NORM will perform! He'll
be accompanied by most of the tribute artists.
UPDATE - it was a full stage and Norm dubbed his impromptu songwriters
band "too many guitars"!
Album for details of the album, including artists and songs included
and links to artists' websites.
This will be a double CD release
- the remastered reissue of Norm's 1996 "best of" Skysongs...
A Writer's Collection (3FLAM 2002), now with lyrics, will also
be available for the first time! See the Skysongs
If you missed the launch,
you can still get the CDs at stores or Festival
or Norm's concerts - or see Buy CDs / Contact
for more details.