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Gregory Hoskins plays house concert Nov. 19

Known as guitarist with 90s band Gregory Hoskins & the Stickpeople, he's been an independent artist since 1999
Singer-songwriter Gregory Hoskins will perform at a house concert in Sudbury on Saturday, Nov. 19. Supplied photo.

Singer-songwriter Gregory Hoskins will perform at a house concert in Sudbury on Saturday, Nov. 19. The show will be in a private home at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome.

“Hoskins is a true artist, who last played Sudbury in 1991 at Northern Lights as one of the festival's evening concert acts with his band, Gregory Hoskins & The Stickpeople,” said a press release.

“It was a special night, as Gregory himself remembers, 'I certainly do remember that night...the Northern Lights coming out that night while we played...dancing up there while Lynn Simmons hit her high note on the solo of 'Marathon Man'...yeah, I remember.'

Hoskins was signed to True North Records in 1990 and released three albums with the Stickpeople during the 1990s. While touring they opened for the likes of The Indigo Girls and Sarah McLachlan. 

He has been an independent artist since 1999 and during that time, has released at least four solo albums, as well as contributing vocals to recordings by the Art of Time Ensemble and The Henrys.

He has also shared the stage or studio with Hawksley Workman, Rickie Lee Jones, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Serena Ryder, Bruce Cockburn, and The Neville Brothers. Other projects have included working with Debajemuhjig Theatre on Manitoulin for time, as well as writing and recording songs with women in prison while they were still incarcerated.

Most recently he has been doing a number of shows with acclaimed guitarist, mandolin player and singer-songwriter, Kevin Breit, while other shows combine his music with paintings by visual artist, Tina Newlove. 

Space is always limited and quite often these house concerts sell out quickly. So people are advised to reserve a spot right away. 

Reservations, location and other details are available by contacting Scott Merrifield, by email at [email protected] or by phone at 705-674-0422. 

The cost is $20 per person at the door and the proceeds will go to the artist. You can bring your own refreshments and, if you like, something to contribute to the snack table.


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