The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Presents:
‘If You Could Read My Mind’, an Intimate Six-Part Series
IAN TYSON & JIM CUDDY
Thursday, October 21, 2010
The George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts
Two of Canada’s most celebrated songwriters, Ian Tyson and Jim Cuddy, will be in performance and in conversation on Thursday, October 21, 2010, in the second episode of an innovative new master series created by the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. “If You Could Read My Mind” brings together great Canadian songwriters in an intimate, humorous, spirited exploration of the source of songwriting and the impact of songs on our culture.
Ian Tyson is an internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and multi-award winner who is celebrating 5 decades of performance in 2010 with a full schedule of concerts and the release of a new book to be published by Random House of Canada. His classic song, ‘Four Strong Winds’, was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003.
Jim Cuddy, best known as guitarist, vocalist and songwriter with Blue Rodeo, one of the most successful bands in Canadian history, is also hailed for his critically-acclaimed solo career and numerous collaborations with many of the nation’s top contemporary artists. He has performed at two of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Galas, once in 2003 with Blue Rodeo and again in 2007 with Oh Susanna.
“Jim Cuddy and Ian Tyson are trailblazers who have cultivated the country and folk music landscape in this country for decades. We look forward to having two of Canada’s songwriting greats together on one stage to discuss their craft, their inspirations, and their prolific careers as international stars,” states Dominic Denny, the series’ Executive Producer and Executive Director of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Through conversation and music ‘If You Could Read My Mind’ contemplates the continuation of the Lightfoot lyric, “what a tale my thoughts could tell” and digs deep to unearth why Canada is such a hot bed for songwriting talent. The entire series is hosted by CBC Radio’s Laurie Brown. The October 21st event will also feature emerging Canadian artist Wayne Petti from Cuff The Duke, who will bring his unique blend of alt-country singing-songwriting to the stage for a special performance.
The ‘If You Could Read My Mind’ series got off to a phenomenal start this past February with its inaugural sold-out show, featuring the Canadian legends Gordon Lightfoot and Gord Downie.
Thursday, October 21, 2010 – Showtime 8:00 p.m.
George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre of the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.
Tickets: $30, $40, $50 – On sale Friday, September 10 – 11am
Available at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 416-872-1111
Christine Liber, Liberty Ink
T. 416-651-4722 x 1, Christine@libertyink.ca