Friday, September 05, 2008

JAF08 Day 3: Toronto Junction Arts Festival 2008 Launch Main Stage Live Concerts

Kick Off the Main Stage Concerts Night

Friday, September 5
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Main Stage - Junction City Square
2960 Dundas Street West at Pacific Ave.

This year's festival features more music than ever before with the addition of a Friday night concert. Located in the Junction City Square, the stage will be fronted by an all-ages viewing and seating area as well as the Mill Street Brewery Beer Garden.

7:00 pm - Julian Fauth
8:15 pm - Samantha Martin and the Haggard
9:30 pm - Justin Rutledge

Julian Fauth Biography
Julian Fauth is one of the most exciting and accomplished musicians on the North American blues scene today. A pianist par excellence, Julian is also a creative guitarist, a strong and soulful vocalist, and a highly original songwriter. He is a full time musician, playing at many music festivals as well as various blues, folk and jazz venues. He has residencies at several clubs in Toronto, his home base.
Julian Fauth was nominated for a 2006 JUNO award for Blues Recording of the Year for his CD Songs of Vice and Sorrow, released on the Electro-Fi Records label. That CD has received rave reviews, lots of radio air time and it has sold well. Julian has just released his second Electro-Fi CD, Ramblin’ Son, and it has received rave reviews, it is selling very well, and is getting wide radio airplay, particularly in the United States. It currently stands at Number 2 on the Bluesville chart on XM Satellite Radio.

Samantha Martin and the Haggard Biography
A true "trucker's daughter" and a fellow Junction resident, Samantha Martin is continuously traveling, writing and performing. With early critical acclaim, and the completion of her latest release, Back Home (2008), she is certain to be catapulted in the upper echelon of the roots/country scene in Canada and The U.S.

Justin Rutledge Biography
Justin Rutledge, who was credited as the “Best Toronto songwriter in 2006” by NOW, returns to the festival this year with his third album, Man Descending (2008); a collection of quieter, darker songs that were inspired by the 1982 book of the same name by Guy Vanderhaeghe. Rutledge’s debut album, No Never Alone (2005), was called “an incredible breakthrough,” by the UK’s NME and his sophomore release, The Devil On A Bench In Stanley Park (2006), earned him a Juno nomination and the Galaxie Rising Star Award at the Edmonton Folk Festival.

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Juried Art Exhibition
7 pm - 9 pm
The Academy of Realist Art
2968 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON

The Urbanscape Gallery
2959 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON

Junction Galleries & Art Installations
Various Times
Various Locations

Artists: Junction Gallery Venues
Aspinall, Peter: Pandemonium (2862 Dundas St. W.)
Chen, Songhe: Axis Gallery & Grill (3048 Dundas St. W.)
Creative Works Studio: West Toronto Paint (2975 Dundas St. W.)
Farris, Julie Seddon: Delight Chocolate (3040 Dundas St. W.)
Kumuzawa, Shinya: Bending Spoons Gallery at Vesuvio (3010 Dundas St. W.)
Tait, Les: The Relax Shack (3026 Dundas St. W.)
McDonald, James: Toronto Orthopaedic (2916 Dundas St. W.)
Mifsud, Emmanuel: Agora Mediterranean Café (3015 Dundas St. W.)
Sealock, Rick: Smash (2880 Dundas St. W.)
Smith, Roch: Portable Gallery Project - Roaming Locations
TBA: The Beet Organic Cafe & Market (2945 Dundas St. W.)
Various Artists: Latitude 44 Gallery & Framing Decor (2900 Dundas St. W.)
Various Artists: Margret's (2952 Dundas St. W.)

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Toronto Festivals and Free Events: 2008 Junction Arts Festival

This year the Junction is celebrating its Centennial anniversary marking its incorporation as West Toronto in 1908.
Celebrations are being planned all year, but none as big as the 16th annual Junction Arts Festival, so the festival theme is 'Historic Mind / Modern Eye'.

Starts: September 3, 2008 12:00 PM
Ends: September 7, 2008 11:00 PM

The 2008 Junction Arts Festival features eight distinct categories, all free;
  • the Visual Art Exhibits (starting Wed, Sept. 3),
  • the Movieola Movie Night (Thurs, Sept. 4),
  • the Live Music Stages (on Fri, Sept. 5, Sat, Sept. 6 and Sun, Sept. 7),
  • the Dance/Street Performance Artists (on Sat, Sept. 6 and Sun, Sept. 7),
  • the Poetry Peepshow (on Sat, Sept. 6 and Sun, Sept. 7),
  • the KidZone (on Sat, Sept. 6 and Sun, Sept. 7),
  • the Green Village (on Sat, Sept. 6 and Sun, Sept. 7),
  • the Historic City (on Sat, Sept. 6 and Sun, Sept. 7),
  • the Junction Centennial Homecoming (on Sat, Sept. 6).
eventful: Toronto Junction Arts Festival 2008

Our digital perk: Junction Bound

2008 © Co-written by Neil Ross and Samantha Martin

Friends, Can you hear that lonesome whistle sound?
It's the trains running through a busy railway town.
I've been through the country chasing dreams down,
But I lost myself before the sun went down.
* *

I've seen everything between Halifax and North Vancouver
But I always loved the Junction and swore to be true to her.
* *

Junction Dream, beyond my caress
Junction Dream, bring me home from the west
There's a railway town I call my own
Blue Lights of the Junction call me home
Blue Lights of the Junction call me home
* *

Friends, if you asked me my creed it comes down to this,
There is misery and greed, but somewhere there is bliss.
I've seen them dance at Keele and Dundas West,
Where the trains all meet and my bones they will rest.
* *

I'm homesick and hurtin' but tonight homeward I'll be
Always loved the Junction and pray she remembers me.
* *
Junction Dream, just beyond my caress
Junction Dream, I'm coming home from the west
There's a railway town I call my own
Blue Lights of the Junction they're calling me home
Blue Lights of the Junction they're calling me home
Blue Lights of the Junction I'm finally home.

1 comment:

Irina said...

It was nice meeting you, Olga :)