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BPAC Presents

THE WAY WE FEEL

A Concert Celebration of the songs of Gordon Lightfoot
The Way We Feel

The Way We Feel, co-founded in 2003 by Jory Nash & Aengus Finnan, is a multi-artist concert celebrating the songs of musical icon Gordon Lightfoot, who not only personally endorses the project, but who has joined the artists on stage at past events.

Featuring Jory Nash, Suzie Ungerleider (Oh Susanna), Matthew Barber, Lori Cullen, Kevin Fox, Jason Fowler, David Matheson, Maury LaFoy singing beloved hits like “Sundown”, “The Circle Is Small” and “Early Mornin’ Rain”.

Jory NashJory Nash is a 4-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee and a Songs From The Heart Winner. He blends elements of folk, jazz, blues, soul and pop into an original stew of sound. He is the co-founder and current producer of THE WAY WE FEEL. Jory Nash has recorded 8 critically acclaimed CDs and begins work on his 9th in 2017. Jory plays guitar, piano and banjo and his warm voice and engaging stories urge you to listen. He collects hats and is a long suffering fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

SuzieBorn in Northeastern US and raised in Western Canada, Suzie Ungerleider began performing under the name Oh Susanna in the mid-1990s, winning instant praise for striking voice and poetic songcraft. For over two decades, thousands of shows, and ten critically acclaimed albums, Suzie’s gloriously emotive, crystalline voice, her bewitching performances, her poignant story-telling and her fierce songwriting have consistently captivated audiences, her peers and the press. She is the recipient of a Genie Award for Best Original Song and a Canadian Folk Music Award for English Songwriter of the Year. She has been nominated for three Juno Awards and four Canadian Folk Music Awards for Best Solo Performer, Best Contemporary Singer, and English Songwriter of the Year. Suzie’s latest album entitled My Name is Suzie Ungerleider is her first release under her given name and has recently been nominated for a Juno for Best Contemporary Roots Album of the Year. Suzie lives in Vancouver with her husband, her daughter and their dog Willow.

Matthew Barber is a Toronto-based singer-songwriter who has been making records and touring Canada and beyond for two decades. Of his 11 albums, Ghost Notes (2008) and The Family Album (2016) – a collaboration with sister Jill Barber – are perhaps the most widely known and both received Juno nominations. In the last two years Matthew has turned his attention to producing albums for others, but he’s also pleased to have brand new music of his own out in summer 2022 in the form of an E.P. entitled No Singing Or Dancing. Matthew’s introduction to Gordon Lightfoot was through his mother’s records that he absorbed at a young age. He has since had the great honour of playing some of these songs in front of the man himself at “The Way We Feel” tribute shows at Hugh’s Room in Toronto.

Lori CullenUnforced, unfiltered and exceptionally intimate, Lori Cullen’s voice has been called “one of the purest of a generation”. This Juno nominated artist is searingly direct and authentically driven and in her eight albums she’s taken chances every time. Her latest offering Blood Wonder is no exception and includes ten original songs about the longing, love and painful truths of coming into motherhood.

Kevin FoxHalifax native Kevin Fox is a revered multi-instrumentalist, sought-after orchestral composer/arranger, music director/coordinator/producer and innovative recording artist. He has performed with and/or provided arrangements for: Avril Lavigne, Art of Time Ensemble, Bahamas, Celine Dion, Chantal Kreviazuk, Cowboy Junkies, Delores O’Riordan, Greg Keelor, Jane Siberry, Jim Cuddy, Justin Bieber, Katharine McPhee, Lights, Olivia Newton John, Raine Maida, Royal Wood, Sarah Harmer, Sarah McLachlan, Sarah Slean, Sloan, Steven Page, Tom Cochrane and Walk off the Earth. Playing the cello is Kevin’s first language and he expresses it with soulful eloquence on his three solo albums – Come Alive, Songs for Cello & Voice, and Set Right.

Jason FowlerToronto guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer Jason Fowler has released 6 independent solo albums since his debut in 1995. As a session guitarist he has played on over 100 albums, T.V. & radio spots, film soundtracks and in the live bands for the Toronto productions of The Lion King and The Girl From The North Country. He has performed and/or recorded with innumerable Canadian and international artists including Loreena McKennit, Michelle Wright, Valdy, Pavlo, Nana Mouskouri, The Irish Tenors, Susan Aglukark, Bruce Cockburn, Murray McLauchlan, Amy Sky, Marc Jordan, Heather Rankin, Alex Cuba, Quartette, Anne Lindsay, Suzie Vinnick, Justin Rutledge, and Madison Violet. Jason is acknowledged as one of Canada’s most gifted guitarists. He holds an Honours Degree from McGill University in Classical Guitar Performance and is a two-time winner at the prestigious Walnut Valley National Guitar Championships. Jason has been guitarist and musical director for John McDermott since 2002.

David Matheson is a multi-instrumentalist, performer and music producer. A proud veteran of every iteration of “The Way we Feel” since its inception. A founding member of platinum selling juno nominees Moxy Fruvous, he has performed all over the world. He currently plays piano with renowned singer songwriter Ron Sexsmith, John McDermott, jazz vocalist Lori Cullen – all three of them Juno winners. He’s also played with James Keeleghan, Royal Wood, Sarah Slean, Cindy Church, the Arrogant Worms and many others. David led the house band at tapings of The Royal Canadian Airfarce for its final 8 years. He sings and plays piano regularly at fine hotels and restaurants in Toronto. When not performing, he both studies and teaches music, and produces recordings for others.

The world of Maury LaFoy is full of music. A bassist first and foremost, he has played with a virtual who’s who in the Canadian music over 25 years (Ron Sexsmith, Sarah Harmer, Jann Arden, K-OS, Colin James, John McDermott, The Barenaked Ladies and Terra Lightfoot). He has toured extensively through the U.K., Australia, Japan and North America and he has produced over a dozen recordings for other artists. Maury is delighted to be a part of “The Way We Feel” with such a cast of talented people.

Dates & Times

Wed Oct 26, 2022 at 8pm

Venue

Main Theatre

Show Length

Approx. 90 mins.

Ticket Prices

Regular: $49.50 (All-in)
Member: $44.50 (All-in)