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Dave Woodhead’s Confabulation

When:
May 26, 2017 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
2017-05-26T20:30:00-09:00
2017-05-26T23:30:00-09:00
Cost:
$16

The Confabulation couch clouds 72

“complex, orchestrated music, complete with unusual time signatures,
backed by the stellar Confabulation…
There’s a lot to absorb, but the melodies get embedded in your head.”  – Penguin Eggs

Bassist and multi-instrumentalist David Woodhead is one of the most accomplished and truly original musicians in Canada, and his whimsical and rambunctious Confabulation is a thrill-ride for players and audiences alike.

As a versatile and sympathetic session player, his work can be heard on well over 250 albums including many by Canada’s finest contemporary folk artists. In concert he has played the Montreux Jazz Festival with Don Ross and Oliver Schroer, the Calgary Folk Fest with Gil Scott-Heron and worked with saxophone legend David Sanborn.

He was the long-time bassist for Canadian folk legend Stan Rogers, worked extensively with Loreena McKennitt, Valdy, and visionary violinist and composer Oliver Schroer. Recently he has toured the US, UK and Australia with master songwriter James Keelaghan.

The band is the perfect vehicle for his genre-defying musical eclecticism: melodic fretless bass, harp-like fingerstyle ukulele, intriguing time signatures and some unexpected chord changes. All are blended seamlessly together in riveting compositions that range from the quirky to the kick-ass to the contemplative.

Not surprisingly, the Confabulation is also a showcase for Toronto’s hottest musical innovators, counting among its 20-odd alumni artists such as Jaron Freeman-Fox, Rich Brown, Anne Lindsay and the Shuffle Demons’ Richard Underhill.

Doug Wilde – Keyboards

Colleen Allen – Reeds

Rich Greenspoon – Drums

Bob Cohen – Guitar

Dave Woodhead – Bass