Monday, June 26, 2017

new record coming soon!

I thought I would jot down a few words here as I do it so rarely now. This is an important time for me as I am heading into the studio with So Long Seven tomorrow. It is not my band...we are a collective but it is certainly the centre of my musical life.

I love playing with these guys. We just did a little tour in Quebec and it was so much fun. This new record is going to be really good. We have to special guests and some brand new tunes that have hardly been played live.

Did I mention we are recording at the legendary Grant Avenue Studio in Hamilton. (I was born in Hamilton!!)

I guess you could say this will be my ...let me see...Hoser City, Mit, An Eager Leap, Jazzstory, Tim Posgate Hornband featuring Howard Johnson, Banjo Hockey (featuring Howard Johnson), So Long Seven and now this new one from SL7 (doesn't have an official title yet) I guess this will be my 8th recording as a leader or co-leader.

It is a lot of work to make a record. I am really excited that we have our pal Anthony Michelli producing this time. I have worked a lot with him in the past but this is the first time he has produced and mixed.

I am really excited about the way my banjo is sounding today too (good timing!) as I took it to my fave guitar guy, friend and neighbour Mike Zimmerman. He gave it a quick cleanup, fret fixup etc. Thanks Mike!!

As always I couldn't do much of anything without the support of my fantastic wife; Julie. (I promise, I will come back when we are done!)

Ok, goodbye for now Toronto, hello Hamilton!!

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Thursday, June 01, 2017

So Long Seven tour!! and more TO gigs

Hi everybody!

I feel very punctual somehow actually writing this on June 1. However, I feel a bit confused as May seemed to go by faster than any month I can ever remember (or even ones I can't). 

I am very happy to be watching the Stanley Cup finals (that is hockey for you people who have yet to become fans) as per usual this time of the year AND I have lots of shows coming up to tell you about. 

We have quite a bit of news from So Long Seven including a little tour next week.  Please let your friends know about us visiting their town! Before that I have a bunch of other fun gigs playing music with my friends here in the Tdot.

Fri June 2, Cluttertones are at Ratio. This is a triple bill at 283 College St. with a couple really interesting bands and you would be best to get your details here:

Saturday June 3, Ronley Teper's Lipliners are performing at the Dundas W. Street festival at 8pm. We are on the outdoor stage right by the beerstore and the Garisson. 

Sunday June 4, Dave Clark's Woodchoppers Association plays improvised music at the Tranzac and I look forward to playing my fiddle all night. 10pm start.

Tuesday June 6, So Long Seven is playing a double bill (we go on at 9pm) at Lula Lounge. This is part of the Lula World Festival and there is more info on the whole festival here:

Friday June 9, So Long Seven, Festival of Folk and Guitar, Gatineau, Quebec.

Saturday June 10, So Long Seven, Byward Market, Ottawa, time tba (afternoon) Canada 150

Saturday June 10, So Long Seven, 8-10pm,  L'avant-premiere, 432 A boul. Alexandre Tache, Gatineau, Quebec

Sunday June 11, So Long Seven, Club Ballatou (Double-bill with Lasso!), Montreal Quebec 

***So Long Seven is recording our new CD at the end of June at Grant Avenue Studio in Hamilton with Producer Anthony Michelli.

If you are making your summer festival plans; SL7 will be at Sunfest, Kingsville Folk Festival and the Hamilton World Music Festival

Monday June 19, Cluttertones, Arraymusic, Toronto,

Friday June 23, Ronley Teper's Lipliners, Garnet, Peterborough, Ontario

Friday, May 05, 2017

Spring is looking good!

Here it is, the new and barely improved newsletter from the home office of Guildwood Records. 

There is much to get excited about with So Long Seven right now and we are doing just that. We had a great sold out Concert for Small World Music with Amara Kante last month. Now we have a little tour coming up in Quebec (and Ottawa area!) before we head to my birthplace of Hamilton Ontario for a few days to make our next recording at Grant Avenue Studios. Our last Toronto show for a while is at Lula Lounge on June 6.

You have another chance (actually 3 of them) to hear Andrew Downing and I do our banjo/cello duets this month. Ronley Teper is back in town from her world travels (rumour has it we are heading back to Europe this fall) and the Lipliners have some fun shows coming up. 

I love to rock the telecaster in the Collette Savard band and we play our monthly next week at the Tranzac. I am also happy to tell you the Cluttertones are back in action on June 2 at Ratio. (Yes, Lina Allemano is back from Europe so don't miss out!)

Drop me a line if you need more details ok?



So Long Seven 

June 6, Lula Lounge, Toronto, Ontario
June 9, Festival Folk et Guitares, Gatineau, Quebec
June 10, L'avant-Premiere, Gatineau, Quebec
June 11, Club Ballatou w/ Lasso, Montreal Quebec
Posgate (banjo)/Downing (cello)
May 10, 13, 14, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto
Ronley Teper's Lipliners
May 19, Tranzac, Toronto, Ontario
May 20, Artword, Hamilton, Ontario
June 23, venue tba, Peterborough, Ontario
Collette Savard Band
May 11, The Tranzac, Toronto
June 2, Ratio, Toronto

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Lipliners in Europe video

I had a great time in Europe with Ronley Teper's Lipliner's last year. Here is some video footage to prove it :)

Ronley Teper's Lipliners - Europe Tour 2016 from Saul Lederman on Vimeo.

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Saturday, April 01, 2017

So Long Seven ft. Amara Kanté in Concert (Promo)

This show is Saturday April 8, 2017. Advanced tickets are highly recommended as it is a small but great venue. See you there!!

Monday, March 06, 2017

March Newsletter/tim posgate

Tim Posgate March Newsletter               

Hi everybody!
I do enjoy typing up these little newsletters because it usually means I have some things coming up that I am looking forward to doing. This one is no exception.

If you want to know what is going on this week, I can tell you that I will be playing the Telecaster at the Tranzac on Thursday night, March 9 with the Collette Savard Band. We play her songs, and rock it up pretty good. We go on around 10pm.

Saturday night March 11 I will be in Guelph performing with Andrew Downing (banjo and cello!) at the first ever Guelph Banjo Festival (sold out!)…I will be back a few weeks later…see below.

As per usual most of my time and musical energy goes into working on our band    So Long Seven. There is lots of exciting stuff going on with these guys. We are working on material for our new record that we are recording in June. Also we have a bunch of shows coming up in Toronto and out of town, including a few nice summer festival shows. (yes, summer!!)

March 31 So Long Seven is  performing in Guelph at Silence. This is fun venue and it will be our first time back in Guelph since we performed an outdoor concert at last summer’s Guelph Jazz Festival. Ticket’s are available at the door.

If you live in or near Toronto I hope you can come and hear So Long Seven on Saturday April 8 with special guest Amara Kante at Small World Music. (small soft seat theater right here in my ‘hood) You should be able to buy tickets here soon

Friday April 7 So Long Seven is performing in Hamilton at the Artword Artbar at 8pm. This is our second show at this spot. We like it there. It is a great place to hear music and enjoy a night out. Tickets at the door.

All other info

These are all good ways to keep track of us as there are a few more things that might be announced very soon.

Special note: Andrew Downing and I will also be performing in duo (banjo and cello) on Wednesday April 5, 830pm in Toronto at Sellers and Newel book store. This is our second show there. Very fun and he sells beer, wine and books. I recommend advance tickets.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

15 years at the YMCA

Hi folks,

I was thinking about why I love the Y this morning in the hot tub after my weekly workout.

The location for me is amazing because it is about an 8 minute brisk walk from my front door. However for others it is right on the College street car line or a short walk or run from the Ossington subway station.

I first started going to the Y so that I could have a break from taking care of my kids as I did full-time when they were little. (Julie had a solid, full time job with Teletoon back in the day) It turned out that the Y became a place where we would make friends with others who had kids the same age. Many have remained our good friends still today!

If you are thinking of cancelling your Y membership due to money issues you might want to think about all the good work they do there with your money. The YMCA runs summer camps for kids that can't afford camp, it provides memberships and programs etc. for those who can't afford to be members and more. Also, you may think you will go to the workout machine you have purchased for  the corner of your basement but somehow I doubt it will last. (it rarely does)

Plus, in the basement you don't bump into your friends, you don't get a good warmup and cool down on the the way there and the way home. Also, the more you stay home, the less you can support local cafes etc. If you don't eat at your fave cafe and coffee joint every now and again they won't be there for long. Today I went and saw my friends that run College Falafel and had one of their falafel sandwiches. I ran into my hockey pal Dana and had a great chat about our Maple Leafs while we ate together.

I often see musicians and actors at the our Y. Some of them I know and some of them I don't. Either way I like the feeling of the arts community spilling over to my "gym life."

I am inspired to go back every week mostly because it makes me a better hockey player but I have a few aches and pains from playing instruments (and hockey) and stretching those areas and finishing the morning off in the hot tub is just the right cure.

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