Hugh’s Room is into its 20th year, opening in 2001 in the Roncesvalles neighbourhood of Toronto, at Dundas West and Bloor. For decades it has been the home to folk, blues, roots and jazz musicians, and a place for singer songwriters to showcase their talent before an adoring audience. The supper club set up has welcomed legendary names like Leon Redbone, Richie Havens, Jane Bunnett, Odetta, Sylvia Tyson and the legendary Pete Seeger.
Hugh’s Room ran into some troubles a few years back, all but closing its doors forever until a dedicated team of board members resuscitated it, turning it into a non profit music hub, and rebranding it, Hugh’s Room Live.
Since then, Hugh’s Room has offered up a steady stream of great concerts, and made a few changes too.
Guitarist Michael Occhipinti joined Mark Wigmore on The Oasis to tell us more!
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