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Thank you for supporting Bare Bones and Up Front: 8 Weeks of Indie Music Showcases

April 13, 2014

I can’t believe the first ever Bare Bones & Up Front is done!

Thank you to all who ventured up to the Toronto Centre for the Arts to take in one of the 8 evenings of Bare Bones & Up Front. Many of you even came out to more than one, which speaks to the quality and variety of the intimate music performances we crafted.

In co-creating/producing/curating this series, I was constantly reminded of, and struck by the power that positive momentum and a solid team can provide. My co-conspirators Lanrick Bennett Jr., and Elana Harte are amazing people that I am so proud to work with, and call friends. When we were in the early stages of conception of Bare Bones & Up Front (before we even named it), I knew that no matter what happened, we were building something important to our community of musicians, and music lovers – something bigger than we could do alone. This project was a joy. We are all so happy to have shared the talents of some amazing Toronto musicians and songwriters with you.

Thank you Kristin Sweetland, Paul Reddick, Arlene Bishop, Elana Harte, Sarah Burton, Rehan Dalal, Wendell Ferguson, Fergus Hambleton, Tim Bovaconti, Patrick Ballantyne, Meredith Shaw, Melanie Brulee, Julian Taylor, Blair Packham, and LINDY. And thanks also to your band mates, and to mine – Mike Costantino.

We couldn’t have done it without you all and we loved listening to you. 🙂

Thanks also to the Toronto Centre for the Arts for presenting the series, and the staff who helped support the shows whether by back office finance and design help, or working the bar, or as ushers. And thank you Blair Packham & Bob Reid of In The Studio on CFRB 1010, and Errol Nazareth and the Toronto Sun for helping us get the word out.

It is our hope that with the continued support from music loving folks like you – this series will continue to live and grow. Please keep up to date and in touch with us by visiting the Bare Bones & Up Front facebook page:

Thanks again to you all. We had a great time with you these last 8 weeks!


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