Image of The Captain Andrew Boostring BandDetails: The Captain Andrew Bootstring Band was formed in January with a simple mission: start a band where the members could feel comfortable wearing vests! From this playful initiation, the band soon evolved beyond more than a fashion penchant as their signature sound started to emerge. The group’s music is a combination of bluesy jams, folksy melodies mixed in with a little rock inspired influences. The group recently released their first EP ‘Oars in the Water’ and have been performing at festivals and the local club circuit. The Captain Andrew Bootstring Band has a growing fan base thanks to their infectious spirit and foot stompin’ tunes.




Opening Act: CROOK

Nathan and Trevor Crook grew up immersed in music and it shows. From playing cover songs in their basement at the ages of 9 and 11, to touring the country with the band Take With Audio, they never hesitate to put themselves out there and try something new. After making the big move from Brandon to Toronto, CROOK recently emerged with a new album ‘Where I Belong’. It’s homegrown but progressive folk feel shows that they aren’t afraid wear their hearts on their sleeves or pay homage to their varied influences (think Dallas Green meets Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young – with a splash of Jason Mraz), and their lyrical stylings denote a dedication to staying connected to their roots while facing forward and seeking out fresh perspective, experience, and inspiration.


While they may undeniably be prairie boys through and through, don’t be fooled. CROOK is more than just two small town brothers with a pair guitars. With a symbiotic chemistry only attained by creating music with someone who shares your DNA, they will smile, banter and harmonize their way onto your radar as a band to watch in the near future.



When: Thurs., Nov. 14, 2013 at 9:30 pm
Where: Arbor Room, Hart House
Cost: Free


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Image Poster of StagesThe Music Committee presents an eclectic mix of music in the Stages series to suit every palette and infuse the words of Bob Marley into a great musical experience. Toronto is home to a vibrant and robust music scene and the Stages series is a proud supporter of Toronto’s talent both on and off campus. Showcasing folk, roots, rock, singer-songwriter, urban, pop, reggae and alternative music Stages has worked with breakthrough artists such as Shad, Martina Sorbara of Dragonette, K-Os and David Myles to many up and coming performers as well as hidden gems. With reggae, classic rock and folk concerts as part of the mix, Stages celebrates the era of counter culture by paying tribute to music that is known for its social commentary.

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