Ironwood Stage & Grill
1229 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB, CA T2G0S9     Phone: 403-269-5581
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Thursday January 31 Ingrid Jensen with David Braid
Friday February 1 Donald Ray Johnson's Tribute to Ray Charles
Saturday February 2 Big Band Brunch
Saturday February 2 Jon Bryant
Sunday February 3 Seventh Rain
Monday February 4 James Gordon
Tuesday February 5 Alan Doyle
Wednesday February 6 Private Function
Thursday February 7 Corin Raymond & the Sundowners / Scott Cook
Friday February 8 Texas Flood
Saturday February 9 Blueswak Blues Jam
Saturday February 9 Tim Hus's Stomping Tom's Birthday Bash
Sunday February 10 TBA

UPCOMING SHOWS
  Sat Apr 19 14, 08:00 PM
Front Porch Roots Revue, JR Shore, Doug Andrew, Ron Rault, Doug Andrew, Ron Rault, Garth Kennedy, Crawdad Cantera, Thom Moon
The Front Porch Roots Revue is a shifting group of western Canadian roots musicians who stir up a hearty gumbo of sounds that include blues, swing, gospel, folk and country. Ron Rault, Stewart MacDougall and Crawdad Cantera more often than not are at the core of any given Front Porch show. Over the past three years Front Porch has won over audiences at major festivals including the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, established folks clubs and theatres. In 2010 Front Porch Roots Revue released a self-titled disc that includes performances from core members, as well as Winnipeg guitar ace Brent Parkin, who will be appearing with this edition of Front Porch. Brent was recently nominated for a Western Canadian Music Association award, for Blues Album of The Year.
 
  Sun Apr 20 14, 08:00 PM
CLOSED
 
  Mon Apr 21 14, 08:00 PM
CLOSED
 
  Tue Apr 22 14, 08:00 PM
Fearing & White
Canadian singer-songwriter Stephen Fearing met Belfast troubadour Andy White backstage at the Winnipeg Folk Festival in 1998. Forming an instant friendship, the two musicians began a series of yearly co-writing sessions at Fearing’s home in Guelph, Ontario. At each get together, they would play a few shows and spend the rest of their time together trading lyrics, melodies, harmonies, and arrangement ideas, slowly crafting a body of songs that was uniquely different from either of their solo work. After a decade of these informal sessions, they bit the bullet and recorded their acclaimed 2011 debut, Fearing & White. For their follow-up, Tea and Confidences, Andy and Stephen decided to take a different approach to the creative process. With Fearing having recently relocated to Nova Scotia, and Andy living in Melbourne, Australia, it was going to require planning. The new album started with an intense songwriting session one Halifax New Year. They reconvened later that summer and wrote the bulk of the new album in one incredible four-day sprint of inspiration between two west-coast festival weekends in Vancouver and Salt Spring Island. Six months later, they booked back into The Cottage studio in Guelph, with veteran drummer/percussionist Gary Craig (Bruce Cockburn), and special guests Jeff Bird (Cowboy Junkies) on harmonica and Ray Farrugia (Junkhouse) on drums.
 
PLAY Wed Apr 23 14, 08:00 PM
Ironwood Open Mic
Tim Leacock and Kit Johnson host the weekly Open Mic.
 
  Thu Apr 24 14, 08:00 PM
Flamenco Por Flamenco
FLAMENCO POR FLAMENCO April 24th at the Ironwood, 8 pm, Calgary Fiona Malena (featured in video link), guest dancers and musicians as well as Flamenco guitarist Gareth Owen from Victoria. Tickets $20 advance, $25 door...
 
  Sat Apr 26 14, 02:00 PM
Prime Time Big Band, Joe LaBarbera
 
PLAY Sat Apr 26 14, 09:00 PM
All Neil All Night
 
  Sun Apr 27 14, 02:00 PM
FOX Big Band
Proceeds from this show will go to the support of the Stan Brown Memorial Fund which helps musicians in need and is managed through Calgary Musicians Association. The afternoon will feature some guests and friends of the band jamming at 2pm and the Big Band will begin at 2:30pm. Please call Ironwood to reserve your table and support this worthy cause during April Jazz month.
 
PLAY Sun Apr 27 14, 08:00 PM
Andy Brown
'Three-time International Songwriting Competition Finalist, and official Taylor Guitars artist, Andy Brown has emerged a must-see performer on the Canadian and International music scene. With music featured on ABC/NBC, and iTunes chart topping success, Brown's latest release 'Tinman' (2013) features co-writes with some of Canada's most renowned songwriters including David Myles, John Angus MacDonald (The Trews), and Damhnait Doyle.'
 
  Mon Apr 28 14, 08:00 PM
Ship Shape
 
PLAY Tue Apr 29 14, 08:00 PM
Sarah Jane Scouten, The Bitterweed Draw
“I like her songs, each one has a great line or two that jump out and slap you in the face. She can do funny and she can do sad, there’s just something special in her stanzas that are better than most. Picture a feisty 12 year old Tom boy in a dress gripping a sling shot.” - C.R. Avery “Sarah Jane Scouten is the real new deal. New songs that seem instantly familiar, written in the old time style. Beautiful delivery and phrasing, imaginative narratives, and excellent musicianship. Sarah Jane is not to be missed.” - Sheesham Crow, Sheesham and Lotus At age 5, Sarah Jane Scouten was sitting on the dining room table, singing “Lace and Pretty Flowers,” by Canadian folk and country musician, Willie P. Bennett. On Bowen Island BC, she picked up guitar at age 12, and soon was happy to forgo a Friday night house party for an all-night kitchen jam. Hank Williams and Stan Rogers were her greatest inspirations, both a staple at Sunday morning pancake breakfast and afterward, singing bluegrass and gospel music with her father. Her talent for performing came naturally, and as chance would have it, so emerged a knack for songwriting. Sarah Jane pairs sturdy, infectious melodies with lyrics that are candid, poignant and flirtatious, and “a flair for tying emotions to arresting images.” (Penguin Eggs) She now travels all over North America to festivals and workshops, gaining inspiration from contemporary and traditional folk musicians, as well as an ever-expanding collection of stringed instruments. Based in Montreal, Sarah Jane recorded and co-produced her first album, Magpie Waltz (Independent) in 2011, at Concordia University’s Loyola Chapel. She sought out the fresh talents of Sarah Frank on fiddle, Luke Fraser on mandolin and Mathieu Lacombe on the upright bass to join her brilliant string band. Trilling mandolin, lavish bass and down-right bad-ass fiddle playing bring out the best in Scouten’s authentic sound. The all-string, all-acoustic record has flavours of Lucinda Williams, Old Crow Medicine Show, John Prine, and a wealth of bluegrass and old-time music, whose “narratives and arrangements make for an impressive genre LP” (Montreal Mirror). The songs are faithful to a long-standing folk music tradition, but often spill over into modern themes that are outspoken and edgy, from homelessness to midwifery to tongue-in-cheek heartache songs and unabashed Canadiana. Since the record’s release, Sarah Jane and her string band have opened for Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary at Montreal’s Festival de Folk Sur le Canal and toured the Yukon with Home Routes House Concert Series and across Canada. Tour highlights for 2013 include performing at South Country Fair, Campbell Bay Music Festival, Fire and Water Music Festival, Sorrento Bluegrass and Old-Time Festival and being invited to play at the Princeton Traditional Music Festival for the third time.
 
PLAY Wed Apr 30 14, 08:00 PM
Ironwood Open Mic
Tim Leacock and Kit Johnson host the weekly Open Mic.
 
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