Come grab you some Red-Velvet Twilight. The music is warm and wooden; the community is generous and welcoming and happier by the song; the room is cozy as heck (who ever went wrong with Christmas lights and booze?). The Sundowners are: Brian Kobayakawa on upright/electric bass / Mike T. Kerr on lead acoustic guitar / Treasa Levasseur on squeeze and keys / or some incarnation of the same. No cover: we pass the hat, which is how you turn your money into love. No matter what shape you're in, this long-running matinée will set you right.

Come grab you some Red-Velvet Twilight. The music is warm and wooden; the community is generous and welcoming and happier by the song; the room is cozy as heck (who ever went wrong with Christmas lights and booze?). The Sundowners are: Brian Kobayakawa on upright/electric bass / Mike T. Kerr on lead acoustic guitar / Treasa Levasseur on squeeze and keys / or some incarnation of the same. No cover: we pass the hat, which is how you turn your money into love. No matter what shape you're in, this long-running matinée will set you right.

Come grab you some Red-Velvet Twilight. The music is warm and wooden; the community is generous and welcoming and happier by the song; the room is cozy as heck (who ever went wrong with Christmas lights and booze?). The Sundowners are: Brian Kobayakawa on upright/electric bass / Mike T. Kerr on lead acoustic guitar / Treasa Levasseur on squeeze and keys / or some incarnation of the same. No cover: we pass the hat, which is how you turn your money into love. No matter what shape you're in, this long-running matinée will set you right.

BOOKMARKS at the EDMONTON FRINGE!

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Roots on Whyte, 8135 – 102 St., Edmonton, AB

Monologue, memoir, a feast of words; and a deep-hearted treat for bookworms or for anyone who's ever lost someone or something they loved.

Tickets and an honest-to-goodness ticket link will be live once we all make it to August.

This is a special show, and hard-won. I think it's the best thing I've written (if I can be trusted). Like my best-loved songs, these stories cause laughter and tears in equal measure. It means a lot to me to finally be bringing it to Toronto; I hope I get to share it with you. – CRay

From the Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg Fringe 2023:

Toronto singer-songwriter Corin Raymond returns to the fringe with another stellar one-man show, again revolving around his love of reading. A decade ago his solo spoken-word show, Bookworm, delved into stories read to him by his father as a child; Bookmarks explores the many books he’s loved, loaned out, lost and (sometimes) found again while on the road.

The 60-plus-minute monologue is broken up into five- or six-minute stories — almost like an album, or chapters of a book — with Raymond fondly (and sometimes funnily) reminiscing about books that have helped him through difficult times, including coping with the loss of his mothers (to understand why it’s plural, you’ll have to see the show).

Raymond’s got a beautiful, poetic delivery and dynamic stage presence that works brilliantly with his reminiscences — it all pulls at the heartstrings in a big way. ★★★★ 1/2

— Ben Sigurdson

Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams: Coffee Table CD
  • Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams: Coffee Table CD

Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams: Coffee Table CD

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The physical album package is 80 pages of beauty, featuring liner notes, chords and lyrics to the songs, as well as 19 paintings by Travis Charuk (like the one you see of Corin on the cover). Gorgeous design and layout by Pearl Rachinsky.

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Coffee Table CD - SOLD OUT
  • Coffee Table CD - SOLD OUT

Coffee Table CD - SOLD OUT

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This "coffee-table CD" consists of a 144-page hardcover book and two CDs. 20 songs by songwriters from across Canada (including Corin himself), stories about where the songs were found and who the artists are, the words and chords to every song, and 57 pictures. Basically, liner note heaven.

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There Will Always Be A Small Time: CD
  • There Will Always Be A Small Time: CD

There Will Always Be A Small Time: CD

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Corin Raymond's 2009 of release There Will Always Be A Small Time went to #5 on the Roots Charts in the States, was nominated by the Independent Music Awards for Best Story Song ("Blue Mermaid Dress") and won the People's Choice for Alternative Country Album. The album features songs like "Better Him Than Me," "I Wish I Was In Love," "Paid To

Corin Raymond's 2009 of release There Will Always Be A Small Time went to #5 on the Roots Charts in the States, was nominated by the Independent Music Awards for Best Story Song ("Blue Mermaid Dress") and won the People's Choice for Alternative Country Album. The album features songs like "Better Him Than Me," "I Wish I Was In Love," "Paid To Party," and the anthemic title track, "There Will Always Be A Small Time."

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Doghouse Dreams: CD
  • Doghouse Dreams: CD

Doghouse Dreams: CD

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Acoustic songwriting duo, draws from American Blues, R&B, Gospel, Ragtime and Country to create their own brand of of Canadian "folk music theatre".

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Cherry Wood Stein (20oz) - 7 Left in Stock!
  • Cherry Wood Stein (20oz) - 7 Left in Stock!
  • Cherry Wood Stein (20oz) - 7 Left in Stock!
  • Cherry Wood Stein (20oz) - 7 Left in Stock!
  • Cherry Wood Stein (20oz) - 7 Left in Stock!

Cherry Wood Stein (20oz) - 7 Left in Stock!

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Gorgeous handcrafted 20 oz stein, bevelled and finessed together seamlessly from twenty pieces of cherry wood. Stained and finished with hemp oil. Each order comes with a bottle of hemp oil, for future upkeep, along with stein-care instructions. Album title burned into the wood, with "Album Release 2016" on the underside.

Initialled by Alex Ferri,

Gorgeous handcrafted 20 oz stein, bevelled and finessed together seamlessly from twenty pieces of cherry wood. Stained and finished with hemp oil. Each order comes with a bottle of hemp oil, for future upkeep, along with stein-care instructions. Album title burned into the wood, with "Album Release 2016" on the underside.

Initialled by Alex Ferri, of Mystic Wood, the maker of these little vessels of beauty.

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Previous events

Dirty Mansions Album Launch!

The London Music Club, 470 Colborne St., London

$20. Doors 700, show 8 pm. With London's BROOMSTICKS & HAMMERS!

A word about Corin Raymond's Dirty Mansions:

Two and a half years in the making, weighing in at ten songs and two bonus tracks produced by Winnipeg's Scott Nolan, accompanied by 264 pages of chords, lyrics, stories and art, this album release celebrates a project that's like Raymond's Paper Nickels, Bookworm, and his JUNO-nominated Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams all rolled into ONE. As well as being his finest song collection, Dirty Mansions is Raymond's first book launch! We hope you'll join Corin along with guitarist Mike T. Kerr, upright bassist Joe Phillips, keyboardist Treasa Levasseur, and Winnipeg's Joanna Miller on drums for this celebration that delves deeper into Raymond's literary-musical hybrid world than we've gone before. Magic guaranteed.