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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.

Corin Raymond performs his show BOOKMARKS followed by a set of songs.

Tickets are $30 and will be on sale very soon / so mark the date...

About BOOKMARKS:

From the creator of Bookworm comes a joyously-poignant healing spell, and spoken-word love letter to the books we’ve loaned and lost, and the secret paths they travel in the world to find us. Monologue, memoir, feast of words; a deep-hearted treat for bookworms or for anyone who's ever lost someone or something they loved.

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

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.

Corin Raymond performs his show BOOKMARKS followed by a set of songs (with guitar-accompaniment by the inimitable Mike T. Kerr). $30/adv (plus wee fee) / $35/door (if there are any tickets left).

About BOOKMARKS:

From the creator of Bookworm comes a joyously-poignant healing spell, and spoken-word love letter to the books we’ve loaned and lost, and the secret paths they travel in the world to find us. Monologue, memoir, feast of words; a deep-hearted treat for bookworms or for anyone who's ever lost someone or something they loved.

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

Corin is thrilled to be included in the 2024 Provocation Ideas Festival, the theme of which this year is: The Stories That Define and Shape Our Lives.

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

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

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.

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.

Corin Raymond and the Sundowners

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The Cameron House, 408 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON

The vibe is communal and cozy; the music is warm and wooden; the hearts are generous. This is a very good Toronto time. We pass the hat, which is how you turn your money into love –– or how you turn your love into money –– it's an alchemy which even modern-day science cannot explain. Come snack on the Red-Velvet Twilight; the Sundowners –– Corin Raymond / Brian Kobayakawa / Mike. T. Kerr / Treasa Levasseur –– or an alternate incarnation of the same –– will do the rest.

Corin Raymond and the Sundowners

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The Cameron House, 408 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON

6- 8 pm. No cover. We pass the hat, which is how we turn our money into love. The music is warm and wooden. It's a room full of good people. Corin sings songs he wrote as well as songs by pals from across the country. Brian Kobayakawa on upright bass. Mike T. Kerr on lead acoustic guitar. Always a chance of the great Treasa Levasseur. Each Thursday happens only once. Join us in the Red-Velvet Twilight. Grab you some honey.

Corin Raymond and the Sundowners

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The Cameron House, 408 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON

6- 8 pm. No cover. We pass the hat, which is how we turn our money into love. The music is warm and wooden. It's a room full of good people. Corin sings songs he wrote as well as songs by pals from across the country. Brian Kobayakawa on upright bass. Mike T. Kerr on lead acoustic guitar. Always a chance of the great Treasa Levasseur. Each Thursday happens only once. Join us in the Red-Velvet Twilight. Grab you some honey.

Corin Raymond and the Sundowners

 —  —

The Cameron House, 408 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON

6- 8 pm. No cover. We pass the hat, which is how we turn our money into love. The music is warm and wooden. It's a room full of good people. Corin sings songs he wrote as well as songs by pals from across the country. Brian Kobayakawa on upright bass. Mike T. Kerr on lead acoustic guitar. Always a chance of the great Treasa Levasseur. Each Thursday happens only once. Join us in the Red-Velvet Twilight. Grab you some honey.

Corin Raymond and the Sundowners

 —  —

The Cameron House, 408 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON

6- 8 pm. No cover. We pass the hat, which is how we turn our money into love. The music is warm and wooden. It's a room full of good people. Corin sings songs he wrote as well as songs by pals from across the country. Brian Kobayakawa on upright bass. Mike T. Kerr on lead acoustic guitar. Always a chance of the great Treasa Levasseur. Each Thursday happens only once. Join us in the Red-Velvet Twilight. Grab you some honey.

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.