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Genre: Concert

Duration: 90 Minutes

Hamilton Originals Jacob Moon

Stream on YouTube March 7 at 8:00 pm Stream on Facebook March 7 at 8:00 pm

The Westdale knows about being an original.  The iconic theatre debuted in 1935 as Hamilton’s first cinema equipped to show ‘talkies’ – motion pictures with sound.  Fast forward 85 years and The Westdale is buzzing with excitement to announce that Hamilton Originals, its response to the pandemic that premiered in July 2020, is heading back to the stage to do some talking with sound.  Hamilton Originals invites musicians with a solid connection to Hamilton to talk with host Mike McCurlie and play some tunes.  The show was popular online in 2020, garnering over 50,000 views, and now will add a live studio audience to the streaming format.

Jacob Moon… You’ve probably heard the name, since for the last few decades, Jacob’s been a singer/songwriter on the local scene. His music has also taken him around the world, garnering a number of awards and praises from Gordon Lightfoot to Ron Sexsmith to Rush. 

 
More than just a songwriter, you’ll marvel at Jacob’s skill in the art of ‘looping’, a live recording process that allows him to layer sound upon sound, producing an amazing palette of fresh musical colours … all done live while playing solo! You’ll learn how it all works as he plays songs from his brand new album, to be released March 2022. 

You can stream the show LIVE on Facebook or YouTube, or you can buy a ticket to be part of the LIVE studio audience!

Please note that the show will be live-streamed from the theatre.  By attending in person, you consent that your voice and/or likeness may be recorded.  There will be cameras in the audience and some seats may have a partial obstruction.

Proof of vaccination is required for entry. 

Every artist starts out with heroes. But not every artist gets asked by their heroes to join them, as artists, on their stage. It’s a compliment that Jacob Moon keeps getting from the musicians who have inspired him since he started as a singer-songwriter out in Hamilton, Ontario. Artists like Rush, Marillion and Gordon Lightfoot have taken a shine to Moon’s renditions of their songs and have lavished him praise and a spotlight on their stage that has gained him international attention. It is these inventive covers that draws the fans in, but it’s Moon’s original material and his compelling live show that make them pull up a chair. Ron Sexsmith has said: “Jacob Moon is an exceedingly gifted and watchable performer….seems completely at home on stage” and Danny Miranda (bassist for Queen) concurs “Tremendous command of the instrument…amazing voice. I can honestly say that I am overwhelmed by his music”. Jacob Moon is known for his giftedness as a singer, songwriter of award-winning pop and folk songs. He is also a master of the art of ‘live looping’, a performance style where he records what he’s playing in real time and layers sound on sound to make one guitar sound like an orchestra.
Jacob’s 12th album, ‘Under a Setting Sun’ comes out March 2022 and marks a return to original songwriting for one of Hamilton’s most celebrated artists. Recorded in Winnipeg in August 2021, this 6-song collection is rootsy and based around Jacob’s warm baritone and his deft fingerstyle guitar work, with help from slide guitarist phenom Joey Landreth

Supported by the incite Foundation for the Arts

Sponsored by Next Steps Planning with IPC Securities

Sponsored by Clearcable

Sponsored by Judy Marsales Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage

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