DATE: Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
STAGE: Café on Main
ADDRESS: 1455 Pelham St, Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0
TIME: 9:00PM – 11:00PM
TICKET PRICE: TBA
Sue Ramsay – vocals
Bob Shields – guitar
Clark Johnston – upright bass
How about something simple? One guitar, one bass, one voice…..all singing about summer. Join Sue Ramsay, Bob Shields and Clark Johnston with “Once Upon a Summertime.”
For more than twenty five years Bob Shields has been busy performing music near and abroad with some of Canada’s finest musicians. Rooted in Jazz his interests span Brazilian, R&B, Rock, and many other world genres. He currently teaches music at Mohawk College McMaster University and has taught at York University. Bob is also in his last year of his PhD which focused on fostering and facilitating ceativity and creative well-being.
Clark Johnston started his professional career as a jazz bassist in 1994 and has worked with Peter Appleyard, Reg Schwager, and Don Thompson, to name a few. He holds a Bachelor of Education degree as well as a master’s in music composition from York University. Clark is also on faculty at Mohawk College and McMaster University.
Sue Ramsay has been playing around the Hamilton/Niagara area since 2003 when she put together her dream project … a retrospective look at late 50’s jazz, the music she grew up with.
Sue performed at the Niagara Casino for over 18 months while continuing to play Jazz venues in the Hamilton/Niagara areas. She was content to work with her trio, Bob Shields on guitar and Clark Johnston on upright bass, when she reconnected with Mike Stanutz and tried her hand at writing lyrics. Together, they released 2 all original CD’s … “Reunion” in 2006 followed by “Dichotomy” in 2010.
Sue has since returned to her 50’s jazz roots with her favourite guys, Bob & Clark, and has released her newest CD “Once Upon a Summertime”. The Sue Ramsay Trio is very excited just being in the biz and making music.
“Once Upon a Summertime” has a certain nostalgia about it. Summers can be fast and furious, fraught with love and passions that sometimes disappear with the hint of a summer breeze. Traditional 50’s, sneaking into the 60’s … with a dab of European flavour and a hint of French. Oh, so pretty indeed.
FACEBOOK: Sue Ramsay