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Live at Gate 403From the back roads of Southern Ontario to the Pan-American highway, from the war zones of Central America to protest lines and rallies throughout North America, to factories, hockey arenas, racetracks and Legion halls, to gated communities and through urban sprawl, Bill Heffernan’s Songs and Stories of the Road chronicle the characters, events and landscapes encountered along the way

“A clever wordsmith with a wry wit and devilish gleam in both his eye and his singing. Bill hosts a very lively and creative musical salon with feature guests.”

Toronto Jazz Festival

 

 

Bill Heffernan – The Horses Are Loose- A Review

“Late bloomer recordings don’t always work. At best, some evoke a smile and a nod for a job well, if belatedly, done. Heffernan’s effort is different. These are deep, rich songs that could only have been written by someone who has lived a full and activist – not just active – life. He’s got a pretty stellar cast behind him too!”

Mark Rheaume
CBC radio

 

 

 

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October Saturday Sessions at Gate 403

Now in it’s 13th Season, BILL HEFFERNAN hosts and performs every Saturday at the Gate 403 Saturday Sessions 5pm-8pm, featuring some of Toronto’s finest musicians in the Singer-Songwriter/ Folk, Roots & Blues traditions.

Here are October’s Featured Guests:

Oct 7th…CHRIS STAIG & THE MARQUEE PLAYERS
Oct 14th..BILL COLGATE & CADRE
Oct 21st..MICHAEL O’GRADY & FRIENDS w/RICHIE ROXBOROUGH
Oct 28tg..LUCAS STAGG w/ CLEAVE ANDERSON & TIM JACKSON

After a summer that included a couple of bucket list appearances, ( with the Happy Pals at GROSSMAN’s and performances at the historic CASA DE LA TROVA, in SANTIAGO DE CUBA ) and some CHAUFFEUR-TROUBADOR duties with award winning songwriter Jon Brooks at Pumpfest in Ann Arbor Michigan and the Shelter Valley Folk Festival in Grafton, Ontario, I’m back resumming my local weekly performer/host duties at the GATE 403 with the wonderful line-up posted above. Stay tuned to this page monthly for up to date listings of guest performers.