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Double Bill, July 23, 2014, Toronto

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Two of Canada’s finest musicians, Don Kerr (Ron Sexsmith, Rheostatics) and Ben Sures (The Good Lovelies, Paul Reddick), join forces for an electrifying double bill, showcasing original music hot off the press. On Wednesday, July 23rd, blues/roots/world music artist Ben Sures kicks the night off at Hugh’s Room in Toronto, with The Son of Trouble Orchestra, consisting of Brian Lahaie (Donefors), Ayron Mortley (Taxi Chain) and Kathryn Rose. Then Kerr’s cool, innovative new band Communism, which features guitarist Paul Linklater and bassist Kevin Lacroix, will give fans a teaser before their much-anticipated triple album release in 2015. The finale promises a mash-up of the two bands, in true communist style.  

An unlikely mix of two vastly different but highly creative artists, the combination of Toronto-based singer-songwriter/producer/drummer Don Kerr and Edmonton-based singer-songwriter Ben Sures is sure to be a thrilling ride. Kerr will unleash his latest offering of original songs along with his new rock trio Communism. Sures, with The Son of Trouble Orchestra, will share the bill with Kerr, showcasing tunes from his latest CD Son of Trouble. They are both terrific fans of each other’s music. Don is happy because Ben sends him chocolate and Ben is happy because, as Ben puts it,  “when Don sits and I stand, we can look each other in the eye!”

WHO: Don Kerr’s high-energy rock trio Communism + Ben Sures & The Son Of Trouble Orchestra

WHAT: A double bill of new music from Don Kerr and Ben Sures

WHERE: Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W. Toronto, ON

WHEN:  Wednesday, July 23 – Music @ 8:30 pm

TICKETS: $18 Advance / $20 Door (Includes HST) @ www.hughsroom.com  or by calling 416-531-6604

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