Friday, July 22, 2016

Recording: Simone Schmidt

Artist: Simone Schmidt

Song: unknown*

Recorded at Tibet Kitchen's back patio, July 10, 2016.

Simone Schmidt - unknown

A delightful summer tradition, Jonathan Adjemian once again hosted this afternoon of music in the beautiful back patio of Parkdale's Tibet Kitchen. Recently returned from a west coast jaunt with The Highest Order, Simone Schmidt lead things off with some of the songs from her forthcoming Fiver album based on case files of inmates in the Rockwood asylum. There's some local flavour in this tale of a member of the notorious Brooks' Bush Gang, who occupied the untamed lands of the Don Valley in the 1850's — the song's cast of characters includes Jane Lewis and James Brown, victim of the last public hanging in Toronto.

* Does anyone know the title to this one? Please leave a comment!

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