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An Evening with Leonard Youngfoot – S10E17

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There were so many events happening on Thursday night. I decided to go to A Thing For Chocolate as Trish Murray, who’s a radio host at a station and also runs RedLeaf Music has created a series called Sounds Simple. It’s an acoustic music series held at an intimate place where they serve crepes and other sweets goods.

The series started in mid-January of 2015 and the February 5th edition had singer/songwriter, Derek Atkinson. At the Sounds Simple event, he went by Leonard Youngfoot. It’s an influence of the three famous Canadian singer/songwriters, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young and Gordon Lightfoot. Atkinson also plays in the nine-member band, Loon Choir.

It was my first time being at A Thing For Chocolate, which is located in the Hintonburg area in Ottawa. It’s nice to support local businesses and try out unique food. I had a chance to try the pulled pork crepe. It had beets and it was definitely a delicious crepe.

Overall, Youngfoot did a terrific performance as he played some covers from Cohen, Young and Lightfoot, as well as a Loon Choir song. It definitely had a house concert setting where people just enjoy live music.

Speaking of Loon Choir, they will be playing at Cafe Dekcuf on February 17th with Fernie, British Columbia’s Shred Kelly headlining. You can check their new music video, Sing to the Night as it’s considered the most Canadian video below.

Thank to Trish Murray for running an excellent music series and definitely had a good time. It’s always great to check out live music.
You can check out the photos over at Flickr by clicking HERE.

Music Video
Sing to the Night by Shred Kelly.