CSI Annex 720 Bathurst St., Toronto.
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Join the Backseat Balladeers as we share the cleanest dirty ditties, ballads, blues songs and stories that will bring you to a laughing climax!
The Backseat Balladeers is a casual group that sings ballads and songs for the sheer joy of spreading lyrics and music for generations to come. It formed in 2007 as a result of Storytelling Toronto’s Ballad 101 and 201 courses led by the esteemed Lorne Brown, teller of old tales and singer of old songs. They performed their debut at Nuit Blanche with Storytelling Toronto in 2009 at Artscape Wychwood Barns and at the 2011 Toronto Festival at Harbourfront Centre.
Membership has changed over the years, however original members, Meryl Arbing, Pat Bisset, Karen Blair, Donna Dudinsky, Kim Michele, Ruth Danzinger and Heather Whaley are some of the voices taking the stage to share stories and ballads and songs. Whether tragic, historical, romantic or comic, all invoke powerful emotions and have significance in our lives. As with many ballads and folk songs, audience participation is encouraged!