JUNO Nominated Craig Cardiff to play TWO shows Thursday, March 22


Cardiff played Phog once many years ago. He quieted a FULL house on an open mic night, and stunned everyone with his incredible voice. Now, as a JUNO-Nominated performer (Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo) he returns to…… play an ALL AGES show and a later show for 19+ show-goers.

The ALL AGES show begins at 7pm SHARP. Tickets are $15.
The 19+ show begins at 10pm SHARP. Tickets are $15.

From Cardiff’s CBC Music profile:

“Noted as one of Canada’s most impressive musical workhorses, Craig Cardiff has fervently released eleven albums in the past ten years, democratizing the very process of music making each step of the way. Hailed as the Che or Kerouac of indie music, Craig is a pioneer in alternate venue touring, often appearing in churches, basements, festivals, kitchens and even the street. His outstanding 11th CD release ‘Goodnight (GoHome)’ reminds us that often the very best in art and culture can be found well outside the glass walls of the highly corporatized entertainment industry.

Cardiff’s voice has been described as ‘warm, scratched, sad and sleepy’ and his songs are landscapes that expose the human condition, putting magnifying glasses to the clumsier and less proud moments. Armed with sardonic sincerity and polished awkwardness, Cardiff’s performances are a mix of story and song, and occasional brawls.

“I think that the best shows are the ones where the lights are low, the music weaves in and out and the people forget where the audience begins and the performer ends,” says Cardiff. Cardiff’s commitment to his music is mirrored in his approach to touring and recording during the past ten years.

Craig has played with and opened for Sarah Harmer, Kathleen Edwards, Blue Rodeo, Gord Downie (Tragically Hip), Hawksley Workman, Sarah Slean, Skydiggers, 54-40 and more.

Visit www.craigcardiff.com for more information and show listings near you.”

Here’s the video (mostly audio as it was so dark) of Cardiff’s brief visit to Phog many years ago.

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