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Up Next: Lance Anderson’s Blues & Gospel Night – March 3, 2018


Lance Anderson and an all-star lineup of musicians and vocalists hits the stage for an amazing evening of music:

Michael Dunston – Singer with, Crack of Dawn, Soul Stew, The Lincolns

Michael Dunston

“This is someone who can light up a room like almost no other performer.  He can energize a crowd in the thousands with his enormous talent and boundless energy.”
Given Dunston’s pedigree—a veteran of the club scene, a man who recorded for the legendary soul label Atlantic Records, played Bo Diddley in the film Mr. Rock n’ Roll: The Allan Freed Story and who grew up singing in the churches of North Carolina—such well-honed talents are, perhaps, not surprising.

Quisha Wint – Gospel singer with my ‘Last Waltz’ and ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen’ Shows. A Hit at the 2017 Mariposa Gospel Concert.

Quisha Wint‘As one of Toronto’s sought-after session vocalists, Quisha is a rising star in the tight-knit music community.  A career highlight is when Quisha was asked to sing with Jane Siberry on her hit song ‘Calling All Angels’ in the 2000 film ‘Pay it Forward’ with Haley Joel Osmond.  Quisha has sung on tour with Jacksoul and background on recordings by Matt Dusk, Maestro and Snow, to name only a few.”

(Photo by Miranda Biggs – MB Photography)


Spencer MacKenzie

18 year old ‘New Artist of the Year’ Maple Blues Award winner, Spencer MacKenzie, has an insightful musical expression emerging from his body, and the only explanation is an old soul residing within! He has a deep, soulful, true to the blues sound, with an electrifying twist that captivates his audience. There is no question that musicians should be judged by ability and not by age, and that is certainly the case with 17 year-old blues artist Spencer MacKenzie…his guitar playing is crisp and clean even as it delivers some down-to-the bone licks…He’s got the blues power in his soul…” – Blues Blast Magazine (USA)

Ben Riley – Drums
A graduate of York University (Honours BFA), Ben Riley has been actively engaged in the Canadian music scene for over fifteen years.  He has played alongside many luminaries such as Bruce Cockburn, Holly Cole, Michael Burgess, Molly Johnson, Joe Sealy, Doug Riley, Jake Langley, NOJO, Marc Jordan, Amy Sky, Moe Koffman, Domenic Troiano, Joshua Nelson  (gospel singer/ Oprah Winfrey guest), Matt Dusk, Wynton Marsalis and Gary Burton among others.

Collin Barrett – Bass


Musician, producer, engineer, mixer, composer and educator Collin Barrett’s diverse playing of many musical styles keeps him in demand on the Toronto music scene. Collin produced, co-wrote, recorded and mixed two records for Sonia Collymore that won the Juno for Best Reggae Recording in 2003 and 2005 respectively. Other productions include Melanie Fiona, Snow, 3 Deep, Drop 4, Simone Denny and The Dammage.


Lance Anderson – Musical director/ pianist/ Hammond organist.

Lance is a Juno award winning producer (Leahy) and the 2014 national Maple Blues Award winner for Keyboardist of the Year.  In 2015, Lance was music co-producer and performer on ‘Oscar With Love’ a critically acclaimed 3CD package that commemorated Oscar Peterson’s 90th birthday.  May 4th, 2017 was the premiere of Lance ’s orchestral arrangement of Oscar Peterson’s The Canadiana Suite with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra.  Lance is currently the executive producer of the Boquete Panama Jazz & Blues Festival and music artistic director of  GATHERING: Music and Dance  Festival in Orillia ON.


Tickets for this show are $25.  Showtime is 8PM (Doors open at 7:15PM)

Tickets can be purchased by E-Transfer to, by phone with a credit card at (905) 473-3175 (ask for Randy) or in person at “a Hui Hou” (formerly known as Books, Cafe and Things) at 208 Main St. South, Newmarket ON L3Y 3Z3 (cash only).