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Updated September 6, 2013


NEW BOOK AVAILABLE OCTOBER 1ST:

KEON AND ME
My Search for the Lost Soul of the Leafs

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Live Appearances

  • Sept 6, Chatham ON, Cultural Centre
  • Sept 13, Guelph ON, River Run, with Joel Plaskett
  • Sept 15, Eden Mills Lit Fest
  • Sept 22, Toronto ON, Ossington Folk Festival, Christie Pits 6 pm
  • Oct 4, Toronto ON, 'Keon' book launch, Royal Cinema with Tim Thompson Films


BidiniBand, from left to right: bassist Doug Friesen, guitarist and lead vox Dave Bidini, guitarist Paul Linklater and drummer/guitarist Don Kerr.

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New single: "Ladies of Montreal"

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New CD: In the Rock Hall

Order now on Zunior!

Download a song here!

Video: (live on Exclaim! TV)

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Canada Reads

Dave's 1998 book - his first - called On a Cold Road, was recently nominated as one of the five books to be debated for Canada's cross-country literary contest, Canada Reads. Part travelogue, part tour-diary, the book was defended on national radio by supermodel Stacey MacKenzie. A new edition was printed to honour the nomination, featuring an endorsement from Neil Peart of Rush.

Click here for CBC's coverage of On a Cold Road on Canada Reads.

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Music

30 songs in 30 days to save Lake Ontario

This is a missive direct from Dave in support of Waterkeepers.

The Swim Drink Fish Music Club is an online music and audio experience developed by Lake Ontario
Waterkeepers in collaboration with other Waterkeeper organizations across Canada.

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Reading and writing

Gordon LightfootNEW Dave launches 10th book
Dave's 10th book, Writing Gordon Lightfoot: The Man, the Music and the World in 1972, will be released on October 18, 2010 by McClelland and Stewart, Canada’s century-old grande dame of publishing. Writing Gordon Lightfoot explores Canada’s political, psychological and musical transformation that accompanied the 1972 Mariposa Folkfest, which featured surprise performances from Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Gordon Lightfoot, at the height of his career.

Is Stephen Harper reading Dave Bidini?
Mann-Booker Prize-winning novelist and supremely respectful political gadfly Yann Martel has been sending Prime Minister Stephen Harper a new book every two weeks since Parliament's perfunctory recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Canada Council for the Arts.

On December 7, 2009, Martel sent Harper his 70th gift, Dave's Tropic of Hockey. Has Harper read it? Who knows? His office has sent only five responses to the 72 offerings made by Martel, not one from the PM himself.

This is what Martel says about Tropic.

"Nothing loved can be reduced to mere entertainment, to mere anything. So just as I have an exalted view of literature and bristle at the notion of art as mere entertainment and cannot fathom anyone having a good, thinking life that doesn’t include reading, so Dave Bidini exalts, bristles and cannot fathom on the subject of hockey. Each one of us cares, defends and justifies what he or she loves. Put all those passions together, and you have a society, a culture, a nation. A last word, then, on Tropic of Hockey: it’s the most Canadian book I’ve sent you."

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To learn more about Tropic of Hockey, click here.

db's books available for purchase online
db's books published by McClelland & Stewart are now available for purchase direct from the publisher online.

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Miscellany

Rheos box-set?
Rheofan par excellence Darrin Cappe has finished work to create a DIY Rheostatics box set. Visit Northern Wish for details.

Booking: Please contact AIM Booking Agency.

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