“What Americans will never know – unless they come to Joe's Pub on Canada Day – is that all the best music they listen to and assume is American is actually Canadian." – Malcolm Gladwell
Come to celebrate big on Canada's 149th birthday with the 14th Annual "New York Rocks the Great Canadian Songbook." Once again produced and emceed by Jeff Breithaupt and featuring an all-star line-up of singers backed by Don Breithaupt and the Workin' For The Weekend house band, there is no Canadian hit song that will be safe from (northern) exposure. Join this musical party's sparkling cast of singers as they lay down unforgettable versions of all your favo(u)rite anthems from the land of the Justins, long Weeknds, Barenaked Ladies and Men Without Hats. From Cohen to Cockburn, Joni to Gino, Lightfoot to Lighthouse, Nelly to Neil, Tegan to Sara, and beyond, you never know whose songs you might hear. Think you know The Great Canadian Songbook? You Ain't [Heard] Nothin' Yet.
This year's line-up includes: JANIS SIEGEL (The Manhattan Transfer), SHANNON CONLEY (Lez Zeppelin; Hedwig and the Angry Inch), cabaret great MARISSA MULDER, P.J. GRIFFITH (We Will Rock You; Giant), singer-impressionist CHRISTINA BIANCO, Broadway's MATTHEW SALDIVAR, MELISSA VAN DER SCHYFF (Bonnie and Clyde), BETTY's ALYSON PALMER, cabaret spitfire SHELLEY McPHERSON, TONY SALVATORE (Tony Salvatore Trio), JAMIE LEONHART (Estuary), MICHAEL HALLING (Giant), LIBYA PUGH (Dot; Ethel Sings), AMY CERVINI (Duchess), OPHIRA EISENBERG (NPR's Ask Me Another; The Moth), and THE BREITHAUPT BROTHERS (Just Passing Through).