With lyrical dexterity that spurs fitting (albeit tired) comparison to the holy triumvirate: Dylan, Waits, and Cohen, Freeman Dre is modern street-wise troubadour. The Toronto-based singer songwriter hails from the once gritty but quickly-gentrifying neighborhood of Parkdale. It’s a place where junkies, winos and new immigrants exist in the shadow spaces between condo towers. Even as gentrification pushes them out, these wayward characters find a home in Freeman Dre’s songs. The tunes—direct, memorable, romantic, and informed by folk-rock tradition as much as his Irish and Polish roots—invoke beer-swilling singalongs, foot stomping dance parties, and more than a few tears. Like the late night shot of whiskey, Freeman’s Dre music hits you straight in the gut and then fills your head with the foolish idea that, with enough love, anything is possible.

Venue: CROW. Bar & Variety, Collingwood

Date: Saturday, July 7, 2018

Time: 9:30 PM – 12 AM

Parking: Free

Reservations: Recommended

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CROW. Bar & Variety, Collingwood

Located on Huron Street in Collingwood, CROW. Bar & Variety is first and foremost a restaurant serving Lunch and Dinner from an ever-evolving menu with a focus on seasonal and local product. CROW is committed to delicious food and drink, welcoming hospitality and great live music.

Address: 18 Huron St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 1C4
Phone: (705) 445-0509
Website: https://www.crowvariety.ca

18 Huron St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 1C4