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The Einstein Song �� for Einstein Parrot's 20th Birthday

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Coming to a friendly neighbourhood pub near you.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

AUGBLOG

Welcome to Augblog.

Feel free to browse through the "Archives" section to view many of my experiences as an entertainer.

Cheers!!!

Augy G

End Of An Era




Here marks the end of an era. Tuesday night open mic with Augy G at the Wolf and Firkin drew to a close on Tuesday February 18, 2014 after ten years of sharing, mentoring and entertaining and being entertained. It sure went out with a bang, not a whimper! A huge turnout of fans, friends and jammers got together for the grand finale. Jason Kirow, Lyndsie Whalen, Paul Fanone, The Dead Pixels, Corey, Pablo Mandy, Juli, Chris Li, Flights & Falls, Jonny, Christopher Hollow, Brad, Tim and Norman Paprakis were just few of many who contributed to the atmosphere of the evening. The Pixel Gang was there in full force.


The piece de resistance occurred when Jason Kirow & Lyndsie Whalen took to the stage and presented me with a brand new Martin acoustic guitar. The whole Pixel Gang generously contributed, and I appreciate this beyond words. Everytime I play this guitar (I’m thinking of naming her Pixella) memories of Tuesday nights with the Pixel Gang will come back. The case was signed by so many great friends. Thanks so much for your good thoughts and kind words. It means the world to me to know how much our Tuesday nights meant to everyone. With every door that closes, however , another one opens and hopefully we will find another home to make our particular brand of magic! 

Below are pictures of the guitar and the signed case. Cheers!







Thursday, June 13, 2013


Monday, April 15, 2013

Double Wolfing

Tim and the Whitby boys were skeptical when I told them that I would be Double Wolfing in downtown Toronto this week, but it’s true. I will be performing at the Wolf & Firkin (43 Elm St, Toronto) this Tuesday and Saturday. Come visit. CHEERS!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Matinee gig at T. Williams



















Just got home after playing a matinee gig at T. Williams in Oshawa. What a great gig three hours great people nice atmosphere...felt like I was playing in my livingroom...looking forward to playing there again.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Where I'm At This Week



Monday, March 18, 2013

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As always everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day.  I had a great time at Willie Stouts last night.  I look forward to the next time....the adventure continues...

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Italian Guy Singing Irish tunes

Had a fun time performing at the Trinity Irish pub in Whitby last night looking forward to booking more dates there in the summer. Cheers!

Come and join me, the Italian Guy singing Irish tunes, on St. Patrick's Day at Willie Stouts 2175 Sheppard Ave E in North York. Show starts @ 7 PM. Hope to see you there.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Every Tuesday

My creation

I am still hosting Open Mic Tuesdays at the Wolf & Firkin, 43 Elm St  Toronto, ON( 8-12 ). Come one, come all.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Another Tribute to Stompin' Tom

Last night I made the trek to Peterborough to be part of the Celebration of Stompin' Tom Connors' life.

It was a great tribute made even more special by the fact that he himself was the architect of celebration.  Before the show started I noticed another Canadian celebrity, Tommy Hunter, signing autographs for any fans that approached him.  I was happy to see that he attended and even from a distance I could tell that he still respected his fans, but last night was all about the other Tom.

There were many solid performances, notably, Sylvia Tyson, Cindy Church and J.P. Cormier (great guitar playing), Damnait Doyle, not to mention an incredible vocal performance of I AM THE WIND  by Mark LaForme, the guitarist in Tom's band.

For me the most touching moment came from his son, Tom Jr., who looks exactly like his dad.  He spoke from the heart and gave us more insight into the man, who was his father. 

Tom was even there as his casket draped with the Canadian flag was rolled on to the stage and put to the side along with his trademark hat and acoustic guitar that had A PROUD CANADIAN on the headstock.

There are many reasons to love this guy whether it's his music , lyrics or lifestyle. For me it was a combination of all of the above. The main thing is that he was a true Canadian writing about every Canadian place and every Canadian person that he was interested in, so to you, Born in St. John, New Brunswick, raised in Skinner's Pond P.E.I., Stomping' Tom we salute you with the song "Tribute to Stompin' Tom", as performed by our band, Big Blue Bus, at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern in the early 90's

Thursday, January 31, 2013

back on itunes

BIG BLUE BUS - Art's Jukebox
I am happy to announce that me and my brother Ernie's band "Big Blue Bus" is back on itunes again. Click on to the itunes logo below and check out some of our tunes...Cheers!

Big Blue Bus - Art's Jukebox - Big Blue Bus

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Augy G's PUBTALK #2 - Discussing the "Tree In A Block" with Duncan Galbraith




With Duncan Galbraith

Thursday, December 01, 2011

December Schedule


Friday, Dec 2-The Tickled Toad 330 Steeles Ave W, Vaughan ( 9-1)
Saturday, Dec 3 - P Function 
Monday, Dec 5 -Willie Stouts - 2175 Sheppard Avenue East, North York (6:30 -10:30)
Tuesday, Dec 6 - Wolf & Firkin - 43 Elm Street, Toronto (8-12)
Wednesday, Dec 7 - Guitar In Mind, Oshawa (4:30 - 7:30)
Saturday, Dec 10 - Wolf & Firkin - 43 Elm Street, Toronto (9-1)
Monday, Dec 12 - Guitar In Mind, Oshawa (3 - 7:30)
Tuesday, Dec 13 - Wolf & Firkin - 43 Elm Street, Toronto (8-12)
Wednesday, Dec 14 - Guitar In Mind, Oshawa (4:30 - 7:30)
Thursday, Dec 15 (P Function @ Ryerson)
Fri, Dec 16-The Tickled Toad 330 Steeles Ave W, Vaughan ( 9-1)
Saturday, Dec 17 - Christmas Party (P Function) 
Monday, Dec 19 - Guitar In Mind, Oshawa (3 - 7:30)
Tuesday, Dec 20 - Wolf & Firkin - 43 Elm Street, Toronto (8-12)
Wednesday, Dec 21 - Guitar In Mind, Oshawa (4:30 - 7:30)
Christmas Holidays In Suds
Tuesday Dec 27 - Wolf & Firkin - 43 Elm Street, Toronto (8-12)
Wednesday, Dec 28 - Guitar In Mind, Oshawa (4:30 - 7:30)
Saturday, Dec 31  - New Years Eve Party @ Willie Stouts - 2175 Sheppard Avenue East, North York 

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

This Week

Behind My Back

Tuesday, Aug 2 - Wolf & Firkin - 43 Elm Street, Toronto (8-12)

Wednesday, Aug 3 - Guitar In Mind, Oshawa (3 - 7:30)

Thursday, Aug 4 - Guitar In Mind, Oshawa (3:30 - 8:30)

Friday, Aug 5 - Mel's 50th Birthday Bash ( 7 - 11)

Saturday, Aug 6-Markland Woods Home Association (11AM- 2PM )

Saturday, Aug 6 - Willie Stouts - 2175 Sheppard Avenue East, North York (8-12)

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy 1/1/11 to ALL!

...may 2011 be the start of something new or a continuation of something great....

Sunday, September 19, 2010

This Week's Schedule

Monday, September 20 - Guitar In Mind (Oshawa) - 4 - 7:30

Tuesday, September 21 - Wolf & Firkin - Toronto ( 8-12)

Friday, Sep 24 - Willie Stouts - 2175 Sheppard Avenue East, North York (8-12)

Saturday, Sep 25 - Guitar In Mind (Oshawa) - 11- 2:30

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

This Weekend

I will be performing at Britannia Pub & Grill - 7359 Yonge Street, Thornhill this Friday & Saturday. Hope to see you there.

Cheers!


Thursday, August 05, 2010

Where I'm At

Augy G

Thursday, Aug 5 - Guitar In My Mind - Oshawa (1-3:30)

Saturday, Aug 7 - P Function, Bowmanville (9 - 1 )

Tuesday, Aug 10 - Wolf & Firkin - 43 Elm Street, Toronto (8-12)

Thursday, Aug 12 - Willie Stouts (Oscar's Last Night) - 2175 Sheppard Avenue East, North York (8-12)

Friday, Aug 13 - Britannia Pub & Grill - 7359 Yonge Street, Thornhill (9-1)

Saturday, Aug 14 - Britannia Pub & Grill - 7359 Yonge Street, Thornhill (9-1)

Tuesday, Aug 17 - Wolf & Firkin - 43 Elm Street, Toronto (8-12)

Wednesday, Aug 18 - Guitar In Mind - Oshawa (1-3:30)

Thursday, Aug 19 - Village Green BBQ (Calling Gandie!) - Toronto (6-8)

Friday, Aug 20 - Willie Stouts ( 1st Anniversary Party) - 2175 Sheppard Avenue East, North York (8-12)

Saturday, Aug 21 - Wolf & Firkin - 43 Elm Street, Toronto (9-1)

Tuesday, Aug 24 - Wolf & Firkin - 43 Elm Street, Toronto (8-12)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Live In Whitby


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Where I'm At

Behind My Back

Tuesday, June 22- Wolf & Firkin - 43 Elm Street, Toronto (8-12)

Wednesday, June 23 - P Function, Oshawa (8-11)

Thursday, June 24 - Willie Stouts - 2175 Sheppard Avenue East, North York (8-12)

Friday, June 25 - Whitby Courthouse Theatre - 416 Centre St S, Whitby (7-9)

Saturday, June 26 - P Function, Richmond Hill (9 - 1 )

Tuesday, June 29 - Wolf & Firkin - 43 Elm Street, Toronto (8-12)

Friday, July 2 - Britannia Pub & Grill - 7359 Yonge Street, Thornhill (9-1)

Saturday, July 3 - Britannia Pub & Grill - 7359 Yonge Street, Thornhill (9-1)

Tuesday, July 6 - Wolf & Firkin - 43 Elm Street, Toronto (8-12)

Thursday, July 8 - Guitar In Mind - Oshawa (7 - 9)

Saturday, July 10 - Anna's Backyard Annual Bash in Etobicoke (9 - 12)

Tuesday, July 13 - Wolf & Firkin - 43 Elm Street, Toronto (8-12)

Thursday, July 15 - Willie Stouts - 2175 Sheppard Avenue East, North York (8-12)

Saturday, July 17 - Wolf & Firkin - 43 Elm Street, Toronto (9 -12)

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Augblog Slide Show

This slide show primarily consists of snapshots of some of my experiences as a pub entertainer.

Cheers!

Friday, June 04, 2010

Duke

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I would like to introduce a new addition to our family. DUKE! Duke is a 5 year old Blue Tick Coon Hound that we've had for a little more than a day. When Lilly and I originally considered getting a dog, we were thinking along the lines of Golden Retriever or a Lab, then we met Duke. He is fitting in nicely with our lifestyle...the adventure continues....

Friday, May 21, 2010

Augy G's PUBTALK #3 - Neverest


Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

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I just left the Britannia Pub around an hour and a half ago. That's when a good fellow wearing a bright red shirt took this picture. It's a picture of me with Crystal (left) and Brandy (right). These are two of my buddies from the days of when I used to perform every Tuesday night at the Tickled Toad. I was so happy to see them. Brandy is now a mother, and so I wish her Happy Mother's Day. Of course I wish my mother, the one and only Francesca, a very Happy Mother's Day.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

May 7, 2010 @ Britannia Pub In Thornhill

May 7 2010 @ Britannia Pub & GrillBehind The Mic

Augy G's PUBTALK - Nashville Girl

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Last night I had a conversation with Laurie from Nashville. I met her & her friends Judy & Meryl when I was performing @ The Britannia Pub & Grill in Thornhill. Not only did we celebrate her birthday, she also spoke with me about the many country music legends that she saw perform live....including the great Johnny Cash....the adventure continues....

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Rick Hodge Showed Up Last Night

With Hodgie,,
Last night Rick Hodge paid me a visit at the Wolf & Firkin. I hadn't seen him in quite a while so it was a nice surprise. And, by the way, he's a blogger now. To check out his blog just click on to The Hodge Blog....the adventure continues....

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Friends @ Willie Stouts

Augy G @ Willie Stouts
May & Ray, Irish Peter & Family, Kevin ( Happy Birthday), Steve & Josh from Newfoundland, Sue & Al, Diane, Oscar the Bartender. They were all there at Willie Stouts last night. I thank them all for listening & participating....always a pleasure....the adventure continues...

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Greetings From Thornhill

Greetings From Thornhill
I had a great time at the Britannia Pub & Grill this past weekend. I thank the very friendly waitresses, Kim & Melissa for energizing the room. I was also shocked when the famous Shane, Richard and Wendy showed up (pictured above)....the adventure continues...

I wish everyone a Happy Easter

Cheers!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Earth Hour @ The Wolf with me and Nate and Lance

It was Saturday 27 March, Earth Hour 2010. The night that we experieced at the Wolf & Firkin all began with me and Nate and Lance at the bar.....that was all we had so far....They lit candles on the tables in preperation for the darkness that was about to descend upon the city in recognition of Earth Hour. And so for one hour I played instrumental guitar. Nate kept the lights low all night and the mood was one of intimacy and serenity. The initial essence of the evening is captured in the video provided.

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