Horseshoe Tavern

Juan Wauters – Tickets – The Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON – January 23rd, 2019

Juan Wauters

The Horseshoe Tavern Presents

Juan Wauters

Nyssa, Sunshine & The Blue Moon

Wed, January 23, 2019

Doors: 8:30 pm

The Horseshoe Tavern

Toronto, ON

$13

Tickets at the Door

This event is 19 and over

Advance tickets also available at Rotate This & Soudnscapes 

Juan Wauters
Juan Wauters
Over the last few years, Latin American artist Juan Wauters has covered a lot of ground, both artistically and geographically. In 2016, Wauters directed the film Romane en Juin in the Southwest of France and in 2017 he performed for the first time in his birthplace of Uruguay. He’s also been traveling Latin America extensively, taking time to pause and rethink his life, his art and his career after releasing two critically acclaimed albums on Captured Tracks, 2014’s N.A.P.: North American Poetry and 2015’s Who Me?.

As both time and place often have a unique influence on music, Wauters originally planned to record his next album while traveling, seeking a break from his life in New York City, the city he has called home since moving from Montevideo in 2002. He settled in Mexico City in 2017 to focus on writing. However, shortly after, he was offered a role in an independent film being shot in Argentina. Never one to turn down a creative opportunity, Wauters packed up his 100 pound mobile recording studio into two suitcases and took off to Buenos Aires. When filming was complete, Wauters wound up writing and recording all over Latin America — from Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, and Chile to Mexico and Puerto Rico — seeking collaboration at every stop with local musicians who embody the traditions and energies specific to each region.

Puerto Rico was one of his first destinations. At a restaurant on the way to Charco Azul in Guavate – a natural swimming hole – Wauters heard a duo playing boleros, music he has been familiar with since his early childhood, but had never experienced in its original context. Those boleros would inspire the repeating melody that makes up the infectious love song, “Guapa.” Later, Mexico City was to become the home of “A Volar,” a beautiful, buoyant track about dreaming wildly that features multiple musicians that Wauters met in Garibaldi, a popular square in Mexico City where musicians for hire gather. Later, he would trek to Buenos Aires, Santiago and Montevideo, creating music and incorporating local traditions into his idiosyncratic, captivating yarns.

Until this point in his career, most of his songs had been sung in English, but revisiting his Latin roots inspired him to record songs in his native tongue. Thus, Wauters gives us the first of three albums he will release this year: the wonderful La Onda de Juan Pablo, the world of Juan Pablo Wauters.
Nyssa
Sunshine & The Blue Moon
Sunshine & The Blue Moon
Always striving to be politically and socially conscious, Sunshine & the Blue Moon offer an eclectic pastiche of rock, R & B and folk, without trying to preach too hard. Their sounds coupled with their charisma and personality make for an engaging performance. Without being bogged down with the trends of the day they always evolve, seeking to present their own special vibe, the vibe of the pragmatic happy go-lucky Sunshine gang.
Venue Information:
The Horseshoe Tavern
370 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M5V 2A2
http://www.horseshoetavern.com/