[Show] Geoff Jackson & Greg Denton: April 2nd, 8pm-10pm | No cover

geoffgregGeoff Jackson is a local teacher, entertainer and musician.  Along with Eric Beaver on bass guitar, Geoff Jackson presents live music that you can sing and dance along to. On the first Saturday night of each month, come see Geoff Jackson and other artists at the Joint Cafe for tunes, food and drink. This week he’ll be joined by Greg Denton. 

Greg Denton has fronted a number of musical acts in Guelph over the years including Dry Tickle; two murder ballad only bands, The Trembling Brides and The Gnashvillains; The Scare Quotes; and The Greg Denton Probable Cause Acoustic Trio. He has also been of member of The Crying Out Loud Choir, Richard Laviolette & The Oil Spills, The Flying Pants, and along with Mo’ Kauffey and Jason Sheffield, hosts the feted song-circle act “You’re Invited To a Three-Way”. He also hosts the very popular “Cornerstone Campfire Sessions” and teaches banjo at Folkway Music.

This will be Geoff and Greg’s second show at the cafe.

April 2nd, 2016 | 8pm-10pm | No cover

Guitarist Bob MacLean: April 15th 8pm-10pm

Bob MacLean is an Event Guitarist, Celtic/Classical Guitarist & Folksinger with roots in Cape Breton (Glace Bay) and Quebec. He’s been playing guitar for as long as he can remember and his interest and passion for the guitar have only grown over the years. His passion led him to McbobmacGill and Western where he graduated in music education and classical guitar.

He has gone through so many phases – folk, rock, folk again, classical, and in recent years, celtic/traditional and, yes, folk again. Today he says he’s the luckiest guy when he “goes to work.” He can, and does, tap into all these different styles; and the result? – Music To Nourish The Soul. Anyone who sees him playing, whether it is his solo instrumental Event guitar program or his lively story-telling East Coast Songs and tunes program, knows the passion is palpable.

If there was one word to sum up Bob’s music , it would be “Engaging.” And that is exactly what he does. He engages the listener with each and every performance.

April 15th, 8pm-10pm  | $8, or pay what you can.

Artist: Rhonda Hewitson until March 27th


Racing-ThoughtsRhonda Hewitson is displaying her work for the second time at The Joint Cafe until March 27th. You can find glimpses of her work on social media and her website. Here’s her Artist’s statement: 

Art for me is a form of catharsis; A way to escape the every day. Canvas’ are like personal journals. Whatever mood or emotion is in me at the time is poured out on the canvas. Mostly these are abstract, candid glimpses into my thoughts, that I use as inspiration. The end result is a vivid projection made with acrylics, oils and textured mediums.

Colour is not my enemy, but rather my comfort. I take joy in bright, vivid and bold pieces that spark conversation in an attempt to release the anxieties of every day life. I also prefer the use of a pallet knife, as the images are usually more raw and blunt and more accurately depict the vision I am creating.

My work is guided by my emotions and feelings. I start with a concept, crank up some music and let my mood, surroundings and the initial concept inspire my decisions. Sometimes the concept is solidified, sometimes the direction of the piece changes completely once, twice or many more times before I am finished. In the end, all I am looking for is something that tells a story and moves the viewer in some way. I am a self taught Graphic Artist, Painter and Photographer. I held my first art exhibit in February, 2015. For the last 11 years I have enjoyed a successful career as a Marketing Coordinator and Graphic Designer, which initially generated the idea of painting as a creative outlet.

For  more information about Rhonda and her work please visit: www.rhondahewitsondesigns.com 

Show: Gregory Denton and Geoff Jackson Feb. 6th | 8pm-10pm | No Cover

greggeoffGeoff Jackson is a local teacher, entertainer and musician.  Along with Eric Beaver on bass guitar, Geoff Jackson presents live music that you can sing and dance along to. On the first Saturday night of each month, come see Geoff Jackson and other artists at the Joint Cafe for tunes, food and drink. This week he’ll be joined by Greg Denton. 

Greg Denton has fronted a number of musical acts in Guelph over the years including Dry Tickle; two murder ballad only bands, The Trembling Brides and The Gnashvillains; The Scare Quotes; and The Greg Denton Probable Cause Acoustic Trio. He has also been of member of The Crying Out Loud Choir, Richard Laviolette & The Oil Spills, The Flying Pants, and along with Mo’ Kauffey and Jason Sheffield, hosts the feted song-circle act “You’re Invited To a Three-Way”. He also hosts the very popular “Cornerstone Campfire Sessions” and teaches banjo at Folkway Music.

 

Come and join them for their first show on February 6th, 2016

8pm-10pm | No cover

 

Artist: Terry Golletz until February 14th

The VisitorTerry was born in Kitchener, Ontario, and raised in Preston (now Cambridge).  In the early 70’s, he completed two years at the University of Waterloo majoring in the study of Eastern Religions. In 1981 he graduated from The Ontario College of Art and finished his B.A. at the University Of Guelph with a Fine Arts major.

For the next six years Terry worked full time as a fine artist with shows around Southern Ontario and into the U.S.  In 1987-1989, Terry was employed as the Museum Designer and Preparator at the Wellington County Museum.  From 1989 to 2001, TerWhateverry became a high school teacher, finishing his B.Ed. and teaching Communications Technology and Art.  He retired from teaching in 2001 to pursue his love of art and music. He is currently living in Elora Ontario.

Terry refers to his work as a Surrealist marriage of Abstraction and Organic Form.  Each painting has its own evolution where the concern is in creating a unified composition of colour and form,  which allows maximum participation of the viewer in the art work. Since the form does not represent an image that the viewer can immediately recognize and label, they are allowed to look inward to themselves to create with their own imaginations whatever their current mood moves them to create.  The process of creating the work itself, which takes many hours of concentrated effort, is to Terry a meditative discipline.

Terry’s work will be on display at the cafe until February 14th.

We’re Hiring: Full-time Line Cook

logoStart Date: ASAP

The Joint Café is a café located downtown Guelph that values community and local, delicious foods. We are currently looking for a full-time Line Cook to join our team.

The ideal candidate has a strong experience in a scratch cooking restaurant.

Being a line cook at the Joint Café means working on the weekends, this is a point that it non-negotiable as we are busiest on the weekend.

The role will involve:

  • Versatility in the kitchen, able to sub into the hot line during the week
  • Baking experience a big plus
  • Supporting the kitchen supervisor and kitchen manager to provide local, creative menu options

Person Specific:  

  • At least 2-3 years working in the scratch cooking restaurant
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Driver’s License and access to a vehicle is ideal
  • Self-motivated
  • Positive, friendly demeanor
  • Creative sensitivity is a plus

Please apply for the position ASAP to info@thejointcafe.com.