Live Music: Franz Nicolay, Chuck Coles, Revisionist, Ben Crosby, Missy Bauman at The Central, Toronto

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Folk punk troubadour Franz Nicolay brought a little bit of magic to the Central Thursday night. With his new album ‘To Us, The Beautiful!’ having just come out, he showed The Central just how much talent and flair he has. There’s a reason why he’s been part of so many spectacular bands, while still crafting a rich and diverse solo catalogue. With a lot of interesting stories to lead into the songs, he helped breathe life and urgency into them. Switching between the accordion, the guitar and the banjo he proved exceptionally skilled on all of them. While he may have complained that the last time he played here only 3 people showed up, but he certainly didn’t have that problem at The Central, with the room at least half full.

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Chuck Coles

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Ben Crosby

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Missy Bauman

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