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General News · 15th May 2014
Rick Bockner
Bob Bossin is bringing his one man show and his new book to Cortes on May 25 at the Gorge Hall. Doors open at 7:30 and the show will start at 8 pm. Tickets at the door are $15. Bossin is a wonderful songwriter, activist, story teller, and very entertaining. I recommend this event highly. Watch for the posters- Rick Bockner

The father Bob Bossin knew while growing up in Toronto in the 1950s was a quiet, conservative booking agent. The father he subsequently discovered was “Davy the Punk” a pivotal figure in Canada’s gambling business of the 30s and 40s, whose trials and tribulations with the law created precedents that affect us to this day. “The Songs and Stories of Davy the Punk” tell of cops and gamblers, grifters and grafters, mensches and gonifs, fathers and sons. By turns, the Songs and Stories are fascinating, funny and poignant. “So intriguing, hilarious and outrageous, it’s worthy of a Mordecai Richler novel,” says Andreas Schroeder. “A memoir of a childhood that is the stuff of dreams and movies,” says Si Kahn. “Bossin is funny, informative and inspiring at the same time,” said Pete Seeger.

Bob Bossin is the founder of the much-loved folk group Stringband, and the author of some of Canada’s favourite folk songs. Says Stuart Mclean, “Only a handful of song writers have created a body of work that constitutes a portrait of our country. Stan Rogers did that. So did Gordon Lightfoot. And so does Bob Bossin."

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