By Mike Beggs

Articles by our west-GTA correspondent Mike Beggs

Mustang Wally eagerly racing to Lion’s den in Mississauga | 181102Fr | Shows for Friday, November 02, 2021

Mustang Wally in full formation -COURTESY

By Mike Beggs, Special to \ MISSISSAUGA \ As you might have guessed, there’s no Wally in Mustang Wally, which plays the Lionheart British Pub tonight (Friday) in the upper NorthWest reaches of Mississauga.  It’s just a fun name for a cover band. Co-lead singers Roger Collins and Regina Myles, lead guitarist Sergio Amadio,…

A big push from musical friends should help keep Shawn Brush rolling | 181014Su | Shows for Sunday, October 14, 2021

Shawn Brush -GARY 17

By Mike Beggs, Special to \ BURLINGTON \ Caught up in bureaucracy that doesn’t want to pay for a much needed new wheelchair to help him get out to gigs because “he isn’t due yet” according to their calculations, Blues/Americana Roots artist Shawn Brush will hopefully be able to “keep rolling” after a fundraiser…

James Clark gets poignantly sentimental this afternoon | 180923Su | Shows for Sunday, September 23, 2021

James Clark -2018 PROMO pic

\ ETOBICOKE \ By Mike Beggs, Special to For his adroit indie Pop musings through four albums [often with a wry, even sarcastic bent, particularly when touching on family and home -Editor], Toronto singer/guitarist James Clark has been extolled in several previous Toronto Moon articles. However, this afternoon he will be playing strictly songs…

Not yet famous Blues artists Bywater an appealing newbie at Shuffle finale | 180909Su | Shows for Sunday, September 09, 2021

Meghan Parnell and Dave Barnes of Bywater Blues & Parkside Drive -COURTESY

\ By Mike Beggs, Special to \ \ PORT CREDIT-MISSISSAUGA \ The Southside Shuffle Port Credit Blues & Jazz Festival has been marking its 20th anniversary this weekend by presenting such decorated, international Blues artists as Coco Montoya, Duke Robillard, Savoy Brown, and the Sue Foley Band. But of course, part of the appeal…