Ditch Horses back in the saddle at Only Café - TorontoMoon.ca 150106Tu Shows




Fresh off the formal release of their self-titled album of stellar Country songs penned by Reid Pickering (which I continue to classify rather as “Rural Pop” because they have a toe-tapping, knee-jiggling upbeat energy that goes beyond what most people think of as Country) The Ditch Horses are back tonight to resume their regular monthly Tuesday show at cozy East TO watering hole The Only Café.

The Ditch Horses -Facebook promo

The Ditch Horses -Facebook promo

The room where the band performs (technically known as The One and accessible through a passageway at the back of The Only) would be a lot cozier if only the owners would pay some attention to how the lights behind the stage are arranged: blaring inside they make it impossible to watch the act for any sustained period of time without sunglasses on. But quite possibly most audience members will be busy dancing anyways so won’t be still long enough to notice that. No cover, 9 p.m.-ish start. -Gary 17

SHOW LISTINGS for Tuesday, January 06, 2022

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5-8> Howard Willett Duo @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Blues

*6-9> Julian Fauth solo @ Sauce, 1376 Danforth Ave., TO East ~original Blues piano

6:30> Nathan Hiltz Quartet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

*6:30-11> The Woodshed jam with Don Niblett & Frank Zochodne @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

7:30-9:30> Courtney Lynn @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~U.K. songwriter

7:30> Collette Savard @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St., TO ~Indie Pop

7:30-10> open mic with hosts North Of Queen @ Emmanuel Howard Park United Church, 214 Wright Ave., TO West; $2

*8-11> Bruce Chapman Blues Duo @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Blues

8-10> TWAC @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East

*8> open stage with host Iain Leslie @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; $2

*8:30> open mic @ Falcon & Firkin, 10300 Yonge St., Richmond Hill

*8:45> Tyler Yarema & His Rhythm @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Jazz/Blues

*8:45> open mic with Matt Zadkovich @ Culchain’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga

**9> open mic with host Jody Ferrer & 10 p.m. feature by tba @ Groove Bar, 1952 Danforth Ave., TO East

9> The Ditch Horses featuring Reid Pickering & Chris Bennett @ The Only Café, 972 Danforth Ave., TO East ~original rural Pop

9> Massey Harris @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Rootsy Rock originals

9> Zeppelinesque @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West

**9> aBabe Music presents Libby Young; Bluebell; KYLO; Daisy Blue @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West ~indie showcase; $5

9> Blair Smythe @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country Rock

*9> open mic with Manny D, Andy Earle & Dave Breckels @ Big Chris BBQ, 17380 Yonge St., Newmarket

*9:30> The Phil & John Show feat. Phil Naro @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~acoustic Pop Rock

*9:30> karaoke with The English Rose & The Mad Scotsman @ The Fossil & Haggis, 790 Military Trail, Scarborough

*9:30> Peter Verity @ Black Swan, 154 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Folk Roots

*9:30-12> open stage hosted by Jennifer Brewer @ The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave., TO East

*9:30> jam with Frank Wilks & Friends @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E., TO East

9:30> Julian Anderson-Bowes @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

*9:30> jam with Derek Downham @ Axis, 3048 Dundas St. W., TO West ~eclectic

*10-2> The Sattalites @ Orbit Room, 580 College St., TO ~orig. & cover Reggae/Funk

10> Peripheral Vision @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St., TO ~Jazz

*10-2> Marshall Dane Trio @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~New Country/Pop

10:30> The Ascot Royals; The World Is Yours Acoustic Duo @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock

*11-1> Jamie’s “Hack’s Jam” unamplified amateur open stage in the round @ The Roncy, 390 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~acoustic

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