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We’ve written a few times now about the “outlaw Country” band High Court County, which combines high-energy takes on of Country standards with its own Country-Rock originals to deliver a very exciting and dance-friendly show.
Most recently in October we predicted that their one-night Tuesday debut that month at The Corral in Oshawa should garner them some new fans and that indeed appears to have been borne out. The group, whose originals we told you a bit about last June, are back there again not only tonight but this time also appear Friday and Saturday as the week’s feature attraction.
Tuesdays are “ladies night” in the high-profile room at 433 Simcoe St. South in Oshawa, which is one of the last of the great pure Country venues extant in urban Ontario. Bands occasionally do one-nighters there but established groups, as High Court evidently is now regarded, get the gig for all three nights —an increasing rarity on the music scene these days.
High Court County, which features sizzling six-string work by Arie Papernick to accompany the acoustic guitar and lead vocals of charismatic Stephen Court, has steadily expanded its roster of club appearances since we first wrote about them in May of 2017, including a stint last summer at the CNE.
They seem intent on taking over the province, with several recent dates at clubs in York and Peel and upcoming shows in Niagara Region as well. Yippie yi ay!
SHOW LISTINGS for Tuesday, February 26, 2022
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3-7> Julian Taylor hosts @ 106.5 ELMNT FM in Toronto & www.elemntfm.ca ~eclectic music 25% indigenous, 35% CanCon
**7-8> “Songtalk Radio” songwriters interviews/chat with weekly guest @ CJRU 1280AM Toronto and online
7-9> “Unsung and On The Side” with Carolyn Fe on www.Rock-FM.ca
7-10> Bluesday On Tuesday @ CKUW 95.9 FM www.ckuw.ca/listen
10-11> “Howl” with hosts Nancy Bullis & Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM & online ~profiles of and interviews with poets and songwriters
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL -Broadview/Bayview to Ossington
6> Steve Marriner @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Blues/R&B
6:30-8:30> Lauren Falls Quartet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $pwyc
6:30-10> Shab-e She’r spoken word open mic with host Bänoo Zan & featured guests M. Nourbese Philip & Valentino Assenza @ Tranzac Club (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick St. ~spoken word
*6:30-9:30> Stacie McGregor @ N’awlin’s, 299 King St. W. ~Jazz piano
7> Anderson Paak & The Free Nationals @ Rebel, 11 Polson St. ~contemporary original; $
7> Matt Nathanson; Blue Sanders @ Mod Club, 722 College St. ~contemporary original; $
7:30> Wood and Water @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St. ~Roots/Jazz
7:30> Parcels @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. ~contemporary original; $
7:30> Mike Evin & Friends @ Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave.
*7:45-12> open mic @ Cavern Bar, 76 Church St.
*8> open mic night with Michael & Mark Villamor @ The Hideout, 423 College St.
8> Toronto Folksingers Club @ @ Tranzac Club (Tiki Room), 292 Brunswick St. ~Roots
8> Art Bar poetry & open stage @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. ~spoken word
8> Hey Stella! @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Country/Roots-Rock/Rockabilly
8> Family of Things; Huttch; Andrew Austin @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
8> Baoba @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~Blues-Rock; $0
8:30> Alex Cameron & Roy Molloy; Lola Kake; Emily Panic @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
*8:45> Alison Young @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Jazz/Blues; $
9-11> The Soul Maitre Ds & guests Alan Cohen @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade ~songwriters; $0
9> game.set.trap @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~trap Jazz
9> open mic with Sean Stoneham @ Drom Taberna, 458 Queen St. W.
9:30> Jazz jam hosted by Chris Gale @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
*10-2> The Sattalites @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. ~original & cover Reggae/Funk; $
10> Titanium Riot feat. Lina Allemano @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St. ~Jazz
10> The Sinners Choir with guest drummer Dave Clark @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Blues/R&B
10:30> 8> Re.verse @ 416 Snack Bar, 181 Bathurst St.
416 - TORONTO EAST -Broadview/Bayview to Victoria Park
*6-9> Julian Fauth & Friends @ Sauce, 1376 Danforth Ave. ~original Blues piano/acoustic Blues guests
7-10> Zoe Chilco @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Blues/Jazzsongwriter; 0$
7> You Me At Six; Dreamers; machineheart @ Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. ~contemporary original; $
7> Jacob Banks; ABIR @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary original; $
7-10> Greg Pilo and guests Reg Schwager; Dave Young @ Salty Dog, 1980 Queen St. E. ~mainstream Jazz; $0
8> FingerStyleGuitar.ca open stage @ Hirut Café, 2050 Danforth Ave. ~Roots
8-11> open mic with Kyle Duffin @ The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave. ~eclectic indie; $?
8> birthday open mic with Robert Ball @ Brunswick Bierworks, 25 Curity Ave.
*9> open mic with host Asha Diaz @ Groove Bar, 1952 Danforth Ave.
*9:30> Peter Verity @ Black Swan, 154 Danforth Ave. ~Folk Roots
11-2> Abstracter; Hissing; Lodge of the Empty Bed @ The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave. ~eclectic indie; $?
416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE
*6-10> The Irish Guys @ The Irish Shebeen, 5555 Eglinton Ave. W. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*7-11> Go Rabbit Band @ Dakota’s Sports Bar, 2814 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~Rock/Top 40 covers
8> Dedbeats @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Rock
*9:30-1:30> Pink Leather Jackets @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~classic & contemporary Rock/Soul; $0
416 – TORONTO WEST -Ossington to Etobicoke
6:30-7:30> “Song Creation Formula” group songwriting course with Signe Miranda @ Long & McQuade, 925 Bloor St. W. ~workshop; $
7:30> Miya Folick @ Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $
7:30-9:30> Supersonic Hearts @ 3030, 3030 Dundas St. W. ~big band Pop
8-10:30> Tuesday duos with Peter Hill on keys & guest Eric St-Laurent on guitar @ La Rev, 2848 Dundas St. W. ~Jazz/Blues; 0$
*8-11> Laura Hubert with guest guitarist @ The Inter Steer, 357 Roncesvalles Ave. ~acoustic Pop/Jazz/Rock covers
8> Laura Swankey Trio @ Wenona Craft Beer, 1068 Bloor St. W. ~contemporary original; $pwyc
8> Julia Holter; Jessica Moss @ The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W.
8> Bad Bad Hats; The Beths @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. ~contemporary original; $
8:30> Drummers In Exile @ Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W. ~drum & dance circle
8:30-10:30> Devin Loran @ Alchemy, 890 College St. ~Jazz; $0
8:30> Jeff Lang @ Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~original Blues; $35
9> Jammer’s waffle House; Mercy Flight; Mohsin Zaman @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. ~indie; pwyc
9> Nat Lazzarotto Jazz Orchestra @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~Jazz; $
9> Berman Billings Duo @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~dobro & guitar duo
9> Youngbloods; Campbell Woods; Ellen Froese; Nicholas Faraone @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~Pop covers & originals; $
*9:30> open mic with Dado @ Café Embargo, 1521 Queen St. W.
519 EAST -Guelph & K-W and vicinity
*6> open mic with Paul & Jamie @ Manhattan’s Guelph, 951 Gordon St., Guelph
*6> open mic @ The Ridge Social Eatery, 3215 Roseville Rd., Ayr
6:30-8> Ukulele jam & workshop @ Idea Exchange Preston, 435 King St. E., Cambridge
7> Mother Mother @ Guelph Concert Theatre, 166 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~contemporary original; $
*7-8:30> community jam and singalong with Marit Collective @ The Causerie, 154 Victoria St., Kitchener
8> jam with John McKinley Band @ Lana’s Lounge, 220 King St. N., Waterloo
8:30> open mic jam with Kent McMillan & Enio @ Sip Club, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph
*9> DC Fraser @ McCabe’s Irish Pub, 9 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
7> Randy Hill Band with guest @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
*8> open mic night with Matt Diamond @ Red Dog Tavern, 189 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
*9-12> open mic with host Art Lajambe @ Southside Pizzeria, 25 Lansdowne St. W., Peterborough
9> Brent Lawless @ McThirsty’s Pint, 166 Charlotte St., Peterborough
905 EAST -Pickering to Cobourg
*6:30-11> The Woodshed jam with Don Niblett & Frank Zochodne @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
*7:30> Don Owen & Bruce Longman @ Arthur’s Pub, 930 Burnham St., Cobourg ~tribute to The Beatles
*8:30-12:30> open mic with Jason Cini @ The Pearson Pub, 101 Mary St. W., Whitby
9> High Court County featuring Arie Papernick @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country Rock
*9-1> open mic with Justin Cooper @ Fox & The Goose, 799 Park St. S., Oshawa
*9-1> open acoustic jam @ The General, 21 Celina St., Oshawa
*9> open jam with Will Surphlis @ Ballers, 1414 King St. E., Clarington
*10> open mic with Josh Beaven @ The Atria, 59 King St. E., Oshawa
*8> open mic @ The Tickled Toad, 330 Steeles Ave. W., Thornhill
*8:30-12:30> open mic jam with backline & host Steffi Postol Goodfield @ Falcon & Firkin, 10300 Yonge St., Richmond Hill
905 SOUTH -Hamilton & vicinity
7> songwriters open stage with Deeps/Dave Pomfret @ Lukaya Café, 592 Upper Wellington St., Hamilton
8> Blue Man Group @ FirstOntario Concert Hall, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton ~theatrical; $
*8:30-12> Traditional Irish jam @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton
*8> Chris Clause @ Thirsty Cactus, 2 King St. E., Dundas ~acoustic
*9:30> Ten Gallon Cat @ Cat ‘n’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton ~Country?
10> jam night @ Lazy Flamingo, 19 Hess. St. S., Hamilton
905 WEST -south Peel, Halton
*6:30-10:30> The Phil & John Show @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~acoustic Pop covers & originals; $0
*7> Rob Reed @ Max Resto Lounge, 102-2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington ~smooth Rock/Pop
*7> open mic with Chris Partland @ Fionn MacCool’s Burlington, 2331 Appleby Line, Burlington ~songwriters
*8> open stage (signup at 7:30) with host Neil McNaughton @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; $2
8-11> open mic @ The Marquee (Sheridan College TRF), 1430 Trafalgar Rd., Oakville ~students & guests only
*9:30> open mic with Matt Zaddy @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga
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