By Mike Beggs, Special to TorontoMoon.ca
\ 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 concert by at least a dozen musical friends this afternoon at Boston Manor in Burlington.
As if he needs any introduction to Burlington music fans, Brush is a gifted performer who was born with a rare debilitating condition known as Morquio Syndrome, which weakens bones and tissue and pretty much confines him to a wheelchair. But that hasn’t stopped him from churning out an impressive 12 indie albums over the years –not to mention writing an autobiography.
Known as “The Krooked Cowboy”, Brush blends Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, and Bluegrass styles –and with a particular penchant for flat-picking. I’ve never crossed paths with him, but in an online interview (with Barber Shop Podcast) he comes across as well-spoken, humorous, and big-hearted.
Witness the Folk protest song, “The Colour of Steel”. He was moved to write it after Hamilton’s notorious Stelco plant was purchased by U.S. Steel in 2011, and 900 workers were reported to be on strike outside, when in fact they had been locked out by their new employer!
Running from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., today’s “Keep Shawn Rolling” event in the big room at 4460 Fairview St. (near Appleby Line) will help Brush get his current motorized wheelchair fixed up until such time as he becomes eligible for a new one.
“I can’t begin to imagine his struggles of daily living. I’m not sure why the government feels the need to make things worse for him,” says Kim McLaughlin, who is helping out with the event.
Brush (joined for a set by Bert Steen and Gary Lucas at 5 p.m.) will be among several cool acts on today’s bill. Others include Sarah Beatty, Ginger St. James, Matty Simpson, McCurlie Doidge & Wiles, Andy Griffiths, Mary O’Malley, Ellis & Transit, Boom Babies, Barn Katz, Duane Rutter and some surprise guests. There’s also raffles and various other ways you can chip in.
Here’s a man who merits support. So, slap down the $15 cover, and soak up some good music at Boston Manor.
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ON AIR / ONLINE
*3-5am> The Rock-A-Round with Slim Tim @ www.rockabilly-radio.net ~ Rockabilly tracks (from UK, repeat of Fri show, also runs Wednesdays 6-8am)
*6, 7, 10 & 11am; 5 & 7 pm> “Sunday Morning Soul” with Johnny Max @ www.sundaymorningsoul.com ~Blues
9am> “The Hoose Radio Show” Wee Dan Hoose @ http://www.bluesandrootsradio.com/ ~ artist interviews and tracks
4> “Georgian Bay Roots” official show of Summerfolk Festival @ CFOS AM 560 (simulcast on www.560cfos.ca) ~music & songwriter interviews
5-8> “Across The Universe” with Ken Stowar on CIUT 89.5 FM
9pm-midnight> 60s, 70s Soul, Jazz & Funk Cape Town/UK LIVE on FM Radio & Online Worldwide @ https://m.mixcloud.com/WorldofMusicSFonMuthaFM/
9-10> Soundbath Sundays with Jesse Buck & Friends @ https://theyogahub.ie/what-is-a-sound-bath/
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL -Broadview/Bayview to Ossington
11am-2pm> Gypsy Joe Band for Jewish brunch buffet @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. ; $5 (music only)
Noon-3> Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz
1> Toronto Improvisers Orchestra @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
3-5> Ayal Senior @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
3> Leonard Gilbert @ Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. ~Classical piano recital; $
3> Toronto Symphony Orchestra with pianist George Li @ Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. ~Classical/Dvorak New World Symphony; $
3> “Walk Together Children” @ Toronto Centre For The Arts, 5040 Yonge St. ~Jewish, African & Muslim Folk dancers & musicians; $
3:30-6:30> Red Hot Ramble @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
3:30-5:30> Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Choir @ Trinity St. Paul’s Centre, 487 Bloor St. W. ~Classical; $
4> Nerissa Bradley Group @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~Jazz
*4:30-8> New Orleans Connection All Stars & guests @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~New Orleans Jazz
4:30-7:30> Pink Elephant Parade @ The Tilted Dog, 424 Parliament St. ~Jazz
5> “More Songs & Poems” with Robert Priest & Max Layton with guest M.E. Law & house band featuring Ed Roth & David Hines @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~music & poetry; $0
6-7:30> Cynthia Jimenez-Hicks and Cameron Kneteman @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $20/pwyc
*7-1> Freefall Sundays open stage (2 songs each -signup @ 7 or pre-sign online) @ Supermarket, 268 Augusta St.
7> The Fairest and Best @ C’est What, 69 Front St. E. ~indie; $?
7> Kevin Quain @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W. ~moody Blues songwriter
7-9:30> Melissa Lauren & Nathan Hiltz @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz; $
7> Jerry Paper; Kiefer; Stimulator Jones; Prophet @ Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide St. W. ~eclectic indie; $
7> Phem; Hachey the Mouthpeace; Nequita @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. ~indie; $
7-10> The Rhythmaturgically Syncopated Social Hour Jazz jam @ Tranzac Lounge (Tiki Room), 292 Brunswick Ave.
*7-10> Brooke Blackburn @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W. ~Blues/Jazz/R&B
7:30> The Bottle Rockets; Sarah Borges featuring Eric Ambel @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. ~contemporary original; $
7:30> Debi Botos Trio @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
7:30> Ramin Djawadi performs “Game of Thrones” soundtrack songs @ Scotiabank Arena / Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay St.; $
8> open mic night @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St.
8> Splice (recording release for single); Scarlett’s Hand; The Fame; Critical @ Rivoli, 332 Queen St. W. ~eclectic indie; $
8> Trevor Powers @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
8-1> Tandem; Colour and Noise @ Array Space, 155 Walnut S. ~contemporary original; $10
8> Lil Gnar & Germ @ Mod Club, 722 College St. ~contemporary original; $20
8-1> Frank Slide @ May Café, 876 Dundas St. W.
8:30-10> Gaby Crice @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~rearranged classic Rock covers; $20
9> Abandoned By Bears; We Were Sharks; Youth Fountain; Service Delay; Terror Ruins Birthdays @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. ~Punk/Thrash; $10
9:30> Ghost Note @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Dallas/Brooklyn Jazz; $
*10> Horshack feat. Chris Caddell @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. ~Bluesy contemporary & classic Rock
10> The Archives of Eternity @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
**10> Blues jam with Bill Hedefine & guests @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave.
416 – TORONTO EAST -Broadview/Bayview to Victoria Park
11am-2pm> Jordan Glick and The Usual Suspects for Jazz brunch @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; 0$
11am> Kristine Schmitt and Jesse Corrigan @ Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals duo
Noon> String Emergence @ Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave. ~Classical
*3-6> open mic with Nicola Vaughan @ Hirut Café, 2050 Danforth Ave.
4-8> Ed &Dorit Koppala’s combined birthday party with varius Jazz performers @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; 0$
4-7> The Lesters @ Sauce on Danforth, 1376 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; $0
4> Fraser Melvin @ Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen St. E. ~original Blues
*4:30-8:30> Rock/Blues jam with William A. Miller & The Black Bear All Stars @ Black Bear Pub, 1125 O’Connor Drive
5-8:30> Robbie Lane & The Disciples @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E. ~vintage Pop/R&B; $10
7> Thee Oh Sees; Liam Mackenzie @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary original; $
7-11> The Legendary Castaways @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave ~R&B/Blues; 0$
*9-1> jam with the Stir It Up Band featuring David Macmichael @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave.
416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE
5-9> David Love Band also featuring Darrell McNeill @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~60s Pop Rock dance party
5:30-10:30> Focused featuring Wayne Neon; more @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $15
*10-2> jam with Rebecca Matiesen & Phoenix @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
416 – TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
5> Dinny & The Allstars featuring Abbey Sholzberg on bass @ Queen Victoria Pub, 2240 Midland Ave. ~Jazz
*9-1> acoustic jam with hosts Dan Walek & Paul Evans @ Al Mac’s, 2459 Kingston Rd.
416 – TORONTO WEST -Ossington to Etobicoke
**11-2> live Jazz brunch with Double A Jazz @ DeSoto’s, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W.
*11am-1> Shane Pendergast @ Honest Weight, 2766 Dundas St. E. ~acoustic East Coast Roots-Rock covers & originals
* noon-3> The Cosmotones @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~Bluegrass
1-3> Geoff Marshall & The Mail Order Cowboys @ The Tennessee, 1554 Queen St. W. ~Country
1-4> Trevor Giancola Trio @ Opticianado, 2919 Dundas St. W. ~Jazz
4-8> Ed Smith & The Even Squares @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W. ~Country
**5-8> John Borra & Sam Ferrara w. guest @ The Communist’s Daughter, 1149 Dundas St. W. ~Country
5> Girl Gang Cabaret with Sayana; more @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~variety; $?
5-8> Chris Coole @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~old-time Country Roots
6> Monk’s Music @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~vibraphone Jazz; pwyc
6> Van Larkins; Mark Wylie @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters; $20
7> MistryKiDD @ Smiling Buddha Stage 1, 961 College St. ~indie
7-10> 50-week/shows celebration with all 49 previous performers invited to perform a song @ Wenona Craft Beer Lodge basement, 1069 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters
8-11> Lucas Ross Group @ Alchemy, 890 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc
8> Raphael Sudan @ Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. ~Classical piano; $
8:30> Ken MacDonald & Karl Silveira @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc
8:30> Strawbs @ Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~English prog-Folk-Rock icons; $60 (first of two shows, second tomorrow)
8:30> Alexalone; Poor You; Roach; Pour Toi @ Duffy’s Tavern, 1238 Bloor St. W. ~indie; $
9> Robert Lee (recording release for ep) @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriter; $
9> Frank Evans, Adam Iredale-Gray, Alan Mackie @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave.
*9:30> The Mercenaries @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~retro R&B/Soul/Funk; $0
519 EAST -Guelph, K-W & vicinity
1> Onion Honey @ Seven Shores, 10 Regina St. N., Waterloo ~Country/Roots-Rock/Rockabilly
*3-7> acoustic open mic with Scott Rhodes @ The Pick and Shovel, 30 Water St., Cambridge
3> Tom Paxton @ Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St., Kitchener ~original Roots; $
4-7> “Cirque Eloize Saloon” @ River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph ~musical theatre; $
4> Mike McDonald’s Monster jam with @ The Boathouse, 97 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener
6-9> Stan Chang & Erick Bruck @ Manhattan’s, 951 Gordon St., Guelph ~Jazz/Pop
8> Steve Hill @ River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph ~Blues-Rock solo; $
9:30> Romeo Sex Fighter @ Duke of Wellington, 33 Erb St. W. Waterloo
2-4> Keigan and Whitney @ Silver Bean Café, 130 King St., Peterborough ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*2-6> open mic @ RCL (Royal Canadian Legion) #103, 34 Bridge St. W., Campbellford
3> Tom Eastland Triage @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough ~songwriter
4> open jam with Mike Pulkinghorn @ Malone’s Pint House, 118 Bradford St., Barrie
7> Po’ Boy Jeffries with Dayna Pirso @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough ~songwriters
*8> open stage with Ryan Van Loon @ McThirsty’s Pint, 155 Charlotte St., Peterborough
9> Brighter Green; The Wrong Brothers @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St., W., Peterborough ~$10
905 EAST –Pickering to Cobourg
4-6> eclectic open mic with Keith Conkie @ Cork & Bean, 8 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
4:30-8> Dan Clancey @ Arthur’s Pub, 930 Burnham St., Cobourg ~Celtic
*6-10> open jam with Juggernaut @ The Edge Lounge, 250 Bayly St. W., Ajax
*6-9> open jam with Dino and the Dogs @ Colonel Mustard’s Port Perry, 15 Water St., Port Perry
*6> Phlo @ Oasis Bar, 31 King St. E., Cobourg ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
*8> Gibran & Matt “Smokey” Wildfong @ Harwood Blues, 7 Harwood Ave., Ajax ~Blues
*10> Another Round @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock
905 NORTH-EAST -east of Highway #400
2-5> Bluegrass jam with Blaine Burnie @ Coach House Pub, 3 Felcher Blvd., Stouffville
3-7> all ages open mic with Matt Groopie & Steffi G @ La Siciliana Café, 10255 Yonge St., Richmond Hill
*3-7> open stage with Kevin Ker @ The Earl Of Whitchurch, 6204 Main St., Stouffville
*3-7> Daniel Davies Band hosts jam @ C.J. Barley’s, 213 The Queensway S., Keswick
*6-10> open mic with host Brian Wride @ Col. McGrady’s, 44 Brock St. W., Uxbridge
*7-10> Lynn McDonald @ Jester’s Court, 279 Queen St., Port Perry ~Pop/Jazz
*9> King Henry’s open mic (sign-up starts 8:45) @ King Henry’s Arms, 9301 Yonge St., Richmond Hill
*9-1> Ward 5 Jam hosted by Matt Groopie & The Ward 5 Bandits @ Archibald’s, 8950 Yonge St., Richmond Hill
905 NORTH-WEST -west of Highway #400
:30-8:30> Carmen Spada & Friends @ J. Red & Co., 341 Main St., Brampton ~Jazz
*5:30-9:30> open jam with host band Faces For Radio & guest @ Crown and Anchor Pub, 389 Main St. N., Brampton
*7-11> open mic @ Green Leaf Vapour Lounge, 85 Rosedale Ave. W., Brampton
7:30> Sally Campbell for “Candlelit Church” sessions @ St. Alban’s, 537 Main St., Glen Williams-Georgetown ~Roots
*9-1> jam @ Ivy Arms Pub, 201 Main Street E., Milton
905 SOUTH -Hamilton & vicinity
*2> Sunday Sing-Along with Howard Jerome @ The Pearl Company, 16 Steven St., Hamilton
2-6> Sunday Blues with Brant Parker Band & guest @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young Street, Hamilton ~Blues; $7
*3> Brother Tom Finochio hosts kitchen party jam @ Rebel’s Rock, 537 King St. E., Hamilton
3-7> Blues Pirates @ Stonewalls, 339 York Blvd., Hamilton ~Blues/R&B; $0
*4> open mic with Neon Moon @ Moose Lodge, 1860 Barton St., Hamilton
4> Blues jam & show by Wayne Janus and the Backline @ Masque Wine Bar Hamilton, 13 Hess St. S. Hamilton
4:30-7:30> Sarah Church @ Cat ‘N’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton ~acoustic Pop covers & originals
7> Steve Poltz @ Mills Hardware, 96 King St. E., Hamilton ~songwriter
7:30> Jann Arden @ The Studio, 10 MacNab St., Hamilton ~original Can-Rock/Pop icon; $
9-12> Adam Ostrosser & guest @ Cat ‘N’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton
9> Shari Dunn & Jonny Kerr @ Lionshead Pub, 137 John St. S., Hamilton
*10> open mic with Kim Koren @ West End House, 151 Emerson St., Hamilton
905 WEST -southern Peel, Halton
*10:30am-3> Mike Maguire @ Pepperwood Bistro, 1455 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington ~Jazz
2-8> “Keep Shawn Rolling” fundraiser for Shawn Brush with Ellis In Transit; Duane Rutter; Andy Griffiths; McCurlie Doidge & Wiles; Mary O’Malley; Barn Katz; Shawn Brush; Ginger St. James; Matty Simpson; Sarah Beatty; Boom Babies @ Boston Manor, 4460 Fairview St., Burlington ~variety; $15
2-6> Laura Mattsson @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington ~Country
*3-6> Chris Partland @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga ~Pop Rock
3:30> James Anthony @ Abbey Arms, 481 North Service Rd., Oakville ~Blues
*4-7:30> The Stew @ Mulligan’s, 2458 Dundas St. W., Mississauga ~R&B/Rock; $5
*4:30-8> Chuck Jackson’s All Stars @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Blues
7-10> Folk music open mic @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville
**8-12> The Nomads @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Pop Rock
*10:30> Strummers Union @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington
Listings are organized by area in which the shows occur and within each area field shows are listed chronologically. Listings preceded by an asterisk (*) are repeating weekly events. (Double asterisk indicates repeating event with different hosts/guest/etc.). Events preceded by question mark (?) usually take place but have not been confirmed. Admission prices followed by a slash and minus (/-) after the amount indicates door charge with availability of cheaper rates for some purchasers (eg.: seniors, students, members, kids, etc). /+ indicates stated price is minimum.
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