Folk icon David Bradstreet kicks off Moonshine Café’s 9th anniversary weekend tonight - 150108Th Shows



Folk icon David Bradstreet kicks off Moonshine Café’s 9th anniversary weekend tonight


A Folk and Canadian icon, David Bradstreet has been an inspiration to songwriters since coming out with his debut, self-titled album in 1976 that won him a Juno for Best New Male Vocalist.

David Bradstreet at Winterfolk, 2013 -Gary 17

David Bradstreet at Winterfolk, 2013 -Gary 17

The brilliant album’s seminal song, “Renaissance”, which fellow songwriter Valdy had turned into a hit, became an early model for me —I had just started writing tunes myself and was impressed by the simplicity and understated depths of the lyrics and how the music seemed to so perfectly fit the mood of what the song was conveying.

Bradstreet also went on to become a highly-regarded music score composer and record producer, helping realize albums for highly regarded artists like Jane Siberry, Colleen Peterson, Jason Fowler and Robert Priest and these days is promoting emerging talent Mira Meikle.

Meikle will open for him tonight when Bradstreet appears in his hometown of Oakville as the feature act for the kickoff of the 9th anniversary celebrations for live music oasis Moonshine Café on Kerr Street in the heart of the town.

Incredibly there’s only a $10 cover for this 8:30 p.m. show —it wouldn’t hurt to call ahead to check it’s not sold out and/or try to convince owner John Marlatt to save you a ticket.

-Gary 17,

SHOW LISTINGS for Thursday, January 08, 2022

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*5-8> Kirsten Jones @ Richtree Restaurant, Eaton Centre (14 Queen St. West), TO ~Country originals & Pop covers

5-8> Kristen Lindell Jazz Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

*5-8> Nelson Denis @ Frank’s Pasta, 42 King Street E., Cobourg ~eclectic mix (Folk, Jazz, soft Rock, Latin)

6:30> Kevin Quain @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~moody Blues

7-9> Tom Eastland @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~alt-Folk songwriter

7> Alex Pangman @ The Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Jazz/Swing

*7> open mic with Derek Mok @ Kensington Lodge, 21 Kensington Ave., TO

7> Elmer Ferrer Band @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~Pop Rock

*7-10> Zone Music Youth jam with hosts Chasing Shadows @ West Shore Bar & Grill, 877 Bayly St., Pickering

*7:30-9:30> Bluegrass Thursdays with Houndstooth @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

*7:30> open stage with Rob Phillips Trio and Chelsea Bennett @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

*7:30-12> open mic with K.M. Smith @ Molly Bloom’s Guelph, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph

*8-11> Tinderbox Thursdays open stage with Michael Keith @ La Revolucion, 2848 Dundas St. W., TO West ~eclectic

*8-10:30> Jerry Leger & The Situation @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East ~Folk-Rock/Country

8> Trace Minerals @ The Only Café, 972 Danforth Ave., TO East

8-12> George Craig @ Fionn MacCool’s Ajax, 32 Kingston Rd. E. Ajax ~Pop

*8-12> open mic & jam @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington

*8-12> jam hosted by The Personics @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington

*8-11> open mic with Sandy MacDonald @ Williamsburg Arms, 1187 Fischer Hallman Rd., Kitchener

8:30> Songwriters Circle Of Jerks 27: Brand Spanking New Jerks! Featuring Nelson Sobral and feature by Leandro Motta @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. TO ~indie

8:30> Lillebjorn Nilsen @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Norewegian Folk songwriter; $30

8:30> 9th anniversary weekend starts with David Bradstreet + opening act Mira Meikle @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St. Oakville ~Can Folk icon; $10

Linsmore 1501059> Simple Damned Device @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO East ~classic/hard Rock

*9> jam with Ted Rusk @ The Sauble Dunes, 11 Southampton Parkway, Sauble Beach

*9-1:30> open stage with Jay Pennell @ Dave’s On St. Clair, 730 St. Clair West, TO West ~eclectic

9-12> Mr. Rick’s Duo @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~vintage Americana

9> Jay Aymar; The Abercrombie Zombies @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West ~indie

9> David Celia @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~indie Pop songwriter

9-12> Kirt Godwin hosts open mic @ The Roncy, 390 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West

*9> jam @ The Wee Pub, 371 Wilson Rd. South, Oshawa

9> Jeff @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

Southside 150105*9:30-2> Skip Tracer @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lakeshore Blvd., Etobicoke South ~Rock/Pop

*9:30> karaoke with Shane Taylor @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East

9:30> Florian Hoefner Quartet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~NYC Jazz

9:30> The Speck Brothers @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd., Scarborough ~Pop Rock

9:30> Angie Nussey; Shawna Caspi @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E., TO ~Roots-Pop songwriters

9:30> Glenn Groves @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock

*9:30> jam with Jack B Nimble @ Abbey Road Pub, 3200 Erin Mills Parkway, Mississauga

*9:45> Mary Mckay @ The Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Jazz/Blues

10> tribute to The Byrds @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO ~$

10> The Tonkas @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Blues-Rock

10:30> Big City @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock

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