D’Arcy Wickham connects viscerally without words on Signal Hill | TorontoMoon.ca 190224Su | Shows for Sunday, February 24, 2022

D'Arcy Wickham's hand is a blur as fingers dance on strings -DARCYWICKHAM.COM

D’Arcy Wickham’s hand is a blur as fingers dance on strings -DARCYWICKHAM.COM


As lovers of Classical and some Jazz music well know, sometimes music needs not even a syllable of lyrics to create vivid portraits and emotions in the mind of the listener.  Stirring, sweeping vistas and interactions can be conjured up in compositions created by masters of instrumental music, which is why the art form has endured and flourished for hundreds of years.

But what is commonplace for orchestras and some combos becomes remarkably noteworthy when a single acoustic guitar can accomplish the same and that is what D’Arcy Wickham has achieved with his new album, Signal Hill.

The disc by the master fingerpicker and veteran acclaimed instructor of guitar and other instruments is being released tonight at Black Swan Tavern as part of the Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival.

The album is aptly named, because, like the early experimenters with radio waves broadcasting dots and dashes across the Atlantic Ocean from the Newfoundland ridge, the album trusts the listener to decipher meaning from the sonic impulses being transmitted.  That turns out to be easy to do.

The title track of this delightful collection is a standout achievement of fingerstyle virtuosity and compositional acumen.  Through its rills and riffs you can feel the urgency of trying to reach out to connect as well as the majesty of mountains and terrain that surrounded the audacity of the pioneers seeking to bridge such awesome distances with only sound as a tool.

There’s nary a vowel nor a consonant to be found on Signal Hill but what’s offered is a voluptuous abundance of intricately arranged and delivered instrumental gems.

Half of the ten tracks have no accompaniment and all are originals except for a trio of fresh takes on covers: George Harrison’s “Across The Universe”, “Dogbite” by Jason Fowler (who also produced the disc) and “Windy and Warm” by John Loudermilk.  There are also two co-writes, including the stellar “View From The Top” (on which Drew Jurecka supplies lovely violin) D’Arcy’s composed with his son, Oliver —who also makes an appearance playing piano on the finale track, “Abigail”.

Signal Hill is yet another brilliant addition to the Wickham catalogue, which comes as no surprise to those acquainted with his illustrious career.

Rightly regarded as a masterful fingerstyle guitar player and also an award-winning songwriter of substance, D’Arcy Wickham may not be a household name but is on the speed-dial of an impressive group of fellow composers and a must-see performer for fans of stylish acoustic music.

In over 45 years of performing and with the release of three albums of original material, he has established himself in the foremost ranks of performers and crafters of authentic but polished songs combining Roots and Country traditions that are enduringly timeless, inviting many repeated listens.

As a teacher of guitar, ukulele, bass and vocals he has tutored highly respected artists such as Daniel Lanois and Liam Titcomb and had students referred to him by established performers such as David Wilcox, Gordon Lightfoot and Bill Cameron.

In the studio and on stage he has worked with a who’s who of Canadian Adult Contemporary, Folk, Roots and Pop artists including Ian Thomas, George Olliver, Guideo Basso, Daniel Lanois, Raffi, Kathyrn Rose, Dennis Keldie, David Woodhead and Anne Lindsay.

'Signal Hill' album cover

‘Signal Hill’ album cover

The new album exhibits that formidable musicianship that won him the 2007 Songs With A Heart Award for the instrumental “Feather Fingers” —the title track of his 2005 second album, which was also produced by Fowler.

Whether picking on stage, recording in the studio, composing polished songs or imparting techniques and tips to students at all levels, D’Arcy Wickham’s passion, distilled through precision and professionalism, creates exquisite results such as the new album exhibits.

Tonight’s show runs from 7-9 p.m. in the second floor Social Capital Theatre lounge of the Swan and admission is free with your Winterfolk wrist band.  It should be a breathtaking experience to hear him perform this disc live.

Wickham also appears, btw, along with other all star guitarists like Tony Quarrington  as part of the Jack de Keyzer-hosted Blues jam in the same room from 1-4 this afternoon, but admission for that one is a separate $25 ticket.  And if you can’t make it out to Winterfolk today but desperately want to hear him perform tunes from the album I’m sure he’ll be obliging tomorrow night, when he’s the host of the weekly Monday night open stage at Free Times Café.

-By Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca
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*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

Noon-2pm> Robert Scott @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~piano Jazz; $0

Noon-3> Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz

1-3> The Annex Academy and Studio 307 monthly showcase @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.

2> Seiler & Chung @ Royal Conservatory of Music, 273 Bloor St. W. ~Mazzoleni

3-6> Alex Pangman & Her Alleycatz also featuring Peter Hill @ Paupers Pub, 539 Bloor St. W. ~Jazz

3-5> Steve Paul Simms & Friends @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

3> “Heart & Soul” @ Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. ~ R&B/Soul with brass

3-5> “Come Together” with Orchestra Toronto @ Toronto Centre For The Arts, 5040 Yonge St. ~tribute to Abbey Road 50th anniversary

3> “Unplugged North” with Blackie Jackett Jr.; Violet Fond; Amber-Jo Bowman@ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. ~songwriters; $10

3:30-6:30> Paul Kolionsky’s Heavy On The Willie @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Country Jazz; $

4-7> Game.Set.Trap @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~trap Jazz

**4-7> Big Groove rhythm section with guest Raoul Bhaneja & Darren Gallen @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St. ~Blues/R&B

*4:30-8> New Orleans Connection All Stars & guests @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~New Orleans Jazz

5> Yola Beru; Maaskant @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~electronica/synth bands

5-8> The Pepper Shakers featuring Hank Fox @ Mount Pleasant Rose, 744 Mount Pleasant Rd.  ~Rock/Top 40 covers; $10

6-9> The Sonny Balcones @ Drom Taberna, 458 Queen St. W. ~swing Jazz

6-10> “Whisky & Spice” song contest artists @ The Hideout, 423 College St.

6> jam with OutHere; Daniel D’Silva and Wess @ Socialite, 276 Augusta Ave.

6:30-12> Ori Dagan hosts Oscars party @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc

7-9> Alex Lukashevsky @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.

*7-1> Freefall Sundays open stage (2 songs each -signup @ 7 or pre-sign online) @ Supermarket, 268 Augusta St.

7> Bhad Bhabie @ Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St. ~original Rap/Hip-Hop; $

7-9:30> JV’s Boogaloo Squad @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

7-9:30> Atrrin Madani @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz; $

7-10> Jazz United hosts Jazz jam @ Tranzac Club (Tiki Room), 292 Brunswick Ave.

*7-10> Brooke Blackburn @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W. ~Blues/Jazz/R&B

7> Amy Ray Band; Amy Ray with Ashleigh Flynn @ Top Hat, 151 Bloor ST. W. ~indie; $?

7> Chrome Sparks; Kalbells; Lip Talk @ Velvet Underground, 508 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $

7:30> Eve Goldberg & Jane Lewis’s Gathering Sparks @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Roots singalong

*7:45> open mic (sign up starts at 7:45) @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St.

8> Fashawn; Stro; Ezri; Cantrell; 070 Phi @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. ~indie; $

8> Aaron Schaefer; Eilish Waller; Dan Mallett; Eric Hickson  @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. ~Roots-Rock; pwyc

8-1> Toronto Improvisors Orchestra celebrates Bruce Cassidy @ Array Space, 155 Walnut S.

8> Matt Nathanson @ Mod Club, 722 College St. ~contemporary original; $

9> Imogen Joy; Aunest; Modern Kitchen; Spirit Josh @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave.

9> Critical; Dirty Rick; Lousy Riders @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. ~contemporary Rock; $

9:30> Barry Romberg Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

*10> Horshack feat. Chris Caddell @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. ~Bluesy contemporary & classic Rock

10> Nilan Perara’s Synaptic Circus @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Jazz

*10> Lauren Knowles & Greg Keyes @ Fynn’s of Temple Bar, 489 King St. W. ~Jazz

10> Country Casanovas @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.  ~Country

10-2> Paul McCann @ The Hideout, 423 College St. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

**10> Blues jam with Bill Hedefine & guests @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave.


416 – TORONTO EAST -Broadview/Bayview to Victoria Park

11am-2pm> Devin Patten for Jazz brunch @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; $0

*11am-1> Shane Pendergast @ Honest Weight, 2766 Dundas St. E. ~acoustic East Coast Roots-Rock covers & originals

**Noon-1> Jerry Leger @ Might and Main, 126 Main St. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

1-3> Brampton Folk Club showcase with Glenn McFarlane, David McLachlan, Karl Widmeyer;  Mark Yan and Barry Mulcahy, Sally Campbell, Jamie Reilly @ Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave. ~Roots songwriters; $/Winterfolk wrist band

1-4> Jack de Keyzer solo and hosting guitar jam with Mike McKenna, Noah Zacharin, D’Arcy Wickham, Danny Marks, Tony Quarrington, Dan McKinnon, Brian Blain, Donne Roberts @ Black Swan Tavern second floor, 154 Danforth Ave. ~Blues/Blues-Rock; $25

1-6> Brian Gladstone Band; Alana & Leigh Cline; Sammy Duke; Lynda Kraar; Tragedy Ann; @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave. ~songwriters; $/Winterfolk wrist band

1-5> Peter Verity; Harpin’ Norm Lucien; Ken Yoshioka & Donne Roberts; Howard Gladstone; @ Mambo Lounge, 120 Danforth Ave. ~songwriters; $/Winterfolk wrist band

2-5> Lisa Particelli’s Girls Night Out East Jazz acoustic Jazz jam @ Morgan’s, 1282 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; 0$

3-6> Seneca College showcase with Rose Jones; Katie Sacco, Augusta Ray; Alex Nunes, Equal; Spence Cropper; Jon Satov; Caleb Huizenga; Benji Crane; Erica Knox; Paddy Beirne; Zoubi Arros @ Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave. ~songwriters; $/Winterfolk wrist band

*3-6> open mic with Nicola Vaughan @ Hirut Café, 2050 Danforth Ave.

3> The Inline Six featuring members of The Straight Eights @ Salty Dog, 1980 Queen St. E. ~Rockabilly

4> La Messe Québécoise with Pierick Houdy & guest violinist Christian Vachon @ Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave. ~French-Canadian Folk Roots; $30

4-7> Donne Roberts; Brian Blain; Jon Brooks @ Black Swan Tavern second floor, 154 Danforth Ave. ~songwriters; $/Winterfolk wrist band

4> Paul Reddick @ Sauce on Danforth, 1376 Danforth Ave. ~Blues/R&B

4> The Uplifters @ Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen St. E.

*4:30-8:30> Rock/Blues jam with William A. Miller & The Black Bear All Stars @ Black Bear Pub, 1125 O’Connor Drive

5-6> “Songs of Protest and Social Change” with Sebastian Agnello; Jon Brooks; Sue and Dwight @ Black Swan Tavern third floor, 154 Danforth Ave. ~workshops; $/Winterfolk wrist band

6-10> Black Suit Devil; Sue & Dwight; David Storey; The Lifers; @ Mambo Lounge, 120 Danforth Ave. ~songwriters; $/Winterfolk wrist band

6-9> Noah Zacharin; Lynn Harrison; Danny Marks; Alessia Cohle @ Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave. ~songwriters; $/Winterfolk wrist band

6-7> “Songs Of Canada” with David Storey; Maggie MacDonald; Danny Marks @ Black Swan Tavern third floor, 154 Danforth Ave. ~showcase; $/Winterfolk wrist band

6-7> “Yorkville showcase” with Mike McKenna & Danny Marks @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave. ~Blues-Rock; $/Winterfolk wrist band

7-9> D’Arcy Wickham album release for Signal Hill @ Black Swan Tavern second floor, 154 Danforth Ave. ~original fingerstyle Roots guitar; $/Winterfolk wrist band

7-8> Guitar Boys of Alderon with Brian Gladstone, Noah Zacharin, Tony Quarrington @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave. ~Roots trio; $/Winterfolk wrist band

7-8> Harmonica Workshop with Harpin’ Norm Lucien @ Black Swan Tavern third floor, 154 Danforth Ave. ~workshop; $/Winterfolk wrist band

5-7> Cadre @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Roots-Rock; $0

7-11> Frank Cosentino Band @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave ~R&B/Blues; 0$

8-10> “American Pie” with Brian Blain; The Barrel Boys; HOTCHA! feauturing Beverly Kreller @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave. ~Americana; $/Winterfolk wrist band

8-9> “Masters of Guitar” with Brian Gladstone; Lynda Kraar, Ken Yoshioka @ Black Swan Tavern third floor, 154 Danforth Ave. ~workshop; $/Winterfolk wrist band

8> Monique Heart @ The Opera House, 735 Queen St. E.

8> open mic with Gwen Beal @ AAA Public House Gerrard, 598 Gerrard St. E.

9-10> Q&A (Tony Quarrington & Zoey Adams) @ Mambo Lounge, 120 Danforth Ave. ~original Roots; $/Winterfolk wrist band

*9-1> jam with the Stir It Up Band featuring David Macmichael @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~$0

9-10> Cassie & Maggie @ Black Swan Tavern second floor, 154 Danforth Ave. ~songwriters; $/Winterfolk wrist ban

9-10> Simone Morris @ Black Swan Tavern third floor, 154 Danforth Ave. ~songwriter; $/Winterfolk wrist band


Southside 190224416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE

4> The Divided Line; Grant Ryan; Church On Sunday; more @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W. ~eclectic indie; $

5-9> Kickback @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Pop Rock

*10-2> jam with Rebecca Matiesen & Phoenix @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W.



*3-7> acoustic jam with hosts Dan Walek and Paul Evans @ Malone’s, 117 Ellesmere Ave.


416 – TORONTO WEST -Ossington to Etobicoke

**11-2> live Jazz brunch with Ragwax featuring Abbey Sholzberg on bass @ DeSoto’s, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W. ~Jazz

2> Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Brunch @ Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~Blues/R&B/Gospel; $30

2:30> Bruce Vogt @ Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. ~pianist; $25

3-6> The Wildwood Strings @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~original Country/alt-Country; $

4-10> “Carnival Do Forrobodo” @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. ~Latin/Brazilian

*4-7> The Double Cuts @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W. ~Country Swing; pwyc

**5-8> John Borra & Sam Ferrara w. guest @ The Communist’s Daughter, 1149 Dundas St. W. ~Country

5-8> Ivan Rosenberg & Chris Coole @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~old-time Country Roots

6> Brenden Varty’s Tesdsellate @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc

6> Lunar Bloom; Jessica Pearson and The East Wind @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~original indie Roots; $12

7-9> Ilios Steryannis Quartet @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~Jazz; $

7-9> Shawn Clarke @ Wenona Craft Beer Lodge basement, 1069 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters

7> Jade Novah @ Drake Hotel Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $

7:30> Be My Love with Victoria Korchinskaya-Kogan et al @ Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. ~smooth Rock/Pop; $30

8-11> Victor Monsivais featuring Abbey Sholzberg on bass @ Alchemy, 890 College St. ~Jazz; $0

8> open mic @ Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W.

8> Broke Up Hearts; The 86ers; The Beat Club @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~songwriters; $

8> It Looks Sad @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. ~contemporary original; $

8> Mark Wylie; Peter Han; Abrasive Measures; The Rough Go @ Tail of The Junction, 3365 Dundas St. W. ~eclectic indie; $10

8:30> Lina Allemano Standards Quartet @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz standards; pwyc

8:30> Don Ross @ Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~songwriter; $45

9> Thom Gill; Dustiny @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters; $

9> Alan Mackie @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave.

*9:30> The Mercenaries @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~retro Rock/Soul/Funk; $0


519 EAST -Guelph, K-W & vicinity

2> Lucas Stagg @ Red Brick Café, 8 Douglas St., Guelph ~Roots-Rock

2-6> open stage jam @ Busholme Inn, 156 Main St. (Hwy 24), Erin

3> Andrew Craig, vocalist Michael Austin Harris and young local artists with the Guelph Concert Band @ River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph ~smooth Pop/Jazz; $

*3-7> acoustic open mic with Scott Rhodes @ The Pick and Shovel, 30 Water St., Cambridge

3> The Gaes @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 170 King St. W., Kitchener

6-9> Olivia Borkosky @ Manhattan’s, 951 Gordon St., Guelph ~original indie Roots-Pop; $

7> Mother Mother @ Guelph Concert Theatre, 166 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~contemporary original; $30-35

*7> open mic night with Jesse Webber @ Rich Uncle Tavern, 45 King St. W., Kitchener

9> Shopkeeper; Houspanther; Wrecker @ The Cornerstone, 1 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~contemporary original; $

9> Brendan O’Halloran @ McCabe’s Irish Pub, 9 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

9:30> Romeo Sex Fighter @ Duke of Wellington, 33 Erb St. W. Waterloo



*2-6> open mic @ RCL (Royal Canadian Legion) #103, 34 Bridge St. W., Campbellford

3> Washboard Hank & The Wringers @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough ~Roots-Rock

4> open jam with Mike Pulkinghorn @ Malone’s Pint House, 118 Bradford St., Barrie

7> Show and Tell Poetry Series (STPS) ft Gordon Johnston, Jillian Kew, Melchior Bodnar-Dudley @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St., W., Peterborough ~spoken word; $5/pwyc

7> Po’ Boy Jeffreys @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough ~songwriter

*8> open stage with Ryan Van Loon @ McThirsty’s Pint, 155 Charlotte St., Peterborough


905 EAST –Pickering to Cobourg

2-5> open mic @ Falcon Brewing Company, 30 Barr Rd., Ajax

*3> open jam with Jim Cornell & Kat Vhonda @ Fionn MacCool’s Bowmanville, 2350 Hwy #2, Bowmanville

3:30-7> Steve Lamb & Matti Palonen @ Arthur’s Pub, 930 Burnham St., Cobourg ~Celtic

4> Bruce Gorrie @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

4-6> eclectic open mic with Keith @ Cork & Bean, 8 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

4:30> jam with Matt D @ Cocoa & Joe Café, 44 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

*5> all-ages open mic with Justin Cooper @ Wing Addicts, 81 King St. E., Oshawa

*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

*1-4> open mic with host Steffi Postol Goodfield @ Cosmo Music, 10 Via Renzo Dr., Richmond Hill

*3-7> Daniel Davies Band hosts jam @ C.J. Barley’s, 213 The Queensway S., Keswick

4> open jam @ Rouge River Brewing Company, 50 Bullock Dr., Markham

4> Tal Davidson, Daniel Korn, Jordan Mills, Sean Traczyk Quartet @ Rouge River Brewing Company, 50 Bullock Dr., Markham ~Jazz

7-9> open mic night with Tania Joy & Brian Wride @ The Second Wedge Brewing Co., 14 Victoria St. N., Uxbridge

*7-10> Lynn McDonald @ Jester’s Court, 279 Queen St., Port Perry ~Pop/Jazz

*8:30-12> Ward 5 Jam hosted by Matt Groopie & The Ward 5 Bandits with Steffi Postol Goodfield @ London Pub, 9724 Yonge St., Richmond Hill

*9> King Henry’s open mic (sign-up starts 8:45) with host Shane Joseph @ King Henry’s Arms, 9301 Yonge St., Richmond Hill


905 NORTH-WEST -west of Highway #400

4> open mic @ Appalachian Public House, 68 Main St. N., Georgetown

5:30-8:30> 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

7:30> “Candlelit Church” sessions @ St. Alban’s, 537 Main St., Glen Williams-Georgetown ~Roots


905 SOUTH -Hamilton & vicinity

2> Big Band Favourites @ Old Firehall Arts Centre, 334 Wilson St. E., Ancaster; $25

*3> Brother Tom Finochio hosts kitchen party jam @ Rebel’s Rock, 537 King St. E., Hamilton

3-7> Blueswinder @ Stonewalls, 339 York Blvd., Hamilton ~Blues/R&B; $0

3> “Slamfest” with Adrenalizer; Hangtime; Nothing Serious; Lee Resistant and The Lost @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~Punk/Thrash; $6

*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> Deeps @ Cat ‘N’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton

8-11> Shari, Johnny & Justin; Chopped Liver; The Way Outs; Dogmahound; The Hey Ladies; The Golden Beavers; Ginger S. James & The Grinders; Robin Benedict; many more @ The Casbah, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~acoustic tribute to Beastie Boys; $

9-12> Adam Ostrosser & guest @ Cat ‘N’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton

9> open jam with Walker and Jamie @ The Pour House Hamilton, 1115 Fennell Ave. E., 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

2-4> Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble featuring Wayne Neon @ Port Credit Legion, 35 Front St. North, Port Credit-Mississauga

2-6> Fred Lewis & Ridin’ High @ 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> Angel Wang with orchestra performs “Silk Road” @ Burlington Performing Arts Center, 440 Locust St., Burlington ~Classical; $

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

*5> Sara Mills @ Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington

**8-12> Tony Paglia @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Pop Rock

*9-12> open jam with Mike Shotton & house band @ Black Swan Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington

*10:30> Strummers Union @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington



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