Laderoute may not have to switch to acoustic Blues after all | 180826Su | Shows for Sunday, August 26, 2021

Michael Laderoute & Will Meadows -Gary 17


Whew, it was looking like a near thing there for a while.  Award-winning Roots songwriter Michael Laderoute told me recently, hopefully with his tongue at least somewhat in cheek, that he was considering “getting an old black suit, a vintage Caddy, 2 capos and cheap wine, maybe get a pork pie had and shoot a man in Memphis to add authenticity” in preparation for possibly becoming a Blues player.

The reason was that last month he had to cancel his regular fourth-Sundays show at Tranzac Lounge because of a flaring up of nerve damage in his left hand that left him unable to form even some very basic chords.

The problem, which was basically with one finger on his fingering hand, wouldn’t even allow him to make a C or a G chord.  And even with the versatile and very talented Rob Fenton beside him on resophonic guitar, he felt he couldn’t adequately perform his tunes like “A River I Know,” which, as we’ve mentioned before, won him the Ontario Folk Council’s Songs From The Heart award some time ago.

The situation, which arose from an arthritic condition, was made worse by the fact that he can’t take anti-inflammatory drugs because he’s also on heart medication, he said.  But fortunately, since the cancelation of his July show, during which time he actually did start writing some Blues songs, he told me, things have improved markedly so today, with Rob riding shotgun, he’ll be back in the saddle once more.

There’s no cover for the 3-5 show in the Southern Comfort Lounge in the complex at 292 Brunswick Ave. in the Annex area though there is a donation jar.  So, hey help a near cripple out and toss some coin or folding stuff into the jug if you go, lol.   It’s probably a good idea to check out this act today also because in a couple of months his shows go on hiatus as he heads south on his annual winter migration.

And as the recent medical flare-up and near-Blues experience may serve to remind us all, you just never know which show might be your last chance to see a gifted artist still in his prime.

-Gary 17,
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*3-5am> The Rock-A-Round with Slim Tim @ ~ 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 @ ~Blues

9am> “The Hoose Radio Show” Wee Dan Hoose @ ~ artist interviews and tracks

4> “Georgian Bay Roots” official show of Summerfolk Festival @ CFOS AM 560 (simulcast on  ~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 @

9-10> Soundbath Sundays with Jesse Buck & Friends @


-Broadview/Bayview to Ossington

11-11> Pedestrian Sunday in Kensington Market with various acts on the street and storefronts, in clubs, etc. including The Accolades; Space Jam; Voodoo Walters; many more

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

12:30-6> Auba Children’s Choir @ Harbourfront Centre, 234 Queens Quay W.; $0

1:30​> Sin Bathaie; AraBest @ Trillium Park Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd. W.

2-6> Gillian Nicola; Bad Luck Woman @ Distillery District stage, 55 Mill Street ~songwriters; $0

3-5> Michael Laderoute with Rob Fenton @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~original Roots

3> Voodoo Walters; Serpentine North; Snake Bite @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave. ~Blues/R&B

3> Roddy Colmer; Naranie; Frank Ryan @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. ~songwriters; $

3:30-6:30> Freeway Dixieland Jazz Band @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

4> Donny Milwaukee @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~Jazz

4-5> Confluence @ Toronto Music Garden, 475 Queens Quay ~Baroque dance; $0

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

4:30-7:30> Mark Sepic @ The Tilted Dog, 424 Parliament St. ~Jazz/Classical/looping improvs

5> Karl Silvera Quintet @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Roots/Pop

5> Death Perception; Tortured Saint; Sinisfear; Kavara; more @ Coalition, 282 Augusta Ave. ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $

5:30> Mabuhay Manila Festival @ Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W. ~Philipinno Rakenrol; $0

6-10> Lynn Harrison; Soozie Schlanger; open stage from 7:30-10 @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~songwriters; $10-20/pwyc

6> Miguel @ RBC Echo Beach /Ontario Place, 909 Lake Shore Blvd. W ~contemporary original; $

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

7> Soul Maitre Ds @ C’est What, 69 Front St. E. ~Roots-Rock

7-9:30> Blue Standard @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz & Blues; $

7-9:30> Tanya Willis Quartet @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz; $

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> Chase Huglin; Valleyheart; more @ Hard Luck Bar, 772 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $

7:30> Cluttertones with Thom Gill @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.

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

8> Thom Coombes; Ilia Nicoll; Aley Waterman @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. ~songwriters; $

9-2> open mic with host Mario Palumbo & feature @ Edenhall, 193 Baldwin St.

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> Synaptic Circus @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.

10-2> Running Red Lights Duo @ 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> Evan Desaulnier Trio for Jazz brunch @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; 0$

1-3> Scott Carruthers; Kirk Reid @ Murphy’s Law, 1702 Queen St. E. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals; $0

2-4> Suzi Vinnic @ Kew Gardens Park, 2075 Queen St. E. ~original Blues/R&B; $0

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

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

4-7> Danny Marks @ Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen St. E. ~Rock/Top 40 covers

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

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

7> Rob Bell @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary original; $

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

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

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



5-9> The Boyd Gang @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Browns Line ~Pop Rock

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



Noon-9> Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest @ Scarborough Civic Centre (Albert Campbell Square), Scarborough, 150 Borough Dr.

1-4> Amber Durette & Alex Matthew @ Olde Stone Cottage, 3750 Kingston Rd. ~Blues/R&B; $0

*8-12> jam with All or Nothing @ Silly Goose Pub, 1703 Victoria Park Ave.

*9-1> acoustic jam with hosts Dan Walek & Paul Evans @ Al Mac’s, 2459 Kingston Rd.


-Ossington to Etobicoke

**11-2> live Jazz brunch @ DeSoto’s, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W.

Noon-3> The Cosmotones @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~Bluegrass

3-7> Jeff G & The Four Heads @ T.O. Lounge, 1384 Queen St. W. ~classic Rock

5-9> Erez and Friends @ Yauca’s Lounge, 755 Dovercourt Rd.

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

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

6> Monk’s Music @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~vibraphone Jazz; pwyc

7-9> Claire Coupland; This Way North with host David Newberry @ Wenona Craft Beer Lodge basement, 1069 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters

7> Esther Rose; The Layrite Boys @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~Country/Bluegrass

8:30> Sean Clarey Trio @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc

8:30> open mic @ Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W.

9> Diamond Joes @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Country Honky Tonk

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

9> Lauren Mayer; Dan on the Moon; Sheldon Hunt @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~songwriters; $pwyc


519 EAST -Guelph & K-W to Owen Sound

Noon-8> Guelph Ribfest with Kenny Munshaw; BlackWater Trio; Kerosene Creek; Tokyo GIants @ Guelph Riverside Park, 709 Woolwich St., Guelph ~variety

Noon-6> Waterloo Buskers Carnival on three stages with Jack Wise; Victor Rubillar; The Street Circus; Alakazam; more @ Waterloo City Hall, 100 Regina St., Waterloo ~variety; $0

2> The Lifers for GRCF fundraiser @ Guelph Lake Nature Centre, 7677 Conservation Rd./RR4, Guelph ~original Roots-Rock; $donation

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

3> Dan Walsh @ Rhythm & Brews Brewing Co., 1000 Bishop St. N., Cambridge ~smooth Rock/Pop

7-8:30> Sandy MacDonald & Su Windover @ Forbes Park, 10 Kribs St., Cambridge ~Roots-Rock; $0

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



Noon-7> Orillia Rib Fest with Yoga & Brews; Zach McCabe; Buddy Love @ JB Tudhope Memorial Park, 500 Atherley Rd., Orillia

2-6> Joe Huron Trio & guest @ Sticky Fingers, 150 Dunlop St. W., Barrie ~Jazz; $0

2-5> acoustic jam with Jim Murdoch & Joe Mathieu @ Beard Free Brewing, 649 The Parkway, Peterborough

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

3> Joe Bulger @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

3-6> Ace and the Kid @ Publican House Brewery, 300 Charlotte St., Peterborough

7> Connla @ Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St., Midland ~original Northern Island Roots band; $

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

8> Justin Million @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St., W., Peterborough ~spoken word

10-2> Barry Nunnakka @ British Arms Pub, 29 Dunlop St. E., Barrie ~acoustic Pop covers & original


905 EAST

2-4> Alex Whorms @ Esplanade Park, 1 The Esplanade, Pickering ~smooth Rock/Pop; $0

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

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

4:30-8> Ugly Horse @ Arthur’s Pub, 930 Burnham St., Cobourg ~Celtic

6-10> open jam with Juggernaut @ The Edge Lounge, 250 Bayly St. W., Ajax

*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

12-10> Newmarket Music Festival with York Harmony Chorus; After Hours Big Band; Missy Knott; Project Classified; Alex St. Kitts; Bernadette Connors; The Hoo Doo Too; Achromatics; Jordan John Band @ Newmarket Riverwalk Common, 200 Doug Duncan Dr., Newmarket ~Funk/R&B/Soul/Pop; $0

1> After Hours Big band @ Newmarket Riverwalk Common, 200 Doug Duncan Dr., Newmarket

2-5> Bluegrass jam with Blaine Burnie @ Coach House Pub, 3 Felcher Blvd., Stouffville

*3-7> open stage with Kevin Ker @ The Earl Of Whitchurch, 6204 Main St., Stouffville

3> Erin & Paul @ The Shed Smokehouse, 20865 Dalton Rd., Sutton

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

3-5> Darrin Davis @ Second Wedge Brewing Co., 14 Victoria St. N., Uxbridge ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

6> Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold for Aurora Ribfest @ Machell Park, 24 Aurora Heights Dr., Aurora ~original Rock/Pop; $0

*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


905 NORTH-WEST -west of Highway 400

Noon> Mariachi Mexico Amigo @ Andrews’ Scene Acres, 9365 10 Side Road, Milton

Noon-4> Mills; BJ and Graeme @ Wild Wing Milton, 51 James Snow Parkway, Milton ~Rock/Top 40 covers

2-8> Jason R. Martin; The Mainland Kitchen Band @ Garden Square, 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton ~Country/Roots-Rock/Rockabilly; $0

4> Caitlin Claessens Trio @ Copper Kettle, 517 Main St., Georgetown

5> open mic with Crosstown Band @ Time Out, 68 Main St., 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> Sharon Dutton 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

2-6> Sunday Blues with Brant Parker Band @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young Street, Hamilton ~Blues; $7

2-5> Lauren Knowles @ Grain & Grit Beer Co., 11 Ewen Rd., Hamilton ~Blues-Rock; $0

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

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

3> “Slamfest 86” with Probably; Hard Oms; A SWorld In Pictures; Candy Hangover; Body Break @ 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> Alfie Smith @ Cat ‘N’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton ~original Blues

5-12> URG Music Fest with The Kings; Platinum Blonde; Saga; Honeymoon Suite; McFlys; Freedom Trrain; more @ Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Rd. S., Jerseyville-Ancaster ~classic Rock; $

7> Unhuman; Brought By Pain; Becomes Astral; Ending Tyranny; Absorb @ Absinthe, 38 King William St., Hamilton ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $10

7-9> RUNA @ Fieldcote, 64 Sulphur Springs Rd., Ancaster

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

*10:30am-3> Mike Maguire @ Pepperwood Bistro, 1455 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington ~Jazz

Noon> Jeanine Mackie @ Snug Harbour Restaurant, 15 Stavebank Rd. S., Port Credit-Mississauga

2-6> Michael Warren @ 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

4-7> Glenn Groves @ 5 West Brewpub, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington ~Country

*4:30-8> Chuck Jackson’s All Stars @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Blues

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

*8> open mic night with Mike Shotton 4-piece band @ 5 West Brewpub, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington

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



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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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