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There are at least two good reasons to be glad that acclaimed Folk balladeer Michael Laderoute this afternoon returns to doing his monthly Sunday afternoon shows at Tranzac Club in the Annex.
The first is that his songwriting prowess —about which I’ve written several times, so won’t go into a detailed account of here but instead refer you to previous articles— makes him a delightful addition to any club’s roster and is a welcome addition to any music-lover’s plans for show outings today or any time. While he’s no blabber-mouth, he’s also a very engaging stage presence whose dry wit makes you feel like you’re sharing secret insights that you can’t wait to tell everyone else.
The second is that, as I wrote around this time last year, Senôr Michael’s return to the last-Sunday 3-5 pm show slot in the room at 292 Brunswick Ave. sort of signifies that Spring is in the air, since he normally spends winters south in Mexico —except for one a couple of years ago when he couldn’t fly after a medical procedure.
Come to think of it, the fact that he can again board a plane at all is a third reason to be glad he’s back sharing his pithy but heartfelt and catchy tunes with us. It means he’s healthy and that’s great because we’re in no hurry to see him cross “A River I Know” that he describes so touchingly in an award-winning song about life’s journey on his brilliant 2008 album of the same name.
I’m not sure if today he’ll be accompanied by lead guitarist Rob Fenton, who’s often at Michael’s side for these gigs. But whether he appears as a duo or solo, his no-cover/pwyc performance today can be expected to be spirited and enchanting.
And no doubt among the audience for it in the club’s Southern Comfort Room will be fellow songwriter Steve-Paul Simms, who follows Laderoute’s show there with a two-hour stint of his own and is also well worth making the journey to hear.
-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca
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ON AIR / ONLINE
Midnight to midnight: Epidemic Music Group’s Longest Concert Guinness World Record Attempt @ Earl of Whitchurch, Stouffville & online live on YouTube 24 hours a day till 7pm April 2. For artist lineup see listings in 905 North.
*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)
5-8> “Across The Universe” with Ken Stowar on CIUT 89.5 FM
*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
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL
11am-2pm> Gloria Valentine & Nina Shapilsky for Jewish brunch buffet @ Free Times Café, 320 College St.
*11am-2> The Mercenaries @ Drake One Fifty, 150 York St. ~retro Rock/Soul
noon-2> Canadian Mens Chorus @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. Jazz; $
noon-3> Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz
1> Annex Academy & Studio 307 student showcase @ Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave.
3-5> Michael Laderoute @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~songwriter; pwyc
3> Brother Paul @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.
3:30> Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra with Karina Gauvin & Rodolfo Richter @ Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. ~Classical
3:30-6:30> Freeway Dixieland Band @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Dixieland Jazz; $
*4-7> Michael Brennan @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St. TO ~East Coast Rock/Blues Roots
4> David Diao 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> Amanda Reeve and Bruce Skerritt @ The Local Gest, 424 Parliament St. ~Jazz
5> Steve-Paul Simms & Friends @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Roots/Pop
5-9> Robbie Lane & The Disciples @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Road ~vintage Rock/R&B; $10
6-7:30> Bobby Hsu with Michael Hughes @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10/pwyc
*6-9> open mic with Eddy Culjak @ Fox & Fiddle Wellesley, 27 Wellesley St.
*7-1> Freefall Sundays open stage (2 songs each -signup @ 7 or pre-sign online) @ The Supermarket, 268 Augusta St.
7> open mic @ Cherry Cola’s, 200 Bathurst St.
7> Annie Bonsignore @ Free Times Café, 320 College St. ~Jazz/Pop/Blues; $10
7-9:30> Bossa Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
7-9:30> Canadian Mens Chorus @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. Jazz; $
7:30> Eve Goldberg’s Gathering Sparks Folk singalong @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Roots/Folk
7:30> Julian Taylor Band @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. ~original Rock/Soul/Funky Dance; $
8> Noah Zacharin @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St. TO ~songwriter
*8> jam/open mic with backline & host band Meg and the Scene @ The Antler Room, 146 Front St. W.
8> The Doublecuts @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Country
*8> open mic with Kyle @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St.
*8-12> The Honour Roll with REMY trio @ May Café, 876 Dundas St. W. ~freestyle Hip Hop; 0$
8> They. @ Mod Club, 722 College St. ~contemporary original; $
8-10> Andee Leclerc @ Trinity Common, 303 Augusta Ave.
8:30-10> Mary Pritt & David Warrack @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10/pwyc
9> Marcus Walker; Arthur Renwick; Shikah Sehgal @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. TO ~songwriters
9> Third World Famous; Hired Guns; Copper Crown; the Corporate Life for Daily Bread food drive @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core/Punk; 0$/food donation
9:30> Barry Romberg Group @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
*10> Horshack feat. Chris Caddell @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. ~Bluesy contemporary & classic Rock
10> Steve Ward @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
10> New Grease Revival @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~Country
**10> Blues jam with Bill Hedefine & guests Michael Keith & Abby Sholzberg @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave.
416 – TORONTO EAST
11am-2pm> Liane Fainsinger for Jazz brunch @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; 0$
2-5> “Girls Do Boys” with Elana Harte & more @ Eton House, 710 Danforth Ave. ~fem songwriters doing songs usually done by males
**2-5> Lisa Particelli’s Girl’s Night Out Jazz jam @ Morgan’s, 1282 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; 0$
2-3> Local 164 @ Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave. ~Country music family concert pwyc
*3-6> open mic with Nicola Vaughan @ Hirut, 2050 Danforth Ave.
3-5:30> Lazy Cat open stage with hosts Linda Lavender & Andy Du Rego with feature by Jack and Anita @ Bain Co-op Community Centre, 100 Bain Ave. (enter off Sparkhall Ave.) ~0$
4> Angie Gunn @ Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen St. E. ~Country
*4:30-8:30> Rock/Blues jam with William A. Miller’s Black Bear All-Stars @ Black Bear Pub, 1125 O’Connor Drive
4:30-8:30> jam with The Two Fours @ The Peppery Cat, 1953 Queen St. E.
7-11> Full Bore Blues Band featuring Dave McManus @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave ~R&B/Blues; 0$
7> Dean; MISO; Offonoff; Club Eskimo @ The Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. ~indie; $
4-8> BG Rhythm Section featuring Gary Kendall + guests Jerome Godboo & Eric Schenkman @ Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Rd. ~Blues/R&B
5-9> Requiem MMXVI @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~$5
*10-2> jam with Rebecca Matiesen & Phoenix @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
416 – TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
*2-6> Dan Walek hosts acoustic jam @ Norm’s Place, 3439 St. Clair Ave. E.
3-7> Ernest Lee & Cotton Traffic @ RCL 258, 45 Lawson Rd. ~Blues/Swing; 0$
5> Radim Zenki @ Prague Restaurant, 450 Scarborough Golf Club Rd. ~eclectic mandolin-based Roots/Classical fusion; $25
*6-10> jam with Ron McLeod & Supernatural @ Tara Inn, 2365 Kingston Rd.
*7-11> open jam with host Gtar Live @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave.
416 – TORONTO WEST
**11-2> live Jazz brunch @ DeSoto’s, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W.
11-1:30> Jorge Maza & Pancho Galván @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. ~Latin Jazz brunch
*noon-3> Julian Fauth & Ken Yoshioka @ Axis, 3048 Dundas St. W. ~Blues
* noon-3> The Cosmotones @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~Bluegrass
**5-8> John Borra & Sam Ferrara w. guest @ The Communist’s Daughter, 1149 Dundas St. W. ~Country
5-8> Adam Shier & Ivan Rosenberg @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~old-time Country Roots
5-8> Zane Pimiskern Trie @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz
5> Apryll Aileen; The Doll Sisters @ Smiling Buddha Stage 2, 961 College St. ~songwriters; $6
6> Monk’s Music @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~vibraphone Jazz; pwyc
6> Kevin Foster @ Reposado, 136 Ossington Ave. ~one-man band
6-6:30> Soozi Schlanger for Toronto Storytelling Festival @ Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. ~original songs & stories
7> Gregory Kurtag’s Kafka Fragments @ Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave. ~Classical; $
7> Another Bloody Folk Club @ Yellow Griffin Pub, 2202 Bloor St. W. ~traditional English Folk
8> Blue Angora; The Hit Pickers; Scott Neary @ Smiling Buddha Stage 1, 961 College St. ~indie: pwyc
8:30> Mimi Obansawin recording release for Connected @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriter; $10
8:30> Harley Card Trio @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc
8> Blue Agora; The Hit Pickers; Scott Neary @ Smiling Buddha Stage 2, 961 College St. ~indie
9-1> Kayla Ramu Jazz Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz
9> Jimmy Byron @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Rock ‘n’ Roll
*10> The Mercenaries @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~retro Rock/Soul; $10
10:30> Luke Vajsar @ Motel Bar, 1235 Queen St. W. ~Jazz
1> songwriters showcase @ Churchill Arms, 355 Erb St. W., Waterloo
2-4> Traditional English Music Folk Sessions @ The Argyle Arms, 210 King St. E., Cambridge
2-4> Classical guitar open mic with Open Mic Guild for Classical Guitar @ Idea Exchange, 1 North Square, Cambridge.
*3-7> acoustic open mic with Scott Rhodes @ The Pick and Shovel, 30 Water St., Cambridge
3> Grand River Blues Society 14th anniversary gala show featuring Skydog @ The Jazz Room, 59 King St. N., Waterloo ~Allman Brothers tribute; $15
4> The Blurry Pickers; Grand River Ramblers @ The Boathouse, 97 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener ~Rockabilly/Country/Roots-Rock
7:30> Lungless; Out of My League; Liam Dagger; Benevolence; Lean Gretzky @ The Brownestone, 39 Queen St. E., Cambridge ~indie; $
*9-1> jam @ Ivy Arms Pub, 201 Main Street E., Milton
9:30> Romeo Sex Fighter @ Duke of Wellington, 33 Erb St. W. Waterloo
*10-2> open mic with Nathan Coles @ Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonnell St., Guelph
10> Razamataz @ Kiwi Gastropub, 47 Dickson St., Cambridge ~indie; $
3> Odd Man Rush @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
3> Stephen Fearing @ Innisfil Live Music Club, 2208 Sideroad 25, Innisfil ~contemporary original; $
7> Five Alarm Funk @ Red Dog Tavern, 189 Hunter Street W., Peterborough
10> Justin Million @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St., W., Peterborough
*3-6> Chris Stapley & Earl Johnson @ Ridges Pub, 776 Liverpool Rd., Pickering ~acoustic Blues/Rock
*3:30-7:30> Jon McCann & JD Bass host jam @ West Shore, 893 Bayly Ave., Pickering
4> Pete & Sue @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
6-10> open jam with Juggernaut @ The Edge Lounge, 250 Bayly St. W., Ajax
*8> Gibran & Matt “Smokey” Wildfong @ Harwood Blues, 7 Harwood Ave., Ajax ~Blues
*10> Another Round @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock
12:01am-midnight and all day Sunday and beyond till April 2> Epidemic Music Group’s Longest Concert Guinness World Record Attempt with various acts for 24 hours @ Earl of Whitchurch, 6204 Main Street, Stouffville:
Day 9, Sun. March 26, 2022 benefitting Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada with
7AM RUSSELL JACKSON-WYATT
8AM RUNNING VIOLET
9AM DALE SWITEK
10AM RUE BELLA – CLINTON
11AM John McGouran
12PM ADAM CHOW
1PM TANYA PORTER
2PM THE FRIDGE MAGNETS – RICK LEVINE
3PM SPECIAL GUESTS
5PM AWESOME MUSIC STUDIO
6PM AWESOME MUSIC STUDIO
7PM VIOLETS AND VIRUSES
8PM AWESOME MUSIC STUDIO
9PM AWESOME MUSIC STUDIO
10PM AWESOME MUSIC STUDIO
11PM THE FIBONACCI SEQUENCE
Day 10, Monday March 27, 2022 benefitting United Way with
12AM BRIAN O’SULLIVAN
1AM DUSTIN CORMIER
2AM K HARRIS
3AM DAN MCKENNA
4AM WES FOWLER
5AM VANESSA DIDO
6AM DUSTIN CORMIER
7AM LYRIC DUBEE
8AM DAVID PARK
9AM U jimmy
10AM AMANDA & STEVEN
11AM LARRY SAIDMAN
**Noon> Nate Douglas & guest @ Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood
**1-3> Joe & Frank with guest performer @ Lake Simcoe Arms, 21089 Dalton Rd., Jackson’s Point ~Jazz
*1:30-4:30> Blaine Burnie, Mark Thackway & friends @ Coach House Pub, 3 Felcher Boulevard, Stouffville ~acoustic Roots
*3-7> Daniel Davies Band hosts jam @ C.J. Barley’s, 213 The Queensway S., Keswick
*5> open mic with Crosstown Band @ Time Out, 68 Main St., Georgetown
*5:30-9:30> open jam with host band Faces For Radio & guest @ Crown and Anchor Pub, 389 Main St. N., Brampton
*6-9:30> The Andy Earle Trio @ Big Daddy’s Newmarket, 446 Davis Drive, Newmarket ~Blues
*8> acoustic open mic with Kat Vhonda @ Wild Wing Newmarket, 340 Eagle Street, Newmarket
2-6> Bay City Blues Band & guest Tony “Wild T” Springer @ Bay City Music Hall, 50 Leander Drive, Hamilton ~Blues; $7
*3> Brother Tom Finochio hosts kitchen party jam @ Rebel’s Rock, 537 King St. E., Hamilton
*4> Anvil Strike; Blind Cats; Rapid Tension; more @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $6
*4> open mic with Neon Moon @ Moose Lodge, 1860 Barton St., Hamilton
4:30-7:30> Alfie Smith @ Cat ‘N’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton ~Blues
*7> open mic @ The Wee Dram, 1831 Main St. W., Hamilton
*7-11> open Country jam with Robert Tyler @ Gladstone Tavern, 1385 Main St. E., Hamilton
*7:30-11:30> open jam hosted by Troy Harmer & The Persuaders @ The Brown Barrel, 1515 Upper Ottawa St., Hamilton
9> Johnny Porter; Sean LeSage; Joshua David @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~songwriters; $5
9-12> Adam Ostrosser & guest @ Cat ‘N’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton
?*10> open mic with Kim Koren @ West End Pub, 151 Emerson St., Hamilton
2-6> Mark LaForme @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington ~Country
?*2> open mic with John & Sheila Ludgate @ The Queen’s Head, 400 Brant St., Burlington
*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> Glenn Groves @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington ~Country
*4:30-8> Chuck Jackson’s All Stars @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Blues
**5:30-8:30> The Stew @ Mulligan’s, 2458 Dundas St. W., Mississauga ~R&B/Rock
**7-11> The Nomads @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock
7> Michael Sadler (lead singer of Saga) to benefit Child Radius Youth Services @ Classic Bowl, 3055 Dundas St. W., Mississauga ~Rock; $20
*8> open mic night with house band featuring Mike Shotton, Tim & Dave Johns @ Black Swan Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington
9-1> After Funk @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Funk/R&B; $
*10:30> Adam Cooke & The Adams Family @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington
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