Rick Young back in the Horse Mondays is a good sign | TorontoMoon.ca 180827Mo | Shows for Monday, August 27, 2021

Rick & Gailee -PROMO


It’s always a pleasure to report good news and it appears that there’s something to be happy about at the Black Horse Pub in Peterborough these days.  Because a mainstay veteran performers of “The Electric City,” Rick Young, who seemed in a very precarious way when we wrote about him last November, appears to have rebounded.

It may be overly optimistic to say that Young has been cured of the non-Hodgkin lymphoma which, along with the chemotherapy treatments he was undergoing, took him out of action for several months towards the last half of last year and early months of this one.

But the prognosis for people who’ve had the treatments for the disease are pretty good, with five and ten-year survival rates of 70 and 60 per cent respectively and it’s the sort of thing that may or may not come back but often doesn’t.

‘The Lost Album’ by Rick & Gailie -SLAB Productions

And the fact that Young has returned to performing with longtime partner Gailee in their Rick & Gailee Duo every Monday is definitely a pretty good indication that the lymph glands must be a whole lot better than they were this time last year, given the importance of vocals to their act.

The pair offers a repertoire sure to delight boomers or anyone else who enjoys 60s Pop as they deliver a mix of hits by The Beatles, The Everly Brothers, Moody Blues, Gerry and The Pacemakers, et al —and possibly, if you request one, a few Young originals from his debut disc The Lost Album of compositions that he released just last year.

Apparently they also usually have a lot of musical friends come out to these Monday shows, known as “Crash and Burn” and which, although they’re not listed as such, appear to operate as a kind of open mic night.  The show runs from 7-11 each week at the 352 George St. North venue and there’s no cover.

-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca
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*6> “Underplayed and Underpaid” interviews and performances by Guelph area bands on CFRU 93.3 FM broadcast and online

6> “Soundcheck with Sabrina” with Sabrina Fallah @ Jungle 77.3 & online at http://www.jungle773.com/ ~eclectic tracks, interviews etc.


-Broadview/Bayview to Ossington

Noon-2> R. Shelley @ College Park Plaza, 777 Bay St. ~acoustic Pop covers & originals; $0

12:15-1:15> Emily Rho and Britton Riley @ Holy Trinity Church, 10 Trinity Square ~smooth Rock/Pop; $0

*5-9> Jim Heineman Trio @ Mirto Italian Restaurant, 25 Toronto St. ~Jazz

6-9> momondays Toronto with host Michel Neray & guest musicians, speakers Michel Dequevedo; Jane Wilson; Mark Ellwood; Gina Hatzis; Andrae Ennis; Mirella Scalise @ The Hideout, 423 College St. ~eclectic networking & performance; $

6> Andrew Collins Trio @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~songwriter

6-8> The Archives of Eternity @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St.

6> 5 Seconds of Summer @ RBC Echo Beach, 909 Lake Shore Blvd. West ~contemporary original; $?

6:30> Andrew Downing’s Otterville with Allison Au on sax @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

**7-1 (sign-up at 7, show starts 7:30)> open stage with host Wayne Neon @ Free Times Café, 320 College St.

*7-10> open stage with Brad Scott @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.

180303 NEW See more from the Moon7:30> Ohmme; Jiants; Too Young To Go Steady @ Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St. ~eclectic indie; $

7:30-10:30 Balfolk @ Drom Taberna, 458 Queen St. W. ~folk dancing to live music fiddlers etc.

**8> open mic (2 songs; sign-up starts 8 p.m.) with host Yawd Sylvester @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.

8-10> Jake Brewer @ Page One, 106 Mutual St. ~contemporary original; $?

8> Ukulele jam @ Tranzac Lounge (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave.

8:30> Julio Falcao @ The Cavern, 76 Church St. ~Brazilian songwriter

8:30-1:30> open mic/jam with host Drew Sweetwood & feature by Shraddha Pai & Lady Pi band @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave.

9-12:30> Quinn Mills & The Common (recording release for ep); guests Obsolete; Basic White @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~original Rock/Pop; $0

*9:30> open mic @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade

9:30> Noah Preminger & Frank Carlberg with Daniel Hersog Jazz Orchestra @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

10> Jordan John @ The Orbit Room, 580 College St. ~Jazz-Rock fusion; $

10> Stone Country @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~indie; $0

10-2> Dan Gagnon @ The Hideout, 423 College St.


-Broadview/Bayview to Victoria Park

7-10> Dan Walsh @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~songwriter; 0$

7:30> Tequila Mockingbirds @ Hirut, 2050 Danforth Ave. ~singalong neighbourhood choir; $0

7:30> “Revolution Mondays” with host Maria Ryan & guest feature Lindsay Coleman @ The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave. ~songwriters; 0$

*7:30> George Lake Big Band @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E. ~big band Swing Jazz/Soul; $10

**8> open mic with host Scott Carruthers & feature by The Darenots @ Murphy’s Law, 1702 Queen St. E.

*8:45-12> Riverboat Mondays acoustic open stage jam with Tyler Ellis @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave.

*9-12> The Out of Towners @ Sauce on Danforth, 1376 Danforth Ave.

*9-1> acoustic open mic @ Blackjack BBQ, 1044 Gerrard St. E.

*9:30-2> Sebastian Agnello & friends open stage @ Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave.; 0$



*8-12> Al Reilly’s Catalyst host Rock jam @ Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W.



*8-12> open jam with All or Nothing @ Newfoundlander Tavern, 472 Danforth Road


-Ossington to Etobicoke

7> Icterus @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc

8> Iris; Spunk (recording release for lp); Strange Ways; more  @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. ~indie; $

*8-11> open mic with Jean Baptiste De Collier @ Station Ale House, 2457 Bloor St. W.

*9-1> Hamstrung Stringband @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Bluegrass

*9-1> eclectic open stage/jam with host Nelson Sobral @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave.

9> Ryan Driver; Dana Sipos; Dana Gavanski @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters; $10

9:30> Fournier/Kannangara/Grieve/Hinton @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Motian; pwyc

10> Good Enough Band @ Drake Hotel Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W. ~live karaoke band

*10-11> The Skyliners @ Skyline Restaurant, 1426 Queen St. W. ~low-fi Soul/Blues

*10> open mic with host Liam Kearney @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W.


519 EAST
-Guelph & K-W to Owen Sound

*7:30-12> open mic with Anthony Schmanthony @ The Cornerstone, 1 Wyndham St. N., Guelph

*8-12> open stage @ The Boathouse, 57 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener

*9-2> Anthony Damiao @ Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St., Guelph ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

9:30> Hunter Sheridan @ McCabe’s Irish Pub, 9 Wyndham St. N., Guelph ~acoustic Pop covers & originals



*7-11> Rick & Gailie @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

7-9> Val Burns & Dave Chun @ The Coldwater Mill, 1 Mill St., Coldwater ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

8-12> jam night with Rob Drake @ Sticky Fingers Dunlop, 199 Essa Rd.

*10> Barry Hunnakka @ British Arms Pub, 29 Dunlop St. E., Barrie ~acoustic Pop covers & originals; $0


905 EAST

7> Rob Phillips @ Arthur’s Pub, 930 Burnham St., Cobourg ~Jazz

*8-11> open mic/karaoke @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa



7-1> open mic @ The Barrel, 2180 Steeles Ave. W., Vaughan

9:25-1:05> jam/open stage with backline @ Sneakers Uptown, 18025 Yonge St., Newmarket


-Hamilton & vicinity

Noon-1> MacKenzie Leigh Meyer @ Hamilton City Hall outdoors, 71 Main St. W., Hamilton ~Country songwriter; $0

Noon-2> Troy Harmer @ Jackson Square, Hamilton, 2 King St. W.  ~smooth Rock/Pop; $0

6> Michael Wainwright & Rick Labrie @ Innsville, 1141 Highway 8, Stoney Creek ~Beatles covers

6:30>> Greensville Guitar Pickers jam @ Greensville Branch Library, 59 Kirby Ave., Hamilton

7> Deep Purple; Judas Priest @ FirstOntario Centre, 101 York Blvd., Hamilton ~classic Rock icons; $

*8> The New Rebel Westerners @ Cat ‘n’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton ~Country


905 WEST

*7-10> open mic with Chris Partland @ 5 West Brewpub, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington

*8-12> jam with Tom Barlow @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga

**8-12> BBQ & jam night with Wayne Cheddie @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; ($8.95 with BBQ dinner special starts at 6)

*8:30> Gracie @ Spice Lounge, 52 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Pop covers & originals

9-12> Sean Pinchin @ Door Fifty-Five, 55 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~songwriter



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