Still Sunday gets a kick at the West Shore jam can | 160117Su Shows for Sunday, January 17, 2022

Earl Johnson & Jim Cornell of Loaded Blues -Gary 17


Things have been rather up in the air at West Shore Bar & Grill in Pickering since the Juggernaut Jam Band decided to move its successful Sunday jam from that rather casually operated venue to the more focused Edge room in Ajax at the end of last August.

Two different groups have had a go at replacing the Juggernaut at West Shore but for one reason or another neither appears to have worked out. It may have something to do with the fact that the club doesn’t seem to take promoting its live music very seriously. When it was still functional the room’s website had no mention of live entertainment and their Facebook page is only updated sporadically –it’s pretty much left up to the bands to do their own promotion for the shows.

While one of the groups that took over the reins of the jam, Enzo and the Surf Riders, made some effort to promote it, frontman Enzo Simone decided after a few weeks to hand over the reins to another group, fronted by Paul Storm, which turned out to be completely inept in that regard.

Fortunately the third group to take on the show, starting this afternoon at 3, is a promotional behemoth that has a successful track record running weekend afternoon jams not far away from where West Shore is located at 877 Bayly Street.

Jim Cornell’s Still Sunday has developed a very successful Saturday afternoon Blues matinee series at The Loaded Dog in Scarborough over the past year or so, as members and fans of the group have more than made up for the fact that the Dog, despite its many attractions, is also quite lame when it comes to promoting its live music shows.

Still Sunday is also appearing at shows all across the GTA these days as Cornell’s own guitar and singing skills, combined with the awesome six-string prowess, reputation and star-appeal of band member Earl Johnson of MOXY fame, has been wowing audiences wherever they go –and word is getting out.

Cornell says his version of the 3-7 jam will be “acoustic or electric” depending on what performers want to do and it’s also an all-ages affair. With Johnson also part of the Zone Music School based in Durham Region, there should be a steady stream of young players coming out to supplement the veterans who already count themselves part of the following that appears at pretty much every Still Sunday show these days.

So prospects look promising for this event to finally get re-established and make a strong complement to the Juggernaut event, which runs 5-9.

-Gary 17,

SHOW LISTINGS for Sunday, January 17, 2022:

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416 – Toronto Central

11am-2pm> Ichka for Jewish brunch buffet @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO

12-3> Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

12:30> Toque Trad French @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO ~ Canadian Music

3-5> Alaniaris @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

*3-6> Michael Brennan @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St. TO ~East Coast Rock/Blues Roots

3:30-6:30> Mr. Rick’s Tin Pan Alley @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Americana; $

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

150921 Support4:30> SoFar Sounds; Secret Show @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W., TO; $10

5-9> Robbie Lane & The Disciples @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Road, TO North ~vintage Rock/R&B; $10

5> The Conductors @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

5> Monk’s Music @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO ~Jazz

6-7:30> Thaller Family Klezmer Band @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~klezmer Jazz; $10/pwyc

*7-1> Freefall Sundays open stage with hosts Steve York & Tony Rabalao (2 songs each -signup @ 7 or pre-sign online) @ The Supermarket, 268 Augusta St., TO

7> Rucksack Willies @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~Rockabilly/Honky Tonk

7-9:30> David Hutchinson Quartet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

7-9:30> Daniela Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto with guest Louis Simao @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St., TO ~Jazz; $

7> Diane Roblin & guests @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO ~Jazz

8-8:20> Signe Miranda’s Veranda recording live video @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock

8> Gordon’s Acoustic Living Room @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO ~acoustic Pop; no charge

8-9:30> The Brough-Davis Ensemble @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~Jazz; $10/pwyc

*8> open mic @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St., TO

9:30> Steve Amirault Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

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

10> Makeshift Island @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

10> New Grease Revival @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

**10> Blues jam with Brian Cober, Bill Hedefine & guest bassist Terry Wilkins @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO

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

416 – Toronto East

11-2> Evan Desaulnier for Jazz brunch @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. TO East

*2-5> Beverly Taft & David Restivo @ Morgan’s, 1282 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Jazz

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

*3:30-7:30> jam @ Black Bear, 1125 O’Connor Drive, TO East

4> Cash On Demand @ Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East ~Johnny Cash tribute

7> Alessia Cara @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave., TO East ~$34.50+

*9-1> jam with the Stir It Up Band featuring Bryan Van Dusen & David Macmichael @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East

9> Watch This Sound @ Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East ~vintage Jamaican music


416- Toronto Etobicoke

4-8> BG Rhythm Section featuring Gary Kendall + guests David West & Teddy Leonard @ Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Rd., Etobicoke South ~Blues/R&B

5-8> Lost Patients @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke ~Pop Rock

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

416 – Toronto Scarborough

*7-11> open jam @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough

416 – Toronto West

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

*12-3> Julian Fauth’s Blues brunch @ Axis, 3048 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Blues

* 12-3> The Cosmotones @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~Rockabilly

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

5> Steve Ingersoul @ The Tennessee, 1554 Queen St. W., TO West

5-8> Noisy Locomotive; Catriona Sturton @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~old-time Folk & Blues

8:30> 14th annual “Way We Feel” tribute to Gordon Lightfoot (night 3 of 3) with many artists @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO West ~$38.50

*8:30-11:30> Fraser Melvin Blues Band @ Fat City Blues, 890 College St., TO West ~Blues

9-1> Ilios Steryannis Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

8> The Five and Tens @ The Tennessee, 1554 Queen St. W., TO West

9> Astrosurf @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~eclectic

8:30> Steven Lambke’s Days of Heaven record release with guests Eucalyptus; Amanda Jernigan @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W., TO West ~indie; $10

10> The Beauties @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~indie Pop/alt-Country; $10


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

*9-1> jam @ Ivy Arms Pub, 201 Main Street East, Milton


*3-7> jam at CJ Barleys, 213 The Queensway, Keswick

3> Brian Haddelsey @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

10> Bobby Dove @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St., W., Peterborough

905 East

*3-7> Jam with jam with hosts Still Sunday featuring Jim Cornell @ West Shore Bar & Grill, 877 Bayly St., Pickering

*5-10> All-ages open jam with Juggernaut @ The Edge Lounge, 250 Bayly St. W., Ajax

*8:30-12:30> karaoke with The English Rose & The Mad Scotsman @ Pearson Pub, 101 Mary St. W. Whitby

*10> Another Round @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock

905 North

**1-3> Joe & Frank with guest performer @ Lake Simcoe Arms, 21089 Dalton Rd., Jackson’s Point ~Jazz

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

*3-7> Daniel Davies Band hosts jam @ CJ Barley’s, 213 The Queensway South, Keswick

*4-8> open mic with backline & keys @ Yogi’s Bar, 1285 Elgin Mills Rd. E., Richmond Hill

*5-9> open mic with feature guest @ Sgt. Pepper’s Aurora, Walmart Plaza (Hwy 404 & Aurora Rd.), Aurora

*6-9:30> The Andy Earle Trio @ Big Daddy’s Newmarket, 446 Davis Drive, Newmarket ~Blues

7-9:30> open mic with Ambedo @ Second Cup Bayview, 15440 Bayview Ave., Aurora

905 South

2-6> Bay City Blues Band & guest Bill Durst @ Bay City Music Hall, 50 Leander Drive, Hamilton ~Blues; $5

905 West

**2-6> Country matinee with host Colin Connors and guest Renegade Riders @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., 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

*7:30> open jam hosted by Troy Harmer @ The Brown Barrel, 1515 Upper Ottawa St., Hamilton

8> Rockabilly Night @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville

*8> open mic night with house band featuring Mike Shotton, Tim & Dave Johns @ Black Swan Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington

*9-1> Jake Robertson @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~$

*10:30> Adam Cooke & The Adams Family @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington

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