Author:TVA

Batting .500

It’s the weirdest thing that I’ll never get used to, in that you can’t judge any room whether you know it or not. Got the opportunity to do the new room opened at Midtown, at College and Bathurst, hosted by Mike McGregor. Apparently the space...

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Model City

Healey’s is a great room and a crap room at the same time. It’s great in that the acoustics are great – and they’d almost have to be given the owner, wouldn’t they? – the staff are without the rock-star trappings of a rock&roll...

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I Think Jason Blanchard Doesn’t Like His Ex

I had the opportunity to perform a couple of sets at Jason Blanchard’s Fox&Fiddle night last night under the theme of “Bash Your Ex”, celebrating his recent divorce. The place was standing room only by quarter to 10:00pm. The show kicked off shortly...

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“Omemee, Omymye”, or “A Fish Called Mittens”

Two shows this past weekend with two completely divergent themes, but similar content needs. That being, custom-written not- performed-before-for-quality-assurance material. Saturday was a curling club awards show in Omemee, Ontario. Before you go bounding for MapQuest, it’s outside of Peterborough. Not...

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The ‘Sauga Bottom Boys

Had another opportunity on Tuesday to work a Jason Blanchard show, so obviously I turned up at a Fox and the Fiddle…somewhere This time in Mississauga. Drove Brian Hope and Andrew Evans up to the show and was regaled by Andrew’s tales...

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