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Author Archives: Joe Taylor

Let’s meet at Mel’s

Let’s meet at Mel’s

Mel Lastman Square hosted the final evening of the Cultura Festival that featured the amazing Lemon Bucket Orkestra. Before they went on there was a smaller stage that featured Stephania Wololshyn from Lemon Bucket Orkestra, as well as Stacey Yerofeyeva and Elelina Ferenc. They have their own group called Blisk. It is a fine mixture… Continue Reading

Art in the Park

Art in the Park

It is a perfect summer evening and it is being spent in Lee Lifeson Park in Willowdale. The acts performing are David Barrett and Jacob Moon. Crown lands are in the audience representing and they told me how excited they were to be working with Terry Brown, who produced Rush. It feels that this circle… Continue Reading

The Gypsy Keyboardist

The Gypsy Keyboardist

I got down to sit with the very lovely and nice Christina Melanie at a pub in Mississauga called The Roc N Docs. I had a new chance to see this musician play with someone new. The last time I saw her; she was in a Billy Joel tribute act and did a killer job… Continue Reading

20 days of Pavlo

20 days of Pavlo

Well, I wished I would have seen Pavlo on his first day versus his 19th day of performing at The Jazz Bistro. I would have been promoting the crap out these shows for awhile now. I can admit I have seen and really knew his music before I showed up, but I showed up and… Continue Reading

Glass Tiger at 31

Glass Tiger at 31

Where do I begin… Glass Tiger finally are on their 31st anniversary tour. I know it should have been their 30th but a while back lead singer Alan Frew had a stroke and pushed things back a little bit. Mr Frew went and did a short solo tour to re-engage himself with his stage presence.… Continue Reading

Mavis Staples is…

Mavis Staples is…

Mavis Staples took the Massey hall stage and did what she was born to do. She sang about the truth. Mavis is a powerhouse performer that never needs to apologize or back down from sensitive issues. She started with the song, “If you’re ready (Come go with me)”. The audience knew they were on not… Continue Reading

Into The Wilderness

Into The Wilderness

Kingston’s Band The Wilderness released their debut recording Saxton’s River. They have been together for three years and are struggling to make it to the next level. They tour North America hoping to find their audience. I guess they were hoping this recording will push them further. The Band consists of Lead vocalist and guitar-… Continue Reading

Having fun with The Beachles

Having fun with The Beachles

It is a lovely afternoon as I sit with Tony Oldland from The Beachles. This was my first patio experience this year. Tony is a very approachable and friendly guy. As we warmed up to this little interview, I noticed Tony talking and waving to everyone. I started in the most obvious way and asked… Continue Reading