Photos: Tiffany Shum
Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern marks its 70th birthday on December 6th, 2017, and is celebrating with a series of very special concerts billed as the ‘Horseshoe 70th Concert Series’. The series features notable artists doing multiple night ‘underplay residencies’, as well as one night stands by artists who have performed at the famed Toronto venue in previous decades including Matt Mays and the Jim Cuddy Band.
To coincide with the 70th anniversary, the ‘Shoe’ held a launch party for David McPherson‘s book “Horseshoe Tavern: A Complete History” Sponsored by Side Launch Brewing Co.
About The Book:
“Like the Queen Street strip that has been its home for seven decades, the Horseshoe Tavern continues to evolve. It remains as relevant today as it did when Jack Starr founded the country music club on the site of a former blacksmith shop. From country and rockabilly to rock ‘n’ roll, punk, alt/country, and back to roots music, the venerable live music venue has evolved with the times and trends – always keeping pace with the music.
Over its long history, the Horseshoe has seen a flood of talent pass through. From Willie Nelson to Loretta Lynn, Stompin’ Tom Connors to The Band, and Bryan Adams to the Tragically Hip, the Horseshoe has attracted premier acts from all eras of music. In The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, David McPherson captures the turbulent life of the bar, and of Canadian rock.”
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