The Horseshoe: The Roots of Canadian Rock n' Roll

The Horseshoe: the Roots of Canadian Rock n' Roll
Recording: The Horseshoe: The Roots of Canadian Rock n' Roll, Mar 13, 2018

For 70 years, on the corner of Queen and Spadina, in downtown Toronto, The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern has been a beacon for music lovers and a pilgrimage place for musicians. There is one reason the iconic North American venue has not just survived - but thrived - while so many other historic nightclubs such as New York's CBGB and The Bottom Line have closed: passion. Over the years, thanks to the bar, more affectionately known as The Shoe, hundreds of Canadian bands have had their starts or been helped to take their careers to the next level. As all these musicians attest, you'd "arrived" if you played The Horseshoe Tavern. Join bestselling author David McPherson as he shares tales from the bar's storied history and lets you in on some of the secrets of what makes The Shoe so legendary.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Book reading
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner