The Marsh Street Centre is the place to be on Friday night for the big benefit on behalf of Raven Taylor



By Bill Monahan –


One of the things that makes Chris Scerri’s open mic on Tuesday at The Leeky Canoe is that he rotates co-hosts, which makes for a different flavour each week.  This week it’s Jonn Ord, keyboard player.  Jonn has been coming to the jams for a few weeks now and his sensibilities on the keyboard add a new dimension to both Chris’s performance and the jammers that he plays along with.

If you want to drive to Owen Sound on Tuesday night, you can participate in the open mic jam at Heartwood Hall, where they provide a backup band like they do on Wednesdays at Ted’s Range Road Diner.  It starts at 8 p.m., the same time as the jam at The Leeky.

James Stephens and Miranda Journey (Steepsol) made quite an impression when they played at Captains Corner a few weeks ago and now they are back in Meaford to play this Thursday at The Leeky Canoe.

poster-for-benefitThe Marsh Street Centre is the place to be on Friday night for the big benefit on behalf of Raven Taylor, who is waiting in Toronto for a life saving double lung operation.  The program, headlined by Erica and Mike McCarthy and Jim Harrison and The Extractions, and, is hosted by The Bambalamb Kidd and includes some Meaford talents, Emma WrightDoug and Heather Brown, Chris Scerri, and Brianna McGowan.

At Captains Corner on Friday, catch outstanding vocalist Wayne FennellMeaford Hall has The Hit Legends show in which lounge singer Maureen Smith performs a variety of pop standards with her band.  And Heads Will Bang are celebrating an album release at Heartwood Hall.

Saturday night at The Leeky features Zoltan Stewart.  And don’t forget that The Barn has moved its open stage, hosted by Luke Martin, to Saturday afternoons from 2 to 5 pm.