True North Gallery – The Music Gallery of Fine Art presents
Night of Cultural Creativity
One Night Only Book Signing, Art Show & Concert
with visual artist and musician
& music journalist and best-selling author
Join one of Canada’s leading music writers and one of New York’s finest songwriters and painters as they team up for a one night only event that brings together book reading, stories, songs, and an art exhibition (with a Niagara wine tasting).
Free and open to the public, Canadian author, David McPherson will read from and sign copies of his new book, The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern: A Complete History, which pays homage to the legendary Toronto music venue on its 70th anniversary.
What exactly makes The Horseshoe Tavern so legendary, and how has it managed to survive when so many Toronto music venues have closed? Live music and the Horseshoe Tavern are woven into the fabric of Toronto’s history. It’s more than a venue. It’s a pilgrimage place where people gather and commune over a shared passion. The Horseshoe is a beacon for music lovers, a part of Toronto’s rich musical landscape. McPherson will read excerpts from the new book, answer questions, and sign copies.
McPherson is president and chief creative officer of McPherson Communications — a writing and public relations consulting business. Over the years his writing on music has appeared in Paste, American Songwriter, Canadian Musician, Exclaim!, and Chartattack.com. He lives in Waterloo, Ontario.
"David McPherson has captured the soul and the sweat, the joy and the chaos of the hands-down greatest music parlor in Canada. This book takes you through a journey that began before rock ’n’ roll and keeps the ghosts humming with you long past closing time. From Stonewall Jackson to the Last Pogo the spirit that is the Horseshoe lives in these pages.” ~ Colin Linden
From Ithaca NY, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and painter, Joe Crookston is bringing his slide guitar, fiddle, hilarious stories, universal songs with gorgeous melodies and original paintings for a night that will leave you feeling more awake and alive with a renewed sense of what’s possible.
Crookston will share songs, stories, and talk about his artistic/creative process and his work as a “social archeologist,” collecting stories and turning them into relevant art that helps us understand our culture and our humanity.
WHERE: True North Gallery, Griffin House, 23 Griffin Street, Waterdown, ON
WHEN: Friday, January 19, 2018 at 8:00PM