Johnny Cox & The Magnetic Line Back at the Linsmore!!!

One of the great blues players and one of our favourite bands are back at the Linsmore Tavern this Thursday night! Johnny Cox & The Magnetic Line are coming back for an evening of Rock'n Blues!  Featuring Johnny Cox on Guitar and Vocals, Jerome Tucker on Bass, and Rich Greenspoon on Drums.

Inspired by many styles of music, it's the Blues that truly drive Johnny wild. In March, 2014, Johnny released his debut album, Thin Blue Line featuring eleven high-energy original tracks that represent the palette of his musical personality. Thin Blue Line has garnered Johnny much attention in the Blues community throughout Canada and internationally. With an exciting new album in production, Johnny is poised to become a well-known and potent fixture in the Blues scene. Along with his electrifying band, The Magnetic Line, Johnny plans to bring his powerful live performance to other countries around the world --especially Scotland. 

Finding his mojo, Johnny whiled away the years on a stratocaster devoting himself to the techniques of Eric Clapton, Albert King, John Lee Hooker and Buddy Guy, irresistibly drawn to Blues music and the deep emotional pool it embodied. In the process of becoming 'whole' musically, hungering for more than being a Blues guitar player, Johnny felt compelled to start singing and writing his own material. Since that realization he's been on a feverish journey, honing his craft and finding his home in the world of music. Johnny embraces many Roots styles but in his heart he’s still a junkie for the Blues; playing guitar in his sleep and bending every note.

The show starts at 9pm, come out and enjoy one the premier blues bands in Toronto! No Cover!

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Amsterdam Indie Tuesday's Featuring KayD, The Marvels, and Jagged!

Every Tuesday night, The Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) brings you 3 incredible originals bands who will play their own written material in the Soul/R&B/Rock! This Tuesday August 25 is definitely no different as we welcome KayD, The Marvels, and Jagged! Brought to you be Amsterdam Breweries, we have some great sponsors on board for this show including IndieCan Radio (SiriusXM), Canada Media Rocks, Steve's Music, and MegaMusic Canada. The show starts at 8pm, no cover, so come out and support original music!

 

 

The David Love Band Brings The Summer Of Love To The Linsmore!

Friday August 21st is the Summer of Love with 3 of Canada's most accomplished musicians, the David Love Band!  The David Love Band have played some amazing shows at the Linsmore Tavern and always gets a ton of requests to bring them back to perform!  They are making their return to the Linsmore Tavern and will be bringing to you the music that can be described as the summer of love!

For great melodic Pop Rock, all you need is Love!
While some fans of smooth Pop and melodic Rock from the music's heyday of the 60s and 70s are occupied posting nostalgic photos of their idols on social media, versatile singer and multi-instrumentalist David Love is busy keeping the music alive and fresh by playing it to appreciative throngs in clubs, festivals, arenas, casinos and at private functions.
A veteran of the Canadian Pop Rock scene, David has recorded albums and toured with Randy Bachman's bands, been a long-time member of Burton Cummings' touring group, an 18-year member of The Carpet Frogs A-list club band and a key part of the Classic Albums Live musical organization.
Those times have included performing in some pretty rarefied company, with the Bachman Cummings band when it opened for Bon Jovi, and The Moody Blues, with Bachman at Live 8 in Barrie and with Cummings when people like Kim Mitchell, Shakira, Grand Funk, Wyclef Jean, and Sir Elton John were co-billed, to name just a few of the salient moments from the past few decades.
Playing professionally for nearly 40 years, David has toured the U.S. and Canada extensively and appeared on television, radio and at festivals, concert halls and arenas for a wide range of public and private functions – including at an airfield in Kandahar entertaining 5,000 NATO troops.
But now he's moved out of the sidecar and to the front of the stage in a combo of his own. 
His self-titled David Love Band trio is getting rave reviews from clubs across the GTA since he began focusing on doing his own thing in 2012.
He sings and plays deft bass with fellow Bramptonians guitarist Darrell McNeill and drummer Kevin Mulligan. The band delivers Pop Rock with a melodic sound and high-energy beat, leading audiences to tap their toes, snap their fingers or jiggle their bones on the dance floor.
Their repertoire journeys through super-melodic heavier beat tunes by Baby Boom favourites such as The Beatles, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, Cream, The Who, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Who, The Byrds and many more.
While it's likely most of the fans who groove to The David Love Band in pubs or at private functions won't really be aware of the musical pedigree of the man who's driving the unit, its authenticity gets displayed in the results every time he performs.
For whether they realize it or not, when it comes to putting forward a great melodic Pop Rock musical experience, Love is indeed all you need!

The show starts at 9:30pm, theres a $5 cover charge!

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Godboogie (featuring Jerome Godboo, Greg Godovitz, Chris Burgess, Gary Craig) Live at the Linsmore

If you are looking for a magical night of music, Saturday August 22nd at the Linsmore Tavern as Godboogie will be in the house for some serious boogie!  Godboogie played earlier this May to a sold out crowd and the response for that show was so overwhelming, that we had to bring them back for another one!  If you are looking for star power and credentials it's going to be tough to match this band, as the Jerome Godboo band features Greg Godovitz, Chris Burgess,  Gary Craig and of course Jerome Godboo!

Jerome Godboo is an accomplished and exceptional blues man, his bending harp skills have been sought by everyone from Ronnie Hawkins to the late Jeff Healey and he continues to mesmerize all who witness him onstage including the judges at the International blues Challenge 2014 held in Memphis where Jerome took home the Lee Oskar best harmonica Player award. The one-time local legend of explosive 90s rock band the Phantoms, Jerome has released 14 albums in his 25-plus year career, 11 of which are solo, including the brand new Sanctuary City with drummer Gary Craig and Spin Doctors guitarist Eric Schenkman. He's headlined at the Montreal Jazz Festival (2005), played Toronto’s Air Canada Centre with Ronnie Hawkins, opened for the Yardbirds and performed on stages across Canada, the U.S., France, Finland, Portugal, Ukraine, Israel and beyond. He's played with Prince, Pinetop Perkins, James Cotton, the Tragically Hip, Levon Helm, Billy Ray Cyrus and many more, and recorded and toured with the likes of Alannah Myles, Dutch Mason, Jeff Healey, Jimmy Bowskill and Suzie McNeil. 

Greg Godovitz is the founder and bass player for one of Canada's most successful rock bands, Goddo!  Goddo was a staple on Canadian radio stations through the mid 1970's to the early 80's with hits such as "Louie Louie", "Under My Hat", and  "Pretty Bad Boy".  Goddo has recorded eleven (11) albums of eclectic hard edged rock and roll. Goddo continues these days with the original lineup after 37 years.
 
Chris Burgess is a guitar legend among the Blues community in Canada!  He played guitar with legendary Bluesman Paul Reddick and will be bringing his guitar virtuosity to Godboogie!
 
Drummer Gary Craig of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings and Bruce Cockburn recorded on Jerome's latest Sanctuary city cd. Gary's list of recording and performance credits include Bruce Cockburn, Anne Murray, Jann Arden, Tom Cochrane, Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, Colin Linden, John McDermott, Kathleen Edwards and Gregory Hoskins. Independent recording credits include Jimmy Rankin, Jenn Grant, Jadea Kelly, Scarlett Jane, Suzie Vinnick, Ariana Gillis, Dala, Justin Rutledge and Paul Reddick to name a few. He is also actively working in Toronto w Jerome Godboo, award winning harmonica player as part of the Toronto blues scene with Eric Schenkman from the Spin Doctors and Shawn Kellerman from the Lucky Peterson Band. Gary has been recording recently in Nashville with Juno award winning producer Steve Dawson and toured last year w Bruce Cockburn and the stars of the ABC network television series Nashville. Stay tuned!
 
To see this Supergroup in an intimate venue is going to be something special! The accomplishments and accolades of these four musicians are amazing and this night is truly going to be magical! Get your tickets now before this show sells out!  Tickets are $8 in advance and $15 at the door!  You can buy your tickets at the Linsmore Tavern or right here: BUY TICKETS!!

 

 

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