Folk music, blues, jug bands and singer-songwriters in Yorkville, 1962-1965

Thursday, Nov 04, 2021

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Lecture by:
Dr. Mike Daley

The Riverboat would host the best of the folksingers and singer-songwriters and become the most famous coffeehouse in Canada. Gordon Lightfoot would appear there frequently and we will examine his early career. Down Yorkville Avenue, Joni Anderson played at the Penny Farthing and there she would meet her future husband Chuck Mitchell. The pioneering guitarist Lonnie Johnson arrived in Toronto in 1965 and stayed until his death in 1970.

About The Lecturer

Dr. Mike Daley

Dr. Mike Daley holds a Ph.D in music from York University and has lectured at several universities and retiree learning programmes around Toronto. He is a musicologist, specializing in the history of popular music. Mike has also toured the U.S. and Canada as a musician with Jeff Healey, the Travellers and others, and has appeared on dozens of recordings as a guitarist and singer.