A book about the Horseshoe Tavern is on the way

The average concert-going Toronto rock fan has a story or two about the Horseshoe, which opened in 1947 and has hosted everyone from Etta James to the Stones to the Talking Heads to Stompin’ Tom Connors to the Pixies on its stage.

Local author David McPherson has gathered many of those stories for his forthcoming book, The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern: A Complete History, set for publication by Dundurn Press on September 23.

“When it comes to live music in North America, there are few places that can match the storied building at 370 Queen West,” McPherson tells NOW. “The Horseshoe is a beacon for music lovers, a pilgrimage place for those who love and understand its significance as part of Toronto’s rich musical landscape.” Read the rest of the story here: https://nowtoronto.com/music/features/a-book-about-the-horseshoe-tavern-is-on-the-way/

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New Book on the History of Toronto’s Legendary Horseshoe Tavern Coming Soon

It started as a blacksmith’s shop around 1860 before flipping to a tavern and music venue almost a hundred years later. Today, the Horseshoe Tavern is still in operation on Queen Street West in Toronto.

There have been plenty of articles on the ‘Shoe over the years but never a full and proper book. David McPherson has fixed that. Read the rest of this post: http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/new-book-history-torontos-legendary-horseshoe-tavern-coming-soon/