Wednesday

I Heart Live Local Music



This past weekend we had the privilege of watching Toronto's Shawn Clarke play at the Moonshine Cafe, and let me tell you, it was such a treat! 

I kind of have a thing for acoustic folk music. And listening to Shawn sing his beautifully written songs, while sipping hot Bailey's coffees, was the perfect way to spend a snowy Saturday afternoon.


Shawn is a really talented up & coming artist, he's also a friend of mine and a really great guy all around. You should definitely check him out. 
Have a listen to this song... (I love that it's about falling in love with Toronto)


We also got to see Sarah Burton play live. She was completely amazing too.

And you know what else is amazing? The girl's bathroom at the Moonshine Cafe.
Ok, so it's a little creepy to take your camera into a bathroom, but I had to show this to you... it was like your funky grandmother's living room, with a random toilet in the middle!

So anyway, it was a great afternoon....
nothing like beautiful music to soothe the soul!
oxo

20 comments:

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Is it creepy or is it awesome? I think awesome. Gotta be prepared.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I love the west side- that's home- for me- kinda- cuz my heart is of course with my man and monkeys in the mojave.

Jude said...

I love that you took the camera into that amazing bathroom! There's nothing like live music and even better when it's something local (and even better-er with a lovely-looking warm beverage, like in your second shot :)).

styleforlife said...

Love it and that bathroom is a riot!!!
:-) xx to you!

Monique said...

What an awesome venue. I too am a fan of live folk music. Behind you is sweet.

Krystal said...

I just checked him out and I'm loving it. I have some good memories from toronto, so the one about the city made me happy. I was about to do a post someday soon on one of my fave friend singer songwriters :) funny!

Café Bellini said...

What a funny bathroom! It's like... uh what's the toilet doing here?!

the southern hostess said...

What a perfect day. That bathroom is crazy!

Susan Erickson said...

Sounds and looks like the perfect way to spend an afternoon....

katie said...

haha that is the funniest bathroom ever!

Pinecone Camp said...

Now that's a perfect outing! I love listening to local bands in tiny places. We do that at the Cascade Room, every now and then. Love t. that bathroom is something else!

Mo Pie, Please said...

This is most definitely my kind of music! What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon! One of my fondest winter memories was spending the afternoon at this venue in Chicago called the Hideout. It was my husbands birthday and his friends/bandmates had bought him tickets to see his favorite band - Shellac - play a daytime show. The owners of the Hideout are awesome and a lot of times their kids are there hanging out and coloring or something before the shows start. That day, the kids were drinking hot cholocate, making paper snowflakes and hanging them up before things got crazy. It was also snowing heavily outside. We had cider and the best time that day!

Chiara said...

Sounds like such a great time, I love baileys coffee on a snowy day.
xoxo

Crazy Sweet Life (Brianna) said...

That bathroom is so awesome....a just a little weird.

Anna Walker said...

IT's not creepy to take a camera into a bathroom at all!
The classic "Myspace" picture? Bathrooms! :)
Anyway,
That music is fabulous!

http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

and flowers pick themselves said...

ooh how fun! and i take photos of cool bathrooms all the time: you're not alone!

xo Alison

Fit With Flash said...

That bathroom is the bomb. I'd ask the musicians to come play in there... looks cozy too.

Shawn William Clarke said...

Thanks so much for the shout out! I'm shocked at how cool the women's bathroom is!! The mens room looks nothing like that.

Kacie said...

i love anyone from Toronto. my mother in law grew up there and her mother has theeeee best accent ever.

Emily (tomorrow never knows) said...

What the heck?? I would LIVE in that bathroom. how crazy is that!

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