New Wax Highlights: The Silver Dollar Room

the-silver-dollar-roomThe New Wax Show airs each Tuesday @ 3pm on CHRY 105.5 FM. Listen live at chry.fm

From its humble beginnings as a cocktail lounge for the Waverly Hotel to one of Toronto’s top blues bars, The Silver Dollar Room is still shining after over fifty years. The Spadina and College landmark has been a go-to place for live blues, bluegrass and rock music since it opened on the January 1st, 1958. In order to reach a wider audience and compensate for the declining numbers of blues listeners in the new millennium, the club started increasing its bluegrass, folk, roots, indie, pop and rock based performances. New Wax reporter Debra Shlegel delves into the history of The Silver Dollar Room and its influence on Toronto’s music scene.

Listen/Download to the interview here.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: