Ray Hutchinson

The “entertainer with a cane” who played the Grange alluded to some years ago in a search that appeared in the stats for Toronto’s Secret is Ray Hutchinson. Regardless of his name or his group’s name, I used to see the entertainer with a cane at Le C’oq d’Or a few doors up from the … More Ray Hutchinson

Edison Hotel

I hate to admit it but I don’t recall any performers who played on the stage of the Edison Hotel. I remember sitting in the audience in front of the stage of the Edison Hotel at Yonge and Gould where I used to drink beer between sets probably in the men’s room, but I can’t … More Edison Hotel

Hernando’s Hideaway

“The Consuls” recorded for Hernando in Buffalo, New York. Hernando had connections with Lori Records in New York City  where he had “The Consuls” re-record at New York City’s Bell Sound what we’d recorded for him in Buffalo New York so that we could broaden our record distribution.

From Why I Became A Drummer

…I have also learned another interesting aspect of drumming which for years I had associated only with the 26 drum rudiments and technical exercises. I have recently come to believe that roll, and flam rudiments  are related to trills and appoggiatura. Measured rolls hold a note for an indicated number of beats as do trills; … More From Why I Became A Drummer