I bought the shirt at a Poorfolk concert at the Smiling Buddha, a small bar on Dundas West in Toronto. They were the band and opening act for an incarnation of Ryder Havdale’s The Mohawk Lodge. All around great show. I was there to see my old buddy Scott Freeman who played bass in Poorfolk at the time, a kind of ongoing collaboration with Ottawa-based Jonathan Pearce who was the main songwriter. The guitarist Dave Clark loved dropping to his knees to play solos. I remember the whole night was just a lot of good rock’n’roll fun. I think the band had been touring for a while and they were a tight ship. They passed out tambourines and my bandmate and multitalented rhythm maestro Reade Ollivier grabbed one and rocked out on stage with them. I would have been about 34 when I bought this.
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