Tandem Online Magazine
June 13th, 2004

On The Beat: College Street Tastes
by Kerry Doole

CAFE MAY: This cozy small bar on Roncesvalles has been around since 1976, but sadly closed its doors last week. In recent years, it has featured many of the city's best singer/songwriters in its intimate confines, but its location seemed to prevent it from gaining the higher profile and larger crowds it deserved. It'll certainly be missed by many of the city's musicians, as was indicated by the turnout at its closing night party/wake. Many of those in attendance got onstage for a song or two one last time, including top locals REID JAMIESON and CAROLYN MILL, JACK BREAKFAST, MARTIN TIELLI, JENNIFER FOSTER, KARYN ELLIS, plus the super-talented AL TUCK, visiting from Halifax. The beer (and a few tears) flowed freely as the party went into the wee small hours. On The Beat wishes Cafe May's gracious proprietor, KEIKO, all the best in future endeavours.

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