Would you like a musician with your fries? (No, seriously.)

Musicians have taken a horrible hit with the pandemic and are looking for any way to replace lost revenue. Some downtown bars in Windsor, Ontario, have come with an odd but perhaps effective idea.

Meteor and Phog Lounge are offering a side of live music with the food they deliver. I quote from the Windsor Star:

When customers buy one of three poutine and beer packages, a local musician will come to their house and play three songs. In a nod to the popular poutine, they call it The Gravy Train.

“It is otherworldly to stand in a neighbourhood in South Walkerville or LaSalle — especially where I know the area, where typically you’d just hear basketballs dribbling, kids running around or traffic — and you hear live music ringing off the houses,” said Phog owner Tom Lucier, who also co-owns Meteor. “It’s one of the greatest experiences I’ve had with live music.”

Some musicians are seeing nine or ten mini-gigs a day. Hey, it’s something, right? (Via Sean)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Would you like a musician with your fries? (No, seriously.)

  • January 4, 2021 at 11:03 am
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    Apparently The Pogues got pelted with fish and chips at some of their early gigs.

    Be careful out there, Windsorites!

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