Canal Street Tavern was a Dayton, Ohio Original. On January 6, 2018 we celebrated with Canal Street Stories at Yellow Cab Tavern. There were smiles, laughter, and a sense of reverence for a listening room and Mr. Mick Montgomery.
A week later, we recieved word that Mick Montgomery had passed away. A 1964 graduate of Fairview High School, Mick changed the way people viewed and listened to music in the Dayton, Ohio area.
Mick opened Canal Street Tavern in 1981. Until the day it closed in 2013, Canal was the quintessential listening room for music in Southwestern Ohio.
These are the memories we collected over two weeks in January of 2018. Canal Street Tavern changed my life. As a teenager reading Spin magazine and writer Jim Greer covering the Dayton Music Scene, my worldview was forever changed. In 2013, I began covering the Dayton Music Scene for Gem City Podcast. The imprint that Mick and Canal left can never be fully expressed. We can only hope to leave you with these memories of an iconic time, person, and place that will forever hold a place in the hearts and minds of many.
These are the Canal Street Stories. Thanks to Yellow Cab Tavern, Jeff Opt, Shelly Hulce, Story Slam Dayton, and all involved with this event.
Recorded at Yellow Cab Tavern 700 E. Fourth St. Dayton, Ohio 45402
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