Musically promiscuous Ed Roth is one of those Whores Truly | 161009Su | Shows for Sun. Oct. 09, 2016

Ed Michael Roth -Gary 17

Ed Michael Roth -Gary 17


The truth can now be told: Ed Michael Roth is one of those Whores Truly.

As a member of the lively acoustic Cajun Blues/Pop trio of that name that’s performing a series of 8-12 Sunday evening shows at Wolf Like Me at 834 Bloor St. West this month (except Oct. 16), he adds accordion to a mix that also includes frontman Peter Boyd on guitar and vocals and Jon McCann on cajon drum.

But Roth, who, as we’ve told you recently, is known to play around with a wide range of different acts (including, for example, The Mediterranean All Stars European Folk-Jazz instrumental combo) won’t just be Whore-ing today.

He’s also got an afternoon gig at nearby Tranzac Lounge in the Annex 5-7 as part of another eclectic combo that’s fronted by poet-musicians Max Layton and Robert Priest (and that also includes David Hines on guitar in the backing band) doing their monthly “More Songs & Poetry” show in the 292 Brunswick Ave. venue’s Southern Comfort Room.  That event also includes a musical feature guest: accomplished Roots songwriter Joanne Crabtree.

The versatile squeeze-keys master performs on a digital accordion which, as we described a couple of years ago, gives him access to a wide range of instrumental voices plus effects and other electronic enhancements that allow him to sound like more than one instrument and to create a wide range of musical colourations.

Whether with poets and Roots performers or with the eclectic Whores trio (which used to be known as The Natchez Firecrackers but was “rebranded” as Whores Truly to have a “less racially tense” name, Boyd said in a recent Facebook post —LOL!) or the many other combos he’s likely to pop up with, Roth, with his eclectic musical tastes and prowess in several genres makes a valuable addition to any musical combo.

There’s no cover for either of the Roth shows as far as I can tell and while each will be quite different each will be interesting, guaranteed.

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*6, 7, 10 & 11am; 5 & 7 pm> “Sunday Morning Soul” with Johnny Max @ ~Blues


11am-2pm> Eli Pasic @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St., TO ~piano Jazz; $

11am-2pm> Gypsy Jive Band for Jewish brunch buffet @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO

noon-3> Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

1> Toronto Improvisers Orchestra @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

2> Dress2Sweat @ Tranzac Club (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

3-5> Sue & Dwight with Dave Lang @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO ~Folk classics sinaglong

3:30-6:30> Red Hot Ramble @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

*4-7> Michael Brennan @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St. TO ~East Coast Rock/Blues Roots

*4:30-8> New Orleans Connection All Stars & guests @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO ~New Orleans Jazz

4:30-7:30> Zim Zum @ The Local Gest, 424 Parliament St., TO ~Jazz

5-7> “More Songs & Poems” with Robert Priest & Max Layton with band Bob Cohen, Ed Roth, Allan Soberman, David Hiens & Mary Hanson & guest Joanne Crabtree @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO ~music & poetry

5-9> Robbie Lane & The Disciples @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Road, TO North ~vintage Rock/R&B; $10

*6-9> open mic with Eddy Culjak @ Fox & Fiddle Wellesley, 27 Wellesley St., TO

*7-1> Freefall Sundays open stage (2 songs each -signup @ 7 or pre-sign online) @ The Supermarket, 268 Augusta St., TO

7-9:30> Teri Parker Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

7-9:30> Arlene Smith, Mark Eisenman & Steve Wallace @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St., TO ~Jazz trio; $15

*7-10> Brooke Blackburn @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W. TO ~Blues/Jazz/R&B

7> The Doublecuts @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~Country

8-12> Whores Truly featuring Ed Michael Roth on accordion @ Wolf Like Me, 834 Bloor St. W., TO ~acoustic Cajun Blues/Pop trio

*8> jam/open mic with backline & host band Meg and the Scene @ The Antler Room, 146 Front St. W., TO

*8> open mic with Kyle @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St., TO

*8-12> The Honour Roll with REMY trio @ May Café, 876 Dundas St. W. ~freestyle Hip Hop; no cover

9:30> Adam Beer-Colacino @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

*10> Horshack feat. Chris Caddell @ Orbit Room, 580 College St., TO ~Bluesy contemporary & classic Rock

10> Lina Allemano Four @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO ~Jazz

10> New Grease Revival @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

**10> Blues jam with Brian Cober & Bill Hedefine & guest bassist TBA @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO

10:30> Geoff Willingham @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock


11am-2pm> Pat Maloney for Jazz brunch @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. TO East

*3-6> open mic with Nicola Vaughan @ Hirut, 2050 Danforth Ave., TO East

4> iSpy @ Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East

*4:30-8:30> jam @ Black Bear Pub, 1125 O’Connor Drive, TO East

7> Kingos; The Joy Formidable @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave., TO East

7-10> John Findlay Band @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave, TO East ~R&B/Blues

*9-1> jam with the Stir It Up Band featuring David Macmichael @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East

**9> open mic night @ The Groove Bar, 1952 Danforth Ave., TO East

9> Watch This Sound @ Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East ~vintage Jamaican music


southside-1610054-8> BG Rhythm Section featuring Gary Kendall + guests Paul Reddick & Greg Cockerill @ Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Rd., Etobicoke South ~Blues/R&B

*10-2> jam with Rebecca Matiesen & Phoenix @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Etobicoke South


*7-11> open jam @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough


**11-2> live Jazz brunch @ DeSoto’s, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W., TO West

*noon-3> Julian Fauth & Ken Yoshioka @ Axis, 3048 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Blues

* noon-3> The Cosmotones @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~Bluegrass

*4-8> Blues/Rock jam with Cody @ The Cat, 3513 Dundas St. W., TO West

**5-8> John Borra & Sam Ferrara w. guest @ The Communist’s Daughter, 1149 Dundas St. W. TO West ~Country

5-8> Laura Tremblay @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~old-time Country Roots

5-8 Heather Luckhart Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Blues/Roots/Jazz

6> Monk’s Music @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St., TO West ~Jazz; pwyc

8:30> Snowblink; Sarah Page @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W., TO West ~$15

8:30> Nick Morgan @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St., TO West ~Jazz; pwyc

9-1> Lindsay Erdman Band @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz/Blues

9> Astrosurf @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~instrumental Surf Rock

9> Abigail Lapell; Benjamin Hermann @ Holy Oak Café, 1241 Bloor St. W., TO West ~songwriters

*10> The Mercenaries @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~retro Rock/Soul; $10


*3-7> acoustic open mic with Scott Rhodes @ The Pick and Shovel, 30 Water St., Cambridge

*9-1> jam @ Ivy Arms Pub, 201 Main Street East, Milton


3> Chick’n Pot Pi @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

10> Jamie Gia @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St., W., Peterborough

905 EAST

*7> Gibran & Matt “Smokey” Wildfong @ Harwood Blues, 7 Harwood Ave., Ajax ~Blues

*8:30-12:30> karaoke with The English Rose & The Mad Scotsman @ Pearson Pub, 101 Mary St. W. Whitby


**1-3> Joe & Frank with guest performer @ Lake Simcoe Arms, 21089 Dalton Rd., Jackson’s Point ~Jazz

*1:30-4:30> Blaine Burnie, Mark Thackway & friends @ Coach House Pub, 3 Felcher Boulevard, Stouffville ~acoustic Roots

*3-7> open stage with Kevin Ker @ The Earl Of Whitchurch, 6204 Main St., Stouffville

*3-7> Daniel Davies Band hosts jam @ C.J. Barley’s, 213 The Queensway South, Keswick

*4-8> open mic with backline & keys @ Yogi’s Bar, 1285 Elgin Mills Rd. E., Richmond Hill

*6-9:30> The Andy Earle Trio @ Big Daddy’s Newmarket, 446 Davis Drive, Newmarket ~Blues

*8> acoustic open mic with Kat Vhonda @ Wild Wing North Newmarket, 340 Eagle Street, Newmarket


2-6> Bay City Blues Band & guest Joel Johnson @ Bay City Music Hall, 50 Leander Drive, Hamilton ~Blues; $5

2-6> Maureen Brown Band @ Olee’s Ale House, 388 Merritt St., St. Catharines ~Blues

*3> Brother Tom hosts kitchen party jam @ Rebel’s Rock, 537 King St. E., Hamilton

9> Mike Milkus; ID Lota; Detour @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~indie; $

905 WEST

**2-6> Country matinee with host Colin Connors and guest Laura Mattson @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington ~Country

*3-6> Chris Partland @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga ~Pop Rock

3-8> Salsa band @ The Franklin House, 263 Queen St. S., Streetsville ~Latin

*4-7> Glenn Groves @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington ~Country

*4:30-8> Chuck Jackson’s All Stars @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Blues

**5:30-8:30> The Stew @ Mulligan’s, 2458 Dundas St. W., Mississauga ~R&B/Rock

**7-11> The Nomads @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock

*7:30-11:30> open jam hosted by Troy Harmer & The Persuaders @ The Brown Barrel, 1515 Upper Ottawa St., Hamilton

*8> open mic night with house band featuring Mike Shotton, Tim & Dave Johns @ Black Swan Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington

*9-1> Kevin Reid & Derek Lathrop @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~$

*10:30> Adam Cooke & The Adams Family @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington

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