Clela Errington in the middle of unusually busy week - 150113Tu Shows for Tuesday, January 13, 2022



Clela Errington in the middle of unusually busy week


As a Folk music performer and songwriter, sweet-voiced and knowingly wry yet genuinely genial Clela Errington doesn’t normally play more than a couple of times a month.

The fact is, there aren’t a lot of bars that clamour for Roots-style acts, since many of the patrons who attend such shows tend not to be (for various good reasons) heavy drinkers and most clubs rely on alcohol sales to pay the bills, not to mention the entertainment.

Clela & Jocelyn @ Relish, June 2014 -Gary 17

Clela & Jocelyn @ Relish, June 2014 -Gary 17

But for restaurant rooms that also have an appetizing menu such shows are actually starting to become more and more of a good fit, since people who are going out to eat may well want some live entertainment to dine by but they don’t normally wish to be blasted out of their seats and see their plates tremble as a Rock ‘n’ Roll bass and drums thunder through their repertoire.

And in conjunction with that concept, some places are also starting to offer more early shows that coincide with the hours when people normally have dinner, leaving the table-shaking acts to do performances later on.

So it is that Errington, who most times also has an accompanying artist with her —quite often her daughter, Jocelyn Barth, who’s definitely inherited her mother’s talent— actually is in the middle of a three-gig week tonight.

Last night she was featured at cozy Jazz/Blues/Roots eatery Gate 403 on Roncesvalles Ave. for the dinner-hour show, while this coming Saturday she’ll be out in Scarborough in a church hall as part of a preview show for the forthcoming Winterfolk XIII Festival.

Tonight she returns to the room in which I first heard her as she takes to the professionally appointed stage at Relish at 2152 Danforth Ave. a block east of Woodbine in east TO, where patrons love not only the live music but also the delightful tapas menu creations of owner/chef Joanne Clayton. It’s a brief show (7:30-9:30) and there’s no cover but if you like her originals (and you will) you can support her by picking up a copy of her album More Love and Happiness.

-Gary 17,

SHOW LISTINGS for Tuesday, January 13, 2022  

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5-8> Maria Kruze & Rick Maltese Duo @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

*6-9> Julian Fauth solo @ Sauce, 1376 Danforth Ave., TO East ~original Blues piano

6> Lonesome Ace Stringband with Kristine Schmitt @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

6> Comhaltas Irish Slow Session @ Tranzac Club (Tiki Room), 292 Brunswick St., TO

6:30> Nathan Hiltz @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Country Swing

6:30> Raconteurs @ Tranzac Club (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick St., TO ~storytelling

*6:30-11> The Woodshed jam with Don Niblett & Frank Zochodne @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

7:30-9:30> Clela Errington @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Folk covers & originals

7:30> Arnd Jurgensen with Jeff Burke, Jaimie Thompson, Michael Kaler & Bob Vespaziani @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St., TO ~Jazz

8> open stage @ Hirut, 2050 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Roots

8-10> Mediterranean Stars @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East ~Gypsy

*8-12> Marshall Dane Trio @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~New Country/Pop

*8> open stage with host Iain Leslie @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; $2

8:30> Best Of The Open Stage with Seba Tumer, Justin Sinclair @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO ~$6

8:30> Hell Of A Girl theatrical production and album release @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO West ~$20/-

*8:30> open mic @ Falcon & Firkin, 10300 Yonge St., Richmond Hill

*8:45> Tyler Yarema & His Rhythm @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~Jazz/Blues

*8:45> open mic with Matt Zadkovich @ Culchain’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga

9> Mercy Flight feat. Steve York; Stuart Henderson; I.M. Brown for Indie Night @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W., TO West ~indie

**9> open mic with host Jody Ferrer & 10 p.m. feature by tba @ Groove Bar, 1952 Danforth Ave., TO East

9> Ross Neilsen @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~songwriter

9> Peter Campbell Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

9> Zeppelinesque @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West

**9> aBabe Music presents Stacey Dowswell; Cat & The Queen; Davie Barrett Trio; TooNice @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West ~indie showcase; $5

9> James Cameron @ The Corral, 433 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa ~Country Rock

*9> open mic with Manny D, Andy Earle & Dave Breckels @ Big Chris BBQ, 17380 Yonge St., Newmarket

*9:30> The Phil & John Show feat. Phil Naro @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~acoustic Pop Rock

*9:30> karaoke with The English Rose & The Mad Scotsman @ The Fossil & Haggis, 790 Military Trail, Scarborough

*9:30> Peter Verity @ Black Swan, 154 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Folk Roots

9:30> Django Gypsy Jam @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO

*9:30-12> open stage hosted by Jennifer Brewer @ The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave., TO East

*9:30> jam with Frank Wilks & Friends @ The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E., TO East

9:30> Chris Gale Organ Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

*9:30> jam with Derek Downham @ Axis, 3048 Dundas St. W., TO West ~eclectic

*10-2> The Sattalites @ Orbit Room, 580 College St., TO ~orig. & cover Reggae/Funk

10> Ardcroft/Cole/Fraser @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick St., TO

10> Sinners Choir @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

10:30> The World Is Yours Acoustic Duo @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock

*11-1> Jamie’s “Hack’s Jam” unamplified amateur open stage in the round @ The Roncy, 390 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~acoustic

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