Folkie Clela Errington is far from predictable
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A Folk singer with lovely original compositions and a lively and engaging approach to covering classics of the genres, Clela Errington doesn’t need any help to stand out on a stage. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t appreciate accompanists —quite the opposite, in fact. She often appears with her daughter, Jocelyn Barth, as a vocal partner and has also teamed up with several other Roots artists such as Kirsten Jones since she started to get more active on the scene during the past year.
But while fans have come to expect a sort of laid back approach to her stage manners (to be expected with Folk music) this adventurous lady has other dimensions that she recently shared and that maybe hint at what she’s got in store for the future.
A couple of weeks ago Errington also joined the house band at the birthday bash for Dave McManus at The Cat bar in the Junction area and, after doing several tunes from her usual repertoire, parked the guitar and, backed by McManus on bass, Les Hoffman on guitar, Julian Fauth on keys, George Baumann on sax and Kenny Yoshioka on harp proceeded to animate the dance floor by singing a rousing version of B.B. King’s Blues chestnut “Every Day I’ve Got The Blues”!
Her appearance today at Gate 403 on Roncesvalles isn’t likely to be quite so dramatically out of the norm, but the 5-9 show could be a lively one in a different way, as she’ll be joined by violinist Jill Daley as a duo. And since another catgut bower and friend of Clela’s, iconic Shelley Coopersmith, performs as part of the Chris Staig Trio that follows this show and has said she expects to arrive early to catch Errington’s last set, don’t be surprised if she gets lured onto the stage with the pair for a jig or two.
-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca
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5-8> Clela Errington Duo with Jill Daley @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Folk
6> The Conductors @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO
*6-9> Calliope’s Nest open stage/jam for women @ Lola Pub, 40 Kensington Ave., TO
*6-8> Communi-Kitch @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
6:30> U of T Jazz Ensembles @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz
**7:30> M Factor Mondays with host Elana Harte & features tba @ The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave., TO East
7:30> Alanna Matty; Kelvin Weatherell @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO
7:30> Bob Cary Big Band @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Road, TO North ~R&B/Swing
8-11> Lord Bubba’s Nu Jazz Project @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., Toronto East ~indie Jazz
8-12> open stage with Julian Taylor & 9:30 feature by Arthur Renwick @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave. TO East
8> Cameron House Comedy @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W., TO
**8-1> open stage with host Jef Kahl @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO
*8-11> open stage @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough
**8-12> BBQ & jam night with Mimico Bill @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; ($8.95 with BBQ dinner special starts at 6)
*8-12> open stage @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
8:30> Fraser-Daley @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East ~Rootsy Blues
*9-1> eclectic open stage/jam with host Nelson Sobral @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West
**9-1:30> jam with No Band Required @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO
*9-1> Hamstrung Stringband @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Bluegrass
9-1> Chris Staig Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Roots-Pop
9-12> Chris Hawley @ The Roncy, 390 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~acoustic solo Rock
*9-1> The Tonkas @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore E., Port Credit ~Blues-Rock duo
*9-1> jam with Tom Barlow @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit
*9:30-2> Sebastian Agnello & friends @ Black Swan (ground floor), 154 Danforth Ave., TO East
9:30> Humber College Jazz Ensembles @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz
10> Jordan John @ The Orbit Room, 580 College St., TO ~R&B/Blues
*10> open mic (2 songs; signup starts 8p.m.) @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO
10> The Autumn Portrait; O Frontera @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO
10:30> Big Otter Creek Unplugged @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock
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