Kazoo! #125: Nov. 10th: Sandro Perri (album release) / Bry Webb / Ryan Driver @ eBar

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Sandro Perri is a music maker from Toronto. In his work are variations on new song, folk, electronic, dance, minimalism, jazz and rock. He has released more than a dozen solo and collaborative records under his own name as well as Polmo Polpo and Glissandro 70. He is currently on tour in support of his newest record, Impossible Spaces (Constellation, 2011). Joining him will be Ryan Driver, Dan Gaucher, Mike Smith and Jay Anderson (drums, percussion, electronics, synth, flute, guitar and bass).

Perri’s 2007 release, Tiny Mirrors, was named #1 record of the year by Toronto music writer Carl Wilson (Globe and Mail, Let’s Talk About Love). It was long-listed for the Polaris Prize in 2008 and the single “Double Suicide” was nominated for SOCAN’s Echo songwriting award . In 2005 he recorded a 28-minute tribute to disco innovator Arthur Russell (“Kiss Me Again And Again”) and in 2006 did vocal re-workings of his own electronic music (Sandro Perri Plays Polmo Polpo). He played lap steel guitar with Great Lake Swimmers (2002 – 2005) and has collaborated with an array of artists including Eric Chenaux, Fond Of Tigers, Woodpigeon, Mantler, Zongamin and Andre Ethier.

Former Constantines frontman, Bry Webb makes a welcome return with his debut solo album Provider. Working with Jeff McMurrich (Jennifer Castle, Owen Pallett, Sandro Perri), Bry along with lap steel player Rich Burnett, pedal steel player Mike Brooks, and upright bassist Tyler Belluz, recorded the album entirely live off the ?oor. The results are organic, eerie and minimal and provide the perfect backdrop for Bry’s literate and detailed narratives. Sung in Webb’s distinctive voice Provider’s songs feel at once both personal and universal, ranging from moving tributes to honest confessions highlighting an intimacy only hinted at in the past. This fall Bry will join Feist on her highly anticipated Canadian tour.

Ryan Driver is an unstoppable, quietly torrential flow of music that has been coming out of Toronto for a number of years. He’s been a key member of Deep Dark United, The Reveries, The Silt and the Guayaveras. He’s worked with Sandro Perri (as Double Suicide), Jennifer Castle, Eric Chenaux and his own mutant jazz standards group, The Ryan Driver Quartet. He plays guitar and sings, but he’s also an accomplished improviser. His solo music is mostly a mix of folk/country ballads from an imaginary country, often compared to JJ Cale, Joao Gilberto and John Martyn.

Thursday November 10th
@ eBar (41 Quebec St)
All Ages / LIC
Doors 9:30pm. $8

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