Toronto Chris Warren peeps, you’re in luck!
This Saturday, 24th March at the Tranzac (292 Brunswick @ Bloor) Chris Plays his first gig in a while, and it’s even an EARLY show! 6 pm to 8 pm. PWYC.
This will be the first live appearance of a trio made up of CW, Ryan Granville-Martin on drums and Michael Herring on upright bass. Ryan & Michael are both principal players on Chris’ third CD.
Yes, third CD. With this album, Chris has taken a decided swing towards “the jazz”. “We just have to find a mariachi band and things will pretty well fall into place,” beams Warren.
The as-yet-untitled album tracks are still solidly centred around his dextrous acoustic guitar work, but the new songs seem to do fine without the relatively rococo arrangements he employed on his first two albums. The ones we’ve heard feature stand-up bass, piano and gypsy violin. Some as yet unnamed guest vocalists of to-be-determined pop star status may appear on some of the tracks. (Not cryptic at all, Chris.)
Chris will follow that with a festival gig:
The Red Festival, a four-day extravaganza of music, comedy, poetry, dance and more. Chris will be playing a short set with Michael Herring on upright bass.
Sunday, April 15th at the Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas St. W.) 7 p.m.
See www.GirlCanCreate.com for more details.
CW website: www.chriswarren.cc
The obligatory myspace page: www.myspace.com/thetorontochriswarren