Chris reflects on fifteen years of performing and recording music and his new album “Night For Day” in this in-depth interview.
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(Night For Day also received a great review in this month’s Exclaim)
Down By Avalon return to The Cave in Chapel Hill this Sunday, July 13th, with labelmates Dan Bryk and Chris Warren (who will also be making his Triangle debut in support of his forthcoming album Night For Day.)
Down By Avalon’s own self-titled debut disc is finally available from CDBaby and a variety of online stores (including iTunes, amazon.com, eMusic, Napster, Rhapsody, as well as ringtones and downloads directly to your phone from Bell, Sprint, T-Mobile, Rogers and Verizon…)
Down By Avalon has quietly been picking up some fantastic reviews:
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We couldn’t help but note that Chris Warren’s Hole on Bloor St. (from Crazy Wisdom) is on two Canadian iTunes Essentials collections, Toronto iTunes Essentials (under Next Steps), and Cross Canada Backroads (under Deep Cuts).
Bryk better get his ass in gear and get Spadina Expressway back on the iTunes… although it was recently cited on in a Paved.ca blog elegy for Jane Jacobs.
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