Sunday, December 04, 2011

CR Avery
The Rivoli
Toronto ON
Bidini BOOM!
or It's Not A House, It's A Home

Some places and artists are just made for each other; Gordon Lightfoot at Massey Hall, John Lee Hooker at Le Coq D'or, Ronnie Hawkins at The Nickelodeon, Corin Raymond at The Cameron, and we can add to that list, CR Avery at The Rivoli. While we can't revisit all those events we should be careful not to miss those that are still happening.

Special guests today, Bidini Band, fronted by former Rheostatic, Dave Bidini. You should be able to find these guys headlining in January upon the release of their new album. Tonight they warmed the room up and set the stage for another stellar performance from CR.

The crowd was the added ingredient that sent this set over the top.

Today we'll highlight a couple beat-box, harmonica blow outs;

Maggies Farm

57 Channels and Nothing On

A spoken word piece;

The Wind Is A Speed Reader (Playboy Dub)

(Note: The tunes above are SBD, the ones below, AUD. Something happened when the band came back onstage to join CR. I think it was the pick up on the guitar that caused some static and a drone sound.)

Two raucous blues tunes with the Bidini Band backing and a rock n roll celebration;

Dog Bark Blues

Motel: 50 Miles Out Of Town

Door By The River (Small Time version)

And to close the show a new piano ballad;

Hope To See You

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