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Thursday, October 15, 2015

David Owen CD launch @jazzbistroTO





David Owen drew the biggest crowd yet for the Toronto Blues Society's "Hump Day" Wednesdays at the elegant Jazz Bistro.  An upscale setting for some down-home country blues. The "quiet policy" of the Jazz Bistro was flaunted this night but it didn't bother David a bit and the usually sedate room was transformed into a roadhouse party - it didn't hurt that the Blue Jays had just won a big home game on their way to the World Series. The evening (and the CD) is peppered with authentic flavours from Jimmy Bowskill on mandolin, fiddle, slide and more. Brush/bass-meister Alec Fraser provides a solid foundation and the sparse production by Gary Kendall makes it all the more official. An honest, heartfelt recording.