403 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, ON
Linda Carone describes her style as "vintage," “raw, natural and diverse” in approach, and admits to having a “rich, sultry and provocative” voice. Among her influences are Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, Bessie Smith, Mildred Bailey, Helen Humes and Lil Armstrong. Much of her material is made up of the lesser-known songs of their day -- the '20s, '30s and '40s -- and she is unapologetically partial to female songwriters. See and hear more at: http://www.lindacarone.com/
Linda is a repeat for the Roots MeetUp -- we’ve been to see her twice previously, in July 2015 and May 2016. If you missed her then, let me tell you that folks loved her “slow and dreamy” singing and also raved about her top-notch side players (whether Kevin Barrett on guitar or Richard Whiteman on piano).
Now it’s time to see Linda at her regular gig (third Monday of every month) at Gate 403.
This will be my first time at Gate 403, but having passed it many times on the east side of Roncesvalles, I can tell you that it looks warm and casual – my kind of venue. They have music every night, tending towards jazz, but with some blues thrown in and even country music once a week. Check them out at: http://www.gate403.com/
No cover charge, but come prepared to feed the tip jar to support local music and pay the band! I suggest a contribution that is approximately equal to what a cover charge would be (i.e., in the $10 range).