The Jimmy Byron Trio w/ Chris Staig and James McEleney had the pleasure of playing The Local, Roncesvalles, Toronto, ON. SAT, NOV 4 2017. It was a real treat to welcome back Mr. Staig, one of the hardiest working and busiest men in showbiz! Chris not only fronts his own band, Chris Staig and the Marquee Players, but is also the lead guitarist in The Parkdale Rebels. And what an honor to have another busy and talented lad, Mr. James McEleney (The Andrew Collins Trio) on upright. This marks the first time James and I have played together, and I'm sure it won't be the last!
Here is a collection of photos and videos taken by Jennifer Schmitt
BABY, SHE'S GONE (J. Scott)
Written and recorded in 1957 by Canadian-American singer-songwriter, Jack Scott. Mr. Scott has always been a favorite of mine, this number in particular. I've been performing it live for nearly 20 years, and I never tire of it.
GRABBA GUN (J.L. Byron)
Written and recorded for 'Gentrify You' (2009) this song addresses the problems with the gun culture in the Unites States.
PEARLY LEE (B. Riley)
Written and recorded as the B-Side to "Red Hot" by Billy Lee Riley, for Sun Records in 1957. I had the pleasure of meeting and befriending Billy in 1999 while he was performing at a Beale Street Festival in Memphis, TN. We hit it off, and remained acquainted until he passed in 2009. He has been a very positive influence on my music, and I always think of him fondly when I sing this number at my live shows.