Ellen Doty Come Fall Album Release Show Calgary
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
Bella Concert Hall
Come join Ellen Doty and special guests for the release of her long-awaited sophomore album "Come Fall". This new project seeks to strip the music down to its bare bones, leaving a raw and incredibly spacious sound. No bass. No background vocals. No horns. No layers. Just piano, voice, and drums. A mixture of pop, jazz, soul, folk, and indie music, the sound is one that is undoubtedly hers. Doty is originally from Okotoks, Alberta, but currently makes her home in Calgary. CBC Music recently named Ellen one of the Top Canadian Jazz Musicians under 35: "With an honesty and warmth that sets her apart from so many artists, Doty is an emerging Canadian talent who is clearly one to watch for 2017 and beyond." Doty's first album "Gold", a more traditional sounding pop-jazz album, was released in 2014. It reached the top 10 on several college radio charts in Canada, and she followed up the release with a crowd-funded, self-booked, 42 stop Canadian tour. In the past year, she had the chance to open for two-time Grammy-winner Gregory Porter, and recently completed a Western Canada concert theatre tour with award-winning saxophonist Eli Bennett (Five Alarm Funk) from Vancouver. For the "Come Fall" concert, Doty will be joined by her album team from Toronto including producer/drummer Davide Di Renzo (Cassandra Wilson, Tom Cochrane, Molly Johnson, etc), and pianist/producer Mark Lalama (Kevin Breit, Sisters Euclid, Daniel Romano, etc.). There will be guest appearances by collaborator/local celebrity Danny Vacon (frontman from The Dudes), and co-writer/folk-roots artist Scott MacKay.