Kevin Breit has recorded with Norah Jones, Rosanne Cash, k.d. Lang, Hugh Laurie, Cassandra Wilson, Holly Cole, Jane Siberry, Serena Ryder, Taj Mahal, Irma Thomas and countless others. Known for his inimitable guitar playing, exquisite lyrics and eccentric performances, Breit is a humble Canadian musical treasure. With multiple awards including a Maple Blues Award, National Jazz Award and two JUNO awards for his own recordings, as well as for his work on albums that have a collective 10 Grammy Awards, Breit’s unparalleled creativity is infinite.
Breit’s latest release, the 11-track instrumental Johnny Goldtooth & The Chevy Casanovas is set for release on Stony Plain Records, November 2017 and it features his interpretations of a mythical character in a twang world. Joining Breit on the album are Vincent Henry (Amy Winehouse, Tom Waits), Michael Ward Bergeman (Yo Yo Ma), Davide DiRenzo (Cassandra Wilson) and Gary Diggins (R Murray Schaffer).
If Johnny Goldtooth seems familiar, it is because all of us know someone with a little Johnny Goldtooth in him – outlandish, eccentric, raw and wild. Breit has always written in character, and while these songs have no lyrics, he has brought the same attention of voice to all the rambling and enigmatic sounds captured in Johnny Goldtooth & The Chevy Casanovas.
Chicago Midwest Record Review:
KEVIN BREIT/Johnny Goldtooth & the Chevy Casanovas: So what’s a guitar man that’s more than proven himself over the last decade and more do next? How about have some laughs? Breit and his musical mischief makers know how to do it right even when they are doing it wrong. Paying tribute to a mythical crew with a sly humor dancing on the frets, Breit and company show that deadly serious musicians can have a fun side as well and it’s on display here. Certainly not musical mayhem, this is simply a busman’s holiday where they can all let their hair down and have a good time for one and all. Smoking stuff that never lets you down.
- Chris Spector
December 17th the Cameron House 7-9:00pm
December 28th 3030 Toronto (with The Sisters Euclid)
January 13th Calgary (with Harry Manx)
January 14th Banff (with Harry Manx)
March 11th Guelph Banjofest at Silence ( with Jeff Bird)
March 25th PAC St.Catharines (with Mark Lalama Trio)