Blind with Emily Estrella
A chance meeting between Colin Perry and pianist Peter Mika at a loft party in 1998 led to one of the longest running regular gigs in Montreal. Under the name Blind, these two musicians have been performing every Wednesday night at Barfly ever since. With a supporting cast of some of Montreal’s best musicians, the band continues to evolve as it digs deeper into the jazz and blues music of the 1920s, ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s.
In collaboration with a group of veteran instrumentalists, singer Emily Estrella has a sultry, ‘old soul’ voice that evokes the Dixie ghosts of a previous century. Charismatic and joyous, their fine dancing melodies will have you swinging and swooning with a romantic nostalgia reminiscent of a wartime Parisian cafe or a smoky European stage. You’ll be tapping your toes to the robust rhythms as they share their contagious repertoire of traditional and exceptional, acoustic New Orleans Jazz.