SOUND SEEKERS by Fateema Sayani
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SOUND SEEKERS by Fateema Sayani


Photo by Rémi Thériault

Where to be this weekend
I Leave You Dreaming details the happy accidents, sad departures, and messy tangles of love lives. The CD is the work of Kelly Prescott, the Valley-reared singer who is part of the band Prescott with her brother Kaylen. The siblings continue a familial line: their grandparents are music legends Joe Brown and Irwin Prescott; their parents are country stars Tracey Brown and Randall Prescott.

It was Randall Prescott that encouraged Kelly to move into the blues/soul genre on her first solo project. He was the album’s executive producer. The family ties continue: Kelly Prescott’s husband, Adam Puddington, co-wrote a number of the songs.

Kelly Prescott’s CD release takes place Friday, Jan. 28. 9 p.m. $10. Black Sheep Inn, 753 Riverside Dr., Wakefield. With guest Anders Drerup.

Best Bet
Guitar-slingin’ country singer Jehan Khoorshed saves it all for the song. He is quiet and unassuming in person, but comes alive in his song-stories about romantic decline. He has a rich storyteller’s tone and a way of unfolding a narrative that avoids the tired clichés. Rather than mulling over sappy platitudes about screwing up, he deftly unravels real-life complexities. The songs are catchy too. See him Friday, Jan. 28. 9:30 p.m. $6. Elmdale Tavern, 1084 Wellington St. W. With Jack Pelletier & The Battle of Ontario.

Elsewhere Out There
Raw Sugar Café launches its new monthly DJ night Saturday with hosts Daisy, Chris International, and Calkuta playing personal favourites from all the decades, including selections from their 45” vinyl singles collection. Saturday, Jan. 29. 9 p.m. No cover. Raw Sugar Café, 692 Somerset St. W.

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