Jita’s Cafe features Dave Celia

Ontario’s own

Ontario’s own

Toronto-based musician David Celia, whose music can be described as “roots-rock with hints of folk wrapped up in a pop package”, is stopping into Jita’s café for an intimate concert this Thursday.  Celia’s bio says that his “flawless 3 and 4 part harmonies are usually the first thing that audiences are drawn to in the live set, but ultimately it’s the songwriting that gives the music a timeless feel.”The musician is making a name for himself around Ontario and across Canada, but is actually finding bigger success in Europe where he recently played a slew of summer festivals including Glastonbury in England.Celia just returned from his fourth tour of Europe this year. His latest album, I Tried, is getting regular rotation on CBC radio 2 and it’s just made the Top 10 of 2010 according to Chris Burland at CHART ATTACK. I tried is a thoughtful, funny, sensitive collection of songs that owes as much to Beatlesque pop as it does to contemporary singer-songwriter traditions. The album features side-players including Joan Besen (Prairie Oyster) Cleave Anderson  (early Blue Rodeo) Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams), Ben Mink (k.d. lang, FM) and more.Celia also recently supported Owen Pallett from Final Fantasy and Arcade Fire for a 2-nighter in Dublin, Ireland. In the past, he’s supported Shawn Colvin and such legendary acts as Elvis Costello and The Fairport Convention.Celia will be playing at Jita’s Café at 8 pm on Thursday, March 3rd. Tickets are $7 at the door.