It’s been a while since cigarette haze hung heavy at The Rex in Toronto. Chances are, any fedoras that find their way in today will be worn by hipsters. But there are moments during The Terra Hazelton Trio’s recent CD launch party when you could close your eyes, listen to Hazelton’s achy rendition of a tune from the forties, and think yourself lost in a film noir, Bogie hanging in the corner. Let yourself go, you might even catch a whiff of a maduro cigar.
Published in Noir Nation No. 3, Octobert 4, 2014.
Rob Brunet is the author of Stinking Rich, a rural noir crime novel served with grit and black comedy.
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