HOME GAMES Autorickshaw, with special guest Ben Grossman on hurdy-gurdy and electronics, tonight (Thursday, May 29) at Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas West). Doors 7 pm, show 8:30 pm. We’re at Desifest (Yonge-Dundas Square) on Saturday (May 31).
NICKNAME Ed isn’t already a nickname?
TEAM MEMBERS Suba Sankaran (vocals), Rich Brown (bass), Patrick Graham (percussion)
ROOKIE YEAR Started tabla studies 20 years ago in Toronto, and continued in California and India.
LEAGUE World music, rooted in Indian classical systems, with jazz, pop, folk and funk. In other words, Canadian.
STATS So The Journey Goes (2007), Four Higher (2004), Autorickshaw (2003); Four Higher and So The Journey Goes were both nominated for world music Junos; Heavy Traffic, from So The Journey Goes, won a John Lennon Songwriting Award for 2007.
SPECIAL TALENTS Makes a blistering hot sauce out of homegrown Scotch bonnets and habaneros.