summertime on the east coast

Nothing says summer like getting in a van with limited AC with several sweaty humans and making some goddamned music!  If some crimes get solved along the way, all the better.  But this band actually began with a 2009 tour to the east coast in late August, and I’ll be swobbered in the klootch-sac if we don’t seem to get a hankering to head east in the late August of each and every year.  If you’ve never visited Atlantic Canada you are missing out on some of the friendliest folks on the planet.  We have always enjoyed an extreme level of hospitality and we are looking forward to going back!  Feel free to join us at any of our shows, but more importantly just head east, watch the sunrise, dance to your heart’s content, dine on a big slice of Canada’s history, and practice a wide variety of wonderful accents.  We look forward to seeing you out there!

Poster for our upcoming August tour and our homecoming show at the Rivoli on Friday September 13th!

Thu Aug 8 — GUELPH, ON — House Concert (Edinburgh St. S)
If you’re in Guelph-town and want a seat, e-mail for details.

Fri Aug 9 — GUELPH, ON — St. George’s Square (Quebec St and Wyndham St)
Outdoor concert right at noon. Free!

Sat Aug 10 — MARKHAM, ON — The Attic (144 Main St N)
Doors: 10PM / Music: 11PM.  With Jenn Fiorentino.

Sat Aug 24 — PENETANGUISHENE, ON — Party in the Park (1 Owen St)
Music: 7-10PM. Tickets: $20 adv / $25 door. With The StrumbellasDavid Martel, and Solid Oak Tree!

Sun Aug 25 — OTTAWA, ON — House Concert (George St.)
Doors: 6pm / Music: 7pm. Cover: by donation
If you’re in Ottawa-ville, e-mail for details.

Mon Aug 26 — MONTREAL, PQ — Burritoville (2055 Rue Bishop)
Music: 6-8PM. Cover: by donation

Tue Aug 27 — MONCTON, NB — Plan B (212 St George St)
Doors: 9PM / Music: 10PM. Cover: $5.  With Noel Johnson.

Wed Aug 28 — FREDERICTON, NB — Roxstone Cafe (289 Regent St)
Doors: 7pm / Music: 7:30pm. Cover: by donation

Thu Aug 29 — CHARLOTTETOWN, PE — The Haviland
Music: 8PM-10PM. Cover: $10 suggested donation

Fri Aug 30 — ST.ANDREWS, NB — Red Herring Pub
Music: 11PM – 2AM. Cover: free!

Sat Aug 31 — TROIS-RIVIERES, PQ — Cafe-bar Zenob (171 Rue Bonaventure)
Doors: 9PM / Music: 10PM. Cover: PWYC.

Fri Sep 13 — TORONTO, ON — The Rivoli (334 Queen St W)
Homecoming show!! Doors: 9PM / Music: 9:30PM. Cover: $6. With Jon Davis, Beams.

ARTIST OF THE WEEK.  Shawn Clarke.  When New Years rolls around my resolution list generally looks like this: 1. don’t make any resolutions, 2. start jogging.  Then I realize that #2 breaks #1 and so I’m allowed to never jog, which is good because I don’t like it.  Shawn Clarke went a different way.  He got a ukulele for Christmas, and then for New Years made the resolution to learn and record a new song each week on ukulele.  Sound crazy?  Well the results are quite impressive, in my opinion, and although I won’t jog I am still impressed by Shawn’s musicianship and his ability to stick to his guns.  Listen to his original music, as well, because it’s what the kids call: “quite boss”.

a dulcet-voiced hat-wearing troubadour armed with anywhere between 4 and 6 strings.

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