west coast minstrels

We are currently riding the rails, just outside of Jasper, and enjoying one hell of a good time! We’ve been playing on the train as part of VIA Rail’s On-board Entertainment program and it is a highly unique experience, to say the least. For one thing, crossing Canada by rail is fantastic and you really get a feel for the scope and sheer mass of this beautiful country. For another thing, showering on a train is one wild and woolly batch of hijinx!


We’re looking forward to playing a couple of shows in Vancouver, and then getting back on the train and heading home. Hopefully we’ll see some friendly faces at the shows or in the week when we get back, which is close to NXNE, Burlington Sound of Music festival, and our much-anticipated return to the Blacksheep Inn!

Wed May 29 at Cafe Deux Soleils (2096 Commercial Dr, Vancouver)
with Sheree Plett and Pitre. Music at 8pm, tickets $5-$10 (sliding scale) at the door.
More details here.

Thu May 30 at The Main (4210 Main St, Vancouver)
Music at 10pm, no cover.
More details here.

Thu Jun 13 – NXNE ShowThe Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington Ave, Toronto)
Music at 7pm, we’re on at 1am.
More details here.

Fri Jun 14 at Blacksheep Inn (753 Chemin Riverside, Wakefield QC)
with the Mike Plume Band! Music at 8pm, buy tickets here.

Sat Jun 15 – Burlington Sound of Music show – Civic Stage (city hall)
Festival starts at 1pm, we’re on at 8:15pm.
More details here.

ARTIST OF THE WEEK. Sheree Plett. One of the artists we’ll be playing with in Vancouver, Sheree has a deceptively breezy and sweet songwriting style while lyrically tackling deep issues. I haven’t met her yet, just enjoyed her music through the internet, but that’s what the internet is for isn’t it? Discovering new music and joining people together who otherwise would never get the chance. Kind of like the railways of old…

Here’s hoping you are all enjoying new experiences this spring, and finding new music and new friends along the way.

songstress sheree plett

songstress sheree plett
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