Say hello to the The Key Frames.
We shared the stage with them this past spring at Toronto’s famed Silver Dollar Lounge. It was a great night. Lee Mellor was on the bill too. We closed the show with all three bands joining forces to sing “The Weight” in memory of Levon Helm who had passed away earlier that week. It’s a song we had all sung many, many times before, but it was still quite moving hearing all of those voices together. Those Key Frames … they can sing.
Since that night we’ve been itching to work with them again. And wouldn’t you know it, they’ll be here in a couple of week. The Key Frames kick off a tour of Eastern Canada on Wednesday July 11 here in Montreal at Petit Campus, promoting their second full-length release “Low Light High Light“. Produced by Josh Finlayson of The Skydiggers (those Key Frames have great taste too!), the album features eleven original and tightly-crafted songs split between two lead vocalists. They’ve been described as “the Champagne of Canadian Roots-Rock“. We feel they’re a must-listen for fans of Gram Parsons, Neil Young, and Blue Rodeo.
We are happy to be a part of this show, not only because the music will be great, but because we’ve decided to donate a portion of the ticket price to our favourite non-profit organization, Head & Hands. For those not in the know, Head & Hands promotes the physical and mental well-being of Montreal’s youth by providing a number of medical, social and legal services. We feel that the work they do is vital, and so we are happy to contribute to their programs, and hope you will too.
Have a great week everybody, and see you on July 11th!
P.S. We may have some extra tricks up our sleeves, like possibly a raffle to pie your favourite – or least favourite – Jimmyrigger in the face. Stay tuned.