“The Lonesome Line refers to the long and lonesome road each one of us must travel down to reach our highest dreams and aspirations.”
We spent a fair bit of time on that road last year in Quebec and Ontario, staring out of car windows, eating bad food, arguing over who snores the loudest, playing “Cards Against Humanity” … ok, so it’s not all bad.
We go back on the road this week, driving east, back to Moncton, to play at our home away from home, Plan B. We turn around the next day and stop to play at Le Deck in Edmundston before driving back to Montreal on St-Patrick’s Day. A week later we make the more humane, if slightly less interesting drive to Ottawa for a show at Irene’s Pub.
Here’s what you need to know about the bands supporting us on these trips:
THE BACKYARD DEVILS
Emerging Artist of the Year, Country Album of the Year & Group Recording of the Year at the 2011 Music NB Awards, the BackYard Devils are a dirty country and bluegrass band that caters to young and old alike, from punk rockers to country & bluegrass fans.
THE LONESOME LINE
The Lonesome Line draw inspirations from their own individual tastes, blending bluegrass, folk, jazz, blues, outlaw country, and rock ‘n’ roll into their own signature sound. Compared to the likes of The Doors and Bob Dylan, the trio have named Johnny Cash, and Led Zeppelin among their favourite artists. Their distinctive sound is an amalgamation of roots rock mixed with potent and sincere lyrics covering personal, moral and environmental issues.
NINETY POUNDS OF UGLY
Country-tinged, rockabilly-infused, lounge-tastic tales of drinking, stinking and thinking. Raised on a diet of Teenage Head and Nick Cave, Patsy Clash brings a saucy sex appeal to the band, and she finds herself surrounded by seasoned veterans Lefty McRighty on guitar, Stand-Up Steve on upright bass, and Ernie Legend on drums. Patsy and the gang put a fresh new spin on classic musical styles, creating a versatile blend of country, rockabilly, western swing and jazz.