The Key Frames – Head & Hands Above the Rest

Say hello to the The Key Frames.

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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!

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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.

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Ten Nights in Ontario

So other than the occasional show here and there in Ottawa and Toronto, we really haven’t spent all that much time in Ontario since we released “I Stand in the Weeds“. I think it’s about time we fix that.

From May 16th to the 26th we’ll be playing almost every night in Peterborough, Ottawa, Windsor, Toronto, Woodstock, Kingston, and a couple of other cities to be named later (or sooner).

The details are up on our Shows page and will remain there throughout the tour, but we’ll post them here for good measure. So without further ado, or much fanfare, here’s our tour schedule:

Ten Nights in Ontario

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We’re very excited to be going out on the road again. We’ve been having a lot of fun on our recent road trips to Sherbrooke, Ottawa, and Toronto, and are looking forward to being back in some fantastic venues like the Phog, Mitzi’s Sister, and the Elmdale. We have some pretty amazing supporting acts too, including The Locusts Have No King in Windsor, The Tom Savage Trio in Kingston, Miss Quincy in Ottawa, and in Toronto, a certain little classic country outfit known as The Marshalls

We also can’t wait to take to the stage at the legendary Horseshoe Tavern, where so many of our favourite artists have performed, most notably The United Steel Workers of Montreal, and Bob Log III, to name but a few that come to mind … Oh, and Blue Rodeo.

So there you go. We’re touring through Ontario as of next week! Please let everyone you know in the cities listed above that we’ll be visiting them real soon.

Have a great week everybody!

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PS – Last week we played at Hurley’s Irish Pub at an event called “An Evening for Gary Carter“. A lot has been said about it already on Facebook and Twitter, so there really isn’t much more to say. But it must be acknowleged here on our blog. We would like to congratulate Dave Kaufman for organizing such an amazing event. We helped him surpass his goal of $10,000 for the Sarah Cook Fund at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. Thank you, Dave, for all of your hard work, and for letting us close the night with Jeremy Taggart of Our Lady Peace playing drums with us. And thank you to everyone who came out and took part in the silent auction and the raffle. It would not have been a success if not for you.