5 down, 5 to go

It’s a beautiful day in Windsor. Victoria Day. The unofficial kick off to Canadian Summer. And what a start! We are halfway through our latest tour of Ontario. Five shows down, five to go, with a few surprises left up our sleeves. Such as …

Despite a scheduling error, we ended up booking a tenth show. On Tuesday May 22 come see us at the Dakota Tavern. We will be opening up for The Swamp Yankees, and City TV will be there to film us. I’m still not sure when the footage will air, but as soon as we find out we will let you know.

On Wednesday we drive back to Kitchener to film a spot for the regional CTV program The Beat which will air on Saturday May 26 at 6:30 pm in the Kitchener-Waterloo region.

And don’t forget to come see us at the Double B Ranch in Woodstock on Friday May 25, and at The Toucan in Kingston on Saturday May 26. The other shows we’re playing in Toronto are still listed on our Shows page.

And in case you’re wondering how we’ve been doing so far through the first five shows, here are a few videos taken at the Elmdale House Tavern in Ottawa, and at the Phog Lounge in Windsor (there will be photos uploaded to our Facebook Page upon our return):

Have a great week everybody!

P.S. We have an incredible team working with and supporting us over the course of this tour, and we cannot thank them enough. First and foremost among them is the fifth Jimmyrigger, working the phone lines behind the scenes, contacting all of the media and press on our behalf. He even drove out to Ottawa to see us at the Elmdale last Thursday night. I can’t name him just yet, but he knows who he is and we want to let him know how appreciative we are of all his hard work.

Some people we can thank by name are:
Peterborough: Matt and Trevor at the MoHo, Kendall Sullivan for sharing the stage with us, and our old friends Jessica, Steve, and Marty for keeping us company post-show, and the staff at Trent Radio;
Ottawa: Nat, Ginette, and Mike at the Elmdale House Tavern, and Kat for being so inviting to both us and Miss Quincy, and Martha and Richard at CKCU;
Kitchener: Alan and Joseph at the L Lounge, the Steves and Graeme, and the ol’ standbys Mary and Marty;
Sarnia: Leo and Bobi-Jo at Coffee Lodge, Mary-Helen at John’s Diner, and Jennifer at Ups and Downs, you were all incredibly hospitable and sold us on Sarnia, and Matt McNeill on K106.3;
Windsor: Tom and Joe at The Phog, every member of The Locusts Have No King, particularly Tara Watts for being such a wonderful hostess (our doors are always open to you in Montreal), and Allison Brown on CJAM.

It’s About Time We Play Brutopia

First things first: Thank you to everyone who came out to the Elmdale House Tavern in Ottawa last to see us open for Still Winter Hills. They are a solid rock band, definitely worth seeing. Here’s hoping they get a record made someday soon. Thank you to Martha and Dick at CKCU, and Lefty at CHUO for helping to spread the word, and to Lisa Marie at LMNOPhoto for snapping some photos (I look forward to seeing them!) And of course thank you Mike for once again making us sound good on that stage.

Brutopia – what took so long?

If you’re in Montreal Saturday March 31 we’ll be playing at Brutopia all night. Three sets. All original material. Okay,  maybe a cover or two, but only the ones we want to play. If you ask for Zeppelin, of Skynyrd, we’ll see to it that you get thrown out.

Brutopia … It’s where Andre and I met. At the open mic. It’s where we used to spend most if not all of our Sunday nights. It’s where we first sang together. It’s where we’d meet to watch the Dirty Ol’ Band on Train Song Sundays. It’s where we met Gern, and Felicity, and Gus, and watched the birth of the United Steel Workers of Montreal. It’s where we watched The Cains become The Dress Whites. It’s where we once got ban**d – oops! … I’ve said too much.

We are very happy, after all the years, to finally get up on stage at Brutopia and perform as the Jimmyriggers.

The music will start after the hockey game – not that anyone is going to be watching it anyway.

Looking forward to seeing you all at our homecoming!

Have a great weekend everybody.

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