Festivus in Hudson

It’s been a long year but a good one for us: a feature in the Gazette, a spot on CTV News in Montreal and Kitchener, a ten night tour through Ontario that included an appearance on City TV in Toronto, and so many great gigs with friends new and old at some great venues.

Personal highlights include sharing the stage with The Key Frames and Lee Mellor at the Silver Dollar in Toronto as we belted out “The Weight” as a tribute to the late Levon Helm, jamming with Jeremy Taggart at the benefit for the Gary Carter Foundation at Hurley’s Irish Pub, the beautiful setting sun on Howe Island during our Canada Day show, the hail storm on the 401 that hit us just outside of Windsor as Andre was behind the wheel … and the passionate indifference of the crowd at the Double B Ranch in Woodstock … I don’t know what we were thinking, playing at a country bar!


Here we are singing “The Weight” with Kristen Bussandri, with Jeremy Taggart on drums. Thanks Dave!

I wish we had a decent photo of the sunset itself … here’s its effects on the stage.

We also filmed a music video for “Sleepwalking“, and we’re going to release it early in the new year, with a little help from some old friends. Stay tuned for full details.

But until then, we’ve got one last show to play in 2012 and it’s happening this Saturday December 22 at Chateau du Lac in Hudson. For all our fans and friends in the West Island who refuse to drive downtown, now’s your chance to come and see us. We’ve got 3 sets of music planned for the evening, several of them featuring our very own Laurel Jackson on lead vocals.

We apologize if this show interferes with your Festivus plans. To remedy the situation Andre will be bringing his aluminum pole, I have compiled an extensive list for the Airing of Grievances, and Laurel has announced that she will take on all comers in the Feats of Strength. Now if that don’t put the egg in your nog I don’t know what will!

Show time is 9:00 pm. Click here to RSVP.

We’d like to wish everyone else a very happy holiday season. Stay safe out there folks. If you’ve been drinking, please don’t drive.

See you next year.

Our Last Show … of the Summer

A REMINDER

Just a quick reminder, later tonight you can see us perform live at Petit Campus located at 57 Prince-Arthur East. This will be the last time we play for a while as we will be on hiatus for the rest of this month and all of next month, taking some time off to rest, travel, and work on some new songs. So if you haven’t seen us in a while, now’s your chance. The doors open at 8:30 pm and the show starts at 9:00 pm sharp, so don’t be late!

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A GOOD CAUSE

Admission is $10. If you don’t have a ticket you can purchase one at the door. We are donating $2 of every ticket sale to Head & Hands, a wonderful non-profit organization that promotes physical and mental health of Montreal’s youth through a variety of programs and services.

A GREAT OPENING ACT

Opening the night is Toronto-based alt-country ensemble The Key Frames. Tonight’s show is the first of many on a tour of the Maritimes that will take them to some great venues that we had a chance to play at over the past couple of years. They will also be debuting songs from their latest record “High Light Low Light“, produced by Josh Finlayson of the Skydiggers. I look forward to picking up my copy and we hope you will all do the same. (By the way, if you don’t know who the Skydiggers are you should fix that!)

AN APPEARANCE ON RADIO AND TV

At 4:20 pm this afternoon tune your radios to 990 AM (quickly before the CRTC ruins it for everyone and lets RDS take over!) to hear us live in studio with Melnick in the Afternoon on TSN 990. We’ll sing some songs, talk about recent tours, and convince Mitch’s listeners to attend tonight’s big show.

And finally during supper time, at 6:30 pm to be exact, be sure to watch CTV News as we’ll be making an encore appearance on What’s On, the entertainment segment of the news with Christine Long.

See you tonight!