Thank You, Ontario

We’re back home in Montreal, and we have quite a few local shows coming up in the next few weeks, but before we tell you about them we first want to thank everyone who made the second half of our tour through Ontario the success that it was. We will be adding several of these names with links to their websites on our Friends page sometime in the next couple of days.

Toronto: Thank yous go out to The Swamp Yankees for letting us open for them at The Dakota Tavern, Geoffrey Glen Marshall and the entire Marshall’s Family for a fabulous night of old time country at Graffiti’s, The James Clark Institute and the wonderful staff at Mitzi’s Sister, the countless friends who opened their doors and offered us a place to stay, and CityTV for airing a live performance of “Dead Man’s Pedal” to close their news cast last Wednesday night;
Woodstock: Thank you, I guess, to everyone at the Double B Ranch for an … interesting night, and to the crazy lady at the motel for making it even more uh … interesting … Oh yeah, thank you to LA Music in Brantford for letting an out-of-province musician rent a bass amp;
Kingston: Thank you to The Tom Savage Trio for helping us put this show together, and the amazing staff at The Toucan, and of course thank you to the Sargeant’s for being so welcoming and hospitable

Thank you also to Angela Potvin for helping us book the tour, and lastly thank you Dave Kaufman for working behind the scenes, making phone calls and sending out emails on our behalf, drumming up media interest as our publicist, while fending off attacks from Montreal’s police force. Without him we don’t appear either on CityTV last Wednesday, or on CTV’s The Beat in Kitchener (air date to be confirmed).

So there you go. We will posting some photos to our Facebook page over the next few days, and as I mentioned earlier we have some local shows coming up starting Friday June 8th at Grumpy’s on Bishop Street in Montreal. For more dates, check out our Shows page.

Have a great week, everybody!

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.