It’s hard to believe we’re well into February now. We’ve had a bunch of really lovely shows in the new year including playing at City Hall for the Mayor (see the piece from CityNews below), the fantastic Octave Theatre in Kingston, and an amazing sold out hometown show at the Burdock Music Hall in Toronto! From the outside it may seem like we’re laying relatively low, but we’ve been busy working on some new tunes and on plans that will see us visiting most of North America… and that’s only a slight exaggeration. We’ll be packing up the van in the last… read more.
Holy moses we have some exciting news! We were the recipient of the New/Emerging Artist of the Year award at the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA) in Edmonton this past Sunday!! We’ve been getting so many messages of support and congratulations in the last few days, and we very much appreciate all the sweet words. We’ve received such an amazing amount of support over the bands’ six year existence, and we are so grateful to everyone who has come to a show, booked us at their venue, house concert or festival, bought an album, gave us a bed, and spread… read more.
Exciting news! Today it was announced that Graydon is this years recipient of the Ontario Arts Council’s Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award for his song ‘couldn’t be any worse’. The song is on our newly released album ‘made us strangers’, and features Laura on lead vocals and the very talented Jaron Freeman-Fox and Rachel Capon on strings. We’ll be playing the song at this weekend’s Folk Music Ontario conference in Mississauga at the Stingray Songs From the Heart showcase on Saturday October 17th at 2:55pm in Plaza B. The conference takes place between October 15th-18th at the Westin Bristol Place (Toronto Airport), and we’ll be playing a… read more.
We just got back from the United States for a whirlwind two week tour and we’re headed back out on the road, only this time we’re flying across an ocean to get there. We’re excited to be embarking on our first european tour!! If you have any friends in the Netherlands or Switzerland, please send them our way! UPCOMING EUROPEAN DATES Oct 2 – STEENDAM, NL – Podium Cafe ‘Peter en Leni’ Oct 3 – THE HAGUE, NL – House Concert Oct 4 – SIEGERSWOUDE, NL – Theeschenkerij Bellefleur Oct 6 – HEERLEN, NL – Cultuurhuis Heerlen Oct 8 –… read more.
We have some pretty exciting news… We’re over the moon excited to announce that we’ve been nominated for two 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs); New/Emerging Artist of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year!! The awards take place in Edmonton, Alberta this year and we’ll be performing as part of a nominee showcase on Saturday November 7th. The CFMA gala is on November 8th. A huge congratulations to all of our fellow nominees; The Crooked Brothers, Fortunate Ones, The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, The River and the Road, Good Lovelies, The Lucky Sisters, and Pharis & Jason Romero!! A complete list… read more.
Summer has come and nearly gone, and we hope you had a great one! Whether it was filled with festivals and/or relaxing time by some water, or perhaps just spent lazily eating ice cream in front of a giant fan, as long as it was enjoyable. Remember: “The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” So said Bertrand Russell! We have been fortunate enough to play some fantastic festivals this summer (Roots on The River, Blue Skies, and Summerfolk were all wonderful!) and many other shows, mainly on weekends. But we’re supremely excited to be heading out on tour again this fall,… read more.
Hey there! We hope you’ve been having a wonderful summer so far — it’s been pretty wonderful for us! We took some time to slow down and breathe a little bit in July after a busy touring schedule this spring, and it allowed us to have things like family time and sleep. You know, the luxuries. But we’re heading back into busy times again with a handful of summer festivals and shows! Last weekend (Jul 30-Aug 2) we had a crazy double-header of a festival weekend, where we played the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in Hillsdale, NY and Blue Skies Music Festival in… read more.
We are pretty excited to be playing at our first American festival this year — Roots on the River in Bellows Falls, VT with a line-up that features Sam Baker, No Fuss And Feathers Roadshow, Mary Gauthier, Pesky J. Nixon, and many other very talented artists! This just signals the beginning of the festival season, which is always an exciting time and not just because it is summer! Ontario has some pretty rad festivals that you should consider checking out, if you’ve never been before. Mariposa is the “Grande Dame” of Ontario folk festivals, and always delivers a great line-up…. read more.
Our latest album, “made us strangers”, is officially released today and we are officially stoked! The album is available on iTunes, at our store, or you can pick one up in person at an upcoming show! It’s been a long time coming and we could not have done it without the wisdom, support, and talent of a great many folks. From our pre-production and demo listening party to our producer and recording crew, our design and publicity team through to our pre-order campaign, there have been a lot of people involved in this release and we are extremely thankful for their expertise and assistance. It’s also… read more.
We’re hitting the road again! This will be our first time going on tour with our son Simon (who is 4) and my mom (who is old enough to watch Simon). Please take a look at the tour dates below and, if we’re traveling near you come on out to a show! Or, if we’re nowhere near you, please let a friend know we will be in their town. I’ve rented special beard extensions for this tour to give me that “ZZ Top” look. If you happen to be especially awesome, you can pre-order our album from the good folks at Pledge Music. … read more.