Well, we’ve returned from the USA after a great run through 12 states! Big thanks to everyone who came out to see us or spread the word as we ventured through some new territory. Some of the best shows ever were down there!
Poster Board in Maryville, Tennessee.
Wicked has been in rotation on hundreds of stations around the world and was just recently featured by House of Blues Radio as the “Blues Breaker of the Week” as well as a #1 charting on the Baker’s Dozen Blues Charts. Big thanks to all the stations and DJs playing the new material. We feel as if it’s the best we’ve ever sounded.
Anyone who’s seen us live lately may have noticed we have made an addition to the band. Jesse Whiteley has joined as a permanent member on Piano. Make sure you give him a warm welcome when you see him!
We will be returning to the Central United States in the fall but first we have a Cross Canada Spring/Summer Tour coming your way! Check out all the dates on the GIG PAGE for details. Lots of festivals and some clubs as well! Very excited to return to some of our old favourites and stop in on some new venues/festivals as well.
Spread the word to your friends, we’ll be making stops in almost all the major centres across Canada over the next few months.
Here it is Wailer Fans, the first single off of our new record “Wicked” which will be officially released online and in hard copy March 6th 2014! If you want to know where to catch a CD release show you can check out the gigs portion of the website!
We are starting the year off with a bang so far! Great time at the Maple Blues Awards, Nominated for Performer, Electric Act and Horn Player of the year and rockin’ Koerner Hall at the award show!! Here we (including our new piano player Jesse) are backstage at the awards!
We are also releasing our New Album recorded at Fort Horton Studios in Texas with producer Billy Horton (pictured below) in the coming months! As a result we will be touring Canada and the USA this year, this will be our first official tour of the US so we are super excited!! The most current dates can be viewed on the gigs portion of thew website!
It’s been a while since we’ve posted (sorry!) but it’s been a busy summer so far. Big thanks to every festival and music venue who invited us to perform and to all our fans across the country for the love! This summer has been the best! But we aren’t done yet, Next up is the Peterborough Folk Fest (Aug. 24,25) and the Southside Shuffle (Sept. 7) here in Ontario. Then we head back to the Maritimes for the rest of September to play at Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival in Fredericton, Bearly’s House of Blues in Halifax, and the Deep Roots Festival in Wolfville! Looking forward to seeing everyone out east once again!
We’ll also be announcing some new tour dates in the coming weeks so keep your eyes peeled! And we have some big news on the horizon and would love to let you all know but must keep it hush hush for now….
See you out there!
A drummer's view from The Vancouver Island Musicfest
After we wrapped up our Cross-Canada tour in April we headed west again….but this time we went into the USA and visited Montana and Washington State. And did we ever have a great time! Headlining both the Untapped Blues Festival (Kennewick, WA) and Sunbanks Rhythm and Blues Festival (Electric City, WA) were a dream. What a great bunch of festival goers!
Here’s a shot from our set at Sunbanks…
Photo by Nancy Kinney
We are already planning a return trip to the west coast of the USA in the fall so stay tuned….
Also…our SUMMER TOUR DATES have been announced! Check out the GIGS page to see where we are going. We’ve got over a dozen festivals booked between the Spring and Fall all over Canada as well as a few select dates in some of our favourite clubs. There are a few dates still being kept secret so check back regularly for updates as we will be announcing them very soon.
Well, the new CD has been released and is already getting a bunch of great reviews and press. Keep your eyes peeled for a CD Release date in your area because we’ve posted our WESTERN CANADIAN TOUR DATES on the “gigs” page! Check em’ out, still one or two more to come….
The CD Release shows so far have been wonderful, tons of CD’s in people’s hands and we got to see old friends and make new ones as well. We’ve got a few dates around Ontario and Quebec over the next month or so, then we head out to the maritimes. When we return we have a couple days off and then head west!
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One notable show we are doing soon is the Aurora Winter Blues Festival. This is a great event that donates money to a great cause every year. This year, the lineup includes us as well as Steve Strongman and Little Bobby and the Jumpstarts. Join us, it will be a great time!
We had a heck of a time at the blues summit this weekend! We met tonnes of new friends and caught up with some we haven’t seen since our first blues summit! Hats off to the Toronto Blues Society for pulling together an amazing event with SO much great music! The Maple Blues Awards were a great end to the weekend for us wailers, Jumpin’ Jonny Wong took home the award for Sax Player of the year! 1 nomination and 1 win! yippie!
Our new record has just gone to manufacture which means Live in Halifax will be in our hands in about a week! Be sure to check our gigs page for all the CD release dates from Ontario to the East. We will also be doing a west coast tour, dates will be announced shortly!
PS- The pickering CD release is now sold out!! get your hughs room/irene’s pub tickets soon!
We’ve been working hard on the latest CD and we are very excited to announce our official Live in Halifax CD Release Party at Hugh’s Room in Toronto February 6th with special guests Fraser/Daley opening the show. We hope you can join us in celebrating the release of our third CD.
Tickets are available in advance HERE or by calling Hugh’s Room at 416 531 6604