We had an absolute blast for the rest of the summer! It was great to return to some of the festivals that were some of the first we ever performed at four short years ago! A major highlight was Summerfolk, they were our very first folk festival experience and it was awesome to come back and feel so at home! We’d like to send a heart felt thanks to all the new fans and festivals this summer that we got to meet and be a part of!
Oklahoma City Love
We also had an amazing time during September and October revisting our favourite south central united states cities and venues as well as exploring new ones! We sure love the South!
On a most important note we must mention that our dear friend and guitarist Emily Burgess has decided her path in life is to become a full time music educator and leave her life on the road for good! We will miss her however we have a brand new guitarist who is raring to go! We hope that all of you will welcome St. Louis native Elliot Sowell into the band! He’s a great guy and a fantastic guitar player!
Click here to see him on Youtube for a sneak peak! He will be joining the band officially as of December. We will be announcing our winter and spring tour dates soon so keep an eye out for all of us in a town near you!
It’s been an amazing past few months for the band. We’ve been touring all over Canada since we got back from the USA in April. We’ve toured Coast to Coast to Coast (yes 3 coasts) and it’s been a wild ride. Big thanks to all of you for the support at the shows, one of our best tours ever.
North Country Fair – Driftpile, AB Photo : Doug Springer
We also had a special surprise in Thunder Bay, Ontario when Jimmie Vaughan came down to our show and not only watched us side stage for the whole set but got up and played guitar with us on the encore. Jimmie is a great genuine guy and it was a major highlight of the tour for us.
Jammin’ with Jimmie Vaughan
We’ll be around Ontario for the rest of August doing a few festivals and then we’re off on another USA TOUR. We’ll be heading to Rhode Island for the Rhythm and Roots Festival and then making our way down to Texas with lots of stops on the way. Check out the dates on the Gigs Page. See you on the road!
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!