Hey everyone! Once again this year, we’ve been nominated for a few Maple Blues Awards. Four of them. Thanks to the MBA committee for nominating us again this year. Some of these categories are determined by fan voting. So if you want to head on over the link below and cast your votes for your favorites, do it! We are humbled to be considered for these awards alongside some good friends of ours. Here are the nominations we’ve gotten this time around.
Electric Act of the Year
Entertainer of the Year
Drummer of the Year (Lindsay Beaver)
Horn Player of the Year (Jonny Wong)
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Click the Maple Blues Awards logo to see the full list of nominees and cast your vote today! Voting is open until Midnight Dec 4th!
Well the summer tour was a huge success. We rocked stages all over Canada and the USA and got to do double bills with some amazing musicians including Jimmie Vaughan, James Intveld, and more! Thanks to all you fans that came out and made it one for the books!
Fall Tour Dates are up! Check them out on the Gigs page. Spread the word Wailer fans, we are hitting lots of spots on this next run! DIG IT!
We just wrapped up our nearly 3 month long tour of North America. We hit a ton of states from the midwest to the west coast and then all across Canada. Thank you all you folks who came out to the shows, we had a blast seeing old friends and making new ones all over. Where Evil Grows has been doing great, getting lots of airplay and reviews and lots of copies are out there now. If you haven’t picked up your own copy, check it out on iTunes or CDBaby or just drop us a line, we’d love to get you one.
As you may have noticed, Summer is coming and that means, you guessed it, more tour dates! Summer schedule is now up with a few more to come…..Check out the festivals and clubs we’ve got coming for you and spread the word to your friends, would love to see you all out there!
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!
Voting for the INDIES is still open, so throw us a vote for the Blues Group of the Year category and help us take it home! You can vote by clicking the banner below.
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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!