Well since our last post we’ve peformed in Kelowna, BC (good times at the Minstrel Cafe), Vancouver, BC (Interesting times at Pat’s Pub, thanks again to the friends and family that surprised us by dropping by!), Prince George, BC (Wonderful crowd at Riley’s Pub!) and then the big northern drive to Yellow Knife for Folk On The Rocks!
Our experience at FOTR was unreal! Such a beautiful site that only got more beautiful as the day turned into dusk… and never got dark!! So cool! We met a ton of new friends and fans! We could not have had a better time! Us Wailers have officially fallen in love with the folk community!
Folk On The Rocks Crowd!
It’s now onward and upward to Alberta! Until next time….
What a whirlwind of a week we’ve had! We drove 45 hours across the country and we’ve made it to the west coast!
After eating gas station sandwiches for two days, (Yum!…) We arrived in Tacoma around 7:30AM Pacific time. Tired but in good spirits, we were glad to see that our rooms were ready and that a hot breakfast was right around the corner. When we arrived on site at the Tacoma Freedomfair and were warmly greeted by Gary, John, Wade and the other members of the Southsound Blues Association. After such a long trip they treated us like family and we enjoyed some time by the water. That afternoon Lindsay took part in the Southsound Blues Association’s Road to Memphis competition as a guest judge. Afterwards, we performed as the sunset over Puget Bay and were treated to a great fireworks display in the evening.
After a great stop at the Tacoma Freedomfair we drove North to Vancouver and performed at the Vancouver Island Music Festival! Thanks to everyone who came and for the warm response from the festival and the audience! Highlights for us include playing at the concert bowl, the epic blues explosion that took place on the Grierson stage and of course, free massages. We made lots of new friends and saw a few old ones as well!
We took the ferry back to the mainland the next day and drove to Harrison Hot Springs where we performed at the Harrison Festival of the Arts. Today we have a day to relax, unwind, swim, before we head off to Kelowna later this week!
Well, we are only a few short days into the tour but we’ve already done some great shows and have driven over 5000km. One highlight so far has to be the Jimmie Vaughan show. What an awesome band, it was amazing to open the show for them. After the show we all hung out and got to chat with the band and the crew, they were a great bunch of people. We hope we can do it again down the road. We’re in Tacoma WA today playing at the Freedom Fair and celebrating July 4th with some new American friends and fans!
Here’s a photo that Mark Weber took from the show with Jimmie Vaughan.
Our new release UNSHAKEABLE has just received it’s first review from John The Rock Doctor Kereiff of Gonzo Online in Kelowna, BC! Thanks for the review John! You can see his take on the new CD by clicking the image below…
In other news, we’ve also got our first charting for the new CD from CKCU in Ottawa, ON. We are # 15! Just in time for our CD Release Party this friday night at Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank St. Ottawa, ON! Show starts at 9:30 for anyone who is in the Ottawa area! Check out the charts by clicking the image below…
The final steps are happening as we speak and we will soon have our new album Unshakeable in our hands!
In the mean time, check out this video for a preview of the tunes and a little info about the recording.
We want to start off this update by giving all you “wail watchers” a sneak preview of the new album set for release May 10th at the Delta Chelsea Hotel in Toronto. Here is a peek at “Home Cookin’”. We hope you all enjoy it! Just click the link below…
We’re finishing up the mixes for the album this week and we can’t wait for you all to hear the new tunes! We’ll be announcing our summer tour dates soon and we’ll be coming to a town (hopefully) near you. Keep checking this page for more updates.
Exciting news! We’ve been nominated for a 2012 Independent Music Award. The Sirius/XM Radio Indie Awards are in their 12th year and we’ve been nominated in the Blues Artist/Group or Duo of the Year category! You can help us win by voting at
We are also heading into the Echo Chamber Studio in Halifax, Nova Scotia on March 13th to record our sophomore album. We are also pre-selling the CD and anyone who pre-purchases gets the chance to name the album! Just include your suggestion with your order at this link. CLICK HERE TO ORDER
Charles Austin is going to engineer and it will be our first time working with him, we are very excited! Check out the studio at THE ECHO CHAMBER WEBSITE
But first we will be doing a pre-recording weekend at Bearly’s House of Blues and Ribs in Halifax March 9th and 10th. This is our last chance to run the new songs and test em’ in one of the best Blues clubs in Canada! Come on down if you’re in Halifax, it’s gonna be a great weekend! We’re also doing some dates in the Ottawa region including a trip to the Wilno Tavern in Wilno, The Acoustic Grill in Picton, and a return trip to The Rainbow in Ottawa! That’s all for now but we will be announcing a whole whack of CD release dates and summer tour dates very soon so keep checking the website for updates! It’s gonna be a good one!
We performed at Wet Willie’s on Beale Street again last night for the semi-finals of the IBC. Unfortunately we won’t be going on to the finals today at the Orpheum but we were selected by the staff at Wet Willie’s as their favourite band and will be playing one more show in Memphis! Today we will be playing the New Daisy Theatre for the Beale Street Blues Kings Competition! Show starts at 4pm!
We’d like to say thanks to everyone down here in Memphis for supporting us through this competition. We loved every minute down here and we’ll be bringing back a pile of great memories of our time here in Memphis!
Emily with our new friend Pistol Pete from Chicago!
Yesterday we were very excited to join the other Canadian IBC acts at The Kooky Canuck for the first ever Polar Bear Blues Showcase. We were a bit groggy from eating deep-fried hot dogs the night before, but the energy and talent upon stepping into the venue was all anyone could focus on (after a trip to the washroom, of course). It was hard to believe we were in Memphis with the number of cheering Canadians in the room, and the moose heads on the wall made us feel right at home (we’ve all got those in our living rooms, right?).
After the Canadian showcase we were off to day 2 of the IBC at ‘Wet Willies’ on Beale St. It was very clear that each band was kicking it up a notch and that we were going to have to do the same. After the 6th band finished, we took the stage. After setting up the gear, we finally had a chance to look up and see that the room had almost completely filled in the last 5 minutes. With the energy from the crowd and our own adrenaline, we put together a great set. We are truly appreciative of everyone who came out to cheer us on, as it made the performance so much more special.
At around 1 am, it was announced that we would be moving on to the semi-finals of the IBC. We couldn’t be more excited to play today, and now it’s time to get ready.
Hey Wailer fans! My name is Lindsay Falt. I’m a long-time friend of Lindsay Beaver and I have the privilege of being a fly on the wall, here in Memphis with The 24th Street Wailers. This has been an amazing experience in such a vibrant city. From the southern hospitality and fantastic food, to the live music and intoxicating atmosphere, this city captures your heart from the very beginning.
Last night, the Wailers performed round one of the quarter finals at Wet Willy’s. Although there were a few unexpected surprises for the band, they worked through them like true professionals and completely blew everyone away! The energy that the band infuses into every venue they play, is awe-inspiring, and so much Fun!
There were a lot of great bands who performed last night, but The Wailers had, undeniably, one of the most infectious sets, and they had the crowd swaying, clapping and shufflin’ to their catchy beats. The Wailers have been doing great so far, and tonight is round two of the quarter finals. They play at 9:10pm, again at Wet Willy’s, and are performing at the Kooky Canuck at around 2pm. Send your energy and good vibes if you can’t be here in person and we’ll be sure to keep you updated on all The Wailers’ adventures here in City of Blues.