Halifax bluegrass act Moonshine Ramblers is hitting the road on its first cross-Canada tour next week in support of its new self-titled album.
The Moonshine Ramblers’ self-titled debut album was recorded live off the floor of a loft studio in Halifax and has already picked up a nomination as Bluegrass/Country Artist/Group Recording Of The Year at the Music Nova Scotia Awards, and a nomination for Alt-Country Album Of The Year at the Independent Music Awards.
Tour dates are as follows:
April 8 – Halifax, NS – The Seahorse Tavern
April 20 – Moncton, NB – Plan B
April 21 – Hampton, NB – Vintage Bistro
April 22 – St. Andrew’s NB – Red Herring Pub
April 23 – St. Andrew’s NB – Red Herring Pub
April 24 – Quebec City, PQ – L’Agitee
April 27 – Montreal, PQ – L’Esco
April 28 – Montreal, PQ – Brewtopia
April 29 – Ottawa, ON – Rainbow Bistro
April 30 – Toronto, ON – Rancho Relaxo
May 03 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
May 04 – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Loplops
May 05 – Thunder Bay, ON – The Apollo
May 06 – Thunder Bay, ON – Black Pirate Inn
May 07 – Winnipeg, MB – The Standard Tavern
May 11 – Twin Butte, AB – Twin Butte General Store
May 12 – Calgary, AB – The Palomino
May 13 – Vancouver, BC – Joe’s Apartment
May 14 – Vancouver, BC – Cafe Du Soleil
May 15 – Vancouver, BC – The Riverhouse
Quiet Parade tours the east
Another Halifax band, Quiet Parade, is touring through April in support of a new album, Please Come Home (We Hate It Here Without You), to be released on label Acadian Embassy on April 19.
Dates are as follows:
April 22 – Yarmouth, NS – Th’YARC Playhouse and Arts Center
April 23 – Halifax, NS – 1313 Hollis
April 24 – Fredericton, NB – ReNeu Boutique
April 27 – Brantford, ON – Two Doors Down*
April 28 – Toronto, ON – The Imperial Pub*
April 29 – Elgin, ON – Portland United Church*
April 30 – Ottawa, ON – Raw Sugar Cafe*
* w/ Hamilton Trading Company
A member of the East Coast rock ‘n roll band Sleepless Nights, Trevor Murphy takes a step back into a more reserved atmosphere with his solo project Quiet Parade.
Murphy’s debut album was recorded in a cabin on a lake in Yarmouth County over five days last summer with producer Daniel Ledwell (In-Flight Safety, Jenn Grant, Share).
Red Tentacle/Moncton Locals announce LOUD tour
The Loud Tour features bands nominated for the East Coast Music Award’s Loud Recording of the Year, performing a series of dates across the Maritimes before the East Coast Music Awards.
Taking place in Charlottetown, the Loud Showcase brings together all six Loud Nominees alongside six other Maritime artists over Friday and Saturday night.
LOUD tour dates, featuring Orchid’s Curse, Fed Pennies, Last Call Chernobyl, Obsydian and Tempting Tragedy:
Friday, April 1st @ The Manhattan in Moncton
Saturday, April 2nd @ Nicky Zees in Fredericton
Friday, April 8th @ Teazers in Amherst
Saturday, April 9th @ Coconut Grove in Halifax
Racoon Bandit to release sophomore effort
Charlottetown folk band and 2011 ECMA nominee Racoon Bandit is set to release its second recording and first full-length album, Into the Hills on Saturday.
Into the Hills was recorded between May-December 2010 in an old farmhouse in Hazel Grove, PEI and at 38 Hillsborough in Charlottetown at Adam Gallant’s studio (Haunted Hearts, English Words). This is Racoon Bandit’s second self-produced album. Guest musicians include Andrew Murray, Dean Dunsford, Kinley Dowling, Mark Palmer and Molly Rankin.
Racoon Bandit includes Fraser McCallum, Roger Carter, Adam Gallant and Scott Gallant. Into the Hills, released on Collagen Rock Records, will be available for sale on iTunes and at Back Alley Music and The Greenman in Charlottetown.
Upcoming tour dates include:
Saturday – Alibi in Charlottetown – w/ Al Tuck & No Action
Thursday, March 31 – The Pond in Sackville, N.B. w/ Boxer The Horse
Friday, April 1 – The Seahorse in Halifax w/ The Grass
Saturday, April 2 – Solid Rock Café in Charlottetown w/ John Connolly + Sister Jack (all-ages CD launch)
Wednesday, April 20 – Seahorse in Halifax w/ Al Tuck
Thursday, April 21 – The Capital in Fredericton w/ She Roars
Saturday, April 23 – Plan B in Moncton