Old-timey folk from BC tonight, Easter Hours, upcoming shows!

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Stories from the Northwest tonight at 9pm!

Don’t miss tonight’s performers, Saltwater Hank & Danny Bell, two musicians coming to us all the way from Northern BC, for an evening of Old-Timey – Folk music! Cover will be $10 or pay what you can!
(See video and all the awesome upcoming shows at bottom of message!)

Saltwater Hank (Prince George, BC)
Historically speaking, many have come and gone before us without broad notice, despite having made significant impacts during their lives. These are the stories that Saltwater Hank sinks his teeth into, spinning them into timeless folk songs with a penchant for a jig. Born in Prince Rupert, BC and a member of the Gitga’at community, Tsimshian folk artist Saltwater Hank resurrects stories of the land, loss and absurd circumstance and shines them through a sepia lens, witnessing ageless characters with hearts and lives on the line.

Saltwater Hank’s debut album, Stories From the Northwest, is a recording built upon the influence of Hanks before him. Saltwater Hank’s father Henry (also known as Hank) was his first and most influential exposure to music, and instilled in him a deep curiosity and love for the craft. From his earliest memories of gingerly strumming his father’s guitar strings, to hearing him, his grandfather and uncles perform the songs of Hank Williams Sr. and other country favourites, the influence of these formative experiences is clear when listening to Saltwater Hank.
Recorded reel-to-reel in the basement of a church in Prince George, BC with some of the province’s best players, Stories From the Northwest is a collection of expertly played tunes with a nostalgic familiarity and a progressive tone. Recruiting Danny Bell and Amy Blanding (fellow members of retired folk-rock project, Black Spruce Bog), to accompany him on the album along with other esteemed Northern artists Naomi Kavka, Big Fancy, Brin Porter and Chloe Nakahara, Saltwater Hank built a sound unique to the Northern rustlings of the Cariboo region. Sustained by quality espresso, Naomi’s famous deer stew and some canned sockeye salmon from the traditional fishing grounds of his family on the Northwest Coast, Saltwater Hank and his crew came together to record Stories From the Northwest all in one night. Together not only as musical cohorts but as friends too, the album portrays their chemistry and camaraderie, all captured through a single ribbon microphone, true to the methods of eras gone by.

web: www.saltwaterhank.com
video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82r052QG5o8
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listen: https://saltwaterhank.bandcamp.com/

Danny Bell Music:
Danny Bell’s songs are pure & simple, sweeping superfluity off of the table so we can stay near the filthy ground. They celebrate the beauty and sorrow of everyday life, in good humour.

“Danny Bell’s lyrics are so real they are irrefutable, undeniable, so honest and powerful and touching.” – Scott Dunbar

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdVQyhk-PGo


Please note:
We will be OPEN Easter Friday and Saturday,
but CLOSED Easter Sunday & Monday.

 


***COMING UP IN 2018***

April 7 – Morgan Davis
(Classic blues with occasional cigar box guitar, NS)

April 14 – 2pm – Squawking Crows Poetry Collective Reading (Janette Fecteau, Anne Simpson, Stacy Doiron)

April 17 – Zachary Lucky (thoughtful folk/country from SK)

April 21 – Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes
(fiesty, greasy blues/R&B, full band, TO)

May 5 – The Vaudevillains (Vintage, ragtime trio, ON)

May 12 – Rosalind MacPhail (flute loops & film, NL)

May 15 – Jerry Leger & Graham Nicholas
(folk-rocky/Americana from TO)

May 26 – Buck Tingley & The Hard Looking tickets
(swinging blues/rockabilly attitude, NS)

May 29 – Bird City (Indie-folk-banjo-tunes, ON)

June 2 – Christina Martin (Americana x Euro-pop? NS)

June 5 – Roxanne Potvin & Nick Zubeck
(Roots/blues/folk/post-jazz, ON)

June 9 – Terry Gillespie (blues/soul/reggae, ON)

June 26 – Thomas Stacjer & Dave Archibald
(sad cowboy/indie baseball rock, ON/NS)

June 30 – Gabriel Minnikin (cosmic country/folk/Americana, NS)

 

 

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St. Patrick’s Day & incredible spring music line-up!

Although we’re often mistaken for one, we have never claimed to be an Irish Pub. True, I’m a Murphy, and my father’s family boarded a boat in Cobh, Co. Cork, to emigrate to Nova Scotia in the 60s. And Terry grew up in a place called Irish town in Newfoundland. But ours is just a cozy little, non-denominational pub – inspired by the classic public houses of Ireland, yes – but also by those excellent pubs found in Scotland and England.

However, the Irish session we host every Sunday evening is a true highlight of the week for us, and so many of our regulars. And this St. Patrick’s Day, we’re happy to host our very own Townhouse Session Players for an extra-special session. They’ll be starting at 6:30pm, and singing lots of traditional Irish songs, as well as the incredible instrumental tunes they’re getting well famous for. The kitchen are working on a bunch of Irish inspired specials for your pleasure, and we’ll be pouring creamy pints of Terry’s dry Irish Stout all night. However, please rest assured – THERE WILL BE ABSOLUTELY NO GREEN BEER HERE!

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The Session players after recording their debut album, A Sunday Session, in 2016 – it is a fundraiser for the Antigonish Foodbank that has made over $10,000 so far!

The song session will also kick off an incredible spring full of excellent music coming to us from near and far! Check out the line-up below and mark your calendars! Details for each show will be announced in due time.

***COMING UP IN 2018***

Mar 24 – Reggae Night with Won-Love Soundsystem (DJ Agassou Jones)

Mar 27 – Saltwater Hank & Danny Bell (Bluegrass & old-timey folk, BC)

April 7 – Morgan Davis (Classic blues with occasional cigar box guitar, NS)

April 14 – 2pm – Squawking Crows Poetry Collective Reading (Janette Fecteau, Anne Simpson, Stacy Doiron)

April 17 – Zachary Lucky (thoughtful country/folk, SK)

April 21 – Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes (fiesty, greasy blues/R&B, full band, TO)

May 5 – The Vaudevillains (Vintage-obsessed ragtime trio, ON)

May 12 – Rosalind MacPhail (flute loops & film, NL)

May 15 – Jerry Leger & Graham Nicholas (folk-rocky/Americana, TO)

May 26 – Buck Tingley & The Hard Looking tickets (swinging blues/rockabilly attitude, NS)

May 29 – Bird City (Indie-folk-banjo-tunes, ON)

June 2 – Christina Martin (Americana x Euro-pop? NS)

June 5 – Roxanne Potvin & Nick Zubeck (Roots/blues/folk/post-jazz, ON)

June 26 – Thomas Stacjer & Dave Archibald (sad cowboy/indie baseball rock, ON/NS)

 

2 great shows this week! Plus a peek at more music coming up in March and April…

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Tuesday, Feb 20
Adrian House (NL) & Almasy (NS)
Event link 9pm, $10 at the door

Adrian House (NL)
has been nominated for 4 Music NL awards. His latest Love a Man (2016) is a daring and soulful collection of songs, spanning genres from rock and blues to french cabaret. You never know what you’ll hear from this eclectic, original artist.

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Saturday, Feb 24
Julie Doiron (NB)
Event Link 9pm, $10 at the door

Julie Doiron, award-winning singer/songwriter, veteran indie rocker (see Eric’s Trip), and yoga instructor returns to Antigonish for a night of music and song. Those who aren’t familiar, please check out her impressive discography and get excited with us!

http://exclaim.ca/music/article/an_essential_guide_to_julie_doiron

http://www.alwaysontherun.net/juliedoiron.htm

Saturday, March 17
Townhouse Session Player’s St. Patrick’s Day Song Session
Details TBA

Tuesday, March 27
Saltwater Hank (BC)

Saturday, April 7
Morgan Davis (NS)

Tuesday, April 17
Zachary Lucky (SK)

Saturday, April 21
Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes (full band!) (TO)

More fabulous music coming our way this month – see dates, bios, a video and some other important info below!

November 18, 9pm:
Christina Martin

Tickets on sale now. Call 902-863-2248 or drop by after 4pm to reserve yours!

She needs very little introduction for her third visit, but just in case you don’t know her yet, Christina Martin is a multi-award winning Canadian singer-songwriter whose style has been described as an effortless union between Americana and Rock.

“HER UNIQUE VOCALS ARE MESMERIZING AND ETHEREAL, AND SHE POSSESSES A SOUND UNLIKE MANY OF THE FEMALE ARTISTS CURRENTLY IN THE CHARTS.”- Eleanor Pettipher, Fortitude Magazine

Raised on Canada’s East Coast, Martin moved to Austin, Texas in the summer of 1999. In the fall of ’99 she moved to Salzgitter, Germany where she collaborated on a commercial pop project, marking her first experience singing in a professional studio.  In May 2000 she returned to Austin to explore performing and song writing.  Following her role as supporting vocalist and dancer for the Austin high-energy rock band Young Heart Attack in 2001, Martin launched her solo career in 2002 with an opening slot for Wilco and her debut album Pretty Things. Shortly after the album’s release, she moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia and had her first commercial success when two of her songs were placed in the award-winning British-Canadian two-part drama Sex Traffic (2004) and in the TV drama series Snakes and Ladders (2004).

It’ll Be Alright (2015), her sixth studio album, found Christina attaining what her music has always suggested, a place where the ghosts of her musical heroes freely mingle with the architecture of modern music.  Working closely with her long-time producer and guitarist Dale Murray, drummer Brian Murray and bassist Jason Vautour, Martin made a conscious effort to confound the expectations of those who have categorized her in the past.  This record utilizes far more sonic textures, allowing Martin to explore the many sides of her musical personality.  The album won a 2016 ECMA for Pop Recording of the Year and her It’ll Be Alright single rose to #6 on the CBC Radio2 Top 20 chart. You Ran From Me was voted the #14 most played Canadian song on Sonica for 2015, and Somewhere With You was placed in the CBC Television show Heartland.

http://christinamartin.net/about-me/

November 21, 9pm:
Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald

We’re excited to welcome back Ben Miller and Anita MacDonald, the Cape Breton based duo who blend the rich traditional sound of the Cape Breton fiddle, with the fiery edge of the Scottish Border pipes. Combining their creative vision with influences from Old and New World Gaelic traditions, they create a powerful sound, heralded as: “… One of the most important folk acts on Cape Breton Island today.”  – CBC Main Street (Nova Scotia, CAN).

Since meeting at the 2013 Celtic Colours Festival, Ben & Anita have toured across North America and further afield, wowing audiences with their captivating blend of driving dance tunes and soulful Gaelic airs.  “… Fiery… Fresh, yet totally traditional… Excellent entertainment!”  – Piping Today Magazine (Glasgow, UK)

https://www.benandanita.com/about

November 25, 9pm:
Michelle Tompkins

Antigonish born and bred, Michelle Tompkins, of Montreal based duo The Sin & The Swoon, returns solo (is she the “swoon” or the “sin”???) bringing her remarkable voice and her guitar to play some brand new songs for you.

www.sinandswoon.com

November 28, 9pm:
Bad Luck Woman and her Misfortunes

The Townhouse is excited to be hosting Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes, a Toronto based blues/R&B band, fronted by Raha Javanfar on bass and vocals, for the first time this fall. They’re reviving some obscure and forgotten tunes by sassy ladies of the 50’s and 60’s, such as Big Maybelle, Little Sylvia, Dolly Cooper, Carmen Taylor, and Ella Johnson, as well keeping alive classics by Ray Charles, Etta James, Muddy Waters, and Jimmy Rogers. Gigging regularly at various downtown hotspots, their dynamic stage presence and ruthless energy keeps the drinks pouring, and the dance floor swingin’.badluckwoman.com

BAD LUCK WOMAN AND HER MISFORTUNES!
Also – please note:

  • MENU CHANGE COMING! Our fall/winter menu change is coming up in the next 2 weeks! Last chance for burgers and the beet salad! Lots of cozy pub classics coming back for winter, plus a few fun new ideas from our new Chef Thomas Perry and Sous-Chef Rebecca Van Bommel.
  • JAZZ NIGHT is back every Thursday night from 9pm with students (and occasionally faculty!) of the STFX Music Dept. No cover.
  • IRISH MUSIC SESSION and the Sunday Roast are on every Sunday night! Music starts at 6:30pm, and is does tend to be fairly busy.
  • XMAS HOURS: The Townhouse will be closed Dec. 24 – Jan 4th for the Christmas holiday. We’ll re-open Friday, January 5th.

MUSIC, MUSIC, & MORE MUSIC!!!

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October 17, 9pm:

Petunia & the Minimalist Jugband

Returning for their annual visit as the leaves change colour, the nights get cooler, and the air becomes tinged with just a hint of melancholy decay – don’t miss Petunia SOLO on the road with the Minimalist Jugband. How do you describe Petunia to someone who has never seen him perform? Well, he’s like Hank Williams on acid… Tom Waits meets Elvis at Wood Guthrie’s hobo junction… If Nick Cave and David Lynch had a hillbilly baby, one that yodelled, you would have Petunia. He’s a remarkable songwriter, performer, and being – born of dark fable and haunting song.

And punctuating the evening’s performance, will be The Minimalist Jugband… He’s a psychobilly beat poet… He opened up for Nick Cave, and played Vancouver Folk Fest a few times. A member of the Canadian National Slam Team, an underground, outsider artist – funnier than comedy, sadder than music.

http://petuniaandthevipers.com
https://www.straight.com/music/942016/slightly-perverse-pleasures-al-maders-minimalist-jug-band

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October 19, 9pm:

LUKA takes over Jazz Night

We’re REAL excited to have our regular Thursday night jazz night hijacked by a bemusing young artist visiting the East Coast for the Halifax Pop Explosion. LUKA is the project of Canadian singer-songwriter Luke Kuplowsky and his collaborators, defined as much by its unique lyrical voice as it’s constant exploration of folk, pop and experimental traditions.

In their first two albums, Calling All Cats Black (2013), and Summon Up a Monkey King (2016), Kuplowsky has developed a vocal and lyrical style of opposites: deadpan spoken-word delivery transitions into a rich melodic tenor; poetic musings fall alongside conversational and plain-spoken observations. His latest work What Kind of Animal was recorded live in a single session and showcases eight poetic works that unravel questions of self-doubt, companionship, integrity and faith amidst sonic extremes of patient stillness and careening noise.
He has opened for songwriting contemporaries like Aldous Harding (!), Timber Timbre and Jennifer Castle (!!!) and shares a kinship for timeless song-craft, sonic eclecticism and lyrical personality.

Live Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSzXgqHwLpM
Music – www.lukalives.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/lukaisluka

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October 21, 9pm:
The Boo Radley Project

Hailing from Elora + Guelph, Ontario, The Boo Radley Project is an eight piece, genre-bending collective that fuses funk, indie and jazz. They’ve been likened to everyone from Tower of Power and Mr. Bungle to Primus and Wilco. But really, they’re just Boo , a ragtag group of brothers serving up a quirky, fresh approach to music.
Their live shows are high energy featuring an eclectic mix of instrumentation from electric mandolin to a three-piece brass section. The band has toured Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and has graced festival stages at Hillside and Riverfest Elora. They also want you to know they had a baby dolphin named after them. It’s called Boo and is swimming somewhere off the shores of Hawaii.

“I HAVE A HARD TIME PUTTING MY FINGER ON WHAT THIS BAND IS … IT’S DEFINITELY ECLECTIC, BUT IT’S ALSO REALLY INTERESTING.” – CBC Radio

 https://soundcloud.com/thebooradleyproject

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October 28, 9pm:
Buck Tingley & The Hard Looking Tickets

“Buck Tingley is a super slick east coast blues guitar monster.” – Harvest Jazz & Blues Fest
Back by popular demand, Buck brings his band and their own brand of swinging, gritty, low-down and dirty Chicago blues (think Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon).
I first caught this hot new blues outfit at their regular Sunday afternoon blues jam in Halifax at The Local. There was a lot of buzz and the place was packed, and these guys did not disappoint. Smiles plastered on everyone’s faces, toes tapping, couples dancing, musical guests dropping in on stage… Tingley’s is a young band with old souls, they may look a little rough around the edges with their rockabilly/Trailer Park Boys aesthetic – but they sure can play. Come check out some classic blues with serious chops! Not to be missed!

https://www.reverbnation.com/bucktingley7

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November 18, 9pm:
Christina Martin

She needs very little introduction for her third visit, but just in case you don’t know her yet, Christina Martin is a multi-award winning Canadian singer-songwriter whose style has been described as an effortless union between Americana and Rock.
“HER UNIQUE VOCALS ARE MESMERIZING AND ETHEREAL, AND SHE POSSESSES A SOUND UNLIKE MANY OF THE FEMALE ARTISTS CURRENTLY IN THE CHARTS.”- Eleanor Pettipher, Fortitude Magazine

Raised on Canada’s East Coast, Martin moved to Austin, Texas in the summer of 1999. In the fall of ’99 she moved to Salzgitter, Germany where she collaborated on a commercial pop project, marking her first experience singing in a professional studio.  In May 2000 she returned to Austin to explore performing and song writing.  Following her role as supporting vocalist and dancer for the Austin high-energy rock band Young Heart Attack in 2001, Martin launched her solo career in 2002 with an opening slot for Wilco and her debut album Pretty Things. Shortly after the album’s release, she moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia and had her first commercial success when two of her songs were placed in the award-winning British-Canadian two-part drama Sex Traffic (2004) and in the TV drama series Snakes and Ladders (2004).

It’ll Be Alright (2015), her sixth studio album, found Christina attaining what her music has always suggested, a place where the ghosts of her musical heroes freely mingle with the architecture of modern music.  Working closely with her long-time producer and guitarist Dale Murray, drummer Brian Murray and bassist Jason Vautour, Martin made a conscious effort to confound the expectations of those who have categorized her in the past.  This record utilizes far more sonic textures, allowing Martin to explore the many sides of her musical personality.  The album won a 2016 ECMA for Pop Recording of the Year and her It’ll Be Alright single rose to #6 on the CBC Radio2 Top 20 chart. You Ran From Me was voted the #14 most played Canadian song on Sonica for 2015, and Somewhere With You was placed in the CBC Television show Heartland.

http://christinamartin.net/about-me/

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November 21, 9pm:
Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald

We’re excited to welcome back Ben Miller and Anita MacDonald, the Cape Breton based duo who blend the rich traditional sound of the Cape Breton fiddle, with the fiery edge of the Scottish Border pipes. Combining their creative vision with influences from Old and New World Gaelic traditions, they create a powerful sound, heralded as: “… One of the most important folk acts on Cape Breton Island today.”  – CBC Main Street (Nova Scotia, CAN).

Since meeting at the 2013 Celtic Colours Festival, Ben & Anita have toured across North America and further afield, wowing audiences with their captivating blend of driving dance tunes and soulful Gaelic airs.  “… Fiery… Fresh, yet totally traditional… Excellent entertainment!”  – Piping Today Magazine (Glasgow, UK)

https://www.benandanita.com/about

November 25, 9pm:
Michelle Tompkins

Antigonish born and bred, Michelle Tompkins, of Montreal based duo The Sin & The Swoon, returns solo (is she the “swoon” or the “sin”???) bringing her remarkable voice and her guitar to play some brand new songs for you.

www.sinandswoon.com

November 28, 9pm:
Bad Luck Woman and her Misfortunes

The Townhouse is excited to be hosting Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes, a Toronto based blues/R&B band, fronted by Raha Javanfar on bass and vocals, for the first time this fall. They’re reviving some obscure and forgotten tunes by sassy ladies of the 50’s and 60’s, such as Big Maybelle, Little Sylvia, Dolly Cooper, Carmen Taylor, and Ella Johnson, as well keeping alive classics by Ray Charles, Etta James, Muddy Waters, and Jimmy Rogers. Gigging regularly at various downtown hotspots, their dynamic stage presence and ruthless energy keeps the drinks pouring, and the dance floor swingin’.

badluckwoman.com

 

 

September/October: Burger Week + great music and events!

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As many of you well know, it’s Antigonish Burger Week, Sep 18-24! You have only got a few more days to sample burgers from a whole bunch of awesome participating Antigonish restaurants with a dollar form every burger sold going directly to the Antigonish Food Bank! This year we’re serving up The (ultra-local) Farm Burger! Made with local, grass fed beef from Western Wind Farm, Knoydart‘s organic aged cheddar, grilled onions from Casey VandeSande, Quinn Farm‘s sliced tomatoes, Bethany Gardens arugula/Overmars Farms greens, and Thomas’s dill pickles made with Seabright Garden’s cucumbers and dill! Support local farmers and the food bank while filling your belly!

And when you’ve had your fill of burgers (is that even possible?!?!?!?), check our line up of incredible visiting musicians and events!

 

October 10, 9pm:

IVA: North Meets East

We’re thrilled to be hosting an evening of Inuit throat singing and celtic fiddle from a six piece ensemble stopping by to play for you on their way to perform at Celtic Colours. Tickets on sale now!

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October 14, 2pm:

Print Preview: Skin Deep

Join poets and storytellers in Antigonish for an afternoon looking at surfaces—and what lies beneath. With Maureen St. Clair, Janette Fecteau and Stephen Law. Hosted by Angus MacCaull.
$10 suggested minimum donation. Proceeds go to SAFE, which continues to create new chances for Syrians living in crisis.

 

October 17, 9pm:

Petunia & the Minimalist Jugband

Don’t miss Petunia SOLO on the road with the Minimalist Jugband. How do you describe Petunia to someone who has never seen him perfom? Well, he’s like Hank Williams on acid… Tom Waits meets Elvis at Wood Guthrie’s hobo junction… If Nick Cave and David Lynch had a hillbilly baby, one that yodelled, you would have Petunia. An undiscovered hidden treasure.

Petunia’s solo performances are irresistably complimented by… The Minimalist Jugband… He’s a psychobilly beat poet… He opened up for Nick Cave, and played Vancouver Folk Fest a few times. Canadian National Slam Team… Underground outside artist… funnier than comedy, sadder than music.

 

October 21, 9pm:

The Boo Radley Project

An eight-piece alt-funk-jazz collective from Elora/Guelph, Ontario. stay tuned for details…

 

October 28, 9pm:

Buck Tingley & The Hard Looking Tickets

Back by popular demand, Buck brings his band and their own brand of swinging, gritty, low-down and dirty Chicago blues (think Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon).

 

November 18, 9pm:

Christina Martin

She needs very little introduction for her third visit, but just in case you don’t know her yet,  Christina Martin is a multi-award winning Canadian singer-songwriter whose style has been described as an effortless union between Americana and Rock.

 

 

Kane & Potvin, August 16, 8pm

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2 legends of Canadian rock are coming to The Townhouse, Wednesday, August 16th, 8pm!

$20 Tickets, sold in advance.

From the mid-’80s to the early-’90s, The Grapes Of Wrath and The Northern Pikes were responsible for some of the catchiest and most heart-felt singles and videos to come out of Canada at that time. Fast forward some 20 years later and the vocalist/guitarists from each of these bands find themselves living just blocks away from one another in Toronto.

This realization led to Bryan Potvin (The Northern Pikes) and Kevin Kane (The Grapes of Wrath) getting together to hang out with a couple of guitars for some casual jams, and the conclusion: “This sounds good! Let’s do some shows!”

Making their live debut in March of 2014, the two immediately knew they were on to something and have kept at it, playing some 40-odd shows across Canada that first year to enthusiastic audiences. The duo even released a self-titled live recording from one of their house concerts in response to the overwhelming number of fans asking for something to take home.

Over the year the duo has hit the road as often as possible, playing shows from coast to coast, and performing a mix of Northern Pikes, Grapes Of Wrath, solo songs, and, of course, debuting new Kane & Potvin material.

Still true to their rock roots, Kane & Potvin continue to heap pop sensibilities generously throughout, but today the lyrics are deeper and richer – tenanted with life stories that can only be accumulated over time. Both artists seem to have found a trusted songwriting partner with which to explore these experiences.

“Music to me is ALL about collaboration. I prefer it. It’s spiritual alchemy. When the formula is right and a great piece of music is created by a group of people… well, this is probably the most exciting thing in the world to me,” Potvin said.

Kane agrees.

“Bryan and I are both ‘lifers’ when it comes to music: there’s nothing else either of us are all that interested in doing. Music is as much a part of my existence as breathing,” he added.

“Kevin and I resonate on the same frequency – we’re roughly the same age with a very similar musical pedigree. I think we’re also both melody driven musicians,” sums up Potvin. “We both love guitars. And dark chocolate.”