Upcoming music: The Sin and The Swoon

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We’re so excited to welcome Antigonish native Michelle Tompkins and her fella Mike O’Brien back to town to play The Townhouse on Tuesday, August 18! Show will start at 9pm, tickets are $10, available at the door.

From their website:

Montreal’s “Sin and Swoon” is made up of Ottawa Valley native Michael James O’Brien and Antigonish, Nova Scotia’s Michelle Tompkins. They love George and Tammy, old time country music, and the harmony singing of the Louvin Brothers and the Delmore Brothers. Recently featured on “The Vinyl Cafe´ with Stuart Maclean” on CBC radio and NPR, their new album is now available!

Singer-songwriters Mike O’Brien and Michelle Tompkins have been performing together for the last few years, after the couple’s post-dinner-table-song-swaps led to the odd pub gig to help make ends meet. Songs were written, and the culmination of the last couple years of work has led to the release of their first record “Did I Turn The Oven Off?”

Both have been busy as backup singers/musicians on the Montreal local scene, lending a hand to such notables as Patrick Watson, The Barr Brothers, Plants and Animals, Blood and Glass, Katie Moore, and Thus:Owls. Mike O’Brien was also a guitar player on the last two Vic Chesnutt tours. Now with the release of their new record, their plans are to get out and play as much as possible.

Check out the Facebook event here, that way you don’t miss it.

Here’s a few pics from recent shows – Mary Beth Carty and Gillian Boucher brought the house down the other night!

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Donald MacLennan and Duane Andrews

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Jaques Mindreau (of Krasnogorsk)

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Gillian Boucher and Mary Beth Carty, July 28

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