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Joey Only * Kym Gouchie * Michigan Rattlers * Demon Squadron
April 21 @ 8:00 pm$15.00 - $20.00
Upholding a time-honored songwriting tradition, Michigan Rattlers recount human stories through a soundtrack of Americana punctuated by countrified rock’n’roll and folk. The subjects of their 2016 self-titled debut EP practically live and breathe between Graham Young’s rustling guitar and Adam Reed’s percussive upright bass. Born in Petoskey, MI and based in Los Angeles, the duo’s music plays out like a film.
“All of my favorite songs tell stories,” says Graham. “It’s the most important part. They’re about people trying to overcome life’s obstacles. That’s what it always comes back to.”
Joey Only Outlaw Band is a hard hittin psychedelic bluegrass comedy act who you can’t easily compare with any one else that’s out there. Joey’s done a thousand shows in Canada, sang 50,000 dirges & drank 15,000 beers in the process of telling 22,000 jokes.
They’ll play a smokin outlaw country punk sounding assemblage of hilarous, offensive and thought provoking that doesn’t let up till the words LAST CALL are uttered from management. His albums are okay, but his live shows are where he made his name, especially since 2002. He ran his own radio show for years and was on the charts of every college and CBC station at one time or another. This is what Outlaw Country Punk in Canada is supposed to sound and act like. https://
Lheidli T’enneh artist Kym Gouchie was born with music in her blood. A self taught guitar player and hand drummer, Kym has collaborated and toured with many musician over the past two decades and has been a featured artist on the APTN’s ‘The Mix’ and ‘Live from the Hundred Years Cafe’.
In 2014 she released her first record, an EP titled ‘Mountain of Youth’ and she has been performing full time ever since. Her signature song ‘Sister Rain’ hit #1 on NCIFM’s National Aboriginal Music Countdown in August 2015 and her song ‘For The People’ has been included on the Truth & Reconciliation compilation CD.
In 2016 she released a single, ‘In the Hearts of You & Me’, a tribute to the murdered and missing Indigenous Women and the Highway of Tears. That single is off of her first full length album titled ‘Northern Shining Star Woman’ which is scheduled for release in February 2017.
Kym is a story teller. Her stories are woven together with threads of her personal journeys, her people’s history and those that have been taken or lost, creating a tapestry of poignant yet uplifting lyrics, leading us to a deeper understanding of the human spirit.
Jack Garton and the Demon Squadron
The roots roller-coaster band Demon Squadron is the engine behind Jack Garton’s songs. Formed in 2013 and named after Garton’s grandfather’s special ops flight squadron in WWII, the band is a highly-trained crew of Vancouver’s most unique musical talent. From rockabilly to rocksteady, country to cajun, every show is roots music mayhem executed with classic showmanship and wry humour. While touring Western Canada, Washington State and Alaska, the Squadron has been honoured to serve on festival main stages, concert halls, theatres, clubs and cook-outs. It’s all in the line of duty for BC’s rambling servicemen and women as they continue to wage Garton’s campaigns of heavy honesty and devastating joy throughout the region. https://jackgarton.com/