Festival season, Europe tour, AMA Nomination.

We are very honoured to be nominated for Emerging Artist of the Year at this years Americana Music Awards, alongside Alabama Shakes, Dawes and Robert Ellis. The Awards ceremony will be held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Sept 12.

We have recently announced several more festivals and club show dates in Canada, US and Europe. Click the Shows tab for a full list of tour dates and see below for recently announced festival dates.

June 8, Bonnaroo. Manchester, TN
July 7, Salty Jam. Saint John, NB
July 11, Taste of Chicago. Chicago, IL
Aug 11, Burnaby Roots & Blues Festival. Vancouver, BC
Aug 24, Tønder Festival. Tønder, Denmark
Sept 7, Into the Great Wide Open. Vlieland, Netherlands
Oct 13, Austin City Limits Festival. Austin, TX

Southern USA tour kickoff! Spring and Summer update.

The Deep Dark Woods on the JUNOs red carpet, April 1st, 2012.

The Deep Dark Woods on the JUNOs red carpet, April 1st, 2012.

We’re back from our tour of the Midwest US and Ontario. There were some really great shows on the tour, so a big thank-you to all of you who came out to see us play. We had a great time taking part in some of the JUNO awards activities in Ottawa.
One of the biggest highlights was the sold-out show at the Great Hall in Toronto, where we had to great pleasure of playing with some friends Kendel Carson, Old Man Luedecke (who played an enchanting opening set), and The Good Lovelies. The entire set was recorded by Canada Live, CBC Radio 2, and we will post the airing date and where to stream it on demand, when it is all announced! Here are some photos from the night and what BlogTO thought of the show: BlogTO.

Next on the agenda is a 3 week run of shows and festivals that starts in North Carolina, goes west to Texas and all the way back. We’ll be taking part in Merlefest in Wilkesboro, NC; Sunfest in West Palm Beach, FL; and Secret Stages in Birmingham, AL. Check our Tour Dates for a full list of shows and ticket info.

Last but not least, we’ve added the following to the list of festivals we’ll be taking part in this summer:

Bunbury Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH
Dawson City Music Festival – Dawson City, YT
Hillside Festival – Guelph, ON
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion – Bristol, TN/VA

More to come, so check back often!

Springtime updates: More tours, festivals, awards..

We’ve got some exciting plans for the Spring and Summer and thought we’d give you an update.

In less than a week we’ll be embarking on a quick tour through the US Midwest (Minneapolis, Chicago, Toledo, Goshen, Pontiac, Cleveland & Columbus) and Ontario (Ottawa, Kingston, Peterborough, Burnstown, Toronto, London & Hamilton) with just enough time to stop at the Juno awards where we will be up for Traditional/Roots Album of the Year! We’ve also just announced that we’ll be taking part in JUNOfest which takes place at venues around Ottawa. Our showcase is at The Live Lounge on Saturday March 31st at midnight.

Speaking of awards, there is only one week left to vote for the Sirius XM Indie Awards. If you’d like to help us win, click HERE and vote in the FOLK/ROOTS ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR category. Thanks! The awards will be given out on March 24th.

We have also announced a run of dates in the Southern US for April and May which surround 3 festivals we’ll be playing at. Merlefest in Wilkesboro, NC; Sunfest in West Palm Beach, FL; and Secret Stages in Birmingham, AL. Other shows will be in North & South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee and Georgia. Click HERE for a full list of tour dates. Hope to see you there.

Last but not least, we have announced a couple other festivals that we’ll be appearing at this summer:
Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI & End of the Road Festival in North Dorset, UK.

More shows and festivals in Canada, USA, UK and Europe to be announced in the coming weeks months, so check back again soon!

Sirius XM INDIE Awards Nomination

We’ve been nominated for a Sirius XM INDIE Award, in the category of “FOLK/ROOTS ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR”! This winner of these awards are chosen, in part, by the fans, and you can help us win by voting HERE!

The awards ceremony will be held in Toronto on March 24th at the legendary Canadian Ballroom of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and will be broadcast live to air on Sirius XM Satellite radio. More details HERE.

JUNO nomination! FREE live at The Ram’s Head download!

We’re proud and honoured to announce that our self-produced album “The Place I Left Behind” has been nominated for Roots and Traditional Group Album of the Year at the 2012 JUNO Awards, to be held in Ottawa, ON. Congratulations to all our fellow nominees and thanks to all of our supporters and fans!

To celebrate the occasion, we’re giving away another FREE show from the last tour! This show took place in Annapolis, MD at the Ram’s Head on January 31st, 2012. Click HERE to download. Tracklisting is below.

1. The Banks of the Leopold Canal
2. Sugar Mama
3. Westside Street
4. Back Alley Blues
5. The Place I Left Behind
6. Two Time Loser
7. The Sun Never Shines