Do you have your tickets for the last Live Wire show of the season yet? It’s going to be a great double-bill with East Coast Music Award winner Dave Gunning and the wonderful west coast bluegrass group The Breakmen.
Dave Gunning is a guy I’ve been waiting to book since I saw him at a festival about 5 years ago. He has a charismatic stage presence and beautiful tunes. Check out his great website www.davegunning.com. The Breakmen are getting rave reviews across Canada for their great live shows featuring superb musicianship and beautifully tight vocal arrangements. www.thebreakmen.com
Pick up your tickets as usual at Brian’s Record Option (613 542-2452), Tara Foods and Renaissance Music. Read on!
See you at the music
Attention Live Wire Supporters!!!
We hope you have your tickets for the fabulous concert coming to the Octave Theatre on Saturday, November 13th – when The Live Wire Music Series presents our last show of 2010.
A double-bill featuring:
Nova Scotia’s multi-ECMA winner Dave Gunning
– and –
B.C.’s hottest bluegrass band The Breakmen
“Dave Gunning delivers a winner….We’re All Leaving is a memorable almost thematic collection of songs, one that will undoubtedly see Gunning reap further Canadian folk music awards”. ~ UK Country Music People
“It is that sense of intimacy through his writing, and his performances that makes Gunning an absolutely intriguing performer to watch and listen to”. ~ The Newfoundland Herald
“The Galaxie Folk/Roots Channel’s most-played, high-rotation album releases for December 2009 – January 2010 “We’re All Leaving” ~ Galaxie, The Continuous Music Network
“Dave is one of Canada’s finest songwriter’s: the way his eye sees things upon the land, the way his ear hears the voices of his people, his respect for those who have gone before, and his love of life in the land he loves, is beautifully portrayed in gentle verse and rhyme. He is not a man you meet everyday, he cares, and it shows in his music, both poetic and pointed”. ~ CFCY, The Eric MacEwen Show
“It’s a star-studded affair, but at the centre of it all is Gunning with his sparse folk sound and crystal clear lyrics that have made him a popular name along the east coast and into the U.S. and Europe over the last few years”. ~ eastcoastnoise.com
“This incredible album contains 11 songs, all of which he wrote with several co-writers. His ability to tell a story in his songs has resulted in six Music Nova Scotia awards and three East Coast Music Awards in the past, and now with this new CD, there will be no exceptions. A number of Canada’s finest composers helped Dave to write all the songs and include; Jamie Robinson, John Meir, James Keelaghan, David Francey, Rose Cousins and Karine Polwart.” ~ Atlantic Seabreeze
“To the already long list of Canadians who bleed pure Americana please add The Breakmen. Like their countrymen in The Band before them, they have been known to inspire a bit of the old-time religion with their sublime vocal harmonies.” ~ Nathan Baker, San Francisco Bay Guardian
“Meticulous craftsmanship of the songwriting, the strength of the lead vocals, and the tightness of the harmonies distinguish the quartet from other Canadian outfits mining a similar vein… [an] excellent sophomore album.” ~ Tony Montague, Penguin Eggs
The quartet’s original songs twine elements of old-time, folk, and vintage country into a West Coast string-band belt. The members are all multi-instrumentalists, and their vocal harmonies are tighter than a moose’s ass in a Banff blizzard. ~ Georgia Straight
Stylistically, the Breakmen have been compared to bands like Old Crow Medicine Show, and with their second release, the group has become a significant force in the world of Americana music. ~ Les McIntyre, Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine
“Vancouver’s kings of harmony….” ~ Steve Edge, Rogue Folk Club
“This is workin’ man’s music and a little time spent with The Breakmen will surely do the soul some serious good.” ~ Eden Munro, The Vue Weekly, Edmonton
“The Breakmen back up solid songwriting and great song selection with high energy and a great band presence. They are rapidly developing a large following for their outstanding live performances.” ~ Bjorn Weeks, Bluegrass North Magazine
“With their new album The Breakmen have placed themselves ontop of the Americana Scene….” ~ Adolf Gorriup, Folkworld Magazine