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Dazzling musicianship! A wildly entertaining live show!! The East Pointers with special guest Lindsay Lou.

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The East Pointers have partnered with PLUS1, $1 from each ticket will go to Unison Fund - providing counselling & emergency relief to the Canadian music community. www.unisonfund.ca

The East Pointers // What We Leave BehindThere’s a reason, beyond their dazzling musicianship and wildly entertaining liveshows, that The East Pointers have connected with audiences right across the globe,making new, original roots music the hippest, most vibrant thing going.The reason? The East Pointers - fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaissonand guitarist Jake Charron – write about real life, sketching out its joys and sorrows invivid strokes. That palpable authenticity makes their instrumental tunes practicallycartwheel and infuses their lyric-driven songs with poignancy.And it’s why listening to The East Pointers’ brilliant and hotly anticipated secondalbum What We Leave Behind – produced by superstar East Coast-bredsongwriter/producer Gordie Sampson – is akin to meeting up with an old friend.As a follow-up to 2015’s internationally acclaimed, JUNO Award-winning debut SecretVictory, What We Leave Behind shares stories previously unheard but framed by afamiliar context. The album reflects on the traditions of Canadian Celtic music, whereit comes from, and what it means to the people, but also strides in new directions.With a captivating balance between their traditional-sounding instrumental tunes, andcatchy radio-ready songs, The East Pointers reach out with open arms to a wide rangeof listeners, inviting them to discover a new love of folk music.Never before have The East Pointers so deftly leveraged the whole spectrum of humanemotion, drawing inspiration straight from the world they live in. That’s especiallyevident in a pair of striking new songs featuring Tim Chaisson’s lead vocals: thetrembling first single ‘82 Fires’ and the melancholy ‘Two Weeks,’ co-written withSampson amid recording sessions at Nashville’s famed Sound Emporium last winter,where What We Leave Behind was cut.‘While in Penguin, Tasmania we spoke with an older gentleman, a lifelong resident,who said that there were 82 wildfires currently on the loose in Tasmania, the most inover half a century. It hit home the severity of what we were all experiencing.”, saysKoady Chaisson. “It was a restless few days for us. Small human decisions about whereto live or whether or not the show would go on didn’t matter, Mother Nature wouldalways have the final say. Being in the middle of that brings an immediacy about it,you can feel powerless."The plaintive ‘Two Weeks’ meanwhile, documents a passage depressingly common inthe bands’ home province of Prince Edward Island and played out the world over ineconomically challenged communities: the need to leave home and travel far awayfrom friends and family to find work.“When I played that song for my mom, she said ‘That’s going to hit home for a lot ofpeople,’” Koady Chaisson explains. “Many families are forced to split their time, withat least one member having to go out west - usually to Alberta - to make ends meet.It’s so hard. I did it, though luckily not for long, but there are people in my communitygoing through it month after month, year after year.”The flip side of What We Leave Behind - and indeed, of The East Pointers’ electrifyingconcerts – are scorching instrumental tunes that yank the freewheeling, Celtic-goosedpast into the present, defying anyone to sit still in their chair.“Traditional music has always been at the core of what we do as a band,” adds JakeCharron. “There's something powerful about a style of music that has been passed onfor generations around the world.” A new take on this tradition is evident in the spry‘Party Wave,’ inspired by a thrilling surfing experience the band enjoyed in NewZealand, one of many countries The East Pointers visited during 10 months of touringlast year. The tunes, written this past year on the road, take you on a journey,building with excitement before transforming into a full-on dance party.Rounding out the album, the mournful ‘John Wallace’ - about a 19th centuryshipwreck off the coast of Prince Edward Island - and the mournful ‘Hid in Your Heart’uphold the band’s devotion to documenting real life, tragedy and all.What We Leave Behind carves a new path for The East Pointers, as they continue toblur the lines between traditional and popular music and develop a devoted fanbasearound the globe.

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Lindsay Lou has been making soulful, poignant music for the last decade. An undeniable powerhouse, Lou’s remarkable gifts as a singer, songwriter, musician and performer demand the listener’s attention.

Lou’s voice—and its unique ability to create an expansive, almost physically tangible soundscape—simultaneously embodies fierce intensity and tender intimacy. Touring nationally and internationally year round, Lindsay Lou and her band continue to collect a mass of friends and fans along the way. The Boot, who featured Lindsay Lou Band as a “Can’t Miss Act at AmericanaFest 2018, says “...Lou brings introspection and masterful vocal work to her live show.”

A prolific songwriter, Lindsay Lou is constantly releasing new material. Most recently, two new original double sided singles -“Ready” and “Keep On Going,” an OurVinyl Session Live EP, and her fourth full length album, Southland.

www.lindsaylou.com

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