Two sets of new trad and bluegrass styles with (if we do say so) some awful fine harmony singing throughout.Gonna be a nice night we figure...
The Dandelion Few are an Indie folk duo based Dundalk, Ireland and St. John's, Newfoundland, whose harmony rich music has been often been compared to that of the Handsome Family and Gillian Welch with David Rawlings. Throughout late 2016 and 2017 they acquired extensive mileage having performed various shows in such far flung places as Newfoundland, Scotland and Glastonbury 17.The pair have adopted a strong folk idiom and base much of their music within that sphere touching on contemporary themes whilst also giving light to more traditional subjects such as mining life and near forgotten ghost stories. Always hungry to write and create, the pair completed writing residency in Slovenia for October to explore and potentially add to the folk canon of Ireland & Newfoundland with the theme of Island life in mind. The Dandelion Few's live performances have been described as "What it would have been like if Townes Van Zandt met the Felice brothers", a statement they hold with pride as they are set to make a name for themselves in the near future.
Luke and John are a country folk duo based out of St John's, though they originally hail from Ontario. Crash landing down town only four months ago the pair have become fast friends with many acts in the local scene such as The Old Contemporaries and The High and Lonesome Ramblers. Luke and John can often be found helping these cats take it home after a hoot and holler down on Water St.
Whether picking and singing old timey numbers on their own or jumping in with a larger group for some bluegrass or Irish trad, their well blended harmonies and driving rhythms will leave you humming and tapping your foot for days afterward.
This event is sponsored by Living Planet/Johnny Ruth, Fred's Records, Rocket Bakery, O'Brien's Music, Food for Thought, the Travel Bug, the Ship Pub, and Labatts.
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