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Geoff Berner’s Canadiana Grotesquica available now!

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I’m very happy to be working with Geoff Berner, one of my favourite singer-songwriters, and of whom Billy Bragg has said, “cherish him, for there really is no one like him.” Geoff’s new album Canadiana Grotesquica is available now on Coax Records, and his autumn tour schedule kicks off soon.

Produced by Paul Rigby (Neko Case, Carolyn Mark), Canadiana Grotesquica is something of a departure for Berner. His previous five albums have been forays into the genre of klezmer/punk, which many credit him for originating. The new record is instead more of a country-tinged singer-songwriter affair, in the style of his first full-length We Shall Not Flag Or Fail, We Shall Go On To The End.

Songs like “The Ghost of Terry Fox” and “Rule of the Road” come with a melancholy twang, due in part to Rigby’s additional contributions on guitar and pedal steel. “Hustle Advisory” features Frazey Ford on guest vocals, while violin parts throughout the album are supplied by Diona Davies, formerly of Po Girl.

Furthermore, a video for the song “Gino Odjick,” a tribute to the former Vancouver Canucks fan favourite, has racked up over 6,000 YouTube views to date.

Canadiana Grotesquica is being released in conjunction with Berner’s second novel, The Fiddler Is a Good Woman, to be published Oct. 14 by Dundurn Press. Berner will be touring the world following the album’s official launch at the 10th annual Accordion Noir Festival at Vancouver’s Russian Hall.


Quantum Tangle’s Shelter as we go… Out Now!

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Happy release day to Quantum Tangle’s Shelter as we go…, available through COAX Records. Get it HERE!

The full-length debut follows up their Tiny Hands EP, which earned at 2017 JUNO Award for Indigenous Album of the Year. Catch the duo on tour across Canada this summer and fall.

CBC Music First Plays: Art Bergmann & T. Thomason

Two, count ’em two First Plays today!

Art Bergmann – Remember Her Name (May 12, weewerk Recordings) Get it HERE

T. Thomason – sweet baby EP (May 12, Coax Records) Get it HERE

Abigail Lapell’s Hide Nor Hair Streaming At Exclaim + Winter Tour Dates


I’m excited to kick off 2017’s campaigns with Abigail Lapell’s Hide Nor Hair, available Jan. 20 through Coax Records. It’s a hauntingly beautiful noir-folk gem that can be heard now at Exclaim:

Abigail is on tour in Ontario eastern Canada throughout January and February. For more info, go to


January 17 :: Montreal QC :: Casa Del Popolo (w/ Chesley Walsh, partytime)
January 18 :: Ottawa ON :: Irene’s Pub (w/ Jill Zmud)
January 19 :: Toronto ON :: Burdock Music Hall (w/ Oh Susanna, Richard Laviolette)
January 21 :: St Catharines ON :: Mahtay Lounge (w/ DRFTR)
January 22 :: Peterborough ON :: The Garnet (w/ Bobby Dove)
January 23 :: Hamilton ON :: The Casbah (w/ Secretary City)
January 27 :: Orillia ON :: The Brownstone (w/ Shawn William Clarke)
January 28 :: Belleville ON :: Capers
January 29 :: Guelph ON :: Cornerstone (w/ Nate Coles)
February 3 :: Sackville NB :: Thunder & Lightning
February 4 :: Halifax NS :: Timber Lounge (w/ Blue Lobelia, Willie Stratton)
February 15-19 :: Kansas City MO :: Folk Alliance International Conference