EAST POINTERS On Tour & Heading Home

A Sweet Release...

JUNO-award winning, Prince Edward Island based The East Pointers release their new single “Two Weeks” from their sophomore LP What We Leave Behind.

The melancholy song was co-written with Grammy awarding winning Gordie Sampson amid recording sessions at Nashville’s famed Sound Emporium last winter, where What We Leave Behind was cut. The song documents a passage depressingly common in the bands’ home province of Prince Edward Island and played out the world over in economically challenged communities: the need to leave home and travel far away from friends and family to find work.

Koady Chaisson had this to say about the song: “When I played that song for my mom, she said ‘That’s going to hit home for a lot of people,’” Koady explains. “Many families are forced to split their time, with at 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 community going through it month after month, year after year.”

The new album was produced by superstar East Coast-bred songwriter/producer Gordie Sampson and features a diverse selection of songs ranging from somber and hauntingly beautiful to joyous and celebratory. What We Leave Behind carves a new path for The East Pointers, as they continue to blur the lines between traditional and popular music and develop a devoted fan-base around the globe. Purchase What We Leave Behind on iTunes HERE.

The band were recently nominated for 6 Music P.E.I. award’s including Album of the Year, Group Recording of the Year, Roots Contemporary Recording of the Year, Song of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Touring Artist of the Year. The awards will be handed out during Music P.E.I. Week, which runs January 25-28, 2018.

The East Pointers' - fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake Charron – blistering live shows and palpable authenticity make their instrumental tunes practically cartwheel and infuses their lyric-driven songs with poignancy and grace. The folk power trio who mix dynamic transatlantic Celtic sounds with three part-harmonies have been collecting accolades since the release of their debut album Secret Victory including, a 2017 Juno Award for “Traditional Roots Album of the Year” as well as a 2016 Canadian Folk Music Award for “Ensemble of the Year”.

The band is currently in the midst of a massive international tour that started this fall and included dates in the UK, Australia and New Zealand; after which the band will be continuing their journey across Canada in the spring.

TOUR DATES are as follows:

Australia & New Zealand:
12.08 - Castlemaine, VIC @ Theatre Royal
12.09 - Katoomba, NSW @ Metropole
12.14 - Adelaide, SA @ Jive
12.15 - Darwin, NT @ Darwin Railway Club
12.16 - Albany, WA @ Albany Entertainment Centre
12.17 - Fremantle, WA @ Fremantle Arts Centre
12.27 - 01.1 - Woodford, QLD @ Woodford Folk Festival
01.04 - Sunshine Coast, QLD @ Sol Bar
01.05 - Brisbane, QLD @ Old Museum
01.06 - Sydney, NSW @ The Factory Theatre
01.07 - Newcastle, NSW @ Lizotte’s
01.19 - Woolston, NZ @ Blue Smoke
01.20 - New Plymouth, NZ @ Festival of Lights
01.21 - Wellington, NZ @ San Fran
01.22 - Nelson, NZ @ Boathouse
01.23 - Golden Bay, NZ @ Mussell Inn
01.24 - Paekakariki, NZ @ St Peter’s Hall
01.25 - Palmerston, NZ @ Globe Theatre
01.26 - 01.28 - Auckland, NZ @ Auckland Folk Festival

CANADA:
02.07 - Fredericton, NB @ Capital Complex
02.08 - Moncton, NB @ Tide & Boar
02.09 - Halifax, NS @ The Seahorse Tavern
02.10 - Charlottetown, PEI @ Confed Centre - Homburg Theatre
02.13 - Sharbot Lake, ON @ Sharbot Lake Country Inn
02.14 - Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall
02.15 - Paris, ON @ Dominion Telegraph
02.16 - Barrie, ON @ Mavricks Music Hall
02.17 - Morrisburg, ON @ St Lawrence Stage Series
02.18 - Ottawa, ON @ NAC - The Studio
02.27 - Saskatoon, SK @ The Bassment
03.02 - Calgary, AB @ Festival Hall
03.03 - Edmonton, AB @ Arden Theatre
03.04 - Canmore, AB @ Communitea Cafe

FOR MORE DETAILS & TICKETS CLICK HERE

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