Philadelphia, PA (PressExposure) October 25, 2007 -- Celebrating the diversity of acoustic music, In The Dead of the Winter tourâ which is an extension of an annual festival that takes place in Halifax, NS each year, features some of the best up-and-coming Canadian songwriters, and promises to be a night filled with hauntingly beautiful vocals, poignant storytelling, soul-inspired horns, and traditional roots music. Organized by a small group of musicians and event producers, the goal of this festival is to bring a diverse group of acoustic musicians together to not only perform but to also meet one another in a professional and creative environment. Held annually in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada during the month of February, the acoustic based festival celebrates the excellence of musicians by showcasing their talent as well as providing venues for artists who have not yet had the opportunity to perform their music to a wider audience. This is the first time the festival has taken to the road and brought to the U.S. In the Dead of Winter Festival lands in Boston Club Passim on Tuesday, November 13th @ 7pm, $10.00 in advance and $12 at the door.
The following artists will be performing each night:
ROYAL WOOD - Royal Woodâs A Good Enough Day has received rave reviews;"â¦ a pop delight, an old-fashioned train-car stocked with alternating riffs on love and heartache. Musically and lyrically well-written..." â THE EYE, "Wood is on his way to establishing himself alongside the Canadian royalty of artists such as Sexsmith and Wainwright. " â EXCLAIM. With the new record out to critical praise, his music in the hands of fans, successful performances at major festivals including a tour with Canadian songstress Sarah Harmer, My Morning Jacket, Sarah Slean, Peter Elkas, Danny Michel, Serena Ryder, Dan Bern and many others, Royal Wood is an artist whose time is at hand to be heard. His music has been featured on several TV and movie soundtracks; including the HBO series Regenisis, the CBC series This is Wonderland, the CTV movie Playing House, the film The End of Silence starring Sarah Harmer, and the Warner Music Canada soundtrack to the Food Network's The Surreal Gourmet (with other artists including Feist, Tom Waits, The Flaming Lips, Moby, Aretha Franklin) and more. Listen here: http://www.royalwood.ca http://www.myspace.com/royalwood
JIM BRYSON- His first two releases have received critical acclaim being featured in "Best of" lists including that of Billboard's Jason MacNeil, and Americana UK's Tim Ford. In addition to his songs appeared in numerous compilations, both in North America and the UK. With his third album release "Where The Bungalows Roam", co-produced with Dave Draves (Kathleen Edwards), mixed by Darryl Neudorf (Neko Case, Sarah McLachlan) and mastered by Ryan Morrey (Arcade Fire, The Stills) it is sure to be just as critically successful. Listen here: http://www.jimbryson.org, http://www.myspace.com/jimbryson
TANYA DAVIS - Tanya Davis is a poet. Praised for poignant storytelling, compelling stage presence and sincere delivery, Tanya's live set is every bit as mesmerizing as her debut album, Make a List). She plays a unique blend of folk and pop music, marked with rythmic and engaging bits of poetry, soulful melodies, and catchy hooks. Since bursting onto the Halifax music scene in the spring of 2006, Tanya has been gaining considerable momentum and praise from fans and musical peers alike. She was nominated for 4 Nova Scotia Music Awards and was the cover feature of a November issue of the Coast (Halifax's weekly).. She was recently named the regional winner of the RadioStar NationalSongwriting Competition as well the CBC Poetry Faceoff. Listen here: http://www.tanyadavis.ca, http://www.myspace.com/tanyadavismusic.
JILL BARBER â Jillâs debut LP For All Time recently garnered Best Recording and Best Female at the 2007 East Coast Music Awards. Fans of Jill include Kris Kristofferson and Ron Sexsmith, with whom Jill has toured Canada with. http://www.jillbarber.com http://www.jillbarber.com/> http://www.myspace.com/jillbarbermusic http://www.oldmanluedecke.ca , http://www.myspace.com/oldmanluedecke
OLD MAN LUEDECKE â Following his successful 2003 debut "Mole in the Ground", his sophomore release "Hinterland" picks up where the where "Mole in the Ground" left off. With music that invokes the spirit of the folk revival of the late fifties and early sixties with a modern edge; "Hinterland" is destined to be an odd and eclectic Canadian classic.
CATHERINE MACLELLAN - It is Catherine MacLellan's voice that strikes you first. Pure and haunting, it caresses softly, insinuating itself into your heart, and just won't let go. Then, the subtle strengths of her deeply confessional, powerfully poetic songs emerge, revealing hidden layers with every listen. It is this combination that makes Church Bell Blues, MacLellan's sophomore album, a bona fide roots music gem. MacLellan's immense vocal and songwriting talents are no secret to music lovers in the Maritimes. Her potential was first displayed in the group The New Drifts and then on her 2004 solo debut Dark Dream Midnight, but Church Bell Blues ups the ante considerably. It is a sparse and intimate record, one that gently fuses folk and country strains with graceful ease. http://www.catherinemaclellan.com, http://www.myspace.com/catherinemaclellan
JENN GRANT â Currently working on her first full-length album she has been invited to record with the CBC. "ORCHESTRA FOR THE MOON" (produced by Jason MacIsaac and David Christensen of the heavy blinkers) features such notable guests as Ron Sexsmith, Jill Barber, Matt Mays, Tyler Messick, Dale Murray, and Rose Cousins. In addition to the amazing list of collaborators she has also been fortunate enough to be asked to open for Feist, Ron Sexsmith and Josh Ritter among others. http://www.myspace.com/jenngrant1
DAVID MYLES - David Myles latest album, Things Have Changed is a departure from the traditional definition of roots music, the album is steeped in soul inspired horns, skilled finger-picking, and rich vocals. He delivers a "full band" treatment of his songs with horns, pedal steel, mandolin, banjo, piano, Wurlitzer organ, guitar, upright bass and drums. The record features some of Atlantic Canada's finest musicians. Jill Barber, Dale Murray (Cuff the Duke, Nathan Wiley), Matt Murphy (Flashing Lights, Superfriendz), Gabe Minnikin (The Guthries), Tom Easley (Hot Toddy), Geoff Arsenault (Ray Bonneville, Carlos Del Junco), and others join forces to create a memorable collection of music. [http://www.davidmyles.com] , http://www.myspace.com/davidmyles.