Presented by Woodfordia
Transatlantic Celtic folk power trio, and JUNO Award winners The East Pointers, come to Albany in a unique and intimate event held in the Kalyenup Studio of the Albany Entertainment Centre with cabaret bar and food service.
Dazzling musicianship and wild live shows have connected The East Pointers with audiences across the globe, making original roots music the hippest thing going. Prince Edward Island fiddler Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and Ontario guitarist Jake Charron write about real life, sketching out its joys and sorrows in vivid strokes. That palpable authenticity makes their instrumental tunes practically cartwheel and infuses their lyric-driven songs with poignancy. Listening to The East Pointers’ brilliant second album What We Leave Behind – produced by superstar songwriter/producer Gordie Sampson – is akin to meeting up with an old friend – and then going out for twenty drinks.
As a follow-up to 2015’s internationally acclaimed, JUNO Award-winning debut Secret Victory, What We Leave Behind reflects on the traditions of East Coast Canadian Celtic music, but also takes giant strides in new directions. With a captivating balance between their traditional-sounding instrumental tunes, and radio-ready songs, The East Pointers reach out with open arms to a wide range of listeners, inviting them to discover a love for a new style of music.
The East Pointers continue to blur the lines between traditional and popular music and have developed a devoted fanbase around the globe. With a captivating balance between their traditional-sounding instrumental tunes, and songs, The East Pointers have spent the last two years solidly touring Canada, the US, the UK, and now Australia.
Furiously energetic yet organic, celebratory yet cool, this is an impressive calling-card for a band who are soon to be making waves around the world - Songlines Magazine
The high-velocity trio expresses an intuitive freedom in its approach with savvy interaction and youthful vigour - BBC Radio 2
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