Joel Plaskett

Canada has produced some of the world's most enduring songwriters and Joel Plaskett is hailed as one of the best. With countless awards to his credit, thousands of tour dates, and numerous recording and producing projects under his belt, Plaskett remains one of the most innovative and prolific artists on the scene today.
In addition to his eight recordings, a DVD and a retrospective LP, Plaskett still has the creative energy to work on outside projects. He masterminded a reunion Thrush Hermit Tour and Box Set, has produced recordings for Sarah Slean, Al Tuck, David Myles, Steve Poltz, and most recently, buzz act Mo Kenney. In 2010 Plaskett started a boutique record label (New Scotland Records) and has already produced and released a 12-part 7" vinyl singles series featuring artists ranging from Jeremy Fisher to Ana Egge.
Whether it's touring in Canada, the US, Australia or the UK; with his rock band The Emergency, or more intimate shows as a solo artist, Plaskett consistently excites and inspires his audiences. As a writer, performer or producer, Plaskett will to continue to influence the music scene for many years to come.

Mayhemingways

Mayhemingways are an eclectic and full-sounding duo from the musical hotbed of Peterborough, Ontario. Their music drifts timelessly between traditional music and something brand new. The band has been described as folk-rock with Cajun, bluegrass, and Celtic influences.

Lead singer Benj Rowland switches between accordion, banjo, guitar, and tenor guitar while holding down the bass with foot pedals. Josh Fewings plays drums, percussion and adds back-up vocals.

Mayhemingways have toured Canada relentlessly since forming in 2013. Coast to coast tours have become common place for the group, making new friends and fans across the nation with each tour. The duo will tour almost every province and territory in 2016.
Their first full-length album will be released early in 2016 and was produced and engineered in Nanton, AB by Steve Loree (Ian Tyson, Corb Lund, Petunia). The album is a follow up to their first EP (2013) engineered by James McKenty (Blue Rodeo, Cuff the Duke, The Weber Brothers).

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