Altameda, Redhill Valleys
95 King Street East
Hamilton, ON, L8N 1A9
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
This event is all ages
With songs that surprise as much as they satisfy a thirst, Altameda is combining the country drawl of Gram Parsons with the raw alt aesthetic of The Replacements.
What started as a vehicle for singer-songwriter Troy Snaterse’s solo material quickly turned into group effort to create something genuine. Despite the fact that every member of Altameda has roots in various genres, it became obvious to the group to make the music that shaped them early on. During the first recording sessions of the group’s debut LP Dirty Rain, it became clear that there was an undeniable chemistry.
Altameda quickly set out to shape their sound that blended the sincerity of the old with the unabashed grit of the new.
“Bolstered by harmonica, pedal steel and toe-tapping percussion, [Dirty Rain] is a twangy, heartfelt alt-country cut.” Exclaim!
“I was immediately swept away by the classic Americana feel of Altameda’s “Dirty Rain”. It’s alt-country poetry in the highest form.” MilkCrater.com
The Redhill Valleys are a four piece Country and Roots Rock band from Hamilton, Ontario. Last summer, they were named runners-up at the 2017 Boots and Hearts Emerging Artists Showcase and have since gained a lot of traction and fans in the Canadian Country music scene. Following an East Coast tour, the band was chosen as the CMAO Artist of the Month last October, and also awarded as finalists in the 2017 Canada's Walk of Fame Emerging Artists Program. Their influences come from iconic artists such as Neil Young, Lucinda Williams, Tom Petty and The Band, while forging a musical path all their own. Their unapologetic stage presence and grit-infused harmonies are putting The Redhill Valleys on Canadian Country Music map as an band you don't want to miss.
The Redhill Valleys are an original Country and Roots Rock group from Hamilton, Ontario. Rooted by their influences in southern rock, acoustic Americana and soul, the newly formed trio are forging a musical path all their own. The collaboration of guitarist Danielle Beaudin, bassist Chelsea McWilliams and drummer/guitarist Tim Allard is built upon a common dedication to the craft of songwriting, unifying the poetic ease of their lyrics with unforgettable melodies, harmonies and guitar riffs.
The path to now began when bassist Chelsea McWilliams and guitarist Danielle Beaudin hit the open road for Nashville, Tennessee. They collaborated on their newly developed material and it wasn't long before the pair found their rhythm. Drummer Tim Allard joined shortly after their return from the Music City, and it became undeniable that something unique was under way as their individual sounds came together as one. They didn’t know it yet, but this was the beginning of The Redhill Valleys.
The trio dug their heels in over the following year, polishing their live material and playing the local circuit. Songs worthy of a full-length album were quickly coming to life, and a curious hum among the Hamilton music scene was building around their folk, roots, and rock inspired sound. Their collaborative influences brought catchy country choruses, as heard on their new single titled "Wrong Way Turns Out Right”, a Canadiana inspired folk ballad called “Parry Sound”, and unapologetic toe-tappin' rock via tunes such as “You Can’t Be Alone” and “Ragged and Run Down”. Their set-list crossed genres and touched on the hearts of true music lovers.
After a successful fundraiser, the group was able to raise money to begin the recording process. Their debut album was recorded at Westmoreland Recording Studios in Hamilton, Ontario with producer Carl Jennings. The 12-tracks feature McWilliams, Beaudin and Allard trading off lead vocals, which leads the listener on a multifaceted and deeply rich journey. In the studio, the trio honed in on their respected and multi-instrumental abilities to fine tune and translate the energy of their live performances into the record. With the help of producer Jennings, their sound became distinct and the songs unforgettable.
Released on April 26th 2016, the album is now available for purchase via The Redhill Valleys store and download on iTunes and Bandcamp, and streaming on SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Music and more!