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SAM OUTLAW BOUND FOR TORONTO’S DAKOTA TAVERN TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 @ 7pm. $10.

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“Hollywood Honky-Tonker” Sam Outlaw is confirmed to play The Dakota Tavern, his first headline show in Toronto, on November 10, 2015.

Angeleno, released in June by Six Shooter Records, is an accomplished, exciting debut by one of the new faces of old country. Outlaw’s name (a story in itself) consistently appears on Best New Country lists and Next Big Thing showcases, including AmericanaFestNYC at the Lincoln Centre and LA Bluegrass Situation at The Greek Theatre. Outlaw is also confirmed to play Stagecoach Festival 2016. Angeleno’s impeccable instrumentation and whip-smart lyrics are backed up by a live show that also delivers. Outlaw is the real deal.

Tickets are on sale now via The Dakota Tavern.

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Loss & Highways: Watch the video for “Ghost Town” from Outlaw’s debut album Angeleno.

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WARM TOES, WARM HEARTS: HAWKSLEY WORKMAN ADDS A SOCK DRIVE TO THE WINTER BIRD TOUR.

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Hawksley Workman’s Winter Bird Tour kicks off in St. John’s today and wraps nearly two months from now in Whitby, with stops in cities big and small across Canada. The Winter Bird Tour is the official Old Cheetah album release jaunt, and Hawksley will present new material with a backing band that his fans know well, including the one and only Mr. Lonely.

SOCK DRIVE

Throughout the Winter Bird Tour, Hawksley is seeking to collect donations of new warm socks for the winter. Socks are typically one of the most needed items on shelters’ lists. Fans are encouraged to bring socks to the show, drop them off at the merch table, and contribute to this simple and worthy humanitarian effort. The socks will be delivered to shelters and community organizations across Canada.

Hawksley has always been a champion of emerging artists, and he welcomes newcomer Fiona Bevan as the Winter Bird Tour opener.

www.hawksleyworkman.com

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TOUR DATES:

ST. JOHN’S, NL: The Rock House, Oct 1
CORNERBROOK, NL: The Palace, Oct 3
WOODY POINT, NL: St. Patrick’s Church, Oct 4
WINNIPEG, MB: West End Cultural Centre, Oct 15
REGINA, SK: Darke Hall, Oct 16
SWIFT CURRENT, SK: Lyric Theatre, Oct 17
SASKATOON, SK: Broadway Theatre, Oct 20
RED DEER, AB: International Beer Haus & Stage, Oct 21
CALGARY, AB: MacEwan Ballroom at the University of Calgary, Oct 22
EDMONTON, AB: Winspear Centre, Oct 23
LETHBRIDGE, AB: Yates Memorial Centre, Oct 24
CANMORE, AB: Communitea Cafe, Oct 25
KELOWNA, BC: The Habitat, Oct 28
VANCOUVER, BC: Commodore Ballroom, Oct 29
VICTORIA, BC: Alix Goolden, Oct 30
MAYNE ISLAND, BC: Agricultural Hall, sOct 31
NELSON, BC: Spiritbar (Hume Hotel), Nov 2
MEDICINE HAT, AB: Esplanade, Nov 3
LLOYDMINISTER, AB: Vic Juba Community Theatre, Nov 4
OTTAWA, ON: Bronson Centre, Nov 13
TORONTO, ON: Phoenix Concert Theatre, Nov 14
WATERLOO, ON: Maxwell’s, November 20
CREEMORE, ON: Avening Community Hall, November 21
HAMILTON, ON: Molson Canadian Studio (at Hamilton Place), Nov 26
LONDON, ON: Aeolian Hall, Nov 27
WHITBY, ON: LiveACT Theatre, Nov 28

WHITEHORSE’S SWEET DISASTER TOUR EXPANDS WITH MORE TOUR DATES IN THE USA IN DECEMBER 2015.

Watch Whitehorse perform “You Get Older” from the album Leave No Bridge Unburned with a mariachi band.
Whitehorse and Leave No Bridge Unburned were recently nominated for 3 Canadian Folk Music Awards, including the Pushing The Boundaries Award, English Songwriter of the Year (Luke Doucet + Melissa McClelland) and Ensemble of the Year.

SWEET DISASTER TOUR

HALIFAX, NS: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Oct 8
SAINT JOHN, NB: Imperial Theatre, Oct 9
WINDSOR, NS: Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre, Oct 10
MONCTON, NB: Capitol Theatre, Oct 14
FREDERICTON, NB: The Playhouse, Oct 15
GEORGETOWN, PE: King’s Playhouse, Oct 16
CHESTER, NS: Chester Playhouse, Oct 17
*BIRMINGHAM, AL: The Saturn Room, Oct 20
*AUSTIN, TX: Parish, Oct 22
*HOUSTON, TX: Walter’s On Washington, Oct 23
*DALLAS, TX: The Loft, Oct 24
*PHOENIX, AZ: Valley Bar, Oct 27
*LOS ANGELES, CA: The Fonda Theatre, Oct 29
*SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Great American Music Hall, Oct 30
*SACRAMENTO, CA: Harlow’s, Oct 31
*PORTLAND, OR: Aladdin Theatre, Nov 3
QUEBEC, QC: Theatre Petit Champlain, Nov 13
LAVAL, QC: Salle André-Mathieu, Nov 14
KITCHENER, ON: Centre In The Square, Nov 21
TORONTO, ON: Ladybird Soiree, Nov 24
BUFFALO, NY: The Tralf, December 6
NEW YORK, NY: Mercury Room, December 8
WILMINGTON, DE: Baby Grant, December 9
RICHMOND, VA: Capital Ale House, December 10
CHARLOTTE, NC: Evening Muse, December 12
TAMPA, FL: Club Jaeb @ Starz Centre, December 14
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL: Mary Porter Ballroom @ Broward Centre, December 15
ATLANTA, GA: Eddie’s Attic, December 17
NASHVILLE, TN: High Watt, December 19

* w/ Noah Gundersen

SIX SHOOTER RECORDS AT AMERICANAFEST 2015

Six Shooter Records is amped to present “Hollywood Honky-Tonker” Sam Outlaw and “Space Cowboy Lovebirds” Whitehorse at AmericanaFest 2015. Sam Outlaw is making his name as a throwback country songwriter with talent and wit to burn. Whitehorse has exploded the concept of a roots duo with their intense and intricate chemistry and live show. Six Shooter Records has released new albums by both in 2015.

Don’t miss the annual Outlaws & Gunslingers Luncheon at Soulshine Pizza on Thursday, September 17, 12-2pm. This year’s lineup begins with songwriter extraordinaire Amelia Curran and ends with rebel rancher Corb Lund. Add the heat of Whitehorse and the wry west coast twang of Sam Outlaw for a daytime blast of the best in country, folk and rock.

AMERICANAFEST SHOWCASES

AMELIA CURRAN
Thursday, September 17 @ 12pm, Soulshine Pizza

SAM OUTLAW
Thursday, September 17 @ 1pm, Soulshine Pizza
Friday, September 18 @ 8pm, 3rd & Lindsley

WHITEHORSE
Thursday, September 17 @ 12:30pm, Soulshine Pizza
Thursday, September 17 @ 7pm, Music City Roots Showcase, The Factory, Franklin

GOOD LOVELIES
Thursday, September 17 @ 8pm, Station Inn
Friday, September 18 @ 12-2pm, Folk Music Canada, Dan McGuiness Pub

DON’T MISS:

MARY GAUTHIER
Thursday, September 17 @ 10pm, The Listening Room
Friday, September 18 @ 11:30am, Country Music Hall of Fame

HENRY WAGONS
Friday, September 18 @ 1:35pm, Soulshine Pizza
Friday, September 18 @ 6pm, Atomic Party, The Groove
Friday, September 18 @ 11pm, The Basement East
Saturday, September 19 @ 11am, Aussie BBQ, The 5 Spot

SHAKEY GRAVES
Performing at Americana Honors & Awards Show @ The Ryman, Sept 16

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WHITEHORSE LAUNCHES THE SWEET DISASTER TOUR WITH STOPS ACROSS THE MARITIMES. USA DATES WITH NOAH GUNDERSEN COMING LATER THIS FALL.

This fall, Whitehorse sets out on The Sweet Disaster Tour, a music marathon that starts where it all began, in Hamilton, ON. Fittingly, Six Shooter has released a new backyard version of “Sweet Disaster” that showcases the beautiful basics, the “Gram and Emmylou” magic at the heart of Whitehorse. See Luke and Melissa strip away the bells and whistles here.

September brings a fistful of shows with Corb Lund and a return to Nashville, TN for the 2015 AmericanaFest.

In October, The Sweet Disaster Tour will cross into the Maritimes for Whitehorse’s first theatre shows in the region since the album’s release in early 2015. On this run, the duo will make stops in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Whitehorse’s previous visit to Nova Scotia was for two sold out shows with the Halifax Symphony Orchestra in 2014.

Leave No Bridge Unburned received praise far and wide, from Rolling Stone, NPR, Toronto Star, Guitar Player and other major publications. On only their second full-length collection, Whitehorse exploded into a full-blown rock and roll outfit, made an impressive run in the Top 5 on the Alternative Radio Chart and played to their largest crowds yet, including a return to another packed Massey Hall in the spring.

Whitehorse also reunites with Canadian tour opener Noah Gundersen for shows in the American south and up the west coast. The itinerary includes a show at the historic Fonda Theatre in LA.

www.whitehorsemusic.ca

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TOUR DATES:

HAMILTON, ON: New Hope Church, Sept 10**
SELLERSVILLE, PA: Sellersville Theatre, Sept 14**
WASHINGTON, DC: Gypsy Sally’s, Sept 15 **
NASHVILLE, TN: Music City Roots, Sept 17**
HALIFAX, NS: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Oct 8
SAINT JOHN, NB: Imperial Theatre, Oct 9
WINDSOR, NB: Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre, Oct 10
MONCTON, NB: Capitol Theatre, Oct 14
FREDERICTON, NB: The Playhouse, Oct 15
GEORGETOWN, PE: King’s Playhouse, Oct 16
CHESTER, NS: Chester Playhouse, Oct 17
BIRMINGHAM, AL: The Saturn Room, Oct 20*
AUSTIN, TX: Parish, Oct 22*
HOUSTON, TX: Walter’s On Washington, Oct 23*
DALLAS, TX: The Loft, Oct 24*
PHOENIX, AZ: Valley Bar, Oct 27*
LOS ANGELES, CA: The Fonda Theatre, Oct 29*
SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Great American Music Hall, Oct 30*
SACRAMENTO, CA: Harlow’s, Oct 31*
PORTLAND, OR: Aladdin Theatre, Nov 3*
QUEBEC, QC: Theatre Petit Champlain, Nov 13
LAVAL, QC: Salle André-Mathieu, Nov 14
KITCHENER, ON: Centre In The Square, Nov 21
TORONTO, ON: Ladybird Soiree, Nov 24

* w/ Noah Gundersen
** w/ Corb Lund

HAWKSLEY WORKMAN’S WINTER BIRD TOUR

Old Cheetah, Hawksley Workman’s 15th album, put its prints in the wet cement in June. The album is another notch in the long career of a creatively restless mind; it marks the time and mood of its maker as much as of its making. The swagger and panache of Hawksley’s early years has given way to the furrowed brows and philosophical unease of mid-life social and political awareness, but the simple truth about it is that the more his music changes, the more Hawksley Workman stays the same.

The songs on Old Cheetah are sexy, swirly and synthy. There are moments of gravity and there are moments of madness. There are songs for Hawksley’s oldest fans and songs for the new ones.

Now, Hawksley Workman takes his band on the road across much of Canada for the Winter Bird Tour. The tour is named for the song on Old Cheetah, an ode to freezing and thawing, one of the great Canadian metaphors for love and life. Instinct is everything.

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Listen to Winter Bird with new lyric video here.

TANYA TAGAQ + OWEN PALLETT JOIN FORCES FOR LIVE AT MASSEY HALL DOUBLE BILL TO CELEBRATE POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE 10th ANNIVERSARY.

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Massey Hall just announced that Tanya Tagaq will be joining forces with Owen Pallett for a special Polaris Music Prize 10th Anniversary Live at Massey Hall show.

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THE STRUMBELLAS OFFER UP A NEW SONG, SPIRITS, COMPLETE WITH LYRIC VIDEO.

SEASON 2 OF DAN’S SPACE VAN HITS THE INTERNET.

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Season 2 / Episode 1
“Zero-G Dingle Balls” 20:38 – Musical Guest Astronaut Chris Hadfield
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS-F5lOH9oM
~ Dan and Chris cruise around, chat about music, zero gravity & lots more. Chris performs his first ever beat poem and a song written on the international space station

Season 2 / Episode 2
“Staring a whole new life” 14:01 – Musical Guest Alysha Brilla*
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJgZ6B-HTrE
~ Dan visits an inspiring young man in British Columbia and goes to buy cookies with Alysha Brilla

Season 2 / Episode 3
“We’re a little bit country & we’re a little bit Star Trek” 19:49 – Musical Guest Hawksley Workman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py49G9iVnAY
~ Dan tours the Town of Vulcan, winds up driving the Space Van in a parade and visits Hawksley Workman. WARNING: High Star Trek content.

SHINE ON: SARAH MCLACHLAN TO HEADLINE INTERSTELLAR RODEO WINNIPEG.

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Interstellar Rodeo Winnipeg is over the moon to announce that Grammy and Juno Award winning singer and songwriter SARAH McLACHLAN, has generously and enthusiastically stepped up to the plate to perform on Friday, August 14, the opening night of the festival. McLachlan’s most recent album is the Gold-certified Shine On.

Six Shooter Records’ Whitehorse will join the stage as Sarah’s backing band for a rare and unique trio performance. Over the course of their careers, Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland have been prominent members of McLachlan’s touring band. In fact, Doucet, a proud Winnipegger, sent McLachlan the initial invitation to join the lineup. Interstellar Rodeo is proud to be a place where an exceptional community of artists can come together in a pinch.

“This show will be divine,” say Winnipeg’s own Sara Stasiuk, Festival Producer. “This is our first Interstellar Rodeo in Winnipeg; we want to demonstrate to present and future audiences how dedicated we are to making this festival something Winnipeggers love and can be proud of year after year.”

McLachlan joins two of Six Shooter Records’ own, iconic wildcard Hawksley Workman and Polaris Music Prize winner Tanya Tagaq, to make a truly world class lineup.

Interstellar Rodeo was saddened by the news of Sinéad O’Connor’s cancellation, and we wish her well. Regarding refunds, our stated policy on the website is: “Tickets are refundable only in the instance of the event being cancelled. Individual artist cancellations will not trigger event cancellation. If one occurs, we will do our best to bring in a replacement artist of similar marquee value.” This policy will remain in place for weekend pass holders. However, if Friday night only ticket holders are not happy with this lineup change, Interstellar Rodeo will issue a refund.

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INTERSTELLAR RODEO EDMONTON’S NEW MARKET + PICNIC AREA BRINGS FINE ART, CRAFT AND MORE TO THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL.

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Seal Cuff by Snowfly, handmade by Cheryl Fennell.

Interstellar Rodeo has expanded the festival site to include a new space called Market + Picnic, which allows the festival to welcome another realm of artists and craftspeople to our event.

The Market + Picnic space showcases fine Albertan artisanship and handiwork, and includes jewelers, painters and curators who focus on prairie talent, themes and materials. Many of this year’s vendors are connected to the Royal Bison community of artisans.

The Market + Picnic space will also feature a covered seating area. The New Moms’ tent will also now be located in this area.

2015 Interstellar Rodeo Market + Picnic Vendors:

Cujo Art – Fine Art Meets Hockey.

Hipbees – Simple, Natural Beeswax Products.

Les Arts Plastiques – Raw Stone Jewelry.

Maria Pace Wynters – Mixed Media Artist.

Penelope Smart – Nomadic Art Gallery.

Poppy Jewelry – Fun, Fresh + Functional Jewelry.

Smithstine Copper – Handmade Copper Jewelry.

Snowfly – Seal Cuffs by Cheryl Fennell.

The Wilfred Kozub Art & Ponder – Art Pieces.

Threadhill – Local Clothing Boutique.

Visit www.interstellarrodeo.com for ticket information and other details.

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Sarah Burwash, Great Heights, watercolour on paper, 11″ x 15″, 2013. This work is part of the “Name Me Prairie” group show curated by Penelope Smart, coming to Interstellar Rodeo’s Market + Picnic area.

Sam Outlaw ‘s “Ghost Town.”

Hollywood honky-tonker Sam Outlaw just released his new video for “Ghost Town” off of his debut album “Angeleno.” You can buy Angeleno on vinyl, CD, and digitally here.